The Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda Don Pablo Collection hotel in Punta Cana is a luxury hotel located directly on a white-sand beach, approximately 25 km from the Punta Cana airport.
Hotel details
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  • During the Holy Week, please take note that all watersports in the Dominican Republic will be suspended.
    As per new legislation, all discotheques open to the public are to shut down at midnight from Monday to Friday and 2 am on Saturday and Sunday. This may result in various discotheques being closed until further notice. For the hotels that have a discotheque dedicated only to hotel clientele, regular operation hours are maintained. Furthermore, for the casinos that remain open until 4 am, no alcohol is served after midnight on weekdays and after 2 am on weekends.

Mandatory Information: Construction beside hotel

  •  May 5, 2016
     
    Renovations beside the hotel are in process.
     
    Dates: Until October 31, 2016
    Type of renovation: The construction of the new Luxury Bahia Fantasia Don Pablo Collection hotel.
    Where: Rooms facing The Luxury Bahia Principe Fantasia Don Pablo Collection.
    From: 8 am to 8 pm from Monday to Sunday
    Substitution: Rooms facing the works will not by occupied by guests.
     
    The hotelier is deploying all possible efforts to minimize the noise and impact of renovations. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this situation may cause you during your stay.

Mandatory Information

  • April 15th, 2016:

    As of January 3rd, 2017 the Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda Don Pablo Collection will become adult only.

Mandatory Information: Category name change

  • November 9, 2015:

    Please take note that the Junior Suite room category is now called Junior Suite Deluxe.

Brochure Erratum(s)

  • Please take note of the following change in our 2015-2016 brochure. 
     
    November 25, 2015:
    The WiFi is free in all areas of the resort.

Good to Know

  • Pueblo Principe is a 24-hour commercial and entertainment village at the entrance of the resort.
About your Hotel

Hotel Location

  • Approximately 35 km from Punta Cana International Airport
  • Beachfront
  • Close to a park/nature reserve
  • Area: Arena Gorda

Hotel Description

  • 570 rooms
  • 9 villa(s) of 3 storey(s)

Services

  • Parking available at the hotel
  • 3 pool(s)
  • 5 restaurant(s)
  • 8 bar(s)
  • 24h drinks
  • 24h snacks
  • Disco
  • Fitness center
  • Playground
  • Evening entertainment
  • Live music
  • Convenience Store ($)
  • Casino (on site $)
    • Game tables
    • Roulette
  • Spa ($)
  • Doctor on site ($)
  • Laundry services ($)
  • 3 tennis court(s)
  • Accessible for people with restricted mobility
  • Water park
  • WiFi available in :
    • The entire complex
  • Currency exchange ($)
  • ATM ($)
  • Shuttle service throughout the resort
  • Check-in time : 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time : 12:00 PM
  • Shopping centre ($)
  • Scuba diving ($)
  • Mini-disco
  • Golf course nearby ($)
  • Gift shop ($)
  • Photo shop ($)
  • Minimum age to check in without an adult : 18 years old
  • Convention centre ($)
  • Beauty salon ($)
  • Spa services ($)
  • Car Rental ($)

Beach

  • Beach Club on site
  • Lounge chairs
  • Palapas
  • Topless allowed

Hotel Contact Information

    Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda Don Pablo Collection 5*

  • Arena Gorda - Macao Seccion Baigua Higuey - La Altagracia Province Dominican Republic
  • Tel.: 8095521444
  • Fax : 8094684327
  • Email : info.esmeralda@bahia-principe.com
Inclusions

For travel between November 1, 2015 and October 31, 2016

Package

ALL INCLUSIVE (AI) MEAL PLAN :

Our most popular vacation option features:

3 meals a day
Unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
A variety of activities

And more!

In short, everything you need for a fabulous vacation.

