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 edge of Hispaniola. You might want even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Travelers who want to avoid long taxi rides will probably like Dominicus Beach. It's convenient to nearby hotels and attractions since it isn't far from the center of the city's action.

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, restrooms will not be available here, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

Since Dominicus Beach happens to be found in an area popular among tourist, you might need to hunt to get a spot!

What's Nearby


Dominicus Beach is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the Dominican Republic's East coast; the area is home to other attractions such as Casino Dominicus, which is one of the closest attractions.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. 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 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 section on Hispaniola to Dominicus Beach is Bayahibe. This interesting part of Hispaniola is only a mile and a half from the coast, so you needn't use up an entire day here. Bayahibe is known for being an active, dynamic area.


How many other people you encounter at Dominicus Beach will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. You can typically expect to share the sand with more than a few visitors from lodgings in the area.

Visitors will find a nice assortment of hotel options to pick from in the vicinity of the beach. The most convenient of which have been listed 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


Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to walk to a nearby restaurant, where you can get a taste of the local fare, within just a few miles of this shoreline. One of the closest places to eat is Le Vivier. The restaurant offers a menu of Caribbean cuisine. They are also known for serving seafood.

The table below provides a list of nearby dining options.

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

Dominicus Beach is just one of many beaches you can visit on Hispaniola.

Another location you might enjoy is Catalina Island Beach West, a popular beach beloved by tourists. 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'd rather try a more private, less popular location, La Minitas may be a good choice. You'll find it just a cab ride away.

Another option worth considering 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 offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, and dropping by Dominicus Beach is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.


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