Live the Dream at Casa De Campo Resort in the Dominican Republic
Most people come to the Dominican Republic for spring break and only get to experience Punta Cana, where most tourists go when they come to my country.
I live in La Romana inside a resort called Casa De Campo, which is similar to resorts in Punta Cana. Casa De Campo is widely known for its golf course, scenery, beaches and nightlife. The resort is more unique than any resort in the country since it’s not just for tourists, but people (like my family) live there.
If you are a golf lover, you’ll love the golf courses in Casa De Campo. There are three major golf courses inside the resort, but the most famous is Teeth Of The Dog, widely known for being the #1 golf course in the Caribbean and #27 ranked worldwide. This is because Pete Dye (a well-known golf course designer) designed it, and it was one of his best works.
Ladies, this one’s for you. Fashion and shopping in Casa De Campo are popular. La Marina, also very popular for restaurants and walking, has amazing shops everywhere. They have shoe stores, jewelry stores, and clothing stores. The brands are unique, and most are very popular and seen around the world. You get to shop with a view since La Marina is where many residents and others keep their boats and yachts.
If you are in the Caribbean, you must go to the beach. Minitas is the beach in Casa De Campo. It is beautiful and even has three pools in case you don’t want to go swimming in the saltwater.
There is a family spot where you can have fun family time with water games, but there is also an “adult zone” in which no kids are allowed. It comes with a minibar and a magnificent pool that has a view of the ocean.
Most of the time, a live DJ will play during sunset, so you can relax by the pool or sea and drink a pina colada without your kids. The beach is the place where my friends and I hang out. The best thing to do is to go on the banana boat, which drags you to the deep ocean.
One rule about vacation is calories don’t count, which is why I am adding this restaurant to the list. SBG is a restaurant on the dock in La Marina. The food is fantastic, and the menu has flavors from all over the world.
With truffled Lobster Mac & Cheese to Parmesan Crusted Lamb Rack, it’s hard not to want to order everything on the menu. SBG also has a pool that comes with a fabulous panoramic view of the docks of La Marina. There is also live music available some weekends. Many famous artists like Drake, the Kardashians, and Beyonce have been seen there enjoying a meal.
Don’t forget the nightlife. Altos De Chavon is the place to go if you are looking for a good drink, time, and music. It has two of the most famous discos and bars.
Every weekend they stay up until 4, sometimes even 5 a.m. Onno’s and Genesis are the names of the venues. Onno’s has a bar scene where many people go to watch sports on TV while drinking beer and eating a hamburger. It is more casual.
Genesis is more upscale. You have to be dressed up to go in, but it is definitely worth it. It has four mini bars spread across the venue, and the DJs are always good.
Vin Diesel and Mark Anthony have been seen partying there. It is the only place in the Dominican Republic I have ever seen them ask for an ID.
Casa De Campo should be on your bucket list if you are a golf lover or you want to experience Latin nightlife. I loved growing up there, and I miss it every day. I can’t wait to go back.