Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda

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An amazing resort getaway for couples and families. This resort has the best of both worlds - there are plenty of activities to keep you busy. Make sure that you book ahead of time to secure a spot! Alternatively, there are also plenty of quiet places to relax and enjoy the serene atmosphere of the resort. Good buffet and a la carte food options to choose from, including a snack bar that is open until late. Amazing and spacious rooms

At the Luxury Bah�a Pr�ncipe Esmeralda, Don Pablo Collection you'll enjoy exquisite treatment in beautiful surroundings. Offering a wide variety of facilities and services, you'll also be able to access the facilities and services of the 3 hotels in the B�varo resort complex, with simple minibus access. 

Location: On Bavaro Beach, 30 minutes to Punta Cana airport.

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  • 515joaoa : Higuey
Family trip

Amazing time ,food has been great ,staff friendly can't wait to come again the room r great the house keeping is amazing helpful the privallage club staff try to do what ever they can to make you happy ,really enjoyed the stay.

  • joycedonnelly6 : Toronto, Canada
Fantastic Vacation

This resort was absolutely beautiful,the staff very friendly and very helpfull,the food was amazing ,nice touch not having to leave the beach to go to bar for drink ,servers were great ,the rooms are beautiful and very clean ,all the restaurtants where high class.we have stayed @ several other Bahia Principe Resorts and this was the best ever. We will definitely be going back for a return visit,you are 1st on our list now.

  • RoyWhyte : Loosdrecht, The Netherlands
Con Gran Bahía Príncipe Esmeralda son los empleados que hacen la diferencia.

Perfect resort where excellent staff sets the standard. Although this was our second visit we did not receive VIP bracelets. We felt like VIP anyway with all the blue and white balloons decorating our room.When in Esmeralda you do install the App on your mobile. An excellent way the manage your restaurant bookings and keep track of all things going on. The booking times mentioned however do need a 12-hour update.We enjoyed the BBQ-restaurant in the Olas, which is actually a BBQ-buffet (informal, great steaks, excellent staff). Muchas gracias Ruth, Felicia, Martha and Juan. The Garden Grill was beyond expectations (so we went twice). Great soup, great steak and excellent staff.The Bella Italia restaurant also served a great steak.The Don Pablo Gourmet French restaurant serves with exquisite style.To enjoy delicious grilled meat served on long skewers (Brazilian way) the Rodizio Restaurant Arrecife is the place. Excellent.Oriental and you are in Takara. Great Asian servings (sushi is recommended).Thank you Luxury Bahia Principe for making this all happen.Having breakfast in eather the Jazmin or the Los Geranios Buffet restaurant is always special.When you're up for dinner and have no reservations for either of the specialty restaurants choose between Jazmin and the Los Geranios restaurant. The Jazmin is very intimate but will not always offer the complete variation of dishes.We enjoyed the international cuisine and the evenings with the special themes.The white sandy beach with the palm trees and the perfectly heated blue ocean were once again completing the perfect beach experience. No need to reserve beach chairs. Be aware that november is the start of the rain season and when in rains you really get wet. The beach is on a 24/7 watch to keep it seaweed free. Thank you beach staff. And with beach waitreses like Flor who bring their excellent services onto the beach there is nothing more to wish for.The gardens are very well maintained and the gardeners are very kind in offering freshly picked coconuts to taste and experience. Wonderful. There are also three electric trolley/trains running all day long to get you around and the scenery is excellent. This is eco!The lobby bar is a great place to enjoy different tropical spirits. An excellent idea enjoyed by everyone. Wonderful, very professional service from Yuli and her team at the Lobby Bar. Eselente! Yuli guides/coaches her team in perfect service orientation and professional assistance. She must be considered examplary for others. It would be sad if she is not around. Justina takes the service lead with Raquel and Dolores to support her. Let us not forget Josephina and Sandra who really cover the distances to serve anywhere. The way these girls use their experience to keep the high service level is fantastic. You will have a different Grand Bahia Principe Esmeralda holiday experience if this team is not there. What an outstanding demonstration of professional experience.Great "Animacion" even when it gets wet. Thank you for the great entertainment Chocolate, Caramello and Serena.Rooms are great and kept very clean. Thank you Flor.Thanks to the reception desk our stay at the Grand Bahia Principe Esmeralda turned into a wonderful experience in the tropics once again.The facilities are great. With Grand Bahia Principe it is the staff that makes the difference.Grand Bahia Principe Esmeralda is highly recommended to visit.

