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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 The furnishings and interior of the suites are a little outdated.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.

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
  • katrinajuliar : Harbour Breton, Canada
first time travellers

Great Experience and I would Return. Good Entertainment with lots of different events on the go. Would have loved to have a piece of paper with all the events and entertainment that was going on because sometimes we missed out on some good fun. Beach was clean and lovely. Did a few excursions and we have memories that will last forvever. All the staff that i had dealings with were great.

  • rachelsandya : Montreal, Canada
Terrible experience

Don't spend your hard earned money on this hotel. There was nothing good about this resort. Rooms our very outdated. Beach was so dirty. Seaweed all over. Trash everywhere. Staff tired and not friendly at all. Checkin took almost 2 hours. Food at the main buffet lobby horrible. I could go on and on. Total waist of my money.

  • Oana B :
Great Vacation

Just back from a week holiday and I am very happy with the choice of hotel. Very nice resort. Food was very good and the staff was super nice.Bars are good. Beach was clean, with many trees and huts .I will definitely go back to this resort.OanaBucharest,Romania

  • tuckerchristine20 : South Portland, Maine
Pushy sales people - trying to sell upgraded rooms & travel clubs - blucky

People aren't always what they appear to be for this hotel.Here's hoping you take this time to read this review, and book with caution.Do you like those wrist band kinda resorts - here is one. We already paid almost $5,000 for this privileged room (not standard) all inclusive vacation, please just leave us alone and let us try to enjoy. From sales people trying to sell upgrades to their "exclusive" rooms and then their travel club at the Pearl night club, we give this resort a thumbs down. For being located in the 'privileged' room, and constantly hearing the banging music coming from the Pearl club, gave me a headache. We tried to move rooms after 1 night, but then the 2nd day we were told that the room we were to move to was booked. After 2 nights, we changed rooms, felt much better, but who wants the hassle of changing rooms? This room was bit smaller too. The food was average at best. Typical all inclusive - very repetitive. Typical desserts - they all look pretty, but they don't taste like much.Beach was nice, entertainment was good.If you are a nonsmoker, and just don't want to smell smoke constantly, I would avoid Punta Cana completely. Hear me now - except right in the restaurants - everyone smokes everywhere all the time. From sun up til sun down..on the beach, we smelled smoke, not the ocean. In the evening trying to enjoy a show, and sitting next to a smoker, a huge turn off. Again if you are offended by cigarette smoke - choose another island, and a resort that at least has some nonsmoking sections. We were fortunate to travel to another island last year, and found the locals to be the friendliest of anywhere we had ever traveled. This was not the case for us on the Dominican Republic. Do you want someone to acknowledge you and look you in the eye when providing drink service. You won't get it on this island. They talk around you not at you. Very rarely look at you and acknowledge what you are asking for. If you do not speak Spanish - cross it out. Again last year, we were only an island with a native language, but the employees all spoke English. We were in the minority here at this resort. The entertainment would speak in several languages, but approximately 1 in 10 sentences came out in English. You could not catch what was being said. Ever feel like you were in the minority - so did we at this resort. We did do an excursion one day, and spoke with some other Americans who stated their resort had much more English speaking people. Smell around the resort was not always pleasant - I will leave it at that.Lastly we hit some rain. And evidently the 'privileged' area was built on a lagoon, and you knew it once the water was close to my knees. This took over 24 hours to drain, and they had to install pumps to try to get the water down. Overall, we would have saved money, avoid shlepping through water over 1 foot deep, avoided the banging music from the Pearl club had we staying the a regular room on the other side of the resort - who knew??Last year, we did not want to leave our hotel, the friends we had made at the hotel and were dreaming of our return to the island. This time, we were ready to head home, and I do not think we will return to the Dominican Republic. I would spend a bit more and head to another island.Best Regards from this nonsmoker

  • Tim and Allison S : Las Vegas, Nevada
Love Punta Cana

I love Punta Cana, and love Bavoro Beach! Do not really love Catalonia Bavoro Resort. I was not sure whether to give them a two or three star. Upon arrival, I would have absolutely given them a one star. We had a late check in, and after a long day or travel we just wanted to go to bed.We were staying at this resort with a wedding party, and had reserved an Oceanfront Suite. When they showed us to our room it was a regular room and it was hot! Like no A/C hot.... Front desk said that the manager wouldn't be in until the morning to figure out the error. We were so exhausted that we decided to make the best of it and just get a good nights sleep and work it all out in the morning........ The room was so hot and miserable, we moved the bed across the room so it was directly under the air conditioner vent, stripped down to no clothes and just made the best of it..... ugh!The next morning they moved us to a beautiful suite and it was exactly what we wanted and expected. The gave us some complimentary massages on the beach to make up for the inconvenience, and we really just wanted to move past it and have a nice time..... The beach is beautiful and the staff was super friendly and helpful!The food was terrible....... We didn't have a decent meal on the resort the entire time......The other members of our party that didn't stay in a suite also complained every day about their air conditioner not working and not having towels in their rooms......It is hard to rate this resort..... If you stay in an Oceanfront Suite you will probably have a 3 or 4 star time, if not..... maybe a 2 or 3 star........its a gamble......

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. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.