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Catalonia Punta Cana

Dominican Republic - Punta Cana

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4 Nights with Air from $719 All-Inclusive
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Catalonia Punta Cana won The Noble Beach Prize for the Bomb-est Bar, 2017! Coral reefs are just a few steps from the ... More

Customer Rating 194 Reviews
Value
 
3.9
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3.7
Beaches & Pools
 
4.2
Dining Options
 
3.4
Room Comfort
 
3.4
3.7 out of 5
"We have stayed at many resorts around the world and Catalonia Punta Cana is the best resort for the money we have ever stayed at. The resort is large with well kept walk ways meandering through well ma..." – deuceshooters
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3.7
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3.4
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3.7 out of 5
"We have stayed at many resorts around the world and Catalonia Punta Cana is the best resort for the money we have ever stayed at. The resort is large with well kept walk ways meandering through well ma..." – deuceshooters
148 out of 218 (68%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
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June 18, 2019
Disappointing

We have been to Punta Cana now for the 6th time. The Catalonia resort is beautiful, but service was lacking a lot, 2 days at the buffet and nobody would come and pour water. The beach buffet host refused us to enter for lunch, with our 2 kids, as we were wet (it is a beach and ocean mind u!!!). The rooms are very outdated and small, but clean. First 3 days the bathroom ceiling was "raining" water, it was leaking from the upstairs shower, nobody would come and take a look and fix it, after 3 days finally after talking to some "big boss" they tried fixing it, but it still leaked for the rest of our stay, not one "sorry" and no empathy at all.


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From: Ohio
Age: 35-44
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

June 18, 2019
Overall Great Time

Overall we had a great time. The pillows were on the hard side and we had a problem with the toilet on the first night but was fixed after the second trip to the main desk. The entertainment nightly was great as were the employees during the day getting you to participate in group activities.


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Overall Rating: 5
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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4.0
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From: New Jersey
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

May 16, 2019

After reading quite a few negative reviews, I was pretty nervous about our upcoming stay at Catalonia Bavaro. We arrived in the afternoon and immediately offered an upgrade to "Privileged" which would include a newly remodeled room, access to better drink & bar options along with the 'privileged' beach area and 24-hour room service. We didn't feel like shelling out $200 extra without being able to see what the basic room package looked like. We walked into the room and the smell of musty/mold/mildew was very strong. Sat on the bed and it was like sitting on a rock. The fridge didn't work and neither did the WiFi. So, we asked to see a privileged room to make sure it would actually be an upgrade and it was so we went with the upgrade. We're very glad we did, even if it was just for the amenities of the room alone. Fridge worked, WiFi worked great, the room didn't wreak and there was a lovely shower with 2 huge rain shower heads, even a bidet! The privilege upgrade offered better booze which we didn't get unless we specifically asked for it which that wasn't a huge problem, we just had to remember to ask! The privileged beach area isn't any different than the regular beach area. The privileged bar on the beach was nice to have around, though, especially because it had restrooms. The food was very hit-or-miss. Our first night in we ordered room service and it was very simple. The ham and cheese sandwich looked like my 9 year old nephew made it, literally a piece of ham and cheese slapped between two pieces of white bread. The Cesar Salad was tiny and had chunks of bread for croutons. The second night we went to Mikado, the hibachi restaurant and that was very delicious! The third night we tried to go to the Rodeo Steakhouse and got there right as they were scheduled to open at 6pm. 15 minutes later the hostess came out and said "one moment please", went back inside and 15 minutes later still hadn't returned. We gave up and went to Toscana, the Italian restaurant. That was also very delicious with excellent service! The next night, we figured we'd give the Rodeo steakhouse another try. Same thing, waited and waited until finally a nice lady from Tennessee decided she'd go in and see what was going on. It was only then that someone came out to seat us. Steaks were TERRIBLE, no seasoning, ordered medium-rare and they were barely even rare. Mozzarella sticks tasted very chalky and not at all cheese-like. The spinach salad tasted as musty as our original room smelled. The last night we tried Yuca, the Caribbean restaurant that I hadn't read very good reviews about so I was a little skeptical. Turns out, Yuca was delicious!! Very glad to have saved that for our last night out rather than the Rodeo! We ate breakfast and lunch at the buffet and while the food was simple and rarely changed, it was good and sufficient. The entertainment staff was so nice and very fun! They put on great shows every night and really worked hard at getting guests to interact with them. Room Service was not good at all. The food wasn't good and the service in general was something we were less than impressed with. Several times we called for more water and beer and they never showed up at all. We'd ask for bottled water while at the bar so we could bring it to our room (since room service didn't) and we were refused! It was like pulling teeth to get bottled water! We also had to call three different times to get beach towels in our room. Do not upgrade to privileged based solely on the 24-hour room service, it's simply not worth it! We found that there are very few staff members that are fluent in English which was difficult at times, but we took it in stride and used it as a learning experience to freshen up our Spanish speaking skills. All in all, it was a nice vacation. I always say "the worst day on vacation is better than the best day in the office!" If you can't have a good time at an all-inclusive beach resort, you're just not doing life right!!


