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Bahia Principe Luxury Esmeralda
5 stars

Bahia Principe Luxury Esmeralda

Arena Gorda Macao, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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based on 469 reviews
469 reviews

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About Bahia Principe Luxury Esmeralda

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi, Breakfast, and Parking for free

The Bahia Principe is one of the smaller, more luxurious options in the Bahia Principe resort complex. With an airy, relaxed scene and beautiful surroundings, this seaside locale seems to attract an even mix of families and couples.

There are five separate resorts offered at the Bahia Principle complex. The Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda is directly on an area of Arena Gordon Beach, offering a nice stretch of sand and ideal swimming conditions for all ages. Not much can be found outside the resort gates.

On-site at the resort, guests have unlimited access to a range of restaurants and bars, as well as other amenities across the complex. Restaurants include la carte restaurants like Tex Mex, Mediterranean, Italian, Spanish, seafood, and Japanese. Nightlife options include the disco and 24-hour snack bar, where guests can keep the party going after the lobby bar closes. Directly on-site food options include the main buffet with specialty themed nights and the Snack Arrecife.

Guests often choose this beach hotel location for the turquoise waters. Ideal waves for swimming, unlimited use of non-motorized water sports, and beach and lounge chairs are some of the perks. There are two pool areas for kids and adults, as well as a kids’ playground and Bahia Spa.

Esmeralda has 570 cheerful rooms with colonial-style furnishings and modern bathrooms. Unlike most resorts that offer numerous room types, there is only one type at this hotel, the Deluxe Junior Suite. Vacationing families or couples can choose from one king bed or two full beds with canopies and pillow menus. In-room amenities include a terrace/balcony, sofa bed, flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers, and minibars stocked with beer, soda and small liquor bottles.

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Amenities at Bahia Principe Luxury Esmeralda

  • Private beach
  • Snorkeling
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa and wellness center
  • Fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker

Things to do

  • Gift shop
  • Casino
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Game room
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Darts
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Bingo
  • Evening entertainment
  • Beauty salon
  • Karaoke
  • Mini-golf
  • Table tennis
  • Water park
  • Water sport facilities (on site)
  • Night club
  • Basketball court
  • Foosball table

Services and conveniences

  • ATM on-site
  • Business center
  • Car rental
  • Wake-up service
  • Concierge service
  • Entertainment staff
  • Currency exchange on-site
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Mini-market on site
  • Room service
  • Tour desk
  • Key card access
  • 24hr front desk
  • Safety deposit box
  • Bottle of water


  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Fan
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Air-conditioned
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Body soap
  • Trash cans
  • Conditioner


  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Minibar
  • Dining room
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine
  • Dining area
  • Dining table

Family friendly

  • Babysitting or child care
  • Cribs available
  • Child pool
  • Kids meals
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Indoor play area
  • Kids' club
  • Kids' outdoor play equipment
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Playground
  • Baby safety gates

Pool and spa

  • Spa
  • Hot tub
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool towels
  • Pool with a view
  • Spa and wellness center
  • Massage
  • Pool bar
  • Sauna
  • Water slide


  • Hairdryer
  • Open-air bath
  • Public bath
  • Bathrobe
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Toothbrush


  • Family rooms
  • Garden view
  • Pool view
  • Storage available
  • Seating area
  • Sofa
  • Solarium
  • Telephone
  • Tile/marble floor


  • Outdoor furniture
  • Private beach
  • Garden
  • Terrace/Patio
  • Beach towels
  • Balcony

Parking and transportation

  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free parking
  • Private parking
  • EV charging station
  • Valet parking

Accessibility and suitability

  • Non-feather pillow
  • Designated smoking area
  • Private entrance
  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Increased accessibility


  • Laundry facilities
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Pants press
  • Iron and ironing board

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • TV


  • Socket near the bed
  • Sofa bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Aerobics
  • Fitness center
  • Tennis

