Catalonia Royal Bavaro
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- All Inclusive Features
Beautiful location, well maintained, with friendly staff. Good food and plenty to do... or you can do nothing but rest and relax, which is great too. The breakfast buffet was a treat every morning, and then the hardest decision was whether to lie by the beach or the pool. The dinner options were diverse and enjoyable as well.
We just returned from the Catalonia Royal Bravaro the resort was fantastic, food outstanding, drinks good, staff awesome. They take wonderful care of the grounds, although they could weed whack when no one is around the pool, however that would be hard to find that time. My only complaint, is the smoking you are allowed to smoke anywhere on the grounds (outside) this for a non-smoker was a bit annoying, ashes on the pool deck and sometimes in the pool. I also wish they had a few more places to shop not a lot of choice on the grounds. (however it kept me from spending money) the beach was great outside of some flea bites, so we stayed more by the pool. We will go back for sure! Take lots of smaller bills, we blew it and had to many $20's, and insulated travel cup, we wish we would have taken ours! Also was warned to not drink more then 3 coconut milk drinks a day it is a natural laxative! Be sure to take long pants for men or capri's for women and closed toe shoes for guys most of the restaurants want that attire, you can visit the family side whenever you want we had dinner over there at the steak house and it was fantastic!
Just returned from Catalonia Royal today and I cannot say enough great things about this place! The rooms are immaculately clean and the service is great! Everyone was so friendly and welcoming! From the beginning you are treated with such great care! Kenny Beltre from the beach was especially amazing! I cannot say enough good things about him! He works hard and is very kind. He remembered us from our first day at the beach and took care of us everyday after that ensuring to save us our favorite spot under some shade with beach towels waiting for us! We would definitely go back for Kenny! Kenny is a perfect example of the excellent service you will get all over at Catalonia Royal!
We just got back from Catalonia Royal Bavaro and overall had a great time. We upgraded our room to the privileged deluxe room which was NOT worth it. We went with some friends who had a basic room and there was virtually no difference for the cost. We were slightly closer to the beach and the room was maybe 100 sq ft larger, but other than that, the rooms were identical. They gave us a different colored wrist band but it didn't afford us any additional benefits. If we did it again, we would definitely not upgrade. The room was slightly outdated and the bathroom or ceiling fans didn't work, nor did the light on our balcony. Several other reviews pointed out bad wifi which didn't really matter to us until we were trying to Skype with our kids. DrinksThe drinks and bartenders were outstanding and by far the highlight of the trip! Everything with rum was tremendous and they had a nice drink menu available which came in handy with being there for a week. We did notice different bartenders made some of the drinks differently and sometimes with completely different ingredients. Mama Juana shots were wonderful and also dangerous :)FoodWe've been on several vacations where other reviews said the food was bad and we ended up thinking it was just fine. Usually there were several staples such as guac and chips or fish tacos that could get us through. I have never left a negative food review until now. The food here was for the most part horrible. The buffets didn't have much to offer and generally left us hungry and disappointed. Rarely was there even a single option to eat. Breakfast was usually a crepe with Nutella and lunch was rice with peas and carrots. The meat overall was not good. The texture was tough and the taste was off. Sea Blue was the best option we found and was pretty decent. The chicken wings were good for lunch and the burger was decent enough to get by. The pizza was surprisingly good and can be found and the snack bar by the main pool or on the other side by their pool. For dinner we heard the Tapas place was amazing so tried that. Unfortunately we were terribly disappointed. Between the 4 of us we tried nearly everything on the menu. The veal was probably the best and tasted like beef stew. The ribs were ok but everything else was not good. The tuna tasted like canned tuna and many of the other items were unpleasant. We tried the Japanese restaurant on the other side and it was ok. The meat was tough and overcooked and the fried rice was super salty (and I've never found fried rice I didn't like :) ) Overall, if I had to do it again, I'd eat the majority of the meals at Sea Blue with the pizza place mixed in. BeachThe beach was great and it was never hard to find chairs at either the beach or the pool. The sand was incredibly soft and the water was great. There is some seaweed but it was easy to walk around to find wide open areas to swim in the ocean. The beach was very walkable and something we looked forward to every day. Shops/Coffee This was a very pleasant surprise, just outside of the main door was a small shopping complex with everything from cigars, to rum, to kids shops, to beach stores. Everything seemed reasonably priced. The crown jewel was a legit coffee shop in the middle that was included with the all inclusive package. The coffee was absolutely outstanding!Casino We went here twice and they seem to be focused on making money by steering people to the slot machines or roulette table. There was one black jack table but even with 4 people sitting at another black jack table, they refused to open it saying there was room at the roulette table. The roulette table took everyones money pretty quickly, as did the shots. Overall, if the food was better, or even decent we'd probably mark this a 5 and start planning our return trip next year. Unfortunately the food was so bad, I don't think we'll ever come back which is a shame because everything else really was pretty great! Hopefully they can fix this in the future as they have a great property and the drinks are incredible!
just returned from 14 night stay here , our second visit as before if your looking for paradise and adult only you wont be disappointed here. from booking in of which was very smooth and quick , was nice to be recognised by so many of the staff of which go above and beyond to make sure you have a good holiday, food good as always, room kept clean and tidy as are the grounds very well maintained beach cleaned daily to remove the seaweed,
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 and a la carte dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
- Snack bar
- Domestic and international drinks
- 24-hour room service
- Non-motorized watersports
- Scuba lesson
- Fitness centre
- Golf green fees, putting green and pitch & putt
- Weekly beach party
- Free Wifi internet service
- Nightly entertainment
- 144 rooms
- Buffet & a la carte restaurants
- 24 hour room service
- Tennis court
- Spa with steam bath, sauna & hydro massage showers
- Fitness Centre
- WiFi internet
- Golf nearby
Junior Suites include:
- Ceiling fan
- 1 king-bed
- Satellite TV
- Free Wifi internet service
- Safety deposit box
- Stocked mini-bar
- Fruit plate and champagne
- Full bathroom
- Bathrobes and slippers
- Terrace or balcony with hammock
- Maximum occupancy 3
Stay at 1 Play at 2 - Enjoy full use of all the facilities at the Catalonia Bavaro Beach, Golf & Casino next door.
Golf Bonus - Guests staying a minimum of 7 nights will receive: 2 free rounds of golf green fees per person per week (1 at the Cabeza de Toro 9-hole golf course and one at the 18-hole Catalonia Caribe Golf Club in Punta Cana.) Offer subject to change. Golf cart is mandatory and extra. Book your tee times in advance with golf-tours.com.
Honeymoon Bonus - Room upgrade, bottle of rum, fruit basket and a surprise gift.
Wedding Package - Please inquire for details and pricing.
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 Royal BavaroPunta Cana,Dominican Republic
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Playa Bavaro, Punta Cana 837 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.
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