La Altagracia

Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda

Casey Gasinowski
Deal Expert

Why We Love It

  • Newer and more private section of the large Bahia resort complex
  • Unlimited access to the rest of the resort for a la carte restaurants, bars, and nightlife
  • Accommodations include whirlpool tubs and private terraces
  • Kids' play area, plus access to the water park

"This seaside locale seems to attract an even mix of families and couples" --

Map & Directions

The resort is 35 minutes from Punta Cana International Airport.

Rooms & Rates

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The Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda is the newest section of Bahia’s sprawling resort complex near Punta Cana – one of the largest properties in the Dominican Republic. Featuring colonial-style architecture surrounded by manicured gardens, this smaller portion feels more private than the rest of the resort. All-inclusive rates cover lavish amenities like 24-hour room service, butler service, pillow menus and en suite mini bars.

Rooms feature whirlpool tubs and private terraces with country-style furnishings, canopy beds and separate seating areas. Rates include access to the gym and fitness classes including yoga.

The property has two pools and a large beach with drink service and unlimited access to non-motorized water sports. Complimentary fun in the sun includes kayaking, windsurfing, snorkeling, tennis, volleyball and access to the kids’ club featuring mini golf, beach Olympics and ice cream parties. Kids of all ages can make a splash at the adjoining Bávaro’s water park. For an additional fee, the concierge can arrange horseback riding, scuba diving, boating and fishing excursions.

Guests can choose from the hotel’s four restaurants with buffet and a la carte options as well as eight bars serving unlimited cocktails as well as non-alcoholic beverages. Live entertainment is performed nightly while guests can hit the dance floor at the disco or try their luck at the casino. 

From the press:
  • "The Esmeralda is one of the nicer of the five side-by-side Luxury Bahia Principe hotels in this vast resort complex" -- Frommer’s
  • "Everything -- the beach, two pools, buffets, kids' playground and spa -- are within easy walking distance of one another" --



  • Casino
  • Kids' club
  • Games room
  • Golf course (on-site)
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Tennis courts
  • Nightlife / entertainment
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Hair salon (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Pillow menu

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Jacuzzi in some rooms
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV

Internet Complimentary WiFi in lobby.

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Slippers


  • Complimentary parking


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 12pm

Know Before You Go

  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • A resort fee is included in the total price displayed.
  • A fee for a mandatory Christmas Eve gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on 24 December.
  • A fee for a mandatory New Year's Eve gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on 31 December.
  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Mandatory Fees and Taxes

The charges below are included in your overall room price:

  • New Year's Eve gala dinner fee
  • Christmas Eve gala dinner fee
  • Resort fee

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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