Near the eastern tip of the Dominican Republic you’ll find the large city of La Romana, which is the host to most of the country’s largest and most posh resort hotels. The rest of the country is known for its affordability, but that isn’t really true here as it’s a Caribbean playground of the well-heeled from all over.
Most guests fly in from Europe, Canada or the United States and check in at one of the large all-inclusive resorts, often not leaving until their flight home. The city itself has plenty to offer but these large resort complexes have everything guests need for a long stay.
La Romana is popular with many from southern Europe, and staffs tend to be quite multi-lingual, including English. This is not a good choice for budget travelers, but a great choice for those looking for something exclusive.
Where to stay
There are quite a few cheaper hotels in La Romana itself, but nearly all tourists come to stay at one of the dozen or so large resort hotels in the area. Many of them are all-inclusive and on impressive grounds, most notably the famous Casa de Campo Resort. The main resorts are all quite expensive by Caribbean standards and extremely expensive by Dominican Republic standards.
The all-inclusive resorts in La Romana tend to offer much better value, especially if you can get a good package including airfare.
Unless you are ready for a very long drive in, you’ll be landing at La Romana International Airport. It’s a large and busy airport with many commercial flights coming in from all over the Caribbean, North America, and Europe.
Nonstop flights from:
San Juan, Miami, New York-JFK, Charlottetown, Montréal-Trudeau, Ottawa, Quebec City, Saint John, Toronto-Pearson, London-Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Lyon, Bologna, Milan-Malpensa, Rome-Fiumicino, Barcelona, Madrid, Brussels