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 coast of Hispaniola. You should consider dropping by regardless of whether you're staying particularly close by. Those searching for a somewhat calm, but somewhat social beach in the Dominican Republic should give La Minitas a try. It's not the type of beach that gets packed every day, but it's not totally secluded either.

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. If available, you could also order some food from one of the mobile vendors who set up shop at the beach.

Yes, there are public restrooms at La Minitas. You'll appreciate that showers are available, 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

Beachgoers will find La Minitas on the Dominican Republic's East coast. It is near some interesting sites like La Romana Country Club, which is one of a number of attractions in the vicinity.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

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 shore, La Romana isn't out of reach at five and a half miles (nine kilometers) away.

Hotels

The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. You can generally expect to encounter quite a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

Food

When you get hungry for an afternoon snack, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, so you won't have to wander too far from these sands. One of the nearest restaurants is Beach Club by Le Cirque. The restaurant serves delicious Mediterranean food. They are also known for their desserts and pasta. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant since it's just a little ways away.

Restaurants closest to this beach are shown 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

Travelers searching for the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices on Hispaniola besides La Minitas.

If the vibrant atmosphere of La Minitas is what you're looking for, think about also visiting Catalina Island Beach West, another location where you'll find fun and action. 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're looking for something a little more private, you might enjoy Dominicus Beach. It is located within the range of a cab.

Another location you may want to try is Caleta Beach, which is located five miles away.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in the Dominican Republic; then again, visiting La Minitas or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in the Dominican Republic even more memorable.

 

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