Eden Roc at Cap Cana

The Dominican Republic’s posh enclave


The Dominican Republic’s Eden Roc at Cap Cana feels like a posh village rather than a traditional resort. A 15-minute drive from Punta Cana International Airport on the country’s easternmost tip, Eden Roc has a design that celebrates the aesthetics of the 1960s French and Italian Rivieras while managing to stay relatively true to its Caribbean setting.

Part of the Dominican Republic’s 30,000-acre Cap Cana enclave, Eden Roc is a Relais & Châteaux property flush with lush gardens, jewel-toned villas and one of the prettiest sugar-white sand strips on the island.

Our Inspector’s Highlights

• You’ll enjoy complimentary use of a private, electric golf cart to zip around the expansive (and gorgeous) grounds.

• The hotel’s private beach club is a seaside haven with a host of amenities: beach butlers, infinity pool, restaurants, beach bar, spa, gym and a colorful kids club so you can drop the little ones for a few hours of total relaxation.

• On the premises of the Dominican Republic hotel is Punta Espada, a picturesque Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course (one of three in the vicinity) that many golfers flock to for its breathtaking scenery.

• In early 2016, Eden Roc unveiled the first stage of enhancements, which include the new Solaya Spa and a fitness center with improved wellness experiences and a new infinity pool overlooking the resort’s private white-sand beach.

• In addition to a host of amazing amenities, you’ll enjoy a complimentary daily breakfast at Mediterraneo Restaurant or Blue Grill + Bar.

Things to Know

• Local and international musicians like Luis Miguel and Diego el Cigala have even stopped by the Riva Bar for a drink and to play with the house piano player.

• The Koko Kid’s Club is the perfect perch for little ones, while mom and dad enjoy some alone time. Located on a lagoon, it resembles massive three-story house equipped with video games even a mini-spa.

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• Don’t leave your yacht behind. The Cap Cana resort boasts its own state-of-the-art marina with over 130 slips to accommodate vessels up to 150 feet so you can sail the pristine waters in style.

The Rooms

• The property’s 34 spacious freestanding suites (ranging in size from one to four bedrooms, 800 square feet and up) are oases of tranquility with private swimming pools (not merely plunge pools) and covered gazebo lounge areas.
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• The suites include all the amenities one might expect at a modern-luxe hotel: fast Wi-Fi, 55-inch flat-screen televisions, iPads, Nespresso coffee and tea machines and luxurious linens, plush towels and bath products from Acqua di Parma.

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• The Luxury Pool Family Suites overlook either the resort’s lush gardens or its magical lagoon and feature two bathrooms (with Jacuzzi tubs), a spacious living room and a master bedroom that joins to a secondary bedroom with bunk beds.

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• 26 beachfront suites (starting at a spacious 1,194 square feet and up) were added to the hotel’s offerings in 2016. These have the ability to be configured into junior suites and one- and two-bedroom suites.

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The Restaurants

• Mediterraneo Restaurant (where the lavish daily breakfast buffet spread is served) offers a Mediterranean-style menu in a terraced setting in the luxury hotel’s main building.

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• La Palapa, located at the Eden Roc Beach Club, is open for lunch and dinner, serving local seafood, hamburgers, pastas and sushi, alongside spectacular ocean views.

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• The indoor Riva Bar and beachside Uva Bar provide great spaces for cocktails after dinner or during the day.

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• Blue Grill + Bar is a testament to the finer things in life, complete with a cigar cellar, wine tasting room and live music.

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