Have you been wondering where everyone is partying this holiday season in Casa de Campo? Well, if you’re looking for great food and a chilled-out party vibe… you might just want to check out Café Marietta in Altos de Chavón – where you’ll find much more than just great pizza.
This year Santa brought the Casa de Campo villa owners an extra tasty gift – Café Marietta in Altos de Chavón, officially opened on December 25th.
Contact: Altos de Chavón (former location of Gino’s and Café Del Sol) (809) 951-1550
OPening times: Daily 12:00pm to 2:00am
Featuring an exquisite international menu with a Mediterranean flair, SBG is a luxurious and elegant venue for a casual dinner, or an evening’s worth of entertainment. Dine by the pool, enjoying a chic and sophisticated vibe, with an occasional DJ appearance or live band.
Not included in the Casa de Campo Vacation Experience.
For more information, please call Concierge, at 809.523.3333, ext. 3165/3166, or send us an email.
Hours Lunch: 12pm – 5pm
Dinner: 6pm – 11pm
Attire Casual elegance
Capacity 200 people
Of all the restaurants in the Marina, Limoncello has stood the test of time.
There is something about Limoncello that keeps customers coming back time and time again. You see this restaurant does not see the need to “spice it up” or follow new-fangled fancy trends, they stand on the grounds of tradition, and it is perhaps exactly this that people love; the familiarity, the comfort, the reliability.
LIMONCELLO, AN ENDURING SUCCESS
Limoncello_4For nearly 15 years, Limoncello has led the way as the ‘Italian joint’ in the Plaza Portofino, their classic menu an attraction for those villa owners and visitors who come just a few times a year, knowing they can rely on their favorite dish still being on the menu.
Their most popular choice is undoubtedly the pizzas; thin and crispy and laden with fresh delicious ingredients. They’re good enough that if you close your eyes you can imagine you’re in Rome, but then open your eyes and you’ll find yourself back in paradise, arguably much better
Where: Plaza Portofino, Marina Casa de Campo
Opening times: Daily, 10am – 12am (midnight)
Wednesday open from 3pm
Contact: (809) 523-2299
La Morela in the Marina Casa de Campo opened at the end of last year and has since then earned itself a reputation of serving the most consistently delicious food in the entire Casa de Campo resort.
In recognition of La Morela’s really fantastic culinary offering, we featured the restaurant in our most recent edition of TODO Casa de Campo guide-magazine, which has been in circulation since March. Here we bring you the digital version of the review published in TODO Casa de Campo.
LA MORELA, “POP FOOD” – DELICIOUS AND DIFFERENT!
La Morela, Casa’s newest and hippest addition to dining in the Marina is daring to do something different. Their “pop food” concept is a finely honed combination of popular dishes, hence the name “pop”… that can’t be neatly boxed into any one cuisine, except perhaps that of “good food”!
champagne cocktailOn the menu you’ll find light bites, which the ladies love. The Mahi Mahi green sauce ceviche (RD$470) is excellent, and a little spicy, while their “La Carpacheria” selection, especially the lobster with passion fruit dressing (RD$610) is a favorite, as is the hummus (RD$390) served with pita bread or casabe. Another healthy option with great flavor is the Salmon with quinoa salad and orange-saffron reduction (RD$860).
Where: Plaza Portofino, Marina Casa de Campo
Opening times: Tuesdays – Saturdays, 3pm – 12am Sundays, 11am – 12am
Contact: (809) 523-2382
Altos de Chavón
Altos de Chavón is a place like no other—a replica 16th century Mediterranean village in the heart of the Dominican countryside. Meticulously designed by Dominican architect, Jose Antonio Caro, and Italian master designer and cinematographer, Roberto Coppa, every detail of Altos de Chavón was handcrafted by local artisans.
The village is a cultural center for residents, tourists, and working artists from all over the world. Active studios for artists of every medium from pottery to weaving, silk screening, and everything in between line the cobblestone streets alongside shops and boutiques showcasing their unique creations. The Art Gallery features works from noted Dominican artists, as well as artists from around the world which helps to foster a dialogue of creativity and cultural exchange. Altos de Chavón is also home to the renowned Altos de Chavón School of Design, which is affiliated with the Parsons School of Design in New York.
