Five Reasons why Dominican Republic is perfect for Families

Nestled along the coastline of Punta Cana on the eastern tip of the Dominican Republic, surrounded by pristine beaches, towering cliffs and tropical forests, Eden Roc at Cap Cana has always been proud of showcasing, since day one, a warm and sincere Dominican spirit and nature through its identity, its locally-sourced cuisine, its individual design and its dedicated and authentic staff.

While belonging to the world, Eden Roc at Cap Cana is deeply attached to its living roots and fully embraces its deep connection to local environment. This is why, today, more than ever, it’s time to travel off beaten tracks, discover what Dominican Republic is hiding to the world and discover five reasons why Dominican Republic is perfect for families, starting from the celebration of this so-not-well-known Dominican Independence Day.

Today, the 27th of February 2018, Dominican Republic is celebrating its 174 years of independence and the birth of its nation. As a brief reminder, in 1844, Juan Pablo Duarte, Dominican’s Founding Father fought against the Haitian occupation to gain Dominican Republic’s rights to be, after having been colonized by Spain in 1492, appropriated by French troops in 1795. Since 174 years, Dominicans are commemorating this special day through activities and traditions, tributes and celebrations to glorify the historic tipping point and rich cultural patrimony.

Literally nestled at the crossroads of international histories, Dominican Republic never stops surprising historic buffs and explorers of all ages as well as Eden Roc at Cap Cana’s purpose to perpetuate a living cultural heritage, starting from its individual architecture and each of its suites drenched in vibrant tropical colors such as cerise, golden yellow, azure, plum and lime green – obviously remembering the rainbow colors of Dominican countryside little houses.

As a getaway to the world, as a getaway to meaningful experiences, Eden Roc at Cap Cana aims to offer the best escape throughout of the ordinary historical, cultural and adventurous excursions & experiences, all family-friendly, all waiting to be discovered… Dominican Republic, essentially well-known for its paradisiac beaches, warm temperatures and Caribbean palm trees offers also a wide range of activities for family’s greater enjoyment. As vacations are all about having a good time, the decadent playground of Eden Roc holds delights for kids of all ages. Young guests have enchanting places to call their own, dedicated and protected spaces, full of wonder and pleasure made for parents and families greater enjoyment and best memories.


1. Caribbean Sea, Dominican sun and family fun

Dominican Republic is all about catching the endless deep blue horizon. Families will enjoy playing in the sand, snorkel through a string of reefs and crystal clear waters or scuba-dive to discover magnificent undersea gardens, and end the day, admiring the Dominican bright sunset during a private sailing cruise. Both parents and their beloved kids will adore improving their surfing or kitesurfing skills while enjoying the outstanding waves of Macao beach.


2. Live the Dominican nature

Families can immerse themselves in the Dominican Republic’s lush natural scenery through all nature-based adventurous attractions, cultural activities and highly entertaining experiences. Thrill seekers families will ride a Zip-Line in a natural high cliff with panoramic views of the Caribbean coastline or will handle off roads with Buggies direction tropical forests and pristine beaches. Adventurous ones will stroll in the finest caving or plunge into Hoyo Azul, a hidden cenote and its astonishing turquoise water.

The participation at “Amore on the Coast” and “Blu Eden” is subject to a USD 120 price, per person, taxes not included. Wine pairing by the resort’s exceptional Sommelier is not included in the event price and will be available at an additional cost of USD 75.00 per person.


3. Family-friendly sports getaways

Located in this most exclusive gated beachfront community, Eden Roc at Cap Cana is also home to a state-of-the-art equestrian center offering riding lessons, various tennis courts and the No. 1 golf course in the Caribbean, a Jack Nicklaus signature course and its breathtaking views. Whether you are professional or amateur, Eden Roc at Cap Cana is the place where families can share unforgettable rides, plays and matches.


4. The Dominican Republic: Gastronomic Capital of the Caribbean

While parents can lounge by the infinity pool or Caletón Beach at Eden Roc Beach Club, kids will definitely adore playing by the kid’s pool or the sea, supervised by our lifeguards. At Eden Roc at Cap Cana, equipped with a mini spa for manicures, pedicures and hairstyling, as well as a video gaming area and a central area for play and storytelling, the Koko Kid’s Club features all sorts of memorable activities and services for children’ enjoyment (aged from 4-12): scavenger hunts, arts & crafts, contests, kid-sized kayak and numerous other activities. Private babysitting services are also offered.

Families can also experience Dominican culinary delights in our restaurants inspired by a rich gastronomic Dominican heritage. If a couple of traditional dishes are served, above all, families will enjoy a personalized cooking class (as part of our Family package). A Kid’s menu is proposed in our restaurants, 3 starters and 8 main courses options, all dishes showcased are in accordance with Eden Roc at Cap Cana’s culinary commitment and nutritive children’s necessities.


5. Experience out of the ordinary family trips

Exhilarated families will enjoy giving in to the rhythms of Dominican Republic and stroll on the cobblestoned Zona Colonial in Santo Domingo, look up to admire the first Cathedral Santa María La Menor from the 16th century, taste Caribbean flavors: Dominican rum, coffee and chocolate, or simply rent a private yacht and plunge into the Caribbean on a family trip. Off beaten tracks, families can fly over an outstanding variety of landscapes direction isolated pristine beaches of Bahia de las Aguilas, Cayo Levantado or Saona Island. They can encounter Humpback Whales in Samana Bay for both parents and kids’ delights and discover wonderful cascades on a horseback ride.

It’s your time to unwind the Dominican way while enjoying family vacations, welcome to Eden Roc at Cap Cana.


About Eden Roc at Cap Cana

Eden Roc at Cap Cana is a five-star resort nestled in the most exclusive gated beachfront community of the Dominican Republic. The 30,000-acre Cap Cana community is home to pristine beaches, towering cliffs and tropical forests, a bustling marina, and the No. 1 golf course in the Caribbean and Mexico, a Jack Nicklaus signature course. Blending the impeccable standards of the French and Italian Rivieras with the warmth and relaxed charms of the Caribbean, Eden Roc at Cap Cana currently presents 32 lavish free-standing suites and two villas, all with private pools and remarkable comforts, 26 two-bedroom beachfront suites as well as a world-class spa spanning two separate facilities and beachfront scenery. The premier Punta Cana resort boasts the newly-enhanced Eden Roc Beach Club, featuring a private beach with a Blue Flag certification, infinity pool and new Nikkei-themed BLUE Grill + Bar. Culinary experiences include fine-dining Mediterraneo Restaurant with Executive Chef Gianluca Re Fraschini at the helm; oceanfront La Palapa, featuring international cuisine with traditional local influence; and a visiting celebrity chef series providing one of the most diverse gastronomic experiences in the Caribbean. The AAA Four-Diamond property is a proud member of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux collection, as well as Virtuoso Hotels & Resorts, Ensemble Travel Group, Altour Hotel Collection, Fine Hotels & Resorts, Signature Travel Network, the International Association of Golf Tour Operators and Forbes Travel Guide.


About Relais & Châteaux

Relais & Châteaux is an exclusive collection of over 520 of the finest charming hotels and gourmet restaurants in 60 countries. The prestigious family of hoteliers and Grands Chefs from around the world shares a passion and a personal commitment to ensure that customers are aware of moments of exceptional harmony, an unforgettable celebration of the senses.