Introducing La Romana holidays 2019 / 2020
La Romana is an elegant resort on the south-east coast of the gorgeous Caribbean island of the Dominican Republic. It’s home to some of the island’s most luxurious hotels and resorts, stunning beaches of sugar-white sand and azure seas, plus championship golf courses and a beautiful marina. It’s unlikely that you’ll ever want to leave this blissful corner of paradise, but, if you’re in the mood to tour the island, the enchanting historic capital of Santo Domingo is about an hour and a half’s drive away. Or you could lose yourself in the magnificent Parque del Este, a protected national park with sub-tropical rainforest, a breathtaking coastline, and outstanding snorkelling and diving. Let's help you find the perfect cheap holiday to La Romana with our open-search system and handy price calendar.
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La Romana, Punta Cana
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Stunning Caribbean beaches, spectacular snorkelling and diving, luxurious hotels and resorts and a glittering marina are just some of the attractions in La Romana. You’ll find amenities for every possible activity, from golf to horse-riding and from spas to water sports. The resort sits on the edge of the beautiful Parque del Este, a glorious national park, which encompasses sub-tropical rainforest, caves, beaches and a sprinkling of islands. The snorkelling and scuba diving here are among the best you’ll find anywhere. The lovely island capital of Santo Domingo, with its beautiful colonial architecture, is just an hour and a half’s drive away – perfect for a day of culture and shopping!
La Romana is a large and lively town, with a fantastic range of places to eat and drink. You’ll find everything from glamorous, high-end restaurants serving award-winning cuisine to relaxed, family-friendly cafés. If you’ve chosen one of the all-inclusive hotels, you’ll be able to indulge in cuisines from around the globe, without forgetting, of course, some delicious Dominican specialities. Sancocho – also called ‘seven-meat stew’ – is easily the most famous dish on the island, and this rich, succulent stew is found on most menus. Mangú, an island classic, is made of mashed plantain, served with a fried egg, some smoky local salami and fried cheese. It’s a breakfast staple (and widely believed to be a hangover cure). You could also go for some of the fabulously fresh seafood, perhaps in the local version of paella, or simply grilled and served with a squeeze of lemon.
La Romana is a truly blissful destination for a relaxed, family holiday in the Caribbean. The many all-inclusive hotels and upmarket resorts offer special programmes for kids, with everything from mini-clubs and babysitters to a whole host of child-friendly activities. The heavenly beaches are perfect for children, with fine sand to play on, shallow, crystal-clear waters, and lots of water sports to keep older kids and teens happy. You can head off on boat trips to the little islands just offshore to find even more beaches, go snorkelling around coral reefs, trekking in rainforest or horse-riding through fields of sugar cane.
Action & Adventure
La Romana is a fantastic destination for active visitors, with a whole host of activities both on and off the water. You can take your pick of a dazzling range of water sports, from sailing and water-skiing to paddle boarding and kayaking. The snorkelling and scuba diving are outstanding – among the best you’ll find in the Dominican Republic. The nearby Parque del Este National Park is home to subtropical rainforest, dry forest, hundreds of caves, several islands and secret beaches – perfect for hiking, spelunking, and snorkelling. There are several excellent golf courses, plus facilities for tennis, riding, shooting, and archery, among countless other activities.
La Romana’s beach encapsulate the Caribbean dream: gorgeous white sand, palm trees and turquoise waters. Some of the best include the Playa El Caleton, which is the most central and easiest to access. It has plenty of facilities, including sun beds and parasols, and is particularly popular with families. Many of the luxurious hotels and exclusive resorts boast private beaches, which offer every possible amenity. Perhaps the most beautiful beaches in the area are found on the little island of Santa Catalina: tour boats will take you out to this picturesque island, where you’ll find lots of heavenly and blissfully unspoilt beaches to explore. You can also go snorkelling around the coral reefs.
If you’ve gone for one of the amazing all-inclusive hotels or luxury resorts in La Romana, you’ll be treated to a fantastic programme of entertainment. Many of the swanky cocktail bars and clubs are also open to non-guests, so you can pick and choose if you want to sample the nightlife across the town. If you’re not much of a clubber, there are a couple of great chill-out lounges and beach bars to try. The Alto de Chavon, a recreation of a 16th-century Mediterranean village in the Casa de Campo complex, is probably the main hub for local nightlife, and has a fantastic selection of bars and clubs.
This corner of the gorgeous island oozes romance. Who can resist the Caribbean beaches of white sand? The impossibly blue sea? Or the endless list of water sports and things to do? Plus, La Romana has got some of the most beautiful and luxurious hotels to be found anywhere in the Caribbean, if you want to treat you and your loved one to somewhere special. You can simply relax on one of the gorgeous beaches, marvel at the colourful fish swirling around the coral reefs, tee off on one of the championship courses, enjoy a couple’s massage at the spa, or take a boat trip out to one of the islands to find a secluded beach for an intimate picnic. You’ll find lots of restaurants, shops and bars, particularly in the Alto de Chavon, a recreation of a 16th-century Mediterranean village, located in the Casa de Campo complex.
La Romana is a relatively modern town, established little more than a century ago, so you won’t find much in the way of historical sights. Most of the cultural activities are located in the Alto de Chavon village, which puts on a regular programme of events, including art exhibitions, concerts and performances in its beautiful outdoor amphitheatre. The beautiful island capital of Santo Domingo has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is replete with stunning colonial architecture. This was the first permanent settlement in the so-called New World after Christopher Columbus's arrival on the island in 1492, and its breathtaking cathedral, along with a host of other splendid buildings, were the first in the Americas.