It only takes ten minutes to arrive here by shuttle-bus, but as you can see, the trip is well worth breaking away from your stay at Casa de Campo. The resort and the beach are extremely private with the elite of South America residing here. So chances are unless you’re staying at the resort, you won’t be able to access La Minitas Beach. People will ask about the color of the sand and the water. And of course, your tan.
La Minitas Beach is pristine in anyone’s book, but mainly kept nice for the residents. There is a breakwater and roped off area for swimming. Still, a small fishing boat may venture in – watch out. It is small, but clean and has a beach shop and restaurant. Make sure to take along a little spending money and plenty of sun screen.
Ask the concierge when the shuttle runs, or you can rent a golf cart and drive yourself. Once there, you’ll find a myriad of water sports and fun stuff. Here you’ll be able to rent kayaks, windsurf boards, paddleboats, hobies, and if you’re in to fishing – that can be arranged, right on the beach.
Look around for the special massage room – and get a massage right on the beach with the surf gently coming ashore. The craziness that is La Romana will be massaged right out of you. But remember that you can enjoy the day here and take a short hop to downtown La Romana and enjoy a cup of coffee with the bread from any of a number of bakeries. Card playing, dominoes, and chess make up just a little of the nightlife in La Romana. Of course with the Dominican Republic being famous for cigars, you’ll probably smell one or two before you leave this paradise in the Caribbean. Make sure to buy a few if you know a friend who enjoys them, but remember to get local help. Cigar stores are notorious for selling you something that may not be the real deal.
Then there’s the fully staffed La Palapa – or beach hut – designed for kiddos to play supervised games and sports. The staff there will watch your kids while you treat yourself to some fun in the sun.
There’s a variety of restaurants around La Minitas Beach. Plan a sunset meal – recommended. Visit other things to do at Casa de Campo.
La Romana – La Minitas – BEACH INDEX:
- Sand – medium grain/coral based.
- Facilities – full
- Shade – umbrellas/shade tents.
- Sports – all for rental here.
- Notes – can get crowded during high season.