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Bahia Principe
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Contactless check-out
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Updated 25/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 25/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#82 of 197 in Punta Cana
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Facilities and services 2 Pools Sun terrace 4 Jacuzzis Sun umbrellas and loungers Beach and pool towel service BAHIA SPA (additional charge) Sports facilities: gym, 3 tennis courts, 1 padel tennis court (additional charge), multi-sports court Water activity centre Motorised water sports (additional charge) WiFi access in the lobby (free) and in rooms (free of charge) Entertainment amphitheatre 2 buffet restaurants 3 speciality restaurants 3 Bars 1 Snack- bar Wedding gazebo Punta Blanca Golf Club: 18 hole Punta Blanca Golf Club, designed by Nick Price (additional charge) Pueblo Principe: Shopping and Leisure Mall with local craft stores, live music, shows, stores, bars, karaoke, disco and casino. Rooms, 570 Deluxe Junior Suite Room facilities: King size bed or two full size beds Air conditioning Ceiling fan Sitting area with sofa Terrace Fully-equipped bathroom with hydromassage bath tub and separate shower, hair dryer and magnifying mirror Bathrobe and slippers VIP amenities Radio-alarm clock Flat screen satellite TV Coffee-making facilities Ironing set Pillow menu Umbrella 24 hour room service Minibar WiFi (free of charge) Other services Medical service (additional charge) Pharmacy (additional charge) Specialised service for organising weddings, incentive trips, events and anniversaries Personalised menus (for celiacs, diabetics, etc.) Available on request
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Property amenities
Parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Diving
Tennis court
Indoor play area for children
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
Snack bar
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Water park
Aerobics
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Karaoke
Table tennis
Nightclub / DJ
Kids club
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Salon
24-hour security
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Private balcony
Room service
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Family Resort
Languages Spoken
French, Spanish
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Scenic627872 wrote a review Yesterday
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Staying at principe luxury esmeralda has been a great pleasure, very friendly and helpful staff. Cleanness of the hotel is amazing, daily and nightly shows are very entertaining! Joel, Leiry, Joselito and yeral are a blast to be with. They are very professional and fun !!!!! Been coming back to this resort 4 times already! This resort always been my first choice in DR
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Dear Cliente, It is a pleasure to have you share your review with us and to have you mention our friendly staff, shows, cleanliness, etc. Your comments will be passed on to all of them. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Best regards, Online Reputation Bahía Principe Bávaro Resort
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Treyz wrote a review 18 May
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This is our 5th time at the Bahia complex - we've done the adults only (Ambar) and Esmeralda. We are a party of 4 adults We chose Esmeralda this time because someone in our group has mobility issues and the restaurants, beach etc. were all close together. Here's my take - Good & Needs Improvement. GOOD: The beach - I can't just say its good, lol. Its spectacular. A turquoise dream. Very little sargassum (seaweed) at this time. That could change given the tides however. Gradual incline into water - no steep drop offs Soft sand all the way out Service at beginning of trip helpful - they accomodated our room change nicely and fixed the door lock and faulty tub stopper in a timely manner. All very appreciated. The grounds are gorgeous and the landscaping is out of this world. Most of the staff is very friendly. NEEDS IMPROVEMENT: Arrival: When we got off the bus, it was chaotic. We had no idea where we were going or which tram took us to which resort. Trying to flag someone down to please help us was challenging. The workers seemed really stressed out. The Food: I got food poisoning on our 2nd night after eating at the Geranios restaurant. Threw up all night and immodium was my new bestie. That knocked about 2 days off my vacation. Never had an issue with sickness at this resort before though. Beach Buffet: food quality seems to have gone down from other years. Lukewarm food that should be hot, cold food should be cold etc. Presentation was nice though. Al la cartes: miniscule portions. (Maybe that's a good thing for us fat North Americans) Taste was above average. Pools: Please fix or at least rope off the uneven tiles at the adult quiet pool. (in front of the Geranios) I fell by tripping over this uneven, slanted part and really hurt myself. I lived, but someone else might be badly injured. Apparently I wasn't the first one to wipe out there today. The Beds: I was really hoping they would have upgraded over the years to more comfortable mattresses, but nope. I still have to pull the pad off the daytime sofa and plunk it on top of the mattress so I am able to sleep. Reserving your Dinners: Everything got mixed up. Friends we were with got different times than us and we weren't emailed properly. Language seemed to be a barrier. Rooms: Rooms are visibly showing their age and probably due for an upgrade. (grubby day beds and cushions etc..) Also, trying to get something for your room later in the week (pop for your fridge, coffee etc) meant a 15 minute stint on the phone and never getting it anyway. I recommend bringing your own powdered creamer and coffee/filters if you are a die hard coffee lover. Housekeeping did the bare minimum - made the bed, changed the garbages, mopped the floors. No coffee, no creamer, no beer in fridge... so I saved my tips for the hardworking bartender by the pool. *** Over all I think everyone did a pretty good job and I realize some things may have been affected by the pandemic. It may take a bit to get back to normal. However, food safety and personal safety should always be prioritized.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Online Reputation Coordinator Bav, Otro at Bahia Principe Luxury Esmeralda
