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Catalonia Bavaro

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Our Opinion

Catalonia Bavaro is a solid resort, clean and well maintained. The furnishings and interior of the suites are a little outdated. However, many travelers find this a menial issue that did not interfere with their stay. The beach has a lot of seaweed but they do their best to keep it clean. The food is good with lots of selection.


Overview
Welcome to the Catalonia Bavaro Beach, Golf & Casino Resort, where you can have a peaceful holiday in a tropical paradise. Especially designed for you to enjoy your stay, the resort's fantastic services and facilities offer plenty of fun including - a golf course, casino, and a wide selection of exquisite restaurants to dine in. Sit back and relax in the hammock on your balcony, at this all Suites resort.

Location: Directly on a majestic palm-fringed beach at Cabeza de Toro, 45 minutes to Higuey, 20 minutes from the airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • parduskim :
Beach was only good thing

Room had a leaky ceiling. They fixed it but left a total nasty mess in our shower afterward so we had to call again. The fridge wasn't working the first two days but they finally fixed that. The showers were small and the shower curtain was useless. It stuck to you when you were showering. It smelled like rotten milk outside our room. Felt dirty. And when they had the sprinklers on at night it smelled like the worst sewage ever! The buffet food was average at best. Most of the food looked like it wasn't safe to eat. Flies flying around too. The staff were not nearly as friendly and helpful as other resorts I've been to. I had a massage and I felt like I was in a cheap doctors office. Didn't relax at all. The girl who gave me the massage was ok but she didn't focus on the areas I asked her to. The beach was gorgeous! Big! Lots of chairs. That's where we stayed most of the time. The restaurants were mostly good. The Japanese and steak house were really good. The others were average at best. We stayed 7 nights and they only gave us four dinner tickets. The other nights we had to eat at the buffet. That really made me mad. Lots of Europeans and Canadians there. Hardly anyone spoke English. The staff were very hard to understand. I wouldn't go back. Even though the beach was nice.

  • Jay H : Bow, New Hampshire
Once a Year Caribbean​ Vacation

This resort is a perfect size, not too big but large enough so you don't feel cramped by other vacationers. It has a beautiful beach, with the opportunity to enjoy quality snorkeling close to the beach. There are plenty of activities to participate or not, the staff are very friendly who arrange these activities. We are ETC members and our accommodations​were were very comfortable. The only issue was the a/c could have been a little cooler. I would rate the food at a B+. Breakfast overall was not my favorite but I always found something I could enjoy. Dinner was good, plenty of choices I believe 5 restaurants to choose from. We will definitely return, the value of what we spent to be there to how much we had to enjoy at this resort was well worth it.

  • margauxmcclure : Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
Don't go here if need food to sustain your body

The resort grounds were pretty, pool was ok, beach was nice.... But if you need to eat food to generate energy for your body (aka you're a living being), do not go here. I can't express in words how disgusting the food was. I am not picky, but the quality of this food was so questionable. I imagine it was made in the same factory as where they make cat food. We lived off bread and french fries the entire week. Furthermore, all the drinks besides the bar right next to the reception area were watered down big time. We thought it'd be worth it to do an all-inclusive to save money. We were wrong... at least for this particular resort. Weather was nice though.

  • Hooge-Martens : Canada
Beautiful Resort

The room was not too bad, the bed was comfortable but the pillows were terrible.The food at the buffet was ok and they had lots of variety.The food at the restaurants was awesome especially the Japanese.The customer is was very good and most people were friendly.The resort was clean and had lots of activities for all ages.The beach was beautiful and very clean! The people that walk up and down the beach constantly bugging you to buy things was overwhelming. It was hard to relax and enjoy myself when I was being hounded to buy a massage 5 times a day.All in all the resort was very nice and I would recommend it to friends and family.

  • Nikki A :
Amazing trip!

