Casa de Campo Resort and Villas
What We Love
- Jetsetter 2015 Best of the Best Finalist: Best All-Inclusive
- The all-inclusive option covers three meals daily, unlimited drinks (excluding specialty congas and premium brand liqueurs), a round of skeet shooting, and unlimited horseback riding, tennis, and non-motorized water sports, so you won’t have to lift a finger, even to sign a bill
- 2015 Jetsetter Hotel Food Award Winner
- The resort’s “complete supplement” program redefines all-inclusive dining (think cassava empanadas, savory Dominican stewed goat at Lago Grill and regional Italian fare on hand-painted plates at La Piazzetta); the Beach Club by Le Cirque and the posh La Caña by Il Circo are also standout restaurants
- Three 18-hole golf courses, including Pete Dye’s top-rated Teeth of the Dog
- Located less than an hour outside Punta Cana, yet hidden on a quiet strip of the La Romana coastline
What To Know
- Resort sprawl means you may need a golf cart to reach many amenities (good news: they’re free)
- Private Minitas Beach is petite, so serious beach bums may need to venture beyond the resort gates
- A la carte dining adds up quickly here, but meal plans can offer value for longer stays
- The all-inclusive and break-inclusive options will appear once you select dates below
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Caribbean-chic. Handcrafted mahogany furnishings punctuate the resort’s minimalist interiors and anchor the open-air spaces, which are characterized by elegant tile and natural light. A muted palette sets the stage for splashes of color afforded by local crafts and glasswork. And though the resort has a distinctly indigenous vibe, its 2009 renovation ensures updated amenities fit for any modern hideaway.
Bed and Bath
As its name suggests, rooms and suites at Casa de Campo relay all the comforts of home, with the usual mod cons — LCD flat-screens and iPod-compatible alarm clocks — accenting contemporary wood furnishings and crisp European linens. There’s a notable absence of tropical motifs here, creating more of an understated elegance than a sensory assault. The notably large guestrooms (764 square feet, to be exact) come with louvered doors opening onto sun-bathed private patios or balconies.
Of its 14 bars and restaurants, La Caña by Il Circo (of Le Cirque culinary fame) is a standout. Its fresh Mediterranean fare is best enjoyed alfresco overlooking the manicured gardens and pools. Between meals the active can choose from three Pete Dye–designed championship golf courses, a world class tennis club with 13 Har-Tru courts, an equestrian center offering polo matches, trail rides, and show jumping, and a host of water sports amenities on the posh marina or private Minitas Beach. Whatever the diversion, a quick stop at the holistic spa, which offers a full menu of classic and athletically driven massages, is sure to rejuvenate.
In the Area
With shopping and dining, golf and tennis, and a slew of other diversions on-site, you may never leave the Casa de Campo enclave. But you should: Altos de Chavón, La Romana’s modern replica of a 16th-century village, is ripe with restaurants, art galleries and talleres (crafts shops) featuring works by local artisans. Pick up a unique souvenir at Everett Designs or visit Altos de Chavón School of Design, the two-year art school boasting a partnership with prestigious Parsons in New York. And if the gates of Casa de Campo don’t offer enough seclusion, coordinate with the concierge to plan a catamaran trip to nearby islands, including Catalina and Saona, for a day of picnicking and plunging.
How to Get There
My wife and I rented a villa (Villa Los Pinos) for a week and had our son, daughter and their significant others along with us. The villa had a few minor issues, which to their credit CDC management addressed and gave us a credit for. The staff at our villa was outstanding Alba Linares and Israel Mieses were great making us breakfast each day, drinks in the afternoons, etc. You could not ask for two nicer people. This is our forth visit to CDC and each time it gets better. Great golf on teeth and Dye 4 - love them both. The amenities and restaurants continue to be expanded and make this a must visit location. We will be back again for sure.
When I first booked this place I knew little about it. I then did my research and saw how much was written about it. It is a high end 5 star resort with wonderful reviews. With this being my honeymoon and all I figured I could not go wrong here. I will say my review will be of the hotel and the areas around. I will try to review the restaurants individually. The first thing you notice when you arrive here ( well besides the long drive and armed security) is how big this place is. Its HUGE where they give you a map and a golf cart to get around! Yes your own golf cart! At first this seems really cool but unless you are an avid golfer (I am not) the novelty wears out fast. The cart is slow obviously and due to everything being spread out it takes time to go anywhere. We got a close room to the main hotel so we could walk to a restaurant or a pool but other areas required a nice 15 to 20 min ride in your trusty golf cart. Yeah!
