A family trip to Casa de Campo can easily cost over 10,000$ for a short week. There is an incredibly large amount of things to do and places to stay while vacationing in the Hampton’s of the Caribbean. Between physical activities such as world class golf, equestrian sports, tennis, skeet shooting or swimming or more gastronomic endeavours of visiting each of the Resorts celebrated restaurants, a trip to Casa de Campo can be out of reach for many. Fortunately for you, here is a guide to having a frugal trip to Casa de Campo.

Places to stay

Located on the 7000 acres of the resort are an estimated 1700 beautiful private villas. A short drive on the resort will leave your jaw dropped as see countless homes with immaculately manicured yards. Our favourite way of visiting Casa de Campo is either with families or groups of friends. A golf trip with the boys or a family vacation during the kids holidays. Multi-family trips also create fond memories.

Villas such as Cacique #32 feature modern design, golf side and ocean views, an infinity pool and a twenty person hot tub. The 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom villa can comfortably accommodate 10 guests. With a full staff to wait on you, cook meals, serve drinks and keep everything spotless, villas such Cacique #32 starts at $4,500 per night in the low-season.

Fortunately for most people, other beautiful homes featuring fewer amenities are available for rent. Villas such as Limones #10 has 3 bed 4 bath and can comfortably accommodate 8-10 guests. The villa includes a private hot tub and bar as well as access to a large shared pool with neighbouring homes. The home also includes a private golf cart which is a necessity to experience the Resort. Priced at 600 USD per night, this home is a great choice for families and small groups of friends. Limones #10 include daily cleaning/laundry as well as prepared breakfast. Lunch and dinner can also be prepared for a small additional tip.

Eating and Drinking

Zipping around in the warm Caribbean air on your golf cart going through the palm tree lined roads of the Resort will leave you hungry. Casa de Campo has more than 25 restaurants located near the Resort hotel, The Marina and Altos de Chavon. There are small eateries which offer a quick bite to eat as well as we more upscale restaurants. Restaurants such as La Cana and La Piazzetta offer attentive service and high end selections.

Doing your own groceries and cooking for yourself is the most cost effective way of eating at Casa de Campo. The Nationale Grocery store located in the Marina is the place to get your groceries. Featuring a complete selection of local and international foods, produce, dairy/meats as well as wine and liquor.

Pina Coladas are easy to make and help with the Dominican Heat. Picking up a fresh pineapple, coconut cream and Dominican Rum at Nationale and mixing your own drinks is another cost effective Casa de Campo tip.

Located in Altos de Chavon, Ommo’s restaurant is one of our favourite place to grab a quick bite to eat and a drink. The lively bar/restaurant caters to a younger crowd. It’s menu is international and well executed.

Things to do

Casa de Campo is a playground with countless activities to do. Playing a round of golf will set you back around 300$ per person including club rentals. A quick afternoon skeet shooting lesson is 80$ per person, a one hour trail horse back ride through the Resorts lush grounds is 100$. A day trip to Catalina Island costs 40$ for a return boat ride leaving from Minitas Beach.

Spending the day at Minitas Beach doesn’t need to cost you anything. With pool and beach side lounge chairs galore and parasols to protect you from the sun, you will have your own private area to enjoy the beach. Bring your own bottled water to stay hydrated. Minitas Beach features a bar/restaurant to serve lounge chair drinks and finger food. There is also a food truck and ice cream shop.

Spending an afternoon walking around Altos de Chavon is great way to take memorable photos and experience a different world perched overlooking the Chavon river. With many places to eat and shop Altos is a fun place to visit.

The Indigenous Museum located close to the St.Niklaus Church in Altos de Chavon is a free small museum that goes into great detail over the history of the area/region going back to centuries. You can learn quite a lot in just a short hour visiting this museum. The security guards at the museum know quite a lot on the history and can answer most questions you may have in Spanish.