Pair some of the world’s most extravagant natural beauties with first-class massage therapists. And your trip to the Dominican hits that elusive sweet spot between adventure and relaxation. It’s the kind of vacation you’ll return home from bubbling with stories of cascading waterfalls and migrating whales. While your home-bound friends question your glow and newfound zest for life. That’s the power that a good holiday can have—especially when popping into rejuvenating spas along the way.
The Caribbean country is home to some of the best environmentally friendly resorts. And with those comes some of the best attractions in the Dominican Republic—including world-renowned spas. While these tranquil pieces of paradise live up to first-class international standards, they each add their own Dominican spice and local flavor to create exotic experiences unique to the culturally rich country.
An example of this fusion of Caribbean culture with contemporary technologies is The Larimar Spa. The cave-inspired oasis sets the tone with the larimar stone infused lagoon. While the Himalayan salt lounge introduces us to a world of stress-relieving minerals. Top spas like Zoetry make use of local organic ingredients such as bamboo, sea mud and marine algae—each with unique healing properties specific to the area. While the Amanera Spa is all for lunar rituals, including the Palo Santo smudging ceremony.
If you think that all spas are the same, think again. You’ll have to travel to the Dominican Repiblic to experience these indigenous treatments. And it’ll be well worth it. We promise.
The best 11 spas in the Dominican Republic
- Six Senses, Punta Cana
- The Larimar Spa at Hyatt
- Breathless Spa
- Zoetry Spa
- Miile Spa
- Eden Roc
- Amanera Spa
- Secrets Spa
- Vista Sol
- Zentropia Palladium Spa
Six Senses, Punta Cana
Located in one of Dominican’s top all inclusive eco resorts, the operators here have a sixth sense about your distinctive needs. Whether it’s a herbal body compress, coffee scrub or detox massage, it doesn’t take long to slip into a parallel universe—void of everyday stresses and uninteresting mundanities.
This international award-winning spa has racked up the accolades for a number of reasons. Our favorite being their mix of science with intuitive human awareness. As well as the peaceful setting and their signature hot stone therapy. Why not book your treatment now—it’s only the sensible thing to do.
Best for: Using a sixth sense to rub your worries away.
Address: GJGP+H9X, Punta Cana 23000, Dominican Republic Opening days and hours: Mon-Sun: 9am-8pm Price range: $$ Website: www.puntacana.com/six-senses-spa
The Larimar Spa at Hyatt Ziva, Cap Cana
Inspired by the country’s natural caves, cascading waterfalls and a larimar stone infused lagoon set the tone for many smile inducing moments. While the Dominican Republic’s first Himalayan Salt Lounge offers an exotic experience into the healing world of minerals. Rumor has it that benefits include sinus and insomnia relief. And if being surrounded by salt results in a future of sweet dreams, you’ll see us there every day of the week.
Situated in one of Dominican’s top eco friendly all inclusive resorts, this underground spa marries cutting edge technologies with age-old methodologies to reduce stress and improve energy. Expect to be enlightened to soulful sensations.
Best for: Caving into sleep-like meditations.
Address: Playa Juanillo, Blvd. Zona Hotelera, Punta Cana 23302, Dominican Republic Opening days and hours: Mon-Sun: 8am-6:30pm Price range: $$ Website: www.resortsbyhyatt.com/ziva-cap-cana/all-inclusive-resort-activities/spa
Breathless Spa, Punta Cana
Appropriately named, this sumptuous spa promises to take your breath away with tantalizing treatments and exquisite settings. As the soul and spirit of one of our top luxury resorts in the Dominican, your stay at the Breathless Resort isn’t the same without a trip (or two, or three) to the spa.
Expect to rediscover yourself through indigenous treatments, healing hydrotherapy and complimentary beverages. The expert therapists at the Breathless Spa are ready to stimulate your senses and breathe life into your burnt out body—all you have to do is get on the table.
Best for: Leaving you breathless.