Lets face it the draw of this place is the all inclusive and with the prices they charge here you need it. I can say that pretty much most of the meals are over priced. I come from nyc and the prices I saw here are equal to if not higher then most mid level restaurants in the city. The all inclusive is good but it comes with some rules which requires some paying attention. You need to order by the glass and only certain drinks and you can only eat at certain places. At this time its like 4 places which if you stay a week not many places. The food is not bad but after awile it becomes repetitive.
Of course there is the beach which is very nice. In oct its pretty dead (as is the pool area) but its small (with loads of construction). I can only imagine how it is in peak season. It must be difficult to get a place in the summer because the beach area is really limited. There is a nice food area there as well. The staff at this hotel is wonderful. This is where the hotel shines. If you need anything they are there to help. Yes this is the world of tips but overall the staff here are incredible and this is the main draw of this resort. I believe this is what makes casa de campo one of the best. The room we had was wonderful but there was a constant battle with moths. At last count I believe we killed over 20 moths in the room which to me is never a good thing ( yes I know its the tropics but over 20 moths in the room seems to be excessive and again yes everything was closed). I liked the experience but to me at the price point it just did not seem worth it. Everything seemed to be way over priced but the service was great and the people even better!
Having grown up on a neighbouring island, I always said that I wouldn't do a Caribbean all inclusive. That changed totally with CDC. Virtually everything about this gem in outstanding. Food and beverages, room and facilities were all top quality and the estate is large enough not to feel crowded or hemmed in, with a complete feeling of freedom. The area is away from other tourist resorts, so there are no higglers or hassle outside. The staff are fantastic and can't do enough to help, without being overbearing or pushy. They genuinely are proud and happy to please, whilst also chatting and being sociable to exactly the right level. They really make the resort.The stables and equestrian facilities are superb, and would be so aywhere in the world. They are not advertized enough, in my opinion. The horses are all care for and looked after to an very high standard. I also enjoyed watching the polo practice.The golf buggies are a great touch to get around. It would be a nice touch to have them refuelled weekly - as we nearly ran out after 10 days, having gone up to Altos de Chavon twice and the Marina twice. This then curtailed further exploration slightly as it just seemed a hassle to get them refuelled. We did however then discover the free shuttle bus in the evenings, which we may not have done otherwise, however.The food and wine was exceptional all round. Precisely what I need to relax on holiday - good restaurants, with a la carte menus and fresh food. Shame that La Casita was closed as I was particularly looking forwards to Dominican fare. Compliments to the chefs in La Cana and La Piazzetta in particular.For the golfers, the courses look great - we tried our hand at the driving range - lovely staff, but not our forte.Went riding nearly every day - Raph, Margarito and Pablo were all very different in style, but all great, and couldn't do enough, both for our enjoyment and safety.Remember your mozzie spray - we were bitten to bits and the pharmacy is down in the marina. It would help to have insect repellant available in the in room toiletries, or in communal restrooms All in all, a fantastic resort, made even more so by the superlative staff and all of the extra little touches which only come with attention to fine detail.See you again.
Exceptional staff along all the resort in particular Alberto F. (Wellcome area) and Cesareo in Room (172). We have enjoyed a lot our week with a lot of activities. For sure we will try to come again in the future and we will advise Casa de Campo to our family and friends.
I Have arranged for a group of eleven couples to travel for one week this late autumn/early winter. Not able to travel to Aruba, I sought a location that I was familiar with and had experience in the past. I had not travelled to Casa de Campo for several years, and wondered if my memories were still intact. Upon arriving at the hotel, my concerns were replaced with pleasure and relief. The size, beauty, and facilities were equal or better than any similar location. With three golf courses, many, many restaurants, and the fun of traveling the vast property in your own golf cart, makes this a place to truly enjoy and relax. All of the staff was friendly and happy....this is NOT the Caribbean....great service with a smile and "what can I do to help you"...Can't wait for our upcoming eight night stay in November