WHEN TO GO
The Caribbean doesn’t do cold. These islands are toasty all year round, with temperatures hovering in the mid to high 20s. Some islands can get even hotter, but you can expect a nice breeze to cool down any stickiness. In winter, you’re looking at around the 25°C mark. Whenever you go, you might get a couple of short-but-heavy downpours during your trip – it’s what keeps the islands looking so nice and green. And June to November is considered hurricane season, but storms aren’t that common, plus Aruba’s outside the hurricane belt, anyway.
Average monthly temperature and rainfall for Caribbean.
TEMPERATURE (°C)RAINFALL (mm)
Passports and Visas
British citizens must have a valid passport to visit the Dominican Republic. You’ll need a tourist card, too. You can pick one up when you get there for US$10, or from the Embassy of the Dominican Republic in London. For the most up-to-date passport and visa info, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/dominican-republic/entry-requirements
For more information visit the Foreign Office website - www.fco.gov.uk/en/
Health & Safety
You should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance to cover you while you’re away. It’s also a good idea to get a Hepatitis A jab at least two weeks before you go. For the latest health and safety info, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/dominican-republic/health