Casa de Campo’s Caribbean Paradise

Travelers come from around the world to experience this cultured and safe Caribbean hideaway, including U.S. presidents, kings and dignitaries, prime ministers, French countesses, financial tycoons and A-list celebrities. Located in the Dominican Republic’s La Romana village and a member of the Leading Hotels in the World, Casa de Campo Resorts & Villas has long been recognized for its world-class amenities, fine dining options, and beautiful beaches. The resort’s 7,000-acre compound is a sportsman’s paradise, with four Pete Dye-designed golf courses, including Teeth of the Dog, the number-one ranked course in the Caribbean. Additionally, there are manicured tennis courts (with ball boys!), championship polo fields and equestrian rings, plus a world-class shooting center with both live birds and clay pigeons. For families and couples, the resort features a wide choice of gourmet restaurants, including the elegant Minitas Beach Club overlooking the Caribbean Sea, as well as a renowned spa and pristine swimming pools along the resort’s white sand beaches. It comes as no surprise that Casa de Campo has attracted high-profile clients such as George W. Bush, King Juan Carlos I of Spain, Derek Jeter, Beyoncé, Michael Jordan, and the late Frank Sinatra.

Casa de Campo’s international marina.
King Juan Carlos I of Spain, Carol Mack, and Pepe Fanjul enjoying dinner at Casa de Campo.

There’s no denying that recent headlines have been troubling for this normally peaceful oasis. Yet, due to human nature and the incentives of clickbait teasers, unexpected occurrences inevitably result in media frenzies. In the case of the Dominican Republic, the concern generated by these headlines is neither warranted nor true. Close to three million Americans visit the Dominican Republic each year, and the country remains safer than any of its neighboring tropical islands.

The infinity pool at Minitas Beach Club.
Annette Tapert Allen, former president George W. Bush, and former First Lady Laura Bush at Casa de Campo.

And while the country has been shaken, the majority of towns and resorts in the Dominican Republic have witnessed zero incidents, including Casa de Campo. In fact, it’s Casa de Campo’s unparalleled sense of safety, on top of its luxury amenities, that continues to attract discerning travelers in search of a relaxing, tropical vacation and carefree environment. In addition to the extensive security team patrolling the grounds 24 hours per day, compound entry gates are closely monitored to ensure that all visitors have reservations, adding to the hotel’s exclusivity and assured protection.

In the past three weeks, former president Bill Clinton, a longtime guest of the resort, was spotted enjoying a round of golf on Teeth of the Dog. “The Dominican Republic is a truly impressive country, with natural beauties, unique charms, and lovely citizens,” Clinton noted.

Former President Bill Clinton putting on Teeth of the Dog during his July 2019 visit.

“We are grateful for President Clinton’s recent visit to the Domincan Republic and to Casa de Campo, and we were honored by, and are appreciative of his support. After more than 40 years, Casa de Campo still remains the choice for celebrities, dignitaries, and presidents alike to visit. We have made substantial improvements to the property recently and look forward to welcoming all our guests to experience our community,” said Jason Kycek, senior vice president of sales and marketing. Recent enhancements and a $12 million renovation include the new Minitas Beach Club and Family Pool Area, a Golf Learning Center, and the new taquería restaurant, Chilango, in Altos de Chavón—styled as a 16th century village located on the hotel’s grounds.

Casa de Campo is again anticipating a busy season and looks forward to hosting both its new and devoted returning guests. So, if you’re considering spending the holidays in Casa de Campo’s renovated and safe environment, the resort’s staff stands at the ready to take your reservations and answer every one of your personal needs and requirements.

Casa de Campo’s heliport.