We stayed at the Gran Bahia Principe Esmeralda for a week in July. This resort was excellent.
I will break up my review by section.
Exceptionally clean, the staff and constantly cleaning the floors, washing the liens and keep the place sparkling. Our room was cleaned twice a day and was very comfortable. We had a room in building 92, which was good, but the rooms with the best view are in buildings 90 and 91. The bed was very comfortable, I was also impressed with the number of TV channels, nice at night when you want to relax after a long day at the beach.
The pool was excellent. It was very large with lots of room to swim around. The swim up bar was also great. The only thing I noticed was the pool was very warm. It is nice when you jump in because it is comfortable, but sometimes you want to cool off, but the water was too warm.
The beach in front of the hotel was great. The water was warm and relatively calm. The water was also very clear. There are so many things to do at the beach. Kayaks, parasailing and banana boat ride(costs extra) and beach volleyball.
The food at the resort was great. The buffet was very good with lots of selection. The resort also has 8 different restaurants. We tired 5 of them, and they were all very good. The restaurants require reservations, so make sure to make them on your first day. You can make all your reservations at one time for your entire stay. Some restaurants require men to wear pants, FYI. All the staff was very friendly and helpful.
We did three trips outside of the resort. We did the “James Bond” tour, we get to drive your own speed boat, snorkel and snuba (like scuba but the air tank stays on a raft on the surface). We also did the ATV tour, lot of fun and good value because we get to make interesting stops along the way at a cave, secluded beach and a local home where they hand make cigars. Finally we went zip lining. It was a lot of fun and really safe.
I would definitely recommend this resort. I will be returning to the hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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 (additional 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 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 ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gran Bahia Principe Esmeralda Hotel Punta Cana