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Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda - All Inclusive, Punta Cana

4-star4 stars
Arena Gorda Macao, Punta Cana, La Altagracia, 23000, Dominican Republic

All-inclusive beachfront property with golf course, near Arena Gorda Beach
  • Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
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Very Good8.4
Great location
Fantastic service
Good internet service
Great room
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Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda - All Inclusive, Punta Cana

from $292
  • Junior Suite Deluxe
  • Junior Suite Deluxe
  • Junior Suite Deluxe
  • Junior Suite Deluxe
  • Junior Suite Deluxe

What’s around Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda - All Inclusive, Punta Cana


  • On the beach
  • Arena Gorda Beach - 2 min walk
  • Punta Blanca Golf Course - 14 min walk
  • Hard Rock Golf Club at Cana Bay - 2.6 mi / 4.1 km
  • Iberostar Golf Course - 3.2 mi / 5.1 km
  • Cortecito Beach - 5.3 mi / 8.5 km
  • Bavaro Beach - 8.1 mi / 13.1 km
  • Macao Beach - 8.3 mi / 13.3 km

Getting around

  • Punta Cana (PUJ-Punta Cana Intl.) - 30 min drive
  • Free self parking

About Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda - All Inclusive, Punta Cana

Beachfront Punta Cana all-inclusive with pool and spa

On Arena Gorda Beach
You won’t want for a thing at the all-inclusive Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda, thanks to an attentive staff and a setting on reef-protected Arena Gorda Beach. For 18 holes, Punta Blanca Golf Course is down the road, and it's about 28 km to Punta Cana International Airport.

An eye on nature
At the hotel, guests can take advantage of thrilling water sports like sailing, snorkeling, and windsurfing. You can tour the 1,500-acre Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park and Reserve, about 30 km away, and follow a network of trails to freshwater lagoons and animal habitats.

Spa treats
This 4-star beach hotel impresses guests with a lovely free-form pool and a spa that pampers you under a palapa. There are 6 resort eateries, with Jazmín Restaurant serving 3 buffet meals a day. Little extras, like free WiFi in the lobby and free onsite parking, go a long way.

Garden-view balcony
Guests like that the airy rooms are clean, and each has a furnished balcony or patio. The dedicated sitting area is perfect for a quiet evening with a drink from the minibar. For more good times, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels does the trick as well as complementary WiFi.

At a glance

Key facts


  • 570 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Minimum check-in age is 18
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Babysitting/childcare *

  • Free children's club (ages 4 - 12)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • All-inclusive (taxes and gratuities included)
  • Resort fee included
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Taking the kids?
  • Children's club (free)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • 6 restaurants
  • 8 bars/lounges
  • 2 poolside bars
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Beach bar
  • Swim-up bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Basketball on site
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Fishing on site
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Motor boating on site
  • Mountain biking on site
  • Parasailing on site
  • Playground on site
  • Racquetball/squash on site
  • Rowing or canoeing on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Snorkeling on site
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Windsurfing on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Golfing nearby
Working away
  • One meeting room
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 5
  • Year Built 2009
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Pillow menu
  • Sofa bed
Things to enjoy
  • Separate sitting area
  • Furnished balcony or patio
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Jetted bathtub
  • Bidet
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Plasma TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

All inclusive

This property is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).
Gratuities and taxes
Gratuities and taxes are included.
Food and beverages

  • All buffet and à la carte meals, snacks, and beverages included
  • 24-hour room service

Activities and facilities/equipment
Water activities
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing/boogie boarding
  • Windsurfing

Land activities
  • Fitness facilities
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

  • Aerobics
  • Dancing

Kids' club
  • Supervised activities for children between 4 and 12 years old

  • Onsite entertainment and activities
  • Access to onsite clubs
  • Onsite live performances

Not included
  • Golf green fees
  • Use of golf cart
  • Use of golf equipment
  • Motorized water sports
  • Scuba-diving certification
  • Scuba-diving excursions
  • Snorkeling excursions
  • Premium food items
  • Premium and/or non-domestic beverages
  • Airport transfers
  • Childcare
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Activities and services offered by independent operators
  • Offsite tours
  • Transportation to offsite activities


Guests can enjoy Bahia Spa, offering massages with hot stones and essential oils, reflexology, and body treatments. Guests can also put themselves in the hands of professionals for customized facial treatments like anti-stress, anti-ageing (or wrinkle reducing) or traditional body massages. The spa also offers an extensive and varied list of beauty services (manicures, pedicures) and hairdressing. It has an area for Ayurveda treatments, based on Hindu philosophy, and a VIP cabin with private hot tub. On the beach or poolside, guests can enjoy Caribbean massages in the palapas.


