Catalonia Royal Bavaro

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Overview
Situated beside a long beach of fine white sand, this Adults only resort is an ideal place to enjoy the warm waters of the Caribbean in complete tranquility. Guests will enjoy cuisine at a variety of restaurants, a wide array of sporting and leisure activities, and full exchange privileges at the Catalonia Beach, Golf & Casino located next door.

Location: Directly on the beach in Punta Cana, 30 minutes from Punta Cana International Airport. 1 1/2 hours from La Romana Airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Dan L :
Bingo Bingo, Bongo Bongo

Let me first start with how great Jose was. Super fun guy with the activities and events. I was not sure what to expect with an all inclusive resort, but was quite satisfied with the experience. This was our 25th anniversary so I wanted to do something special for my wife and overall had a great time. Service... Very good, She staff was very polite and seemed to be concerned with the guests having a good experience. The bartenders and wait staff were always on top of things making sure to get your drinks to you as quickly as possible. Great job to Alba at the Palapa bar, so much fun.Room... We were in the 46 block on the 3rd floor. The room was excellent and well maintained. Housekeeping did a great job of making sure there was a little something special done to the room every day. Flowers or towel origami made it interesting to come back to. Sure we left a little tip for house keeping, which I am sure they appreciate. I appreciate good housekeeping.Location.... Very beautiful setting with the grounds being well taken care of. Even though we were in the furthest building from the beach, the walk was not far and it was always nice to walk through the vision that is Royal Bavaro. The 9 hole golf course was very beautiful and well maintained. Impressive as the constant heat and humidity would make that quite a challenge. What did I like the best?..... The setting was beautiful, The staff was great (Jose and Alba especially), The room was clean and comfortable.What did like least?.... The beach.. Don't get me wrong, the white sand and clear water was awesome, but the vegetation that washed up constantly was not attractive. I don't know if it was just the time of year but still not appealing. They tried to keep it clean but seemed a loosing battle. Finally... The food... Cata Capa was a very good meal, Sushi at the beach bar was excellent, Payalla on the beach was great, Breakfast at thalassa was good, Japanese restaurant was very good ( I don't remember the name). All of the rest were mediocre at best. Time Share issue... Although at the Royal Bavaro there was nobody asking for your time to talk about the time share option, when we waled through the sister resort they did seem like vultures hovering ready to pounce if you looked their way.Summary..... If you are looking to relax and lounge in the sun with a stunning setting I highly recommend the Catalonia Royal Bavaro.

  • _aniglik : Detroit, Michigan
Such a Paradise

We stayed for 10 days in Catalonia Royal Bavaro. We fell in love with this place, it is amazing and magnificent. The restaurants are great, food was delicious, room service was great, rooms were clean and beautiful. We stayed at the adult side and we really enjoyed it. The people are just amazing and caring, funny and friendly. We want to thank Miladis for being the best bartender and soulmate we met. She is the sweetest person we know! At sea blue restaurant we met Beatriz, she was very sweet and helpful, always smiling. While on the beach we were always entertained by Alexander, he gave us a few Spanish lessons and always made us smile. The funniest person we met was Jose. He is absolutely the funniest and goofiest person, but knows how to organize and entertain absolutely everyone. Everybody made us feel welcome and important. We will be coming back to this place for sure. Best time ever.

