Sarasota-based Michael Saunders & Company has been appointed the exclusive broker for the new 2,700-acre Roco Ki luxury oceanfront community in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
Currently under construction, Roco Ki is located in the Punta Cana Region of the Dominican Republic’s East Coast, and will be one of the largest developments in the Caribbean. The destination resort community, which stretches along six kilometers on the Atlantic Ocean, will feature private residences, world-renowned hotels, a world-class marina, an 18-hole Nick Faldo-designed championship golf course, full-service spa, and watersports center. Accenting the community’s scenic location are dramatic cliffs, lush headlands, spectacular panoramic ocean views and unspoiled beaches. The site is designated as one of the world’s finest by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization).
The luxury resort community’s name, Roco Ki, means “honoring the land,” in Taino, the language of the indigenous population who originally inhabited the area where Roco Ki is situated. From its symbolic logo, which depicts a turtle, to architectural features and design treatments, the resort community will reflect many of the unique and colorful characteristics of the area’s history, culture and the Taino people who were the area’s original settlers.
“We see great opportunity in emerging resort markets like the Caribbean,” said Michael Saunders, CEO, President and Founder of Michael Saunders & Company. “Roco Ki will add an entirely new dimension to the Dominican Republic, which is becoming the new place to be in the Caribbean, with new and different luxury enclaves, easy air access and unique cultural experiences.
Michael Saunders & Company is a member of Christie’s Great Estates and Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, two of the world’s leading realestate networks, serving more than 120,000 brokers in the U.S. and internationally. The firm is one of the top 10 real estate companies in Florida and one of the top 500 women-owned companies in the United States.