Situated in La Romana, on the southeast coast of the Dominican Republic, Casa de Campo (Spanish for "Country House") was originally designed as a Ponderosa-style, tropical seaside resort. In 1975 Gulf+Western developed several thousand acres of its Central Romana sugar mill's property into the Casa de Campo resort.
The first to enjoy the luxuries of this development were friends of the late Charles Bluhdorn, Gulf+Western’s founder and CEO, who built the retreat. One of Bluhdorn's Dominican friends, Oscar de la Renta, was one of the first to build a villa in the resort and many a celebrity followed: George Hamilton, Julio Iglesias, Dino DeLaurentis, and many more.
After Bluhdorn's death, the Central Romana Corporation bought Casa and the surrounding properties. Without compromising the feeling of exclusivity and comfort, they have added a higher level of elegance in this fabulous tropical setting. The hotel had a complete face lift, the Marina was built, the spa, the La Romana Country Club & Golf Course, the Beach Club by Cirque, the Dye Fore golf course, and much more has been added completing the upgrade.
Casa de Campo’s golf has been internationally recognized for more than three decades. The world's golfers flocked to the course after it served as a backdrop for the 1971 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. It remains the only Caribbean course consistently in the world’s top 100 courses (usually top 50). The Links Course (opened in 1974) boasts beautiful rolling hills. Dye’s newest course, the much-acclaimed Dye Fore (opened in 2000), skirts cliffs 300 feet (91 m) above the Chavón River, with views of the village of Altos de Chavón, a distant mountain range and the marina.
The Marina de Chavón, a 400-berth marina, complete with a shipyard with a 120-ton TraveLift was designed by Italian architect, Gianfranco Fini to resemble Portofino. Surrounding this harbor are restaurants, shops, bars, a private Yacht club and homes.
Casa de Campo also offers other sports and activities, each with expert staff and the best facilities found in the Caribbean. Play tennis in 13 Har-Tru courts, try your hand at sport shooting, spend a day at the complete equestrian center or at Minitas, the resort's private beach. Stay in shape at the fitness center or relax at the spa. Or, if shopping is your therapy, enjoy the many shops and boutiques. There are many supervised programs for kids and teens making it the perfect vacation.
La Romana was a very arid area of the Dominican Republic. The lush gardens and landscaping of the area have created a microclimate, which has attracted many species of birds, including parrots, finches and water fowl. If you are a bird watcher, you will be delighted with the variety.
Several daily flights from San Juan and Miami to the resort's international airport – makes Casa de Campo the most complete golf resort and residential community in the Caribbean.
Casa de Campo is a true celebrity magnet. A place where celebrities can relax and enjoy the Caribbean without paparazi. The Kardashians, Justin Bieber, Beyonce and Jay-Z, and four US presidents are among the visitors to this exclusive Caribbean paradise.
Residential communities are strategically located to enhance the natural terrain. The area is subdivided into sea front Luxury Villa communities bordering the Teeth of the Dog and The Links Golf Courses, the private Golf Country Club, and the Tennis Club, The Marina with private docks, or the Los Altos condominiums, built on the Dye Fore course with views of the Altos the Chavón artist community or Chavón River for a backdrop.
Our villa guests have access to all the facilities and activities of the Casa de Campo. Contact our guest services to arrange anything you would like to include in your vacation.
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