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Casa de Campo Resort & Villas

Alisha O'Malley November 24, 2017

The Dominican Republic is often overlooked by those seeking a memorable Caribbean holiday, and yet its intoxicating culture, palm-clad coastlines and vibrant local communities really are hard to beat. So if you’ve set your sights on exploring more of this fascinating and beautiful region and you’re looking for the perfect retreat to complement the island’s charms, then look no further than the Casa de Campo Resort & Villas.

Best time to visit: A year-round destination, the driest months are December–March. However, months that consist of brief showers and sunshine such as May–November are also worth serious consideration.

Expert tip: "Personally, I loved Altos de Chavón, a replica of a 16th Century Mediterranean village, very popular with art students who visit to be inspired by the architecture and stunning views." Martyn, Caribbean Destination Executive

The Wow Factor – escape, enjoy and relax

As a member of the prestigious Leading Hotels of the World organisation, you can be assured of exceptional standards of luxury at Casa de Campo. Offering outstanding levels of hospitality, cuisine, plus a wide range of facilities and experiences, this is your opportunity to enjoy a holiday that is as active or as laidback as you prefer.  This resort has it all, from land-based to water sports, wellness programmes, or catamaran excursions to hideaway beaches, all combined with warm and friendly service amid spectacular and tranquil surroundings.

Altos de Chavón – setting the stage 

You’ll struggle to find a prettier setting in the Dominican Republic than the 16th century-style Mediterranean village, Altos de Chavón, whose cobblestone streets are home to shops, boutiques and studios showcasing unique creations from artists from all over the world. In this exciting centre for performance, art and design, you can also discover the Archaeological Regional Museum, curating works that highlight the history and heritage of the island including many pre-Columbian artefacts. 

Time your visit just right and you’ll be in for a treat at the 5,000 seater Grecian-style amphitheatre that is the centrepiece of this impressive development. Inaugurated by none other than Frank Sinatra, the amphitheatre has played host to a dazzling array of stars, including Sting, Elton John, Gloria Estefan, Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez and Placido Domingo, and will welcome you to unforgettable open air performances with breath-taking views over the Chavón River.

Golf – A paradise of sporting pleasure

Prepare to be met by the greenest fairways rolling away into the tropical distance, as you plant your tee into the lush turf, assessing the challenge that lies ahead. There are three championship courses to pit your wits against: Dye Fore, The Links, plus the number one course in the Caribbean: the Teeth of the Dog. The phrase spoiled for choice springs to mind – but then you could say that of the entire Casa de Campo experience. Whether overlooking the Chavón River, bordering the ocean or carved through spectacular scenery with mountainous backdrops and cliff-side holes, these sublime courses should top the wish-list of every golf enthusiast. 

The Marina – one stop shop and sailing stop

The Marina offers yet another port of call for guests of this astounding resort, a place of adventure or an opportunity to unwind – the choice is yours. Stroll across the waterfront and shop or dine at your leisure at the stores and restaurants that nestle by the quayside. Embark on sports fishing excursions, or sailing enthusiasts can set sail for sunset cruises and cocktails. If the mood takes you, you can even find the boat of your dreams to purchase here – the sky is the limit at the Casa de Campo.

 

Guest suites and villas - luxurious Caribbean living

You’ll find the stylish and contemporary suites and villas are perfect for either couples seeking privacy, or spacious and well equipped for the perfect family holiday. There’s high speed internet, flat screen televisions and unlimited use of the fitness centre. The villas will provide you with a real home from home atmosphere, featuring sublime views and private pools. What’s more, you’ll have your own golf buggy as standard to make getting about the resort smooth and effortless.

Dining out – indulge your appetite

Treat your taste buds to world class dining experiences throughout your holiday, where no two meals are ever the same. Embark on an international culinary tour and sample the Asian flavours of Pubbelly Sushi, before indulging in the Spanish cuisine at La Casita, not forgetting the traditional Dominican dishes sizzling away at Lago or choose your perfect spot at Minitas Bar and Restaurant and immerse yourself amid the stunning sea views. If this wide choice of bars and lounges does not suit your mood, why not take advantage of the services of a private chef for that special occasion and dine in your suite or villa.

Where to next: 

Combine the Dominican Republic with the nearby island of Puerto Rico, exploring the Old Town of San Juan, kayaking through bio-luminescence bays, or exploring the tranquil beauty of the island of Vieques.

                            If you still can’t decide what you’re looking for, but need more advice and inspiration, visit our Caribbean pages and start planning your island-paradise holiday of a lifetime.