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Playa Minitas, Casa de Campo Resort and Villas, Dominican Republic

Casa de Campo, La Romana, Dominican Republic

Where you Find Beauty

by Ann Hoff-Fanaian

It should be easy for me to describe the country, a place which planted in me the love of nature, people and music, Dominican Republic. On this occasion, however, I will describe only a little piece of it.

Casa de Campo

Nestled between green bluish waves of the Caribbean sea, the lush green lawns and golf courses, and arid stoned paths, lies a special place in the eastern region of Dominican Republic: Casa de Campo.

In Casa de Campo you find everything you want or would ever need. Everything. If you're looking for excitement, it's there. If you're looking for tranquility, you bet you're in the right place. If you're looking for nature, you'll also find it there. If you're looking for privacy, that's available too.

Casa de Campo covers a large expanse of geography. This allows for many offerings. Their World Class Golf Courses, beaches and pools, tennis courts, marina, or equestrian sports are exceptional.

You can have a short stay at the resort, but if you're looking for days on end of kicking back, you could also consider staying

at an ocean, garden or exclusive Villa. You will most likely make yourself truly at home in one of their comfortable one-of-a-kind Villas.

Activities

Casa de Campo is abound in activities for all ages.

One of the best golf courses in the world is Casa de Campo's Teeth of the Dog. This is Pete Dye’s signature golf course and ranks #1 in the Caribbean and #27 in the world. If golf is your thing, they have golf training and camps, tournaments, and night-golf.

As to their Spa, it is a sanctuary of wellness. It was an exquisite experience where my mind and body recalibrated with massages and aromatherapy. Coupled with the Water Sanctuary every cell of my body got in sync with each other.

Health and fitness conscious folks will truly live and enjoy the different types of massages, holistic treatments and aromatherapy, in private luxury and seclusion.

Water sports run the gamut from deep-water fishing, scuba diving or snorkeling, to river kayaking or water paddle surfing. So much to choose from, beaches, the marina, pools and river!

There is plenty of nightlife here. If you have learning to dance merengue on your bucket list, you can do this here, as well as practice at the beach at night, or dance the night away at Genesis Nightclub in Altos de Chavón.

For decades Casa de Campo has been the place where jet setters get away from it all, and it's also available to you. If you desire beauty, exclusivity, luxury, this is the place to be.

Minitas Beach, Casa de Campo

Minitas Beach, Casa de Campo
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Altos de Chavón

I've known Altos de Chavón since forever. I was there when it opened. No, I am not centuries old, Altos de Chavón isn't either. It's not 500 years old, though it sure looks like it.

Nevertheless, it's a sight to behold. It evokes mystery and longing, and entices your sense for history and art, any art form. It provides beauty and delivers peace.

The project was inaugurated in the early 1980's and is a re-creation by Roberto Copa of a Mediterranean style European village, commissioned by Charles Bludhorn, who was owner of Gulf + Western at the time.

St. Stanislaus Church

St. Stanislaus Church, Altos de Chavón

It's the home of this Greek-style world famous amphitheater which can seat 5,000. This celebrated stage has hosted from Placido Domingo and Frank Sinatra to Air Supply, Juan Luis Guerra, Elton John, Enrique and Julio Iglesias, Celia Cruz and JLo.

When friends, family or acquaintances would visit domestically or from foreign lands, taking them on a tour of Altos de Chavón was essential.

Altos de Chavón has a Regional Museum of Acheology, restaurants, shops, a nightclub and plenty of area to roam about. Throughout the years it has been a supporter of arts and design. Until recently it had the Altos de Chavón Design School linked to Parson's in New York. Also Artists in Residence would spend months at Altos de Chavón where they'd dedicate to their craft.

Its heart is the St. Stanislaus Church. It is the site for weekly Catholic masses as well as treasured for its weddings.


Absolute thanks to the Public Relations and Marketing Team of Casa de Campo Resort and Villas for the use of the photos for this blog.