Jazmin - Overlooking the pool, this restaurant specializes in international cuisine. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Snack Night - This buffet restaurant overlooks the pool.

Arrecife Grill Restaurant - This restaurant serves dinner only. Reservations are required.

Asian - This restaurant specializes in Asian cuisine and serves dinner only. Reservations are required.

Bella Italia - This restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves dinner only. Reservations are required.

Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda - All Inclusive, Punta Cana’s small print

Also known as

  • Bahia Principe Luxury Esmeralda
  • Principe Esmeralda
  • Bahia Principe Esmeralda Incl
  • Esmeralda All Inclusive
  • Esmeralda Bahia
  • Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda
  • Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda All Inclusive
  • Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda All Inclusive Punta Cana
  • Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda Punta Cana
  • Luxury Esmeralda Bahia Principe
  • Luxury Principe Esmeralda


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • Christmas Eve gala dinner fee for stays on 24 December
  • New Year's Eve gala dinner fee for stays on 31 December
  • Resort fee

Optional extras

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

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

Very Good 8.4 From 371 reviews

Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda - All Inclusive, Punta Cana
Very Good8.0
Definitely will return!!
Food and staff was amazing. Rooms could use a little updating but where always clean and tidy.
Nikki, usRomance trip
Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda - All Inclusive, Punta Cana
Very Good8.0
Luke warm buffet food but excellent service
The buffet food was always luke warm
Shelly, us6 night romance trip
Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda - All Inclusive, Punta Cana
Very Good8.0
Pretty Property in Paradise
This resort is very large. Esmerelda is close to the beach. We were very lucky with our room - it was close to the lobby area, and very quiet. We loved it! The beach was very nice - clean - soft sand. Interestingly, while there are signs saying that reserving beach chairs is prohibited, the great majority of them had towels on them by 8:30 am. Same with the poolside chairs. People get up early to claim their chairs. The food at the buffets were about a 3.5 - 4, on a scale from 1-5. We couldn't get into the Brazilian restaurant at all - the entire week, so we did the Italian and the Asian. The Italian was very good, and the servers were very friendly. The Asian featured a buffet for appetizers and desserts , and then you ordered your main course. The house red and white wines were good - no complaints. We did some excursions to Santo Domingo and a catamaran snorkeling adventure. The communication for the evening activities could have been better. There was a carnival event one night, with a roasted pig - but I couldn't find mention of it in their website. There was also something at the beach - again, nothing on the agenda site of their website. One last note - while I understand that the wait staff there shouldn't have to speak English, it would have been helpful for some of them to understand some English. There are a lot of international guests there, and English is pretty universal for most of them. I did my best to speak Spanish and learn some words.
Mary, us6 night romance trip
Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda - All Inclusive, Punta Cana
Great food great staff .Kids programs predominate. Beautiful. Grounds and pools. Great access t o beach
deborah, us6 night trip with friends
Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda - All Inclusive, Punta Cana
Amazing place to stay...
trip was amazing, place was clean, great location off the beach and had two pools one was quite away from children and crowds. there's 2 jacuzzi located between the two this is great resorts it also attached to its other locations allowing you to visit there dinning areas as well. one bad thing YOU NEED TO SPEAK SPANISH MAJORED OF STAFF ONLY UNDERSTAND SPANISH. Hard time communicating unless you speak the language, the one disappointing thing to be a large resort and 5 start this is the only downside of this resort. resort should pay for staff to learn English, being their so big and a excellent resort.
Angelique, usFamily trip

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