Catalina Island Beach West

Photo credit: © Ali Khosravani

Catalina is a secluded beach on uninhabited island off the coast of La Romana. The island is a national park, and kept both clean and undeveloped in order to allow animal life to thrive. Though this beach is a popular tourist day trip destination, time spent on the beach transports you back in time to the way one would imagine the Dominican Republic was like before beach resorts and city life overtook the country.

Situated near the heart of Serena Cay, Catalina Island Beach West is on the East edge of Hispaniola. You might want to drop by whether or not you're staying very close. This beach is not just another beach attraction, it also has a private beach feel——a unique quailty in a touristy place like the Dominican Republic. While Catalina Island Beach West may be a little more trouble to reach, it provides a rare chance to escape crowds of tourists.

How to Access The Beach

Catalina is reachable only by boat.

Amenities and Ambiance

This little section of beach carved into Catalina Island's west coast features refined sugar soft white sand backed by brush and palm trees. The waters are an unparalleled turquoise.

There is also a concession stand available. You may also have the option to get lunch from one of the local vendors who typically set up at this spot.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. Though Catalina is uninhabited, plenty of visitors from Casa de Campo make their way to the island's shores.

Catalina Island Beach West offers those who visit a calm and peaceful experience, in part because the region surrounding the beach is away from most urbanization.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Catalina Island Beach West on the Dominican Republic's East coast. It is near some interesting sites like Bibi Leon, which is one of the area's attractions.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't get bored. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Catalina Island Beach West
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Bibi Leon Ceramics and Pottery Shop 5.3 NE Hispaniola
Centro Cultural BoMana Concert Halls and Performing Arts Centers 5.6 NE Hispaniola
Sports Center Sporting Event Venue 5.8 NE Hispaniola
Dreams La Romana Casino Casino 11.6 E Hispaniola
Bayahibe Tourist Center Tourist Information Service 11.9 E Hispaniola

Cities and Towns

Catalina Island Beach West is near La Romana, so walking the city is a definite option. La Romana is the closest city and is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas. From the coast, La Romana isn't out of reach at five and a half miles (nine kilometers) away.


How many other people you encounter at Catalina Island Beach West will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. Catalina Island Beach West is not located near many major hotels, but it's often visited by guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

While travelers generally won't find many hotels in the area, those accommodation options closest to the beach can be seen in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Catalina Island Beach West
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Hotel Riverview 5.7 mi. NE Motel
Hotel Olimpo 6.0 mi. NE Hotel


There aren't any restaurants right on this shore, so it would be a good idea to pack a lunch for your day in the sun.

Other Beaches

Of course, Catalina Island Beach West is just one of many beaches you might like on Hispaniola.

You might also enjoy La Minitas, located within cab range of the beach. Guests of Casa de Campo will enjoy the divinely elegant beach at La Minitas. Just a short drive from the hotel, this beach is perfect for relaxing in the tropical sun or cooling off in the cool blue water.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Caleta Beach, located not too far away, meaning a quick cab ride will get you here pretty easily.

The Dominican Republic offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, and dropping by Catalina Island Beach West is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.


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