A destination report by Jens Hoffmann.
Welcome to Dominican Republic – year around sunshine, immaculate beaches, spectacular landscapes a great country located on Hispaniola (Antilles archipelago).
Punta Cana has everything that discerning travelers could wish for in the Caribbean region. We enjoyed the Zen Oasis Club Med Punta Cana / Dominican Republic Opened in December 2015 – Zen Oasis offers a special relaxing area and select hotel & resort experience. Since years Club Med has a privileged location, probably the best location on the island. The resort is located all the way down the beach and it has a luxury sport & lifestyle ambience that is both sophisticated and inviting. Surrounded by blue water and a charming natural setting, stylish Caribbean setting. And all this just ten minutes away from Punta Cana International Airport, my perfect sunny place for 365 days. The appealing design combining Asian and Italian style with a elegant but easy resort style, reflecting in the “Club”, “Deluxe” “Family” rooms, including the new (luxurious) Zen Oasis villas. Our room was big as a suite, nice design and wide open styled. White and blue, where ever you look, a bit of lovely style catches the eye. The bathroom was special with a separate toilet and a big rainfall soaking tub. I got my complete relaxation when I played golf at La Cana Golf Club.
A georgeous ocean front golfers paradise, when you play the course you are for sure happy, fourteen holes features views of the Caribbean, with four of the toughest right alongside the water’s edge. The entire course is planted from tee to greens in Seashore Paspalum which is environmentally friendly hybrid grass. With the addition of the nine of Hacienda, Punta Cana Resort & Club offers a new inland golf course that is second-to-none. It’s true they met challenge and created a dream. During that time my wife enjoyed the revitalisation of the senses and holistic rejuvenation of body and soul in the Club Med spa. The elegant spa is a relaxing place and the massages are really good, paired with select interior and a fine service.. Beauty treatments and massages deliver care with products from L’Occitane. You will find these items in the spa and also in the rooms.
Having just spent four nights at Club Med Punta Cana, the picture of style, design joy and Zen come alive. If you love food you are right here, our palates were pampered all the time. To eat at the “Indigo” accompanied with the soft ripple of the sea is truly lovely. In all different Club Med restaurants the fish, meat, lobster, ceviche that melts in your mouth, grilled perch in an ginger sauce, omelette with vegetables, nice salads, fruits are just great. Yummy. Everyone is greeted like a friend. The Club Med Punta Cana has a really intimate feeling. With only 500 rooms it was easy to find seats at every meal, easy to get drinks at the bar and enjoy the time. This will be very welcome news for any parent who are looking for vacation. The kids -which were at home- will be able to run from one end to the other and still be well within eye-shot. And the water is very, very calm and smooth. We played tennis, pitched & put golf at the resort and skipped windsurfing and sailing. If you’re a runner, bring your sneakers. There are numerous paved pathways that wind through Club Med Punta Cana’s beautiful property, suitable for runners. Every week one of the after-dinner parties is “white”. Everyone is dressed in all white. By the way, it was a fantastic “white party.” The “Go’s” at “Creactive” are Old Cirque du Soleil performers and they teach you the trapeze and the bungy cord perfectly.
We could have spent all day time at this place if we were not to busy playing table tennis, golf, tennis and enjoying the off property excursions. So beautiful. Pure enjoyment awaits discerning palates in the restaurants, the food at all the resort restaurants is great. It was always something fresh and new, probably one of the nicest and relaxing resort places world-wide. We were the first to try out and experience Zen Oasis. Chapeau, Club Med really did a great job. Zen Oasis is in the back of the resort a little secluded from everyone else but that is intentional. It’s made to feel like you were at a different place and it worked perfectly. Club Med is really known for their all inclusive and family oriented resorts. Zen Oasis is made for adults only but people from the other parts of the resort are welcome to come (but they have to leave their kids in the other parts. This is easy and smart. Club Med saw a need for adults needing to get away and made this whole area of the resort adult friendly. From Zen Oasis to the Spa and quiet beach in front of it, timeless beauty and perfect relaxation for body and soul. The Zen Oasis makes dream come true.0Need at least 3 ratings