Club Med Michès Playa Esmeralda: An All-Inclusive Family Vacation Paradise

All-inclusive vacations are a hassle-free way to travel. Meals, drinks, activities and entertainment are all part of the deal, so it’s a breeze from the moment you check-in.

Club Med pioneered the all-inclusive concept and they continue to perfect it. With a growing collection of properties around the globe, the brand excels at implementing original ideas.

Now there's a new Club Med for families to play at in the Dominican Republic, Club Med Michès Playa Esmeralda. It joins their already popular Punta Cana property.

Set on an unspoiled stretch of beach, the 93-acre resort is divided into four villages. Explorer Cove and Caribbean Paradise are the family-friendly villages, offering a variety of room configurations.

If you’re looking for a sun-drenched luxury family vacation, welcome to paradise. Here's why your family will fall in love with Club Med Michès Playa Esmeralda.

The Beach

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It’s no exaggeration to call Playa Esmeralda one of the Caribbean’s most superb secluded beaches. Surrounded by palm groves, the soft sand and gentle surf are perfect for the whole family. Lounge in a comfy sunbed or get active and try snorkeling, kayaking or challenging your balance on a SUP.

Nonstop Activities Are Included

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Archery, circus arts, mini-golf, horseback riding, an indoor climbing wall and family yoga are just a few of the sporty options. Head off-property to Montaña Redonda and get a panoramic view of the lush landscape from the perch of a swing. After a long day of fun in the sun, the nightly entertainment is always a hit.

Outstanding Children’s Clubs

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Children’s clubs are customizable, so kids may visit for as long or as short a time as suits your family. Baby Club Med is for infants age 4-23 months; Petit Club Med is for toddlers ages 2-3 while Mini Club Med caters to ages 4-10. Tweens and teens have their own clubs with developmentally appropriate, enticing activities. In-room babysitting is available when parents need an adults-only evening.

Cultural Immersion

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The resort is a melting pot of cultures with an array of languages spoken by guests from all over the world. Many visitors and staff are from France so don’t be surprised if your petit polyglot returns from the kid’s club saying oui.

Delectable Dining

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The Executive Chef trained at Europe’s finest Michelin star restaurants, assuring delectable cuisine. An abundance of fresh local produce means you’ll find plenty of healthy options.

The resort has four restaurants including family-favorite Cacao & Co, where the colorful décor is full of whimsy. The menu features kid-sized dishes and the chance to get hands-on and help with the guacamole preparation.

When adults need a caffeine fix, the Coffee House is the place for an afternoon double-espresso or early morning cappuccino. Indulge and pair it with a just-baked pain au chocolat.

The Secret Chocolate Room

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Willy Wonka himself would be impressed by the resort’s Chocolate Room, a candy-coated speakeasy that should wow even jaded teens. After dinner, kids are given clues and a code to help them to find this hidden fantasy of locally-sourced chocolate fountains and sugar-spun candies. It’s an over-the-top sweet treat.

The Swimming Pools

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Dive in to one of the resort’s refreshing pools. The natural Zen pool is for adults only so have a dip while the kids are busy at the children’s club.

Luxury Taken to the Next Level

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Club Med Michès is part of the brand’s Exclusive Collection, the first to open in the Americas. The Exclusive Collection takes luxury to the next level, with premium accommodations, refined dining, deep-dive experiences and unique design elements. Service is highly personalized and caters to each family’s specific needs.

Sustainability

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This is first major resort to open in this undeveloped section of the country, bringing much needed jobs to locals while striving to maintain the delicate balance of the natural world.

The resort was built to harmoniously blend into the terrain and strives for a light carbon footprint. Single-use plastics have been eliminated and recycling efforts are robust.

The resort’s Little Gardeners’ House teaches kids about gardening, recycling and caring for the planet through hands-on activities.

The Amazing Family Concept

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Club Med understands that vacations are an opportunity for families to spend quality time together without the stress of life’s daily grind. Their new Amazing Family concept provides the chance for kids, parents and grandparents to reconnect through shared activities. The resort offers many ways for families to bond and create memories, including treasure hunts, story time and family trapeze classes.

By Allison Tibaldi