 

GENERAL INCLUSIONS :
  • Roundtrip transfers between airport and hotel (package only)
  • Roundtrip flight in Economy Class (package only)
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • Accommodation for the chosen period
  • À la carte dinners (unlimited, reservations required)
  • Bathrobes and slippers in room upon arrival
  • Butler service (on request)
  • Daily activities program
  • Daily sports
  • Domestic drinks (unlimited, house wine included)
  • Evening entertainment
  • Gala dinner (Dec. 31)
  • Introduction to scuba diving in pool (once/stay)
  • Mini-bar restocked daily (water, soft drinks, beer and alcoholic beverages)
  • Non-motorized water sports (selected)
  • Pillow menu
  • Premium brand drinks
  • Room service (24-hour)
  • Selected international drinks and premium brand drinks (unlimited)
  • Snacks ,soft drinks and domestic beer at Pueblo Principe
  • Waiter service at the pool/beach
  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • 4 accessible pool(s) at the property
  • 23 accessible bar(s) at the property
  • 12 accessible restaurant(s) at the property
  • Access to all services and facilities at the Grand Bahia Principe Bávaro, the Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana, Grand Bahia Principe Turquesa and the Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar (except the Buffet restaurants) and acces to the bars and restaurants located at the Pueblo Principe.
  • Service of a representative at destination
  • Honeymoon package
FAMILY COLLECTION INCLUSIONS :
  • Part of: For the little ones
  • Children's entertainment
  • Equipment for kids
  • Kids' Club
  • Free seat selection for kids (exclusif to Air transat Kids Club members, some restrictions may apply)
  • Dedicated family check-in at airport counter (package only) (available at main Canadian airports)
  • Priority check-in and boarding (package only)
  • Priority baggage handling (package only) (exclusif to Air transat Kids Club members, some restrictions may apply)
  • Accommodation for families of five or more
HONEYMOON PACKAGE INCLUSIONS :

Hotel only

ALL INCLUSIVE (AI) MEAL PLAN :

Our most popular vacation option features:

3 meals a day
Unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
A variety of activities

And more!

In short, everything you need for a fabulous vacation.

 

GENERAL INCLUSIONS :
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • Accommodation for the chosen period
  • À la carte dinners (unlimited, reservations required)
  • Bathrobes and slippers in room upon arrival
  • Butler service (on request)
  • Daily activities program
  • Daily sports
  • Domestic drinks (unlimited, house wine included)
  • Evening entertainment
  • Gala dinner (Dec. 31)
  • Introduction to scuba diving in pool (once/stay)
  • Mini-bar restocked daily (water, soft drinks, beer and alcoholic beverages)
  • Non-motorized water sports (selected)
  • Pillow menu
  • Premium brand drinks
  • Room service (24-hour)
  • Selected international drinks and premium brand drinks (unlimited)
  • Snacks ,soft drinks and domestic beer at Pueblo Principe
  • Waiter service at the pool/beach
  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • 4 accessible pool(s) at the property
  • 23 accessible bar(s) at the property
  • 12 accessible restaurant(s) at the property
  • Access to all services and facilities at the Grand Bahia Principe Bávaro, the Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana, Grand Bahia Principe Turquesa and the Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar (except the Buffet restaurants) and acces to the bars and restaurants located at the Pueblo Principe.
  • Service of a representative at destination
  • Honeymoon package
FAMILY COLLECTION INCLUSIONS :
  • Part of: For the little ones
  • Children's entertainment
  • Equipment for kids
  • Kids' Club
  • Free seat selection for kids (exclusif to Air transat Kids Club members, some restrictions may apply)
  • Dedicated family check-in at airport counter (package only) (available at main Canadian airports)
  • Priority check-in and boarding (package only)
  • Priority baggage handling (package only) (exclusif to Air transat Kids Club members, some restrictions may apply)
  • Accommodation for families of five or more
HONEYMOON PACKAGE INCLUSIONS :

For travel between November 1, 2016 and October 31, 2017

Package

ALL INCLUSIVE (AI) MEAL PLAN :

Our most popular vacation option features:

3 meals a day
Unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
A variety of activities

And more!

In short, everything you need for a fabulous vacation.