Casa de Campo
Casa de Campo is home to the most exclusive Caribbean resort: Country House Resort and Villas, which is an impressive hotel, resort and residential community in La Romana, on the southeast coast of the Dominican Republic.
Our tropical paradise has a unique range of facilities, including a large marina, tennis courts, polo and soccer three championship golf courses, one of them being the masterpiece of Pete Dye: Teeth of the Dog, the golf course rated #1 in the Caribbean and #52 worldwide.
One of the best things about a Caribbean vacation is getting to spend plenty of time on the beach. At Casa de Campo, our private Minitas Beach is conveniently located right in the middle of it all, so you never have to go far for a little sun and sand. There’s also plenty to do here, from a variety of watersports like snorkeling, paddleboating, and kayaking—to name a few—to indulging in a relaxing massage in our open-air pavilion. Not to mention the quintessential Minitas Beach experience, enjoying one of our famous piña coladas served in a fresh, local pineapple. And when you’re feeling like a snack, you can dine at the Beach Club by Le Cirque overlooking the Caribbean Sea.
But perhaps the best thing about Minitas Beach is that it’s a private, unspoiled haven with a calm and relaxing atmosphere, perfect for kicking back and relaxing from the comfort of a chaise lounge chair.
Palmilla Beach Saona Island
Famous for the natural beauty of its beaches, Saona Island is a popular setting for filmmakers searching for the perfect “deserted island”. Part of the government protected Parque National del Este, the seas around the island are rich in sea life with numerous species of tropical fish and birds to see.
But the real draw is Palmilla Beach, essentially a natural offshore sandbar perfect for swimming and snorkeling, and marveling at the numerous starfish found in the waist-deep waters.
The 5,000-seat Grecian-style amphitheatre is a center for the performing arts and many concerts of internationally renowned performers take place there every year. This architectural marvel was inaugurated by the late Frank Sinatra in 1982 with a live HBO special, which still airs on PBS stations throughout the US as "The Concert of the Hemispheres."
Archaeological Regional Museum
A must-see for all ages is The Archaeological Regional Museum, located behind the Church of St. Stanislaus. Often overlooked, the museum is rich with pre-Columbian artifacts that document the island's history. Featuring an extraordinary collection of more than 3,000 artifacts, including important pieces that have been featured in exhibits at the Museo del Barrio in New York, at the Petite Palais in Paris, and in Seville, Spain as a part of the Quincentenary of the Discovery of America.
Swing by for a cool tropical drink (Onno´s has over 100 to choose from) or an afternoon cappuccino or quick espresso! Onno's also features an amazing array of Tapas and delicious cuisine in a casual ambiance. Omelets in the morning, tapas or tasty burgers and sandwiches for lunch. Evening menus feature fabulous salads, baguettes, sandwiches, and numerous varieties of Tapas, plus daily chef´s specials – including genuine Dominican cuisine!! Soft dining music grows to a more upbeat Cabarete style as the evening progresses. Later in the evening, guests are invited to shuffle the furniture and dance on the comfortable porch!
Location: Altos de Chavón
Hours: Open daily from 8 :00 a.m. – until the last person departs, regardless of the time!
Reservations: Recommended during high season
Dye Fore Golf Course
The numbers are staggering: 7,740 yards in length; 7 cliff-side holes dropping 300 feet to the Chavón River below; 40 MPH gusting winds – and breathtaking 360-degree views! It all adds up to famed course architect’s Pete Dye´s latest gem at Casa de Campo: Dye Fore.
Teeth of the Dog
La Marina Mall
For your retail pleasure, there are many clothing shops, art galleries and boutiques in the Marina promenade. Be sure to catch a movie or enjoy an organic treat at the Coconut Mall & Caribbean Cinemas.
Additional shops include:
Art ´ Arena
Murphy & Nye
Marine Trader Services
Le Pharmacie & Parfums
Kiwi Saint Tropez
Poupette St Barth
Carmen Sol New York
Polanco – Leon
Harmont & Blaine
Altos de Chavón Village
This upscale shopping destination is home to a diverse collection of shops, including:
Kiwi Saint Tropez Outlet
Jenny Polanco Project
Dye Fore Pro Shop
Art Studios by Emilio Robba
Los Altos Condo Residences
C/Agustin Lara #7, 3er Piso, Piantini, Dominican Republic