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From: Wisconsin
Age: 35-44
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

April 5, 2019
Not what i was expecting

My husband and I have been to this resort 10 years ago, it was LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT, really. During these last 10 years we have been to a lot of resorts in DR and Jamaica, BUT never stop talking about Catalonia in Punta Cana, soooo we decided to go back. The beach and pool are amazing, the rooms amazing, clean and updated. They have done a lot of renovations and updates with the resort itself, they have increased the number of the umbrellas in the beach, which is a big plus. The check in process was very very quick, Angelo is amazing. We arrived there at 10:30 AM, at 11 we had the room, great. The population of the resort has doubled up, so I am sure the income for the owners has increased a lot. Unfortunately, i dont believe they have increased the salary of the employees, their service was not good. in the restaurant - lunch and dinner, you had to ask for beer or drink twice and more. Their answer was - I am busy, sorry. Every single day the same situation. Not only that, but, i never understood the line in the buffet. It is a buffet, why people have to stay in the line to go to their tables?????? And the tables were all unoccupied, but again we had to wait for the waitress to come and pick us up, it was weird, not good. the food varieties were not good, the only good food were the fries and the steak. They had a lot of salads and tropical fruits. what can i say, we were a little disappointed. Would we go back? Maybe, maybe not. long story short, they have renovated and updated the buildings but the food and service. Oh, forgot one thing - There are no straws in the restaurant or bar, none, whatsoever. you had to drink in the plastic cups that some one else had used before you. And dont forget that the cups are "washed" very well


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Overall Rating: 3
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From: New York, NY
Age: 55-64
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

Room Information

Catalonia Punta Cana boasts 711 well appointed rooms located in 30 three-story buildings (no elevators). Junior Suites offer one king or two twin beds, terrace or balcony with hammock, living room, air conditioning and ceiling fan, complete bathroom, shower, hair dryer, cable television, direct dial telephone, complimentary wireless internet access, safe deposit box, coffee maker and mini bar with soft drinks.

Room Details

Junior Suite
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

What's to Love

All-inclusive beauty on the posh white sands in Punta Cana.

Noble Beach Prize Winner for "The Bomb-est Bar" (2015-2016). Ask for "The Sandy" at PURE on the beach.

Blue pools, blue ocean and lots of sunshine make working on your tan easy.

Sippin' on a fresh juice made from locally grown fruits from the juice bar on the beach.

 

What We'd Change

Like any huge resort, it's a bit of a walk from the beach to the lobby. Luckily, the beautiful landscaping makes the scenic stroll soothing.

 

Why You Should Go

Just a zippy twenty minutes from the airport. A welcome cocktail is waiting.

You can snag a one hour golf intro class. You might as well fine-tune your swing.

Privileged guests get an exclusive lounge, 24-hour room service, preferred access at restaurants & more.

Don't miss booking a beachside massage under a palapa. Ahhhh-somely relaxing.

Available Amenities

  • Tour Assistance
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Beach
  • Volleyball
  • Casino ($)
  • Children's Pool
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Cribs Available on Request
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Golf Course ($)
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kayaks
  • Laundry Services ($)
  • Nightly Entertainment
  • Snorkeling
  • Swim-Up Bar(s)
  • Swimming Pool(s)
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Scuba Diving ($)
  • Aerobics
  • Sauna
  • Archery
  • Basketball
  • Dance Classes
  • Beach Parties
  • Medical Services ($)
  • Water Polo
  • Ping Pong
  • 9 Bars/Lounges
  • Darts
  • Massage ($)
  • Theater
  • 10 Restaurants
  • Spa ($)
  • Beach Towels
  • Handicap Room Available
  • Wedding Services ($)
  • Hammocks
  • Honeymoon Packages ($)
  • Tour Desk
  • Fitness Center
  • Introductory Scuba Lesson
  • Beauty Salon ($)
  • Car Rental Available ($)
  • ATM/Banking ($)
  • Babysitting Services ($)


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Beach
  • Dive Shop(s)
  • Parasailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • 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 Punta Cana

Cabeza de Toro

+809 412 0000

Hotel Description

Catalonia Punta Cana: Beach Bliss in the Dominican

Coral reefs are just a few steps from the beach where you can fall into the Bali Beds at the Pearl Beach Club. But keep on moving-the big deal here is the bar, PURE. This Noble Beach Prize Winner is an expansive slice of awesome-it's a little over 1,600 square feet-and has a killer view of sugar-white sand and turquoise water. It boasts an even more rockin' drink menu. When you're good and chillaxed, you can check out all the unlimited awesome: food, drink, water sports and oceans more. Or you can keep things simple and concentrate on soaking up the dreamy Dominican sunshine.

