The luxury resort of Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic has scored a major victory with news that JetBlue is to commence a non-stop service from New York’s JFK Airport to Casa de Campo/La Romana International Airport from November.
The service opens up a whole host of exciting option to reach Casa de Campo, which was voted “World’s Leading Golf Resort” at 2010 World Travel Awards. It will operate twice weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays, effective November 16, using Airbus A320 aircraft.
Casa de Campo/La Romana International Airport becomes JetBlue’s fifth destination in the Dominican Republic and its 67th BlueCity, subject to receipt of government approval.
Claudio Silvestri, President and CEO. Premier Resorts & Hotels, which manages the famed Casa de Campo resort in La Romana said: “As many of our hotel guests and villa owners reside in the northeast of the US, we are very excited about this new service JetBlue will be providing.”
“The high quality individual experience received by JetBlue passengers will mirror the Caribbean experience at Casa de Campo for a most memorable vacation,” he added.
(The twice weekly service will operate between New York’s JFK Airport to Casa de Campo/La Romana International Airport)
Scott Laurence, Vice President of Network Planning, JetBlue said: “The Dominican community has embraced JetBlue’s value proposition, and thanks to their tremendous support we’re pleased to offer the island’s only nonstop service between New York and La Romana.
“We are the country’s largest carrier, and we will continue to grow by adding more options and more destinations for visitors and residents of the Dominican Republic alike,” he added.
Magaly Toribio, Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism, Vice Minister of International Promotion said: “The new JetBlue flights put the beautiful and romantic La Romana area within a few hours of a major U.S. city. Our country’s increasing popularity with U.S. visitors allows our airline partners to increase their flights to meet the growing demand for our warm and welcoming island nation.”
(Casa de Campo was voted “World’s Leading Golf Resort” at 2010 World Travel Awards. Pictured above CEO, Dr. Claudio Silvestre with John Lynch, Director, Jamaica Tourist Board, and Graham Cooke, President & Founder, World Travel Awards)
In the Dominican Republic, JetBlue also serves Puerto Plata, Punta Cana, Santiago and Santo Domingo with service to New York, Boston, Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando and San Juan. JetBlue’s service to La Romana will be operated with the airline’s fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft.
Flights are on sale now for as low as $99 each way for travel between November 16 and December 14, 2011.
Casa de Campo – the dream Caribbean escape
New air lift, beautiful private beaches and plenty of world-class sports action, as well as fabulous cuisine are some of the features of the all-new Casa de Campo resort in the Dominican Republic – a member of The Leading Hotels of the World and winner of “World’s Leading Golf Resort” at 2010 World Travel Awards.
Casa de Campo is the quintessential tropical paradise destination providing unparalleled choices in sports adventures plus new accommodations, dining, cultural events and more. Nestled alongside the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea, Casa de Campo is a refreshed and contemporary resort, where action, relaxation and pampering service combine for an unsurpassed vacation experience.
On this resort’s 7,000 acres you can play polo, go shooting, play tennis, golf on the number one courses in the tropics, go on trail rides through the Dominican countryside, go sailing (or even learn to sail), deep sea fishing and more.
(Paradise: Casa de Campo)
At this unique destination enjoy a top quality sporting vacation amid a selection of world-class dining, accommodations and cultural facilities. If you would like to learn a new sport – you can; enhance existing skills – no problem, all this and more is possible at Casa de Campo.
For golfers, Casa de Campo is paradise found. Recognized as the “World’s Leading Golf Resort” at 2010 World Travel Awards, Casa de Campo is also the new home of the only Jim McLean Golf School in the Caribbean and three Pete Dye designed resort courses including the Teeth of the Dog – the number one ranked course in the Caribbean with seven holes right on the Caribbean Sea. But there is more beyond the golf greens for sports enthusiasts.
Casa de Campo also offers: La Terraza Tennis Centre; Equestrian Centre; Polo; Shooting Centre; Beaches – the resort’s private Minitas Beach and three island beaches; Fishing;
Beyond the confines of the resort, excursions for guests include: ziplining, cave adventures, 4-wheel buggie explorations, scuba diving and more.
For the resorts’ non-sporting guests, Casa de Campo also features: The Cygalle Healing Spa; Shopping – over 50 boutique shops throughout the resort; Culture – the Altos de Chavon village; and movie theatres at the Marina.
There are also Volunteer Vacations – through the resort’s support of two charities, guests may take a half day, or full day to “give back” during their vacation.
Guests also have a choice of accommodations: choose from one of the luxurious new Elite hotel rooms and Elite suites or a spectacular villa home.
Re-fueling in between sports adventures is a treat with six spectacular resort restaurants including the renowned Beach Club by Le Cirque and the new La Caña Restaurant by Il Circo. You will also find 14 other independent restaurants throughout the resort in which to dine.
Getting to Casa de Campo is easy via the resort’s own international airport just 8-minutes from check in, featuring new flights beginning 5 April on American Airlines from Miami with connecting flights from London (Heathrow), Paris and Madrid. Other nearby airports include: Punta Cana, with lift from British Airways, about a 75-minute transfer, and the Las Americas International Airport in Santo Domingo with non-stop flights from throughout Europe, a 60 minute transfer away.
To find out more about Casa de Campo visit www.casadecampo.com.do