The Best Spa and Wellness Hotels to Book in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

The Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real will replenish your spirit
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19 October 2021

Relax on the beautiful shores of the Dominican Republic. Its miles of beaches, palm trees, friendly people and great weather make it a first-class rejuvenation destination. With an abundance of impressive spas in Punta Cana, it’s a playground for pampering. Sound good? Here are our favorite Punta Cana wellness offerings – whether you’re craving R&R for the mind, body or soul, they’re bookable via Culture Trip.

Breathless Resort and Spa

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Designed to help you switch off, the Breathless Resort in Punta Cana is one of the DR’s best hi-tech spas. It’s a luxury outpost that blends with its natural surroundings – cabins are dotted discreetly among the palm trees. After a hard day’s tanning, you can indulge in everything from a seaweed wrap to a signature facial or, if you’re here romantically, a couple’s massage. You can even book an indulgent pedicure, if you forget to pack your nail varnish.

The Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real

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Upmarket and family-friendly, the Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real is a surprisingly serene resort – set in sprawling grounds, you never feel crowded. The luxury extends to an impressive fitness center and the YHI Spa, where you’ll find plenty of wellness options: anti-cellulite treatments, hair removal and aromatherapy rubs, as well as signature massages and facials. So no panic if you forget to preen before your trip – you can book in for almost anything at one of the best spas in Punta Cana.

Hyatt Zilara

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On the sought-after shores of Juanillo Beach, the adults-only Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana is a tropical paradise, with a refreshing breeze stirring the palms. It’s the perfect setting for a massage in one of the indulgent beach cabanas. Spas in Punta Cana don’t come better than the two-story number at this resort, and there are a wide range of relaxing and rejuvenating treats available, along with wellness activities such as yoga, and a first-class gym.

Tortuga Bay

Swimming pool and deck chairs on marble floor at Luxury Villas at Tortuga Bay, Puntacana Resort
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The Tortuga Bay resort may very well possess the most sophisticated spa in Punta Cana. Designed by Dominican fashion icon Oscar de la Renta, the property is a haven of tranquility and understated luxury, which explains its popularity among mature couples looking to enjoy each other’s company in peace. The impressive Six Senses Spa needs no introduction, as the brand name is celebrated globally. Book in for a treatment and you’ll be set for a spell of 24-carat relaxation.

Millé Spa by Excellence Punta Cana

Excellence Punta Cana: Dinner on the Beach
Excellence Punta Cana: Dinner on the Beach | Courtesy of Excellence Resorts
Romance and relaxation are inevitable at the elegant, adults-only Excellence resort. You’re guaranteed to feel at home as soon as you cross the threshold: first-class service begins with a chilled glass of champagne on arrival. When you’ve settled in to your subtropical surroundings, worries melt away as you explore the many pampering treats. Whether you feel tense or want to fall blissfully asleep, lay back and leave yourself in the hands of the experts. For us, the best treats are the hot stone massages and the citrus-based masks, guaranteed to induce a trance-like state.

Eden Roc Cap Cana

Stylish marble bathroom at Eden Roc at Cap Cana with bath by large window overlooking palm trees
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If your idea of heaven is drifting off with a relaxing massage while listening to the sound of the sea, the Eden Roc resort should be your base. As the sun beats down, keep cool with a sleep-inducing, one-hour de-stress massage in the surrounds of a shady beach palapa. If you’d rather be somewhere more discreet, the hotel’s fitness and wellness spa has a huge menu of indulgent treatments, including body scrubs, soaks and facials, in wonderfully intimate surroundings.

Sanctuary Cap Cana

Minimalist living room with white-washed wooden panelled walls and cream sofas at Sanctuary Cap Cana
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A short taxi ride from the airport will deposit you at the adults-only, all-inclusive Sanctuary Cap Cana. It takes its architectural inspiration from Medieval Spanish castles – yet unlike the large hotels in the bay, it’s had a renovation that makes it blend discreetly with its cliffside setting. This place is renowned for its extensive spa area, with a juice bar, large gym and indulgent massage cabanas. You could easily while away your vacay doing absolutely nothing but spoiling yourself – but you should at least tuck into the lobster at thatched-roof seafood restaurant Blue Marlin.

Hard Rock Punta Cana

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The Hard Rock Hotel rolls out a Punta Cana spa experience of the most extravagant kind. Its lavish Rock Spa has an awesome 45 spa suites, a hydrotherapy complex, plus numerous whirlpools and steam rooms. Top tip: there’s a very on-trend ice room if things get too hot. Whether you need a de-stress on arrival, a detox after a big night or simply something to help you while away the hours, you’ve come to the right place. The huge range of immersive wellness treatments are designed to rejuvenate and relax.

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