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Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda


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Exceptional Value!
Honeymoon: Bottle of wine and box of chocolates, bathrobes and slippers in room upon arrival, turndown service, 20% discount on couples spa massage, special room decoration, and surprise gift. Proof of marriage required. Must be within 6 months of original wedding date.

Please note that this hotel will become family friendly on May 1, 2017.

Secluded, charming and upscale, Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda, Don Pablo Collection is an oasis of tranquility in the sun. There are numerous tropical gardens that serve as a frame to small streets in which guests can take a stroll. The ocean breeze is the perfect complement to the natural surroundings.

Accommodations are all Junior Suites with a sitting area, full bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and separate shower, mini-bar stocked regularly, and flat screen plasma satellite TV, and balcony or terrace. VIP amenities and special dining privileges include unlimited à la carte dinners, 24-hour room service, bathrobes, and slippers. Guests can enjoy all facilities of the Grand Bahía Principe Resort Complex including Pueblo Principe. This replica of a Dominican village has a festive atmosphere of shops, a casino, restaurants, bars and a disco.

Bavaro Beach is highly regarded as one of the best beaches in the world. At Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda, Don Pablo Collection, guests can enjoy watersports including windsurfing, kayaking, sailing, boogie boarding, and snorkeling. Want to try scuba? All guests can try a scuba diving lesson in the pool!

Enjoy access to the facilities, restaurants, and bars at Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana, Grand Bahia Principe Turquesa, Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro, and Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Don Pablo Collection Adults only* (except main buffets).

*must be over 18 years old until hotel become family friendly on May 1, 2017.

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HOTEL LOCATION
The Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda is located in the east coast of the Dominican Republic, 30 minutes from the Punta Cana airport.
Address:
PUNTA CANA


DR
Fax: 809-468-4327
HOTEL FACILITIES
Barber / Beauty Salon
Business Services
Car Rental
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Casino Onsite
Pools
Number of Pools: 2
Outdoor Pools: 2     
Swim-up Bar
1 big lake-style pool. Children's pool. Kids waterpark. One bar in pool. Outdoor Jacuzzi area.
Golf: NEARBY
Punta Blanca Golf Club Course, designed by Nick Price
Holes: 18
Tennis
Number of Courts: 1
Outdoor Courts: 1
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Scuba: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Complimentary
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Health Club / Spa
Jacuzzi: Additional Charge
Nautilus Equipment: Additional Charge
Sauna: Additional Charge
Spa: Additional Charge
Steam Room: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
At the Luxury Bahía Príncipe Esmeralda Don Pablo Collection you'll enjoy exquisite treatment. Located in the first row of the Gran Bahía Príncipe Bávaro Resort Complex you'll spend the best vacation of your life, in unique surroundings. This property features three restaurants, snack bars, four bars, WiFi in lobby area, full service spa ($) and exchange privileges within the Gran Bahia Complex. Guests will also enjoy unlimited a la carte dining and 24-hour, complimentary Wifi. Beach: Check-in: 3 p.m.
Check-out: 12 p.m.
Total Rooms: 570
Year Opened: 2009 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card
ROOM TYPES
JUNIOR SUITE DELUXE CHARTER
Guestroom includes one king bed or two full beds, a fully-equipped bathroom with a hydro-massage tub and separate shower, and a private terrace. Room also includes 24-hour room service, a minibar, Wifi, and more.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Sofa
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
JUNIOR SUITE DELUXE
Adults only guestroom includes one king bed or two full beds, a fully-equipped bathroom with a hydro-massage tub and separate shower, and a private terrace. Room also feaures a minibar, 24-hour room service, Wifi, and more.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Sofa
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
JUNIOR SUITE DELUXE
Guestroom includes one king bed or two full beds, a fully-equipped bathroom with a hydro-massage tub and separate shower, and a private terrace. Room also includes 24-hour room service, a minibar, Wifi, and more.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Sofa
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
JUNIOR SUITE DELUXE CHARTER
Adults only guestroom includes one king bed or two full beds, a fully-equipped bathroom with a hydro-massage tub and separate shower, and a private terrace. Room also feaures a minibar, 24-hour room service, Wifi, and more.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Sofa
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite

