There was a time in the not-so-distant past when the first thing travelers thought of when they considered a trip to the Dominican Republic (often referred to simply as the DR) was an inexpensive all-inclusive vacation.
Though the no-muss, no-fuss vacation still drives the DR’s tourism industry, the country has recently begun trading in its reputation for inexpensive vacations and billing itself as a luxury destination. Nowhere is this new focus more prevalent than Casa Da Campo, a luxury resort for well-heeled travelers and celebrities, who seek a private gated community with villas and butler service.
What You Need to Know
This former sugar cane plantation is now a sprawling tropical holiday estate with world-class golf and professional polo, as well as beaches, water sports, a luxury spa, and gourmet dining. The property comprises guest rooms, casitas, and private villas--fully staffed with a private pool.
Touted as the one of the best golf resorts in the world, Casa de Campo is best known for its 3 Pete Dye golf courses that include Teeth of the Dog, which is the #1 ranked course in the Caribbean. But really, the property is an active traveler’s paradise. Here, you’ll find an equestrian center featuring polo and a shooting course. Plus, there’s a newly renovated beach club, a marina, seven restaurants, and three private beaches.
Who Will Love It
First and foremost, golf enthusiasts will love this property. And active travelers will appreciate all that there is to do, from tennis to polo to some incredible excursions. It’s impossible to be bored here. In fact, the property even has its own movie theater, equipped with three screens, stadium-type seating, leather seats, and digital sound.
Who Might Not
Someone who prefers a hotel in the middle of a city, might crave action at Casa de Campo. That said, there is plenty on offer at this property.
The golf course would rank highly for those who play. In addition, the ocean front villas are spectacular. Guests who stay here have access to their own golf cart, a daily breakfast prepared in the villa, butler service, welcome beverages and appetizers, along with personalized concierge service.
Each guest has access to their own golf cart, wifi, luxury bath amenities, access to the fitness center, and more.
Fees and Extra Costs You Should Know About
Activities at the resort are an extra cost.
How to Get a Deal
Check out Casa de Campo’s offers page, where you’ll find packages for the holidays, winter, working from paradise, and more.
In the Neighborhood
The hotel is located on the southeast coast of the Dominican Republic in La Romana.
Casa de Campo has its very own airport, located just five minutes from check-in at the resort; it’s serviced by many additional charter flights from the US, Canada, Latin America, and Europe. The Santo Domingo International Airport and the Punta Cana International Airport are each 50 minutes away from the property.
The Bottom Line
For a luxury vacation in the Caribbean that offers private villas, exemplary service, and a host of activities--Casa de Campo fits the bill in every way.