Honeymoons in the Dominican Republic

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Dominican Republic Overview

A vibrant and lively island that is full of history and culture as well as stunning scenery, the Dominican Republic may be the perfect honeymoon destination for you. With endless opportunities for relaxation as well as excitement, there is plenty to see and do. Why not stay on one of the islands hotel resorts to experience all that the Dominican republic has to offer.

With a year round summer climate, powder white beaches and lush mountainous rainforests, why not consider the Dominican Republic for your honeymoon location. With regular flights from South Africa, you'll soon be able to relax and unwind on this fabulous island. Once you tire of the beach why not explore the old town of Santo Domingo which is full of Spanish history and culture. Take a step back in time when you visit Altos de Chavon, a re-created 16th century Spanish village full of terracotta coloured buildings housing art galleries, artisan studios, shops and restaurants. Spend the day on a riverboat cruising Chavon River as it winds its way through lush countryside. Follow an alpine trail to see the spectacular waterfalls at Jarabacoa as they plunge some 196 feet. Or take a cable car to the top of Mount Isabel des Torres where you'll be rewarded with views of the whole island. With so much to see and do, memories of your honeymoon in the Dominican Republic will stay with you forever.

Key Facts for the Dominican Republic

Currency: Peso

Capital: Santo Domingo

Language: Spanish

Flight time: 9 hours from Johannesburg

When to Honeymoon in the Dominican Republic

When to go:
– With its year round summer temperatures, any time is good to go. Americans tend to visit from December to April to escape their colder climates and Europeans tend to frequent June to August. The hurricane seasons runs from June to November with hurricanes most likely in August or September.

Flight information:

– Multiple carriers operate between Johannesburg and Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic and Delta Airline fly via Dubai and New York with a duration of 23 hours including connections.


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Getting Married in the Dominican Republic

If you're looking for a lively tropical island on which to hold your wedding ceremony then look no further than the Dominican Republic. Full of Spanish history and culture, besides lush countryside and stunning beaches, it's not hard to see why weddings abroad in the Dominican Republic are so appealing. Whether you want the tradition of a church or the relaxed feel of the beach, there are venues to suit even the most discerning of couples. With lots of inclusive hotel resorts to choose from or smaller boutique size hotels all able to help host your reception, you'll be stuck for choice. One thing's for sure, your special day will be an unforgettable experience.

Marriage Requirements

Dominican Republic

Unlike some of the other Caribbean islands, there is no minimum waiting time before you can get married, nor do you require a blood test. You will need to nominate two witnesses and have to hand your passports and birth certificates. You will also need a legalised Spanish single status certificate for each party. The cost of the marriage certificate is between US$60-100. Once you're married you will be handed a document to prove this and will then be able to request a local Justice of the Peace to issue a Marriage Certificate. To learn more visit http://www.islandbrides.com/destination/Dominican+Republic/requirements/15/