Palm-fringed beaches, glorious white sand and a booming economy are encouraging tourists and property investors to flock to the Caribbean paradise- The Dominican Republic. Read on for details.
The Caribbean islands are famous for there perfect shores, heavenly views and warm temperatures and The Dominican Republic is no different. However the island’s popularity has been rocketing with records revealing an 8 percent increase in the number of visitors to the island in 2008.
According to Experience International, the number of tourists flying to The Dominican Republic is set to reach up to 5 million people in less than 5 years. What’s more the Central Bank claims the island welcomed 1.6 million tourists in just the first four months of 2008.
The recent study on the popularity of The Dominican Republic has been put down to dedicated investment into tourist facilities, infrastructure and real estate from both government and private sectors. Visitor numbers have increased annually as a result of these improvements on the island.
Not only are tourists increasingly attracted to the sophisticated island for its ideal Caribbean features for short term vacations, but more of us our purchasing holiday homes on the island too, claims new research.
“Not only is the nation affordable and committed to maintaining its accessible status as one of the most reasonably priced Caribbean destinations, but millions of dollars of investment are going into everything from golf courses to marinas,” says Worboys.
If that’s not all the World Tourism Organization is also crowning The Dominican Republic as ‘the Caribbean’s Number One Destination’.