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Port St. George, in The Bahamas

What’s Coming to the Caribbean

Here’s a round-up of Caribbean developments planned for 2019 and beyond.

Port St. George

Port St. George, The Bahamas’ first ever eco-engineered luxury destination, is set to break ground in 2019 and construction will last four to five years. The environmentally- and socially-responsible development will span from coast to coast of the virtually untouched Long Island. At 882-acres, the project will occupy a mere one percent of the island, serving as a luxurious oasis from which to explore the natural wonders surrounding it.

Club Med Miches Playa Esmeralda

In December 2019, Club Med, the pioneer of the all-inclusive concept, will open a 5-Trident (5-star) resort in Miches, a secluded paradise located on the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic. Club Med Miches Playa Esmeralda will be the very first operating resort in the soon-to-be-developed region and the brand’s first Exclusive Collection resort in the Americas, as well as their first resort opening in the North American region in over 25 years.

Rock House

Rock House, slated to break ground in the first half of 2019, will be Grace Bay Resorts’ first residential resort tucked into the rugged, untouched limestone cliffs of Providenciales’ north shore in Turks and Caicos. Inspired by the glamorous beach resorts of the French Riviera, Rock House will bring luxuries like a 150-foot beach club jetty, a glistening infinity pool overlooking Turks’ impossibly blue waters and timeless interiors from AD100 designer Shawn Henderson to the island. The project is slated for completion in 2020.

Alaia Belize

Alaia Belize, Belize’s first Marriott International Autograph Collection property opening in 2020 on Ambergris Caye (dubbed La Isla Bonita by Madonna). The beachfront community resort will sit on 20+ acres and feature a hotel, as well as two- and three-bedroom condominiums and oceanfront villas available for purchase. Debuting as one the first branded developments in the country, Alaia will boast world-class amenities, including a beach club, rooftop suspended pool and lounge (a first for Belize), full-service spa, fitness center, kids club, dive shop and live art gallery, as well as interiors by renowned Brazilian designer Debora Aguiar.

Hyatt Ziva & Zilara Cap Cana

Come November 2019, Hyatt Ziva & Zilara Cap Cana will be Juanillo Beach’s newest complex containing a split family-friendly Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana and adults-only resort Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana. The Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana half will incorporate whimsical yet elevated aesthetics, with dining options from a Mongolian eatery to an old school diner and a custom water park, and Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana will include sophisticated and serene design with a theater, water park, a truly DR-inspired, larimar stone-decorated spa, and internationally-flavored dining options such as the Oriental Express set inside an actual train car.

Hilton Caribbean

Hilton Caribbean has announced three upcoming developments that are set to open between 2019 and 2022 - a 145-room Homewood Suites by Hilton in Santo Domingo planned to open late this year; Tranquility Beach Dominica, Curio Collection by Hilton, an environmentally-sensitive resort boasting 73 vacation villas set to open late 2021; and Waldorf Astoria Antigua - Callaloo Cay, a 110-room resort slated to open winter of 2022 on the northeastern Caribbean island and famed yachting destination.

Baker’s Cay Resort

Carved into Key Largo’s most lush and secluded region on the island, Baker’s Cay Resort is set to debut as the first Curio Collection hotel in Key Largo. Upon opening on January 27, the luxurious 200-room resort will boast 13 acres of lush tropical groves; exclusive access to one of the most secluded white-sand beaches in the area; two swimming pools separated by a cascading waterfall grotto; an Aveda salon; four dining outlets including beachside taco-and-tequila eatery with one of the largest collection of house-made hot sauces; cozy library filled with vintage paper-backs; winding nature trail; boating dock; full pet-welcoming amenities and more.


Sanctuary Cap Cana

Adults-only, all-inclusive resort Sanctuary Cap Cana reopened its doors in January after a $44 million renovation that added two new gorgeous suite towers (bringing the total up to 323 suites throughout the property), secret unlisted villa categories, updated dining spots, revamped lobby with new 18-foot, Selenite crystal chandelier promoting positive energy, and redone Sanctuary Spa with new ZEN garden, shower paths and hydrotherapeutic pools.

Hilton La Romana

The Dominican Republic’s almost hidden all-inclusive resort Hilton La Romana will open its adults-only portion in June 2019 – the first phase of property renovations introducing a split adult and family complex. This reimagining will boast the redo of three suite buildings, 350 guest rooms with updated technology, redone dining spots, and new lobby with ocean view upon check-in – all removed from the noise of Punta Cana and only 45 minutes from Punta Cana International Airport.

Oil Nut Bay

Just a little over a year after Hurricane Irma, Oil Nut Bay, an eco-luxe-resort community in Virgin Gorda, will unveil significant community openings in 2019 including its Marina Village, a waterside promenade with a restaurant, coffee shop, boutique and library open to travelers and locals-alike, the Marina Villas, will be complete mid-2019 and available for rent soon after. Additional notable openings in 2019 include a spa and the Bay Suites.

Zemi Beach House

Zemi Beach House, the award-winning luxury boutique hotel on Anguilla’s East End, was the very first luxury property on island to reopen after the hurricanes, just five months after they hit. Best visited during the winter months as a warm island escape, Zemi Beach House offers visitors beachfront accommodations with ocean views; four food and beverage concepts including a Rhum Room; infinity pool with an underwater window facing theocean; and authentic Anguillan healing treatments at the resort’s Zemi Thai House Spa, which is housed in an authentic Thai house that was shipped over to the island in the 1980’s.


Altamer is an uber-exclusive resort comprised of three villas on Anguilla’s secluded West End, developed by New York City based real estate firm, Time Equities (TEI). Altamer’s key amenities range from a 24-hour butler service and onsite personal chef, to boat charters to neighboring islands and in-villa massage and spa treatments. TheAntilles Pearl villa has already begun accepting guest reservations.


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