Along Dominican Republic’s Southeastern Coast lie vast sugar cane fields surrounding some of the Caribbean’s most beautiful resorts and beaches of La Romana and Bayahibe. These areas boast a combination of picturesque beaches, chic accommodations and desirable attractions.
Founded in the early 19th century, La Romana was originally a sugar-producing region that was also developed as a commercial port for the transport of sugarcane and wood. Today, with its brilliant waters, tropical forests and an excellent range of activities, La Romana provides the ideal destination for families, honeymooners, divers and golfers alike.
Within La Romana is Casa de Campo, a Leading Hotel of the World and one of the most luxurious and complete resorts in the Caribbean. The resort boasts a marina with internationally renowned boutiques and restaurants that serve haute cuisine, as well as Altos de Chavón, a beautiful replica of a 16th century artists’ village overlooking the Chavon River.
Nearby, the local resort area of Bayahibe was originally founded as a fishing village in 1874 and is now known as a favorite destination for the beach and sun. This ecotourism-rich destination is located just 25 minutes east of La Romana and allows visitors to enjoy a tour of the surrounding nature and absorb the history of the authentic fishing village. The Bayahibe region is also home to the country’s national flower, the beautifully exotic Bayahibe Rose.
From the port of Bayahibe is where boats go to Saona Island and from Casa de Campo to Catalina Island. Two paradisiacal islands in an enviable and protected natural environment (within the National Park of the East) that will not leave anyone indifferent.
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