Club Med plans to open the Club Med Miches Playa Esmeralda on the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic in December 2019.

The all-inclusive resort will be the company's first 5 Trident resort to open in the Americas (5 Tridents are the equivalent of 5 stars in Club Med's rating system).

"Club Med first discovered the unmatched beauty of the Dominican Republic in 1978, when our resort in Punta Cana opened its doors," said Xavier Mufraggi, CEO, North America.

The new resort in Miches marks Club Med's first and biggest new resort concept in the Caribbean in 25 years.

Miches is an hour from Punta Cana Airport and features miles of untouched coastline, a nature reserve, Samana Bay and Montana Redonda, a "rounded mountain" with panoramic views.

The 93-acre resort will feature adult-exclusive areas (a concept currently in place in the Zen Oasis area of Club Med Punta Cana), kids' clubs for ages from four months to 17 years and an array of land and water sports.

Update: This report was updated on May 10 with the final name for the resort, Club Med Miches Playa Esmeralda.

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