Club Med is set to open a new all-inclusive resort in the Dominican Republic at the end of 2019, the Chinese-owned firm’s biggest project in the Caribbean in four decades.
Club Med Miches Playa Esmeralda, the first property under the company’s premium Exclusive Collection brand in the Americas, is scheduled to officially open on 23 November.
The company’s second resort in the Dominican Republic, joining Club Med Punta Cana, the $100m property is situated on 93 acres of beachfront land in Miches, a small town in El Seibo province on the country’s northeastern coast.
Based around an “eco-chic” concept, the property’s design and architecture aims to minimise its environmental impact.
“The resort enacts a no single-use plastic policy and various green initiatives – such as a tree replanting program and strict industry certifications – to keep as much of the land’s ecological essence so guests who visit the resort understand the natural beauty that first attracted many locals to the destination,” Club Med said in a statement.
The 335-room resort will be built across four boutique “villages”, each with a distinct identity.
The villages will include the Caribbean Paradise, a garden-filled wing; Emerald Jungle, which will focus on wellness and include Club Med’s Zen Oasis adults-only concept; Explorer Cove, which will focus on family-friendly activities; and the Archipelago village, which will be an adults-only area with suites featuring private pools and outdoor showers, right on the beach.
The property will also feature a range of food and beverage options, including four restaurants, four bars, and a coffee house.