La Minitas

Las Minitas is a private beach owned by Casa de Campo which means if you aren't staying on property, you will find it very difficult to gain access to reach this beach. Those who do make it to Las Minitas will find that the beach is very well kept, and a great locale for watersports such as paddleboating and windsurfing. There is even a beach hut called La Palapa where kids can go to play supervised games while their parents take some time alone.

Situated in Casa de Campo, La Minitas is on the East coast of Hispaniola. You might want to drop by regardless of whether you are staying very close. Beachgoers should keep in mind that, although La Minitas is by no means secluded, it's not the most crowded beach in the Dominican Republic either. It's makes a great option for vacationers who want to make the most of their trip to the beach but also want to skip out on the crowds.

How to Access The Beach
La Minitas is accessible vis a 10 minute shuttle bus or golf cart ride from Casa de Campo, provided by the resort.

Amenities and Ambiance

La Minitas is a petite stretch of pristine beach with tan colored sand and turquoise waters. Restaurants and little shops line the beach, as do umbrellas, lounge chairs, and palm trees.

Many visitors find themselves ordering a drink or snack from the concessions here, even if they move off-site for lunch. You may also have the option to try local specialties from one of the local vendors who are typically found at this location.

Yes, there are public restrooms at La Minitas. Fortunately, showers are provided, so you don't have to go back to your hotel sandy. La Minitas is a haven for guests of Casa de Campo so crowds are limited to hotel patrons.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This spot is on the East coast of Hispaniola; it's located near attractions like La Romana Country Club, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there will be more options available in the Dominican Republic. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

Activities and Attractions Near La Minitas
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
La Romana Country Club Golf Course 0.8 mi. NE Hispaniola
Casa De Campo Resort Teeth of the Dog Golf Course 1.3 mi. WNW Hispaniola
Casa De Campo Resort Links Golf Course 1.4 mi. NW Hispaniola
Altos de Chavon Amphitheater Concert Halls and Performing Arts Centers 2.1 mi. NE Hispaniola
Casa De Campo Resort Dye Fore Golf Course 2.2 mi. NE Hispaniola

Cities and Towns

La Minitas is near La Romana, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. La Romana is nearby and is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From La Minitas, La Romana is about five and a half miles (nine kilometers) away.

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. Typically, you can expect to see a fair amount of vacationers who are staying in the area.

Food

A trip to the beach isn't complete until you try an area restaurant, where you'll be able to dive into the Dominican Republic's specialty dishes, without having to stray too far. Beach Club by Le Cirque is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant serves Mediterranean food. They have become well-known, however, because of their desserts and pasta. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's just a little ways away.

Nearby restaurant options are included in the following table.

Restaurants near La Minitas
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Beach Club by Le Cirque (855) 877-3643 Mediterranean Informal 1.4 mi. NW
Chinos (809) 523-3333 Pan Asian / Pacific Rim Informal 1.4 mi. NW
Gino in Trastevere -- Italian Informal 1.4 mi. NW
La Cantina -- Cuban Informal 1.4 mi. NW
Lago Grill (809) 523-3333 Caribbean Very Casual 1.4 mi. NW
Le Boulanger -- Eclectic Informal 1.4 mi. NW
Onno's Bar -- Caribbean, Spanish Informal 1.4 mi. NW
Papa Jacks Bar & Restaurant -- International Informal 1.4 mi. NW
Peperoni -- Eclectic Fine Dining 1.4 mi. NW
Pizzeria Ristorante Limoncello -- Italian Informal 1.4 mi. NW
Restuarant El Puerto (809) 847-8853 Creole, International, Thai -- 3.2 mi. WNW
Dom Ham (809) 550-9220 International Very Casual 3.2 mi. WNW

Other Beaches

Vacationers searching for the perfect beach will have other options if La Minitas doesn't suit their tastes.

If the exciting vibe at La Minitas is one of the features you love, you'll want to consider heading to Catalina Island Beach West, a beach with a similar ambiance. It is located seven and a half miles to the west-southwest. Catalina is a divine island oasis located off the coast of La Romana that is perfect for relaxing in unspoiled splendor. Take a boat from Casa de Campo and arrive at the beach of your dreams within 45 minutes . If you're looking for something a little more private, you might find what you want at Dominicus Beach. You'll find it within cab range of the beach.

Travelers may also want to consider Caleta Beach, which is located fairly close-by, so a quick ride in a taxi is a solid choice.

La Minitas could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.

 

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