By Sandy Nesoff
Before many of us were born, or were even thoughts in our parent’s imaginations, Club Med pioneered the concept of romance in beautiful parts of the world. That attention to romance continues today with the development of a new Zen Oasis area in Punta Cana, D.R.
While Club Med locations are family friendly, there are some things that youngsters need not be a part of, even on a family trip. The Zen Oasis area has been designed with total serenity in mind and is reserved for adult guests only.
Sophisticated and stylish, the Zen Oasis area is a relaxing haven within the resort, focusing exclusively on adults and couples looking for rest, relaxation and wellbeing. Concealed along the northeast edge of the resort, this private hideaway is perfect for leisure guests looking for elegantly appointed accommodation. Couples can escape for a romantic getaway while multigenerational families can drop the children off at the Children’s Club and enjoy some quality grownup time.
The exclusive retreat transports lovers and others, to a peaceful environment with a dedicated concierge, calm zen pool, featuring in-water lounge chairs and an Olympic sized lap pool, a secluded quiet beach for ultimate relaxation, a breezy palapa for yoga sessions on the beach and the Hibiscus Bar & Lounge serving healthy smoothies, teas, light bites and delectable cocktails.
Zen Oasis Rooms:
This tranquil escape features 78 brand new deluxe guest rooms with spa-like bathrooms boasting rainfall showers, large soaking tubs, soothing lighting, L’Occitane toiletries, and wellness amenities such as yoga mats. The rooms also feature ample outdoor spaces with plush daybeds on private terraces or gardens for lounging. Sleek 49” Smart TVs provide guests with access to a complimentary movie library and Wi-Fi content connectivity, as well as access to personal Netflix and Spotify accounts. The Smart TVs also include resort information via the Club Med app – a go-to resource for all on-property needs.
The first L’Occitane Spa in the Caribbean now has a new look with the addition of a second story boasting two new VIP Couples Suites with relaxing treatment beds and plush sofa seating, as well as a second room housing indulgent hydrotherapy tubs to experience unique aromatherapy bath treatments. An additional VIP Bath Suite features two hydrotherapy tubs allowing one or two persons to enjoy one of the new specialized water treatments. All VIP spa suites feature breathtaking floor to ceiling views of the tranquil beach area and turquoise waters of the Dominican Republic.
The spa menu now features two new offerings: The Spa Bath Experience and VIP Couples packages and the new Couple VIP experiences allow guests to choose from three themes (Relaxing, Revitalizing and Sport) combined with one of three unique packages (Coconut Tree Siesta, Sand Dunes Rest and Lagoon Invitation) with pricing starting at $390.
Indigo Beach Lounge:
Club Med Punta Cana’s new Indigo Beach Lounge features contemporary beach chic style with waterfront a la carte dining amidst incredible views of the Caribbean Sea. This oceanfront all-day restaurant and lounge is the perfect place to enjoy a quick bite or enjoy a leisurely breakfast or lunch.
All resort guests may then take advantage of adult-only dining in the evenings with a delectable menu showcasing a variety of fish and meat specialties. Once the restaurant closes after dinner, Indigo transforms into a trendy nightclub where guests can dance the night away.
Club Med Punta Cana:
Club Med Punta Cana boasts a gorgeous beachfront setting where authenticity and tradition come together with its incredible views. This Dominican Republic resort will now offer 631 guestrooms and suites with the perfect mix of adventure, relaxation and rejuvenation for guests of all ages with both adults-only and family friendly resort experiences. Breathtaking facilities and amenities include three tantalizing restaurants, three bars with top shelf drinks, multiple pools including a sprawling lagoon pool and children’s splash park and endless sports activities. Club Med caters to groups with convenient and comprehensive, all-inclusive pricing and a mini-buyout program to take over the entire Zen Oasis area. A few resort highlights available include:
• Club Med CREACTIVE by Cirque Du Soleil: The resort recently launched Club Med CREACTIVE by Cirque du Soleil, allowing guests to learn up to 30 acrobatic and artistic circus activities.
• New Fitness Concepts and Facilities: Elevating the existing fitness offerings, a comprehensive gym renovation and expansion, provides guests with new state-of-the-art equipment and innovative fitness concepts inspired by the latest exercise trends (Soul Cycle, CrossFit, Orange Theory and TRX).
• Tiara 5-Trident Luxury Space: Part of Club Med’s Exclusive Collection, the Tiara 5-Trident area of the resort has recently undergone a full renovation of the deck and pool bar, as well as updated lighting and furniture to further enhance the guest experience.
• Cortes & Pizarro Buildings Get a Refresh: All Club and Deluxe Rooms in the buildings have been fully renovated featuring new furniture, floors, paint and bathrooms. Located a stone’s throw from the Zen Oasis area, these rooms provide a great option for adult guests with families seeking romance and the ability to utilize Zen Oasis while children explore the resort on their own or as a part of the Children’s Clubs.
With a wide range of land and water activities and choices for vacationers to personalize their vacations, Club Med continues to spread “happiness” around the world – a philosophy that’s been in the brand’s DNA for more than 65 years.
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