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Is it safe to go off resort in Dominican Republic? Photo Souvenier Photography

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Hi,

 

Contacted Photo Souvenier due to many great reviews about them. We wanted to book a photo session with them. Reno suggested going off the resort to avoid resort fees. Is it safe to go off the resort because many websites have emphasized that it isn't safe. How reputable is Photo Souvenier?

 

I have heard horror stories with safety and want to be secure since rules and laws are different than US. If we opted to stay on the resort and brought outside photographers in, does anyone know what the cost is?

 

Any suggestions would be great! Thanks!!!

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The Dominican Republic is perfectly safe imo. I didn't get married there but I have visited and never once felt in danger. I think as with other places, use your street smarts and don't be and easy target but I wouldn't be too concerned about leaving the resort.

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I have been to the DR before and have taken a bus from the resort to go on a horse back riding excursion, and I, personally, would not feel safe in general. I'm sure there are areas where it would be fine, I would just be a little nervous. It's a very iffy area still. Just, my opinion though.

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My good friend just spent her honeymoon (10 full days, in March 2010) in the DR. They had a blast and traveled all over. They loved thier resort and wished they could stay longer! Just be smart about your travel plans if you are venturing away from your resort.

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We were just there earlier this month and it seemed safe to me. Granted, I live/work in a city and I've traveled to many sketchier places so some of it might be perspective. We took cabs around which was pretty pricey - but I didn't feel unsafe at all!

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Photosouvenir live and work in the Dominican Republic and have taken many couples off resort to photograph their TTDs. There are sketchy places in DR, just like any other place (our home countries included), but Photosouvenir is a reputable company and I'm sure also that they would know safe places to take you. If you're still not comfortable, then see if they can arrange to shoot on the beach near (but not at) your resort.

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Thanks for all the advice!! My husband looked up stuff on the internet about Dominican Republic and there are a few scares about tourists going off resort and their complaints. It is a very poor country and at times Police are in on it. It just makes you cautious because laws are different in the US.

 

 

Photo Souvenir seems to be a reputable company due to reviews but you just never know. So I was just hoping to see if anyone has experienced the island or with photo souvenier!

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