In Costa Dorada, the hotel restaurants mix up Brit staples with Spanish-influenced dishes, like paprika-flavoured cocido stew. You can get Dominican bites over in Puerto Plata. One of the favourites is la bandera – AKA the flag – which is white rice, chicken breast and green plantains. Wash it all down with a long glass of mamajuana – a mix of Caribbean rum, honey and cinnamon tea. The rustic version comes with real twigs in.