This Is the Most Popular Destination in the Caribbean—Here's Why

Tropical vacations are beyond ideal… There's the lush landscape, brilliant blue waters, glimmering sunshine, vibrant local culture, delicious food, and relaxed island pace. Today we're highlighting a Caribbean destination that packs offers all that and then some: the Dominican Republic. As one of the most geographically robust islands in the region, there's never a dull moment here, so it's no wonder that it's the most popular destination in the Carribean

To learn about the best things to do in the Dominican Republic from someone who knows it well, we tapped Alicia Johnson, Lonely Planet's Central America and Caribbean destination editor. Whether you're craving an urban experience, a mountainside adventure, or a coastal retreat, her insider tips will give you the Caribbean vacation you've been dreaming of.