From wellness experiences featuring 700-pound crystals to relaxing by the beach like Jimmy Buffet, these three new properties ranging from St. Barth to the Dominican Republic to Costa Rica are ready to welcome guests.
Rosewoood La Guanahani St. Barth opened on Nov. 16 across 18 acress on a private peninsula that overlooks two beaches. After undergoing a four-year renovation, the property incorporates Rosewood’s A Sense of Place philosophy. Hightlights of the property include: Beach House St. Barth, a culinary concept that showcases local and regional specialties; Rosewood Explorers, an immersive and educational chilren’s club; Sense, A Rosewood Spa, which offers locally inspired treatments, as well as a tennis center, fitness studio, and nail and hair salon; and 66 guestrooms, suites, and signature suites with 20 of them offering new private pools. Guests also have access to non-motorized watersports including kayaking, paddleboarding, and snorkeling, as well as hikes. The onsite Clefs d’Or Concierge can also offer guests assistance in planning immersive adventures including shopping at St. Barth’s boutiques, as well as sailing, sportfishing, and scuba diving.
For more information, visit rosewoodhotels.com/en/le-guanahani.
Margaritaville Island Reserve Cap Cana is now open in the Dominican Republic on Playa Juanillo.
The new property offers 13 different room types all offering seaside views, an adults-only oasis featuring 228 suites, some offering swim up options, 40 upscale villas, 10 different food and beverage locations, live entertainment, and the St. Somewhere Spa.
The Island Reserve Villas are located in 10 tw0-story buildings, each featuring four villas which offer a king-size bed, kitenette, outdoor shower, and a private terrace. The second floor villas offer access to a private plunge pool, and guests on the ground floor villas can step right into a lagoon pool featuring the S.O.S. Swim Up Bar and hanging beds. Guests will also have a personalized butler service.
For your clients looking to travel to Margaritaville Island Reserve Cap Cana now through Jan. 31, 2022, book them on the exclusive Grand Opening Special, which offers 49 percent savings and $300 in resort credits when booked by Jan. 1, 2022.
For more information, visit margaritavilleislandreserveresorts.com.
Hacienda AltaGracia, Auberge Resorts Collections recently opened in the foothills of Costa Rica’s Talamanca Mountains. The new holistic wellbeing resort is set on 180 acres, adjacent to one of Earth’s five “Blue Zones,” which are areas where locals live to more than 100 years of age.
The 50-casita resort offers Eastern and Western therapies in partnership with THE WELL, a leading New York City wellness provider. Guests can experience both thrilling exploration, as well as a meditative escape, complimented by culinary experiences that offer Latin American cuisine.
Guests can also take part in expert-led health coaching and workshops, seasonal retreats, daily fitness and mindful movement sessions ranging from aerial yoga to qigong, plus forest bathing. Before their arrival, guests will receive a complimentary virtual health coaching consultation, which will inform their stay whether that’s focused on rest and recovery or thrilling adventure. The onsite Casa de Agua—a hydrotherapy center— offers a pool, experiential showers, steam rooms, and saunas. There is also a healing garden, a rancho pavilion dedicated to mindful movement, and THE WELL Crystal Rancho, which hosts an almost 700-pound crystal that offers the setting fro integrative energy healing. Immersive experiences include the signature herbal River Bath on the banks of the Calientillo River, which immerses the senses in the natural world.
Active and cultural excursions are also offered starting with the property’s Compas, which is the dedicated liaison and experience designer for guests who will curate experiences and multi-day itineraries to complement each guest’s desires, and pace. The onsite, El Rio, offers three miles of walking trails winding through a lush jungle, plus the tree canopy where guests can enjoy the view over the jungle from a hidden tree net. In addition, guests can hike to the Mina Escondida Waterfall, or go horseback riding to Don Nery’s neighboring farm to learn how to make tortillas and sugarcane distillation.
In addition, guests can head south to the Osa Peninsula and Isla del Cano National Park to snorkel, dive, fish, and beach hop; spend a day with the Boruca tribe in their native reservation; or visit Tortuguero National Park, where they will paddle traditional canoes upstream to a remote village. Other adventure opportunities include surfing trips to Uvita and exploring Guayabo, an ancient lost city, followed by a white-water rafting experience down the sacred Pacuare River.
For more information, visit aubergeresorts.com/altagracia.