The Italian Riviera on the Dominican Millionaires’ Сoast
What amazed us most?
The design and luxuriousness of our villa. The golf cart we were given and could travel all around the area in.
Why you should come here.
To enjoy an ultra-luxurious boutique hotel in the Dominican Republic, a place which promises you complete privacy. The private Eden Roc Beach Club is the perfect refuge for those looking to escape the crowds at the nearby Punta Cana beaches.
special thing about the hotel
There are hotels which always give you more than you expect. Built three years ago among the Caribbean jungles, Eden Roc does exactly that. The first rule of life in Eden: everyone gets a golf cart and a swimming pool, an amazing outdoor shower, and a huge bathroom with a coral stone tub. The incredible aromas you experience were designed for Eden Roc by Laura Bonetti. Driving along its thirty-four stand-alone suites surrounded by lush gardens and all kind of flowers, you simply admire its beautiful architecture and colours.
When you enter your own villa, you will be rendered speechless – they were inspired by the style of the Italian and French Rivieras, and come courtesy of the Milanese designers Carlo Belgir and Marina Nova. Elegant furniture, a huge marble bathroom and all the docks, ports, speakers and screens that you could possibly want. The vast pillow menu completes the absolute luxury.
The resort has just about everything. This was actually the idea behind it; the Italian Mazzarella family, who travelled the world, decided to build somewhere and gather everything they loved in one place.
The resort is set at the eastern tip of the Dominican Republic on the Millionaires’ coast of Cap Cana, with many luxury properties and millionaires’ private homes. It’s part of the Dominican Republic’s 30,000-acre Cap Cana enclave, the piece of land where the development started just 10 years ago.
The private beach club, for hotel guests only, is located a 5-minute golf cart ride from the hotel along the picturesque golf course. Within a well-manicured 30,000-acre beachfront enclave, the resort feels like a world apart, one designed entirely for leisure — and with impeccably good taste.
How to make
the most of your stay
If you are travelling with kids, send them to the kids’ club and you won’t see them again any time soon. With a play area, a video gaming centre and even a mini spa of its own with massages and manicures, it’s like a little resort unto itself. Friendly Kiko and Koko parrots and professional nannies and entertainers will make their visit unforgettable.
Eden Roc at Cap Cana is affiliated to the prestigious collection of boutique hotels and gourmet restaurants, Relais & Châteaux, so it would be a pity to miss their restaurant, Mediterraneo. The dress code is “resort elegant” so be sure to dress properly. In addition, the newly opened Blue restaurant with a fusion of Peruvian and Japanese dishes, highlighting the cooking techniques of Nikkei and Robatayaki, is highly suggested.
is there to see and do
A round of golf makes for a good excuse to take in the scenery — the nearest Jack Nicklaus signature course, Punta Espada, winds along the water past beaches, cliffs and waterfalls. The golf course has been awarded the best in the Caribbean and Mexica title. The spectacular signature par-3 13th hole requires a tee shot over the ocean - truly an extraordinary experience.
Go horse riding or take polo or horse riding lessons in the most elite horse club in the country. Los Establos, Ciudad Ecuestre is the first project of its kind in Latin America and the Caribbean that meets such diverse equestrian disciplines as indoor and outdoor arenas for equestrian events. Their polo field was designed by Alejandro Battro and there are also exciting riding trails. Lessons here start from 60 dollars per hour.
Because Cap Cana isn’t as developed as neighbouring Punta Cana, there’s still plenty of wilderness to explore, including craggy cliffs and pristine forests, both of which offer groomed hiking trails.
Pay a visit to the marina and enjoy a view of the most expensive yachts in the Caribbean, or head to Juanillo beach and enjoy the beautiful scenery and powdery white sand.
Get adventurous at Scape Park with extreme zip lines and natural wonders.
to get there
The hotel is about a 10-minute drive from Punta Cana Airport. Roundtrip transfers are included in the room rate so you don’t need to worry about transportation.
Take me there
Prices for villas start from 1400 dollars per night, including breakfast.