We are a gay female couple in our 20's travelling to the Dominican Republic 25th July for a week. We are staying at BlueBay Villas Doradas in Puerto Plata.
We are hoping that we wont be met by any homophobia and really don't want to have to spend the week pretending to be friends, so if anyone could tell us of their experience that would be great!
We are not overtly affectionate in public anyway because there is a time and a place, nobody wants to see a couple all over each other - but subtle gestures such as holding hands etc we are hoping wont cause a fuss???
We are looking at doing around 3 excursions and after checking out reviews on here are looking at
- paradise island
- puerto plata city tour (mountain cable car)
we are aware that buying them from people on the beach/outside the hotel will cost a lot less than from the rep, but again any advise or recommendations to do another trips or reasons not to do these particular trips would be gratefully received!
One last note, we are travelling from the UK - we were planning on exchanging our money for pesos for the majority of spending and american dollars for tips... is this the best way to do it and what is the tipping system, what are you expected to tip for and how much??
thanks to everyone who takes the time to reply we really appreciate it :o)