The best food and salt water retreat in DR!!
Posted Feb 24, 2016 on Hotels
Um, total healing nirvana. My retreat started with a private walk around the grounds yoga pavilion, spa, cabanas with open air porches and hammocks, gardens, tree life, pool, and restaurants, looking out onto a perfect private beach with zero drunk party people sloshing around in their board shorts. Amazing. But...the food. As a competitive athlete with Crohns Disease, I usually anticipate living off some vegan protein bars from home. One talk with Chef Nico, a powerhouse chef whose knowledge of world cuisines and specialty diets blew my mind, and it was clear: omnivore, locavore, vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, liquid, high protein, paleo, WHATEVER your dietary needs are, Natura Cabana is the place in the DR to stay if you want healthy food that tastes like 5-star vacation luxury. To be able to go from my personal porch hammock to the restaurant to the beach in about 75 yards and pick up a mojito made with mint grown about 20ft away and a vegan ceviche that I'm still ready to marry, then body surf without getting hit on by drunk New Yorkers or trip over masses of kids, was everything I ever wanted in a trip to the Carribean for under $500. You will be dodging sweet almonds and ripe fruit as the fall from the trees, people, I kid you not.