I recently stayed at the Luxury Esmeralda GBP Hotel and it was far bettet than I expected. I visited many All-incl over the years and the Esmeralda has a certain quality that I found that is worth mentioning. Great Capuccino Bar in a relaxing environment (with soft music always playing). Access to all the others restaurants in the resort for Luxury visitors and not for the regular Gran Bahia principe clients (best being 1- Don Pablo 2- Santa Fe 3- Garden Grill) and a great onsite Buffet resto with outdoor seating at Esmeralda. Worth mentioning is that the Esmeralda Pool and Buffet and the room we stayed in (bldg 95) were minutes away and well located. Beach is only a few minutes further , so no hassle to get there. Place is well kept (almost too well), and the Lobby BAR stocks good varierty of brand liquours, not available at the regular Gran Bahia. WI-FI always available and Pool around Esmeralda has waiter service throughout the day, no need to get up from your chair.
Night time take the Trolley to the shows and hang-out at the square, it's all fun and really great if your young. The shows were not spectacular , but I have seen worse and they were somewhat entertaining , some nights better than others.
The downside of this resort is the abuse of Esmeralda clients that reserve their chairs around the Pool by placing their towels and never showing up until way later in the day. FInally the Beach is nice but around the Esmeralda section there were too many umbrella's and therefore too much shade and not enough of view of the SAND which is what we like to see and what they promote on their Brochures, but it was fully covered up by Palapa's and umbrellas.
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- Also Known As:
- Gran Bahia Principe Esmeralda Hotel Punta Cana