Welcome to our final installment of our three-part series on spas and wellness in the Dominican Republic – our July 2016 Destination of the Month.
We’ll begin with The Westin Puntacana Resort & Club. If there exists a more indulgent place to unwind, we have yet to find it: Miles of powdery white sand beaches, two championship golf courses, the world-class Six Senses spa, endless water sports and award-winning cuisine — all overlooking the magnificent Caribbean. Welcome to the Westin Puntacana Resort & Club, located in the Playa Blanca area of the Puntacana Resort & Club, a 200 Ocean View spectacular rooms property, located within 26-square-mile slice of paradise.
Relax the Body in Paradise. The Six Senses Spa offers customized indoor individual or couple treatment areas which include luxurious baths that create the perfect Zen ambiance for complete revitalization. Indulge in a single signature massage or hot stone therapy and you will understand why no one questions Six Sense’s status as the globe’s premier spa and wellness center.
We continue our journey to Tortuga Bay – the jewel of the Caribbean. The only AAA Five Diamond Awarded hotel in the Dominican Republic offers responsible luxury, impeccable service, and villas designed by the world-renowned Oscar de la Renta. Creating an artful harmony between simplicity and elegance, Oscar de la Renta has infused his Dominican heritage into the design of each villa. At Tortuga Bay, they treat the environment with the utmost respect as they help you make the most of your time spent here at paradise. From Responsible Luxury practices of the Ecological Foundation to the golf course watering preservation system, they are committed to making the world a better place. Tortuga Bay are the proud recipients of the 2009 Condé Nast World Savers Award.
The Six Senses Spa offers a layered approach that unites a pioneering spirit with treatments that go beyond ordinary. At Six Senses, you will find an intuitive mix of science and human awareness, where our high-tech and high-touch approach defines a service that is crafted around the individual. Offerings include massages, scrubs, wraps, fitness classes – yoga, AeroPilates, Aerial Fitness, and AeroYoga. They even offer a Sensory Spa Journey where two therapists perform a cleansing facial ritual and body aroma massage in unique synchronicity for this deeply relaxing signature experience, complemented with a soothing footbath and scalp massage to induce a deep sense of calm.
We conclude our spa and wellness exploration of the Dominican Republic with the Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana. Located on a 400 yard stretch of white powder private beach, Zoëtry Agua is a sanctuary of supreme relaxation integrated with natural stones and hardwoods. These eco-friendly materials are used to create a private and romantic ambiance. With just 96 ultra-luxurious suites ranging in size from one-bedroom junior suites to opulent three-bedroom havens. Lovely French doors lead to your private terrace with views of lush tropical gardens or the magnificent Azure sea. Diverse gourmet dining experiences creatively blending European cuisine techniques with local ingredients. Each of our four gourmet à la carte restaurants features organic ingredients with vegetarian and vegan options. The full-service, luxurious spa comes complete with an extensive menu of unique and indigenous body treatments.
The full service Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana Spa is designed to unlock hidden tension, rejuvenate your skin and circulation and invigorate your senses and spirit. Modern treatment rooms for individuals and couples provide the pleasures of Finnish and steam sauna. There’s a large indoor pool with Jacuzzi, Inox bubble beds and Sensation showers. To this you may wish to add a rich variety of indigenous natural body treatments custom designed for you using local fruits and flowers.
One of the special offerings is the Zoëtry Sueños del Mar. This ritual, inspired by the powerful elements of nature (earth, water, wind and fire) as well as Reiki (Japanese technique that harmonizes and heals with vital universal energy) will transport you through a journey where body, mind and spirit become one through the relaxed contemplation of the universe. Once at the Beach Palapa, your energetic body (aura and chakras) is purified with copal (natural incense), followed by a sumptuous relaxing massage performed with Damiana oil (a desert plant native to the region) and quartz crystals that will induce a meditative state. This Holistic Ritual that pays homage to our inner being ends with a cup of tea and a special gift.
We hope you enjoyed our journey through the spas of the Dominican Republic. If you need to explore any spas mentioned here, please don’t hesitate to ask. Your wellness is important.