Exceptional Value! 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!
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!
Check-in: 3 p.m.
Check-out: 12 p.m.
Total Rooms: 570
Year Opened: 2009
JUNIOR SUITE DELUXE
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 -
Balcony or Terrace
Radio Alarm Clock
Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 5 Restaurants at Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda:
Buffet restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Beach buffet and bar
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.
Recently my wife and I traveled to the Luxury Grand Bahia Principe Esmeralda, Feb. 15-22 inclusive. We found the resort spotless, our Butler Breikyn made sure that we had what we needed. The Staff...
Recently my wife and I traveled to the Luxury Grand Bahia Principe Esmeralda, Feb. 15-22 inclusive. We found the resort spotless, our Butler Breikyn made sure that we had what we needed. The Staff were amazing especially Marino at the swim up pool bar, he surely added to our very positive experience. The breakfast buffet was thoroughly enjoyable and Jose made sure of that for us. We found the food excellent and the Breakfast Buffet and the Beach Snack Bar to.
We found that all staff that we met really wanted us to have the best time possible. ( get a room facing the pool as it is a beautiful view through out the day. Buildings 90, and 91 are just steps away from the beach and the resort transit system. The transit system is very good when travelling any time through out the day or evening. Every night the lobby was hopping with people connecting with family back home via Wifi, The service there is very good to, Sonia made sure of that for us, our nightly Port was a tradition. You will find a great selection of ala-carte restaurants but here are some tips. If you want to go to the French Restaurant book before you leave on your trip as it is very good and extremely popular. Rodizio the Brazillian Steak house was excellent, there is something for everyone there. The Garden Grille is very good to. We found the two at our resort Takara (Asian) and Bella Italia both really good. The only restaurant we did not like was Portofino as it was not very good the night we went. David Mississauga Canada
Unpleasant customer service
1qaz2wsx2015, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Thu Feb 26 14:30:46 EST 2015
I called the resort more than 3 times to book the restaurant in advance, and most of staffs could not speak English so instead transferred the call to someone who could not also speak English. At...
I called the resort more than 3 times to book the restaurant in advance, and most of staffs could not speak English so instead transferred the call to someone who could not also speak English. At the end, I failed to talk to anyone at the resort to book the restaurant. I also sent an email to the customer center, but they never replied back. Even before I stayed at the resort, my impression about the resort is pretty bad already.
kjm857, Saskatoon, Canada
Tue Feb 24 09:37:14 EST 2015
This was our first winter vacation and it did not disappoint! The Esmeralda was a great location with a fantastic staff. The grounds were clean and well maintained. Food and drinks were great! Our...
This was our first winter vacation and it did not disappoint! The Esmeralda was a great location with a fantastic staff. The grounds were clean and well maintained. Food and drinks were great! Our butler Yuleyda was wonderful, making sure that we had everything we needed, and she made our experience complete. We had everything we needed at the Esmeralda so we didn't venture around the resort too much but could see from the golf cart ride that there was many things to do there. We will definitely be going back and the next time, we will take our kids to enjoy the experience with us.
LLD222, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mon Feb 23 17:05:37 EST 2015
This was our first beach trip and we were not disappointed! By far the best thing about the resort is the staff - they are very friendly and attentive. I was also pleasantly surprised by the grounds...
This was our first beach trip and we were not disappointed! By far the best thing about the resort is the staff - they are very friendly and attentive. I was also pleasantly surprised by the grounds, as they were impeccable! It was very easy to get around to all of the different spots at the resort, including the other resorts on the property.
As with any company, there are always areas for improvement, but in my opinion they are very minor and would not be a deal breaker from staying again:
- The registration counter was not extremely helpful - everytime I had a question (such as how to get a taxi), they just kept telling me to call my travel agent (we booked Expedia so not sure that applied). I also got the same response when I called a day before our trip and asked a question about their own web page. But that is literally the only somewhat negative experience I had with the staff. On a positive note - Merino was a fantastic bartender!! Hang onto him!
- The food was ok, not great - but this is pretty much what I expected at an all inclusive. One excpetion is Roberto's omelettes - they were great!
Overall I would definitely recommend and I would visit again -- it was a pleasant, quiet, relaxing experience and everything I wanted from this type of vacation!
Above average resort
saik396, Montreal, Canada
Mon Feb 23 08:09:01 EST 2015
This was not the 1st time we stayed at the Luxury Grand Bahia Principe. Previously we had experienced the Ambar section but this time we stayed at the Esmeralda because we travelled with our grandson...
This was not the 1st time we stayed at the Luxury Grand Bahia Principe. Previously we had experienced the Ambar section but this time we stayed at the Esmeralda because we travelled with our grandson (3 yrs). The hotel is geared to make the stay fun for children. The Water Park is accessible within the hotel by shuttle carts. It is monitored by a life guard, has a bar for accompanying adults, and provides a generally comfortable and secure environment. Food is good. It is suggested to book early for a la carte restaurants. Beach & Pool areas are very well serviced by staff. Rooms are clean. Only negative point is the free WiFi that requires you to sign in every time you login and is limited to the lobby area (could be extended to area near pool). Will definitely keep in mind in future vacation plans.
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