Four Seasons and Cisneros Real Estate have announced plans for the development of Four Seasons Resort and Residences Dominican Republic at Tropicalia, a sustainable luxury destination located on a 60-acre site along the beachfront of Playa Esmeralda in northeastern Dominican Republic, along the southern shores of Samaná Bay. The property is slated to open in early 2026.

Tropicalia is the private estate of the Cisneros family, home to white-sand beaches, coral reefs, mountains, forests, mangroves, lagoons, rivers, a coconut plantation and an organic farm. With a tropical modernist design by Brazilian architect Isay Weinfeld, the Four Seasons resort will include a 95-key resort and 25 private residences of three- and four-bedroom units, all located steps from the beach. Other facilities will include a spa, fitness and wellness facilities such as a yoga pavilion; a variety of beach activities and watersports; racket sports such as tennis, padel and pickleball; a Kids For All Seasons club; and event spaces. F&B options 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.

The design of Four Seasons Resort and Residences Dominican Republic at Tropicalia is expected to qualify for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.

Guest and residential buildings will be located along the beachfront of Playa Esmeralda with views of Samaná Bay. Guestrooms will be spacious and include private terraces and modern technology, with green space and interior gardens prioritized throughout the rooms and common spaces.

Tropicalia’s guests and residents can also enjoy working closely with the Cisneros family’s sustainable organic farm, Estancia La Querencia. The farm is certified in organic cacao production, providing local farmers with year-round food and training in organic agricultural practices as well as supplying produce to local markets and food suppliers. Estancia La Querencia offers farm-to-table experiences and an in-depth look at local ingredients and cuisine.

Nearby aquatic activities include scuba diving, catamaran tours, sailing, observing and helping to protect sea turtles, and seasonal whale-watching excursions around Samaná 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.

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