Dominican Republic Beach Resorts and Baseball

ISLANDS photographer Jon Whittle showcases the secret scenery of the Dom Rep in this photo gallery from his Dominican Republic Wish List trip.

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While many travelers to the Dominican Republic head to Punta Cana, Playa Preciosa on the North Coast of the island is a beach made for daydreams. See more of Jon's Dominican Republic photos.Jon Whittle
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Dominican Republic beach resorts don't get much more picturesque than the Golden Dolphin Villa on the North Coast. It's truly golden when captured by Jon Whittle at just the right time of day. See more of Jon's Dominican Republic photos.Jon Whittle
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The Golden Dolphin Villa has its own baseball field, which makes this one of the greatest island resorts in the world -- if you love baseball. See more of Jon's Dominican Republic photos.Jon Whittle
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For Jon's Dominican Republic trip, the Golden Dolphin Villa was a great home base for exploring the surrounding baseball culture. See more of Jon's Dominican Republic photos.Jon Whittle
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The Golden Dolphin Villa is striking for its home-run style. See more of Jon's Dominican Republic photos.Jon Whittle
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At Playa Breton (a.k.a. Cabo Francis) on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic, sometimes the most beautiful images come when you look straight up. See more of Jon's Dominican Republic photos.Jon Whittle
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The grounds of the Golden Dolphin Villa are ripe for exploring. See more of Jon's Dominican Republic photos.Jon Whittle
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The North Coast of the Dominican Republic could be one of the most scenic places in all the Caribbean, especially when you see sights like El Saltadero waterfall. See more of Jon's Dominican Republic photos.Jon Whittle
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Jon likes taking close-ups of flowers, insects and the occasional Dominican lizard. See more of Jon's Dominican Republic photos.Jon Whittle
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The view from The Palace is one of those take-your-breath-away Caribbean vistas that posters are made of. See more of Jon's Dominican Republic photos.Jon Whittle
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The Palace itself is designed into the natural surroundings of the Dominican Republic's beautiful North Coast. See more of Jon's Dominican Republic photos.Jon Whittle
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The Palace at Playa Grande on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic is another beautiful beach resort made for a luxurious escape. See more of Jon's Dominican Republic photos.Jon Whittle
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The best of baseball and the best of the Dominican Republic come together in a game at Santiago Stadium. See more of Jon's Dominican Republic photos.Jon Whittle
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For a higher level of Dominican Republic baseball, take in a game at Santiago Stadium with the Aguilas Cibaenas home team and its mascots. See more of Jon's Dominican Republic photos.Jon Whittle