Gianfranco Fini & Piero Giacosa - Two Italian gentlemen with roots as designers and visionaries, had a dream. They took their dream half way around the world to the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean - and a country called the Dominican Republic. Here they met with the owners of the fabulous Casa de Campo resort. The resort owners heard these men, their dream, and gave it wings...
Today, located at Latitude 18 degrees 23.9 North and Longitude 68 degrees, 54.2 West, their amazing dream is reality. Where the Chavon River meets the Caribbean Sea at the water´s edge of a 7,000 acre resort, is a chic new community and paradise found for sailors as well as those who have a need for speed... boats!
Inspired by the old seaside villages of the Mediterranean, but equipped with all the most modern services to guarantee a comfortable, relaxing stay, Casa de Campo Marina extends over more than 90,000 square meters. Its colorful residential architecture includes 105 units including villas and townhouse-type apartments, many with a private pier. In the Calle Barlovento, besides the residential apartments, there are numerous shops to satisfy any need, while the Piazza Portofino, with its beautiful restaurants, pizzerias, ice cream shops and cafés, is the center of the night life and the natural backdrop for shows, sports and cultural events. The Casa de Campo Marina is where resort guests shop, dine and gaze at some of the finest vessels cruising the high seas; lovers of the sea reside; and cruising yachtsmen moor for maintenance, or come and play at the Caribbean´s Most Complete Resort!
The Yacht Club, at the center of the Marina, is a beautiful, stately facility that beckons yachtsmen off the seas. This private Club is an architectural gem with striking lounges, a stunning bar, winding staircase and open upper and lower ocean view terraces. The Yacht Club has a sailing school, with international teachers from Costa Smeralda Yacht Club in Italy.
COCUNUT MALL & THEATERS
Yes, you read it right. The Caribbean´s Most Complete Resort has its own Mall! The Coconut Mall at the Marina is the site of an international bank, a gourmet deli, rental cars, furniture store and more. And least we forget... The Caribbean Cinemas! For a change of pace from dancing into the night throughout your vacation, guests can catch first run movies in English - with Spanish subtitles at the Caribbean Cinemas in the Coconut Mall. And, for groups meeting on site, the theatres with their wonderful high back chairs are available for meetings during the day. To see what's currently playing at the movies: http://caribbeancinemasrd.com
From gourmet delights, fine gems, salons, nautical and chic attire, to furniture and yacht sales, everything for your Casa de Campo vacation and items for treasured memories to take home can be found at the quality boutiques of the Casa de Campo Marina.
RESTAURANTS & BAR
For the freshest seafood, succulent steaks, luscious dishes from Spain, fine Italian, or fresh sushi and more, the restaurants at the Marina offer a variety of cuisine sure to suit your pallet. After a fine dinner meal, stroll around the Marina for sweet treats, fine wine, cigars, music and nighttime entertainment.
The Scuola della Vela at Casa de Campo provides a wonderful opportunity for individual sailing lessons for children 12 years of age through adults, great family bonding experience, group team building and more. Scuola della Vela has always been the reference point for sailing enthusiasts at the renowned Costa Smeralda. Directed by Franco Piston, a national instructor FIV, the school has been teaching sailing at the Cost Smeralda since 1978, assisted by national instructors and sailing experts.
More than 3,000 sailing students have taken courses on vessels ranging from 3 to 10 meters. Scuola della Vela has for the last 27 years managed the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda School; for the last 10 years managed the Yacht Club Pultu Quatu School; and several years ago launched a new base at the Casa de Campo Marina in the Dominican Republic. The school´s policy is to maintain the highest standards in both didactics and equipment while ensuring professional, well prepared staff contributes to the schools growth. Our goal is to be open to all while maintaining a strong control on the quality education provided.
Casa de Campo Marina is a paradise for sailing, as well as for high speed boats. The concrete docks with wooden catwalks access each boat mooring equipped with water, electricity and cable TV. Gasoline and diesel fuel are available at two different points that are easily distinguishable. For large boats up to 250 feet, there are six points for direct refueling. In addition to various types of shops in the square and in the interior Calle Barlovento, the Marina has a laundry, a ship chandler, a shipyard for any type of repair and a travel lift that can carry up to 120 tons. The Harbormaster´s Office performs all the functions of a modern Marina. It not only furnishes daily weather bulletins and other information necessary for navigation but also manages a modern system of video-surveillance that guarantees maximum security.
To contact the Harbor Master, click here.
BOAT & YACHT SALES
If you visit the Casa de Campo Marina and are compelled to purchase a yacht of your own, we have it covered. You will find offices of the best international brands, answering any questions or service you might need.
IBC Shipyard is a Gold Rated Azimut service center and a member of the Benetti Service Network, a concession given to top-of-the-line shipyards only.
The Casa de Campo Marina features the most modern shipyard in the Caribbean for any type of repair and a travel lift that can carry up to 120 tons.
For more information contact the Harbor Master, click here.