September 2 will mark the grand opening of a new luxury resort on the North Shore of the DR.  Nikki Beach Cabarate is having grand opening events scheduled from  Thursday Sept 2 through Sunday Sept 6.

Nikki Beach is a high end beach club that started in 1996 and has received such recognition as one of the top beach clubs in the world with recognition from  “The Travel Channel’s” “World’s Most Sexiest Beach” list where they reached #1. The resort chain is expected to open 10 new locations starting in 2012.

Currently there are 11 cities in 9 countries with Nikki Beach resorts:

  • Miami Beach, Florida, USA
  • St.Tropez, France
  • Cannes, France
  • St. Barth, French West Indies
  • Marbella, Spain
  • Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  • New York, USA
  • Marrakech, Morocco
  • Koh Samui, Thailand
  • Cabarete, Dominican Republic  (new)
  • Playa Blanca, Panama

The Nikki Beach Cabarate opening is being sponsored by the huge Amber Dune Resort and Spa which is set to open in 2012.  This resort will have 13.5 acres of beach front and about 1050 feet of shoreline. The spa will include a wellness facility, tennis courts, gourmet dining with a tapas bar, conference facilities, room service, 24 hour concierge and a childrens activity club.

Both of these clubs are geared toward the more affluent traveler so it is unlikely they will be on the list of more affordable Dominican Republic travel destinations.