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Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort


Carretera Bávaro Km. 1
Punta Cana
Dominican Republic

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Review by Spa & Wellness MexiCaribe

Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort is situated on an acclaimed stretch of beach in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. A highlight of the large resort, which caters to families in addition to offering a separate adult-only resort area is U-Spa.

Upon entering, guests are greeted and guided to separate changing areas which include the thermal facilities of sauna and steam room. In the main spa area, couples can relax on the deck with beautiful sea views. The exclusive spa pool sits slightly above one of the main resort pools, adding an additional sense of getaway from the bustle of the main resort and includes a hydrotherapy circuit with various water cascades and jets targeting the muscles of the upper back. The infinity hot and cold plunge pools overflow into stone rock beds providing sounds of peace and tranquility and are perfectly placed for a seamless transition between the two. Couples can enjoy additional sauna and steam rooms with four essence showers which target separate areas of the body for all-over relaxation.

U-Spa offers a variety of treatment options. Guests looking to enjoy a little of everything, can consider the Your Spa treatment experience. The service incorporates earth elements and starts with a relaxing foot bath, a foot and leg sea-salt scrub with reflexology. Next, guests enjoy a full-body massage which combines aromatherapy, relaxation, deep tissue and Lomi Lomi massage techniques followed by a scalp massage. Ending the 170-minute ritual, is a hydrating facial which incorporates a clarifying face mask. Once the treatment is completed, guests are escorted to the spa’s relaxation space which combines elements of light and quartz crystal to create a tranquil ambiance. U-Spa also offers guests an impressive fitness studio and beauty salon for manicure, pedicure and hair services.

By Katie Graham
Associated editor

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