A Flight Attendant Blog ~ 5 Star Casa de Campo ~ Super All Inclusive ~ Caribbean

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​"Hi, my name is Julie Craven-Benneddeb. I am a Purser Flight Attendant for American Airlines based out of Miami. I am told I am one of the most traveled members of our staff and try and get on a vacation of some sort at least once a month or every 2 months! I love sharing my stories and adventures and helping others plan their vacations!"

Read my Casa de Campo Resort & Villas latest trip report & blog, and where and how to book it below!

It's the best hotel I have ever visited in the Caribbean and it's on a 'Super All-inclusive basis' with guaranteed room upgrade and a huge range of additional FREE EXTRAS for airline and travel industry employees! 

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THE SUPER ALL-INCLUSIVE $99 STAFF DEAL WE BOOKED!! SAVING $100'S per night!

Guaranteed' Upgrade to Deluxe Patio/Balcony Room*
+ FREE non motorized watersports 
+ FREE Trap Shooting session!
+ FREE 25min Spa Massage per person 
+ 50% Discount from further Spa Massage
+ FREE Golf Buggy per room
+ FREE 
unlimited guided horseback riding
+ FREE unlimitted Golf Driving Range access
+ 50% Discount Golf Green Fees

​+ FREE cancellation up to day of check-in

SEE MY FAMILY'S PERSONAL PHOTO'S OF THE TRIP AND SOME OF THE HOTEL PICTURES IN MY PHOTO GALLERY!

Read my story and blog below and then CLICK TO BOOK IT HERE!  

Photo Gallery

Click on any picture to enter the full photo gallery

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FIRST A FEW WORDS ON THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

An Island Paradise like no other


An all time favorite with airline staff in the Caribbean, The Dominican Republic is an incredible island paradise in the heart of the Caribbean. Breathtaking Beaches, Mountains and valleys make up a diverse photogenic land.

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Known for their warm and hospitable people, Dominican Republic is a destination like no other, featuring astounding nature, intriguing history and rich culture. 

... Here you can dance to the pulse pounding thrill of the merengue, renew in the luxurious and diverse hotels, explore ancient relics of centuries past, delight in delicious Dominican gastronomy or enjoy ecotourism adventures in their magnificent national parks, mountain ranges, rivers and amazing beaches. We love it and actually I have been there almost a dozen times!

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HOW TO GET THERE ~ Casa De Campo Resort & Villas 

Its simple! Fly in to either Punta Cana PUJ International Airport (45mins) or Santo Domingo SDQ Las Americas International Airport (1 hour) or La Romana LRM International Airport if you can find a flight into this airport (not so many but it's only 5-10 minutes from resort, take local taxi),

Click on the airport names above to view flight schedules to assist your planning! 

My family and I flew into Punta Cana and took a Nexus Tours scheduled coach transfer which takes you to directly to the resort very cheaply or you can grab a cab! Click on the Map to expand view!

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WE ARRIVED TO A WARM WELCOME!

We arrived at his beautiful resort and were greeted VIP style with a refreshing cold towel and a welcome drink. Mine was a yummy glass of champagne and were then quickly checked into our luxurious rooms whilst the concierge booked our activities.

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Honstely I have have never Been to a hotel that has so much to do, and suits singles, couples & families galore. The kids wanted to go horse back riding and the resort offers free unlimited treks so we booked 1 for each day we were there. They also booked our dinner at the wonderful Spanish restaurant over at the Marina that evening La Casita and the following evening at the quant village of Altos De Chavon we ate Italian food at La Piazzetta both were included in the all inlusive package. 

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That day we enjoyed a wonderful lunch at La Cana restaurant which overlooks the pool They have several bars and the one next to the lobby has nightly entertainment a lot of fun so bring your dancing shoes.
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This is way more that an all inclusive resort the restaurants are 5 * quality and range from Italian sushi to spanish and mediterranean,  they also have the Lago restaurant which is a buffet offering breakfast lunch and dinner if that wasn’t enough they offer snacks around the pool and at the lobby bar. 

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LUXURIOUS ROOMS TO SLEEP!

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We had our guaranteed upgrade and received 2 Deluxe balcony rooms which were gorgeous and the bathrooms were modern with a tub and a huge walk in shower, we were given FREE 2 golf carts to use and get around this enormous resort during our stay ~ you will need your drivers license to have you name added as one of the drivers. Our rooms were connecting rooms which was great will 3 teenagers and looked out onto one of their 3 beautiful and luxuriently green golf courses.

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'THE BEACH'

Minitas Beach is very close by and easy to reach with your personal golf cart so you can all go where you want when you want making it so convenient. Here you can enjoy a sea of water sports! Choose from snorkeling, kayaking, hobie cats, windsurfers and paddleboats. The fabulous Beach Club by Le Cirque, located right on Minitas Beach, offers superb dining overlooking the Caribbean Sea! 

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AND YET MORE TO DO!


​We also all tried our hand at Clay pigeon shooting and the guides were wonderful and patient with us (a one time per stay per person is free with the all inclusive package). Never done that before and was surprised at how well we all did! It was great fun as well!

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Then it was time for horse back riding! The whole family took part. Casa de Campo Resort and Villas’ extensive equestrian center is among the best in the Caribbean. Private guides are available for individual or group trail rides on two of our cattle ranches. The Equestrian and Polo are directed by Fernando Arata, originally from Argentina, a professional polo player with ample experience in the field.

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ANYONE FOR GOLF?

Not being golfers ourselves but I know a lot of airline and travel indisurty staff are, so its' definately worth a word here! At Casa de Campo Resort and Villas, golf isn’t just a pastime, it’s a way of life we are told. With 3 championship courses carved from the earth along the pristine Caribbean Sea – fringing the ocean, overlooking the Chavón River, and winding throughout our spectacular grounds, it’s no wonder this classic sport is so popular here. 

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Staff can experience these amazing golf courses first hand at special industry employee rates (50% discount applicable for The Links and Dye Fore golf courses)

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Even for non golfers like my family, the scenery is truly dramatic and beautiful as a backdrop.

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A FINAL SUMMARY

The staff at Casa de Campo were truly wonderful and very helpful. The resort has so much to do and chose from you will never be bored and there really is something for everyone. In fact I haven't even covered all of the activities available at the resort above, there is also tennis, a spa, sports academy and marina.....the list is almost endless. LOTS of extra FREE activities exclusively for Staff Travel Voyage's airline and travel industry staff guests and of course and incredible 'Super All Inclusive rate' ~ go see for yourself!

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We spent 3 wonderful days there and can’t wait to go back,  I will go for longer next time and think at least 6 nights is a good amount of time and enough to explore the whole and truly extensive resort. I'm sure you will all love it as much as we did and thanks for reading my blog!

Lots of Love and wishes to my fellow airline friends
Julie

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CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT CASA DE CAMPO RESORT & VILLAS IN DETAIL AND BOOK THIS SAME STAFF DEAL EXCLUSIVELY WITH STAFF TRAVEL VOYAGE

......Oh and if you want further recommendations here is a selfi video made by another flight attendant Paul Hudspith from British Airways, he loved it as much as we did! 

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