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 should consider dropping by regardless of whether you are staying in the vicinity. Although you'll make many choices while on vacation, choosing a beach that suits your family could be one of the most important. the Dominican Republic is full of fun options, like Dominicus Beach.

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, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

Since Dominicus Beach is of course found in an active, busy area, you'll want to plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


This spot is on the Dominican Republic's East coast. It's located near Casino Dominicus, which is one of the local attractions.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't get bored. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed 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 location is just a mile and a half from the beach, meaning a visit doesn't need to take up the whole day. It's important to note that Bayahibe is a vibrant area.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how many people have booked rooms nearby. You can generally expect to share the sand with more than a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

Guests will find a nice assortment of resorts and hotels to choose from in the vicinity of Dominicus Beach. The closest of which are shown in the following table.

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


Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you enjoy a meal at a local restaurant, where you can dive into the Dominican Republic's specialty dishes, without straying too far from your current location. One of the nearest places to eat is Le Vivier. The restaurant serves Caribbean food. They have become well-known, however, because of their seafood.

The table below lists nearby restaurants.

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
El Mundo Bar and Restaurant (809) 833-0476 Italian, Latin American 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 -- -- --

Other Beaches

Needless to say, Dominicus Beach isn't the only beach worth visitng on Hispaniola.

If the vibrant atmosphere of Dominicus Beach has you wanting more of the same, you'll want to consider heading to Catalina Island Beach West, another destination with a good amount of excitement. 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, La Minitas could be a good option for you. It is located only a cab ride away from the coast.

Another location you may want to try is Bayahibe, another great beach choice in the Dominican Republic. 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.

Dominicus Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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