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.
- 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 (1h per day free of charge) 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