The Club Med Michès Playa Esmeralda in the Dominican Republic has just opened. The world leader in turnkey holidays is reviving its image with this new luxury pearl with a sweet Caribbean flavor.
The Club Med Michès Playa Esmeralda in the Dominican Republic, presented at ILTM 2019 (International Luxury Travel Market) in Cannes, is part of this category of all inclusive village where the Art of Living is combining with respect for nature and its inhabitants. It’s not easy to be a pioneer when it comes to vacations. Club Med, formerly known as Club Méditerranée, the world leader in luxury hotels and precursor of turnkey holidays for 68 years, confirms the upscaling of its tourist services by regularly renewing its travel offers to attract a clientele always more demanding in terms of luxury and innovations.
A five-trident village
The Club Med Med Michès Playa Esmeralda in the Dominican Republic is part of Club Med’s new “Exclusive Collection” which already includes the Finolhu Villas in the Maldives, the brand new village of Cefalù in Sicily and the Valmorel Chalets in the French Alps. This new flagship, the Michès Playa Esmeralda, is the first high-end establishment signed with 5 Tridents in the Caribbean, the equivalent of a five-star hotel. With this new top-of-the-range destination, Club Med wants to stand out from its competitors by developing luxury-oriented villages while contributing to the economic growth of the place where it is located.
New pearl of the Caribbean
The Dominican Republic is a Caribbean country that is sharing the Island of Hispaniola with Haiti to the west. It is known for its beaches, seaside resorts and golf courses. Its territory consists of tropical forest, savannah and mountains including Pico Duarte, the highest peak of the Caribbean. Its capital Santo Domingo has become in recent years the first tourist destination of the Caribbean, before Cuba. In recent years, the government has heavily invested in new roads and infrastructure in the Miches region to connect Punta Cana, Santa Cruz de Seibo and Sabana del Mar to open the area to tourism.
An eco-chic haven in an unexplored paradise
The new Club Med Michès Playa Esmeralda resort is located in a lush and still virgin area of the Miches region. This new paradise is protected to the northeast by the Caribbean coast and to the south by a mountain range. Its unparalleled beauty and endless white sand beaches make it one of the most popular destinations in the world. By settling in this landlocked area of the Dominican Republic, the new village Club Med, which stretches over 38 hectares of virgin land, will allow the island to develop a new tourist area so far unexplored and untapped. It is also an opportunity for local people to find jobs not only in the resort, but also in many small local businesses and in tourist activities such as horseback riding to introduce tourists to the thousand and one marvels of the island. island and its breathtaking panoramas.
Intimate experience in four villages boutiques
To offer every vacationer an intimate and personalized experience, this beautiful oceanfront haven is divided into four boutique villages. Each of these boutique villages scattered in a giant palm grove has, in an exclusive environment, its own activities and its own establishments. They bear the evocative names of Archipelago, Caribbean Paradise, Emerald Jungle and The Bay of Explorers.
Live an exceptional vacation in the middle of nowhere
These villages are blessed with beautiful private properties with locally inspired architecture and décor. Personalized services, high gastronomy and relaxation areas are the many assets implemented to attract a clientele eager for unforgettable experiences. This exciting haven already offers a superb array of land and water activities for young and old, wellness areas, private pools, bars, gourmet restaurants, shops, a kids’ club… Guests can spend the evening with other families watching a film under the stars, because in the new Village Club Med Michès Playa Esmeralda, young and old come to celebrate the happiness of living an exceptional vacation in the middle of nowhere.
The Club Med Michès Playa Esmeralda pilot village in ecology
Prior to the start of construction, Club Med worked with government agencies in the country to conduct a thorough environmental impact study of the site plans to minimize the project’s footprint and impact on natural beauty and the wild state of Miches (BREEAM building certification). During construction, it also committed to a reforestation program that consisted of planting a new tree on or near the site each time a tree was cut to make way for the foundations.
Giving greater responsibility to tourists
Today, the Club’s new approach is to eliminate all single-use plastics from its properties around the world. The Village will offer its guests mini educational sessions and a community garden to allow those who wish to learn more about gardening, recycling and many other things to ensure a better future for the planet Earth.