Club Med has opened its first-ever Exclusive Collection resort in the Americas, Club Med Michès Playa Esmeralda. Located on an unspoiled beach in Miches, Dominican Republic, this 38-hectare resort is the first major site to open within the region.
Continuing Club Med’s legacy of pioneering new destinations (such as being the first resort company to open in Punta Cana, Cancun, and dozens of other now-popular destinations), Miches is already becoming a new hotspot for international travellers seeking new experiences and hospitality companies seeking new destinations. With a recently opened highway connecting Punta Cana to Miches directly, the tourism industry is expected to grow in the area substantially over the next few years, providing an economic boost to the area and new career opportunities for the residents.
Exclusive Collection Resort
Club Med Michès Playa Esmeralda is Club Med’s first full Exclusive Collection resort to open in the Americas, joining a selection of the brand’s most exclusive properties around the world. Exclusive Collection resorts are characterised by their premium accommodations, exceptional hospitality and personalised services, exclusively beautiful locations around the world, refined dining concepts and lounges, transformational experiences, and unique architecture and design elements.
Other Exclusive Collection resorts in Club Med’s portfolio include: Club Med Cefalù in Sicily, Italy; Club Med Finolhu Villas in the Maldives; Club Med Valmorel Chalets in the French Alps; and Club Med Albion in Mauritius.
The Four Boutique Villages
Club Med Michès Playa Esmeralda introduces a new concept to the brand’s Exclusive Collection. The resort features four boutique villages (none of which are higher than two stories, to blend into the surrounding foliage). Each of the four boutique villages presents its own unique environment, activities and accommodations. The villages include Archipelago, Caribbean Paradise, Emerald Jungle and Explorer Cove.
The Archipelago boutique village features an oceanfront sanctuary exclusively for adults. Archipelago is an area only accessible to those who stay in the boutique village, featuring 18 oceanfront suites, each with their own private pool. Guests who stay in this area also benefit from an outdoor shower, a direct infinity view from the bedroom, exclusive access to a private section of the beach, and a calm and intimate atmosphere.
Caribbean Paradise is the alluring heart of the resort, full of lush tropical gardens and colourful surprises. Caribbean Paradise is home to 111 rooms, features a vivid and lively Caribbean ambiance, and is located at the heart of the village (within proximity to the main pool and the beach lounge). This village features two room types: Deluxe Rooms and Ocean View Junior Suites.
The Emerald Jungle boutique village is a relaxing eco-chic retreat where peace and wellness meet. The boutique village nestles 48 deluxe rooms and is part of Club Med’s adult-exclusive Zen Oasis concept. The area creates a calm and peaceful atmosphere, close to the Zen pool, fitness facilities, spa, and the wellness bar.
Explorer Cove is the ultimate destination for a dynamic getaway that offers families a treasure trove of activities. Explorer Cove provides 158 family accommodations with large rooms, a playful atmosphere, and is close to the children’s clubs and sports facilities. This village features four room types: La Perla suites, Ocean View Family Junior Suites, Deluxe Family Rooms, and Deluxe Rooms. La Perla is an exclusive area featuring 16 oceanfront family suites and four oceanfront penthouse family suites with a rooftop terrace within Explorer Cove. This area provides special access to its own private family pool, family bar and beach cabanas.
Club Med Michès Playa Esmeralda has four unique restaurants, four open-bar lounges, three wine cellars, a locally-sourced Coffee House and a Secret Chocolate Room.
Guests can enjoy more than 25 different sports and activities, including fitness classes, tennis, archery, indoor climbing, circus activities (including the flying trapeze), kayaking, snorkeling, aqua fitness, team sports, dance classes, a guided running trail, and various yoga classes. There is also a scenic Treetop Wellness Canopy and oceanfront platform for meditation classes and five different types of yoga classes: family yoga, gravity yoga, acro-yoga, aqua yoga and paddle yoga.
As the resort holds two family-focused boutique villages, the resort offers rich family program. The full range of children’s clubs includes Baby Club Med (4 months to 23 months), Petit Club Med (2 years to 3 years), Mini Club Med (4 years to 10 years) and Club Med Passworld (11 years to 17 years).
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