DINING

Nosheries galore up in here: there's a pizzeria with a wood-fired oven, a creperie, steakhouse, Italian, & a tapas bar for small plates. Dig in.

Gran Caribe
Type: Buffet
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 7am-11am; Lunch - daily, noon-3:30pm; Dinner - daily, 6pm-10:30pm
Description: Open-air restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and themed-dinner buffets.

La Toscana
Type:
Italian
Hours: Daily, 6pm-10:30pm
Description: Intimate, air-conditioned Italian restaurant open for a la carte dinner. No children allowed.
Dress code: No shorts, tee-shirts, beach sandals for men, and no sarongs for women.

Mikado
Type: Japanese
Hours: Daily, 6pm-10:30pm
Description: Air-conditioned Japanese restaurant open for a la carte dinner.
Dress code: No shorts, tee-shirts, beach sandals for men, and no sarongs for women.

YUCA
Type: Caribbean
Hours: Dinner
Description: A la carte dinner serving traditional Caribbean flavors.
Dress code: No shorts, T-shirts, beach sandals for men, and no sarongs for women.

Rodeo Steak House
Type: Steakhouse
Hours: Daily, 6pm-10:30pm
Description: Air-conditioned a la carte restaurant serving American favorites.
Dress code: No shorts, T-shirts, beach sandals for men, and no sarongs for women.

Bretonne
Type: Creperie
Hours: Daily, 11am-5pm
Description: Casual, open-air spot for savory and sweet crepes.

Pizzeria Sorrento
Type: Pizza
Hours: Daily, noon-11pm
Description: Located near the swimming pool, featuring authentic wood-burning ovens.

La Palapa
Type:
Buffet
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 7:30am-10:30; Lunch - daily, noon-4pm
Description: A casual, open-air beach restaurant open for breakfast and barbecue lunch buffets.

Pleamar
Type: Snack Bar
Hours: Daily, 10am-6pm
Description: Poolside spot serving snack foods like hot dogs, burgers and sandwiches.

Terrace Tapas & Lounge
Type: Tapas
Hours: Open daily
Description: Innovative a la carte tapas in a romantic setting next to the beach.

All hours are subject to change.



BARS/NIGHTLIFE

Get your drink on at oh-so many spots. Hit the beach, the pool, a Dominican-style disco, juice bar, but don't miss PURE, the epic bar on the sand for Privileged guests.

El Palmeral
Lobby bar/lounge. Daily, 9am-midnight.

Curacao
Intimate bar/lounge. Daily, 6pm-11pm.

Pool Bar
Includes swim-up service. Daily, 10am-6pm.

Beach Bar
Offers drinks by the beach. Daily, 10am-5pm.

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

Pleamar
Serves drinks by the pool 24 hours a day.

Maloo
Fresh natural juices on the beach.

Pure Chill Out Bar
Privileged guests only. Located in the beach area.

Casinos
Slot machines and table games. Daily, 7pm-midnight.



BEACHES AND POOLS

This escape-haven sits on Playa Bavaro, one of the Caribbean's most famous beaches. The delicious free-form pool includes a pool for your munchkins and a swim-up bar to quench your thirst.

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. Green frees are included, but there is a charge for golf cart & equipment.



INTERNET

Complimentary Wi-Fi access is available throughout the resort. An Internet center also contains four computers, with high-speed connections, which are available for a fee.

SPA SERVICES

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


WEDDING/HONEYMOON

Weddings at Catalonia Punta Cana feature a beachside ceremony, and include the services of a wedding coordinator. Flowers, catering and special amenities, including private dining and spa services, are also available for the bride and groom.

CHILD CARE

A mini-club area is available for children 4-12. Daily, 9am-5pm.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
Located on Bavaro Beach, a 20-minute drive from Punta Cana Airport, and 40 minutes from the town of Higuey.

Check-In/Check-Out
Check-in: 3pm. Check-out: noon.
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.



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