Coco Plum Bar & Restaurant

Food & Beverage
Client Club Med
Services Interior Design
Project Type Food & Beverage
Region Dominican Republic
Brand Club Med

A Caribbean festival of colour & island life

The Coco Plum restaurant is an all day al a carte dining restaurant and bar situated on the beach at the Club Med Miches resort Playa Esmerelda.
The lounge is in the ‘Caribbean Paradise’ zone of the resort where the colour of the Caribbean is seen in its full glory.

The underlying narrative of this project was about infusing the bar with the energy of the traditional Caribbean carnival.
The acidic lime green striped floor contrasting with the fuscia pink seen in so many festival costumes evoke the party vibe of the island.


One of the most beautiful features of this project is the line of lights created with shells from the beach that hang over the tables. Lovingly created by an expert in local shell lighting alongside Hilary’s vision, Nicholas from Lampas Design hung the lights one by one and suspended the circular shell masterpiece over the central circular table of the restaurant. The lights look beautiful in both the day and night time and are especially evocative when the breeze wafts through the space – the sounds of the shells giving the added effect of mobiles.

Suspended shell lights from local beaches

Inspired by traditional Spanish architecture & decoration

When designing this project we had the traditional Spanish architecture in mind. The Spanish love to use tiles, so we clad the bar in a strong diagonal turquoise tile and mixed it with an authentic Spanish-made tile for the floor accent. On the bar ceiling the tile was too heavy to hang so instead we found a clever solution – we hand painted the ceiling to look like the floor tile! Another special feature for this space that was Spanish-inspired are the white wood trellises that divide the room with its curves. We had this made by Invisa, the joinery company that produced many of the wooden pieces in our most important F&B areas of the resort.

Daring combinations of furniture & lighting

What really makes this bar and restaurant outstanding is the way FIG has daringly combined furniture and lighting. Moroso were one of the major suppliers of the furniture here, the lime green and blue striped armchairs and the turquoise metal tables all ideal for this outdoor Caribbean climate. We grouped these chairs in areas of lime green and blue – working harmoniously with the green striped floor. The other grouping where we also used Moroso furniture is in the outdoor area by the bar where the furniture is made of a brightly coloured woven synthetic, also very durable in these conditions. For the restaurant the specified chairs are by Kenneth Cobonpue and the coloured pendant lights are also by this amazing supplier based in the Philippines.

I’m in love with the design of Coco Plum. The shell lights make it so beautiful and ‘wow’!