Dominican Republic’s Most Unique and Exclusive Spa to Open at Sun Village Resort-Cofresi in Spring 2006

Upscale Retreat Promises Most Luxurious, Private and Relaxing Spa Experience in Caribbean

COFRESI BEACH, Dominican Republic, March 8 /PRNewswire/ — A new Spa featuring separate suites for guests will be opened this spring at the five-star flagship, Sun Village-Cofresi, in the Dominican Republic, according to Elliott, parent company of Sun Village Resorts.

The Spa at Sun Village Resort will feature indoor-outdoor treatment rooms, lush tropical gardens, and a serene Spa-only pool and sundeck. Additionally, 25 Oasis Spa rooms, including two suites, offer private Jacuzzis and views into the Spa gardens, pool or ocean.

“At Sun Village Resorts, we’re committed to promoting health, wellness and rejuvenation for our guests,” said Derek Elliott, president and CEO of Elliott. “That’s why we’ve designed a unique, encapsulating experience that brings new meaning to the word tranquility. One of our goals for each guest is to create a vacation environment that touches and involves all of the senses, reconnecting them with nature, a partner, or themselves.”

The decor of the new complex, which sprawls over more than 5,000 square feet, fuses the soothing atmosphere of Southeast Asian Spas with the Caribbean Elegance theme found throughout the resort. The Spa will complement the resort’s focus on relaxation and reconnection that includes amenities such as meditation and reading-only areas, beachside divans and a thatched dojo for practicing the ancient art of Bujutsu and Ki-Do.

The Spa at Sun Village Resort will offer an extensive selection of massages, body wraps and scrubs, facials, hand and foot therapies and salon services utilizing local ingredients such as sea salts, minerals and wildflowers. Ensuring a high-quality experience, all technicians, regardless of previous training, have been re-certified by the head technician and trainer. A sampling of signature services and day-spa packages include*:

Island of the Sun Signature Treatment – Enjoy a full body scrub, a wrap and a full body massage, including a lavender scalp massage and foot massage. At the heart of this service are therapeutic stones placed on key energy centers to promote balance and harmony. Benefits include increased circulation, exfoliation, detoxification and stress reduction. 80 min. /($120 U.S.)

Caviar Signature Facial – A facial that firms, tones, refines and deeply hydrates the skin with protein-rich caviar and antioxidants. Exclusive Caviar products infuse skin with age defying nutrients, smoothing fine lines and improving texture. An AcuLift massage visibly firms and tones while the Marine Matrix Sheet provides intensive hydration to instantly restore radiance. Results are immediate, leaving skin supple, healthy and luminescent. 80 min. /($125 U.S.)

Island of the Sun Package – Caviar signature facial with eye treatment, Island of the Sun Treatment, pedicure, manicure, Spa lunch. 4 hrs. 20 min. /($299 U.S.)

Ultimate Paradise Package – Nature’s Trio (Moor Mud Wrap, Vichy shower rinse, massage application of soothing mineral creme mixed with detoxifying essential oils), hot stone massage, pedicure, manicure, Spa lunch. 3 hrs. 50 min. /($235 U.S.)

The company’s second property at Sun Village-Juan Dolio, slated to open later this year, will also feature an in-house Spa boasting state-of-the-art facilities and technicians.

Sun Village Resorts, the largest Canadian-owned resort company in the Dominican Republic, is managed and operated by Elliott. Sun Village-Cofresi is an all-inclusive luxury hotel with 305 rooms, seven swimming pools and five unique dining facilities. The resort’s upscale amenities are found in a dramatic mountain-beach setting that is unparalleled on the north coast of the Dominican Republic and is accessible in less than 30 minutes from the International airport in Puerto Plata. Sun Village is set to open its second all-inclusive resort in Juan Dolio, along the country’s south coast, in late summer, 2006. For more information about Sun Village Resorts, visit http://www.sunvillageresorts.com/.

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