This Dominican Republic Destination Is Booming

It’s no secret that tourism in the Dominican Republic is booming.

Indeed, the country reported a total of 5.599 million stayover tourists last year, the largest total of any Caribbean destination, with 8.9 percent year-over-year growth.

And while much of the growth has come, unsurprisingly, in the tourism hub of Punta Cana, several other corners of the country are showing strong improvement as well.

One such hotspot is the destination of La Romana, home to the landmark Casa de Campo Resort and Villas.

La Romana, located on the Dominican Republic’s southern coast, is reporting a very strong 2015.

According to Daniel Hernandez, president of the La Romana-Bayahibe Hotels Association, the area saw an average hotel occupancy of 84.86 percent in 2015. 

That’s compared to a region-wide hotel occupancy of just 68.7 percent, according to a recent report by hotel analytics firm STR.