Punta Cana

Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda


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All Inclusive    

2018 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, late check out upon availability, 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 ŕ 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
Local Phone: 809-552-1444
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
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
As of 01/01/18 arrivals, all Grand Principe Hotels & Resorts will include free use of in-room safety deposit boxes for all of their guests.
ROOM TYPES
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
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

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:
Jazmin - Buffet restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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.
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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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Fantastic We will return!
TinaMTL2018, Montreal, Canada
Tue Oct 09 17:15:53 EDT 2018
We were at the Esmarelda the first week of October 2018. Our room was outstanding, clean and all supplies were plentiful. The staff was very helpful, and caring. One member from my group was on a gluten free diet and the buffet staff was very accommodating in providing gluten free bread. Ramon greeted us everyday with fresh towels for the beach. Kathryn at the buffet was amazing as was Enrique. On the beach Alejandro and Yujuana were awesome. They remembered how we liked our refreshments all the time. There was a day when the seaweed lined the sand however there was staff removing it all the time. It is nature. We were very lucky as we stayed in building 90 right by the beach. The shuttle services (golf type cart) were remarkable. The garden grill provided a ribeye steak that was fantastic. (Steak house quality). Japanese was great. Every restaurant was great. I highly recommend this hotel. We will return!!!

Liars
GissellaG3,
Sun Oct 07 18:18:41 EDT 2018
These hotel was very nice the first time We went there a couple years ago. On my last visit, it was full of lies all the time. First we booked making sure we had 2 adjacent rooms, as my baby and my mom will share a room and my husband and me would share another one. We called, asked them for that request, and also asked for a car seat to pick us up from the airport. They said it was all confirmed... When we arrived they did not have a car seat, they were trying to convince us to go without it, as it would take hours to arrive. When we got to the hotel they rooms were separated, another lie. They finally after hours of waiting in the airport and hours waiting on the hotel we got the rooms we requested. Days before leaving, we made a reservation, and PAID in advance for the car seat, once again, they said it wad going tk be ok. When we were leaving, again no car seat, and we were rushed as we could potencially miss our flight back home. No one ever gave us our money back or replied to the email we sent after. We food was discusting, the service was just terrible. Very nice beach, but they are all the same. Never again this chain of hotels!!

Horrible
alanhenasm,
Sun Oct 07 16:25:41 EDT 2018
The food is bad, the service is even worse, please go to cancun mexico for a all inclusive resort. Your money will be better spent there. The room smells, the employees don't want to work, their services are limited. Most of the time, their attention is spent on selling you extra packages, costing more than you already spent on the vacation. Alchohol is not top shelf liquor. To have something such as moet et chandon. You would have to pay extra. Im here for my birthday and i can say this is not a great one. Im writing this while i am at the resort and i can say that i will be happy heading back home and away from this place. You are warned!!

Amazing!
BTwy, Buckingham, United Kingdom
Wed Oct 03 07:19:14 EDT 2018
Me and my mum stayed at the Esmeralda for 2 weeks. Normally find this too long for a holiday however as it was a long flight with limited options to when we could fly back, we chose two weeks and didn’t regret it. The swimming pools were amazing on the resort, neither freezing cold nor too hot! And the bar at the main pool in Esmeralda was amazing! Juan and Alexandra were so friendly and went out of their way to give exceptional customer service! The food was above average with numerous al a carte restaurants you could eat in which were varied and delicious. The rooms were lovely and so was the service at reception who solved the minor issues we told them about within hours! The only draw back for our holiday was the Spa which I found to be extremely disappointing for the price we paid and I definitely would not recommend. This really is the Bahai Principe to go too!

Just OK
copdoc2, Centennial, Colorado
Tue Oct 02 20:25:03 EDT 2018
We spent 6 days at this smaller resort within a much larger resort. We were part of a large destination wedding party and came to this resort because it was chosen by the bride and groom. After 12 hours of travel, we spent an additional hour sitting in a coach at the airport waiting for other travelers to arrive. This was extremely frustrating because we were tired and wanted to get to the hotel. This was coordinated by Amstar who were not responsive to our concerns regarding the prolonged wait. Upon arriving at Esmerelda, several members of our group had already gotten there and were having issues with getting rooms. We were fortunate to get our room quickly but some of the other members of the group waited over 1 hour to get their room or had issues with their rooms and had to change rooms. Although the rooms are called "Junior Suites", they are very similar to regular rooms in other resorts we have stayed. They did have a small refrigerator with a variety of soda and water. However, the resort has a "set" list of limited beverages and will not change these out for you without an extra charge. These are supposed to be restocked daily but frequently this did not occur. We were supposed to have butler service and turn-down service. We never received either of these services. Our bed would be made every morning and the cover was removed. We had to replace the cover at night because this was never done. There are many beautiful pools throughout the resort. However they all close at 7:00pm. There are no hot tubs or pools open after this time. We did not have any issues getting sunbeds on the beach or pool but we were at the hotel during a less busy period. What bothered us the most was the number of smokers everywhere we went. You couldn't get away from the smokers - they smoked around all of the pool and even in the pools, they smoked at the beach, they smoked on all patios, verandas... and they started smoking early in the morning until late into the night. It was very frustrating. Outside, there was no true zone protected from them. The beach was fine. As many other people have commented, the water was very rough and the water was full of seaweed. This is not a complaint, just an observation - I suspect the beach is nicer at different times of the year. Because we were there for a wedding, we ate most of our meals at the Jasmine Buffet or the open air buffet by the beach. We preferred the open air buffet if it was open. The food was OK be repetitious. The breakfasts were fairly standard but had a good variety of food. Lunches were not very creative and were frequently leftovers from the previous dinner. They tried to do "theme" dinners at night. They should avoid the Asian themed buffet dinners at all costs - they attempted to make Sushi which was a disaster and their approach to Asian food was to take fish, chicken, vegetables... and drown them in soy sauce. Alcohol is plentiful but of very low quality. Although this is not unexpected, the resort claims to be a 5 star resort. The Dominican Republic has a lot of poverty and I suspect that the staff are not well compensated and as a result, hope for tips. One of the benefits of going to an all-inclusive resort is to not have to carry money or worry about additional expenses. Unfortunately, this is not the situation here. You are expected to tip for any service provided. This definitely takes away from the vacation experience. We were also underwhelmed with how the hotel managed the wedding. It was disorganized with a lot of "hurry up and wait" situations. The wedding was performed during the hottest time in the day in a place with a southwestern exposure and no shade. It was unbearably hot for the guests and the participants. This hotel does hundreds of wedding annually and we were surprised about their lack of organization. All in all, we had a nice week and enjoyed our trip. However, we won't be coming back to this resort.



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