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Honeymoon: Bottle of rum or domestic sparkling wine, fruit basket, and room upgrade (based on availability).

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

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The Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda is located in the east coast of the Dominican Republic, 30 minutes from the Punta Cana airport.

Fax: 809-468-4327
Barber / Beauty Salon
Business Services
Car Rental
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Casino Onsite
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.
Punta Blanca Golf Club Course, designed by Nick Price
Holes: 18
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
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
Sitting room area, Sofa bed, Plasma TV, Pillow menu, Bathrobe/slippers, Hydro-massage bathtub, Room service (24 hours),
1 King Bed or 2 Twin Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Room Safe

Complimentary Wifi internet access throughout the resort (up to two devices).
Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 5 Restaurants at Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda:
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.
Arrecife - Beach buffet and bar
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Diving Lessons (in pool), Football, Dance Lessons, Kayaks, Catamaran Trips, Billiard
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Disco, Casino
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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244 Recommend
244 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda to their friends and family

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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Awful Experience
Sun Nov 29 13:14:47 EST 2015
I arrived on Wednesday to the beautiful resort and stayed in Esmerelda. I was given a huge, beautiful room. When I arrived, there was not enough pressure in the shower, the toilet was broken, the fridge was warm, and there was no remote. I started with 4 towels in the room and throughout the stay, they only replaced one. The toiletries were never replaced in the bathroom, and we had to get our own from the carts outside. Out of 17 people that I traveled with, 9 became ill and were vomiting during the duration of the trip. They had a variety of food options, from the buffet to the numerous restaurants. However, another issue was that when we asked for brand name alcohol such as Absolut and Jose Cuervo, they were poured from the bottle, but they were obviously not that type of alcohol. There were not enough towels at the pool. Overall, the resort has a beautiful beach, a variety of activities, and great service. However, the five stars are deceiving and these problems need to be addressed. More>

Consistently one of the best
rglg001, maryland
Sun Nov 29 11:25:30 EST 2015
We have been visiting Punta Cana for the past 15 years and have stayed at the Bahia Principe properties at least 10 times. While we have stayed at the Bavaro, Ambar has been our most frequent stop and then recently Esmeralda. Ambar and Esmeralda are closest to the beach and offer the most luxury at a very equitable value. The major issue on our recent visit was how they had multiple staff members on the beach all day raking seaweed, while their neighbors, Riu and Iberostar did nothing. The food at Bahia is as good as any other resort in this area and the staffs are excellent. They will always greet you with a smiling "hola". While the resort overall is very large, they have trams running constantly meaning waits are minimal. The advantage is that you have a multitude of restaurants, pools , shops, etc. available to you if you stay at Ambar or Esmeralda. Their beach is huge and well equipped with lounges and palapas. We find it to be the best in that area. We also have found that their packages with Apple Vacations are the best value for your money in Punta Cana. We recommend them highly. Try them. More>

Nice hotel
Liina H, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Sat Nov 28 23:10:26 EST 2015
It is a very nice hotel or that part of the hotel is very nice.It is actually a hudge property and have several hotel rooms but not that cool as the luxury part of the hotel.Exploring the other areas of the hotel was not very pleasant and we found that staying on the luxury part was more relaxed.Staff was friendly and location just on the beach,perfect beach holiday.Breakfast very good ! More>

Can't wait to go back
Jackie H, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Sat Nov 28 22:12:20 EST 2015
We just returned from our trip and I'm already planning a return trip. The hotel, the service and the employees were awesome. I loved the resort and the amenities they provided. It was so relaxing and enjoyable. More>

Horrible experiencr
barbor1970, Chicago, Illinois
Sat Nov 28 12:18:19 EST 2015
beautiful place. Service in restaurants is acceptable, food assortment is ok. A lot of small problems with rooms technical conditions that accumulate in a bad impression. The problem is that out of 17 people 9 people were vomiting at a different time of a one week stay. Will never come back to this place again. More>

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    Superior First Class;    First Class;    Comfortable;    Modest
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