Club Med Opens First L'OCCITANE Spa in the Caribbean at its Punta Cana Resort

Dec 20, 2012, 13:02 ET from Club Med

MIAMI, Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Club Med – the world's leading all-inclusive brand with more than 70 resorts worldwide – unveils their fifth L'OCCITANE-branded spa at its Dominican Republic property, Club Med Punta Cana. Sandpiper Bay in Florida, Opio en Provence Yabuli in China and La Palmyre Atlantic in France are among the other Club Med properties that boast L'OCCITANE spas. The Club Med Spa by L'OCCITANE marks the conclusion of a $1.5 million upgrade project for the resort, completing the wellness and rejuvenation experience at Club Med Punta Cana, and enticing travelers with a new way to experience Provence with customized treatments relaxing mind, body and soul.

"Club Med continues to reinforce their position as an innovative brand by constantly evolving and making dynamic investment decisions including enhancing its guest experience by collaborating with the most luxurious brands, such as L'OCCITANE," said Xavier Mufraggi, CEO of Club Med North America. "Well-being is at the core of both the Club Med and L'OCCITANE philosophies which aligns perfectly with what our customers are looking for – a way to balance their lives through enriching activities and relaxation."  

"Each L'OCCITANE product is multi-sensory spa experience in itself  -- our long-time partnership with Club Med takes the indulgence one step further with expert treatments," explains Marcin Jasiak, Group Managing Director L'OCCITANE International. "We're pleased to offer L'OCCITANE fans a new way to experience Provence in an elegant setting."

Set amidst a coconut palm tree-lined 75-acre resort, the 54,000 sq. ft. Spa features 10 indoor treatment rooms including one designed for couples massages, four oceanfront palapas including two available for couples treatments, a manicure and pedicure area, Zen Lounge, an exclusive infinity pool to enjoy before and after the service and a L'OCCITANE boutique featuring more than 80 products. Each of the 10 treatment rooms provides separate air, music and lighting control to individualize the spa journey.  

The full-service Spa pampers guests with services from L'OCCITANE's signature Immortelle Secret of Youth anti-aging facial and Blissful Cocoon massage for moms-to-be to the Shea Ultra-Moisturizing Body Wrap for sun-damaged skin and Almond Silhouette Reshape slimming body treatment, as well as waxing, nail and hair care. The Spa also features teen and junior treatments for younger guests ages 8-17 including TOEtally About Me pedicures and Angelica Cheeks facials.

For a truly different spa experience, guests enjoy the serenity of nature, overlooking the ocean and enjoying the sounds of the waves in the Zen Lounge – a custom-designed cabana in a Zen garden with relaxation chaises, iPads available for review of the spa menu, magazines and a refreshment bar serving organic iced tea or fruit infused water.

After rejuvenating spa sessions, guests can continue their wellness journey by the tranquil infinity pool just outside the Zen garden or enjoy fruit with almonds and refreshments in the Zen Lounge.

From island exploration to a relaxing day on the beach, Club Med Punta Cana is perfect for families with children of all ages. The resort has offerings for the entire family including the world-famous children's clubs, where dedicated activities and sports coordinated by qualified and enthusiastic professionals are available for each age group from children and teenagers. Fun-filled memories await every member of the family at Club Med Punta Cana where there's something for everyone. Book your seven-night all-inclusive escape at Punta Cana, with prices currently starting at $749 per person for families with the Club Med Semi-Annual Sale.

For more information or to make a reservation, visit, call 1-800-ClubMed or contact your preferred travel professional. For an insider look at Club Med, follow ClubMedOfficial on Facebook and Twitter and subscribe to our YouTube channel at ClubMedNorthAmerica. Check out Club Med's free innovative travel app for iPhone and iPad at

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Founded by Olivier Baussan over 30 years ago, L'OCCITANE captures the true art de vivre of Provence, offering a sensorial immersion in the natural beauty, fragrance and lifestyle of the South of France. From the texture of L'OCCITANE products to their fragrance, each formula promises pleasure through beauty and well-being—a moment rich in enjoyment and discovery that goes beyond tangible benefits to create a different experience of Provence. With traceable, efficacious ingredients, experiential formulations, and a commitment to social responsibility, L'OCCITANE unites nature and lifestyle to provide peaceful, earthly calm with the benefit of visible, tangible results. L'OCCITANE products are available at and in 160 boutiques throughout the U.S.