The list of all the things we love about Beyoncé and Jay-Z is lengthy, and making time for each other through their incredible holidays is definitely up there. The Dominican Republic is a popular favourite of Bey and Jay and they have been known to spend their R&R time in the Casa de Campo Resort & Villas.
The power couple, who were spotted in Jamaica a couple of months ago, following the announcement of their On The Run II tour, are frequent visitors to the Caribbean. They even celebrated their wedding anniversary in the luxury romantic resort four years ago. If you’re looking for a romantic escape this year, then the Dominican Republic might just be the destination for you.
The sovereign state in the island of Hispaniola, in the Greater Antilles archipelago of the Caribbean region is a sunny beach paradise, well-known for its private luxury. It shares the archipelago with Haiti and is the second largest Caribbean nation after Cuba.
Things to do
Relaxing on the beach goes without saying in the Dominican Republic – Bávaro Beach, Punta Cana is one of the most famous sandy beaches along with Playa Rincón and Playa Dorada, Puerto Plata. There are plenty of other things to do too such as exploring the shores on excursions and finding the 27 waterfalls of Rio Damajagua (the 27 Charcos).
For the more adventurous holiday-makers, you’ll be able to go scuba diving and snorkelling on Catalina Island and whale watching in Samaná Bay.
Los Tres Ojos is a 50-yard open-air limestone cave in the Mirador del Este park, in the Santo Domingo Este municipality of the Dominican Republic. The national park is home to three lakes and is the most popular attractions in the country.
Where to stay
Casa de Campo Resort & Villas is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World and is truly a resort like no other. Over 7,000 tropical acres on the southeastern coast of the Dominican Republic, it has everything you need for a luxury getaway. There’s a 370-slip Marina & Yacht Club, Polo & Equestrian Club, 13 tennis courts and three championship golf courses.
If you fancy treating yourself to an all-out shopping spree, Altos de Chavón is a 16th century-style village with shops, boutiques, museums, art galleries and a 5,000-seat Grecian-style amphitheater that was inaugurated by Frank Sinatra.
Stay anonymous on the private Minitas Beach, and indulge in a relaxing couples massage in the spa. There are also horse-drawn carriage rides at sunset for something extra special and if it’s a special occasion with your other half book a private meal for two on the ‘Amore balcony’ overlooking the Altos de Chavón.
Seven nights on all-inclusive basis in an elite room with patio and including return flights from London Gatwick on 5, 12 and 19 June from £1,899 per person, Book here.
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