I donot recommend the DR unless you are prepared to pay bribes and speak spanish.
I had some very bad encounters with the military. Actually nothing that money
The general population are great and if you get to Lupern you will meet a gentleman that owns the moorings named Papa . He can get supplies water
.And the mooring
balls only 2 dollars per night .
He does speak English
but does not act as a go-between to the military.
Have a safe journey and enjoy.