In the middle of the Caribbean, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, lies a small little island called La Hispaniola. La Hispaniola is divided into two countries: the Dominican Republic and Haiti.
On the coast of the eastern side of the Dominican Republic, there’s a city called La Romana. And inside that city is one of the most magical places I’ve been, Casa de Campo.
For me, Casa de Campo is like home but for tourists. It includes a 7,000-acres resort with a hotel, villas, restaurants, spas, private beaches, a marina, an amphitheater, and so much more. The scenery is too beautiful!
There are too many spots to enjoy or simply look at. And it’s not just a beautiful place, it’s the perfect tropical paradise that makes you feel at peace and safe. It’s simply a sublime experience.
It’s a wonderful place to relax, enjoy the beautiful landscapes and share with good company. People visit Casa de Campo all year due to its summer weather all year long. It’s been a luxury travel destination since the 1970s and it continues to grow.
It’s like a little town, convenient and safe. Everything is within reach. People enjoy commuting in Vespas, golf carts, or bikes from place to place.
Minitas is a private beach inside the resort. Choose from kayaking, tanning, swimming, snorkeling, paddle boating, and windsurfing. There’s an activity for every personality.
There are also food trucks by the beach and a delicious restaurant called Beach Club by Le Cirque where food and refreshing piña coladas can be enjoyed while watching the Caribbean Sea.
La Marina is where the Chavon River and the Caribbean Sea meet. It includes restaurants, bars, boutiques, docking facilities, apartments, a movie theater, and a Yacht Club. It may seem like one place, but it has endless possibilities only reached by boat.
What many consider the most beautiful of Casa de Campo is Palmilla. Palmilla is a crystal clear beach surrounded by miles and miles of emerald green palm trees. Since it is located in the East National Park, there are no roads that lead there, the only way of going is by a 25-minute boat ride.
When arriving, the water is astonishingly clear and starfish can be seen on the seafloor. Pale white sands, the whole seaside filled with green palm trees, it’s a real-life postcard picture. Everyone is enjoying the sunlight in their own way, soaking up the salty air. Some are dancing, some are tanning and some are swimming.
As the sun starts to set the waters begin to get warmer and everyone starts to admire the unique sunset. Some of the other beaches reached only by boat are Catalina Island and Saona Island. Each of them is beautiful in its own way.
Altos de Chavon is a 16th-century replica of a Mediterranean village overlooking the Chavon River. It contains a rock-built church, restaurants, bars, museums, and an amphitheater.
The amphitheater has been the stage for many talented artists including Frank Sinatra, Andrea Bocelli, Sting, and many more. When there’s no event, the amphitheater remains open for visits and some people use it to work out.
The sporting life is filled with opportunities. Some of the golf courses were designed by Pete Dye and are ranked worldwide. The three golf courses are Dye Fore, Teeth of Dog, and The Links.
My favorite is Teeth of Dog because more than 12 holes are on the border of the sea and have amazing views to enjoy while playing. It’s appealing to the sight, making the game more enjoyable.
Casa de Campo also has a shooting range and a sand court on the beach for friendly soccer matches. There’s also space to escape from reality and indulge in the spas. Or even just admire the millions of breathtaking views and get inspired by nature and create memories that will last forever.
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