This Puerto Rico Spa Just Got Better

More options in Dorado Beach

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon
CJ Travel Editor

Need another reason to visit Puerto Rico’s Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve? The posh 1,400-acre retreat on the former Laurance Rockefeller estate is offering several of them with a new lineup of holistic treatments at its award-winning Spa Botánico.

Menu highlights include therapies that combine coconut oil, shea butter and indigenous ingredients such as coffee, bay leaves and lemongrass.

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For women, the spa recommends the moisturizing Coffee & Clove and Sweet Lime & Lemongrass scrubs, designed to uplift the spirit and soothe the skin. For men, new treatment options include the detoxifying Tobacco & Nutmeg and healing Spiced Bay & Coconut scrubs.

Set in a pineapple grove, the five-acre Dorado Beach sanctuary embraces its natural surroundings as an essential component of the spa experience.

Clients enter the spa through an “apothecary portal” filled with local botanicals, while a lush herb garden serves as a fitting backdrop, yielding ingredients used in treatments and the spa’s own welcome teas and fruit infusions. Spa Botánico also features a “purification garden” with plunge pools, outdoor showers, and a steam room.

 

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