Plan a rejuvenating New Year’s escape to rejuvenate your mind and body

SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – Dec. 14, 2017 – A new year brings a new opportunity to reset and recharge, and a Dominican Republic vacation offers a sublime Caribbean retreat from your daily routine. World-class wellness amenities will help bring out the best in your mind, body and spirit as you begin 2018.

“There is a natural feeling of peace and calm in Dominican Republic that visitors won’t find anywhere else,” said Magaly Toribio, Marketing Advisor for the Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism. “Whether they are looking for an immersive yoga retreat or a relaxing day at the spa, tourists will find the wellness getaway of their dreams here.”

Whether your idea of paradise involves a full-service spa or if you prefer to unplug from the secluded comfort of a private tree house overlooking the jungle, Dominican Republic has a perfectly peaceful vacation for every taste.

Mindfulness and Meditation

Beachfront hotels on Dominican Republic’s north coast are a popular hub for relaxation and wellness, from the boutique luxury hotels in Samaná to the bohemian vibes flowing through the surfer community of Cabarete. Rent a private bungalow with ocean views where you can find peace of mind in luxurious style. For a rustic and remote retreat, book your stay in a private tree house set back in the lush tropical jungle, allowing you to unwind away from the hustle and bustle of tourism in the city center. Many resorts offer workshops and retreats dedicated solely to mindfulness and meditation, allowing visitors to transcend to new levels of inner calm. Reaching a mindful, attentive state occurs naturally as you listen to the soothing sounds of rolling waves on the beach or the soft hum of nature that surrounds you in the lush green forest.

In larger cities like Santo Domingo, meditation and wellness studios abound, offering classes in yoga, meditation, capoeira, art therapy and more. Many wellness facilities also feature juice bars and vegetarian cafes, keeping travelers fueled with fresh, natural foods grown locally in Dominican Republic.

A Yogi’s Paradise

DR Wellness December 2017 release - APPROVED-2From Hatha to Swásthya, the natural beauty of Dominican Republic offers a serene setting for any yoga practice. Yoga studios and resorts offer yoga retreats throughout the country, and they are especially popular in the lush ecotourism region of Samaná. The area’s breathtaking landscape, complete with waterfalls, mountains and mangroves, provides the perfect balance of nature and tranquility for a yoga retreat, or for a beachside yoga class to unwind.

For an extreme yoga experience, take your practice to the water on a standup paddleboard (SUP). SUP yoga offers an extra challenge for your core as you flow through poses surrounded by quiet blue abyss and palm trees on the distant shore.

A One-Of-a-Kind Spa Day

Dominican Republic’s resorts are recognized around the globe for their spa amenities and luxury offerings. From Punta Cana to Puerto Plata and everywhere in between, the all-inclusive resorts dotted along the coasts offer onsite spas with services that run the gamut from bamboo massages to body wraps that leave skin glowing, hydrated and refreshed.

La Romana on the southeast coast is an A-list celebrity destination known for its lavish spa offerings in addition to its world-famous golf courses and sport fishing. This ultimate luxury destination is an ideal spot for seaside pampering, with an array of boutique and all-inclusive resorts offering spa services ranging from facials to intimate couples’ massages, for the couple seeking rejuvenation at the start of a new year.

To learn more and begin planning a wellness vacation to kick off 2018, visit



About Dominican Republic

Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the north and the Caribbean Sea on the south, our lush tropical and paradisiacal country boasts nearly 1,000 miles of coastline, magnificent resorts and hotels, and a variety of sports, recreation and entertainment options. Here you can dance to the pulse pounding thrill of the merengue, renew in our luxurious and diverse accommodations, explore ancient relics of centuries past, delight in delicious Dominican gastronomy or enjoy ecotourism adventures in our magnificent national parks, mountain ranges, rivers and beaches.

Known for our warm and hospitable people, Dominican Republic is a destination like no other, featuring astounding nature, intriguing history and rich cultural experiences like music, art and festivals, plus uniquely Dominican specialties such as cigars, rum, chocolate, coffee, merengue, amber and larimar.

Dominican Republic features the best beaches, fascinating history and culture, and is a chosen escape for celebrities, couples and families alike. Visit Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism’s official website at:



BVK Public Relations for DR Ministry of Tourism
Annie Holschuh, US PR Director
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