Perfect Spring Break!
Submitted: March 16, 2013
Stayed: March 2013
From the moment we booked, I knew we were in for a treat. The owners were personally involved every step of the way, from helping us with transportation needs, recommending restaurants and things to do, and even some special favors during our stay that were way above and beyond the call of duty.
The villa is centrally located within walking distance of Minitas Beach, La Marina, golf, and the hotel central area. Although the villa is equipped with a four-passenger golf cart, at the owner's suggestion we rented a car which came in handy for lugging our golf clubs around, and traveling to places a bit farther away, such as the shooting center and the polo fields.
The villa mixes modern amenities, including a commercial-grade kitchen and unique outdoor shower, blend easily with Dominican art throughout the living areas. The villa's housekeeper/chef was very friendly and helpful, from preparing breakfast and lunch each day, to keeping up with laundry, and even preparing a four-course Dominican dinner. Another assistant maintained the outdoor areas on a daily basis, and helped with several errands that made our stay even more enjoyable.
Although all activities at Casa de Campo are world-class, the resort is a golf lover's paradise. Three fabulous Pete Dye courses are available: Teeth of the Dog, regarded as the best course in the Caribbean; The Links; and Dye Fore, perched on the heights overlooking the Chavon River (Altos de Chavon). Tee times were available as requested, and lower fees apply after 2pm on The Links and Dye Fore courses.
Restaurant choices range from pizza to fine dining. Our favorite is La Casita, located on the pier in La Marina, which offers a wide selection of entrees in a beautiful outdoor (but covered) setting. We also like Peperoni in the main square of La Marina, and the Beach Club by Le Cirque located at Minitas Beach. La Caña at the main hotel was also great, in a more sophisticated setting.
All in all, a perfect Spring Break to celebrate the upcoming college graduation of our youngest son!
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
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