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The new Caribbean dream: Four Seasons Resort and Residences at Tropicalia

Four Seasons Resort Dominican Republic at Tropicalia to bring sustainable luxury and timeless, tropical design to Samaná Bay in 2026. Share

A collaborative vision between Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and Cisneros Real Estate, this 60-acre sanctuary harmonizes unparalleled service with ecological mindfulness, promising an experience where decadence coexists with sustainability. Envisioned by Brazilian architect Isay Weinfeld, the property showcases tropical modernist design—a serene sanctuary that pays homage to its pristine setting in Samaná Bay. Weinfeld’s architectural plan calls for local Coralina limestone, brick, and stucco, allowing the estate to blend seamlessly into the landscape.

The new Caribbean dream: Four Seasons Resort and Residences at Tropicalia

This gated utopia will offer 95 resort rooms and 25 Private Residences, featuring three- and four-bedroom units that capture the ambience of the surrounding tropical paradise. The resort’s nonlinear layout seamlessly transitions between interiors and exteriors, coaxing guests into nature’s embrace.

Amenities are set to embody the epitome of luxury, with a range of options that read like the wishlist of any sophisticated global traveller. A world-class spa, and fitness and wellness facilities—including a yoga pavilion—are designed for holistic rejuvenation. Beach activities and watersports, racquet sports like tennis and padel, and a children’s club will ensure that there is something for everyone.

The new Caribbean dream: Four Seasons Resort and Residences at Tropicalia

The gastronomic experiences will be diverse and alluring, from a speciality restaurant to a beachside grill, a poolside bar, ceviche and juice bars, and even a rum bar that likely will serve some of the finest Caribbean libations.

What sets this project apart is its unwavering commitment to sustainability. From the onset, environmental and social management systems have been integrated into the resort’s ethos. “This project is slated to qualify for LEED certification, one of the world’s most respected green building standards,” notes Adriana Cisneros, CEO of Cisneros. This would make it the first of its kind in the Dominican Republic.

The new Caribbean dream: Four Seasons Resort and Residences at Tropicalia

The decade-long dedication of Fundación Tropicalia, the nonprofit arm of Cisneros Real Estate, to the region’s well-being is a testament to this commitment. The foundation has made tangible strides in agriculture, gender equality, education, environment, entrepreneurship, and microfinance. The very DNA of this new luxury destination is woven with the threads of social sustainability.

Adriana Cisneros, Chief Executive Officer of Cisneros, notes that the company’s nonprofit Fundación Tropicalia has dedicated more than a decade to the region’s well-being through an array of educational, socioeconomic and community programs. “Tropicalia reflects our family’s cultural values,” Cisneros says. “More than 10 years ago, we embarked on a journey to support social sustainability through innovative projects in agriculture, gender equality, education, environment, entrepreneurship and microfinance. Our goal was to create a new kind of luxury destination that is in balance both with nature and with the local community. We’re pleased that Four Seasons shares our vision, both for Tropicalia and the future of tourism.”

The new Caribbean dream: Four Seasons Resort and Residences at Tropicalia

Beyond the opulent rooms and enticing amenities lies an experience that invites guests to participate in the local culture and ecology. From PROTORTUGA, a sustainability initiative to protect leatherback turtles, to farm-to-table experiences from the Cisneros family’s certified organic farm, Estancia La Querencia, the resort serves as a gateway into the authentic Dominican life and ecosystem.

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