Punta Cana

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.

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 Bahia Principe Bavaro Resort Complex including Bahia Principe Village. 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, Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Blue Don Pablo Collection Adults only*, and Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Green Don Pablo Collection Adults Only* (except main buffets).



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*Proof of marriage required. Must be within 6 months of original wedding date.
**must be over 18 years old until hotel become family friendly on May 1, 2017.
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 3 restaurants, snack bars, 4 bars, WiFi in lobby area, full service spa ($), 24-hour WiFi, unlimited a la carte dining & exchange privileges within the Gran Bahia Complex, except Luxury Bahia Principe Fantasia, Don Pablo Collection. 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
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 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

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

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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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Simply AMAZING!
zoenistas, Toronto, Canada
Thu Jun 15 04:42:36 EDT 2017
We were simply amazed by the level of service we received throughout the resort. The food was good and the entertainment team was delightful! My family and I could not find one bad thing to say about this resort. We can't wait to go there again!

great resort and excellent overall!
ISEI3, Chicago, Illinois
Wed Jun 14 15:36:21 EDT 2017
this hotel was adults only when i was booking, but i later found out that it was open to families starting in May. we booked this place immediately and were waiting with anticipation. this is a highly rated hotel and our benchmark was set pretty high. i emailed the hotel in advance and requested to be places as close to the beach as possible. they were not able to do it right away, but did accommodate later in the evening of my arrival date.. so no issues at all.. very thankful to Oscar and the rest of the staff. the bell boys and service were also fast and very attentive when needed. Rooms: the rooms are HUGE along with a big bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and separate standing shower. double sinks and everything was clean. no issues at all in the room. one day the AC stopped working in the entire resort.. and i mean ALL resorts, not just esmeralda.. we had friends in Fantasia and their AC was also down and so were all the restaurants. we had the fan on all night and didnt really have any issues sleeping.. it was fixed the next day. Free WIFI is a nice touch. Food: the food was amazing. i do wish we can eat at other resort buffets. we did end up staying at the esmeralda side the entire stay, but i just wish i had that option to go anywhere anyway.. :) tip: book all your reservation restaurants as soon as you arrive. this is a HUGE resort and they will book up FAST. this was also a bit of a negative. if you're soo big, you should still try and keep up with all the customers. Beach: the beach was awesome. BUT - again, the resort is HUGE and the beach was on the small side. i wish there was more room or people spread out a little more.. we had to reserve beach chairs at 7a. there are signs everywhere that say DO NOT RESERVE, but people did so anyway, and we had to do it too because otherwise, we'd have no place to sit/ lay on the beach. the preferred area is also way too big. there aren't that many preferred guests - open this area for everyone.. i touch more on preferred bar in the sections below. Pool: awesome pools all around the resort. we walked the property a few times, and you can really swim anywhere you want. you have many many options. you will not be disappointed. i guess the new thing now is pools close at 6p or 7p depending on the season. this is SILLY. people are on vacation, 6p is WAY TOO early to close the pool. if the lifeguard wants to leave at 6p, just say swim at your own risk after 6pm. that would be fair, but have the customers in mind... there were many days where i'd like to stay in the pool as the sun goes down - but people were kicking us out at 6p. we did overlap 1 day with the summer hours where it closed at 7p. this was nice.. 7p is much more reasonable. overall, we will be back 100%. this is a great resort, awesome service overall in the restaurants. the beach service was lacking. there was 1 bar on the beach that was for preferred members. that area was empty and a waste of space and staff if you ask me.. if they have no people to serve, i would of liked them to walk to beach and get drink orders from other customers, and not just stand around. or at least allow us to get our own drinks from that bar. we were there 8 days, and i NEVER saw a line at that bar. we were still satisfied and are planning to be back here soon. if you need transportation from PUJ to this hotel or any other, please search for "Bon Voyage Punta Cana" Ask for Miguel and tell his Igor sent you. he is awesome and will take care of you! they also do tours and etc..

Best all Inclusive I've ever been too
Connor R,
Tue Jun 13 11:52:39 EDT 2017
Me and my girlfriend went down here in May and the staff made it the best experience ever. Not only is the staff the best but the food is also amazing. So much variety and tons of a la cartes to choose from. On top of all of that the place is absolutely beautiful. I want give a shout out to some of the staff mainly "Pedro sexy baby" who made every day very special. He and Bianca/shakira were on the entertainment team and they did a very good job of making the experience enjoyable. I'd also like to thank Charlie the manager for helping us settle a problem we had with another guest. I'd also like to thank Felix another manager who set up our room for me and my girlfriends 2 year anniversary. It was awesome! Thanks to all the staff who we also forgot to mention I suggest this place to all my friends when they want to come down!

Happy place; complete perfection
Tanya B, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Tue Jun 13 09:52:16 EDT 2017
This was my 6th time returning to Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda and once again, I left completely speechless. The complex never fails to impress me every time that I go back. I do not know how they do it however the services gets better and better as time goes by and it needs to be acknowledged. The waiters at Arifece (restaurant next to the beach) are outstanding, especially Martires, Pedro, Luis and Jhon. It was a pleasure to see them every single day with big smiles on their faces and always happy to be serving us. The chef, Jesus, what a sweetheart. His smile and service has been impeccable for as long as I could remember. Moving onto the room. We stayed in block 91 and it was very well located (along with all the other blocks since everything is very close to each other.) Rooms were always cleaned well, there was sometimes shortage of towels but overall, no complaints. Also a big thank you to Meldy the buttler for his service. The entertainment team was definitely MUCH better from the last time I visited in January 2017. A huge shoutout to Pedro Sexy Baby, Danny Boy, Serena Williams, and Bianca aka Shakira for making this trip the best one yet. These animators work so hard and deserve to be recognized. If it weren't for them, my trip would not have been the same and I truly hope to see them again very soon. The beach was beautiful, it would be difficult to get seats depending on what time you arrive at but unfortunately that is in no one's control, it's you and your luck. Overall, I enjoyed every single moment of this trip and I hope to be back very soon because Bahia Principe has my heart.

My Return to this Beautiful Place was truly Disappointing
TheSinglenista, Houston, Texas
Mon Jun 12 15:42:02 EDT 2017
My first visit to Punta Cana was 2011, and the Esmeralda property was a dream! I loved the people, food and service. The staff was friendly and I truly enjoyed the who experience. My visit May 28 to June 1 was a total shock. I new at check in things were different, no welcome drink or greeting and even though we asked, and waiting 30 min, no one came with a welcome drink. When I opened the door to the room there was a dead roach in the middle of the floor- wow, what a welcome. I was without small face towels for 2 days and the mini bar never was stocked correctly. The food was hit or miss, most of the times cold, and many of the potato dishes were hard and not edible. I am a travel professional and was there to host a group of 30+ for a wedding. I spent my whole weekend trying to get things like: no towels, bugs in rooms, smelly rooms (one couple moved to 3 different rooms in 24 hours), etc to just try to satisfy this group. I spoke to a manager and some guests were sent fruit baskets and champaigne, but the bananas were BLACK, why??? I travel for a living and enjoy travel, but I cannot understand how a fine resort facility like this one would go down to this level in 6 short years. To say the least I am very disappointed. I am writing a formal complaint through Funjet to the company and believe there should be something done to restore these guests faith in a travel professional and resort stays, I hope the company will follow up with more than a form letter. I just hate this was my last time at one of their properties.



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