More than 50 years ago, conservationist Laurance S. Rockefeller unveiled the Caribbean’s first eco-friendly luxury island resort at Dorado Beach, Puerto Rico. The 1,400-acre tropical paradise lured guests and celebrities with natural beauty paired with the finest services and amenities imaginable. Today, Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve is situated on the former Rockefeller estate, welcoming a new era of discerning guests while preserving the location’s rich legacy of tranquility and luxury.

Perfectly embodying the Rockefeller tradition is Spa Botánico, the resort’s luxurious five-acre sanctuary. Upon entering its Apothecary Portal, you are greeted by an 80-foot ficus tree and the aromas of local botanicals–like lavender, and marigold–that are used for health and beauty. The enchanted entrance instantly relaxes one’s mind and body and serves as an idyllic gateway to this haven of well-being.

Indulge yourself with an Apothecary Ritual where a ManoSantas healer guides you on a single or multiple day spa adventure and creates a specific blend of fresh botanicals and a custom massage oil used in your personalized spa experience. After the consultation, sink into the pleasures of your private spa pavilion with treatments and massage prepared just for you.

Experience a heightened level of relaxation and healing in one of Spa Botánico’s open air tree house massage platforms situated in the midst of tropical trees. Relax in a hammock while you receive a rhythmic massage focusing on pressure points on the back, hands and feet while you listen to the trees sway and the ocean’s rhythm.

Or venture further to lush purification gardens, where warm and cool pools with waterfall showers and steam pavilions await. Couples can enjoy a sensual treatment together, such as the Tamarind for Two, which begins with a soak in a hibiscus bath prior to a playful partner scrub with the house made Tamarind Sugar and continues to the outside shower as you ready your skin for a luscious coconut oil massage, enhanced by Spa Botánico’s Secret Love Potion lotion.

Spa Botánico’s most luxurious treatment is The Botanico Beauty Ritual, which offers a full day of pampering, including a Vitamin C exfoliation treatment combined with an Ebb & Flow Massage. You’re then treated to a facial using a non-surgical face lift micro-current machine and a hair and scalp treatment. After a relaxing spa lunch in one of the gardens, you receive a manicure and pedicure, followed by a hair wash and blow dry and custom make-up session.

It all sounds like the perfect day to us, like heaven on earth, in one of nature’s most beautiful, and most tranquil, surroundings.

Discover the complete menu of signature services at Spa Botanico here.

Go here to learn how Spa Botánico can be your very own ‘neighborhood’ sanctuary by owning a home at Dorado Beach.