Dominicus Beach

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Located on the Domincan Republic's south coast, Playa Dominicus is the first beach on the island to have achieved Blue Flag Beach status, so you can be sure your experience will be a good one. Bring your snorkeling gear, because the calm waters that lack a strong undertow are great for snorkeling.

Located in the vicinity of La Romana, Dominicus Beach is on the East coast of Hispaniola. You might want regardless of whether you are staying in the immediate vicinity. Those of you who might prefer a beach that's a little less crowded, but still fun and active, should pay a visit to Dominicus Beach. It's not one of the beaches that's always brimming with visitors, but it's not dead and empty either.

How to Access The Beach
Avenida Eladia leads right to the beach where there is a free parking lot.

Amenities and Ambiance

Dominicus Beach is a white sand beach lined with brush and palm trees. The waters are a calm teal, inviting visitors in to test it out.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

Since Dominicus Beach can be found in an area popular among tourist, you might want consider the time when you plan your visit.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Dominicus Beach on the Dominican Republic's East coast. It is near Casino Dominicus, which is one of the favorite local destinations.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there will be more options available in the Dominican Republic. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Dominicus Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Casino Dominicus Casino 0.3 NE Hispaniola
Bayahibe Tourist Center Tourist Information Service 1.8 NNW Hispaniola
Dreams La Romana Casino Casino 2.5 NW Hispaniola
Centro Cultural BoMana Concert Halls and Performing Arts Centers 10.7 WNW Hispaniola
Estadio Francisco Micheli Sporting Event Venue 12.3 WNW Hispaniola

Cities and Towns

The closest part on Hispaniola to Dominicus Beach is Bayahibe. This destination is just a mile and a half from the shore, so it is a good option even if you are somewhat strapped for time. It's important to note that Bayahibe is a highly urbanized region.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. You can typically expect to see a fair amount of travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

You'll find a reasonable selection of lodgings within a car's reach. A list of the closest possibilities can be viewed in the table below.

Accommodations near Dominicus Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Viva Wyndham Dominicus Palace 0.1 mi. N Resort
Catalonia Gran Dominicus 0.2 mi. ESE Resort
Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus 0.3 mi. NE Resort
Cabanas Elke 0.3 mi. NW Hotel
Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach 0.3 mi. NW Resort
Hotel Oasis Canoa La Romana 0.7 mi. ESE Resort
Hotel Bayahibe 1.0 mi. NW Hotel
Cabanas Trip Town -- -- Cottages
Dreams La Romana 2.5 mi. NW Resort
Cabanas La Bahia -- -- Cottages


If you visit the beach around lunchtime the area near this beach provides some viable options, so you won't have to wander too far from these sands. One of the nearest places to eat is Le Vivier. This restaurant serves Caribbean cuisine. They are also known for serving seafood.

Restaurants closest to this beach are shown in the table below.

Restaurants near Dominicus Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Le Vivier (829) 787-4998 Caribbean Informal 0.3 mi. NNW
Doña Clara Restaurant (809) 833-0159 International Very Casual 1.0 mi. NW
El Cafecito de la Cubana (849) 816-1124 Creole, Cuban Very Casual 1.8 mi. NNW
Tracadero Restaurant (809) 906-3664 Italian Informal 1.8 mi. NNW
Capitan Kidd (809) 350-1977 Bar and grill Very Casual -- --
L'ombelico del Mundo (829) 874-1637 Italian -- -- --
Mama Mia's -- Italian Very Casual -- --
Restaurante Mare Nostrum -- International -- -- --
Barefoot Grill (809) 221-8880 American Very Casual 2.5 mi. NW
Bordeaux (809) 221-8880 French Fine Dining 2.5 mi. NW
Coco Cafe (809) 221-8880 Café Very Casual 2.5 mi. NW
Himitsu (809) 221-8880 Pan Asian / Pacific Rim Informal 2.5 mi. NW

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find other beaches besides Dominicus Beach on Hispaniola.

You might also enjoy Catalina Island Beach West, which is in a pretty active location. You'll find it 13 miles to the west. 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 it's a bit of peace and quiet you're after, La Minitas is an area removed from some more heavily-traveled spots. It is located only a cab ride away from the coast.

Another location you may want to try is Bayahibe, which is an additional nearby Dominican Republic destination. The exotic destination of Bayahibe is perfect for all sorts of travelers, whether seeking rest and relaxation or fun and adventure. From lounging on the beach to booking an excurtion to the off-shore nature preserve of Catalina, Bayahibe has plenty to offer.

The Dominican Republic has plenty to offer its visitors, and Dominicus Beach is just one of the many options.


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