In addition to miles of gleaming, white-sand beaches, the Dominican Republic has mountains, tropical rain forests, cascading waterfalls, mangrove jungles and caves with Taino Indian pictoglyphs. Nowhere else in the world can travelers find such a blend of European, African and Taíno cultures that translate into a rich diversity of art, music, sports and cuisine.
With year-round warm, sunny skies, the Dominican Republic is renowned as a winter escape. But vacations here are just as amazing and much more affordable in the summer and early fall. DAE members can find excellent availability and tremendous value this time of year. This is the time to vacation like A-listers — without having their unlimited budget.
“When searching availability for the Dominican Republic or any destination, be sure to check often for continual updates on daelive.com,” advises Cheryl Street, DAE US Office Marketing Coordinator. “Keep in mind though the weeks that show up on the site are just a starting point. More than 50% of DAE’s exchange confirmations are the result of our exChange Agents fulfilling member requests. That means a huge number of weeks are never loaded onto our site, because before doing anything else, we check to see if a member has asked for the same week.
“If you don’t see an available week for a resort you like, then put in a request for it,” Street continues. “Requests are a free member service and an excellent way to get the vacation you want. DAE membership also is free. Whether you’re currently a member or not, you can search availability in real time on daelive.com with no financial obligation.”
Luxury and Adventure
In the Dominican Republic, stunning scenery, varied activities and extensive beach resort development in Punta Cana and other coastal regions draw vacationers from around the world. There’s something here for everyone – families, couples, older travelers, history and culture buffs, and adventure seekers.
Dominican culture reflects the country’s history. The nation’s capital, Santo Domingo, was the site of the first permanent European settlement in the New World. Founded in 1496, the Colonial City continues to flourish as a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is a showcase of European firsts in the Americas: the first paved street, first hospital, first university and first cathedral. Today, Santo Domingo is a vibrant city, where museums, ballet and opera are side-by-side with outstanding professional baseball clubs and hip bars, restaurants and sidewalk cafes on Plaza de España.
There’s more to explore than history in the Dominican Republic, where the diverse terrain is perfect for outdoor adventures. The interior section of the country is mountainous and filled with spectacular hiking trails, waterfalls and crystal clear rivers. From Santo Domingo, outdoor enthusiasts head north to Jarabacoa and Constanza for mountain climbing, hiking, horseback riding and rafting. Further north, the coast is renowned for snorkeling, sailing and windsurfing. Another favorite pastime on the North Coast is soaking up the sun at Bahía de Samaná, while watching humpback whales just off the coast.
For the ultimate beach retreat, visit Punta Cana, on the East Coast, recognized internationally as one of the world’s greatest stretches of long, golden-white sand beaches. This region is famous for its restaurants, nightlife and luxurious resorts spread over miles of beautiful shoreline.
The Dominican Republic is a hole in one for golf as well. DAE members can choose from executive and full 18-hole courses suitable for the novice golfer and those looking for more of a challenge. Among the exceptional courses here are Roco Ki, La Cana and Punta Espada at Cap Cana, all in Punta Cana, and Casa de Campo in nearby La Romana.
No matter where members go, they will enjoy excellent food. Many dishes reflect Latin American influences, with rice, beans and seafood, but with traditional Taíno ingredients, including yucca and plantains. Art is also key to the local culture. Dominican craftspeople create brilliant figurines and jewelry from native mediums like amber, coconut husk and guano. For many Dominicans, though, the greatest source of national pride is baseball (beisbol). A large number of players in the U.S. major and minor leagues hail from the Dominican Republic, including such greats as Pedro Martinez, Alex Rodriguez and Sammy Sosa.
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About DAE (Dial An Exchange)
DAE is the world’s leading independently-owned vacation exchange provider. With an established network of resort partners, DAE offers exchange availability at thousands of resorts in the most exciting destinations around the globe.
DAE’s approach to exchange is simple – a platform that is easy to use and puts members’ needs first. No hidden fees, complicated rules or trading powers. It’s why DAE has grown to become the largest privately owned exchange provider since opening its doors in 1997 – now servicing over 1.5 million timeshare owners worldwide, including 550,000 direct members.
Through innovation and value-added service, DAE has changed exchange. DAE helps owners to easily understand how to use their exchange services to get more out of their vacation ownership investment. Their low-cost business model offers a value proposition second to none whilst generating lead opportunities for Developers, HOAs, Resorts and industry partners alike.
With 10 global offices located across North America, the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific, South Africa and the Middle East, DAE delivers a range of products and services to businesses in the timeshare industry to achieve their goals and objectives – providing local solutions with a global outlook.
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