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Catalonia Royal Bavaro (Adults-Only)

Dominican Republic - Punta Cana

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4 Nights with Air from $669 All-Inclusive
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Thatched roofed palapas grace the sand, lining a glittering turquoise ocean. Under these beachy hideaways are soft, cush ... More

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"First let me sat, DO NOT TRUST THE NEGATIVE REVIEWS!! THIS PLACE WAS GREAT-BEYOND GREAT!! My husband and I were travelling kid-free (first time since kids were born!) with another couple to celebrate o..." – KidFreePA
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3.9 out of 5
"First let me sat, DO NOT TRUST THE NEGATIVE REVIEWS!! THIS PLACE WAS GREAT-BEYOND GREAT!! My husband and I were travelling kid-free (first time since kids were born!) with another couple to celebrate o..." – KidFreePA
220 out of 295 (75%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Catalonia Beach pool beach cooking! paella on the beach, delicous Resort Beach Bar area Tapas Restaurant and pool area Our view from our room party on the beach party in the pool beautiful sunrise Barcelo Beach Resort pool Beach view Night view over the pool by the lobby Not the room pictured on any site Pool at night Jones Family Love View from the lobby door Beach Snorlkling View from beach bar
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May 19, 2019
Amazing Trip!!!

We had an amazing time. We upgraded our room when we got there to a suit that had a pool attached. This was worth the extra money and where we spent a lot of our time. Everything thing was a short walk a way from our room. We had access to both sides of the resort but tended to stay on our side other then to eat. That staff was fantastic and very helpful and friendly. The only negative is the ocean had a lot of seaweed and rocks. Know when booking that this is a quiet resort. There is not a lot of night life going on. We waited to book our excursion when we got to the resort. We choose to do the reef exploration, which allowed you to snorkel with sharks, sting rays, and around the coral reefs. You could also paddle board, kayak, included a massage.


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Overall Rating: 5
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From: Terre Haute, Indiana
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

May 19, 2019
Needs updating

We have stayed at several Catalonia Resorts, including this one. Pros: Beautiful beach that they cleaned daily to decrease the sargassum / seaweed. Resort landscaping well maintained. Beautiful pools. Majority of staff were friendly. Easy check in / out. The steakhouse, Italian, and seaside restaurants were very good. Adult beach quiet and relaxing. Water at the beach is shallow and allows those who are not strong swimmers to snorkel. Cons: Buffet food was quite bland. Room had stains in the shower and on the ceiling above the bed. Toilet seat did not fit the toilet correctly so every time you sat down, you sat on the rim of the bowl. No hammock on the balcony. Intermittent delivery of towels and wash cloths. Occasional smell of sewage. The beach runner who asks if you are having any problems with your stay does not follow through. If you leave your beach loungers to go to breakfast, the staff remove your towels as they assume you are reserving loungers which is not permitted. The resort rooms definitely need updating. It is not at the level that Catalonia Resorts normally are kept. Overall we had a very relaxing vacation as we spent most of our day lying on the beach and reading. We would return to this resort, but I hope they update the rooms soon.


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Overall Rating: 3
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From: Pennsylvania
Age: 55-64
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

May 12, 2019

This was our first time at an all inclusive. The pools and beach are amazing as are the drinks. Food was average, nothing special or great about it. The casino was disappointing. The room air conditioning was hardly functioning. We called a couple times about it but just realized that that was just going to be how the air was. They did supply us with a fan though which helped. Overall, the beach, pools and bar makes up for it all. I would recommend staying here


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Overall Rating: 4
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From: Cleveland, Ohio
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

May 11, 2019
Catalonia Royal

Let me start off by saying my spouse and I look for adults only, all inclusive, small/boutique resorts. We chose this as it met most of those options. When we arrived very late after a full day of flying, we were checked in, but the room looked nothing like the one I booked. We tried to go back to the front desk and request room change, but were told it was too late "to do anything about it", but to come back in the morning at 9am- what we determined the meeting would be, was a sales pitch to move to a more expensive room/time share thing. Needless to say, we did not go and stayed in the room I didn't book the entire time. The room was not updated, and bathroom was poorly designed, no privacy, large tub, tiny shower, and one of the sinks was plugged. And it smelled very musty. The staff: overall a grumpy crew, but with a few standouts. The lady hostesses at sea blue, the ladies at the bars were friendly. Meals: although there were many restaurants, the options were limited. We love spicy food, and there was not any to be had. Overall, the food was bland and disappointing, compared to many of the other resorts we have stayed at. At all of the restaurants, we felt very rushed, staff taking your plates before you put your fork down. Beach: The beach was nice. We didnt have a problem finding a beach chair. The major problem was smoking all over the resort, including on the beach. Yuck! Smelled smoke the entire time. Entertainment: We are not big entertqinment/show people,but they have a wonderful violinist down by the main pool in the evenings that you should listen to one night. We make the most of everything, so enjoyed urself overall. We will not be returning to this resort, and probably not to the DR as it just did not compare to other places we have traveled.