Responded 5 days ago
Dear Client, We would like to thank you for choosing us for the fifth time as a vacation destination and for mentioning the beach, the room, the friendly staff, etc. We regret not having been able to achieve our main objective with you, which is the complete satisfaction of our guests. We must keep in mind that there are certain risks when traveling to the tropics. There are several factors that may contribute to illness, such as climate, temperature variation, combination of food and beverages, excessive exposure to the sun, personal reactions, among others. May we inform you that on those days and taking into account the high occupancy, we cannot conclude that our hotel is the cause of your illness. Regarding insects, allow us to inform you that due to the tropical climate and the lush vegetation that surrounds our facilities and, taking into account that we are located in a protected mangrove area, the presence of certain species coming from outside cannot be avoided at all times; However, we do not have insect infestations in the resort. Nevertheless, since the well-being of our guests is our priority, we are very strict with sanitary measures. Always at your disposal, Online Reputation Bahía Principe Bávaro Resort
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Yassine A wrote a review 11 May
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The hotel is nice and clean The staff is professional and always making sure that your have everything needed Karina and her colleagues from the entertainment team always prepared a lot of activities and made sure to enjoy the day at the beach
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Dear Yassine, We appreciate you finding the Hotel nice and mentioning the professional staff, activities, etc. We look forward to welcoming you again and offering you good vacations. Best regards, Online Reputation Bahia Principe Bavaro Resort
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Silviu P wrote a review 10 May
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First time in Punta Cana Bahia Esmeralda Absolutely amazing staff ,beach gorgeous .Entertainment team great special Carina and Joselito interact a lot with people and they are realy 👍.Hotel is family friendly.Rooms large and clean .I will deffinetly come back.Many thanks Esmeralda Hotel
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Dear Client, We are pleased that you chose us as your vacation destination and that you mention the amazing staff, the beautiful beach, the rooms, etc. Your comments will be passed on to Carina and Joselito. We look forward to welcoming you soon! Best regards, Online Reputation Bahia Principe Bavaro Resort
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rojina wrote a review 9 May
Toronto, Canada1 contribution
My experience at this hotel was fabulous, everyone was so kind and wholesome. Especially the entertainment group they made my trip memorizable with dances, sports, performances and activities every day. I will miss everyone so deeply, definitely coming back soon
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Dear Client, It is great to know that we provided you with a fabulous stay in our facilities and that you mention the friendliness of our staff, the animation team, etc. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Best regards, Online Reputation Bahia Principe Bavaro Resort
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PRICE RANGE
US$163 - US$216 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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gran bahia principe esmeralda hotel punta cana
LOCATION
CaribbeanDominican RepublicLa Altagracia ProvincePunta Cana
NUMBER OF ROOMS
570
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bahia Principe Luxury Esmeralda
Which popular attractions are close to Bahia Principe Luxury Esmeralda?
Nearby attractions include Arena Gorda Beach (0.2 km), Splash Water Park (0.9 km), and Riu Palace Macao Casino (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bahia Principe Luxury Esmeralda?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Bahia Principe Luxury Esmeralda?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Bahia Principe Luxury Esmeralda?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bahia Principe Luxury Esmeralda?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kukua Beach Club & Restaurant, Restaurant Maiko, and Restaurant Garden Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bahia Principe Luxury Esmeralda?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Bahia Principe Luxury Esmeralda have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Bahia Principe Luxury Esmeralda offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Bahia Principe Luxury Esmeralda have airport transportation?
Yes, Bahia Principe Luxury Esmeralda offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Bahia Principe Luxury Esmeralda?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Bahia Principe Luxury Esmeralda offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Bahia Principe Luxury Esmeralda?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including Spanish and French.