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Playa Esmeralda Resort, Santo Domingo

3.5-star3.5 stars
Paseo ViciniSanto DomingoSan Pedro de Macoris21000Dominican Republic

Guayacanes beachfront resort with 2 restaurants, outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Collect nightsYou can collect® Rewards nights here
Beautiful beach
Great location
Fantastic service
Food is all right
37See all 37 reviews
From 223 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Playa Esmeralda Resort, Santo Domingo

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

What’s around Playa Esmeralda Resort, Santo Domingo


  • 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
  • Estadio Tetelo Vargas - 11.2 mi / 18 km
  • Boca Chica - 12.4 mi / 19.9 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

At a glance

Key facts


  • 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

At the resort

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 apartment

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, Santo Domingo’s small print

Also known as

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


  • 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 7.2 From 37 reviews

    Playa Esmeralda Resort, Santo Domingo
    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, Santo Domingo
    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, Santo Domingo
    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, Santo Domingo
    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

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