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Top Caribbean Spa: The Golden Door

Perched atop a stunning 300-foot (91m) bluff overlooking the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, the Golden Door in Las Casitas Village complex at the Wyndham El Conquistador Hotel (tel. 787/863-1000), is the most sophisticated, well-managed, and comprehensive spa in the Caribbean, and it is one of the finest in the world. One of only three branches of a spa founded in Escondido, California, and today administered by the Wyndham group, it's devoted to the relaxation and healing of body, soul, and mind. Spa rituals are taken seriously; New Age mysticism is gracefully dispensed within a postmodern setting that's a cross between a Swiss clinic, a state-of-the-art health club, and a Buddhist monastery. Spa treatments begin at $160. The spa is open daily from 6:30am to 8:30pm. American Express, MasterCard, and Visa are accepted.

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