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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 7757 Reviews
Privilege Club
Reviewed 1 day ago

Some of the privilege club staff are not proffesional as shoulld be. The level of their customer service is low and need a lot of improvement. The same company resort in Mexico has beeter privilege club services.

Paradise Lost
Reviewed 1 day ago

It’s difficult to understand how a booking could be so messed up. Booked via the My Bahia app, reserved room that was indicated as available, it had to be ground floor due to my partner’s mobility. There is no lift and the hotel has 3 floors. It took an hour to check in at the reception desk and we were told that the room we reserved online was not available, it had been allocated to someone else. We explained the mobility issue and were allocated another room along the corridor which should have been good, however although it looked ok on first inspection it was soon apparent that it had a catalogue of faults. The door lock wasn’t working properly and we were unable to get back into the room once out, we changed the key card numerous tones over the next 3 days. Then we found that the shower only came through very hot, too hot to bear. The air conditioning didn’t adjust to cool so it was too hot. This is supposed to be a “luxury” hotel! We could have gone to any cheaper hotel nearby and paid less and received a good room with these “basics”. We pointed this out the the Manager and he shrugged his shoulders and said there was nothing he could do. We were offered another ground floor room but no compensation for the inconvenience and disruption to our holiday. We asked if we could transfer to another more expensive hotel in the same group but we’re told we’d have to pay the difference.

Additionally we found food mislabelled in the buffet restaurant, eg: chicken on skewers covered in satay sauce ( containing peanuts) was labelled “meat skewers”, with no mention of the peanuts: that’s potentially fatal if you taste them and you have a peanut allergy! This wasn’t the only thing that was mislabelled.

This has ruined our holiday and I could not recommend this hotel.

Furthermore, we last visited this place in July and there was an enormous problem with seaweed on the beach: great mounds of seaweed washed up as its proliferating out of control along this coastline, it’s from the Sargassa sea. The Bahia hotel management have done nothing about it in 6 months! The seaweed makes bathing very unpleasant, I couldn’t go in the water after the first time as the seaweed scratched my legs, I also got bites from sand fleas that inhabit the seaweed!

You may like to reconsider if you’re thinking of going here for a holiday. The management don’t care about the welfare of their guests!

Great place to plan a big family vacation
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited Bahia Principe Esmeralda in December 2017, as a family vacation for a big group (3 families, 12 people) and this property was a good choice as it had something for all ages. Our group had family members from age 9 to 74 so a diverse ranges of activities was required to keep everyone happy. We were impressed that when we made reservations for our group of 12 that all restos could accommodate us (sometimes at 2 tables but that was fine). We also did a few of the off-resort excursions like the Catamaran tour on Saona island, and the Dirt Buggy Dunes tour. We were also there for New Year's and it was very nice to plan a dinner together and then make our way to the main square to celebrate with fireworks. Overall was a great holiday. Only thing I would change was our room location - it was right beside a stairwell so we could hear people going up and down the stairs early in the morning and late at night which was not great when trying to sleep (the hallways have an echo).

Great family resort!
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was our second time at the Punta Cana resorts, first time was at the adults only part, now this time we were here with our 18month old at the Luxury Esmeralda. It is a great family resort, very clean and very accomdating to families. They have an indoor children area, and also a separate teens area too. The pool is always clean, same as the beach area. There was always workers on the beach raking up the seaweed no matter the time of day. We walked along the beach and ended up to another conpany’s resort next door, and the quality was not as good as Gran Bahia. I would definitely recommend and would go back again.

4th visit to Esmeralda
Reviewed 5 days ago

We have visited Esmeralda 3 times before,this was our 4th stay there.
It is a beachfront resort on the nice long stretched beach. As some people stated it's not 5 stars ,but pretty good one. Resort is compact and you don't have walk miles to get restorant or the beach. Food is a good quality and variety (not great, but very good). Rooms a bit dated, but still good enough. Staff friendly and working hard to accomodate your needs.
Ocean is nice and warm ,could be a bit rough sometimes,but swimmable. We never see red flag over there.
Bar. Nothing special. Local drink with addition of international. Seen better ones.
I think you are getting good value for you dollar to buy a trip there, IF
you are open minded and visited luxury resorts before.