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Behind the Gates: A Peek Inside TRS Cap Cana

Everybody knows about Punta Cana. It’s the primary destination most leisure travelers associate with Dominican Republic, its Bavaro Beach practically synonymous with the country itself.

… But only the privileged know about Cap Cana.

Not out of the way, but just a couple of steps off the beaten path of predictability, this luxurious development is the most exclusive, updated, and newest part of Punta Cana. And best of all, it remains yet a secret reserved for travelers looking for the most upscale experiences in America’s favorite (e.g. most-visited) Caribbean country. It’s quietly become one of the most sought-after destinations for premium holidays here among the well-heeled.

The nearby Jack Nicklaus-designed Punta Espada Golf Club drives golfers to this enclave, while the Los Establos horseback riding center has others hot to trot to this neighborhood. The Scape Park—a natural theme park with ziplining, cave expeditions, a cenote, and a beach—and its exclusive marina is another reason people coast to Cap Cana.

Those are all great motivations to visit, but a reason to stay here is TRS Cap Cana Hotel.

This resort elevates the already high standards of the Palladium Hotel Group resort brand with this next-level brand, then pops it into a neighborhood that perfectly fits the smugly satisfying #IYKYK hashtag.

Balcony view of resort pools and ocean

This boutique adults-only property sticks to that “private privilege” vibe with only 115 luxury suites, all of which offer spectacular water views from a private balcony, whether it’s overlooking the tidy marina, one of many pools, neat walkways, the ocean, or a combination of all. These large accommodations also come in swim-up configurations for anytime dips, but the crowning category of them all would be the ones with jetted tub-equipped extra-large terraces that offer rooftop vibes.

Within these suites, after a private check-in, guests can expect 24-hour room service and the services of a personal assistance on call for that same amount of time.

Champagne on ice and glasses with personalized photo and chocolate covered strawberries

Just outside of the rooms are an on-site Zentropia Spa & Wellness Center for nearly on-demand relaxation, offering a full menu of full-service treatments. Another full-service bonus? Four wonderful restaurants, all of which serve premium beverages, too. These include: one an à la carte Argentinian steakhouse; another an international venue showcasing various cooking styles and cuisines; an Ibizan-style beach club with casual bites and cooked-to-order seafood against live entertainment; an Italian one with a wood oven and views to rival its inspiration country.

Their tantalizing menus keep appetites well-whetted, but luxury is in the extras, isn’t it? The resort brand adds complimentary access per person per stay to Chic Cabaret & Restaurant at nearby TRS Turquesa Hotel, with shuttle service included. There, guests dine in the midst of a musical spectacle that includes acts inspired from Moulin Rouge in Paris to the cabarets of Berlin. A $35 reservation fee per person is all that’s required to secure your seat.

Of course, you don’t have to leave the premises if you don’t want to. There’s plenty of VIP treatment to be found on the grounds of TRS Cap Cana Hotel, including the private beach area on this lauded shorefront and access to the beach club. And if that’s not an invite-only enough type of party, guests often host their own here. Its boutique size makes it just right for groups and weddings, providing a perfect blend of intimacy, convenience, and a wonderful feeling that this is somehow all for you.

Loving the idea of a boutique resort? Consider these 7 Boutique Resorts for Your Next Getaway. Or maybe you’re looking for a better idea of what VIP treatment could lie in store for your next vacation. If so, read Travel Advisors Share: The Most Special Treatment & Special Moments Ever Scored.

For more destination weddings content, find love at first stay here: A Match Made in Paradise: The Best Resorts for a Blissed-Out Big Day.

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