Bahia Principe Luxury Esmeralda

A beachfront hotel where fun and relaxation converge in perfect balance.

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Catered exactly to your liking and the preferences of your family. Each day promises to deliver an unforgettable memory of your vacation in Punta Cana.

  • Services & Facilities:

    • Privilege Beach Club at Las Olas Beach House*
    • Privilege Lounge*
    • Privilege Beach*
    • Club Carts*
    • 2 Pools
    • 3 Bars
    • 6 Restaurants
    • Bahia SPA
    • Mini golf
    • Bahia Scouts Water Park
    • Pueblo Principe Village
    • Disco
    • Casino
    • Resort Trains

    *Services and facilities exclusive for Privilege Club members

  • Airport distance:

    • 35 minutes to Punta Cana (PUJ)
    • 130 minutes to Santo Domingo (SDQ)
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A tropical vacation in the Dominican Republic should include mangroves, stunning beaches, coral reefs, and plenty of stellar service. Now add in amenities like sparkling pools, a phenomenal spa, the finest restaurants and bars, and even a kids’ waterpark, and you have vacation perfection at the Bahia Principe Luxury Esmeralda.

Dining Options

The Jasmine Main Restaurant offers international cuisine in a formal and elegant setting. Come and savor the gourmet options and exceptional wines that make this a true dining experience.

Los Geranios Main Restaurant #2 also gives guests the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of international foods in an elegant setting.

If you prefer a more casual setting where you can relax in your flip-flops, the Pool Restaurant has tables beside the shimmering pool. Have a hamburger and fries, or order up some Chinese fried rice. The atmosphere is laid-back island time.

If you prefer the ultimate casual meal, we can bring up your favorite sandwiches and plates with our room service option. Eat in your pajamas as you listen to the tree frogs from your suite's balcony.


Your suite will include posh amenities like a pillow menu (optional), robes and slippers, plasma satellite TV, and a hydromassage tub (a perfect way to end the day!) Canopied beds are available in a king or two full-size bed options. The bathroom is stocked with shampoos, hydrating lotions, and plenty of other amenities to make your stay with us perfect.

Activities and Entertainments

Even though your bed is soft and plush, you will not want to spend all of your time in your room. There are so many things to do in this Punta Cana beachfront resort!

The main draw of the Bahia Principe Esmeralda Resort is, arguably, the water. Here Bavaro Beach beckons to guests with cooling, clear waters -- perfect for exploring the coral reefs or just taking a leisurely swim. Guests of the resort will enjoy the beach chairs, umbrellas, and towel service.

If you want to kick the relaxation up a notch, stretch out under a beachside gazebo and let the capable hands of a Bahia Spa masseuse soothe and relax your muscles with a beachside massage. This is the ultimate pampering.

If you choose to be more active during your stay, there are paddle boards for exploring the mangrove forests. You can scuba dive or do some ocean kayaking. Snorkeling and sailing are also popular options. Go out on the catamaran and savor the Caribbean sunshine. Don't forget the amazing pool and kids waterpark areas!

If you prefer to stay dry, there are tennis courts, a state-of-the-art gym, bocce ball, volleyball and even mini-golf for your family to enjoy. The entertainment staff hosts tropical parties, scavenger hunts, and karaoke contests.

Of course, for some people (maybe you?) the ultimate vacation activity is relaxation. Come to the Bahia Spa where our talented staff know how to encourage deep relaxation with spectacular massages, including couple's massages with scented oils, candles and mimosas in your cabin. The high-tech facility has a hydrotherapy room with bubble beds, saunas and all the accoutrements you could dream of for your indulgence. Have a hot stone massage, a BonBon treatment with exfoliation and chocolate, or sink into a delicious caramel bath with oats and honey. Manicures, pedicures, hair styling, and even Caribbean braids are offered in this sumptuous nod to self-indulgence at Bahia Spa.


After your nails are polished and your body wrap has left you silky smooth, put on your little black dress and get ready to party the night away at one of the discos or bars. The island beat is pulsing at Conga Bachata Discotheque, the Conga Bachata night disco at Bahia Principe Village.

The Merengue Bar is the perfect place to showcase your hot Latin moves. Maybe you just want to enjoy a cocktail as you listen to amateurs (maybe your friends and family?) sing out their favorites at the Karaoke Piano Bar. It will definitely be a memorable way to finish off your day in paradise. Who knows? Maybe with a little liquid courage in your hand, you too will join those who get up on the stage to participate in the karaoke fun!

Whether you visit Bahia Principe Esmeralda Resort for a family vacation, a couple's get-away, or to celebrate an anniversary or wedding, there is something for everyone to enjoy here in Punta Cana. We can't wait to welcome you to paradise!

  • “I had the chance to be part of the Privilege Club, which offers the best advantages within the resort, to be a VIP, we were given the black bracelet which allowed access to a better part of the beach with sunbeds, the best drinks and club carts that take you everywhere you wish.”
    TripAdvisor User: Pablosfs
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  • “Anyone reading... Don't hesitate on this resort, even for a second, and consider the Privilege Club. I'm happy we did.”
    TripAdvisor User: EastEndGuy80
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  • “We were traveling with the Privilege Club and as always Ambar’s (Privilege Concierge) customer service was incredible. She is great! Thanks again for a wonderful trip!!”
    TripAdvisor User: MalloryKeller
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  • “We’ve had visited the Ambar hotel two times before (which is amazing too) and this was the first time we returned with the kids, we came back as members of the Privilege Club. I have to say everything was excellent!”
    TripAdvisor User: Mtfe
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Mexico, Jamaica, Dominican Republic & Spain

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