Caliente Caribe Resort & Spa
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... factors. I also am sick of the bugs and showers and heat and sweat. ( bikram, you've got nothing on the DR). It's been unstoppable heat, with not a drop of rain this week. The kids have come to rely on my motherliness, hitting me up for advice on earaches, rashes, soreness, female issues, communicating with parents, and other little difficulties that feel big after being a way so long. I'm so glad to fulfill that role, but ironically, despite that I'm the only one around ...
... able to 'immerse' her in the culture or fully 'engulf' her in it. Then they grabbed her by the ankles and whoosh--she was immersed!!
Otto and I had arranged for music, dancing, and cake as well. Then seņor Bro told us the traditional parts of a real quincianera, and the kids decided to enact it the next day.
I'm sure it was her most memorable ...
... Ingrid does most of the cooking, though her sons leave camp with us to come serve.
After our work day, we rushed back to change and spend a few hours on the beach in cabarete. The windy coast is sure to blow sand in the face, but also a perfect spot to watch the hundreds of windsurfers, parasailers, and kiteboarders.
I rented an umbrella and a lounge chair for a dollar as the kids (and teachers-- they're really kids ...
We got up before 0800 this morning so that Pete could get in to the Comandante to get our despacho squared away first thing (ie clearing out of Luperon). We have heard that it can sometimes be a lengthy and, possibly, tedious process, so best to get on it first thing. Caleb accompanied Pete to town to finish refilling our water, and I had the boat to myself so I could finish stowing and labeling the new food items. When Caleb returned with water, I left him on the ...
After Shen's disappointing attempt at surfing Thursday morning, we decided to head to Cabrera, a relatively small town not far from Playa Grande. Through my work with HSI, I know an English woman who lives there and runs Animal Balance, an NGO that brings veterinary services to island dogs around the world. She does tremendous work, and her impact was quite apparent in Playa Grande, where the dogs are friendly, well-fed, and free of the myriad ...
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We got married in Eden!
Overall, Eden Bay was one of the most beautiful and relaxing places I've ever been! My fiancee' and I traveled there with two friends and while there, we got married! And what a wonderful wedding it was. Many thanks to Mike and Peggy who organized it and took great pictures for us, and to all of the staff who took care of all our needs (desires) for the whole trip. And to Peggy who kept things lively (if you wanted) with always something to do whether it was water aerobics, volleyball, silly beach games or the very fun "testical toss". Anyway, this is a place you must visit, at least once. We only had one complaint, and that was the poor selection of liquors available. Mostly lower end stuff. But they promised to work on that and upgrade the selection.
We made it back home after a wonderful ten day trip to the Puerto Plata area. January 24, we stepped out of the airport POP and there stood a taxi driver with the Eden Bay logo. On our way we passed through Cabarete, the monotony of the long trip and countless pot holes beginning to wear, our taxi driver Israel, told us proudly he lived on that road to the right. Grace and I made it to the Eden Bay resort around 5:30 pm after a 1 ½ hr. taxi ride with Richard and Lisa, second timers. We had never checked into a resort so easily; were greeted with a rum drink, a smile, and an easing greeting from Patricia "you must be Robert and Grace?" We passed by the main desk without signing in, just told we can use the lap top to use the internet. We were given a short tour of the upper part of the complex and shown to our room by Ramon. With no chain to carry the keys on we put the keys on a ribbon. Next time, I will bring a neck lanyard. After taking a shower with plenty of heated water to refresh from the long trip we put on shorts, comfortable loose shirts and headed to the dining area for dinner. We ordered from a choice of three entrees and desserts. Adjacent to the main area is one of the hot tubs where we found a couple enjoying the evening. We found the water and company so naturally inviting to shed our dinner dress and just enjoy being nude first time at Eden Bay. When leaving the hottub, I discovered the ribbon untied and the keys somewhere in the pool. The keys were easily found in the hot tub to our relief. The couple saying they didn't lock their room. The next day we did the same. After all this is Eden! After the first full day and being locked out of our room, I decided to carry the keys on me. We slept well each night, eagerly we ate breakfast and headed down to the lower pool where we sunned and joined in the pool exercises with Ramon or Peggy. A friendly game or two of water volleyball and sunning round the beach and pool made for a relaxing morning. At 12 o'clock, their time, the food was served and enjoyed by all. Games were often played as the afternoon leisurely passed on. I enjoyed the beauty of the shore area, the breaching of whales in the open blue waters, and even the girls made for some enjoyable sight seeing. I asked Grace if she did the same with the men...she didn't comment on that one! There were a few single guys but we didn't see any single ladies. Most were self-made people in their 50 to 60's except for the few 30 to 40's couples. The atmosphere was not at all sexually charged, it was more of a natural relaxed vacation. We felt very comfortable being totally nude in the water and beach areas...never feeling someone might be watching. I think someone looking for more than interesting conservation would have a long boring vacation. There is lots of room and this place is as close to the Garden of Eden as we have experienced. We just stayed 4 nights...and of course they came too soon. The Dominican goat, conch, and pork dishes were outstanding. The sweet roles were homemade like my mother used to make. The staff did what ever to make everything outstanding. The rooms don't warrant the price but everything else makes one forget the rooms anyway. I usually took several showers a day and dried off in the warm breeze on the balcony over looking the blue waters.
