Our hats off to Costasur and Casa de Campo for hosting the best Dueños celebration of recent years. The party at the beach was epic.
In fact the entire Dueños 2013 celebration, hosted by Costasur and Casa de Campo for Casa de Campo villa owners this past weekend on Friday and Saturday the 23rd and 24th of November was outstanding.
The event began on Friday afternoon at the La Romana Country Club with the “Entrega de los regalos” (giving out of Dueños souvenirs), during which SILGON (creators of CasaLife, casadecampoliving.com, TODO Casa de Campo, TODO La Romana – Bayahibe and INMORTALES) celebrated the start of the occasion with a brindis sponsored by Chivas 18.
Bright and early on Saturday morning, the fun-filled day of activities began with the sunrise yoga on Minitas beach, followed by all the sporting events Casa de Campo has to offer; tennis, golf, polo, shooting and the Casathon, as well as a cooking exhibition led by Mamma Egi (Maccioni).
And then it was time for the beach party, which with a beautiful set-up in the sand and absolutely fantastic live music with Victor Mitrov was phenomenal. We literally danced the night away… it even got a little bit wild with some dancing on the stage (photos and video to come!)
During the entire Dueños 2013 celebration we took more than 1,000 photos, so please be patient while we organize them all for you to see. In the meantime here we bring you an overview of this epic event.
CONGRATULATIONS and THANK YOU to Costasur and Casa de Campo!
As has become the tradition, at the “Entrega de los Regalos“, Casa de Campo’s Dueños (villa owners) picked up their “goody bags” and enjoyed a feria of different events and activities set up by each Casa de Campo department – showcasing what it is they have to offer not only tourists, but also villa owners!
Among the guests we spotted former Miss Universe, Renata Soñe, as well as Miss Peru, who finished in 4th place in the Miss Universe contest! Who knew we had so many international beauties in our community?!
Also in attendance at the “Entrega de los Regalos” was Rebecca Hughes (me!) and Philip Silvestri, as well as a few members of our team, representing SILGON – meeting and greeting all our friends and fans (!) and enjoying a brindis sponsored by Chivas 18.
Dueños 2013 Yoga on the Beach
A little after sunrise and in the early morning glow at Minitas Beach, a surprisingly large group of Casa de Campo villa owners welcomed the morning with a invigorating yoga class led by local yoga teacher and holistic life coach Kyra Montague.
Just a little later than the yoga, Casa de Campo’s running community were raring to go. Setting off from Minitas Beach, the competitive group completed a 5km circuit in as little as 20 minutes! Very impressive – we were exhausted just watching!
With the participation of Dueños big and small, the tennis tournament played at the La Terraza tennis club was divided into 4 categories and played in a round robin format.
Each competitor of the shooting tournament got 25 shots to prove themselves as Casa de Campo’s best marksman (and woman). For many, the Dueños 2013 clay shooting tournament was their first attempt at this deceptively challenging (both physically and mentally) sport – perhaps some discovering a passion and talent that will see them shooting more regularly in the future?
Dueños 2013 Horseback riding
Throughout the day, groups of Casa de Campo villa owners enjoyed horseback riding through the resort. A non-competitive and fun way to pass a few hours with the family.
We loved the cooking exhibit with Mamma Egi, the matriarch of the Maccioni family, whose famous Le Cirque restaurants can be found all across the world, including here in Casa de Campo. At La Caña by Il Circo, Mamma Egi with Chef Massimo Caretta, demonstrated how to cook some of her most famous Tuscan specialities including the special Mamma Egi ravioli and her crème brûlée. The best part of all was tasting the dishes! Yummy!
With nearly 200 Casa de Campo villa owners taking part on both the Links and the Teeth of the Dog golf courses, the Dueños 2013 golf tournament was without a doubt the most popular activity of the Dueños weekend (after the beach party of course).
The sun shone brightly on the Dueños 2013 polo tournament, which was watched by both Casa de Campo villa owners, as well as Casa de Campo hotel guests.
More than 1,000 Casa de Campo villa owners and their families enjoyed a magnificent night at Minitas Beach. With tables, chairs and lounge areas in the sand, the concept truly embraced the tropical beauty of the Casa de Campo resort.
Speeches were presented by Vice-President and Administrator of Costasur Casa de Campo, Alfonso Paniagua and Dr. Claudio Silvestri, President of Premier Resorts & Hotels (managing company for Casa de Campo), followed by the prize-giving ceremony and dancing with Victor Mitrov and DJ Luz…
It was epic. We loved it.