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Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda

Dominican Republic - Punta Cana

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A coconut-palmed lined beach that's kissed by electrically blue aquamarine waves. A personal butler and 24-hour room ser ... More

Customer Rating 121 Reviews
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4.2
Service
 
4.0
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4.4
Dining Options
 
3.9
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4.1
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
112 out of 144 (78%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
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Value
 
4.2
Service
 
4.0
Beaches & Pools
 
4.4
Dining Options
 
3.9
Room Comfort
 
4.1
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
112 out of 144 (78%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
immaculate grounds Merengue lessons on the beach Get to the beach early for the amazing views! Bavaro Beach View from pool My dreadful descent down the aisle So relaxing! Sun rise on beach Beach How the server cut our WEDDING cake
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June 16, 2019

I booked a trip for my family in January. Unfortunately, when we were at the check in counter at 4 am we were told that my sister could not go because her passport was within 6 months of expiring. We had no idea of this regulation. I believe going through an "agent", this should have been flagged. Called on return with no satisfaction. Taken 5 trips with CR, likely my last.


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Overall Rating: 4
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4.0
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4.0
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4.0
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2.0
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From: St. Augustine
Age: 55-64
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

April 30, 2019

The check in was very long and painful. I am not sure why the rooms were not available by 3 pm as they promised to us. One of our restaurant (Mikado) reservation was not available; but they confirmed it in the e-mail. Alberto refused to help us; that was very disappointing as we were there to celebrate one of our family member's birthday. We got a free massage but they were trying to charge us at the front desk for that at the check out. The beach is nice but allot of see weeds. They were trying to clear it but it was still there. The rooms were o.k.; needed a renovation; but clean. Something was spilled at the corridor in the front of our rooms. The cleaning personnel was there; but did not take care of that; my daughter ended up fell down because of that. The food was good but the buffet is always busy at night and don't know if there were shortage of the waitresses but we would not get even glass of water on time. The room service was very limited.


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Overall Rating: 3
Value
 
3.0
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3.0
Beaches & Pools
 
3.0
Dining Options
 
3.0
Room Comfort
 
4.0
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From: Boston
Age: 55-64

March 28, 2019
4th trip and it won’t be our last

We just landed from our trip and are already talking about our next time. The hotel staff is excellent, the poolside bartenders are great. The hotel is incredibly clean. The beach is breath taking and they are constantly cleaning it. We really enjoyed the addition of the beachside grilling at lunch and the picnic tables on the beach. The Michael Jackson show was better poolside bc it was very difficult to see the dancers with the courtyard planter blocking a majority. Our only real complaint is the mattresses are too firm for our liking, but we already knew this. We LOVE coming to the Esmeralda and will be back!


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Overall Rating: 5
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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From: Ohio
Age: 35-44
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

March 28, 2019
Great Vacation

Our room was great, convenient location to pool, beach and front lobby. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. Buffet food was ok, lots of variety of food. Our evening meals, which, we made reservations for and food and service were great. Our complaint was that our room keys kept getting deactivated which was very aggravating, they did say they were having a problem so hopefully it gets fixed. Pleased with everything else.


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Overall Rating: 5
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From: Oklahoma
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

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 Luxury Bahia Principe hotels and Grand Bahia Principe 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.

Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda

Carretera Arena Gorda - Macao, section Baigua

+809 552 14 44

Hotel Description

Luxury Bahia Principe 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 Luxury Bahia Principe hotels and Grand Bahia Principe 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.

DINING

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.



BARS/NIGHTLIFE

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.

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

Beach Bar
Daily, 9am-6pm.

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

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



BEACHES AND POOLS

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 Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro. Dive in.

SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Water

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

Land

  • Aerobics
  • Merengue classes
  • Yoga
  • Organized games and activities
  • Stretching
  • Darts
  • Tennis (lighting with charge)
  • Paddle ball
  • Mountain bikes
  • Patanque
  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Mini-golf
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.


INTERNET

Free Wi-Fi available throughout the resort.

SPA SERVICES

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


WEDDING/HONEYMOON

Luxury Bahia Principe 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.



CHILD CARE

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


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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

Check-In/Check-Out
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 Grand Bahia Principe Turquesa, Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana, Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro, Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Blue (adults only) and Luxury Bahia Principe 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.


Resort Update
Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda has announced that they will be adding a brand new water park to the property. It will be located next to the Los Geranios Buffet restaurant. Initial construction will be done through mid-May 2019 between the hours of 9am and 6pm. After this, the slides and games will be installed and the water park will be ready for use in late September. Due to the location of the work, no major disturbance is expected.



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