Bahia Principe Luxury Esmeralda 

Carretera Arena Gorda - MacaoPlaya Bavaro23000Dominican Republic
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About Bahia Principe Luxury Esmeralda 

Situated on the beach front, the Gran Bahía Príncipe Esmerelda is the luxury section of an all-inclusive resort perfect for couples, families or solo travellers alike.

All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a satellite TV and a regularly restocked minibar.

Guests can relax in the onsite spa, or take a dip in the lagoon style pool. Several sports and activities are also available, including kayaking, boogie boards and ball games.

Guests can choose from two buffet restaurants, offering a variety of international cuisine. There are also three a la carte restaurants for guests to try, along with eight bars throughout the resort.

The Gran Bahía Príncipe Esmeralda is situated close to a handful of golf courses, which guests may wish to indulge in. A variety of excursions are also available, including cross country buggies and catamaran trips.


Carretera Arena Gorda - Macao, Playa Bavaro, 23000, Dominican Republic
Telephone: +1 8095521444 | Fax: +1 8094684327 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Bell service
  • Conference rooms
  • Convenience store
  • Direct beach access
  • Disco / Nightclub
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hairdresser
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Wellness center / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Electric kettle
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Room safe
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Beauty salon
  • Sauna
  • Whirlpool / Hot tub

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Food for thought

Guests who have stayed at this hotel love the food. A variety of cuisines and dishes served between the buffet restaurants and a la cartes, guests felt they were spoilt for choice and couldn't fault the quality either.

Friendly staff are keen to help

Staff at the resort are said to be friendly and helpful, consistently going over and above what's expected from good customer service to ensure that you have a great stay in their hotel. Any issues are generally rectified easily and quickly.

Spotless grounds and bedrooms

Guests have commented that the hotel is clean and well appointed, in both the bedrooms and communal areas. Housekeeping staff work tirelessly to ensure the place is spotless.

Negative Reviews

No dancing the night away

Some guests have commented that the evening entertainment is quite tame, and tends to be over and done with by 10pm most nights. Those who are looking for a more vibrant entertainment scene may wish to consider other alternatives.

Ancient gym

A handful of guests have not been too impressed with the onsite gym at the resort (in the Punta Cana section), advising that the few machines that are there are old and in need of replacing. That said, the golden sands of the beach is the perfect place to get some exercise whilst taking in breathtaking views of the ocean.

Slow service in speciality restaurants

Some guests felt that the service in the a la carte restaurants was slow which had a negative impact on their evening. This has been reported to hotel management.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 2000 reviews across the web
8.4 /10
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    8.7 /10
8.4 out of 10 based on 2000 reviews