Attorney Diana Lynch Makes History as Owner of First Black-Owned Golf Resort in the Dominican Republic


March 13, 2024

Esteemed attorney Diana Lynch has already cemented her legacy, but she isn’t stopping!

Having carved out a distinguished career as the founding member of Atlanta’s renowned Lynch Law Group, Lynch has long been recognized for her legal prowess in representing top-tier clients in the realms of sports and entertainment. Now, in her retirement, she is venturing into a new realm of entrepreneurship by spearheading the development of the prestigious Alma de Samaná Golf & Residences in the captivating Samaná Bay region– the Dominican Republic’s first Black-owned golf resort, Black Enterprise reports.

Artist rendering of villas at Alma de Samaná Golf & Residences

The ambitious $582-million project is slated to unfold over the course of 15 to 20 years, with select sections of the resort set to open sooner. Spanning an expansive 2,000 acres along the picturesque northern coastline of the Dominican Republic, Alma de Samaná will boast a meticulously curated blend of commercial and residential real estate, featuring over 1,400 upscale villas and condominiums.


Lynch envisions her historic golf resort as more than just a luxurious destination; it’s a testament to empowerment, inspiration, and unity. In her own words to Hotel Investment Today, Lynch expressed her vision for the resort as a place “rich in heritage and untapped beauty where humanity is the destination.”

Among the resort’s lavish amenities will be an 18-hole golf course, direct beach access, world-class sports training facilities, a rehabilitation center, and a medical campus. Phase one of the development is already underway, with the creation of the AKEN Soul Experience at Las Terrenas Residences in collaboration with the Miami-based hospitality firm AMEK Group. The first phase will unveil 42 eco-luxury residences across seven buildings, offering a unique blend of serenity and sophistication.

With property prices starting at $459,000, Alma de Samaná presents an enticing opportunity for investors seeking long-term, legacy-driven investments. Lynch emphasizes, “Real estate historically has been a safe bet, especially in this kind of market, where the stock market can be so up and down. So, for those investors who are looking to really capitalize on where they can place their money and still get a return, this is it.”


The significance of Alma de Samaná extends beyond its luxurious offerings; it serves as a symbolic tribute to the Dominican Republic’s rich history, occupying land once inhabited by enslaved African people. Lynch’s role as the first Black owner of a luxury golf resort and spa in the country is a testament to the growing influence of Black entrepreneurship and purchasing power on a global scale.

Cover photo: Attorney Diana Lynch Makes History as Owner of First Black-Owned Golf Resort in the Dominican Republic / Credit: Instagram Screenshot via @ceodianalynch

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