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Safe


  • Desk

Reviews of Bahia Principe Luxury Esmeralda

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10.0 Wonderful
Pros:People are friendly and the service is excellent!
4.5 Mediocre
Pros:- The fact that our Villa was only 20+ yards from the beach - a la carte options were alright (3-stars) -
Cons:- The staff was not that helpful nor welcoming. We understand "island time" but staff did not seem willing to help on anything from booking reservations for the restaurants, to discussing excursions. Only people who wanted to really chat were the ones trying to "sell" you on their private club membership. - Buffet options were horrible (1-star) - We booked 'Esmerelda" when it was Adults-only, specifically because of that reason, however when we arrived we were notified it was family-friendly as of May 2017. No notification was sent prior otherwise we would have rebooked. The previous reviews from travelers is what got us excited to book and stay at the Luxury Bahia Principe - Esmerelda however after a week at the resort, it left a lot to be desired.
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:Immaculate resort that caters to its customers needs. Excellent food, excellent service, and very friendly staff. All other hotel operators should get a lesson from Bahia as to how to run a hotel. I will definitely recommend it.
9.7 Wonderful
Pros:Great customer service
Cons:A little too Americanized
9.1 Wonderful
Pros:Most of the staff was very friendly and helpful. The room was not luxurious but extremely pleasant and tasteful as well as quite roomy. The food was great. I booked two restaurants but ended up eating my meals at the buffets which had spectacular selection, presentation and taste. The beach is gorgeous- couldn't get enough!
Cons:The Staff at the front desk was not very helpful and sometimes, depending on who you spoke to, not very patient. I was a first time guest, not familiar with their protocol but they acted as if i should know what to do and where to go. I would have enjoyed much more "island music" as far as the entertainment. Not that much to do at night in my location, which was Esmeralda. I walked to other areas but did not find much else. either. I would have loved more opportunity to dance to some live music.


Arena Gorda Macao, Punta Cana

What's nearby

  • Punta Blanca Golf Course0.7 mi
  • Iberostar Golf Course1.2 mi
  • Cana Bay Golf Club1.5 mi
  • Hard Rock Casino Punta Cana1.6 mi
  • White Sands Golf Course1.7 mi
  • Avalon Casino Punta Cana2.5 mi
  • Hoyo Azul2.8 mi
  • Cocotal Golf and Country Club4.4 mi
  • Dolphin Island Park4.4 mi
  • The Faldo Legacy Course at RocoKi5.5 mi
  • Playa Bavaro Beach5.8 mi
  • Macao Beach5.9 mi



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Top tips for your stay at Bahia Principe Luxury Esmeralda

  • If you’re after a cheap room at Bahia Principe Luxury Esmeralda, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in October and June.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at Bahia Principe Luxury Esmeralda, plan to stay on a Wednesday or Friday. The most expensive day is usually Saturday.
  • The cheapest price a room at Bahia Principe Luxury Esmeralda was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $244, while the most expensive was $361.
  • How long should you stay at Bahia Principe Luxury Esmeralda? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 5 days.

FAQs when booking at Bahia Principe Luxury Esmeralda

  • Where is Bahia Principe Luxury Esmeralda located?

    Bahia Principe Luxury Esmeralda is located at Arena Gorda Macao, 3.4 miles from the center of Punta Cana. Punta Blanca Golf Course is the closest landmark to Bahia Principe Luxury Esmeralda.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at Bahia Principe Luxury Esmeralda?

    Check-in time is 3:00 PM and check-out time is 12:00 PM at Bahia Principe Luxury Esmeralda.

  • Does Bahia Principe Luxury Esmeralda offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, Bahia Principe Luxury Esmeralda offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Does Bahia Principe Luxury Esmeralda offer free parking?

    Yes, Bahia Principe Luxury Esmeralda offers free parking.

  • How far is Bahia Principe Luxury Esmeralda from the airport?

    Bahia Principe Luxury Esmeralda is 12.4 miles from Punta Cana. Bahia Principe Luxury Esmeralda is 35 miles from La Romana.

  • Does Bahia Principe Luxury Esmeralda have a pool?

    Yes, Bahia Principe Luxury Esmeralda has a pool onsite.

  • How does KAYAK find such great Bahia Principe Luxury Esmeralda hotel deals?

    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at Bahia Principe Luxury Esmeralda in Punta Cana and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at Bahia Principe Luxury Esmeralda and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for Bahia Principe Luxury Esmeralda.

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