Club Med has opened sales for its newest Caribbean resort Club Med Michés Playa Esmeralda, which is set to open December 2019. Marking its first Exclusive Collection Resort in the Americas, the new property will be located on the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic in Miches.
At a cost of $100 million and spread over 93 acres, Club Med Michés Playa Esmeralda is the company’s biggest project of this type in the Caribbean in the past 40 years. The resort's accommodations will spread across four unique boutique 'villages': the oceanfront, adults-only Archipelago; the lush and tropical Caribbean Paradise at the heart of the property; the adults-only ‘eco-chic retreat’ Emerald Jungle; and the family-friendly Explorer Cove.
Club Med Michés Playa Esmeralda has taken several steps to encourage sustainability at the resort. The property plans to enact a tree re-planting program to replace every tree removed during construction. Guests will be able to attend educational mini-sessions and visit the community garden to learn about gardening, recycling and sustainability. Participating in the company’s commitment to eliminate single-use plastics, Club Med Michés Playa Esmeralda will ban the use of plastic straws at the resort.
In addition to Club Med’s usual selection of amenities and activities, Club Med Michés Playa Esmeralda’s unique environment will provide its own possibilities. Guests can visit Laguna Limón, a nature reserve with waterfalls; Samaná Bay, a site known for its whale watching opportunities; or Montaña Redonda, with its 360-degree views and its photo-famous swing.