 

GENERAL INCLUSIONS :
  • Roundtrip transfers between airport and hotel (package only)
  • Roundtrip flight in Economy Class (package only)
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • Accommodation for the chosen period
  • À la carte dinners (unlimited, reservations required)
  • Bathrobes and slippers in room upon arrival
  • Butler service on request
  • Daily activities program
  • Daily sports
  • Domestic drinks (unlimited, house wine included)
  • Evening entertainment
  • Gala dinner on Dec. 31
  • Introduction to scuba diving in pool once per stay
  • Mini-bar restocked daily (water, soft drinks, beer and alcoholic beverages)
  • Non-motorized water sports (select)
  • Pillow menu
  • Premium brand drinks
  • Room service 24-hour
  • Selected international drinks and premium brand drinks (unlimited)
  • Snacks soft drinks and domestic beer at Pueblo Principe
  • Waiter service at the pool & at the beach
  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • 4 accessible pool(s) at the property
  • 23 accessible bar(s) at the property
  • 12 accessible restaurant(s) at the property
  • Access to all services and facilities at the Grand Bahia Principe Bávaro, Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana, Grand Bahia Principe Turquesa and the Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar (except the Buffet restaurants), and acces to the bars and restaurants located at the Pueblo Principe
  • Service of a representative at destination
  • Honeymoon package
FAMILY COLLECTION INCLUSIONS :
  • Part of: For the little ones
  • Children's entertainment
  • Equipment for kids
  • Kids' Club
  • Free seat selection for kids exclusive to Air Transat Kids Club members (some restrictions may apply)
  • Dedicated family check-in at airport counter (package only) available at main Canadian airports
  • Priority check-in and boarding (package only)
  • Priority baggage handling (package only) exclusive to Air Transat Kids Club members (some restrictions may apply)
  • Accommodation for families of five or more
HONEYMOON PACKAGE INCLUSIONS :

Hotel only

ALL INCLUSIVE (AI) MEAL PLAN :

Our most popular vacation option features:

3 meals a day
Unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
A variety of activities

And more!

In short, everything you need for a fabulous vacation.

 

GENERAL INCLUSIONS :
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • Accommodation for the chosen period
  • À la carte dinners (unlimited, reservations required)
  • Bathrobes and slippers in room upon arrival
  • Butler service on request
  • Daily activities program
  • Daily sports
  • Domestic drinks (unlimited, house wine included)
  • Evening entertainment
  • Gala dinner on Dec. 31
  • Introduction to scuba diving in pool once per stay
  • Mini-bar restocked daily (water, soft drinks, beer and alcoholic beverages)
  • Non-motorized water sports (select)
  • Pillow menu
  • Premium brand drinks
  • Room service 24-hour
  • Selected international drinks and premium brand drinks (unlimited)
  • Snacks soft drinks and domestic beer at Pueblo Principe
  • Waiter service at the pool & at the beach
  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • 4 accessible pool(s) at the property
  • 23 accessible bar(s) at the property
  • 12 accessible restaurant(s) at the property
  • Access to all services and facilities at the Grand Bahia Principe Bávaro, Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana, Grand Bahia Principe Turquesa and the Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar (except the Buffet restaurants), and acces to the bars and restaurants located at the Pueblo Principe
  • Service of a representative at destination
  • Honeymoon package
FAMILY COLLECTION INCLUSIONS :
  • Part of: For the little ones
  • Children's entertainment
  • Equipment for kids
  • Kids' Club
  • Free seat selection for kids exclusive to Air Transat Kids Club members (some restrictions may apply)
  • Dedicated family check-in at airport counter (package only) available at main Canadian airports
  • Priority check-in and boarding (package only)
  • Priority baggage handling (package only) exclusive to Air Transat Kids Club members (some restrictions may apply)
  • Accommodation for families of five or more
HONEYMOON PACKAGE INCLUSIONS :
Rooms
  • For your comfort, each room offers :
  • Junior Suite Deluxe

    • WiFi
    • Mini-bar
    • In-room safe
    • Flat screen satellite TV
    • 110/120 volts
    • Size of the room : 50 m²
    • Run of the house View
    • Up to 4 people :
      • Maximum 3 adults
      • Maximum 2 children
    • Non-smoking room
    • 1 king-size bed and 1 sofa or 2 double beds and 1 sofa
    • Crib (on request)
    • Living area
    • Connecting room available on request
    • Balcony or terrace
    • Full bathroom
      • Shower : Regular
      • Bath type : Whirlpool
    • Individual air-conditioning
    • Ceiling fan
    • Radio/alarm clock
    • Coffee/tea-maker
    • Turndown service
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron & ironing board
    • Pillow menu
    • Room service ($)
Sports / Activities

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Boogie board
  • Deep sea fishing ($)
  • Fishing ($)
  • Golf course nearby ($)
  • Kayaking
  • Motorized water sports ($)
  • Non-motorized water sports
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
    • 3 tennis court(s)
    • Night Tennis ($)
    • Tennis Pro ($)
  • Volleyball
  • Waterpolo
Snorkelling (1 hour per day on request)