Garden of Eden, that is what it should be called. We just returned from Eden Bay (Jan 31, 06)and can say we never had a better vacation. Starting with the welcome from the manager, Patricia, welcoming us with drinks and a tour of the property, while our luggage was taken to our rooms. What a sight from our room, all rooms are Ocean View, and what a view it was.
One of my best vactions ever
As a single male I was a little uncertain about how I would enjoy my first vacation at a CO resort (clothing optional). I was not disappointed. The grounds, food, and atmosphere surrounding this resort was intoxicating. I was made to feel welcome from the moment I arrived at the airport. The staff went out of there way to ensure that all had a good time. The room was beautiful and well cared for. I look forward to going back again as soon as possible.
Overall a great resort. Geared toward couples so going as a single can be tough - unless you're extremely outgoing.
I visited Eden Bay Jan 05. I've seen nude beaches & nudist resorts but this is truly the "Garden of Eden". I almost cancelled at the last moment but said what the "H". From the airport at PoP I knew this was a different vacation. You are offered beer, water, soda for the 1 1/2 hr trip to resort Patricia gives you a tour of the resort and you get a drink then you go to your room to freshen up. Peggy & Mike are exceptional at activities directors circle of love, testicle toss just a few of the games. The food is the greatest,breakfast, lunch by the pool, dinner different every night ...no buffets...menus soup, salad, 3 or 4 entrys all great you couldn't get better. You meet friends from all over the world it is the most amazing experience I have ever had, and like Peggy says, "naked people rock". I went for 10 days last year and am going for 15 this year and may check out buying a condo so I can spend more time at the Garden of Eden". This is the greatest vacation you could ever have. Dave.
Okay here is the Eden Bay review in a nutshell. This is a lush tropical getaway that my wife and I found while looking for cheaper alternatives to Jamaica. The resort was wonderful while we were there, although it does cater to a specific atmosphere. This resort creates the family style vacation because of its size. Over the nine days Julie and I were there the resort maxed out at about 20 guests. Everyone very quickly got to know everyone and there was an amazing air of intimacy that surrounded each day's activities.
My wife and I just returned from a week at Eden Bay and absolutely loved it. It truly felt like we were in the garden of Eden. While we've been to nude beaches and nudist campgrounds before, this was our first true nudist vacation and we were a little apprehensive at first, but once we got there we fell in love with the place. The moment we arrived Colin and staff greeted us with drinks and took our bags to our room while we were given a tour. When we got to our room we disrobed and pretty much stayed that way for the entire week.
First of all we would like to say this was our first experience with this type of resort and were pleasantly surprised. The atmosphere was wonderful. It was very relaxing yet we had plenty to do with great activity directors (Peggy and Mike) when we wanted. The food was fabulous. We ordered from a menu daily and had a variety of dishes to choose from. With one picky eater and one adventurous eater we were both pleased. The weather was great and we had some type of entertainment each night. The resort was not at full capacity and it felt like we were on our own private resort with a group of friends. We met people from all over the world and that enhanced our trip. We could have gone off the resort on an excursion but did not feel we needed to. There was kayaking, snorkeling, darts, pool, games of all sorts, water volleyball, 3 pools, 2 hot tubs (one looking right over the ocean), diving was available for extra $$$. The spa treatments were very reasonable and they have a massage table overlooking the ocean. Would not suggest for people who like a great party nightlife, but great for couples wanting to relax and have some fun. Staff very friendly and professional. Unlike many resorts we heard about tips are not expected at Eden Bay but greatly appreciated if you wish to leave them at the end of your stay. We were very pleased with the exclusivity of the resort and were not bothered by any solitation. We would recommend this resort to anyone who is looking for a relaxing care free vacation. Colin and Patricia as well as all the staff did whatever they could to make sure our trip was enjoyable. Thanks for the great time.
Eden is not adream, but atainable reality
Difficult to describe Paradise. Sorroundings, just perfect. Atmosphere, uncompromising, simple, with all the elements to "obligue" the guest to disconnect from outside world and...RELAX.
A family oriented naturist (nudist) resort, the only one of its category in DR, Eden Bay is simply wonderful. Personalized attention given by well trained, displicent, yet not intrusive employees (they never, ever, look below your eyes) gives you the sense of being a god. Facilities very clean, all-inclussive deal hardly superated by the more crowded, noisy places which, additinally, require a dress code. At this piece of Eden, less is best, and is simply, absolutely enjoyable. The warmest and enjoyable resort I had ever been in. Don't miss it!