Kúr Spa: Your oasis of calm in the vibrant city of Santo Domingo

Credits: Cindy Van Dyck

No matter what job you have, no matter what hobbies you may perform over the weekend, and no matter how busy you are within your family: taking a break and resetting needs everyone. Me-time is what we call it. And since we left for the Dominican Republic, we try to schedule this monthly. Our favorite getaway? Kúr Spa, a wellness and esthetic center right in the middle of downtown Santo Domingo.

Wash away those troubles. Have a soak with bubbles!

When we decided to stay here for several months we made a promise to ourselves to take more time for ourselves, to work fewer hours (sometimes we worked until midnight) and to hit the break button on time. Of course, with the lifestyle here this is already working much better: we work 6h in the morning and stop just after noon. That means that in Europe it is evening and the offices are closing.

And this way of working, and living, gives us more freedom and the possibility to be free every afternoon and evening. Free to do whatever we want: from excursions to an afternoon of shopping. But sometimes we just need an extra moment of rest, and then we go to Kúr for a wonderful relaxing massage. Cindy will tell you today all about the location and her favorite treatments.

Spa and Esthetic Medicine

At Kúr Spa you can go for a variety of treatments. Each adapted to your needs or what your body and mind just need to get in balance. Think of massages (both relaxing and deep tissue or sport massages), peeling, wraps, facials, sauna and more. To this they also have a section of Esthetic Medicine. In this section of Kúr you can go for rejuvenation, hair removal, fillers, acne treatments, botox, microdermabrasion and much more.

The location itself is tremendously calming and it’s the perfect oasis of calm in the big vibrant city of Santo Domingo. First, when you arrive, you are welcomed by your attending beautician. She leads you through the relaxation area, allows you to change your clothes in all privacy and explains how things will go. Afterwards, depending on your treatment, you are taken to the appropriate room.

It feels like coming home and the rooms are small but very cozy. Thanks to this environment you are never with many people. You can sit quietly with another couple in the relaxing area, but you will never come into contact with loud situations or crowds. And this is exactly why we love going there!

Cindy’s personal favorites

Of course, we have gone to the spa many times and our most favorite massage is the deep tissue one. Here they work mainly on your shoulders, back and arms. Just what we need after long days at the computer and in the gym. Our muscles are so stiff that a massage to loosen them up is heavenly! At the end of the massage they also wrap your back with heat patches, a wonderful feeling that I personally have fallen asleep with every time. The exact name, in case you want to book it yourself, is the “Descontract de Espalda” massage.

In combination with this massage, I also get a hydrating and cleansing facial. And finally, I recently discovered their hydrating jacuzzi baths. The Citrus and Lavender baths are my favorites. The last one I discovered during Valentine’s Day, in a super romantic setting by the way!

Of course, you can also go there for massages with hot stones, with chocolate and even massages with aromas and exfoliation. What you want, they offer!


The Kúr Spa is open every weekday between 9am and 7pm. On weekends they only work on Saturdays from 9am to 6.30pm. You can book your wellness and spa through their website or talk to them on Instagram. They are extremely helpful and their service deserves an award!

This article has been written by @CINDY VAN DYCK

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