Wow, where to begin!!! We stayed in Punta Cana from March 26th to April 2nd 2010. This was my first trip to Punta Cana and I was certainly not disappointed. My friend and I were booked for the Bahia Principe Punta (Royal Golden Club section) but found out upon arrival that we were being upgraded to the Bahia Principe Esmeralda. We were PLEASANTLY surprised with this new resort that is part of the Bahia Principe Complex but that is like a small resort within a large one. The Esmeralda come with a lot of extras (free internet, free 24 hour room service, they can prepare Jacuzzi with flowers and romantic setting, a-la-carte reservation done for you, etc). The hotel itself was super and the grounds were absolutely gorgeous. The hotel has its own reception and the check-in was done quickly and easy. All of our luggages were brought to our room for us (Thanks to Miguel!!!). We stayed on the second floor of building 93 but were not at all bothered by the construction next door. Our room was luxurious with a large king size bed, Jacuzzi, balcony and marble floors! The hotel has its private pool and restaurants; however you have access to all amenities of the Bahia Principe Complex. We always had breakfast at the Esmeralda Hotel (Jazmin Buffet) and every time Linny greeted us with a nice welcome. All of the staff at the Buffet worked very hard to make sure we were all happy and they were always polite and courteous. We tried different a-la-carte restaurants (Gourmet, El Pescador, Bella Italia, and Portofino) and all were very good. The food at this hotel was extraordinary with a lot of variety. The beach was beautiful and we were lucky to have 7 days of sunshine. There is no nightlife at the Esmeralda hotel. You need to take the little shuttle bus to see shows at the Bahia Principe Punta but that's was fine with us. The nightly shows and Disco were really nice (the animation team was awesome!). We met some super nice people at the Esmeralda and the staff was absolutely great. They were so friendly, always smiling and helpful. They all worked very hard and always went the extra mile to make your vacation wonderful. I cannot find one bad thing to say about the hotel. I would definitely highly recommend the Esmeralda hotel to anyone and I will go back again. Thanks to everyone at the Esmeralda for making my first trip to Punta Cana so enjoyable (in particular #1 Nicanor, Emmanuel, Miguel, Linny, Santo and Orlando!
- 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