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Wellness travel is all the rage this year, and Punta Cana stands out as the ideal destination for this growing travel trend.

But there is one resort that is especially well-suited for this travel style: Meliá Punta Cana Beach.

Travelers relaxing on a tropical beach

This 5-star adults-only resort has always been famous for its focus on health and well-being, but this summer and fall, the property is taking it to the next level with several new wellness programs to delight guests. 

With travelers increasingly seeking stays that promote recovery, mental and physical fortitude, and relaxation, here’s why this Punta Cana resort is seeing its popularity skyrocket.

A large pool and palm trees in Punta Cana

Wellness Tourism Surges In Popularity

Wellness tourism is one of the fastest-growing travel trends of the year as more travelers seek to replenish energy levels and enhance overall health. Compared to a traditional vacation, wellness travel involves a host of relaxing activities – hikes, yoga sessions, and physical therapy, among others – that rejuvenate the body and mind.

Although currently representing just a fraction of the travel market, wellness tourism is set to reach a whopping $1.02 trillion in revenue by 2030.

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@keepcalmvacation The Melia Punta Cana Beach A Wellness Resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic 🇩🇴 Still havent did my full review on this resort & experience but it was a NO for me! @Meliá Hotels International. Def a beautiful resort but if you are looking for adults only this resort was not it! The setup was just confusing AF, certain resturants were adults only but why were they in the same area as the family resturants?! Our building was soo far away from the adults only resturants. Why not put the adults only lobby, the rooms and resturants IN ONE AREA?! Why have it scattered around?! We saw kids/families the ENTIRE trip because everything was mixed in together. We were so close to the family resturanta that it made sense for us to just eat at the family resturants because it was soo confusing. We paid for adults only so why is our building right across from a family building?! #meliapuntacanabeach #meliapuntacanabeachresort #dominicanrepublic #keepcalmvacation #travelagent #traveladvisor #travel2023 #tryingnewthings ♬ original sound – Travel With Troylynn 💛

And destinations like Punta Cana are capitalizing on the growing trend, with resorts offering specialized programs to help guests improve their mental and physical health.

But there’s one resort where wellness is the central theme across most – if not all – of its offerings: Meliá Punta Cana Beach.

Meliá Punta Cana Beach Is The Ideal Wellness Retreat 

Situated on an idyllic white-sand beach, Meliá Punta Cana Beach is designed with relaxation and rejuvenation in mind. Boasting five unique areas that stimulate the senses, travelers are flocking to this property for its unparalleled tranquility and calming ambiance.

a woman meditating on a beach with blue water

Palm trees and verdant tropical nature are in abidance at this luxurious retreat; with a massive outdoor pool, a pampering spa, and direct beach access, guests are provided with a wealth of on-site amenities to help create the ideal tropical retreat. 

One of the resort’s most unique features is its focus on health and wellbeing through Meliá’s ‘Wellness Inclusive’ program. The resort’s five relaxing spaces – Social, Silent, Sensory, Culinary, and Personal – come together to create a holistic experience that leaves guests feeling refreshed and grounded. 

a relaxing body massage at a luxurious resort

Each space boasts special programs that enhance well-being; for example, guests at the Silent area can enjoy painting, yoga, or reading groups, whereas the Social grounds offer cultural workshops and bike rides.

Travelers staying for five nights or more can enjoy complimentary world-class spa treatments and couple’s massages at YHI Spa, which combines modern tools with ancient teachings.

Even the suites at this gorgeous resort are decked out with a calming white and beige interior that invites guests to relax and unwind. With several room categories, travelers can find everything from more compact options all the way to supreme luxury with the 84 square meter Beachside Master Suite that comes with its own personalized concierge service. 

@michelle.islah This place was deffo 10/10 ✨✨✨ #traveltiktok #dominicanrepublic #foryou #meliahotels #allinclusive #viral #puntacana ♬ Treacherous Twins – Drake & 21 Savage

Not to be overlooked is Meliá’s excellent culinary offerings, which focus heavily on vegetarian and vegan options, although meat lovers will also find plenty of options. The resort boasts three scrumptious eateries, each offering a unique set of local and international flavors.

Meliá Launches New Summer Programs 

This summer, travelers staying at the luxury retreat can look forward to special wellness programs. In August, the resort is launching ‘Travel for Good’, a new set of activities that aim to boost guests’ well-being, energy, and mental health. 

Travelers will be able to enjoy mindfulness sessions at the resort’s lush gardens, sustainable cooking lessons, as well as Pranayama yoga, which has been shown to enhance relaxation. 

Blue skies and a white sand beach in Punta Cana

Meanwhile, in September, Meliá is joining the World Wellness Weekend initiative, with Tai Chi, circuit training, and taekwondo on offer throughout the month for guests.

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