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 might want to drop by whether or not you're staying in the immediate vicinity. Those of you who spend part of the afternoon at this beach can make the most of their relaxation time without having to wander too far from civilization.

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. Sometimes, visitors will be able to order lunch from one of the local vendors who operate at or near this spot.

You will be able to use a public restroom at La Minitas. You'll appreciate that showers are available, so you don't have to spend the rest of the afternoon covered in sand. La Minitas is a haven for guests of Casa de Campo so crowds are limited to hotel patrons.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the Dominican Republic's East coast; the area hosts attractions such as La Romana Country Club, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table includes the closest attractions.

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 a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. La Romana is the closest city and is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From the shore, La Romana is about five and a half miles (nine kilometers) away.


How many other people you encounter at La Minitas will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. Typically, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few visitors from lodgings in the area.


One of the best ways to round off a laid-back trek to the beach is to enjoy a meal at a local restaurant, where you can sample regional favorites, within a reachable distance. One of the closest places to eat is Beach Club by Le Cirque. The restaurant serves delicious Mediterranean food. Many guests rave about their desserts and pasta. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk since it's just a short distance away.

Some nearby restaurant options are listed below.

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

Of course, you'll find other beaches besides La Minitas on Hispaniola.

If the vibrant atmosphere of La Minitas has you wanting more of the same, consider heading to Catalina Island Beach West, another destination with a good amount of excitement. 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 a more secluded beach experience, you might enjoy Dominicus Beach. You'll find it within the range of a cab.

Another location you may want to try is Caleta Beach, located reasonably close-by, so a short cab ride will get you here pretty easily.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in the Dominican Republic, but La Minitas is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.


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