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Family friendly this place most definitely is! Cadaques focuses on creating a fun, yet relaxed atmosphere with safe areas for kids to run around and play with minimal supervision or stress. A nightly kids movie at 6:30pm is the kind of touch that parents will appreciate – giving the little darlings something to do while mommy and daddy enjoy a thin crust pizza or steak cooked on volcanic rocks – all just steps away from the beach. Like the idea of an outdoor movie? Worry not, at 8:30pm another movie is played, this aimed at the parents.
For those of us who know and love Casa de Campo, Cadaques will instantly strike a chord. It’s remanisent of Casa de Campo circa 1985, with enthusiasic staff eager to please, a relaxed family oriented community and a beach-focused ambiance.Cadaques feels like a blend of the Marina Casa de Campo and Altos de Chavon – a quaint village with modern chic architecture and cute passageways and balconies. Unlike the Marina and Altos de Chavon however, Cadaques not only has it’s own beach, but is essentially on the beach – from every apartment or hotel room you’re only a few steps away from the sand.
As well as having apartments for sale and for rent at very reasonable prices and 18 hotel rooms, Cadaques also has a surprising number of amenities: swimming pool, pier, restaurant, wine bar, art shop, spa as well as plenty of gift and convenience stores.
The swimming pool is ideally located just in front of the restaurant and on the beach – making it the perfect spot for mum and dad to relax and have a drink or a bit to eat while the kids can play in the pool.
The beach itself is not the pristine, white sand beach you might want, it is nevertheless very beautiful and has a nice sandy area large enough for sunbathing. A plan is underway to continue improving upon the beach.
Floating in the sea are a number of inflatable water toys – playing in the sea was never so much fun!
Jutting out into the sea is the resort’s pier, which is large enough to dock a boat to – making it a great and family friendly alternative to Palmilla to spend the day.
The pier also has a number of sun loungers, making it a popular spot to sunbathe, take a dip in the clear blue water and the view from here is just stunning – you can see right along the coastline in both directions.
Aside from everything else Cadaques also has a charming restaurant – both on the beach and next to the pool, which serves breakfast lunch and dinner and has a bar, serving drinks all day. As we were lucky enough to spend a weekend relaxing at Cadaques we were able to enjoy a number of meals there – all of which were fantastic. We will definitely be going back to do a full review on the food, but for now here are our photos of a few dishes, which all tasted as good as they looked – with the exception of the ‘pasta a la vongole’ which tasted even better!
We can fully see Cadaques growing to become a staple of the La Romana-Bayahibe area, though this will surly be accomplished through grass roots fanatisism that it can evoke by adding a whole new dimension to yachting in Casa de Campo.
In the coming years we will keep our eye on Cadaques, as we are confident that with the right management, this place will become an exlusive beach resort of the highest caliber. As for today, we strongly recommend it to those adventerous boaters looking to add something new to their weekend expeditions and take full advantage of the unique facilities, pricing and enthusiastic service.
Rebecca Hughes, Editorial and Events Marketing
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Altos de Chavón, Casa de Campo
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