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To give you inspiration, Relais & Châteaux presents the Routes du Bonheur: suggestions for travel itineraries that you can fully personalise according to your wishes and the experiences you would like to discover. Our consultants are available to help customise your route and assist you in making reservations at our properties. It is up to you to reserve any recommended activities on-site or nearby that might interest you.
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Hotel and restaurant on the seafront. The blue of the awnings stands out against the white of the frontage, reflecting the contrast between the water and the sparkling sands: the Royal Blues Hotel, on the oceanfront on Florida's East coast, is a veritable ode to the sea. Each of this boutique hotel's guest rooms offers splendid ocean views – an invitation to saunter down to the beach or head for the Deerfield Beach Fishing Pier. The flowing lines of the architecture, contemporary works of art and furniture in combinations of wood, leather and marble are all reminiscent of a yacht. Chanson Restaurant, with its creative world cuisine, gives seafood pride of place. Its interior boasts an impressive saltwater aquarium overhead. ... Learn moreless
This Neo-Provençal house was home to the first settlers and municipal leaders of Deerfield Beach. Purchased by the Butlers in 1912, it now serves as an architectural testament to the pioneer homes in the area. Now serving as the main office for the Deerfield Beach Historical Society, it is also a museum you can visit, complete with wicker furniture, lion’s paw bath and smaller items on display.
Built in Pompano Beach in 1916 by the pioneer and farmer Albert Neal Sample, this Georgian-style colonial house is now a house museum. The unique architecture of South Florida reveals how people used to live in the early 20th century, in a region that originally consisted of huge tracts of farmland. The park is also a very pleasant place for visitors to stroll.
Hotel and restaurant on the seafront. Its dream location along the coastline of Punta Cana on the eastern tip of the Dominican Republic, its delightfully designed suites and its exclusive Caletón Beach Club attests Eden Roc Cap Cana as a place of ultimate and intimate privacy. Its original architecture is a blend of Spanish colonial style with the elegance of the large seaside villas on the French and Italian Riviera. Nestled in an exclusive enclave, on the white sand shores of the Dominican Republic, Eden Roc Cap Cana is a getaway to meaningful experiences, peaceful state of mind and holistic wellness and rejuvenation. The three restaurants on-property, overlooking the lagoon, by the pool or the beach, offer a range of different culinary experiences, as well, the Solaya Spa proposes a wide range of luxury treatments based on the Island’s native traditions and fragrances. Giving its name to the property, a massive and lush tropical garden-grotto is the epicentre of Eden Roc Cap Cana, an exuberant Garden of Eden where guests can experience a romantic special time tasting the Chef's delicacies among other activities offered. (Hotel map) ... Learn moreless
For the last 30 years or so, the Samaná peninsula has become one of the Caribbean's top places for humpback whale watchers. On the island's northeast coast, between mid-January and late March, this location welcomes several thousand whales, which gather here after their Atlantic crossing. In Samamá Bay's warm waters, we are witness to the amazing dancing and acrobatics of these whales that congregate here for the breeding season...
Stretching across more than 420km2, the park covers a small area in the island's west, between the peninsula and Saona island where the indigenous Taino people once lived. On one side, walk through tropical vegetation and on the other stroll along superb deserted beaches that can only be reached by small motorboat. There is such a wealth of fauna and flora to be discovered - over 500 species of plants (some of which are native to the island) and 150 different bird species.
Surrounded by ramparts, the UNESCO listed old city of Santo Domingo is still home to some fine vestiges of the colonial era. In this first city founded by the Spanish at the turn of the 16th century, wander the streets between Christopher Columbus' house, the Ozama Fortress, the cathedral and Hernán Cortes’ house.
Immerse yourself in your surroundings by heading to the Cibao valley to discover Santiago de los Caballeros and its prestigious La Aurora cigar factory. Founded by Eduardo León Jimenes in 1903, this historic establishment is the oldest cigar factory in the Dominican Republic. Whether woody, with notes of leather and walnuts, or giving off aromas of cocoa, those who appreciate quality cigars are bound to find something that suits them.
