A wellness vacation doesn't have to mean rigorous exercise and extreme dieting.

With an Escape to the stunning resort of Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach, your getaway is one breathtaking moment after another: sumptuous beaches, crystalline underwater reefs submerged in turquoise waters, and exquisitely prepared cuisine that is both healthy and delicious.

Your six-day, five-night stay for two in a Superior Room in La Romana, Dominican Republic, from May through June ($699) or July through November ($759) is all-inclusive with one healthy kick: It includes five days of the Viva Eco Wellness program, a health plan that combines physical activities with a balanced nutritional component to boost health and jump-start weight loss.

It includes a training and nutritional program led by acclaimed personal trainer Marcos Gomez, who has trained world-famous Dominican athletes. He`ll get your metabolism humming with beach exercises, yoga, and workouts integrated with regular hotel activities. You`ll be so busy snorkeling, scuba diving, and frolicking on the beach, those excess inches (not to mention that energy-sapping stress) will feel as if they`ve shed themselves magically.

Curl up in your luxurious, tropical-themed guest room, with views of either the ocean or the garden. Sip a cocktail on your private terrace or balcony as you breathe in the lush sea breeze. Viva Wyndham has everything you could possibly want on an island vacay: full breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks (including a low-fat corner in the buffet area); unlimited non-motorized water sports with complimentary lessons, enrollment in the Viva Wyndham Kid`s Retreat (bring up to two children under 12 to play and eat for free!), live nightly entertainment (including a discotheque for adults and a mini one for kids), meditation classes, beach games, a sprawling gym, and plenty of uninterrupted beach time.

For those looking for a break from the beach, let the hotel arrange for a boating excursion or a few rounds of golf. Gambling fans can hit up La Romana`s Casino Dominicus-the Dominican Republic`s only stand-alone casino. It`s a player`s paradise, with a 45,000-square-foot gaming floor.

Back at your abode, slip into the pool, or soak in the Jacuzzi as the last light of the day washes over you. Feel how light and strong you feel after eating well, moving your body, and letting yourself truly unwind. Revel in the calm, perfect ambiance of your unforgettable, wellness-infused Caribbean beach getaway.

* A six-day, five-night stay for two in a superior room from May through June ($699) or July through November ($759)
* Up to two children under 12 stay and play for free
* Includes all meals, snacks, drinks, cocktails, and wine
* Enrollment in the signature Viva Eco Wellness Program
* Book by 24 May

For details and to reserve your stay, visit LivingSocial Escapes.

By Living Social Escapes