Ignore all the negative reviews..this resort was amazing! My boyfriend and I were here April 11 for 1 week. Check in was super fast and they were able to accommodate a king size bed and gave us a few options of which villa we prefer. We ended up across from the pool and very close to the beach. We loved where we were at because we spent lots of time at the beach/pool. Yes, the music is loud but it didn't bother us at all. If you don't want to hear the music go elsewhere or choose a villa further away from the pool. There was always something going on for every age group all day long. The first few days many workers approached us trying to sell us the privileged we just had to be stern and say NO and they left us alone. We also had one worker that would continuously ask us to get him a drink from the bar, it was very annoying but he finally got the hint. The food was exceptional! We tried all the a la cartes and our favourite by far was the steakhouse! Steak is amazing. Tip well and they will gladly allow you to come back and treat you like a queen! Both buffets were great as well always a variety of food. The beach was my favourite part of the whole trip. Only downside is you have to go early to get a cabana. Water was very clear no rocks and workers were always removing sea weed. Loved the crepes on the beach. The rooms were fantastic. We had trouble getting hot water in the shower so we used the tub instead. Bed was a little hard and blankets not very soft but we slept well anyways. Maids did a great job of cleaning everyday and restocking fridge. Lobby bar was the spot to hangout at night. Micheal Jackson show was awesome! Also have a games area for kids (My boyfriend and I got kicked out while we were playing air hockey) which I found ridiculous but understandable. We got full body massages at the resort and they were wonderful well worth the money! We also did the Wild Buggy excursion it was awesome! Pearl beach club is amazing as well but only for privileged members, otherwise you have to pay for drinks. Make sure to go to the info session the first day your there..lots of info on activities happening throughout the week! Overall the resort was by far the best I've been too. I really only have minor complaints but still give a 10/10. Staff are so friendly and resort itself is beautiful! It is not to big and not to small..everything was walking distance which was great. Don't pay attention to negative reviews people are just way to picky! I defiantly recommend people to come to this resort. We met a group of people..it was their 5th time at this resort. We are considering coming back next year because we loved it that much! Totally worth it to spend a little bit more and go to a nice resort. You get what you pay for here!

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature

  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Snacks
  • A la carte dining w/reservations
  • Unlimited Domestic brand drinks, Domestic beer and House Wine
  • In-room mini-bar stocked w/water, soft drinks and beer only
  • Lounge chair and towels (pool/beach)
  • Snorkeling
  • Sailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Catamarans
  • 1 Introductory scuba diving lesson in pool per stay
  • Daytime tennis
  • Bicycles
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Pool table
  • Archery
  • Aerobics
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Entrance to the Disco with drinks and snacks from 10pm-3am
  • 711 Junior Suites in 31 three-storey buildings
  • 1 buffet restaurant
  • 4 a la carte restaurants: Tex-Mex, French, Italian and Japanese, dress code & reservations required
  • Beach grill & snack bar
  • 5 bars including swim-up bar
  • Casino
  • Disco
  • Large swimming pool with islands, jacuzzi, fountain and separate children's pool
  • 2 tennis courts
  • 9-hole golf course on-site (fee)
  • Shopping centre
  • Supermarket
  • Fitness room
  • Sauna
  • Beauty salon & massages (fee)
  • Internet access (fee)
  • Medical services (fee)
  • Banana boat rides (fee)

Junior Suites include:

  • 1 king or 2 twin beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Living area
  • Satellite TV
  • Mini-bar
  • In-room safe
  • Full bathroom with separate bath and shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Balcony or terrace with hammock
  • Max occupancy 4 persons no more than 3 adults

Kids Deals - Under 7 stay and eat free when sharing a room with 2 adults; pay airfare and transfers only.

For the Kids - Kids 4-12 can enjoy supervised activities at the Kids' Club from 10am-6pm, mini-disco and wading pool. Babysitting services available (fee).

Honeymooners - Receive a room upgrade (subject to availability) and a bottle of rum. Request at time of booking. Requires proof of marriage certificate at check-in.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.


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  • Catalonia Bavaro
    Punta Cana,Dominican Republic

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Catalonia Bavaro Beach, Casino & Golf Resort
Playas De Bavaro Cabeza de Toro, Punta Cana 2062 Dominican Republic

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. Escapes.ca cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules.

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