Even our golf courses need a Summer break !

dsc00105_0

 

Casa de Campo is the top golf resort in the Caribbean and to stay that way our beautiful courses need to close down for maintenance. So you can still play during your vacation stay, please check the schedule below :

Teeth of the Dog : June 26 – July 28
Dye Fore Chavón : June 4 – July 2
Dye Fore Marina : May 8 – June 4
Dye Fore Lakes : October 2 – 22
The Links : August 7 – September 3

The very good news : you can now also enjoy discounted rates : Rates for May 1 through October 31

  TEETH OF THE DOG     DYE FORE THE LINKS
Registered Casa de Campo Guest $195 ($100 savings) $185
($65 savings)
$125
($15 savings)
Outside Guests $295 $250 $140

All registered Casa de Campo Guests must present their resort ID at the time of check-in for their round. If you are unable to provide your guest card or prove you´re registered guest you will be charged the non-resort fee.All rates include 18% tax and are per person, per round. All rates include green fee, cart fee, bag storage, driving range use. All prices are subject to change without notice. All prices are in USD.

 

CNN travel ranks Casa de Campo #6 on its 12 top getaways in Mexico and the Caribbean

Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic

Casa de Campo Resort & Villas covers a whopping 7,000 verdant acres, meaning personalized privacy is guaranteed. Guests can choose from hotel rooms, suites or luxury villas for those wanting to really kick back in style.
There’s a polo club if you need to work on your game, a 370-berth marina for the yacht, a tennis center and even a 245-acre shooting club.
Golf is a specialty with three famously tough courses, including the ominously named Teeth of of the Dog. Entertainment wise, it doesn’t get much bigger or grander than a 5,000-seat amphitheater that was inaugurated by none other than Ol’ Blue Eyes Frank Sinatra.
Expect gourmet cuisine and fine wines and spirits as standard across the multiple dining options.
From $2,192 per couple for a three-night stay.
Casa de Campo Resort & Villas, La Romana, Dominican Republic, casadecampo.com.do

Outside Casa de Campo

032

While the resort life definitely has its draws, the Dominican Republic offers so much more than just gorgeous golf courses and luxurious villas and hotels. For adventurous types who want to explore a different side of the island, there are plenty of places where you can get off the beaten path and immerse yourself in nature, culture and spectacular scenery.

Bayahibe

Located just 10 miles from Casa de Campo, Bayahibe is a charming fishing village with a very laid-back vibe. Here colorful houses face the sparkling Caribbean Sea, boats bob in the bay, and beachfront restaurants serve up fresh seafood caught that day. You can spend your time here relaxing on one of the white sand beaches, scuba diving in the clear water around the coast, or setting off on a boat trip to nearby Saona Island. Be sure to stay long enough catch the sunset and have dinner next to the water, as the lights on the bay make for a very romantic scene.

Los Haitises National Park

If ecotourism peaks your interest, then Los Haitises National Park should be on the top of your list of places to visit in the DR. This protected area spans 826 square kilometres and it features conical karst formations, virgin forests, and the largest cave in the Caribbean. Take a guided tour to see untouched mangroves, Taino cave paintings, and fascinating wildlife like the Hispaniolan woodpecker, colourful crabs and dolphins. The park is about a three-hour drive from Punta Cana, which is a bit of a trek from the resorts in the southeast of the DR, but the journey is well worth it.

Pico Duarte

Pico Duarte is the highest mountain in the Caribbean with a peak of 3,098 metres or 10,164 feet, which makes it a popular spot with intrepid hikers. There are many trails that wind their way up the mountain and plenty of guides who can accompany you to the top along with donkeys to carry food, water and camping equipment. The total hike takes about two to four days, and your guide will set you up in an overnight hut on the mountain and prepare all your meals.

Santo Domingo

Being the capital city of the Dominican Republic, you would think that Santo Domingo would be a popular tourist hotspot, but actually many visitors skip the city altogether and head straight for the resorts and beaches on the northern and southeastern coasts. However, Santo Domingo offers plenty to see along its cobblestone streets  including historic cathedrals, palaces and the oldest fortress in the Americas. You can also indulge in delicious gourmet fare at chic restaurants and cafes, and revel in the nightlife at trendy jazz clubs, discos and casinos.

Parque Nacional Del Este

Parque Nacional Del Este lies on the far southeastern tip of the Dominican Republic just a short drive from Casa de Campo, and it is a prime destination for nature lovers. This protected park is home to over 112 species of birds, a marine park with coral reefs, sea turtles and tropical fish, and lush forests with hidden caves, some of which have ancient pictographs. Saona Island is part of the park, and a great spot for those looking for some sun, sea and sand.

Increased demand for luxury villa vacations confirms we are in the right business !

IMG_2599

By NAN Travel Editor

News Americas, Seattle, Wash., Weds. April 12, 2017: Demand for stays at luxury properties in at least six Caribbean countries have seen a spike according to The Expedia group, the world’s largest online travel agency.

The group is reporting that travel demand to for four and five-star rated properties throughout the Caribbean increased in 2016 when compared to 2015, by nearly 20 percent.

