Having travelled to several all-inclusive resorts in various locations, I must say that Esmeralda exceeded our expectations. The rooms are beautiful, bright, well equipped and well maintained. Towel service is great, little extras are included such as use of robes and slippers. Coffee maker, stocked mini fridge in the room. Cleanliness is very good; grounds are small and beautifully kept.
This is a smaller and quiet hotel, perfect for families with young children, couples looking for a relaxing vacation. This would also be a good spot for someone to travel alone and relax. If you want a more lively atmosphere, there are no real "activities" at this property but you are welcome to enjoy the activities at the sister property, about 2 mins. by shuttle.
Food is pretty good; they provide enough variety that you should never have a problem finding things you can enjoy. They will gladly assist you with dinner reservations in the a’ la cart restaurants, variety is good in the buffet. Room service is included as well.
Pool is very nice, great for young kids as well. Chairs at pool can be a little challenging by mid- morning, a situation primarily created by those who place towels on chairs all day and then spend the day elsewhere. Beverage selections are very good, all top shelf varieties are available, and beer is nice and cold at all the bars. Beach is very nice; there is a private area for Esmeralda guests set back from the beach front and water activities.
Wireless is available in the lobby area if you wish to stay connected. Gift shop is small but in most cases less expensive than the airport. Additional shopping areas are available next door.
The Management and staff at this hotel are extremely accommodating and professional. They all work very hard and truly care that everyone is taken care of. Although not expected, tips are appreciated and well deserved...I wish we had seen more of that happening for the staff because they really do work hard to please the guests.
Special thanks to the many friends we made at Esmeralda…Jonathon, Nicanor, Alexis, Maria, Sandra, Josephina and all the great housekeeping ladies, we will definitely return to your hotel.
"Cuba" and family
- 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