Juan Dolio Town – View Listings
The town of Juan Dolio has something of a mixed history as both a tourist resort and residential town. During the late 1980s, Juan Dolio became one of the first tourist resorts in the country and an exclusive destination for mainly European tourists. Later the business concept of an All-inclusive resort offered by the various hotels led to a tourist boom and the construction of new hotels in the western part of the town.
Unfortunately, as a result of the arrival of Hurricane Georges, Juan Dolio was devastated in 1998, and many of the hotel chains moved away or closed down. This has led to the development of what is generally referred to as “New Juan Dolio” further away from the original center.
As a result of the low cost of land in the area after the hurricane damage, developers discovered a new opportunity and started constructing second home projects in the area. Developments such as Guavaberry Golf Club and Metro Country Club became very popular. Several new tower blocks, Marbella Towers, now overlook Juan Dolio Beach and offer spectacular panoramic views of the 10-kilometer (six-mile) long, spacious and sparkling white sand beach.
The nearby Guayacanes fishing village, with its canoe-punctuated white sand beach, offers a perfect day trip filled with local culture and the opportunity to enjoy traditional cuisine at one of the beachside restaurants.
Juan Dolio offers a wide range of properties for sale both within the town or in the immediate area. On the beachfront, condos in the complexes offer modern accommodation with security, privacy, and a wide range of facilities and amenities. The town center is within walking distance with shops, restaurants, banks, and other needed amenities.
The golf and country clubs offer both condos and private villas with golf club membership included. In the town itself, a short distance from the beach townhouses and private villas can be found. Many properties here are ideal as second homes or as an investment option as the rental opportunities to both for tourists and residents of Santo Domingo are high.