Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda

The Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda is typically one of the top choices for vacationers when traveling to Punta Cana and there is a reason for it. The resort exhibits a colonial style in its architecture blended with the traditional tropical atmosphere. The hotel is part of the Bahia complex along with the Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro, Punta Cana, and Ambar; it is located at 35 km from the Punta Cana International Airport.

The 5 star all inclusive resort has a total of 510 accommodations, 2 exclusive restaurants, 3 refreshing pools, 4 bars and Spa. Guests staying at the Bahia Principe Esmeralda resort can enjoy the facilities of the other Bahia Principe hotels in the area, except certain areas like other hotels buffets. The whole complex area (including all the Bahia Principe resorts) is quite big so you might want to take the shuttle to avoid long walks if you desire to visit the other hotels. The Esmeralda resort is small by itself so if you just want a quiet time just stay there and enjoy the atmosphere. The hotel can be enjoyed greatly by couples looking to relax and families that want to have a lot of fun.

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You can find a total of 510 Junior Suite deluxe rooms at the Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda. They are well decorated with lamp stands, chairs and small tables. The amenities included in the room are: 1 king size or 2 full size canopy beds, sofa bed, safety box, mini-bar (water, soda, beer), flat screen TV with satellite, alarm clock, ceiling fan, air conditioning, iron with ironing board, pillow menu (so you can pick one that make you really happy), phone, umbrella, 24 hour room service (to attend any need you might have), fully equipped luxurious bathroom (soap, shampoo, shave kit, shower cap and more) with hydro massage tub and separate shower, hairdryer, WIFI (extra charge) and a terrace with spectacular view.

The maximum capacity of the room is 4 people (2 adults and 2 children or 3 adults and 1 child). The average rate per night for each accommodation is around $160 per night (rates may vary according to season). Rooms are fairly large, the mini bar is restocked often and the maids make sure everything remains spotless. If you want a truly amazing view try to get a room on the third floor. Butler service is a great plus.

Pool and Beach

There are several pools at the Bahia Principe Esmeralda. One of them is an impressive huge lake like pool at the center of the resort where the activities take place, a newer pool which is a great spot for relaxing and the other is a shallow pool designed for children to play. The main one has a pool bar and two adjacent Jacuzzi areas where you can relax with any drink you like. Another bar at the poolside provides you with more alternatives for refreshing as much as you need to.

The amount of chairs surrounding the pools is more than enough to accommodate the guests that desire to take a sunbath; of course you may have to get up a bit early to get a well shaded spot at the main pool. There is good music and some entertainment during most of the day. Some activities like aqua aerobics are pretty amusing but if you prefer to have a quieter time; the other pool at the resort will do just fine. You can also visit the pools at any of the other resorts in the complex but be aware they tend to get a bit overcrowded.

The beach is close to almost every building at the Bahia Principe Esmeralda.  There is plenty of space in the white sand for you to relax plus the water is very clean. The shade is not an issue at the beach as many palm trees and umbrellas are available for your convenience. You may need to get up early to reserve a spot with the popular towel in the chair method as depending on the season the beach may get too crowded. The staff is very diligent in their cleaning and make sure to rake any weeds to keep the beach clean as much as they can.


You can find 3 exquisite restaurants at the Bahia Principe Esmeralda. They offer a wide selection of dishes that will satisfy your palate. First is the International buffet. They have many good choices and a lot of fresh food. Even if you are very picky you will love this buffet. At dinner time they have special themed nights offering a unique menu. The lobster at the buffet is a must to try. At day time you also have the alternative to eat at the snack bar Arrecife. Pizza, hot dogs, hamburgers and fries are just some of the foods you can find.

In addition to the buffet and snack bar at the Bahia Principe Esmeralda you can visit the a la carte restaurant Bella Italia. This place is open for dinner and you can enjoy a good variety of fine Italian meals. Staying at this resort has several more benefits; one of them is the fact that you can eat at any of the a la carte found in the complex which includes the ones in the Bahia Principe Punta Cana, Bavaro and Ambar resorts.

The restaurant list is big enough for you to have dinner at a different place every night of your stay. This is ideal as in the Bahia Principe Esmeralda you don’t have a limit on the times you can eat at a la carte restaurants. Remember you can book reservations at any of the a la carte several days before your arrival to the resort by email which is very useful as many of the restaurants like the popular Don Pablo have a very high demand.


There are a lot fun things you can do at the Esmeralda resort. You can take up the challenge and experience windsurfing, kayaking, sailing, boogie boarding and snorkeling. In addition to that you can fish, have a ride in a catamaran and even scuba dive (extra charge). The Bahia Principe Esmeralda resort is well equipped with facilities so you can enjoy biking, tennis, soccer, basketball, volleyball, mini golf, darts and table tennis.

Even golf enthusiasts will have something to do as they can visit the exciting Punta Blanca Golf Course which is just 5 minutes away from the resort complex. The mini water park located at the Gran Bahia Principe Bavaro is the perfect place to spend a day with the kids while they have the time of their lives. Excursions as usual are a nice choice if you want to see all what Punta Cana has to offer. Swimming with dolphins and snorkeling near the reef are great ways to enjoy this paradisiacal spot so keep that in mind when booking your excursions. 

You won’t get bored at night as there is plenty to do. You can sing your lungs out in the karaoke bar, dance at the disco and try your luck at the casino. The night shows are quite entertaining as well. The Michael Jackson show is always a thrill. If you are in the mood; try shopping at pueblo principe at get as many souvenirs as you can.

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Telephone Number: +1 809-552-1444                         

Fax: +1 809-468-4327



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