TORONTO — Club Med has released brand new images of Club Med Michès Playa Esmeralda, the brand’s first-ever Exclusive Collection resort in the Americas and the newest Club Med to make its debut.
Now open on an unspoiled beach in Michès in the D.R., the 93-acre resort is the first major site to open within the region. Excursions allow guests to explore the nature reserve of Laguna Limón; the 170-foot-high cascading Limón waterfall; Samaná Bay, featuring protected islands with native flora, wildlife, and a known site for whale watching; and Montaña Redonda, famous for its 360-degree panoramic views of the surrounding flourishing landscape and known for its Insta-worthy swings.
A recently opened highway connects Punta Cana to Michès directly.
As Club Med’s first-ever Exclusive Collection resort in the Americas, Club Med Michès Playa Esmeralda offers a four-boutique-village concept …
Archipelago – A sophisticated sanctuary exclusively for adults, with 18 oceanfront suites, each with their own private pool.
Caribbean Paradise – The heart of the resort, full of lush tropical gardens and home to 111 rooms, within proximity to the main pool and the beach lounge. This village features two room types: Deluxe Rooms and Ocean View Junior Suites.
Emerald Jungle – An ‘eco-chic retreat where peace and wellness meet’, with 48 deluxe rooms and part of Club Med’s adult-exclusive Zen Oasis concept.
Explorer Cove – The ultimate destination for a dynamic family getaway with 158 family accommodations with large rooms, a playful atmosphere, and 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.
Carolyne Doyon, President and CEO of Club Med North America, was one of the first on-site to welcome the resort’s inaugural guests. “The opening of Club Med Michès Playa Esmeralda marks a huge milestone in Club Med’s history,” said Doyon. “This new resort embodies the strong trailblazing spirit at the heart of Club Med. We open our doors to travelers from all over the world in hopes that they too can experience what first drew us to Miches: the rich culture, the pristine and untouched beaches, the beautifully lush landscapes, and the welcoming, lively spirit that abounds in the Dominican Republic.”
Other Exclusive Collection resorts in Club Med’s portfolio include: Club Med Cefalù in Sicily; Club Med Finolhu Villas in the Maldives; Club Med Valmorel Chalets in the French Alps; and Club Med Albion in Mauritius.
Sustainability is at the heart of the resort with special programs and initiatives, including no single-use plastics in the resort, locally sourced coffee and cacao products in the resort’s Coffee House in partnership with local farmers, and much more. Employee uniforms are even created out of recycled plastic bottles, with more than 200,000+ bottles been recycled for the initiative.
For dining, guests can access four unique restaurants, four open-bar lounges, three wine cellars, a locally-sourced Coffee House and even a Secret Chocolate Room.
Club Med is famous for its activities and entertainment and at Club Med Michès Playa Esmeralda, guests can take part in more than 25 different sports and activities, including fitness classes, tennis, pickleball, 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.
The wellness program at the resort includes a scenic Treetop Wellness Canopy and oceanfront platform, meditation classes and five different types of yoga classes: family yoga, gravity yoga, acro-yoga, aqua yoga and paddle yoga.
The resort also hosts six distinct iconic active experiences: electric surfboarding, Hobie Eclipse (stand-up pedal board), treetop yoga class, family paddleboarding, a fitness trail and horseback riding on the beach.
There are also four pools: the main pool, the adult-exclusive natural Zen pool, the family pool, and the Mini Club pool for children.
Meanwhile the Cinq Mondes spa features single and double treatment rooms, reflexology and relaxation areas, hydrotherapy treatments, hot and cold plunge baths, steam room, sauna and a beauty salon.
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). The resort also offers Pyjama Club, a babysitting service.