TORONTO — Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has announced plans for the development of Four Seasons Resort and Residences Dominican Republic at Tropicalia.
The sustainable luxury destination is on a 24 hectare site along Playa Esmeralda in northeastern D.R., along the southern shores of Samana Bay.
With construction underway, the project is slated to open in early 2026.
The property will include a 95-key resort, along with 25 private residences.
“We are thrilled to expand Four Seasons global portfolio in the Dominican Republic, a market that we have long been focused on as a luxury travel destination,” said Alejandro Reynal, President and CEO, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.
David Collado, Minister of Tourism of the Dominican Republic, added that the project will further diversify the types of travellers coming to the D.R., “and reaffirms Tropicalia’s commitment to the sustainable development of the country’s tourism, allowing us to continue being a model destination for the world.”
In addition to the 95 rooms and suites, the resort will include a spa, fitness and wellness facilities including a yoga pavilion; a variety of beach activities and watersports; racquet sports such as tennis and pickleball; a Kids For All Seasons children’s club; and event spaces.
The onsite culinary offerings will include numerous restaurants and bars including a specialty restaurant, beachside grill, poolside bar, ceviche bar, juice bar, marketplace and sundry shop, coffee shop and rum bar.
Nearby aquatic activities include scuba diving, catamaran tours, sailing, observing and helping to protect sea turtles in their natural habitat, and seasonal whale-watching excursions around Samana Bay. Land excursions include Los Haitises National Park, an explorer’s paradise with limestone hill formations (mogotes), mangrove forests, ancient caverns with Taíno pictographs and petroglyphs, and abundant wildlife.
For golf lovers, Tropicalia’s Tom Doak golf course is expected to open after the completion of the new Four Seasons Resort.