Book a Weekend Getaway at Melia’s Punta Cana Spa Escapes
Let us set the scene: turquoise surf converging with delicate white sand. The vibe: low-key relaxation without being rushed. The mission: Balancing wellness treatments that restore your whole being…ya know, just the chance to be completely blissed out. So, are you ready? We bet! Slip into the rhythm of the Caribbean, get your passport ready, clear your schedule and get set for a heavenly wellness getaway at Melia’s Punta Cana Spa. Book a weekend escape (or longer!) at one of the Caribbean’s destination getaways that serve guests five-star spa.
Think dreamy Dominican Republic
Our suggestion: The Dominican Republic, which enjoys a foothold on the wellness scene, largely in part due to its spectacular tropical isle environs. A nature lover’s dream, eco adventures abound in the DR (thanks to almost 1,000 miles of coastline—Atlantic Ocean to the north, Caribbean Sea to the south—along with verdant national parks and mountain ranges). Surfing makes a splash here, and premier golf courses round out the Caribbean country’s outdoorsy attractiveness. And then, of course, there’s the greatest form of wellness (in our completely biased opinion!): spa. Delve into not only a culture of physical wellbeing but one of mental and spiritual wellbeing, too.
Now, where to begin?
Your starting point: International brand Melia, with its string of all-inclusive wellness properties on the beautiful Playa de Bavaro (Punta Cana). With shimmering sea waters, heart-stopping sunsets, fresh fare and an opportunity to immerse in holistic methodologies, Melia’s Punta Cana destination getaways have created nothing less than the perfect setting for a physical and spiritual retreat into self-care.
Frolic at the family friendly Melia Caribe Beach—steps from idyllic Bavaro Beach, the property entertains all ages (Splash Island Water Park, anyone?), and its on-site YHI Spa presents services for the entire family. Those seeking an adults-only playground can reserve a spot at Melia’s Punta Cana Beach Resort alongside Bavaro Beach. Here, try YHI Spa’s new (must-do) “Wellbeing 30 Experience”—offering five distinct spaces to cultivate the soul (Social, Silent, Sensory, Culinary and Person). At YHI Spa at The Reserve Paradisus Palma Real, indulge in massage therapies like Abhyanga, Samunprai or Shirodhara in between moments marveling at the various lavish touches speckled throughout the resort. (The pool with water beds! The private access to swim-up suites!). YHI Spa at Paradisus Grand Cana is another; don’t miss the full-service SPA MAIA Signature in partnership with legendary brand Natura Bissé.
Another top destination site is La Romana: Although smaller in size than Punta Cana, it’s home to the sensational 7,000-acre Casa de Campo Resort & Villas, where, before spa experiences (which marry Ayurvedic techniques with local organic ingredients), you’re invited to stroll through an inspiring healing labyrinth.
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