Proudly holding the title as the first Relais & Châteaux property in the Dominican Republic, it's hardly surprising Eden Roc Cap Cana is a globetrotting gourmand's dream destination. Set on a stretch of private beach, by pairing its renowned status with an undeniably indulgent lifestyle, this Punta Cana paradise has quickly become one of the leading luxury resorts in the Caribbean.
This crowd-free coastal resort is hidden away in an exclusive gated community, giving guests complete privacy whilst staying in their chosen accommodation, whether it's a contemporary Beachfront Suite or a flagship Four Bedroom Villa. It also means uninterrupted access to hard-to-fault facilities; a playful kids' club, marina, expansive equestrian centre and super stylish spa provide multigenerational entertainment, while the butler-serviced Beach Club has the best cocktail menu for miles around. Of course, the resort's three restaurants really are the jewels in the crown; whether you prefer a sophisticated fine dining setting or a breezy seat beside the sea, we promise you won't be disappointed.
Serves: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner | Suggested Attire: Smart Casual
Loved by travellers and locals alike, BLUE blends rustic yet chic design with endless ocean views from its lavish location at the Eden Roc Beach Club. The day begins with breakfast, featuring sugar-dusted French toast, acai smoothie bowls and eggs every way you could imagine, whilst lunch is mostly super fresh salads or succulent meats served straight from the grill. Before heading back to your sun lounger, take your pick from the Blue Bar's cocktail creations - you could really spice things up with a Garden Martini if you're feeling brave.
BLUE Grill and Bar
BLUE Grill and Bar
BLUE Grill and Bar
Inspired by the art of Robatayaki and Nikkei cooking techniques - a flavoursome fusion between Japanese and Peruvian cuisine - the dinner menu features the sea's freshest catch and the finest cuts of meats. Savour incredible seafood starters from an extensive Raw Bar, before tucking into rib eye Wagyu or perfectly salted lobster tail. Pair your meal with an acclaimed South American wine or Japanese liquor from the fabulous wine showcase, before the resort's resident DJ takes to the stage for an evening of light-hearted entertainment.
Serves: Lunch and Dinner | Suggested Attire: Casual (lunch)/Smart Casual (dinner)
Perched on a postcard-perfect oceanfront point, surrounded by the soothing sights and sounds of the sea, La Palapa by Eden Roc serves a sophisticated fusion of Mediterranean favourites and traditional Caribbean cuisine. Whilst savouring the relaxed ambience - with seating over the water and in an open-sided pavilion - guests can tuck into family-style starters, freshly caught seafood or the chef's special of the day, paired with a perfectly chosen wine.
The restaurant's most refined dishes are often hand-prepared by the talented team of culinary experts from Italy, Switzerland and the Dominican Republic; freshly caught fish is carefully hand rolled into sticky sushi, whilst handmade gnocchi are tossed in rich and well-spiced sauces. Match these mouthwatering culinary creations with mind-blowing views of the Caribbean Sea wherever you turn and it's hardly surprising you have the setting for one of the best restaurants in Punta Cana.
Serves: Dinner | Suggested Attire: Elegant Eveningwear
Through innovation, integrity and incredible service, Mediterraneo has made a name for itself as most exquisite fine dining experience in the Dominican Republic. Showcasing a seasonal menu that takes advantage of the local growing season, fresh regional produce and artisanal specialities flown in from Europe, guests are promised bold colours, unusual textures and only the most delectable flavours. Whether you opt for the alluring ambience indoors or the outdoor terrace's gorgeous greenery, you whole dining experience promises to be one-of-a-kind.
Mediterraneo - Cuisine
If it's something more intimate you're seeking, La Cava could be the perfect place. Lying beneath a beautiful domed roof made of bricks, this hidden gathering spot feels like a cosy cellar in a historic hacienda, but in reality, has been purposely designed to fulfil the cravings of a modern-day wine connoisseur. From a romantic candlelight dinner to a personal wine tasting session with friends, make this small yet suitably sized space into your own gastronomic sanctuary.