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Dominican Republic Voted Among Top 5 Destinations On Earth For This Growing Travel Trend

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Wellness travel is booming around the globe, and the Dominican Republic has just been voted as one of the best destinations for travelers seeking to recharge and improve their well-being.

With the travel industry undergoing a massive transformation in the post-covid age, tourists are increasingly focusing on health, both physical and mental.

travelers on a local beach practicing yoga

The Dominican Republic’s stunning tropical landscape, diverse cultural practices, and excellent infrastructure are among the many reasons why this Caribbean island was recently selected as one of the best for wellness travel.

With that in mind, here’s a closer look at why tourists should consider the Dominican Republic for this booming travel trend.

Outdoor pool area in a Punta Cana resort

Dominican Republic Resorts Lauded For Their Extensive Wellness Programs

In a time when world-related stress and other worries are running high, it’s more important than ever to take a moment to reconnect with the simple things in life. And few things accomplish that as effectively as a vacation – especially one oriented towards health and well-being.

As a growing number of travelers around the world add wellness activities to their travel itineraries, Caribbean destinations like the Dominican Republic offer the perfect conditions to relax and unwind.

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A new report by the World Wellness Weekend, a global non-profit organization, shows that the Dominican Republic offers some of the most extensive health and wellness programs in the world.

This year, the island nation is ranked the best in the Caribbean and fifth globally in terms of the number of well-being activities offered by hotels, businesses, and other entities.

With countless top-rated resorts in the sun-drenched destination offering yoga classes, nature retreats, and mindfulness sessions, it’s no wonder that the Dominica Republic stands out as one of the most active and fit nations in the region.

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Properties like Meliá Punta Cana Beach Wellness Inclusive and Excellence Punta Cana are among the many that are increasing the number of healthy activities on offer for guests. From cooking lessons that use local organic ingredients to energy-boosting juice bars, these resorts are paving the way towards a more balanced lifestyle.

Over 600 activities were offered across the Dominican Republic during the Wellness Weekend, which was held from the 15th to the 17th of September this year. From resorts to public parks, travelers and residents were invited to partake in events to re-energize the body & mind.

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These Dominican Republic Cities Are Ranked Among The Most Active Globally

In addition to being one of the healthiest countries this year, the World Wellness Weekend’s newest findings show that two Dominican Republic hotspots are among the most active globally.

Santo Domingo, the country’s bustling capital and a metropolis of over 3 million people, is ranked 9th globally in terms of the variety and number of wellness activities available to travelers.

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With more travelers flocking to the country’s capital for a taste of its vibrant lifestyle, a growing number of hospitality firms are opening new resorts that promote sustainable and healthy choices. This week, Hyatt announced it would launch the first-ever Centric hotel in the Dominican Republic in Santo Domingo next year.

Meanwhile, the country’s main resort hotspot, Punta Cana, is ranked 10th globally for health and wellbeing. The coastal destination is full of beachside resorts offering not only exceptional luxury and hospitality but also a wide range of gyms, outdoor sports facilities, and world-class spas.

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With medical tourism set to grow massively over the coming years, the Dominican Republic is uniquely positioned to provide high-quality and reliable healthcare services.

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