But the demand was especially high in six Caribbean destinations which featured longer booking windows and lengths of stays – 4.3 days) when compared to one to three-star hotels which saw an average booking window of 37 days out and an average length of stay of 3.2 days.

The six destinations are:

1: The Turks and Caicos: which saw a 35 percent growth in 2016 when compared to the previous year.

2: Jamaica: which saw a nearly 30 percent growth in 2016;

3: Aruba: which saw a nearly 20 percent demand in 2016;

4: The Dominican Republic:  which saw a 15 percent increase in bookings to four and five-star rated properties;

5: The Bahamas: which saw a 10 percent demand for luxury stays. Paradise Island on the Bahamas saw the most demand.

6: Puerto Rico: which rounded out the top six with a 5 percent increase in luxury bookings in 2016.

Meanwhile, according to Expedia, the Caribbean’s luxury segment received a significant influx of Swiss travelers in 2016, who attributed to an increase of nearly 175 percent when compared to 2015.

“We’ve seen luxury travel continue to thrive throughout the world, including the Caribbean,” said Demetrius Canton, Director of Market Management for the Caribbean, the Expedia group. “Expedia works closely with hotel partners seeking to tap into new and growing markets, including the luxury segment, by utilizing the company’s innovative technology and global marketing strategies.”

http://www.newsamericasnow.com/these-caribbean-destinations-have-seen-demand-for-luxury-stays/

 

 

What are some travel tips for the Dominican Republic?

900

Like most Caribbean islands, the Dominican Republic welcomes hundreds of thousands of tourists each season, mostly from the U.S. and Europe. Before you head off to the beaches and sunshine, take note of a few important travel tips from Forbes Travel Guide editors:
1. Currency and documents. You’ll need your passport to enter the Dominican Republic, and upon entering the country; visitors will need to pay a $10 per person entry fee. The fee can be paid in U.S. dollars. The local currency here is the Dominican peso, but U.S. dollars and Euros are widely accepted throughout the island and at the resorts.

2. The airports. The two airports, Santo Domingo and Punta Cana, host the international arrivals and require some skill to navigate. Both airports are small in size compared to most U.S. international airports, but that also means they’re quite crowded at any given time. Give yourself ample time, at least 2.5 hours, at the airport before your flight. Whether or not you check in online, you’ll need to wait in line at the airport for your passport check and baggage drop off.  On heavy travel days, these lines can seemingly go on forever.

3. Transportation. Transportation is a game for locals at the airports, so be sure to arrange transportation with your hotel or resort prior to arrival. You’ll be approached upon arrival by local “cab” and transportation companies who will offer to take you to your hotel and resort, but their goal is fast money. While typically safe, these local drivers will pack in as many travelers as they can to garner a good amount of money. If you choose this route, you might be stuck in a van for over an hour or two as the driver drops off each passenger at their various hotels. Using the transportation service that contracts with your hotel means you’ll go straight from the airport to the hotel without stops.

4. The beaches. The beaches in the Dominican Republic are some of the most beautiful in the world, which is why they attract worldwide visitors each year. That said, beaches have varying cultures, and while your hotel or resort beach might be tame, a few steps down the sand and you could end up on a nude beach without warning. If you’re with kids, we suggest you stay at your hotel’s beach.

5. Duty-free. You’ll need to declare your duty-free purchases when you arrive back in the U.S., if you’ve spent more than $500 on goods in the Dominican Republic. Cigar lovers will want to know you’re entitled to bring up to 100 cigars (with proof of purchase) into the U.S. Any more than that, you’ll be required to pay duty-tax on them, regardless of whether or not you’ve hit the $500 mark.

http://www.forbestravelguide.com/dominican-republic-dominican-republic/what-are-some-travel-tips-for-the-dominican-republic

 

 

Dont miss out on Spring Break

It’s that time of year again! Time to hide away those winter clothes and bring out the beach apparel.

snorkeling_catalina

So, how does traveling to a sunny, warm paradise in the Caribbean called Casa de Campo, sounds like?

Here’s our Top 5 Spring Break things to do :

  1. The first thing to do is reserve where you going to stay during these vacations, and the best way to do it is by booking through www.luxury-resort-properties.com the most effective way to guarantee your perfect vacations.
  2. Book an excursion to one of our beautiful islands like Catalina Island, or Saona Island.
  3. Enjoy buggy rides and canopy ziplines at Rancho Cumayasa and visit the old Taino Caves http://cumayasaskyadventure.com/
  4. Whether you want to party all night, or just sit back, relax, and enjoy the picture perfect scenery, we recommend you to visit Altos de Chavon, a re-creation of a Medieval European Village. There you will find a variety of Restaurants and Bars, a number of Shops featuring diverse craftworks, Art Galleries, the magnificent St. Stanislaus Church (perfect for a wedding venue), the Regional Museum of Archeology, and a Roman-styled 5,000-seat Amphitheatre. This year Jennifer Lopez will perform for Easter.

