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Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda hotel in Punta Cana to become adults-only

The Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda Don Pablo Collection in Punta Cana will become an adults-only hotel, according to an announcement from the Ministry of Tourism. The all-inclusive hotel on Arena Gorda Beach has 570 guest rooms and suites, as well as six restaurants and two swimming pools, and the new changes will come into effect from January, 2017.

Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda hotel in Punta Cana to become adults-only

The family-friendly Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda Don Pablo Collection hotel in the Dominican Republic is to become an adults-only resort. In a statement from the Ministry of Tourism, the hotel’s changes will come into effect in January, 2017.

Located on Arena Gorda Beach in Punta Cana, the all-inclusive hotel has 570 guest rooms and suites, and an array of facilities that have catered for all ages over the years. It is not yet known why the hotel will make the transition from family to adults-only, or what changes will be made to the hotel.

Guests staying at the hotel can swim in two pools, savour delicious international food in six dining outlets, and relax with refreshing soft and alcoholic drinks in eight bars and lounges, or work out in the fitness centre. The all-inclusive concept allows guests to enjoy unlimited food and premium drinks, as well as an array of other complimentary amenities.

Accommodation is spacious and comes with private terraces, and guest can enjoy butler service during their stay. Modern in-room amenities include hydromassage bathtubs, separate showers, air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, minibars that are restocked daily, coffee machines, 24-hour room service, and 24 hours complimentary wireless internet throughout the resort.

The all-inclusive system allows holidaymakers to enjoy towels for the beach or pool, exclusive beach bar service, minibar refreshments, bathrobes and slippers and evening turndown service. Guests can also enjoy free aerobics, merengue and yoga classes, volleyball and mini golf, and one hour of complimentary water activities including kayaking, catamaran cruise, snorkelling, sailing, paddle surfing, and a scuba diving trial in the hotel pool.

For the ultimate relaxing experience, guests can enjoy a wide range of pampering treatments at the Bahia Spa at Esmerelda. There are floating water beds, jacuzzis, and VIP cabins, and a variety of therapies available from massage to body wraps. Locally sourced Aloe Vera, Coconut, and pure Native Cocoa are used in many of the treatments.

The luxury resort is located on the beautiful white sand Playa Arena Gorda beach, close to the turquoise Bavaro Lagoon and the tropical East National Park. The white sandy beach is wide and boasts shallow azure waters that are perfect for swimming and snorkelling.

Tourists can visit nearby attractions in Punta Cana including the Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park with 1,500 acres of 12 freshwater lagoons, dense mangrove forests, winding trails, and fruit gardens; the Anamuya jungle for exhilarating zip-ling adventures; and the Marinarium where visitors can take guided snorkeling tours in the waters off the coast of Cabeza de Toro and Bávaro, where they can swim alongside stingrays and nurse sharks.

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