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Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda

Dominican Republic - Punta Cana

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4 Nights with Air from $869 All-Inclusive
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"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
118 out of 150 (79%) 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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September 13, 2019
Amazing vacation for the money

Juan our bartender was phenomenal at the pool! Service everywhere you go is amazing. Julio our waiter was amazing, he surprised us with desserts to celebrate our engagement! Our butler, Richard, exceeded our expectations! He made this vacation even more memorable! Friendly staff makes a huge difference for vacations! Would definitely go back again!

Amazing vacation for the money Amazing vacation for the money
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From: Canton, Ohio
Age: 19-24
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

July 27, 2019
Great Vacation

We had a great time at Grand Bahia Principe Esmeralda. Resort is big but Esmeralda is close to the beach and big pool, restaurant and bars. Our room was big and cleaned every day. Every time we asked for extra towels or water we got them. All servers and staff were helpful and nice. We used only buffet restaurant and the food was great. Different selection every day. I used cheap Caribbean's first time so I was a little scared, but the Amstar transport vendor that they use from the airport is very reliable. The only negative think was the prices. You better take everything from home and pay extra for check in luggage because everything is expensive in the resort like sun screen, pool toys( pool noodle was $8). Basic soap and shampoo are in the room. All the extra trips are expensive too. We visited the dolphin park at the beautiful beach and interaction with dolphins was $99 per person(not even swimming) You can't take your own pictures, every picture is $39-I guess the prices jump up in tourist areas. Overall, I really recommend this hotel, every evening there is a mini disco and some show for older visitors. You can always visit other parts of this big resort like mini water park and theater. There are golf cars that will take you around.

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

July 2, 2019
Great place to vacation

The hotel was very nice and clean. We all felt very safe at the hotel. The staff was very polite and always helpful. The beds were not the most comfortable, but it wasn't too bad. The pool side drinks were great. We really loved the Italian restaurant and the hibachi grill restaurant. At the Dominican restaurant, the fried chicken was really really good. My favorite was mango and passion fruit from the buffets. I'd definitely return back to DR and this restaurant.

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From: Chicago, IL
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

June 26, 2019
Had an amazing trip

Pros: beautiful resort and landscaping, food was better than other resorts I’ve been to in DR, service was great, beach was clean Cons: beds are hard as a rock other than that rooms are nice a little outdated, the transportation system sucked, hard to catch a golf cart to the other resorts sometimes, also dining reservations are hard to get into

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From: Pennsylvannia
Age: 25-34
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.


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 Grand Bahia Principe 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.


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


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.


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 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.

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

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