The Dominican Republic is a truly unique destination, boasting centuries of rich history, fascinating culture and unparalleled natural beauty. Hotel Casa Hemingway is located in Juan Dolio, a serene town on the southern coast of Hispaniola; the capital city of Santo Domingo is a short drive away. Whether you’re joining us here to shop, explore famous landmarks or simply enjoy the sun and surf, you’ll find our hotel perfectly placed.
Guavaberry Golf & Country Club
Designed by legendary golfer and architect Gary Player, Guavaberry offers over 7,000 yards of championship golf, bordered by a nature preserve and verdant tropical forest. The par-72 course is suitable for players of all skill and experience levels. Additional facilities include a driving range, a pro shop and a restaurant and bar.
Santo Domingo Shopping
Located less than an hour’s drive from the hotel, Santo Domingo is home to several shopping malls, from the environmentally friendly Ágora Mall to the decidedly upscale Blue Mall. Sambil, another popular shopping center in town, includes an aquarium and a multi-screen movie theater
Santo Domingo Historic Zone
Ciudad Colonial (or Zona Colonial, as most residents call it) is the city’s historic district, and a World Heritage site; founded at the end of the 15th century, it’s the oldest European settlement in the New World. Though less than two square miles in size, it is packed with some of Santo Domingo’s most noteworthy attractions, including Catedral Primada de América and the Alcázar de Colón. Relax in Parque Colón or Plaza de España, and be sure to visit the Ruins of the San Francisco Monastery on Sunday evenings for live music and dancing.
Juan Dolio Fishing
Juan Dolio was originally established as a fishing village, so it’s no surprise that deep-sea fishing is one of the area’s most popular activities. There are several fishing charters and tours just moments from the hotel; plan an excursion, and you might find yourself reeling in a marlin or a barracuda!
Juan Dolio Scuba DivinG
Divers will be delighted with the amount of excellent dive sites in the area; most are accessible via boat rather than from the shore, and the nearby protected areas offer much in the way of marine biodiversity. You’ll discover a wide range of fish, coral and even archaeological finds (such as the sunken ships at La Caleta National Underwater Park).