Lifestyle & Parenting

Dominican for Days

June 13, 2018

The Dominican Republic lives up to its reputation as a postcard-perfect tropical destination and, with 7,000 acres of palm trees, pristine beaches and outstanding dining, it’s easy to see why Casa de Campo is one of the leading hotels in ther country and, indeed, the world. Here, our friend and style/travel blogger extraordinaire La Carmina dishes on her days (and must-dos) in the D.R.

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stay. Instantly feel at home at the luxurious Casa de Campo resort located in La Romana, which is considered the most beautiful and exclusive area of the Dominican Republic. Casa de Campo was founded in 1974, but recent renovations have modernized the rooms with a warm, open vibe. For a taste of the rock-star life, rent one of the breathtaking villas, complete with a private pool and panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea.

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spa. Nestled in a grove of palm trees, The Spa at Casa de Campo feels like a peaceful getaway into the wild. The spa incorporates traditional techniques and local, organic ingredients in its menu of treatments. Try the signature Ayurvedic massage, for 90 minutes of targeted healing that will rejuvenate both body and mind.

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swim. The D.R. is known for its pristine beaches, and one of the best on the entire island is Playa Minitas, which just so happens to be Casa de Campo’s own private beach. Relax on this uncrowded stretch of soft white sand, or try such water activities as snorkeling, kayaking and paddleboarding.

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savour. With multiple restaurants to choose from, the resort promises to satisfy even the most jaded holiday foodie. Order the “tuna pizza” and fusion rolls at Pubbelly Sushi, indulge in sangria and paella at La Casita and enjoy Italian favourites at La Piazzetta while being serenaded by a trio of musicians. Casa de Campo’s latest addition is Minitas Beach Club, which features an open-air bar with minimal lines. Relax over healthy Mediterranean and Latin American dishes while gazing out at the ocean view.

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sip. Two Dominican specialities are fresh fruit and outstanding rums (the labels Brugal, Barcelo and Bermudez are local favourites). At the main resort bar La Caña, these make up the perfect tropical drink: freshly blended pineapple juice with Ron Bermudez Aniversario dark rum. Also, be sure to taste the Coco Chanel cocktail: an addictive mix of coconut puree, lime juice, white rum and black pepper.


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