Travel Dream - Winter 2017/18

14 T he familiar badge of Relais & Châteaux hangs at the entrance of just 475 establishments worldwide. For the discerning traveller it is one of themost trusted indicators of luxury accommodation and gastronomic excellence. Quite rightly, membership is coveted by hoteliers and restauranteurs. In the Caribbean there are only five members of this association. Eden Roc at Cap Cana is a beautifully landscaped resort that mixes the elegance and sophistication of the French Riviera, with an ample twist of Caribbean colour in an idyllic beach-fronted location. Nestled at the heart of the prestigious Cap Cana Estate on the eastern tip of the Dominican Republic, this boutique resort features spacious cottage-style suites and magnificent villas, all with private pools, personal golf carts for getting around, a private beach club, the extensive Solaya Spa, Koko Kids Club and access to world-class golf, marina, an equestrian centre with polo club and an ecological activity park. As you would expect from a member of Relais & Châteaux, guests can expect a gastronomic treat at Eden Roc with a choice of three excellent restaurants. Haute Chef Gianluca Re Fraschini and his team serve up some stunning dishes at the fine dining Mediterraneo, together with more casual lunchtime and evening fare at La Palapa and also a uniquely eclectic menu at Blue Bar & Grill, the first Robatayaki and Nikkei cuisine in the Dominican Republic. Eden Roc at Cap Cana The Jewel of Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic Caribbean