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From: California
Age: 45-54

Room Information

Catalonia Royal Bavaro has 255 suites equipped with one king size canopy bed, air conditioning and ceiling fan, living room, terrace with hammock, telephone, plasma television, DVD/CD player with free movies, beach towels in the room, colonial style furniture, wireless internet access, mini bar with soft drinks, beer and snacks, coffee maker and safe. The marble bathrooms have a separate shower, round bath tub, hairdryer, bathrobe, slippers and VIP amenities.

Room Details

Junior Suite Superior
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

What's to Love

It's an all-inclusive Dominican dream escape.

Chillaxing at the infinity pool with shaded, cushy loungers & hammocks on the beach.

The self-serve Bloody Marys and mimosas at breakfast.

Escaping via the spa: massages by the sea, Turkish baths and sauna.

 

What We'd Change

Casino Punta Cana closes at midnight, but the resort's club, Cats, and the bar by the pool are both open late for night owls.

 

Why You Should Go

It's 20 miles from the Punta Cana airport. Vacay cocktails will appear pronto.

Two gorgeous golf courses designed by Alberto Sola are near.

If you're up for meeting up with Lady Luck, there's a casino onsite.

Soana Island is an aahmazing excursion and is relatively near. So worth it.

Available Amenities

  • Tour Assistance
  • Beach
  • Beach Bar
  • Casino ($)
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Golf Course ($)
  • Laundry Services ($)
  • Lounge Chairs/Umbrellas
  • Nightly Entertainment
  • Snorkeling
  • Pool Bar
  • Swimming Pool(s)
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Scuba Diving ($)
  • Aerobics
  • Archery
  • Mini Golf
  • Dance Classes
  • Beach Parties
  • Medical Services ($)
  • Water Polo
  • Ping Pong
  • Nightclub/Disco
  • Billiards
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Shopping
  • Theater
  • Wedding Services ($)
  • 24 Hour Room Service
  • 14 Bars/Lounges
  • Honeymoon Packages ($)
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Wireless Internet
  • Tour Desk
  • Pool Towels (complimentary)
  • Free Parking
  • Beauty Salon ($)
  • Car Rental Available ($)
  • Gift Shop ($)
  • ATM/Banking ($)


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Dining
  • Golf Course(s)
  • Jet Ski Rentals
  • Marina
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Shopping
  • Water-Skiing
  • Windsurfing

Map of Local Area

The Dominican Republic continues to grow as a major tourist destination due to its beautiful beaches, rich culture, and abundance of available activities.

Catalonia Royal Bavaro (Adults-Only)

Cabeza de Toro

+1 809-412-0011

Hotel Description

Catalonia Royal Bavaro (Adults-Only): All-Inclusive Dominican Dream

Thatched roofed palapas grace the sand, lining a glittering turquoise ocean. Under these beachy hideaways are soft, cushy beds for your chilling, reading or booze snoozing. Electrically bright bougainvillea, lush tropical flora and fringy palms contrast to the hip, sleek boxy architecture-the vibe is epic. 24-hour room service, food, cocktails, water sports-the everything-you-wantness of it all-will stay with you long after you've said goodbye.

DINING

This'll whet your appetite. Nosh on Mediterranean, tapas, pizza joint, Japanese, Italian and a vegetarian spot. But these are just the tip of the foodberg.

Thalassa
Type:
Mediterranean
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 7am-10:30am; Lunch - daily, 12:30pm-3:30pm; Dinner - daily, 7pm-10pm
Description: Dine on a la carte Mediterranean cuisine.
Dress code: No shorts, T-shirts, beach sandals for men, and no sarongs for women.

Barcelona Origens
Type: Vegetarian
Hours: Dinner - daily, 7pm-10pm
Description: Enjoy this unique place in Punta Cana to taste the sophisticated vegetarian cuisine.
Dress code: Casual

Cata Tapa
Type: Tapas
Hours: Daily, 7pm-10pm
Description: Innovative a la carte tapas.
Dress code: Casual

Sea Blue Deli and Snack Bar
Type:
Light Fare
Hours: Daily, 10am-6pm
Description: Light fare served by the pool in an open-air setting.

Gran Caribe at Catalonia Punta Cana
Type:
Buffet
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 6:30am-10am; Lunch - daily, 12:30pm-3pm; Dinner - daily, 6:30pm-10pm
Description: Open-air restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and themed-dinner buffets.

