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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
Important information
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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


  • December 14, 2016:
    As of May 1st, 2017 The hotel Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda Don Pablo Collection will become family again.

    April 15th, 2016:

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

Brochure Erratum(s)

  • Please take note of the following change in our 2016-2017 brochure.

    December 14, 2016:
    The hotel will not be part of Family Collection from January 1 to April 30, 2017.
  • Please take note of the following change in our 2016-2017 brochure.

    December 14, 2016:
    The hotel will not be part of Family Collection from January 1 to April 30, 2017.

Good to Know

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

  • Approximately 25 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
  • Beach Club (facilities on the beach) : Yes (included)
  • 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
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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!

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,the Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Blue and Ambar Green (except the Buffet restaurants), and access to the bars and restaurants located at the Bahia Principe Village
  • 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
* Included with "Junior Suite Deluxe" only
HONEYMOON PACKAGE inclusions :

Accommodation 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!

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,the Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Blue and Ambar Green (except the Buffet restaurants), and access to the bars and restaurants located at the Bahia Principe Village
  • 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
* Included with "Junior Suite Deluxe" only
HONEYMOON PACKAGE inclusions :

2016-2017 (1)

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!

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,the Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Blue and Ambar Green (except the Buffet restaurants), and access to the bars and restaurants located at the Bahia Principe Village
  • 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)
* Included with "Junior Suite Deluxe" only
HONEYMOON PACKAGE inclusions :

Accommodation 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!

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,the Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Blue and Ambar Green (except the Buffet restaurants), and access to the bars and restaurants located at the Bahia Principe Village
  • 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)
* Included with "Junior Suite Deluxe" only
HONEYMOON PACKAGE inclusions :
Rooms
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  • For your comfort, each room offers :
  • Junior Suite Deluxe > Ø

    • 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 3 people :
      • Maximum 3 adults
    • Non-smoking room
    • 1 king-size bed and 1 sofa or 2 double beds and 1 sofa
    • Living area
    • Connecting room available on request
    • Balcony or terrace
    • Full bathroom
      • Shower : Regular
      • Bath type : Whirlpool
    • Please note that as of May 1st, 2017 this hotel will allow children again. Maximum of 2 child.
    • Individual air-conditioning
    • Ceiling fan
    • Radio/alarm clock
    • Coffee/tea-maker
    • Turndown service
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron & ironing board
    • Pillow menu
    • Room service
    • Adults Collection inclusions
  • Junior Suite Deluxe > Ø

    Inclusions
    • 2016-2017
    • 2016-2017 (1)
    • 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
    • Please note that as of May 1st, 2017 this hotel will allow children again. Maximum of 2 child.
    • Individual air-conditioning
    • Ceiling fan
    • Radio/alarm clock
    • Coffee/tea-maker
    • Turndown service
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron & ironing board
    • Pillow menu
    • Room service
    • Family Collection inclusions
Sports / Activities
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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
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WiFi available in :

  • The entire complex
unlimited 24 hour access (2 devices)
no device limit in the lobby
Family Collection
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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, and see which specific inclusions apply to this hotel, please refer to "Family Collection" Inclusions in the "Inclusions" section.  
May be available with some room categories, according to the property
Restaurants / Bars
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  • 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
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  • Kids' Club (ages 4 to 12)
  • 2 kids pool(s)
  • Playground
  • Water park
  • Mini-disco
  • High chair available at the restaurant(s)
Golf 2
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  • 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
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Services ($)

  • Introduction to scuba diving in pool
  • Scuba diving centre on site
  • PADI certification
Spa
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Services ($)

  • Body Treatments
  • Massage
  • Spa Circuits
  • Special Therapies
Wedding / Honeymoon
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Free honeymoon package

Wedding package ($)

Eco-responsible
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Blue Flag

Blue Flag is an international sustainable management program for beaches and marinas.
Special offers
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  • 1st child under 13 stays and eats free (2016-2017)

      • if book with 2 adults
      • Applicable for travel between May 1, 2017 and October 31, 2017
  • 1 child under 13 stays and eats free (2016-2017 (1))

      • if book with 2 adults
      • Applicable for travel between May 1, 2017 and October 31, 2017
Ratings
0000) 6499 Review(s)
TripAdvisor rating
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TripAdvisor rating : Last 3 reviews
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Enjoyed but disappointed! 000¼¼ April 17, 2017

  • My husband, myself and our friends booked the Esmeralda because they had been to the hotel twice before and loved their stay. When we arrived the Esmeralda was overbooked and they were unable to...
  • brianl310

Excellent service, food & rooms 0000¼ April 16, 2017

  • My spouse and I resided at the Luxury Bahia Principe, Esmeralda complex in Punta Cana for one week (April 1st to 8th). The bus ride from the airport was approx. 25 minutes. We were dropped off at the...
  • guyandlouiseg

Fantastic vacation 00000 April 16, 2017

  • Our latest vacation was the best. Great staff, great food, GREAT beach. Our room was very clean, and cleaned by noon. No glitches on this vacation. No sea weed. on the beach, and what there was, was...
  • tonyg19612017
Transat rating
88888
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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.