  • yms00 : Ontario, Canada
Excellent vacation

stayed one week November 2016 myself and my wife. Simply great hotel for our annual vacation and first experience with Punta Cana. Room was great and WiFi was available throughout. Food not superb but very good and nice selections for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. only issue is the night entertainment which is very poor - even if you go to the big theatre nearby in the Bahia PuntaCana resort - but that was not a big deal for us.

  • Andrew S :
Beautiful resort!

Just returned from a 10-day vacation at Esmeralda with my wife. We had a fantastic time. The resort is relatively new and is in beautiful condition. The grounds are beautiful with palm trees and plants, all beautifully taken care of. The two pools are clean and well maintained - one is busier and louder, the other more quiet. There is also an adults-only jacuzzi area that is very nice to stop in at for a drink.Our room was in building 93 and was large, clean, with a nice balcony looking over the garden and pool area. The room had a nice bathroom, a big and very comfortable king size bed, and a well stocked small fridge that was kept stocked with pop, beer, and whiskey. The beach is fantastic with great swimming and other activities, many palapas and lounges and good service with waiters and waitresses regularly bringing more drinks, as well as sandwiches at times.The service, for the most part, was excellent. The restaurant staff was polite and helpful and good. I loved the food. The morning buffet has everything you could want, and the dinner is excellent. teh best a la carte dinner we had was at the gourmet restaurant, at the teppanyaki restaurant, and at the Asian restaurant. One night they had lobster at the main buffet and it was very good.My wife and I have been to the DR three times, and Mexico 4 times. This resort is very, very nice. It is small and has a laid back feel, but also offers all of the pools and restaurants and activities of the other Bahia resorts it neighbors. For the price, in my opinion, you cant do better. I give it 5 stars!

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
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  • Daily buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited a la carte dinners
  • Daily activities program
  • A variety of daily sports
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Selected non-motorized water sports (1 hour/day)
  • 24-hour snacks, soft drinks and domestic beer at Pueblo Principe
  • 24-hour room service
  • Butler service
  • Unlimited selected international drinks
  • Mini-bar (water, soft drinks, beer and alcoholic beverages)
  • Pillow menu
  • Introduction to scuba diving in pool (once/stay)
  • Access to all services of the Gran Bahia Principe Bavaro and the Gran Bahia Principe Punta Cana (except the Buffet and Gourmet restaurants)
  • 240 Rooms
  • 1 a la carte restaurant (Italian)
  • Access to 8 a la carte restaurants at Gran Bahia Principe Punta Cana Royal Golden
  • 1 Snack bar
  • Bars including Swim-up bar, Karaoke bar
  • Disco
  • Casino
  • 1 Pool
  • Whirlpool
  • Snorkeling
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Kayaking
  • Tennis
  • Gym
  • Mini-golf
  • Golf course nearby (fee)
  • Scuba diving centre (fee)
  • Motorized water sports (fee)
  • Spa (fee)
  • Internet (fee)
  • Convention facilities (fee)

Junior Suite includes:

  • 1 king-size or 2 double beds
  • Living area with daybed
  • Hydro-massage tub
  • Separate jet shower
  • Bathrobes
  • Hairdryer
  • Coffeemaker
  • Mini-bar
  • Air-conditioning
  • TV
  • In-room safe
  • Terrace or balcony
  • Maximum occupancy 2 adults and 2 children (or 3 adults and 1 child)

Kids Deal - One child under 13 stays and eats free when sharing the room with 2 adults (except for stays including the Christmas and New Year's holiday period).

For the Kids - Kids' Club for ages 4 to 12 and Children's pool.

Honeymoon Bonus - Bottle of rum and Fruit basket in room. Must request at time of booking. Marriage certificate dated within the last 6 months is required upon check-in.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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  • Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda
    Punta Cana,Dominican Republic

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Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda Don Pablo Collection
Crta. Arena Gorda - Macao, Punta Cana Dominican Republic

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.