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Inside the $11k a night 'wellness' spa where Machine Gun Kelly proposed to Megan Fox


Machine Gun Kelly chose a sacred spot for his romantic proposal to Megan Fox on Wednesday.

The rapper whisked the actress away to their favourite vacation spot in Puerto Rico, where they announced their engagement on Thursday, sharing photos from their milestone moment on Instagram. 

The Spa Botánico at the Ritz-Carlton Dorado Beach in Puerto Rico was the spot, and more specifically under a banyan tree in the wellbeing resort’s lush grounds.

Proposal: Machine Gun Kelly chose a sacred spot for his romantic proposal to Megan Fox on Wednesday. The rapper whisked the actress away to their favourite vacation spot in Puerto Rico, where they announced their engagement on Thursday

Proposal: Machine Gun Kelly chose a sacred spot for his romantic proposal to Megan Fox on Wednesday. The rapper whisked the actress away to their favourite vacation spot in Puerto Rico, where they announced their engagement on Thursday 

Megan and her new fiancé first holidayed at the resort in June 2020 at the beginning of their 18 month romance, but the spa retreat has also attracted the likes of Naomi Watts and Paul Rudd through its doors.

Suites at the hotel begin at $2,300 for the month of January but the most luxurious accommodation is priced at $11,129. The retreat describes itself as ‘a wonderland for well-being, reflecting a shared vision to create a transformative wellness experience infused by the healing power of nature’.  

The spa takes its inspiration from the landscape and the natural healing properties of the area, explaining that ‘In the nor-so-distant past, each community had their own healer known as Manos Santas who help members of their community with fresh locally collected herbs, healing oils and powerful affirmations.’

Close to their hearts: The Spa Botánico at the Ritz-Carlton Dorado Beach in Puerto Rico was the spot, and more specifically under a banyan tree in the wellbeing resort's lush grounds, pictured

Close to their hearts: The Spa Botánico at the Ritz-Carlton Dorado Beach in Puerto Rico was the spot, and more specifically under a banyan tree in the wellbeing resort’s lush grounds, pictured 

Drawing on its nature ethos, the spa offers guests an array of treatments including a full menu of couples’ experiences – perfect for the newly engaged Megan and MGK.

Massage treatments are performed amidst the treetops in private treehouses while and in pavilions hidden off meandering paths, an infinity reflection pool overlooks a pineapple garden, tropical outdoor gardens for soaking and indigenous ingredients are used in hand-crafted body scrubs and massage.   

The 180 minute Apothecary Play experience awakens a couple’s ‘playful side’ with a mud-painting exercise following by a soak in an outdoor bath for two.

Wow factor: Megan and her new fiancé first holidayed at the resort in June 2020 at the beginning of their 18 month romance, but the spa retreat has also attracted the likes of Naomi Watts and Paul Rudd through its doors

Wow factor: Megan and her new fiancé first holidayed at the resort in June 2020 at the beginning of their 18 month romance, but the spa retreat has also attracted the likes of Naomi Watts and Paul Rudd through its doors

Wellbeing wonderland: Drawing on its nature ethos, the spa offers guests an array of treatments including a full menu of couples' experiences - perfect for the newly engaged Megan and MGK

 Wellbeing wonderland: Drawing on its nature ethos, the spa offers guests an array of treatments including a full menu of couples’ experiences – perfect for the newly engaged Megan and MGK

Meanwhile the Noche Romantica Botanico experience takes place when the sun goes down, beginning with a champagne toast, couples’ massages in a private pavilion and topped off by a coursed meal prepared by the in-house chef.

As well as the huge menu of spa treatments on offer, the resort boasts nature trails, including the 11-mile Rockefeller Nature Trail, in the forest landscape through to the beach with its secret coves.

Guests are asked to respect the private and tranquil nature of the resort and turn off cell phones and digital devices.

Engaged! The couple shared photos and videos from their special moment on Tuesday as they enjoyed a holiday to remember at the resort which describes itself as 'a wonderland for well-being'

Engaged! The couple shared photos and videos from their special moment on Tuesday as they enjoyed a holiday to remember at the resort which describes itself as ‘a wonderland for well-being’

Relaxing retreat: Massage treatments are performed amidst the treetops in private treehouses while and in pavilions hidden off meandering paths, an infinity reflection pool overlooks a pineapple garden and a pool sits right on the beach

Relaxing retreat: Massage treatments are performed amidst the treetops in private treehouses while and in pavilions hidden off meandering paths, an infinity reflection pool overlooks a pineapple garden and a pool sits right on the beach

Getting away from it all: Guests are asked to respect the private and tranquil nature of the resort and turn off cell phones and digital devices

Getting away from it all: Guests are asked to respect the private and tranquil nature of the resort and turn off cell phones and digital devices

The location of the hotel and reserve is an area full of history, with construction dating back to the early 1900s before Laurence Rockefeller converted the property to a natural sanctuary and resort in the 1950s which was enjoyed by the rich and famous.  

The hotel side of the resort offers Ocean Reserve, Suites, or Residences with most rooms boasting oceanfront views. The newly transformed Su Casa, built in the 1920s, offers a private two-story, five-bedroom villa along the coastline.

If they’re not content with Dorado Beach being just a vacation spot, Megan and MGK could invest in a permanent residence in the exclusive area. Dorado Beach. 

Four- to six-bedroom homes go for $1.6 million in the area while the Ritz-Carlton Reserve East Beach Villas which boast views of the beach and golf course have sold for upwards of $9 million. 

Stunning: Suites at the hotel begin at $2,300 for the month of January but the most luxurious accommodation is priced at $11,129.The newly transformed Su Casa, built in the 1920s, offers a private two-story, five-bedroom villa along the coastline

Stunning: Suites at the hotel begin at $2,300 for the month of January but the most luxurious accommodation is priced at $11,129.The newly transformed Su Casa, built in the 1920s, offers a private two-story, five-bedroom villa along the coastline

Bliss: Machine Gun Kelly shared a slow motion video of him and Megan falling backwards onto their bed at the resort after their proposal

Bliss: Machine Gun Kelly shared a slow motion video of him and Megan falling backwards onto their bed at the resort after their proposal

Bliss: Machine Gun Kelly shared a slow motion video of him and Megan falling backwards onto their bed at the resort after their proposal 

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