Hotel and restaurant in the country. Montpelier is pure laid-back chic – a 300-year-old sugar plantation that now happily embraces effortless luxury. The rooms all offer stunning sea views and the private beach is complete with hammocks, cabanas and the beach bar. The poolside restaurant Indigo lets you kick back and feel the island rhythm. Restaurant 750 has stunning views of St Kitts and offers fine dining. The Mill Privée is an experience that blends understated surroundings with the excitement of an imaginative, intricate take on French-influenced island cuisine. Montpelier invites you to be active, be sun-soaked, discover waterfalls, explore centuries-old ruins or simply enjoy tropical island life in the West Indies. Live fully. ... Learn moreless
The ancient Upper Round Road winds for some 15km, climbing from the shore to the island's highest points. In the past, it connected the sugar plantations, sugar cane fields and the remote villages of Mount Nevis. Known as the "Heritage Highway", these days, the route crosses both cultivated farmland and tropical forest around the mountain's base. Take the opportunity to find old wooden houses, sugar mills and other vestiges of yesteryear plantation activity...
Created almost 20 years ago, the Botanical Gardens of Nevis provide a magical journey through tropical vegetation. With its volcanic earth, Nevis is especially fertile. These days, the natural forest is gradually regaining its territory in the former Montpelier sugar plantations, which were cultivated from the 17th century onwards. These gardens are home to lush flora (the orchid garden is amazing) and fauna that includes outstanding bird life. Take a bucolic and romantic wander past the Oriental style statues...
A treat for experienced walkers! Far from a walk in the park, climbing Nevis Peak is not for everyone. Surrounded by luxuriant greenery, the 985-meter volcano dominates the picturesque island of Nevis. A great hike to go on, either accompanied by a guide or suitably prepared.
A fine example of military architecture dating from the 17th and 18th centuries, Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park is a must when visiting Saint Kitts and Nevis. Much like the island itself, the site is UNESCO World Heritage listed. An important example of European colonial expansion in the Caribbean, it offers stunning views of the Caribbean Sea.
Hotel and restaurant on the seafront. In the south of the island of Grenada, Calabash has enjoyed the shelter of the palms of L’Anse aux Epines for several decades now. Spread across the garden, the suites and rooms are pleasantly decorated in a classic Caribbean style and open out to the greenery and pristine sand of the beach. The spa, two restaurants — one on the beach and another with gourmet cuisine — and the many activities offered only add to the hotel’s family character and the warm welcome you will receive. Committed to the island’s sustainable development, the Garbutt family is equally attentive to its relationships with local suppliers and the preservation of the environment. ... Learn moreless
Founded in 1650, St. George’s is one of the most charming capitals in the Caribbean. This little horseshoe-shaped port, with houses with colourful roofs, offers a truly romantic stop for lovers. A picture postcard dominated by the rocky flanks of the old volcano. The town has kept some souvenirs from the former French rule, starting with the atmosphere of its café terraces…
Thought up in 2006 by the British sculptor and diver Jason de Caires Taylor, it is almost worth travelling to Grenada to visit this underwater sculpture park alone. At the bottom of the water, 5m under the surface, some statues evoke the memory of slaves who disappeared crossing the Atlantic (‘Vicissitudes’). With time, the works are transformed into coral reef. This place is both magical and enthralling!
Rum lovers will be in their element! An hour’s drive from Saint-Georges, in this longstanding distillery built in 1785, you can discover the traditional methods of making this drink from sugar cane. The oldest maker of West Indian rum on the island of Grenada, the River Antoine distillery offers tastings for the uninitiated and connoisseurs alike. A high point of any visit!
Set amid the rainforest, ten or so kilometers from Saint-Georges in the middle of the island, Grand Étang National Park is a magnificent natural site. Visit the island's star attraction, the crater lake, and see if you can spot any monkeys. Annandale Falls is nearby, where you can enjoy a refreshing dip surrounded by lush vegetation.