Dominican Republic: Day 3 (Part 2)

July 22, 2011

Puerto Plata has a secret that I am going to share with you and that secret is Casa Colonial.  Amidst the all-inclusive resorts is a private getaway located on the beaches of Playa Dorada.  After I dried off from my dive with the dolphins, I headed there for a spa experience that left me a changed woman.

Casa Colonial is owned by five Dominican sisters and was designed from head to toe by one of them who happens to have quite an affinity for Victorian architecture.  While the resort oozed the charm of a bygone era, it also contained all of the modern luxuries one would expect from a five star hotel and spa.  I did not get a chance to see any of the rooms, but if they were anything like the spa then I am sure they were nothing less than spectacular.

Before my hour-long massage I had a soak in their hydrotherapy bath.  I have soaked in hydrotherapy baths before, but none that had simultaneous color light therapy.  Once all of my treatments were over, I was led to a lounge with floor-to-ceiling windows that looked out onto the ocean.  While I had some tea and admired the view, I contemplated moving to Puerto Plata and never leaving.

But first, before I executed my escape to the Dominican Republic, I had a dinner reservation at Casa Colonial’s Lucia that simply could not be missed. . .

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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45 thoughts on “Dominican Republic: Day 3 (Part 2)

  1. Krista

    I’m so glad you got to pamper yourself a bit, dear Andi! 🙂 We’ll be having a spa day in Italy right before my brother’s wedding and I can’t wait! 🙂

    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      Spa days are a necessity for me, especially on this trip. You’ll have to let me know which spa you go to in Italy. I would love to see a link! Enjoy bella!!!

  2. Bluegreen Kirk

    I swear Andi you travel faster than I can even read. I think the last post I read was the one of your husband coming to the US and you are already on Part 2 of the Dominican Republic! I was actually in Puerto Plata but never heard of this place. My wife would really enjoy the spa days!

      1. Bluegreen Kirk

        To answer your question – a friend of mine had actually been there and suggested it. It was a great time for us there but didn’t seem like long enough. I guess for someone who travels often it may seem slow.

  3. Tours Of The Vatican

    Oh my god, that spa looks AMAZING, and so relaxing! Far more beautiful than any I’ve been to… Might have to give it a try! 😉


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  5. Williams Wai

    Thank you, your post is very valuable as always. Keep up the good work! You’ve got +1 more reader of your blog:)


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