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  >  Dominican Republic   >  Playa Esmeralda to become a new AMResorts destination.

We are please to announce that Apple Leisure Group (ALG) Development has signed a new resort deal that will bring the AMResorts footprint to a new destination in the Dominican Republic.

Secrets Playa Esmeralda Punta Cana and Dreams Playa Esmeralda Punta Cana, will be located in Playa Esmeralda, Miches, a secluded area in the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic, only 45 minutes away from Punta Cana airport. These new deals underscore ALG’s unwavering commitment to the Dominican Republic and the goal of participating in unique projects that benefit our investors as well as the surrounding communities.

These two resorts will encompass nearly 1,500 hotel units, as well as a shared promenade, where guests from all hotels will be able to mingle and have access to a convention center, a theatre for live entertainment, ample retail offerings, and a state-of-the-art fitness center and spa. The promenade will also serve as the property’s main culinary hub, featuring diverse gourmet restaurants and elevated buffets.


On the initial phase, the Secrets and Dreams-branded properties will each encompass 750 luxurious rooms and suites, with 250 accommodations at each resort allocated exclusively for Preferred Club guests. Additional details on each destination below:

  • Secrets Playa Esmeralda Punta Cana: Designed with the adults-only concept in mind, this intimate resort will feature four distinct bar concepts, four snack bars and a private lounge for Preferred Club members.
  • Dreams Playa Esmeralda Punta Cana: Catering to families, the stunning resort will offer three snack bars, four bars, as well as its own Preferred Club lounge, an Explorer’s Club for Kids with activities for children between the ages of three and 12, and a Core Zone Teen’s Club with entertainment for teenagers ages 13 to 17.

Miches is poised to become one of the Dominican Republic’s top markets for all-inclusive resorts. This area has been largely overlooked, despite its significant attributes; however, our team’s long history and proven experience in this market has allowed us to identify and move on this opportunity.

The ALG Development team is thrilled to continue expanding the AMResorts footprint to new destinations. Additional details are forthcoming and will be shared with you as they are received. Development of the two resorts has begun with an expected completion by the end of 2022.