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Bahia Principe Luxury Esmeralda

Dominican Republic - Punta Cana

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5 Nights with Air from $769 All-Inclusive
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4.1 out of 5
"My wife and I just came back from Gran Bahia Principe Esmeralda after spending 5 nights in the resort. In June of last year we had stayed at the Ambar section (adults only) of the Gran Bahia Principe c..." – Alvaro
122 out of 157 (78%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
My dreadful descent down the aisle Beach View from pool So relaxing! Bavaro Beach Merengue lessons on the beach How the server cut our WEDDING cake Get to the beach early for the amazing views! Sun rise on beach immaculate grounds
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December 22, 2019
Good but food was terrible

When we arrived to the main lobby we had to wait 20 min just to check in. Guy that was helping us was super nice and friendly. Our room was nice and clean. Lots of space. Overall hotel and the whole resort was very clean. All the staff was friendly. Pool, and kids pool were also super nice and clean. Beach was few steps away. I like the fact that they had a grill on the beach. Two things we didn’t like and probably won’t return because of it: food in the buffet was terrible and only few choices. Not much to offer at all. The buffet was very small. Again staff was very nice. Most of the time our server was Sterling and she always got us a nice table. Other thing we didn’t like was vet aggressive “privilege club” people trying to sell you a time share.

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From: Chicago
Age: 35-44
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

December 17, 2019

The resort and beach is beautiful !! The staff just couldn’t do enough for you they treat you great and help you with anything you want or need, rooms were very clean and up to date inside . Food was very good including buffets my only complaint would be in between breakfast and lunch time there was not many options if you were hungry but I prob eat more then most anyway overall I loved it there and am planning to return again very soon !!

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Overall Rating: 5
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From: Schwenksville pa
Age: 35-44
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

December 10, 2019
worst trip ever

My son got sick - infected with a nasty mouth/foot/hand disease , and we end up paying for it .

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From: Cleveland ,OH
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

December 6, 2019
Nice resort

The resort overall is very nice! Lots of hotels and places to wander around within the resort. Our only issue with our hotel was the food; it was not appealing and did not taste good. We ate all 3 meals at the buffet each day and both my boyfriend and I got sick from the food at least once each. The staff are very friendly, however there are many people at the resort each day pushing you to book excursions, massages, etc. We had a nice stay and I would recommend this hotel, but would recommend trying to make reservations at one of the one site restaurants

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From: New York, NY
Age: 25-34

Room Information

300 Deluxe Junior Suites facing paradise and all have exquisite decor with one king or two double beds. The bathroom is luxurious, with hydro massage shower and many amenities: soap, shower gel, shampoo, moisturizing cream, comb, shower cap, shave kit, vanity kit and sewing kit. The room also includes a sofa bed, ironing set, air conditioning, ceiling fan, 24-hour room service, hair dryer, amplifying mirror, alarm clock, coffee maker, satellite plasma TV, direct-dial telephone, safe, mini-bar and a terrace or balcony.

Room Details

Junior Suite Deluxe
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

What's to Love

It's an all-inclusive & all-Dominican dreamy.

The butler service and pillow menu (upon request) & hydro massage shower in the rooms.

Feeling all royal under the massage gazebos & in the VIP cabin with private Jacuzzi.

The delicious Ayurveda treatments at the spa. Swoon-worthy.

You get privileges at all the facilities & restaurants (except buffets) at the Bahia Principe Luxury hotels and Bahia Principe Grand hotels in the complex.


What We'd Change

The language barrier can be tough and while the staff is very helpful, you may need a small dictionary to help you communicate.


Why You Should Go

It's 30 minutes from the Punta Cana airport - a short, sweet ride to paradise.

The PADI dive center is located on the beach.

On May 1, 2017, the hotel will become a hotel for families.

Trolleys take you to your room, if you don't want to walk.

Available Amenities

  • Beach
  • Volleyball
  • Babysitting/Child Care ($)
  • Children's Pool
  • Cribs Available on Request
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kayaks
  • Kids Club
  • Laundry Services ($)
  • Nightly Entertainment
  • Snorkeling
  • Swim-Up Bar(s)
  • Swimming Pool(s)
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Aerobics
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Mini Golf
  • Soccer
  • Dance Classes
  • Medical Services ($)
  • Nightclub/Disco
  • Bicycles
  • Horseback Riding ($)
  • 4 Bars/Lounges
  • Bocce Ball
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Snack Bar
  • Theater
  • Fax Machine ($)
  • Spa ($)
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Yoga
  • Internet Access
  • Handicap Room Available
  • Wedding Services ($)
  • 24 Hour Room Service
  • Golf Packages Available ($)
  • Sauna ($)
  • Pillow Menu
  • Boogie Boarding
  • Honeymoon Packages ($)
  • Beach Towels
  • Pool Towels (complimentary)
  • Loungers at Beach and Pool
  • Introductory Scuba Lesson
  • Beauty Salon ($)
  • Dive Shop ($)
  • Fishing ($)
  • Babysitting Services ($)

Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • ATV Rides
  • Beach
  • Casino(s)
  • Deep-Sea Fishing
  • Dive Shop(s)
  • Eco-Adventure Tour(s)
  • Fishing
  • Golf Course(s)
  • Horseback Riding
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Shopping

Map of Local Area

The Dominican Republic continues to grow as a major tourist destination due to its beautiful beaches, rich culture, and abundance of available activities.