Activities

  • Aerobics
  • Banana boat ($)
  • Bicycles
  • Catamaran
  • Catamaran lessons ($)
  • Dance lessons
  • Darts
  • Fitness center
  • Horseback riding nearby ($)
  • Introduction to scuba diving in pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Karaoke
  • Mini-golf
  • Parasailing ($)
  • Petanque
  • Ping-pong
  • Pool tables
  • Scuba Diving ($)
  • Spanish lessons
  • Windsurfing lessons ($)
Internet

WiFi available in :

    • The entire complex
unlimited 24 hour access (2 devices)
no device limit in the lobby
Family Collection
Fun for Kids and Kids at Heart

When we think of our fondest childhood memories, family holidays immediately spring to mind. We know how precious these moments are, and that is why we have compiled our Family Collection, designed to help you plan the perfect family getaway in the sun.

WHO ARE YOU TRAVELLING WITH?

CHILDREN UP TO AGE 3
FOR THE LITTLE ONES
With babies and kids’ clubs, mini-shows and wading pools, these hotels have thought of your little ones so you can maximize your fun!

CHILDREN AGED 4 TO 11
LITTLE FISH
Like fish in the sea, your kids will make a splash all day long in these hotels boasting water games, aqua parks, pools with slides and fun-filled kids’ clubs.

TEENS AGED 12 TO 16
COOL FOR TEENS
With surf simulators to ride the waves, game rooms to hang out in and discos to dance to their favourite tunes, your teens will never run out of things to do!

SWIM FANS
WAVES OF FUN
These hotels boast water parks and surf simulators, for hours of aqua fun for the whole family!

JUST YOU AND THE KIDS
SINGLE PARENTS
Moms or dads travelling alone with children under 13 can benefit from reduced rates at these hotels or even free stays for kids.

3 OR MORE KIDS
BIG FUN FOR BIG FAMILIES
Families of 5 or more can benefit from adjoining or larger rooms so they can enjoy quality time together, in total comfort.

GRANDPA AND GRANDMA TOO!
MULTI-GENERATIONAL VACATIONS
Luxurious suites of exceptional comfort and a myriad of services at your fingertips to unite all the generations of your tight-knit family.

To find out if this hotel meets the needs of your family, please refer to "Family Collection" Inclusions in the "Inclusions" section.  
Restaurants / Bars
  • This information is for informational purposes only and can change depending of the occupancy and season.
    • 24h snacks
    • 24h drinks
    • Disco
  • Restaurant(s)
    • Arrecife
      Image bar
      • Breakfast : Beach Restaurant
      • Lunch : Beach Restaurant
      • Dinner : À la Carte Brazilian
      • Reservation required
      • Evening dress code: Semi-formal
      • High chairs available
      • Smoking area
    • Bella Italia
      Image bar
      • Dinner : À la Carte Italian
      • Reservation required
      • Air conditioning
      • Evening dress code: Semi-formal
      • High chairs available
    • Jazmin
      Image bar
      • Breakfast : Buffet Restaurant
      • Lunch : Buffet Restaurant
      • Dinner : Buffet Restaurant
      • Air conditioning
      • Evening dress code: Casual
      • High chairs available
      This restaurant is exclusive to the Esmeralda guests.
    • Los Geranios
      Image bar
      • Breakfast : Buffet Restaurant
      • Lunch : Buffet Restaurant
      • Dinner : Buffet Restaurant
      • Air conditioning
      • Evening dress code: Casual
      • High chairs available
    • Takara
      Image bar
      • Dinner : À la Carte Asian
      • Reservation required
      • Air conditioning
      • Evening dress code: Semi-formal
      • High chairs available
  • Bar(s)
    • Arrecife
      Image bar
      • Location : Beach
      • Opening time : 10:30
      • Closing time : 18:00
      • Local drinks
      • International drinks
      • Premium drinks
    • Capuccino
      Image bar
      • Location : Lobby
      • Opening time : 10:00
      • Closing time : 23:30
      • Local drinks
      • International drinks
      • Premium drinks
    • Tamarindo
      Image bar
      • Location : Swim-up
      • Opening time : 10:00
      • Closing time : 18:00
      • Local drinks
      • International drinks
      • Premium drinks
    • Hibiscus
      Image bar
      • Location : Swim-up
      • Opening time : 10:00
      • Closing time : 18:00
      • Local drinks
      • International drinks
      • Premium drinks
    • Congas Bachata
      Image bar
      • Disco
      • Opening time : 00:00
      • Closing time : 02:00
      • Local drinks
      • International drinks
      • Premium drinks
    • Terraza
      Image bar
      • Opening time : 22:30
      • Closing time : 00:00
      • Local drinks
      • International drinks
      • Premium drinks
    • Merengue
      Image bar
      • Opening time : 21:00
      • Closing time : 23:00
      • Local drinks
      • International drinks
      • Premium drinks
    • Sports Bar & Karaoke
      Image bar
      • Sports Bar
      • Opening time : 19:00
      • Closing time : 00:00
      • Local drinks
      • International drinks
      • Premium drinks
Kids
  • Kids' Club (ages 4 to 12)
  • 2 kids pool(s)
  • Playground
  • Water park
  • Mini-disco
  • High chair available at the restaurants
Golf 2
  • There’s nothing like a good game of golf to get you in the vacation spirit, so here's some information on nearby golf course(s) offering advantageous rates locally ($).

