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Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda - All Inclusive, Punta Cana

4-star4 stars
Arena Gorda MacaoPunta CanaLa Altagracia23000Dominican Republic

Beachfront resort in Bavaro with golf course, free water park
  • Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
Very Good8.4
Amenities
Great amenities
Beach
Beautiful beach
WiFi
Good internet service
Cleanliness
Clean
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Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda - All Inclusive, Punta Cana

from $399
  • Junior Suite Deluxe
  • Junior Suite Deluxe
  • Junior Suite Deluxe

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

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 570 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

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

Children

  • Babysitting/childcare *

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

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transportation

Parking

  • Free self parking

Other information

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

In the hotel

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
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach towels
  • Water park
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Fitness facilities
  • Golf course on site
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Casino
  • Nightclub
  • Free water park access
  • Children's pool
  • Tennis on site
  • Spa tub
  • Swim-up bar
  • Steam room
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Sauna
  • Arcade/game room
Working away
  • One meeting room
Services
  • 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
Facilities
  • Number of buildings/towers - 5
  • Year Built 2009
  • Garden
  • Terrace
Accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • 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
More
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

All inclusive

This resort 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

Lessons/classes/games
  • Aerobics
  • Dancing

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

Entertainment
  • 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

Spa

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.

Dining

Jazmin - Overlooking the pool, this buffet 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
  • 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

Policies

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 hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

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

Landmarks

  • On the beach
  • Punta Blanca Golf Course - 14 min walk
  • Iberostar Golf Course - 34 min walk
  • Arena Gorda Beach - 0.4 mi / 0.7 km
  • Hard Rock Golf Club at Cana Bay - 3.4 mi / 5.5 km
  • White Sands Golf Course - 3.5 mi / 5.7 km
  • Manati Park Bavaro - 6.2 mi / 10 km
  • Cortecito Beach - 6.2 mi / 10 km

Getting around

  • Punta Cana (PUJ-Punta Cana Intl.) - 29 min drive
  • Free self parking

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.4 From 314 reviews

Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda - All Inclusive, Punta Cana
Very Good8.0
The all-inclusive story
Wonderful location, beach, palms, sea, pools and everything else imaginable; excellent amenities. However, the resort is enormous and very, very crowded - maybe because we visited during spring break. Things were pretty well organized, all considered, but for the class of the resort there were certain things that just didn't fit - eg AC in our children's room did not work and was not fixed despite calls; mosquitoes galore at night we are covered with bites; restaurants and food there were excellent but if you happen to get hungry while they are closed, say between 10:30 am and noon, and 3-6 pm, your only option is room service which has about 10 items on the menu, and who wants to stay in the room to wait for it... Service was very friendly and everyone was really trying to be helpful.
Rada, us3 night trip
Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda - All Inclusive, Punta Cana
Very Good8.0
The good and the bad
The hotel was great! Staff really friendly. Food was great, lots of selections. I wasn’t too happy with the fact that we had to make reservations (which took over an hour to make bc the guest service guy took his time and told us everything was booked but wait let me check this time and that time)at all the restaurants and when we did as soon as we picked a restaurant they told us many were booked or it was 9pm reservations. That was really late and no exceptions were made even though I was with a child. When we got to the restaurants there were many empty tables. Hmmmmmmmmmmm????? The Mexican restaurant was really great, hibachi restaurant was great, and the Brazilian steak house had the best guy making Brazilian drinks table side. He was so happy, singing and his energy was fantastic. Now the worst part was the kids club. Ughhhhhhh!!! Activities were few and boring. Every time my daughter wanted to go. there was no kids there. One time we were there and a mom brought 2 boys and the girl working there told her sorry there are no kids here today. What???!!!! We were inside waiting for other kids. So they turned kids away and no one wanted to stay bc there was no one there and it was boring. The workers were lazy and didn’t want kids there, it was spring break! There should have been a ton of kids there. So overall a great hotel, great pools, delicious food, mostly friendly staff. Oh yeah the beds in the room were falling off the wooden supports, that needs to be fixed.
A Traveler, us8 night trip

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