Since I was a kid I've been to a lot of hotels all over the world, and if I have to pick the best "all in resort" I ever did I pick this one. beautiful gardens to walk through, big rooms (we stayed in 91118), very clean, and an amazing service!
The buffets are very good but like in all all inclusive resorts you shouldn't come too late because than some things are cold like for example the pizza. The buffet in the evening we found a bit repetitive and almost the same as at midday so if you have the chance book a la carte restaurants! Or you can go to the buffet of another bahia hotel, since you stay in the esmeralda you can go anywhere you like. in bavaro lobby they have an other food choice and better nachos if you want.
The pools are clean and nice and the beach is clean too, but a bit overcrowded even if the hotel doesn't permit it many people "reserve" their seats at the pool and at the beach we even met people that had seats at the pool and at the beach for the whole day… I think you should give they chance to other guest to get a place, we had one day that we only found 1 seat for 2 at the beach after about 30minutes of looking… so please guy's if you go to your room or if you go for a snack take all your stuff and let people take your place.
If you want to see more nature and less crowded beaches, visit saona island and samana bay, there are a lot of tour operators in the resort selling those outings.
If you like shopping, the resort has his little shopping place near bavaro lobby and if you are at the beach and you go right you'll find local shops along the beach after a little walk.
I would like to thank Victor our butler we saw him everyday he always made sure we had everything he brought me a pillow, a bottle of wine for Aron, and organized a very romantic afternoon in the room, rose petals everywhere, balloons, candels a swan on our bed all this for our special celebration it was amazing! Victor is very nice to talk to and knows many languages. Thanks again "my friend" ;) I'll send a personal email for you to the front desk tomorrow, I hope you'll get it.
Thank you Braudy, our waiter in la Bella Italia where we had the chance to eat 3times! He is a funny waiter that will do everything for you so you'll have a fabulous dinertime. La bella italia is really a very good restaurant we also recommend el porto fino as second choice and as third choice don pablo gourmet, for french people like me don't take the magret if you expect a "normal french magret" it is not the kind of magret you eat in France ;) but try something else.
Thank you Darly (I hope I spell it right) she was the hostess at la bella italia and we also saw her twice at the buffet in the morning. She always smiles and is very kind.
Thank you Jan Carlos a waiter we had twice during our stay, he likes to talk and make jokes. he is a good worker, he never stands still even when he's talking he's cleaning or dressing a table, giving you something to drink our getting dirty plates to the kitchen.
Thank you Amaury we met him from our balcony when he was making a joke about us "kissing in the open" when I told him later that it was the day of our anniversary (one of the reasons of our trip) he told us a nice story about love and went after Aron later to organize a surprise with him for me, I had a warm bath full of roses and candels on the ground.
Thank you Charlie and Dhaira from the reception when I had a problem with my key, wanted some information or needed help, they were there, even when I didn't need anything they said "hy".
Thank you everyone else in the resort that made our trip a success.
Aron and I think we will visit you all in like 5years when our kid is old enough, because traveling with a baby is not very easy ;)
Anyway I want to come back! and I will recommend this hotel to other people and I sent a review to thomas cook for you.
to other guests, I know it is an all in but a small tip is very appreciated.
Sandrine Bayart & Aron Marckx
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Dear Sandrine Bayart and Aron Marckx;
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We greatly appreciate that you have chosen our Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda Don Pablo Collection for your anniversary destination. We feel proud to read that we have provided you seven unforgettable days and absolutely amazing celebration.
Thank you for acknowledging your butler Victor, who made everything special in your room to celebrate with your husband. All the staff you mentioned will be delighted with your great comments.
Looking forward to seeing you next year! Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts, all-inclusive hotels in Punta Cana.
Bahia Principe Bavaro Resort
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