La Toscana at Catalonia Punta Cana
Type:
Italian
Hours: Daily, 6:30pm-10pm
Description: Intimate, air-conditioned, Italian restaurant open for a la carte dinner. Reservations are required.
Dress code: Casual

Mikado at Catalonia Punta Cana
Type: Japanese
Hours: Daily, 6:30pm-10pm
Description: Air-conditioned Japanese restaurant open for a la carte dinner. Reservations are required.
Dress code: Casual

Yuca at Catalonia Punta Cana
Type: Caribbean
Hours: Dinner - daily, 6:30pm-10pm
Description: Authentic restaurant a la carte with traditional Caribbean specialties.
Dress code: Casual

Bretonne at Catalonia Punta Cana
Type: Creperie
Hours: Daily, 4pm-11pm
Description: Casual, open-air spot, open in the evening for savory and sweet crepes.

Pizzeria Sorrento at Catalonia Punta Cana
Type: Pizza
Hours: Daily, noon-6pm
Description: Located near the swimming pool, featuring authentic wood-burning ovens.

La Palapa at Catalonia Punta Cana
Type: Buffet
Hours: Breakfast - daily; 10am-noon; Lunch - daily, 12:30pm-4pm
Description: Casual, open-air, beach-side restaurant open for breakfast and barbecue lunch buffets.

Rodeo Steak House at Catalonia Punta Cana
Type:
Steakhouse
Hours: Daily, 7pm-9:45pm
Description: Air-conditioned a la carte restaurant serving American favorites. Reservations are required.
Dress code: Casual

Pleamar at Catalonia Punta Cana
Type: Snack Bar
Hours: 24 hours
Description: Poolside venue serving drinks and snacks 24 hours.

Pizzeria Sorrento
Type: Pizza
Hours: Open during the day
Description: Enjoy wood-oven pizzas at this open air restaurant next to the pool.

Tao-Cat
Type: Asian fusion
Hours: Open for dinner
Description: Exquisite combination of Southeast Asian cuisine.

All hours are subject to change.



BARS/NIGHTLIFE

Drinkeries? Yep. Around every palm: beach, swim-up, piano bar and even a juice bar for your rejuvenation. Here's to you.

Piano Bar
Located in the lobby. Features live music several nights a week. Daily, 8am-12:30am.

Maloo Bar
Located by the beach, serving natural juice drinks as well as alcoholic beverages. Daily, 9am-5pm.

Aqua Bar
Offers swim-up service at the pool. Daily, 9am-5pm.

Beach Bar
Offers drinks by the beach. Daily, 9am-5pm.

Pleamar
Serves drinks and snacks by the pool. Daily 24 hours a day.

El Palmeral
Lobby bar/lounge. Daily, 8am-12:30am.

Curacao
Intimate bar/lounge. Daily, 6pm-10pm.

Pool Bar
Includes swim-up service. Daily, 9am-5pm.

Cat's Disco Bar
Features DJ music, beer and cocktails. Daily, 11pm-2am.

Casinos
Guests have access to the casino at Catalonia Punta Cana, which is open from 7pm-midnight.



BEACHES AND POOLS

This escape-haven sits on Playa Bavaro, one of the most famous beaches on the planet. You can hang at two pools: one is infinity and overlooks the ocean. One has a Jacuzzi. Dive in.

SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Water

  • 1 hour of snorkeling or catamaran per day
  • Water polo

Available for an additional charge:

  • Scuba
  • Snorkeling excursions
  • Motorized sports

Land

  • Fitness
  • Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Darts
  • Archery
  • Beach volleyball

Golf
Tee it up at The Cabeza de Toro Golf Club, a par-35, nine-hole course, or the larger Caribe Golf Club is an 18-hole, par-72 course.



INTERNET

Complimentary Wi-Fi access is available throughout the hotel.

SPA SERVICES

Alegria Spa is a full-service spa.
  • Massages
  • Facials
  • Body treatments
  • Beauty salon


WEDDING/HONEYMOON

Weddings at Catalonia Royal Bavaro feature a beach-side ceremony, and include the services of a wedding coordinator. Flowers, catering and special amenities for the bride and groom are also available, including private dining and spa services. Contact the front desk directly for more information.

CHILD CARE

This is an adult-only resort.

ADDTIONAL INFORMATION

Location
Located on Bavaro Beach just 10 miles from Punta Cana Airport.

Check-In/Check-Out
Check-in: 3pm. Check-out: noon.
Catalonia Royal Bavaro is exclusively for adults and does not accept children younger than 18 years.
A valid credit card may be required upon check-in for possible incidentals not included in your hotel reservation.

Holy Week
In observance of Holy Week, some resorts in the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Costa Rica may put limits on the use of motorized water sports and loud music.

Catalonia Punta Cana Access
All Catalonia Royal Bavaro guests enjoy unlimited access to Catalonia Punta Cana's facilities and restaurants.

Pearl Beach Club
Guests receive 25% off at Pearl Beach Club in Punta Cana.



All hours, fees, amenities, information and services are subject to change without notice.
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