This is my fourth trip to the Dominican Republic and my third time in Punta Cana. I absolutely love this island, the people, food and culture. Overall, Dominicans are very hard working people and understand the value and importance of the tourism industry on their economy and prosperity. This hotel is part of the larger Gran Bahia complex resort, it is literally a small city with thousands of rooms, guests and workers. The resort grounds were always very clean, neat and well manicured. The main buffet at Esmeralda was very good and better than the other ones. There was always a variety of food items and cuisines to choose from. I am a vegetarian but my partner is not, and we were both pleased with the daily selections. Everything that is being said about making advance reservations for the themed restaurants is also true. So either call or email in advance or visit the concierge desk on your first day. We did the latter and were able to make reservations for dinner on 4 of the 5 nights of our stay. The room was large with a california king, couch and enough dresser/desk top space for all of our things. The hotel staff was always friendly, said hello and served us to the best of their abilities. The best part of the vacation is the pool, beach, ocean, rum, music and people. I encourage folks to also leave the compound and visit some of the local bars and nightclubs. We did this and had a great, safe and fun time.
- 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 (additional charge) Children Bahia Scouts The hotel is perfect for families, offering a range of facilities tailored especially for children, including the following: Mini Club for children aged 4 to 12 (at the Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana) Evening Mini Disco Babysitting service (additional charge) Bahia Scouts Water park Fun Area and Adventure Park (additional charge) Teen's club (11 - 16 years) 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