We loved our vacations at this resort!
The hotel is very clean. I love the fact that this is a small property inside a HUGE resort. As you have access to all the 3 other Bahias, you have many dining options. You will find several pools throughout the resorts. As we stayed at the Esmeralda, we didn't had a limit on the a la carte restaurant, that was great as you only get 3 or 4 a la carte when you stay at the PUNTA CANA or BAVARO. The buffets as well as the all la carte restaurant are very good, the food was well cooked and well presented. The Tapenyaki Restaurant was delicious.
The Bahia Punta Cana or Bahia Bavaro is a bit too big for us, but we found the size of the Esmeralda just perfect! The 2 pools are beautiful and not too crowded. We enjoyed the Adult Only Jacuzzi. Swim up bar are well located.
There is not many things to do at this at the Esmeralda at night, but a short 2 minutes shuttle drive and you'll be at the lobby of the Bahia Punta Cana, all the action at night is there, and it's great! The Michael Jackson show is very good. the casino is small but funny, there is a show at 9 pm and another one at the market area at 11pm.
The local Rum (Brugal & Barcelo) are excellent and the local beer (Presidente) is one of my favorite in the Caribbean.
The beach is AWESOME, one of the best. It is however VERY crowded. Be advised, thousands of people are walking in front of the resorts on Bavaro beach, but I personally loved it! We did not had problems getting chairs in the morning around 9am.
Bottom line; Nice all-inclusive hotel for all kind of travelers! We would go back again for sure!
Tips: All the rooms are great! It's all junior suite. But request a Higher floor and a building close to the beach, you may get an ocean view!
- 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