La Romana, Dominican Republic

Our ship anchored offshore of the Casa de Campo Resort, La Romana, Dominican Republic

Our ship anchored offshore of the Casa de Campo Resort, La Romana, Dominican Republic

Named after a former overlord, the Marquis of La Romana, the town is characterized by pine trees, marble (quarried in Sierra del Reclot), good wine and wide landscaped roads. Located east of the capital city of Santo Domingo, La Romana has a number of nearby excellent vacation destinations, including Casa de Campo Resort and several first class hotels and pristine beaches at Bayahibe. 

The award-winning Casa de Campo Resort sprawls across 7,000 acres of tropical seaside paradise. A member of the Leading Hotels of the World collection, Casa de Campo encompasses a range of accommodations, private beaches, various restaurants, three Pete Dye-designed golf courses, the Cygale Healing Spa, top-class sporting facilities, shopping, La Marina, and the Altos de Chavón village.

La Marina at the Casa de Campo Resort, La Romana, Dominican Republic

La Marina at the Casa de Campo Resort, La Romana, Dominican Republic

Casa de Camp’s La Marina spans more than 968,752 square feet (90,000 square meters) and includes colorful villas, chic shops, diverse restaurants, entertainment venues, a yacht club and a sailing school.

Overview of Altos de Chavón, a 16th-century-inspired Mediterranean village at Casa de Campo Resort, La Romana, Dominican Republic

Overview of Altos de Chavón, a 16th-century-inspired Mediterranean village at Casa de Campo Resort, La Romana, Dominican Republic

Three hundred feet above the Chavón River, this 16th-century-inspired Mediterranean village at Casa de Campo Resort, La Romana, was designed by Dominican architect Jose Antonio Caro, and created by Italian master designer and cinematographer Roberto Coppa.

A chapel overlooks one of three Pete Dye-designed golf courses at Altos de Chavón, at Casa de Campo Resort, La Romana, Dominican Republic

A chapel overlooks one of three Pete Dye-designed golf courses at Altos de Chavón, at Casa de Campo Resort, La Romana, Dominican Republic

Local musicians playing for guests and visitors at Altos de Chavón, at Casa de Campo Resort, La Romana, Dominican Republic

Local musicians playing for guests and visitors at Altos de Chavón, at Casa de Campo Resort, La Romana, Dominican Republic

Casa de Campo was thoughtfully built as a cultural hub for the people of the Dominican Republic.  Handcrafted stone pathways, decorative ironwork and cobblestone streets are found within this fascinating village, along with excellent boutiques, restaurants, galleries, museums, a 5,000-seat Greek-style amphitheater, a design school (affiliated with Parson’s School of Design in New York) and more.

One of the many Mediterranean-style buildings at Altos de Chavón, at Casa de Campo Resort, La Romana, Dominican Republic

One of the many Mediterranean-style buildings at Altos de Chavón, at Casa de Campo Resort, La Romana, Dominican Republic

Local arts and crafts on sale at Altos de Chavón, at Casa de Campo Resort, La Romana, Dominican Republic

Local arts and crafts on sale at Altos de Chavón, at Casa de Campo Resort, La Romana, Dominican Republic

The construction of the village began in 1976 and it was inaugurated in 1982 with a memorable Frank Sinatra concert in the 5,000-seat amphitheater.

The 5,000-seat Greek-style amphitheater at Altos de Chavon, at Casa de Campo Resort, La Romana, Dominican Republic

The 5,000-seat Greek-style amphitheater at Altos de Chavon, at Casa de Campo Resort, La Romana, Dominican Republic

A typical Caribbean Sea-fronting exclusive home with a private beach at Casa de Campo Resort, La Romana, Dominican Republic

A typical Caribbean Sea-fronting exclusive home with a private beach at Casa de Campo Resort, La Romana, Dominican Republic

2 thoughts on “La Romana, Dominican Republic

  1. More beautiful pictures and narrative! You see and pick up the beauty of everywhere you go! I am so glad that I am getting your blog now!

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