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  •  Babysitting
  •  Casino
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Golf Course
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Located in La Altagracia (Bavaro), Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda – All Inclusive is convenient to Punta Blanca Golf Course and Iberostar Golf Course. This 4-star resort is within close proximity of Hard Rock Golf Club at Cana Bay and White Sands Golf Course.


Make yourself at home in one of the 570 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and plasma televisions. Rooms have private furnished balconies or patios. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature jetted bathtubs and designer toiletries.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. After practicing your swing on the golf course, you can dip into one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools. This resort also features complimentary wireless Internet access, babysitting/childcare (surcharge), and an arcade/game room.

Food & Drink

This resort is all inclusive. Rates include meals and beverages at onsite dining establishments. Charges may be applied for dining at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, some beverages, and other amenities.

Grab a bite at one of the resort’s 6 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. When you are in need of a refreshing drink, visit a beach bar or one of 8 bars/lounges, or 2 poolside bars.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda – All Inclusive
Arena Gorda Macao
Punta Cana, 23000 Dominican Republic


4.5 Very Good 7934 Reviews
Horrendous Place!!!
Reviewed 13 hours ago

I WILL NEVER RECOMMEND THIS PLACE EVER AGAIN NOR WILL I EVER SPEND MONEY TO STAY AT THIS RESORT OR BAHIA PRINCIPE CHAIN EVER AGAIN!!! You've gone way down hill Bahia Principe....very sad to see and couldn't wait to leave. Normally it's a sad time when your vacay is over....all we wanted to do was get out of this Romper Room/Kids Fest.

wow this place is heaven
Reviewed 2 days ago

my family and i stayed at this little piece of heaven for 9 days. i wanted to stay for ever the bedrooms were nice and spacious but the beds were very hard. but who stays in their bedroom when there is so much to explore. the ocean was steps away and the sand was white and the water was blue. the layout of the esmeralda was great and the people were so friendly -- food was good and the entertainment was amazing.

2nd Time Even Better Than the First Time!!!
Reviewed 5 days ago

My boyfriend, brother, and I vacationed at this resort April 5th-April 15th and we had the best time. My boyfriend and I stayed at this exact same resort last year and we enjoyed it so much the first time that we decided to come back again and not look at any other resorts. This was my brother's first time to the Dominican and of course his first time at the resort and he said it is the best resort he has ever stayed at to this day.

We requested our restaurants and room locations two weeks prior to arrival and received everything we had requested.

We love everything about this resort from the rooms, to the views, to the resort grounds, the restaurants, the buffets, and entertainment. However, if we had to choose our most favorite thing, it would be the staff. There was not one staff member that didn't go out of their way to make sure we were happy and having a great time. They are genuinely pleasing you in any way they can to make sure you are satisfied.

Our favorite places to hang out were the lobby bar, beach bar, and pool bar. Hugo, Manolo, & Jaquin at the lobby bar are the absolute best! The second we walked up to get our first drink after we checked in you could see they remembered us from a year ago. Sure enough, they did. They work so hard and with the bar getting as busy as it does in the evenings are still able to keep up with everyone around the bar and not let a glass get empty before asking what you would like next. They took such great care of us last year as well as this year.

Guillermo at the beach bar is the best beach bartender there is! He would see us coming up from a distance and was already pouring us our drinks. He works so hard and takes care of everyone. He is so genuine, always smiling, and always making sure you are having a great time. He also remembered us from last year! :)

Juan at the pool bar is awesome!! Once again, he also remembered us!! He works so hard, was always making sure we were having a good time, and always has a smile on his face. A very genuine person all around.

As you can see, we love our bars so we made the best of friends with most of the bartenders and were able to get to know them better. However, as I mentioned before, every single staff member we were approached by or interacted with had the best intentions, always had a smile on their face, and was always willing to help us with anything we needed.

We already miss all of our amigos and cannot wait to go back next year!! Thank you to all the staff at Esmeralda for making our stay yet another perfect vacation!!

Wonderful stay at the Esmeralda!
Reviewed 5 days ago

Just returned from another great week (April 7 - 14th) at the Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda! This was our second stay at the Esmeralda and our fifth stay with the Bahia Principe Resorts in Punta Cana. Once again this resort did not disappoint! The beach is beautiful with lots of available beach chairs and Palapa's. The resort team works very hard to keep the beach clean and are forever raking the seaweed, which, as I walked the beach, noticed that many of the other resorts do not do. If the beach is not your thing than the pool area is always nice. Pool is very large and never feels crowded. The food at this resort is very good and there are plenty of choices at the buffet. The rooms are very clean and spacious. We stayed in building 92, which is perfectly located, close to the pool and beach. Beautiful view of the meticulously manicured lawn/gardens from our balcony. The staff at the Esmeralda are very kind and will go out of their way to assist you. You are always greeted with a smile and are made to feel very welcome. The Animation staff are loads of fun and encourage you to participate but will leave you alone as well if you would prefer to just watch. A big shout out to Jose and Angel! Thanks for teaching us to do the Salsa & the Bachata, it was great fun! A big thank you to Juan and Alexandra for taking such good care of us in the pool area. I must say that this is one of my favourite resorts in Punta Cana and I look forward to our return next year

Best on the Island
Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I recently spent 10 days at the luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda for the 2nd time in 9 months. The resort has the most beautiful grounds you will see in the Dominican Republic, they are kept meticulous. The plush greenery and color from the flowers are amazing. Did I forget to the mention the beach this resort sits right on the beach with the whites sand you will see on a beach . The beach has coverings to-block the sun and not al resorts have this on the beach. The resort does an amazing job with the beach clean any thing washing up they work endlessly to maintain a beautiful beach and as we noticed not all resorts do that. We had the luxury of 2 pools in this section of the resort, one was a beach front pool with a lot of activities for children or adults and a quieter pool setback from the beach. The adult only jacuzzi section is so peaceful and relaxing. Esmeralda has the option of 2 buffets for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The food was wonderful great tasting and quite a choice of options. You never got bored of the selections and every night had a dinner theme.
Lunch time you could grab lunch right on the beach and service was great all around. It’s nice not having to get up to get a drink at the beach or the pools. We had a server at the quieter pool Marie and she was amazing, she was one of the reasons we choose to go back the resort 9 months later she treats you like a family member and we are looking forward to seeing her again in the future.
The rooms are large and clean. Their is no sign of wear and tear. There is always great entertainment in the evening and you will always find something different to entertain you. The front desk and management does a great job trying to accommodate your room request even though it is almost an impossible feat.
We do not know when our next visit to Esmeralda will be but we can not wait and we definitely know where we will staying.
Brian and Phyllis Dodd