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Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda

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Seven restaurants with delectable cuisine
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Rubbing elbows with its sister resort Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar and several other Bahia Principe properties on the northern shores of Bávaro Beach, the all-inclusive Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda earns high praise from guests. The resort's 570 suites feature traditional (albeit dated) Caribbean-inspired decor, hydromassage tubs and private terraces, but most travelers don't plan on spending their Punta Cana vacation indoors. The resort's grounds house the full-service Bahia Spa, a lake-style pool (and a separate kids pool), a nightclub, tennis courts and more. The property also offers a wide array of complimentary nonmotorized water sports equipment, including catamarans, snorkel gear and kayaks. When it comes to dining, Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda's seven eateries receive ample praise from diners for their tasty dishes. Cuisine options range from Asian fusion to Brazilian to Italian.
Punta Cana
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All-inclusive resort, 570 rooms
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  • 4.0Hotel Class


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With an airy, relaxed scene and pretty surroundings, this seaside locale seems to attract an even mix of families and couples. Guests can choose to get their Vitamin D fix at two pools or the adjacent beach (best to snag a spot early).

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 8366 have reviewed the Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 8366 reviews 4.5 (based on 8366 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda's suites feature Caribbean-inspired decor with white canopy beds and terraces. Amenities include stocked minibars, plasma TVs, coffee makers and bathrooms with separate showers and soaking tubs. Free butler service is also available upon request.
  • All-inclusive rates cover minibar items and in-suite Wi-Fi access

Standard room size538 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda is one of five resorts that make up the massive Bahia Principe complex. It is located directly on the beach. Guests have access to the facilities at the other resorts within the complex, as well as on-site amenities like a nightclub.
  • Less than 17 miles northwest of Punta Cana International Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


The resort is home to seven restaurants, including four international buffets and three a la carte restaurants that serve everything from Brazilian steakhouse-inspired dishes to Italian fare to Asian fusion cuisine. The all-inclusive rates cover all meals and drinks, and additional eateries are available at the resort's sister properties.
  • Dress codes enforced at select restaurants
  • Reservations required at a la carte dining establishments
  • Room service available 24 hours a day

Number of restaurants7

Cuisine TypesBuffet, Asian, Italian, American, Latin American

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


The main lake-style pool is surrounded by lounge chairs, umbrellas, palapas and palm trees. There is a swim-up bar in the center. The property also features a separate kids pool. And at the wide sandy beach, travelers will find additional palapas and chaise lounges, plus free nonmotorized water sports equipment like snorkel gear, catamarans, kayaks and paddleboards.
  • Extra charges for scuba diving and fishing excursions
  • Free nonmotorized water sports equipment use is restricted to one hour per person, per day
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


The resort's Bahia Spa features several treatment rooms, including one for couples with a private hot tub. Couples can also choose to have massage treatments in a cabana on the beach. The spa also features a beauty salon.

    Services offered:

    • Massage
    • Facial
    • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
    • Salon services
    • Outdoor treatment area
    • Steam room
    • Sauna


    The resort features a kids club, a children's pool and a playground with swings and places to climb. Older children also have access to tennis, volleyball and basketball courts and complimentary nonmotorized water sports equipment. What's more, kids can use the facilities at the other family-friendly resorts in the complex.
    • Only one hour of tennis court and nonmotorized water sports equipment use per person, per day
    • Miniature golf course
    • Kids Club
    • Free Kids Club
    • Fee for Kids Club
    • Cribs
    • High Chairs


    Guests receive complimentary access to a fitness center with cardio and weight-training equipment, as well as tennis, basketball and volleyball courts. Visitors can also enjoy one free hour per day of tennis and nonmotorized water sports equipment rentals like kayaks and paddleboards.
    • Free aerobics, yoga and merengue classes
    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


    Although the property is most popular for weddings and related events, it does offer a meeting room for conferences and business meetings that is equipped with audiovisual equipment. Internet access is available in the business center for a fee.

      Number of meeting rooms1

      • Business center
      • Meeting rooms
      • Meeting and event planners available


      Weddings are popular at Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda. The resort offers a variety of wedding packages for guest to choose from, and planners are available to assist with all of the details. Venues include multiple outdoor gazebos, and the spa offers special bridal packages.

        Maximum wedding guest capacity200

        • Hotel hosts weddings
        • Outdoor space for weddings
        • Wedding planners available

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