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.

Set in the vicinity of La Romana, Dominicus Beach is on the East edge of Hispaniola. You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying very close. Vacationers who want a somewhat serene and secluded beach, that's also not too far from the town's amenities might enjoy stopping by Dominicus Beach for a few hours. It's not the type of beach that gets packed every day, 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.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

Since Dominicus Beach is of course located within a major tourist area, many try to show up early.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the East coast of Hispaniola. It's located near Casino Dominicus, which is one of the popular spots in the area.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Dominicus Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Casino Dominicus Casino 0.3 mi. NE Hispaniola
Casino Diamante Dominicus Casino 0.3 mi. NNE Hispaniola
Bayahibe Tourist Center Tourist Information Service 1.8 mi. NNW Hispaniola
Dreams La Romana Casino Casino 2.5 mi. NW Hispaniola
Arte Cuseco Art Gallery 2.8 mi. NE Hispaniola
Sports Center Sporting Event Venue 10.0 mi. NW Hispaniola
Bibi Leon Ceramics and Pottery Shop 10.5 mi. WNW Hispaniola
Centro Cultural BoMana Concert Halls and Performing Arts Centers 10.7 mi. WNW Hispaniola

Cities and Towns

The nearest region on Hispaniola to Dominicus Beach is Bayahibe. This destination is just a mile and a half from the coast, so it is a good option even if you are somewhat strapped for time. Bayahibe is noted as a fast-paced and busy region.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how full nearby hotel rooms are. Typically, you can expect to encounter quite a few other guests who are staying close by.

You'll find a good amount of hotels which can be reached in the car. A list of the closest options are seen in the list 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


A hot day at the beach will have you craving more than just a cocktail; no beach day is complete until you visit an area restaurant, where you can dive into the Dominican Republic's specialty dishes, within just a few miles of this shoreline. Le Vivier is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant features Caribbean food. They are also known for serving seafood.

The table below lists dining options near this beach.

Restaurants near Dominicus Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Le Vivier (829) 787-4998 Caribbean Informal 0.3 mi. NNW
Rancho el Paso (809) 688-5197 Italian Very Casual -- --
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 -- --
Heladeria Fragola Pistachio -- -- -- -- --
L'ombelico del Mundo (829) 874-1637 Italian -- -- --
Mama Mia's -- Italian Very Casual -- --
Restaurante La Punta (809) 833-0080 Grill Very Casual -- --
Restaurante Mare Nostrum -- International -- -- --
Barefoot Grill (809) 221-8880 American Very Casual 2.5 mi. NW

Other Beaches

Hispaniola has several beautiful beaches, so if Dominicus Beach doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

If the active mood at Dominicus Beach has you wanting more of the same, you'll want to consider heading to Catalina Island Beach West, another location where you'll find fun and action. It is located 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 you're looking for something a little more private, you might find what you want at La Minitas. It is located within the range of a taxi.

Another location you may want to try is Bayahibe, one of the many great Dominican Republic beach sites. 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 offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, and Dominicus Beach is just one of the many options.


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