Most popular tropical vacation destinations that people think of in the Dominican Republic are in Punta Cana or La Romana on the east coast of the island of Hispaniola. These are beautiful areas with white sandy beaches and big beautiful resorts.
If you are looking for a more unspoiled, natural tropical vacation, you might want to think of the Samana Peninsula, on the north side of the country. Here’s a short video that shows some of the beauty of this area.
If you like the large resort, all-inclusive atmosphere, you can find that here too, but you can also find small, intimate properties.