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.

Located in Casa de Campo, La Minitas is on the East edge of Hispaniola. You might want even if you aren't staying nearby. The Dominican Republic's beaches are hardly known for being secluded, but La Minitas is less exposed than the others, which makes it an excellent attraction for those of you who don't want to wander too far away, but would rather avoid the most hectic parts of town.

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.

Even if you plan to dine elsewhere, the snack bar on-site could come in handy. On some days, it may be possible to get lunch from one of the local vendors who typically set up shop here.

La Minitas does have public restrooms for your convenience. Shower facilities are available here, so you can rinse off before heading back to your hotel. La Minitas is a haven for guests of Casa de Campo so crowds are limited to hotel patrons.

What's Nearby

Attractions

The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on the Dominican Republic's East coast; this area boasts other attractions such as 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 table contains attractions that are the closest.

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

The closest town is La Romana, which is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From the coast, La Romana is located roughly five and a half miles (nine kilometers) away.

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. Typically, you can expect to encounter a fair number of vacationers who are staying in the area.

Though vacationers will find relatively few places to stay nearby, those accommodation options closest to the beach can be seen in the table that follows.

Accommodations near La Minitas
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Casa de Campo Villas 1.1 mi. E Villa complex
Casa de Campo 1.4 mi. NW Resort

Food

If during your visit you start getting hungry, this beach has many nearby restaurants, and you don't have to go far from these sands. One of the closest restaurants is Beach Club by Le Cirque. This restaurant has a menu featuring Mediterranean cuisine. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their desserts and pasta. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's only a short distance away.

The table below provides a list of nearby restaurant options.

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
Dom Ham (809) 550-9220 International Very Casual 3.2 mi. WNW
Crema Pasteleria (809) 813-2103 International Informal 3.3 mi. WNW

Other Beaches

Of course, La Minitas is just one of many beaches you might like on Hispaniola.

Another location you might enjoy is Catalina Island Beach West, a popular beach beloved by tourists. You'll find it 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'd rather try a more private, less popular location, Dominicus Beach could be a good option for you. It is located within cab range of the beach.

Travelers may also want to consider Caleta Beach, located fairly close-by, so a quick cab ride 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 you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.

 

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