Translated as "country house," Casa de Campo, on its own beach, functioned for many years as the most visible, most alluring, and most glamorous resort in the Dominican Republic. And although its preeminence has been challenged by newer, more cutting-edge resorts, it still exerts a powerful hold on the imagination of the country's image of itself as a tourist destination. There's a staggering variety of accommodations you can rent here, from a conventional but very comfortable hotel room to an entire house. Decor tends to be reasonably consistent throughout: Tiles, craft objects, mahogany furniture mostly built in the D.R., mahogany louvered doors, and neutral-toned fabrics, usually white, adorn the interior of both the public areas and the accommodations.
Facilities: 8 restaurants; 5 bars; babysitting; bikes; horseback riding; polo; children's center (ages 3-12); 4 18-hole golf courses; health club; aerobics; 2 outdoor pools; 20 semiprivate pools; theater; room service; 13 tennis courts (10 lit); watersports equipment
- © Frommer's 2013
- Very Highly Recommended 2010