OTHER INFO
Complimentary Wifi internet access throughout the resort (up to two devices).
Complimentary Wifi internet access throughout the resort (up to two devices).
DINING
Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 5 Restaurants at Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda:
Arrecife - Beach buffet and bar
Takara - Restaurant where our chef prepares Japanese cuisine and fusion, combining new and traditional recipes with original seasonings.
Los Geranios - Buffet dinner serving international cuisine.
Bella Italia - Gourmet Italian a la carte restaurant. Open for dinner 6:30pm to 10:00pm. Non-smoking restaurant.
Jazmin - Buffet restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Diving Lessons (in pool), Football, Dance Lessons, Kayaks, Catamaran Trips, Billiard
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Disco, Casino
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
Team Parrot (ages 3-7), Team Monkey (8-10), and Team Wildfires (11+)
Applicable Ages: 3-17

Children's Facilities
Game Room
Children's Pool

Apple Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
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603 Recommend
603 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda to their friends and family



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Resort is great, service is sub-par
R9673TWjessicak, Hamilton
Mon Mar 20 17:04:46 EDT 2017
My boyfriend and I are not huge critics because in the end you can't let little things ruin your vacation. However, I was pretty disappointed with the general service we received at the restaurants. During our stay we were definitely one of the younger couples and maybe we were ignored because staff didn't think we would tip as well as the other guests? Not sure. Aside from the service though, the food was lovely as usual and the grounds are very well kept. The luxury a la cartes are definitely a step above and I would suggest sticking to the luxury restaurants as we found the food to be much better than the non- adults only restaurants. The beach at Esmeralda is really great because it's sort of secluded from the rest of the Bahia resort beaches. We never had a problem getting a chair no matter what time of day it was. The pools however are impossible to get a chair at. I was up at sunrise and still wasn't able to get a chair... The rooms are fantastic and we loved the bed! It was so comfortable! Overall, I would go back (but I would hope that the service would be better!).

My paradise in the Caribbean
S2044PDaudreyd, Montreal, Canada
Sun Mar 19 17:29:48 EDT 2017
I love 98% of this place. The Esmeralda section has an amazing vibe to it and it is beautiful. It is a large resort but you still feel part of a smaller place where they know you. The staff is amazing and the "Animación" team is like no other. They are high energy but don't hound you if you don't want to participate. But you end up wanting to do stuff because of them! It has two big pools: one with more energy and activities and a more subdued one. It is located right on the beach also! The beach is crowded as it is a popular area but you can walk in either direction for miles. There are many restaurant choices (buffet and a la carte). The food is varied and of great quality. Obviously going to the Italian restaurant is not like going to one back home but the food is still very good. Bartenders/waiters/waitresses are so nice and they remember what you like. Tipping does go a long way but you will still get good service without it. The grounds are lovely and constantly being maintained. Overall this is a quality destination for those who want to do next to nothing or those like me who need to be moving all the time. Take advantage of the daily beginner dance lessons (merengue, bachata), zumba on the beach. They are a blast. A couple of suggestions: (1) If you want your room cleaned early in the day, fill out the card. We didn't and thought that putting the door sign on would be enough to get our room cleaned early. Unfortunately ours only got done at 4 every day.... (2) Somehow the building design or material used makes for ultra echo-ey and very noisy hallways. No joke, you hear everything so those partyers coming back late at night will wake you up. It is quite bothersome and three people I traveled with over a few trips there did not believe me ahead of time. They were very surprised at the lack of noise insulation (btw you don't hear the room beside you, just the hallways). So this time we had ear plugs. Worked great! This was my third time there in 1 1/2 years and am planning on going back in the next year. (3) Minibar doesn't get replenished daily as it should but if you call the concierge, they take care of it. (4) Bed is a bit hard not everyone's taste but you can choose your pillows

