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Eden Roc at Cap Cana Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

It’s bright blue here! The colors are vivid and crisp but not jarring, and we are not describing Mother Nature’s handy work alone. The design of Eden Roc at Cap Cana’s newest suites blend right in. This Relais & Chateaux offering, appropriately named The Beach Club experience has almost stolen the show. The original portion of the hotel is made up of boutique suites more closely resembling villas, with private pools and golf carts that guests can use to explore the expansive grounds and get them to the golf course. They are nestled among lush gardens and have a European glamour interwoven with a Caribbean twist. The inspired colors of each of these suite’s exteriors come from the original houses in the Dominican Republic. Vivid and vibrant interior and exterior colors of pink, green, yellow and more, play off the color of the surrounding foliage. These boutique suites offer the ultimate privacy and intimacy with their garden and lagoon views.

There’s one spectacular view down at The Beach Club. That view takes in everything from the rolling sea coming ashore on the club’s crescent beach, to the infinity edge pools whose spilling sounds pale in comparison to the gently breaking waves only feet from the excessively large patio. As the first guests to stay I these suites, with their exclusive beach butlers and concierge, there seemed little need for the iPad that allows guests to control the entire spacious suite from any part of the suite. Here you have privacy and luxury redefined. There are only 34 of these suites and each is designed for complete privacy. There’s a full kitchen, but who needs that when Blue Grill & Bar has also just opened and serves a breakfast with everything from the traditional staples to crepes…totally unexpected in the islands, or at least on this one. At night, this is where the challenge comes in. Insider recommendation is to stay a minimum of six nights. Yes, for the helicopter tours, equestrian center, golf, beach and on and on, but maily so you can manage to have two nights at each of the three, restaurant offerings. Blue, as mentioned, takes on a Japanese-Peruvian fusion and plates it perfectly. Robatayaki and Nikkei cooking techniques are used to create memorable dishes in a stunning setting. You’ll need two evenings here, to not miss a dish or cocktail that catches your eye. Speaking of cocktails, The Riva bar, themed around the design of a boat, even the staff wear uniforms reminiscent of well-tended to

Robatayaki and Nikkei cooking techniques are used to create memorable dishes in a stunning setting. You’ll need two evenings here, to not miss a dish or cocktail that catches your eye. Speaking of cocktails, The Riva bar, themed around the design of a boat, even the staff wear uniforms reminiscent of well-tended to yacht. This bar is right across from Medterraneo, featuring delectable Mediterranean specialties and an extensive wine cellar in the back of the dining room. The third dining option is right on the water’s edge and serves seafood, prepared to perfection. Ask for the BocaChica fish with fried plantain and avocado salad.

This is luxury redefined in the Dominican Republic. The size of the boutique resort allows for intimacy and detailed service while the expansiveness and space of the overall property give a feeling of never-ending freedom to wander.The beach club experience is everything it sounds like. Now you no longer should imagine spending longer than an afternoon at a beach club, you get to live it for as many days and nights as your heart desires, butlers included.




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