If vacationing with other families was complicated in Before Times — splitting costs, calling dibs on bedrooms — the coronavirus has only doused the fire with more fuel.
Seven months into the pandemic, the recommended rules for families are clear: Safety first means safety in low numbers. Learning pods are small. Social bubbles are guarded. The “quaranteam” lines have been drawn — at home and on the road.
“By this point, we’ve all gotten to know the tribe in our pandemic ‘lane’,” said Stacie Krajchir-Tom, 52, a Los Angeles brand consultant who is heading to Ojai, Calif., next month with several families from her son’s third-grade class. “That’s who you’re most likely going to want to travel with.”
But if vacationing with other families was complicated in Before Times — splitting costs, calling dibs on bedrooms — the coronavirus has only doused the fire with more fuel. Groups must contend with frank discussions, personal frustration and, in some cases, canceled trips. Hotels, advisers and other travel companies are adjusting to a new set of guest concerns and interpersonal dynamics. But for travelers like Ms. Krajchir-Tom, the extra effort is worth it.
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About Eden Roc at Cap Cana
Setting the standard in Caribbean luxury, Eden Roc Cap Cana is the Dominican Republic’s only Relais & Châteaux property, nestled within a 30,000-acre gated community on the island’s eastern tip alongside an award-winning, 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, a bustling marina and a state-of-the-art equestrian center. Home to powder-soft beaches, towering cliffs and tropical forests, the five-star resort also boasts brand-new, world-class Solaya Spa and fitness facilities, offering 30,000 square foot of indulgent space and 12 treatment rooms for the ultimate wellness experience. Boasting 60 sumptuous suites ranging from lavish boutique villas with their own private pools and verandas to elegantly designed beach-front suites with their own kitchen overlooking the impossibly blue Caribbean Sea, Eden Roc Cap Cana also launched four brand new Ocean Villas in Fall 2018 that offer complete privacy and charm, with their own exclusive pools overlooking the resort’s Blue Flag-certified beach, ocean-front terraces and personal butler service. Alongside its pristine private beach, the Eden Roc Beach Club features an infinity pool and Nikkei-themed BLUE Grill + Bar, one of three premium culinary experiences overseen by an Executive Chef with Michelin starred experience, as well as fine-dining restaurant Mediterraneo and the oceanfront La Palapa. Alongside the resort’s outstanding cuisine across its three flagship restaurants, Eden Roc Cap Cana also plays host to a visiting Guest Chef series, providing one of the most diverse gastronomic destinations in the Caribbean. Ideal for families as well as couples, Eden Roc Cap Cana’s also features the world-class Koko Kid’s Club, located on a stunning lagoon and designed like a tree house. Equipped with a mini spa for manicures, pedicures, and hairstyling, the kids club also houses a video gaming area, bathrooms, and a central area for play and story-telling, and mini guests can even kayak from the club’s man-made ‘beach’ on the lagoon. 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
Established in 1954, Relais & Châteaux is an association of more than 560 landmark hotels and restaurants operated by independent innkeepers, chefs, and owners who share a passion for their businesses and a desire for authenticity in their relationships with their clientele. Relais & Châteaux is established around the globe, from the Napa Valley vineyards and French Provence to the beaches of the Indian Ocean. Relais & Châteaux members have a desire to protect and promote the diversity of the world’s cuisine and traditions of hospitality. They are committed to preserving local heritage and the environment, as encompassed in the Charter presented to UNESCO in November 2014. For more information visit: www.relaischateaux.com