Address: Playa, 23000, Dominican Republic Opening days and hours: Mon-Sun: 9am-5pm Price range: $$ Website: www.amrcollection.com/en/resorts-hotels/breathless/dominican-republic/punta-cana-resort-spa/spa/
Zoetry Spa, Punta Cana
Be prepared to be pampered. The Zoetry Spa doesn’t take its “indulge your senses” mantra lightly. Start your day by relishing in the benefits of bamboo, sea mud and marine algae. And end it in the steam showers or bubble beds.
Zoetry Agua is one of our favorite boutique resorts in the Dominican Republic. So it only seems fitting that the Zoetry Spa is on our list of the best spas in the Dominican Republic. Whether you’re making time to reconnect to your partner or savoring moments alone, this sensational spa is food for the soul.
Best for: Pampering you into a peaceful state of mind.
Address: Punta Cana 23000, Dominican Republic Opening days and hours: Mon-Sun: 8am-7pm Price range: $$ Website: www.amrcollection.com/en/resorts-hotels/zoetry/dominican-republic/agua-punta-cana/spa/
Miile Spa, Punta Cana
We expect nothing but excellence from this boutique hotel. But the Miile Spa at Excellence Resort manages to exceed our soaring expectations. From the eco chic interior to bespoke service, this surreal escape exudes soul-restoring serenity.
Inspired by ancient cultures, the sophisticated atmosphere features spa gardens, hydrotherapy pools, Swedish saunas, aromatic steam baths and a fresh fruit and beverage bar. While a long list of tranquil treatments is waiting to sweep you off your feet (literally).
Best for: We’d run miiles for a few memories here.
Address: R9GX+FCP, Punta Cana 23000, Dominican Republic Opening days and hours: Mon-Sun: 8am-6pm Price range: $$$ Website: www.excellenceresorts.com/punta-cana/excellence-punta-cana/miile-spa/
Eden Roc, Punta Cana
The treatments at Eden Roc are just as tempting as the forbidden fruit, but the consequences couldn’t be further apart. After biting into a day of anti-stress massages, foot reflexology or hot lava stone, you’ll walk out transformed and tranquilised. While your relationships and loved ones simultaneously reap the benefits of an anything-goes attitude.
This exclusive sanctuary is everything we imagine paradise to be. And although you can’t go wrong with any of their treatments, the pure air suite is not to be missed. The pollution-free bubbles will take you back to an untarnished world—where all is as it should be.
Best for: Rejuvenating temptations.
Address: Cap Cana, Punta Cana, Provincia La Altagracia, Punta Cana 23000, Dominican Republic Opening days and hours: Mon-Sun: 9am-5:45pm Price range: $$ Website: www.edenroccapcana.com/wellness/
Amanera Spa, Rio San Juan
If lunar rituals and moonlight yoga are on the menu—you’ll see us there whatever the phase. Celebrate the beginning with the new moon Palo Santo smudging ceremony. Promote waxing growth and creativity through a full-body coffee exfoliation. Acknowledge the moon’s full illumination with a synchronized four hand massage. Or wane into purification with a mint ocean salt exfoliation and marine wrap cocoon.
Whether you believe in the moon’s healing power or not, the Amanera Spa is a unique opportunity to explore new cultures. And the Dominican inspired fitness boosting dance classes are a fun way to burn calories whilst participating in the traditional rhythms of the country.
Best for: Dancing in the moonlight.
Address: Highway 5, Cabrera Rio San Juan 33300, Dominican Republic Opening days and hours: Mon-Sun: 9am-9pm Price range: $$ Website: www.aman.com/resorts/amanera/wellness
Secrets Spa, Cap Cana
It’s no secret that the key to a balanced lifestyle is self-care and relaxation. The real secret is how to do it. And this world class spa just so happens to have all the answers. Begin your session in the steamy saunas. Move onto the massage rooms, where your most difficult decision is which revitalizing treatment to choose. And top it all off in the decadently dynamic hydrotherapy pools.