Great resort
Jouko S, Thunder Bay, Canada
Sun Mar 19 13:58:57 EDT 2017
We had a great time at this resort. Rooms were very clean and never had any issues with the housekeeping. Beach was beautiful and you could walk several miles in each direction. Not really much for snorkeling in front of resort but there were excursions available. We tried three a la carte restaurants and they were great, I would recommend booking the a la cartes through the app that you use to enable the WiFi and picking up the slips at guest services. The staff did a great job for my wife's birthday but I did e-mail them before hand asking for a reservation at the Brazilian a la carte. The only negative I have to say about this resort is that the food at the buffets is only warm but this issue has been brought up in previous reviews and I really wonder why the resort has not resolved this issue. The resort and beach is getting very busy with the addition of the Fantasia resort

A wonderful week!
Colleen R, New Brunswick, Canada
Sun Mar 19 10:48:45 EDT 2017
We stayed at Esmeralda from March 4-11/17. We do not get much opportunity to travel and this was our first trip ever to the Caribbean or to an all-inclusive resort. I would have to say it was about as perfect a vacation as I could ever have hoped for. I had read a lot of reviews (I was a little obsessed), which had given me some anxiety about what to expect. None of my fears about things that could go wrong came true. Honestly I do not understand what the people who give this place less than great reviews could possibly have to complain about. Everything was heavenly - the staff, the room, the housekeeping, the grounds, the pools, the beach, the food - all just wonderful! With regard to the advertised butler service, we never did meet or hear from any butler, but then again we never actively sought them out either, because our room was always perfect and we had no issues or special requests. If there is anything negative at all I could complain about it would be other guests being rude or demanding, which we did see from time to time. It made me cringe a little to overhear how some people treated the staff. For example but there was one woman at our Air Canada Vacations meeting on the first morning who was so miserable and hostile to the Air Canada rep that you would think she had been abducted and was being held hostage, instead of on a luxury vacation at a beautiful resort. (I admit I have no idea what may have been going on in her life to make her so miserable, so I guess I shouldn't judge.) In keeping with the theme of other guests providing the only real issues, some people we spoke to complained about noise in and around their room at night from loud drunk partiers returning to their rooms in the wee hours. We had no such issue, being on the top floor. I do recommend the top floor unless you have serious mobility issues. Food was great, the buffet was awesome and the a la cartes were great as well. My usual go-to drink is red wine, but wine there was truly awful - no problem, just drink something else LOL. Standards for cleanliness seemed very good. Of the entire week of eating at the buffet I only encountered one item that was not hot that should have been (scrambled eggs). Service in restaurants and buffets was absolutely top notch - I am truly baffled by reports of it being bad! Likewise our housekeeping service was always impeccable - they even seemed to changed our bed every night, which was not necessary or expected. Mini-bar always kept stocked - especially the day we left a nice tip inside it - we received a very generous replenishment that day LOL While I would highly recommend Esmeralda, I was very glad we chose this quieter adult-only section of the resort, as any time we wandered into other sections such as the main Punta Cana section, we found things a lot more hectic and crowded. (Esmeralda will go back to being a family section in May, be warned.) Lastly I would like to specifically thank Emely at the Guest Services desk who took our e-mail requests two weeks prior to our visit and just like a fairy godmother made all our wishes come true. Thanks to her we received exactly the room type and location we had hoped for and got all our dining reservations exactly as request as well. I highly recommend e-mailing 2 weeks in advance of your trip instead of waiting until you arrive to make these requests in order to avoid disappointment.

Beautiful Resort
Kathy S, Huntington Beach, California
Fri Mar 17 12:27:51 EDT 2017
Great Room, very clean. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Butler service wasn't great but everything else was good. The only negative is that everyone saves chairs with towels and so there are never any available. Not a good practice.



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