Hotel Overview

2019 Resort Added Value!

Honeymoon*: Bottle of sparkling wine, box of chocolates, welcome card, surprise gift, special room decorations, turndown service, 20% discount on spa treatments, and late check-out (based on availability).

Secluded, charming and upscale, Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda 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, 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 all the facilities and restaurants of the complex (except the buffets and Fantasia Bahia Principe category hotel facilities).

*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.


Punta Cana - Beach
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (PUJ) : 15 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 2009
Accessible rooms: 2
Floors: 3
Total rooms: 240


Hotel Details

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Hotel Advisories

Advisory Please be advised effective May 1, 2017 Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda Don Pablo Collection will no longer be an Adults Only resort. Reservations booked on or after May 1, 2017 can now include children.
Advisory A brand new waterpark with slides and games is being built & will be located next to the Los Geranios Buffet restaurant. A snack restaurant with terrace right next to it. Working hours will be from 9:00am-6:00pm. Due to the location of the work, no major disturbance is to be expected to the guestrooms. Please note renovation dates and times are subject to change at any time without prior notification.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy:
Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy:
Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy:
This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

Transfer Policy:
A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information:
Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Effective 5/1/2017: This hotel will no longer be adults only.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 star tripadvisor rating Based on 8016 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    John & Jady – Our 4th time in the Dominican Republic – Punta Cana - June 2019 -

    Yes another most enjoyable relaxing time in the Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda Hotel & Resort, we both just love the Caribbean and this complex. It is ideally located on the beach with plenty of sun lounge’s and plenty of shade both natural and woven shade. This is an all inclusive resort where all the staff are so cheerful and friendly and there to make your stay so special. We certainly felt so welcomed and very impressed with all that’s on offer from the lobby bar, buffet Jazmin, Los Geranios and the Arrecife beach restaurant. The Special A’ La Carte Restaurants - Bella Italia, Takara Asian, Rodizio, Meat, French and Garden Circus these are all a’ la carte restaurants. Our room in block 95 ideally located a short walk to the lobby, both the buffet restaurants and the entertainment area, all close to the pools and the adult Jacuzzi not forgetting the beach. Our room a Deluxe Junior Suite with the bonus of the Butler Service, we both were definitely spoilt so wonderful. We would also highly recommend the Esmeralda Bahia Spa facility our treatment so outstanding with all Spa staff being so attentive to our needs, naturally we both booked further treatments during our stay of some 14 nights. Our recommendations continue with the all the restaurants especially the Takara, the Rodizio, the French and the Garden Circus all within the complex. The Butler Meldy recommended the Garden Circus in the Fantasia section was one restaurant not to be missed and promptly secured our booking for the evening. There are so many of the staff and management to thank they all made our holiday so wonderful and a lovely experience, from the beach cleaning crew (note early every morning ensuring the Bahia area of the beaches were kept well maintained), the waiting staff both on the beach area and inside, the restaurant staff, the concierge, the receptionists, the porters and finally the butlers right through to the management in this complex. We found in the Esmeralda section the majority of guests were couples young and mature and also young couples with babies, all multi nationalities with their individual food and drink taste being fully catered for in this resort. There are lots of activities daily in this resort plus the beach sports equipment and activities and too many to go into detail. Located on a beautiful soft sandy beach (no rocks) with the sand going way out into the ocean making it safe for families one and all to venture into the sea, seeing lots of small children making sand castles in a clean and safe environment is a plus for all. The Wifi is free as are the beach towels which can be exchanged daily, easy access to the other 6 sections of the complex, there are lots of repeat guests we encountered which says it all, well worth recommending.

    Jun 20, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Wonderful resort

    The hotel was beautiful! The grounds were lush and beautifully kept, the food was delicious, the rooms were clean and spacious, everything was high quality. Pokemon and his fellow entertainment staff were engaging and lively. We had a fantastic time and would definitely recommend this property 100%.

    Jun 19, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Excellent customer service from start to finish

    My girlfriend and I had a fabulous time staying at Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda. The food for a resort was good, although a lack of vegetables in our opinion - the restaurants were delicious but the customer service stood out the most, with employees making sure that you were taken care of from the start of our stay all the way to the end.

    Jun 17, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating

    This is a great hotel, food good,the hotel is always clean and tidy,staff is friendly the beach do have some seaweed the the staff at the hotel do work hard to clean the seaweed but at the end of the day it a sea so you cant complain about the sea weed I know people to complain but this is not the hotel fault

    Jun 16, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Exellent customer service

    The food is exellent, but the treatment is out of this world, you feel like a King every day of your Vacation, and the Entertaiment team won't let you get bored never, really cool people, and hase a beautiful beach

    Jun 14, 2019
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