Sunday, July 7, 2019

Our Trip to the Dominican Republic

In June we went to the Dominican Republic. We had a great time and returned home alive and well. Warning... this is a photo heavy post

We didn't let the media stories and worried texts from from family and friends prevent us from enjoying our trip

We stayed at the Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus in Bayahibe. The resort was beautiful and the people were so friendly. We've been to several different Caribbean islands and the Dominicans were by far the friendliest. The beaches and water were more beautiful than any other island we've seen. I see why so many people go to the Dominican.

We enjoyed the Star Prestige Beach Club

The grounds and decor are stunning. We were in awe of the beauty of the resort

There are different types of birds to see at the resort

Ireland enjoyed the fish therapy and hair braiding

She made a friend named Chocolate
Dressel Divers Dive shop was located at our resort and we went on the Saona Island excursion

Our boat for the trip to Saona
We snorkeled on the way to the island and spent time on the boat drinking, listening to music and dancing. I really hope Ireland doesn't read this post... she would be mad about the photos

Ireland made a few friends on the boat ride
The beaches of Saona were so beautiful

We had a wonderful time and never felt unsafe. I really hope the DR is not affected negatively by the recent events. Many of the hardworking people depend on tourism to survive and would never hurt any tourist.

On a different note... I bought a new Mac computer! After being without a computer for over a year (or two), I can look forward to blogging again... Using a phone to blog is no fun.


  1. Ireland has matured into a beautiful young woman! Love the pictures! What a beautiful place to visit. Thanks!

  2. So happy to see your post tonight! Your photos are lovely.
    It surely does look like a fantastic place to visit but as you say, you know the main thing that has been on the news lately about the Dominican Republic!
    Look forward to more posts this year from you!

  3. I can't believe how old Ireland is, and beautiful I might add. Your vacation sounded wonderful Liz, so glad to see you posting again.