Dominican Heaven: Casa de Campo + Sancocho

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jan 2, 2012 at 11:07am

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John, Nathan, and I spent the last week in the Dominican Republic with my husband’s family. We stayed in an extraordinary home in Casa de Campo on the south side of the island, relaxing, swimming, boating, and EATING.

I opted not to haul a camera with me and instead only took pics with my phone. These are all the photos I posted on Instagram during the week.

Casa de Campo

Casa de Campo


We had many good conversations around this table, both at breakfast…

…and at dinner…

casa de campo dinner table

The first picture up top is from the boat ride we took to a national park island. We swam to that beach and back, then inhaled egg salad, chicken salad, crudites, and chocolate…on the boat. Why does food taste so amazing after swimming? Attack!

john and john

The food highlights for me were not surprisingly the most local: Giant avocados, serious bacon, fresh eggs, grilled shrimp, fresh fruit, black beans, tostones, rum drinks, and our New Year’s Eve feast of sancocho (Dominican 7-meat stew) with coconut flan for dessert.

dominican avocado

bacon, papaya dominican republic



Oh my heavens I ate so much that evening that I couldn’t stay up until midnight! So delicious, so, so filling.

altos dominican republic




dominican republic sunset

Happy New Year everyone!

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  1. By FreshTartSteph on January 2, 2012 at 1:25PM

    Thank you dear! Seriously - as big as my head. And PERFECT. I meant to risk smuggling one home, got rushed, totally forgot. CRAP! Happy New Year to you too! xoxo

  2. By Brenda @ a farmgirl’s dabbles on January 2, 2012 at 12:06PM

    Holy avocados, Batman!! What a fabulous looking vacation. Food and sunshine yum. Happy New Year, my friend!