What everyone knows: this place is very expensive. What I was hopeful about, but needed to confirm with my own experience: it's worth the money. The recommendations to do the all-inclusive plan were spot on, particularly if you plan to eat and drink a lot. As others mentioned, this place is fantastic if you enjoy golf, tennis, skeet shooting, and horseback riding. Beautiful grounds and immaculate rooms. Would recommend the Elite Balcony rooms that have cathedral ceilings. The golf carts are a great touch and to be honest, necessary, given how spread out everything is (i.e., marina, alto de chavon, the private beach, etc). Here are a few suggestions for resort management which would have made the stay spectacular, instead of excellent:
1 - golf: elite golf courses such as those onsite at Casa De Campo should supply large towels in the golf carts. I have paid $50 on county golf courses and received a towel in the golf cart; to pay hundreds of dollars to play a course, often in extreme heat, with no towel provided, just doesn't make sense.
2 - all-inclusive: one of the benefits of an all-inclusive is not having to fuss with carrying wallets/cash; at this resort, you must carry with you and present your room card anytime you want a drink or snack or meal. There must be a better way to handle this process, whether issuing people wrist bands, or a combination of asking for a room number, then have staff look up the number and determine the party's last name, and then require the party to print and sign their name to the receipt? Something needs to be done to eliminate the need to carry around a room card. It would make the stay that much more pleasant.
Also - re the all-inclusive: I think the fees are high enough that the mini bar should be included. Seems kind of petty to exclude it.
3 - Golf carts: great idea; but it would be such a better experience if carts were electric rather than the smelly gas which permeates this beatiful resort.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the most exclusive resort destination in the Caribbean—Casa de Campo Resort and Villas—a stunning 7,000-acre hotel, resort, and residential community in La Romana on the southeastern coast of the Dominican Republic. Our tropical playground features a unique array of amenities, including an expansive marina, tennis courts, and polo facilities. Casa de Campo is also one of the most sought-after Dominican Republic golf resorts featuring three championship golf courses — including Pete Dye’s masterpiece, Teeth of the Dog, the #1 ranked course in the Caribbean and number 39 in the world. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Casa De Campo Hotel La Romana
- Casa De Campo Dominican Republic
- Casa Del Campo Dominican Republic