Bagua Spa and Playa Dorada Golf Course
Relax & Rejuvenate During Your Stay
Guests may also enjoy indulgent spa treatments at Bagua Spa, the world-class spa located at our sister property, Casa Colonial Beach & Spa. A tranquil oceanfront retreat overlooking the beach and Atlantic Ocean, Bagua Spa offers a range of services that include relaxing massages, soothing body wraps and revitalizing aromatherapy and therapeutic facial treatments.
Spectacular ocean views are complemented by a design courtesy of renowned Dominican architect Sarah Garcia. Throughout the state-of-the-art 12,400-square-foot space, principles of Feng Shui — the name “Bagua” is one of the essentials of Feng Shui — have been incorporated to create a luxurious escape, where visitors can find harmony and clarity. Ten private therapy rooms include two couples’ rooms with two-person Jacuzzis and terraces overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Guests may also enjoy private therapies in one of three outdoor oceanfront treatment gazebos set over a tropical pond with soothing waterfalls.
At Bagua Spa, professional therapists infuse indigenous Dominican healing traditions with the finest European spa practices, creating a one-of-a-kind “cross cultural” experience to nurture and inspire body, mind and soul.
As easily as gentle waves erase footprints in the sand, Bagua Spa washes away the stresses of everyday life. We invite you to step into a world of simple and classic elegance. A world that nourishes the body, awakens the senses and frees the spirit. It’s the world of Bagua.
A sample of our services include:
Marine Feast - 80 minutes
The skin's ability to absorb micro elements is maximized as a warm water Thalasso Bath encourages the penetration of marine ions. This treatment is followed by a marine mud body wrap.
Hot Stone Massage - 80 minutes
Deeply relaxing stone massage combines heat and pressure to ease tension and restore balance.
Bagua's Classic Massage - 50 and 80 minutes
Tempered to the individual's muscle tone, this rhythmic and thorough massage addresses aches and pain.
Bagua's Deep Tissue - 50 and 80 minutes
A skilled therapist determines the most appropriate treatment plan to address injuries, chronic aches, fluid retention and more.
Ocean Massage - 50 and 80 minutes
Ocean and botanical elements are combined with massage to bring luster and balance to the skin.
Chocolate Fantasy Wrap - 80 minutes
Togetherness Massage - 50 and 80 minutes
Bagua Spa also offers a wide array of other spa and salon services, including many varieties of women's and men's facials, full and part day spa rituals, manicures and pedicures as well as hair and make up designs. Please see our full list of services and prices on the attached Bagua Spa Services List.
Indigenous Spa Therapies
Tucked between golden beaches and lush mountain ranges, Bagua Spa features unique therapies that incorporate minerals and tropical plant extracts indigenous to the Dominican Republic's Amber Coast.
Natural and healing elements, including gemstone Amber, Royal Bee Jelly, Honey and Ocean Water, characterize the Bagua Spa experience.
The Amber Coast is home to the richest deposits of amber in the world. Amber, which is a stone comprised of petrified pine tree sap that is millions of years old, has been known to have strong healing powers and is able to absorb negative energy to help the body heal itself. In addition to slowing the aging process, augmenting mental clarity and alleviating depression, it is a powerful anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial agent.
Its negative ion charge improves the body’s resistance to stress and neutralizes harmful radioactive waves.
Royal Bee Jelly and Honey
The Dominican Republic’s honeybees contribute to Bagua Spa’s innovative healing and beauty rituals. Royal Jelly, rich in amino acids and minerals, has been hailed for its rejuvenating effects. Propolis boosts the immune system and honey softens and beautifies the skin. For centuries, newlywed couples have sipped honeymeade, also known as “Nectar of the Gods,” to ensure the promise of fertility.
As the source of all life, the ocean is the source of Bagua Spa. Its chemical composition mirrors that of our own bodies so our treatments and therapies harness its nutrients and healing powers to replenish and renew.
Guests of Gran Ventana Beach Resort enjoy exclusive discounts* at the adjacent Playa Dorada Golf Course. Designed by legendary golf course architect Robert Trent Jones Sr. in 1978, this championship course is one of the finest in the Dominican Republic. In addition to its breathtaking natural beauty, the course provides a challenging test for players of all levels. The 18-hole, 6,730-yard, par-72 course features lush Caribbean tropical terrain, sloping hillsides, wide fairways and expansive sand bunkers. World-class amenities include a driving range, putting green, pro-shop, lockers and a clubhouse with an elegant bar and restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
For additional information about the Playa Dorada Golf Course please visit www.playadoradagolf.com.
* Gran Ventana guests receive a 20% on green fees for packages of two or more rounds.