  • Mgriffithphelps : Omaha, Nebraska
OK resort, dated facilities

We stayed for 7 nights in early July. Arrived on a Thursday, which was a busy day to arrive. There were 3 couples who arrived for the "privilege" check in at the same time, so we had an incredibly awkward group check in process. Once we were in our room (Jr Suite in villa 38), it was nice, clean and comfortable. The AC and water pressure were great, contrary to other reviews. We had excellent wifi connection throughout the facility. Complementary bottle of champagne for our anniversary. We did meet with the "concierge" right away, but thanks to TA, we knew to turn down the breakfast and move on. Thanks :) Salespeople did keep pestering us for a few days, but by Sunday, it had stopped. The food was good, but the service was incredibly slow. We enjoyed the Tapas and Japanese restaurant the most. We did not try the Italian or Vegetarian restaurants. Steakhouse was OK.Bar service was as expected. Slow, but decent drinks at all locations. Bring your own tervis or bubba cup for fewer trips to the bar. Pool bar could get rowdy in the afternoons. We upgraded to a private villa/pool for our last three nights. It was well worth the cost. It was huge and the pool was much larger than we thought. We were close to the SeaBlue bar and were able to either hop out or ask a server for drinks. We did see a few bugs in our room and pool. Some older fixtures that could use an update or two. Overall it was fun, enjoyable trip. I would recommend.

  • Karin K :
Still Thinking About This Dream Vacation

I can't tell people enough what an INCREDIBLE time I had at this resort. Firstly, the resort is a perfect size. The actual adults only side is very accessible, you can get from one side to the other in a small amount of time and as someone who has trouble walking long distances, this was a life saver! However, if you like walking a lot or exploring the resort you're staying at, the bigger Catalonia central resort right beside it is a 30 second walk away so you always had the option of walking around there and then returning to the quiet, peaceful adults-only side.Next, the food! I honestly did not have a single bad meal here. I was impressed over and over again with the food selection, taste, and service. I can't even think of my favourite restaurant because they were all so lovely. The plus side too is that you can go to any of the other restaurants in the central resort. (Although we barely did because those had lines and children haha!)The pools were fantastic. The infinity pool was very peaceful and the pool closer to the lobby was always a good time. Plus, they had the cutest lounge areas with retractable roofs! I found that they usually had a good amount of these available too which was nice.The beach was great! This I guess would be my only critique and its not even the resort's fault. It may have been the time I went but there was quite a bit of seaweed in the water. Honestly this didn't bug me at all and you could definitely still swim but thats seriously the only "bad" thing about this place. The juice bar on the beach was delightful! The bar was beautiful too but nothing beats fresh smoothies as you lounge on the beach. The room was gorgeous and well kept, plus every terrace had a personal hammock which I loved. I'm surprised people didn't take more advantage of them. This resort was super close to the airport so no long, uncomfortable bus rides. There's also a super cute market place a in between both the Catalonia resorts with tons of shops and the cutest little cafe! We also went the casino a few times which was always a great time. Oh! And one more thing, in some areas of the resort like the restaurants or bars you'd hear the most graceful, relaxing music. I felt this as worth mentioning because it made you literally feel like you were in paradise, great work on the music choices!Overall, this was the most relaxing vacation and I would go back in a heartbeat!

  • Priscilla C : Valley Cottage, New York
My Unforgettable Birthday Celebration!

My husband and I had a truly fabulous vacation to celebrate by birthday. Thank you to everyone of your staff...from the Reception, Housekeeping, Waiters/waitresses, Bartender/servers. Spa staff, etc. I would highly recommend this Resort to all my family and friends. I am so happy we choose this Resort over all so many Resorts in Punta Cana! We truly had a fun, relaxing and enjoyable vacation birthday celebration! This was our first time in Punta Cana and we are so pleased we stayed 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 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
  • Sauna
  • Bicycles
  • Golf green fees, putting green and pitch & putt
  • Weekly beach party
  • Free Wifi internet service
  • Disco
  • Nightly entertainment
  • 144 rooms
  • Pools
  • Buffet & a la carte restaurants
  • 24 hour room service
  • Bars
  • Casino
  • Tennis court
  • Spa with steam bath, sauna & hydro massage showers
  • Fitness Centre
  • WiFi internet
  • Golf nearby

Junior Suites include:

  • Air-conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • 1 king-bed
  • Sofa
  • Phone
  • Satellite TV
  • Free Wifi internet service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Stocked mini-bar
  • Fruit plate and champagne
  • Full bathroom
  • Hair-dryer
  • 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 Bavaro
    Punta Cana,Dominican Republic

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Catalonia Royal Bavaro
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.

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.

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