    This information is for informational purposes only and is subject to change.

Punta Blanca Golf Club

Designed by Nick Price
Ctra. Arena Gorda a Macao, Bávaro
8094684734
8094684113
  • Golf Course near the property
  • 18 holes
  • Men handicap : 36
  • Women handicap : 36
  • Driving range
  • Lockers ($)
  • Par 72
  • Black: 7,174 yd. (76.0/138) - Blue: 6,706 yd. (72.8/132) - White: 6,186 yd. (71.2/125) - Red: 5,583 yd. (72.5/130)
  • Pre-reserved tee times available
  • Formal dress code
  • Putting green
  • Teaching pro ($)
  • Club house ($)
  • Mandatory golf cart ($)
  • Pro shop ($)

La Cana Golf and Beach Club

Designed by P.B. Dye
Punta Cana
8099594653
golflacana@puntacana.com
  • Golf Course near the property
  • 27 holes
  • Driving range ($)
  • Lockers ($)
  • Par 72
  • 6 655 yards
  • Pre-reserved tee times available
  • Formal dress code
  • Putting green
  • Teaching pro ($)
  • Club house ($)
  • Mandatory golf cart ($)
  • Pro shop ($)
Scuba Diving

Services ($)

  • Introduction to scuba diving in pool
  • Scuba diving centre on site
  • PADI certification
Spa

Services ($)

  • Body Treatments
  • Massage
  • Spa Circuits
  • Special Therapies
Wedding / Honeymoon

Free honeymoon package

Wedding package ($)

Eco-responsible

Blue Flag

Blue Flag is an international sustainable management program for beaches and marinas.
Special offers
  • 1st child under 13 stays and eats free (2015-2016)

  • Single Parent Special (2015-2016)

Ratings
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TripAdvisor rating
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TripAdvisor rating : Last 3 reviews

Bahia principal samana 00000 July 25, 2016

  • One of the best vacations we ever had. We were treated like royalty from the minute we stepped into the resort. The staff was very friendly and helpful, our Butler was more than we could have asked...
  • 564earlenel

BP was still a good choice for us. 0000¼ July 25, 2016

  • We just got back BP Esmerelda July 22. We had beautiful weather that matched the hotel grounds. The beach did have seaweed but it was managed well. The breakfast/ lunch and dinner buffets...
  • 761derekt

Luxury just in the name 00¼¼¼ July 25, 2016

  • Let's start with the basic: this hotel is part of a hotel complex and some of the amenities are shared between a lot of hotels. Additionally the taxis/buses, etc can't get to the lobby of the hotel...
  • MoniVR2015
Transat rating 88888

Hotel Ranking Descriptions

★★★★★ A luxury resort offering first-class accommodation along with a very wide range of services and facilities.
★★★★ A superior resort offering a high standard of accommodation along with a wide array of services and facilities.
★★★ An intermediate resort offering a good price/quality ratio along with pleasant accommodation and various services.
★★ A standard resort offering comfortable accommodation and basic services.