    5. If you are more of an outdoor sports person, Casa de Campo also offers you the opportunity to enjoy  activities such as Tennis, Horseback Riding, enjoy watching Polo Matches (also known to be the sport of Kings), Donkey Polo, Shooting Center, Water Sports options, for example;

  • Deep-Sea Fishing or Fresh water Angling.
  • Kayaking (off Minitas Beach or by the tranquil Chavon River).
  • Snorkeling or Diving (at Minitas Beach or you can book an excursion with us to one of our amazing off shore islands).
  • Sailing: who wouldn’t enjoy the experience of sailing in the Caribbean waters (in Minitas Beach or from Minitas to La Marina).
  • Golfing (experience the sporting life by playing in one of the most famous golf courses in the Caribbean).

No matter which one you choose, you are definitely going to have an amazing time and a once in a lifetime experience during your stay here in Casa de Campo (for more info visit our link).

Whether you choose to spend your vacations practicing fun sports, adventuring with great excursions or just soaking up the tropical sun while drinking a Pina Colada, Casa de Campo won’t disappoint you. AND remember for this to happen, for you to enjoy the perfect getaway don’t forget to book with us, and we will guarantee you will have the best vacation you dreamed of.

La Romana Has It All

LA ROMANA

In the 1970s, the largest sugar mill in the Americas diversified and opened the resort of Casa de Campo, famous for its world class golf and the artists’ village of Altos de Chavón, featuring galleries and shops. While golf put La Romana on the tourism map, most visitors today come for the beaches and the comfort of its resorts.

Bayahibe is the gateway to Saona Island in the National Park of the East, the most visited natural attraction in the country. It is the land of the rare Bayahibe Rose, a cactus-shrub that in 2011 was named the National Flower.

The Casa de Campo International Airport and the Casa de Campo Tourist Port are the main ports of entry.

ALTOS DE CHAVÓN

A replica of a 16th century Mediterranean village, this La Romana landmark is sculpted in stone. Its Stanislaus Church overlooks Chavón River and is in demand for weddings. Construction of Altos de Chavón began in 1976. It would open in 1982 with a memorable Frank Sinatra concert at its 5,000-seat amphitheater. World performers on tour continue to perform there, especially on long weekends in the Dominican Republic. Today, the village is the setting for restaurants, precious jewelry, art, crafts and cigars. The Altos de Chavón Archaeological Museum displays the indigenous culture of the area. The views over the river and the Dye Fore golf course that extends onto the horizon make for fabulous photography. Visitors who are not guests at the Casa de Campo resort may book a tour or pay the entrance fee.

You can even enjoy dinner, bars, and shopping while overlooking the Chavón River. www.altosdechavon.com

Things to do at Casa de Campo

Casa de Campo is becoming increasingly popular with families from around the world because the resort offers countless activities for little ones and parents alike. From fun educational day camps for toddlers to adrenaline-pumping adventures the whole family can enjoy, these are just a few ways families can make the most of their time at the resort.

Kid’s Programs

Little ones as young as one and up to 12 years old can join one of Casa de Campo’s supervised kid’s programs that feature fun activities like puppet shows, mural painting, treasure hunts, pony rides and water sports. The programs are designed to teach children new skills, spark creative expression and let kids be kids outside in the fresh air. Even better, parents can enjoy some free time next to the pool or on the golf course knowing that their children are in good hands with friendly and experienced counselors.

Water Sports

What kid doesn’t love to splash around in the water? Grab a snorkel and a pair of fins and explore the underwater world just off of private Minitas Beach, hire a kayak and make your way up the Chavón River to see Altos de Chavón perched high above and lush greenery on all sides, or take a catamaran over to Catalina Island where sun, sea and sand awaits. Other popular water sports at Casa de Campo include paddle surfing (also known as stand up paddling), sailing and deep-sea fishing. and scuba diving.

Horseback Riding & Polo

The equestrian center at Casa de Campo offers one-on-one and group classes for riders of all ages including English and Western style riding, jumping, polo and rodeo tricks. Families can also sign up for guided horseback riding tours that will take you through sugarcane fields, past placid lakes, and on to working ranches where you can see cowboys leading herds of cattle and horses through the fields.

Summer Camps

If you happen to be at Casa de Campo during summer break, there are plenty of summer camps for kids to choose from including the Stage Performing Arts Camp in La Romana, the Creative Explorations Summer Program at the Chavón Regional Archaeological Museum in Altos de Chavón, and the week-long sleepover camp at Ki-Ra Holistic Living Centre. There are also sports camps available like polo clinics, the Junior Golf Academy, and the FCBEscola soccer camp designed by FC Barcelona.

Family Excursions

Sure, you could spend your entire time at Casa de Campo hanging out by the pool or on the beach, but there are so many amazing things to see and do just a short drive from the resort. Take a trip to the magnificent Las Maravillas cave system where you can see ancient cave paintings by the Taíno people. Fly through the air over the treetops on a zipline adventure, careen through the countryside in a buggy, or take a glass-bottom boat tour to see colorful reefs, tropical fish and sharks directly under your feet. Or just learn a bit more of the history of the island in a fun way and visit the Archeological Museum at Altos de Chavon.