Since it opened in La Romana almost 50 years ago, CASA DE CAMPO Resort & Villas has been a favourite luxury destination for discerning travelers and celebrities the world over who relish the private gated community for its safe and exclusive setting. Known as the premier Caribbean golf resort, the 3 Pete Dye golf courses include Teeth of the Dog, which is the #1 ranked course in the Caribbean.
Casa de Campo (Spanish for "Country House") is a Ponderosa-style tropical seaside resort in La Romana on the southeast coast of the Dominican Republic. It was developed in 1975 by Gulf+Western on 7,000 acres of its Central Romana sugar mill's land. The property was originally a retreat for Charles Bluhdorn, who built his estate in 1975 on Gulf+Western's sugar mill property, Central Romana. When he died in 1983, it became the first resort in the country.
The activities and amenities at the resort are all world class — 7 outstanding restaurants including the stunning new Minitas Beach Club, a Marina, Equestrian Center featuring Polo, Shooting Course, great shopping and 3 private pristine white sand beaches.
Set on 7,000 acres of manicured grounds that include a river and a stunning replica of a 16th-century Mediterranean village, the posh Casa de Campo Dominican Republic is one of the top properties in the region. Unlike at most Dominican resorts, no one's piled on top of one another here. There's plenty of room to roam, and rooms, suites and villas are spread over a huge area with an appealing mix of manicured gardens and wilder areas.
Although the hotel’s Minitas Beach is somewhat smaller than others found in the area, finding a lounger is never a problem and the vibe is relaxing. However, Casa de Campo certainly does not feel deserted and has a lively atmosphere, with some foot (or golf cart) traffic in common areas, and dozens of activities (mostly sports) to take part in.
Interiors are elegant and stylish but don’t feel stuffy. The lobby is bright and airy, with an indoor-outdoor feel, high wooden ceilings, and lots of white seating. Natural wood finishes and dark contemporary lamps stand out against the beige marble-like floors and white walls. Huge windows let in lots of light and bring in the outdoors. This elegant yet streamlined design continues in restaurants and other common spaces, where comfortable seating on wooden decks surrounded by palm trees gives the property a laid-back, peaceful vibe.
Golf is the main draw here, although it’s certainly not the only. Teeth of the Dog, the daringly named signature course, is easily one of the best courses in the Caribbean.
Casa de Campo Resort and Villas offers a range of hotel rooms to ensure you always stay in comfort and style while visiting the Dominican Republic. Choose from the newly renovated Superior Casita Rooms to be close to the courses or the spacious Elite Suites, for when you need a little extra space. Each and every room comes equipped with luxury amenities and features.
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Casa de Campo villas are truly exquisite. Every villa is staffed and features a private pool, stylish living areas, and unique touches. Guests receive a welcome amenity upon arrival, daily breakfast prepared at the villa, private maid service, a dedicated concierge, golf carts and use of the fitness center.
Casa de Campo is a destination-within-a-destination spread out over 7,000 tropical acres, all 247 guest rooms and suites are surrounded by gardens and golf course views. All rooms and villas include complimentary 4-passenger golf carts that guests can use to explore the property throughout their stay.
Minitas Beach is immaculate -- there is not a single piece of garbage to be found anywhere. The sand is soft, and a manmade reef several hundred feet out keeps the water especially calm and safe for young children. Lifeguards are on duty daily. Water sports are available, and all non-motorized sports are included in the all-inclusive supplement plan.
The Beach Club serves as the beachside restaurant, offering tasty lunch and dinner options, in addition to some shops and a massage pavilion.
On a Caribbean island where enormous pools serve as the nexus of many a mega-resort, the pools at the Casa de Campo can seem small.
There is a total of six pools, including two in the main area, one by the tennis clubhouse, and three at Minitas Beach Club. the Beach Club also features three pools, including an infinity adults-only pool, a kiddy pool, and a family-friendly one with panoramic sea views. Loungers around the adults-only pool are an extra charge. Despite their relatively compact size, they are pristinely kept and rarely loud or rowdy.
The intimate, secluded spa takes advantage of its natural setting among lush greenery with numerous outdoor treatment areas.
The fitness center at Casa de Campo is big and modern. Located in the main area of the resort, it features two large rooms -- one equipped with cardio machines with personal TVs, balls, mats, and free weights; the other with weight-training equipment. Personal trainers are available for private sessions, as are group fitness classes, some of which are an extra charge.
Altos de Chavon
Set overlooking the river, Altos de Chavon is a striking replica of a 16th-century Mediterranean village, with streets, a main square, several buildings, and even a church. It also features gorgeous views, tasty restaurants, numerous shops, and the hotel's small archaeological museum.
Unlike the mega-resorts of Punta Cana, Casa de Campo does not offer the sometimes kitschy (but often fun) daytime activities such as poolside dancing or limbo. But it does offer plenty of nighttime entertainment for adults and families. Although not offered every night, live music -- which often leads to dancing -- at the restaurants and bars is a frequent occurrence, and the amphitheater at Altos de Chavon has brought in plenty of big names for concerts and shows.
As a huge resort community, Casa De Campo has plenty of on-site activities to offer. There is a great trap and skeet shooting range, a full-service marina, and a tennis club with 13 courts and a pool. The beautiful equestrian center features horse stables and polo fields. The all-inclusive package includes unlimited horseback riding lessons.
There are about a dozen restaurants in the Casa de Campo La Romana community, providing a wide variety and outstanding food. Favorites include:
At the heart of the Casa de Campo Resort & Villas, La Caña Bar & Restaurant takes its name from the sugar cane crops that surround the town of La Romana and have been the driving force of the local economy since the 1900s. The restaurant highlights and elevates local ingredients within the context of French-inspired fare. Guests congregate at the bar and lounge area on a nightly basis to enjoy the sounds of local live music as well as hand-rolled cigars and an extensive selection of Dominican rums.
The shimmering waters of the Caribbean Sea have long been a source of inspiration. And at La Casita, everything we do is influenced and inspired by this great body of water. Its Spanish-inspired dishes focused on fresh, local seafood complement perfectly with this stunning location. Dine on our famous paella in the open air and watch yachts coming and going, or simply watch as the sun sinks from the sky into the calm ocean beyond.
MINITAS BEACH CLUB & RESTAURANT
The beach club is immersed in a tropical beachfront landscape, offers sweeping views of the Caribbean Sea, and unquestionably one of the best sunsets on the island. Discover the expansive pool deck with its infinity pool, enjoy specialty house cocktails at the ocean-view bar or delight yourself with a memorable meal at the restaurant.
Chilango Restaurant — a fun, contemporary taquería situated in Altos de Chavón. With a breathtaking location overlooking Plaza Chavón and the Church, this casual and affordable spot will be just right for a no-fuss meal with the big, bold flavors of everyone’s favorite Mexican street food.
Featuring an exquisite international menu with a Mediterranean flair, SBG is a luxurious and elegant venue for a casual dinner, or an evening’s worth of entertainment. Dine by the pool, enjoying a chic and sophisticated vibe, with an occasional DJ appearance or live band.
BRASA FOOD TRUCK
Brasa was created to embrace the boldness and variety of street food flavors with the same quality standards held by every restaurant inside the resort. Brasa´s current menu offers fresh salads and ceviches, delicious fried goods, grilled platters, hamburgers and Argentinian choripán, something for every taste.
MASSA FOOD TRUCK
Massa features creative and classical pizzas and flatbreads. Long-fermented Sourdough bases cooked in our wood fired oven.
You can visit the truck at Minitas Beach