Yes it’s true! Michael Jeffrey Jordan, considered to be the greatest basketball player of all time was in Casa de Campo this weekend celebrating his bachelor party! And although you may have already heard this news – have you heard the details?
On Thursday afternoon, Michael Jordan and his group – amongst them former Chicago Bull and New York Knicks great Charles Oakley, and David Faulk the most famous sports agent in the world – arrived into Casa de Campo. And according to one Casa de Campo villa owner who was heading out on a trail ride from the Casa de Campo Equestrian Center, the group made their grand entrance in helicopters – no doubt having touched down in the nearby Casa de Campo – La Romana International airport just minutes earlier.
A little later, the group were spotted at the Beach Club by Le Cirque (pictured right) on Casa de Campo’s private Minitas Beach, by yet another Casa de Campo villa owner, who, so excited to see such a star-studded group in person rushed home to get changed and have lunch too – only to find them gone by the time he returned…
…most probably having left to check into the Casa de Campo villa they were to call home for the next few days – Las Palmas #33. A magnificent 5-bedroom villa overlooking the La Romana Country Club golf course, Las Palmas #33 is in an ideal location – right by the Marina Casa de Campo and close to Minitas Beach. This newly built and extremely modern villa boasts an enormous pool at it’s center, as well as an impressive outdoor entertainment pavilion.
The dramatic entrance to Casa de Campo villa, Las Palmas #33
During their time in Casa de Campo, the bachelor party played on Casa de Campo’s most famous golf course; the Teeth of the Dog (ranked #1 in the Caribbean and #22 worldwide) twice, as well as the Pete Dye designed Dye Fore, which snakes along the Chavón river.
UPDATE! While playing golf on the Teeth of the Dog on Friday, play was stopped due to rain – at which point Michael Jordan was spotted dancing at the 19th hole bar! What a cool guy!
“He was amazing. I got to be around them quite a bit. He is as regular as regular can be. Just amazing with the staff.”
— Raul Cendoya, Casa de Campo Golf Professional
Whilst the group chose to spend much of their time in their luxurious Casa de Campo villa, they did venture out to eat at the Beach Club by Le Cirque on 2 occasions – including on Friday night, when they were spotted drinking tequila – it was after all a bachelor party!
An ideal party spot: the gazebo overlooking the pool and the golf
And so after 5 days and 4 nights enjoying Casa de Campo’s “The Sporting Life” – what was their verdict? Well according to Michael Jordan’s personal assistant “they will return no doubt.” A slam dunk for Casa de Campo!
[For those of you not in the know, Michael Jordan is set to marry model fiancee Yvette Prieto on April 27th on Jupiter Island, Florida, a ceremony which his good friend and neighbour Tiger Woods is expected to attend – shame he couldn’t make the bachelor party!]
So as we add Michael Jordan and Charles Oakley to our long list NBA stars we’ve spotted enjoying Casa de Campo – could Casa de Campo now be the Caribbean’s most popular destination for basketball players? As well as baseball players, golfers, former Presidents of the United States, billionaires and celebrities… check out all theses celebrities we’ve spotted here – and then you decide!
Lebron James meets the MIR basketball team!
On Monday the 27th of June 2011 NBA basketball legend, Lebron James took a little time out from his Casa de Campo vacation to meet the rising basketball stars of the Fundacion MIR.
Casa de Campo, tropical paradise and the Caribbean’s Leading Golf Resort with it’s excellent sporting facilities, stunning villas and paparazzi-free environment is a favorite vacation spot for many celebrities, tycoons and sporting personalities alike and most recently Chris Paul, NBA basket ball player was spotted having a good time here.
Al Horford, an NBA player, who plays for the Atlanta Hawks was here in Casa de Campo in 2010for a short break. Al is the nephew of Casa de Campo villa owner Ernesto Kranwinkel, and so spent the weekend relaxing and spending time with his family.
In February 2011, Alex Rodriquez, Cameron Diaz and their friends took advantage of Casa de Campo’s wonderful facilities – enjoying dinner and drinks at the Marina Casa de Campo, a show at the Altos de Chavón amphitheater, a little casual golfing action and some classic relaxation at the pool of a friends Casa de Campo villa.
Casa de Campo, the paradise we call home, is sometimes also called a “playground for the rich and famous” – which when you count all the celebrities we’ve seen here over the years (Beyonce and Jay-Z, the Kardashians, Vin Diesel, Pitbull, the Jonas Brothers, Hugh Grant, Marc Anthony, Akon, Sarah Jessica Parker, Amaury Nolasco, Cameron Diaz etc, etc….) is in many ways true – and now that Drake, a famous Canadian rapper has just released a video recorded here – Casa de Campo has just become more “rock and roll” than ever!
Hugh Grant, the internationally famous English actor and film producer visited Casa de Campo this past weekend – during which time he made use of TODO Casa de Campo magazine, the official guide to Casa de Campo produced by Silgon Inc., Marketing, Web Development & Publishing Services to get himself orientated, as well as (we assume) CasaLife magazine, to help get better acquainted with the luxury lifestyle Casa de Campo offers all its guests and villa owners!
After a tough weekend of partying at Onno’s Bar in Altos de Chavón, Pitbull and friend Manolo Cardona spent a chilled out Monday on Casa de Campo’s Minitas Beach.
Last Saturday the 26th of November, the 2nd annual Joli-Day Beach event took place and famous actor Vin Diesel stopped by to join us for some of the fun!