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 Bahia Principe 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 Bavaro resort complex, with simple minibus access. 

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

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Orchid1971 : March, United Kingdom
A little bit of luxury.

Spent two weeks here with my friend. Facilities were excellent and the room was lovely and big with a pool view. Some rooms would not have had views though and this would have been disappointing. The staff were very friendly. There weren't a huge number of trips out that took our fancy but the ones we did we enjoyed. Avoid the free trip to the shops though as that is a trip to one shop where they just want to sell you stuff - we thought it was going into a local town. We liked the fact that you got some drinks in the room included and we could have stayed there and spent nothing the entire time! It was difficult to find out much about the a la carte restaurants so we mostly just ate in the buffet. It did get a little dull after two weeks of the same kind of food but it was all OK.. One tip - look out for the jelly fish - the don't do any long term damage but they do sting and they really hurt!

  • blizzard11885 : Roseland, New Jersey
Bahia Esmeralda Review: January 2018

Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda Don Pablo CollectionPunta Cana2 Star Review: Jan. 2018553342107First off let me say that I am very flexible and generous when I review restaurants/hotels/etc. I am not a difficult person to please at all. We traveled from NYC with a group of 3 guys. Ages 30-35. Pros: -Hotel grounds are beautiful and well kept.-Drinks are plentiful and excellent. -Pools and beach are very nice. -if you’re younger than 40 the nightlife is good. (Club/Casino) Resort run entertainment is terrible tho. Cons: Food sucks. There is no other way to put it. It’s low quality, bulk bought food throughout all 8 resorts in the complex. Only decent meal was Le Gourmet. Buffets are so bad it’s not even funny. Same garbage food every meal, every day. After 6 days we were craving a subway or McDonald’s. WiFi: plain and simple. Doesn’t work. Everyone complains about it. Service: No one speaks any English. Everywhere. If you don’t know Spanish, you’re done. Hotel Room: OK. Very dated. AC did not work great. Basically if you’re looking for a cheap getaway to the Caribbean to sit on the beach or pool and relax this is your deal. If you’re looking for high quality food, service, and entertainment steer clear. Scott

  • Gene P :
Getting ripped off on a tour is no fun

DO NOT BUY ANY TOURS AT THIS BAHIA PRINCIPE, YOU WILL REGRET IT IF SOMETHING GOES WRONG.Spent $270 US on a tour of Catalina Island, charge went through at $288Juan Chal, the salesman, omitted to write the meeting time on our ticketThe day before, we attempted to call the number on the ticket, no answer. Salesmen no where to be found. We went to the meeting spot at 7:30 am just to make sure, but the called the wrong room number without bothering to ask if the guest who answered the phone was in fact me.When I finally confronted the salesman at 8:55 am, he ended up stalling and wasting my time for over an hour and a half.In the end, he wanted to hang on to the original , " so I could get back refund in Canada" Sure, like I believe that. I asked why they couldn't credit my credit card, but I got a long song and dance that made no sense.I attempted to take my complaint to Eddy at the front desk, and he was surprised Air Canada Vacations did not want to credit my account.WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT THIS HOTEL, EVERYONE IS FRIENDLY, CALLING YOU AMIGO, BROTHER, MY FRIEND, BUT WHEN SOMETHING GOES WRONG THEY ALL ABANDON YOU. BE VERY VERY CAREFUL BUYING ANYTHING AT BAHIA PRINCIPE, YOU WILL REGRET IT !!

  • Tanya B : Montreal, Quebec, Canada
8th time at Esmeralda

Judging by the title of this review, I am truly attached to this place. This was my 8th time returning to Esmeralda and I don't understand how some other reviews have so many negative comments about the place. I stayed for one week in January of 2018 with a group of 9 to 13 people and we did not have any problems whatsoever. The service is impeccable as always, especially as a return customer. I felt like I was at home the entire time. The beach was always beautiful, there were a lot of people but it was not over crowded. The waiters at the restaurant near the beach made my family and I feel like royalty. Shoutout to Martire, Luis, Edwardo, Ricardo, Lucas and Hesus. I am so glad I got to see this amazing team of workers yet again.The rooms were very clean, sometimes a shortage of towels but if you call, they will make sure to bring you. A very special thank you to Meldy the butler for his amazing services yet again. The entertainment team is lacking compared to the other hotels in Bahia Principe however!! Bianca and Yoan were absolutely amazing, they always had high levels of energy and I already miss them so much. I cannot think of one bad thing to say about this hotel, I hope to be back very soon.

  • traveltracers : Toronto, Canada
Nice beachfront hotel

The luxury Bahia principe is a large resort with smaller contained resorts . The Esmeralda is ideally located close to the beach, pools and restaurants. The grounds are very well maintained. The housekeeping staff kept the rooms tidy, but they could have done a better job cleaning the floors and bathrooms. The rooms were spacious and the air conditioning worked well. The food was better than average. There was a lot of variety at the buffets, and the restaurants were worth booking. Reserve the restaurants the day you arrive. Get the staff to write down the details. We found there was some confusion because of language. Overall a very nice place.

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
  • Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
  • Hotel transfers for packages to USA
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Daily buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited a la carte dinners
  • Daily activities program
  • A variety of daily sports
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout resort
  • 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)
  • Wi-Fi
  • 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
  • Free Wi-Fi (up to 2 devices; unlimited devices in lobby)
  • 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. Offer is subject to change.

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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.