Casa de Campo

Since 1974, Casa de Campo has been the standard of luxury resorts in the Dominican Republic. Recently, it has refocused on offering even more exciting opportunities to the most important members of any family: the children. After all, the truism contends, if the kids are happy, everyone’s happy.

First, the villas, because where the little angels lay their heads is vital to a good vacation. Surrounded by the lush tropics of La Romana, each villa gives a home-away-from-home experience—but better. It’s the resort life complete with a personalized breakfast every morning, but also every creature comfort that makes for a relaxed and warm atmosphere to come back to at night. Everything from touring carts to private gardens are organized to ensure a perfect experience for all guests.

During the day, children can have as much fun as their parents: playing golf at the Junior Golf Academy, riding and polo at the equestrian center, or shooting skeet and sporting clays at the shooting center, just for starters. FIFA scandals notwithstanding, if there’s a little Pelé or Mia Hamm dying to practice bicycle kicks, Casa de Campo’s FCB soccer school is there to assist. The trainings are modeled after the Futbol Club Barcelona’s methodology, and the five-day camps offer a true “Barça” experience.

To wind down, everyone can visit the spa, where a new “Holistic Experience” approaches wellness using natural, locally sourced, and organic ingredients to nurture the mind and body. Another option is to stroll along the cobblestone walkways of the marina, feeling what life must have been like in the old seaside villages of the Mediterranean (a life before cell phones—imagine!)

Finally, the ultimate insider’s tip for summer at Casa de Campo: get the homemade pistachio ice cream. It’s available at any of the resort restaurants and sure to please the young and the young at heart.

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