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Playa Esmeralda Resort, Juan Dolio

3.5-star3.5 stars
Paseo ViciniJuan DolioSan Pedro de Macoris21000Dominican Republic

Juan Dolio beachfront resort with 2 restaurants, outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Beautiful beach
Great location
Fantastic service
Food is all right
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From 222 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Playa Esmeralda Resort, Juan Dolio

from $140
  • Standard Single Room
  • Standard Double Room
  • Triple Room

What’s around Playa Esmeralda Resort, Juan Dolio


  • Guayacanes Beach - 1 min walk
  • Los Marlins Golf Course - 2.4 mi / 3.8 km
  • Guavaberry Golf and Country Club - 5.4 mi / 8.8 km
  • Boca Chica - 12.4 mi / 19.9 km
  • Estadio Tetelo Vargas - 11.2 mi / 18 km
  • Nautical Club of Santo Domingo - 13.7 mi / 22.1 km
  • Caucedo Port - 17.1 mi / 27.5 km
  • La Caleta Park - 20.3 mi / 32.6 km

Getting around

  • Santo Domingo (SDQ-Las Americas Intl.) - 25 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Airport shuttle

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 44 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 1:00 PM

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 restaurants
  • Beach bar
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service
Things to do
  • On private beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Fitness facilities
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Marina on site
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Hair salon
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
Things to enjoy
  • Balcony
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Bidet
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • In-room safe

Special features


Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Open daily.

Onsite venue #2 - This beachfront restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Open daily.

Playa Esmeralda Resort, Juan Dolio’s small print

Also known as

  • Playa Esmeralda
  • Playa Esmeralda Juan Dolio
  • Playa Esmeralda Resort
  • Playa Esmeralda Resort Juan Dolio


  • Pool access available from 9 AM to 6:30 PM.
  • Optional extras

    We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

    Recent reviews

    Good 7.0 From 36 reviews

    Playa Esmeralda Resort, Juan Dolio
    Scary looking place and surroundings
    We arrived at this hotel and decided not to stay. The neighborhood we drove through before getting there looked questionable. Upon arrival, the property did not look inviting and given the neighborhood and late hour of arrival, we decided we didn't feel comfortable staying. We found another place about 20 minutes away which was much more inviting and secure.
    Jill, us1 night family trip
    Playa Esmeralda Resort, Juan Dolio
    Very Good8.0
    The hotel grounds are really lovely; the interior garden and the beach are highlights. The food was less exciting; the meals were uniformly uninteresting and not well prepared or presented. Everything else was great.
    Marc, us2 night romance trip
    Playa Esmeralda Resort, Juan Dolio
    okay but not overly impressed.
    Some of the staff were very nice but not overall impressed. WIFI only available in reception and very slow, rooms very basic, food was okay but not much variety. nice small beach but the beach next to the hotel is a public beach and full of litter and garbage. not much in the immediate area.
    Mark, us14 night trip
    Playa Esmeralda Resort, Juan Dolio
    Very Good8.0
    Perfect relax
    Esmeralda is our favorite getaway in Juan Dolio. A small and quiet all inclusive, where we can totally relax. The food is quite simple, but everything is quality and very good tasting. The beach is better than all the resorts we have experienced in for instance Bavaro and La Romana, without all the sea algae they have there. It's the intimacy, coziness and short distances between everything, that makes the Esmeralda the perfect place to relax.
    Bernard, us1 night family trip
    Playa Esmeralda Resort, Juan Dolio
    Recent Stay from Guy From USA
    Spent 5 days and 4 nights. Myself and a friend. A pleasure trip. This was my first time to Juan Dolio area but second trip to DR. I am from the USA. Beach beautiful. Massage great. room about as what you would expect in dR....September is a very hot time in DR so room was not as cold as I would have liked it but OK. Staff great and friendly... Food well thats the issue..mostly local type DR food buffet style...not the best but OK..I went for fresh fruit, toast and yogurts for breakfasts, lunch I stuck with fruits, salads, bread, desert....Had one dinner at buffet and had other 3 dinners at a la carte pay restaurant on hotel premises....great food...excellent fresh seafood... A la carte bar local beers (Brahma)...plentiful and cold... local name booze...a la carte pay restaurant premium booze, el presidents beer plus corona reasonable price. Great well kept grounds... So, not really comparable with a USA hotel i mean its the dR...But overall middle of the thing is beautiful beaches..very night clubs around. I went with a girlfriend. Would not recommend for a single male guy going solo to DR..other places to go like Boca Chica or Sousa.
    Joseph, usTrip with friends

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