Plus, this eco resort spa only uses chemical-free products. So you can soak in the scented oils and exfoliating scrubs with an unguilty conscience—naturally.
Best for: Your new best kept secret.
Address: Playa Juanillo, Blvd. Zona Hotelera, Punta Cana 51101, Dominican Republic Opening days and hours: Mon-Sun: 8am-6pm Price range: $$ Website: www.amrcollection.com/en/resorts-hotels/secrets/dominican-republic/cap-cana-resort-spa/spa/
Vista Sol, Punta Cana
The Vista Sol Resort is one of the best luxury hotels in the area—the spa being a key contributor. We don’t think there’s a better ending to a day on the beach than an aromatherapy massage. And these experts know how to hit all the right spots while essential oils alleviate built up pain and stress.
For the Vista Sol experience, opt for their combination massage, where a sequence of distinctive techniques work together to soothe body, mind and soul. From deep tissue, to cranial, to reflexology, consider this treatment the answer to all life’s woes.
Best for: Soothing the (sol).
Address: Ave. Alemania. El Cortecito, Punta Cana 23301, Dominican Republic Opening days and hours: Mon-Sun: 8am-7pm Price range: $ Website: www.vistasolpuntacana.com/spa-wellness/
Sanctuary, Punta Cana
Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, anniversary or life itself, there’s no better sanctuary for the senses than this superlative spa. The serene oasis encourages you to slow down and appreciate the moment through indulgent treatments and unparalleled pampering.
If you’re struggling to choose between the equally alluring treatments, the Sanctuary spa package takes care of all decision fatigue. With hydrotherapy access, their signature couples massages, a fierce foot ritual and complimentary memory gift, their expert therapists and exquisite settings will take you on an unforgettable journey.
Best for: A sanctuary for spontaneous celebrations.
Address: Boulevard Zona Hotelera, Punta Cana 23302, Dominican Republic Opening days and hours: Mon-Sun: 8am-7pm Price range: $$ Website: sanctuarycapcana.com/sanctuary-spa
Zentropia Palladium Spa, Punta Cana
Zentropia Palladium Spa exudes zen in every sense of the word. Combining ancient techniques with cutting edge technologies, their expert therapists know exactly how to bring peace and calm to your daily adventures.
Lit up luminous pools feature extensive hydrotherapy circuits. Skin care treatments bring about that holiday glow. And bridal booths are all you need to prepare for the big day. Not to mention the tropical beach setting, where crashing waves are the soundtrack to your meditative memories.
Best for: Where zen experts and tropical tranquilities merge.
Address: Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort & Spa Avda. Francia s/n, Higuey 23000, Dominican Republic Opening days and hours: Mon-Sun: 9am-8pm Price range: $$ Website: www.palladiumhotelgroup.com/en/zentropia
Frequently asked questions about spas in the Dominican Republic
Countries like Bali and Budapest are renowned for their spas. But we love discovering sensational secret spots in less-visited destinations such as the Dominican Republic. The Larimar Spa is inspired by the local caves with cascading waterfalls. The Amanera Spa is a cultural experience with lunar rituals and traditional dance classes.
Each destination spa has something unique to offer. But our favorites usually feature hydrotherapy pools, steam rooms, gym facilities and signature treatments. While serene settings and chic interior lure you into a day of pampering.
Punta Cana is one of the most popular coastal tourist destinations in the Dominican Republic. But the western side of the country has some of the most tranquil beaches. If you’re looking to spend a week, book in hand without disruption, you can’t go wrong with Boca Chic or La Romana.
As one of the most visited places in the Caribbean, Punta Cana has something for everyone. Serene spas and eco friendly resorts exude tranquility for those in need of a reprieve from the hustle bustle. While the small coastal town also has some of the island’s best nightlife. If you’re looking to party the nights away, Punta Cana promises to deliver.