Bahia Principe Luxury Esmeralda

Carretera Arena Gorda - Macao, section Baigua

+809 552 14 44

Hotel Description

Bahia Principe Luxury Esmeralda Don Pablo Collection: All-Inclusive & All-Epic

A coconut-palmed lined beach that's kissed by electrically blue aquamarine waves. A personal butler and 24-hour room service. Unlimited noshing on gourmet food and drinks. How's that for a dream vacay? Thought so. But there's oh-so much more. At sea, you get one hour of free kayaking, paddle surfing and snorkeling. On land, you can play tennis, hop on a mountain bike, or try your hand at Pantanque. You also have access to other Bahia Principe Luxury hotels and Bahia Principe Grand hotels in the complex! Other goodies include diving lessons in the pool and access to five swingin' golf courses. All of this awesome takes place on one of the most famous sandy spots on the planet, Bavaro Beach.

We are proud to support the Punta Cana Promise as part of our ongoing commitment to ensure that True Beach Lovers are safe while traveling to one of the top beach destinations in the Dominican Republic. The Punta Cana Promise reaffirms our commitment to a set of security standards in one of the safest spots in the Caribbean.


The eateries here are delish. There's an international buffet to satisfy all your cravings. A savory Italian joint. And a spot for light fare (like burgers) that also serves up a stunning view of the pool. Beach appetit.

Name: Jazmin
Type: International
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 7am-10:30am; Lunch - daily, 1pm-3:30pm; Dinner - daily, 7pm-10:30pm
Description: Buffet restaurant serving traditional dishes with an international flavor. Theme dining nights by country.

Name: Bella Italia
Type: Italian
Hours: Daily, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Description: A la carte restaurant serving an Italian menu. Reservations are required.
Dress code: long trousers for the men.

Name: Arrecife
Type: Light fare
Hours: Daily, 10am-4am
Description: Enjoy snacks and burgers and a great view of the pool from this snack bar.

*Access to other hotels excludes the buffet restaurants and guests must use the main buffet restaurant in the hotel that they are staying at.

Hours are subject to change.


Here, you can get your drink on every which way. Relax in the lobby. Chillax on the beach. Float on over to the swim-up bar. And drink 'n dance all night long at the disco. Salud.

Lobby bar. Daily, 10am-11:30pm.

Beach Bar
Daily, 9am-6pm.

Swim-up bar. Daily, 9am-6pm.

Congas Bachata
Disco, located at the Pueblo Principe Center. Daily, midnight-3am.


The resort sits on Bavaro Beach, one of the most sunsational beaches on the planet with its endless white sand and crisp blue sea. The spa has gazebos right on the sand for massages and braids (fees apply, but you should go for it). The lake-style pool has a sunbathing terrace for working on your glow. For your munchkins, the Bahia Water Scouts Water Park is next door at the Bahia Principe Grand Bavaro. Dive in.



Guests may enjoy one hour free per day:
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaks
  • Sailing
  • Boogie boards
  • Catamaran
  • Snorkeling

Available for an additional charge:

  • Outings in catamaran
  • Boating
  • Fishing boat and tour
  • Sailing classes
  • Scuba diving (PADI)
  • Banana boat


  • Aerobics
  • Merengue classes
  • Yoga
  • Organized games and activities
  • Stretching
  • Darts
  • Tennis (lighting with charge)
  • Paddle ball
  • Mountain bikes
  • Patanque
  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Mini-golf
Golfers have a choice of five courses in the area: (fees apply)
  • Punta Blanca Golf Club, 18-hole golf course designed by Nick Price; 5 min from the hotel.
  • White Sands Golf, 9-hole golf course; 15 min from the hotel.
  • Bavaro Golf, 18 holes, par 72; 20 min from the hotel.
  • Cocotal Golf & Country Club, 27 holes, par 72; 20 min from the hotel.
  • La Cana Golf Club, 18 holes, 7,152 yd; 30 min from the hotel.


Free Wi-Fi available throughout the resort. Limited to two devices per room.


Take a break and enjoy luxurious spa treatments in the Bahia Spa for an additional charge. Daily, 10am-8pm
  • Massages
  • Body treatments
  • Special therapies
  • Personalized facial treatments
  • Beauty salon
  • VIP cabin with private Jacuzzi


Bahia Principe Luxury Esmeralda offers several wedding packages to make your day a dream come true.

HONEYMOON BONUS: Bottle of wine and box of chocolates, bathrobes and slippers in room upon arrival, turn-down service, 20% discount on Couples Spa massage, late check out upon availability, special room decoration and surprise gift.

Terms and Conditions: Must be within six months of original wedding date. Couples must present proof of marriage (marriage certificate) at the resort upon check-in and at time of dinner reservation with concierge desk. Please request HONEYMOON in the Special Request field when making your reservation. All terms and conditions must be met to receive this package.


Supervised activities are available at the Mini-Club. Daily, 9am - 5pm.
  • Pool activities
  • Non-stop dancing in the mini-discotheque
  • Mini-golf
  • Mini-Olympics on the beach


30 minutes away from Punta Cana Airport and 90 min from La Romana Airport.

Check-in: 3pm, Check-out: noon.
A valid credit card required upon check in for possible incidentals. One person per room must be 18 years of age or older to check-in, and hotel reserves the right to request a passport or official ID as proof of age. If travel is booked and no one fulfills this requirement, you will be denied check-in at this resort. No student groups under 18 years old or "Spring Breakers" are accepted year round.

Sister Resort Privileges
Stay at 1, Play at 6 - access to facilities and services at Bahia Principe Grand Turquesa, Bahia Principe Grand Punta Cana, Bahia Principe Grand Bavaro, Bahia Principe Luxury Ambar Blue (adults only) and Bahia Principe Luxury Ambar Green (adults only), excluding main buffet restaurants.

Holy Week
In observance of Holy Week, some resorts in the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Costa Rica may put limits on the use of motorized water sports, and loud music.

All hours, fees, amenities, information and services are subject to change without notice.

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