Punta Cana

Catalonia Bavaro Beach, Golf & Casino Resort


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2018 Exceptional Values
Golf: Free hour-long group golf instruction (cart is mandatory and extra; restrictions apply). One Free greens fee per person, per stay (restrictions apply).
Family: Kids 6 and under Stay Free.

The best of the Caribbean awaits you at the all-inclusive Catalonia Bavaro Beach, Golf & Casino Resort on famous Bavaro Beach, less than 15 miles from the Punta Cana Airport.

Its distinctive white sand and turquoise waters, as well as the surrounding palm and coconut plantations, make this area a tropical paradise. Junior Suite rooms are located between tropical vegetation and marvelous lakes. Their Caribbean decor is soft and welcoming. Privileged Suites are situated near the seafront, offering spectacular views and privileges that will guarantee you a great vacation.

The attractive theme restaurants allow you to visit the Far East thanks to the tempting Teppanyaki cuisine. Escape to Italy with the exquisite Italian a la carte dishes. Discover genuine Mexican dishes and enjoy the specialties of the steak house in American surroundings. Moreover, the complex includes five bars where you can enjoy all types of Caribbean cocktails. After dinner, try your luck at the casino.

A complete activities and entertainment program is offered daily, including introductory on-site scuba demonstration at the main pool (reservations required), a complete selection of activities including archery, petanque, beach volleyball, daytime tennis, paddle tennis, sauna, merengue local painting lessons, group golf introductory lessons, mini-club, and disco for children. Non-motorized water sports are included as well. Get in the water and enjoy snorkeling, windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, a catamaran ride, and boogie boards.

Golf enthusiasts will find all the services and the equipment needed for practicing this fast-moving, entertaining sport while they are staying at the Catalonia Punta Cana. The Catalonia Punta Cana has been designed with your enjoyment in mind providing the opportunity for many sports and leisure activities!

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HOTEL LOCATION
This All-Inclusive resort is located in Playa Bavaro, on a full kilometer of beautiful beachfront surrounded by lush tropicalvegetation. It is just 25 minutes from the Punta Cana Airport and 40 km from Higüey.
Address: PLAYA DE BAVARO
HIGUEY


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Local Phone: 809-412-0000
HOTEL FACILITIES
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Car Rental
Concierge
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Parking(Complimentary)
Physician on Call
Casino Onsite (on-site)
Shopping Mall Nearby (15 miles)
Pools
Number of Pools: 2
Outdoor Pools: 2     
Swim-up Bar
There is a spectacular centralized pool area featuring islands, fountains and jacuzzis, plus a separate pool set aside just for children.
Golf: ON-SITE
Golf Inclusive Supplement (Extra $): Unlimted golf at the Catalonia Cabeza de Toro 9 holes), The Catalonia Golf Club (18 holes). Access to golf range and range balls. Golf cart. Golf Gift Pack in room.
Situated near the oceanfront and integrated into a wonderful tropical landscape, fivelakes and many shade trees define this short but challenging course. Presently, 18 ofthe 27 holes are open. Plus, a 9-hole executive par 3 course. Golf is not included.
Holes: 18
Green Fees: Fee required
Cart Fee: Fee required
Club Rental Fees: FEE REQUIRED
Lessons Available
Tennis
Number of Courts: 2
Outdoor Courts: 2
Lighted Courts: 2
Court Fee: Included
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Sunfish Sailing: Complimentary
Snorkeling: Complimentary
Hobie Cats: Complimentary
Waterskiing: Additional Charge
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Jacuzzi: Complimentary
Massage: Additional Charge
Sauna: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
The Catalonia consists of 711 air-conditioned Junior Suites in 30 separate villas surrounded by tropical vegetation and a warm atmosphere. In the center of the property there is a spectacular pool area with islands, fountains and jacuzzis. This resort features four a la carte restaurants, two buffet restaurants, a poolside grill, six bars, ice cream shop, nightly entertainment, a children's activity center, a casino, and a golf course. Beach: The Catalonia Bavaro is situated on a full kilometer of beautiful white sandy beach strewn with swaying palm trees. Enclosed within a sheltered bay, the crystal clear waters just off the beachfront are ideal for watersport activities. Check-in: 3:00pm
Check-out: 12:00pm
Total Rooms: 711
Year Opened: 1998 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
No pets allowed.
ROOM TYPES
PRIVILEGED HONEYMOON JR SUITE
Privileged status includes access to private lounge, preferential access to 5 theme restaurants per week, 24-hour room service, turndown service. Room features king si ze bed, and terrace or balcony with hammock. Specially decorated for honeymooners.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
SUPERSAVER
This junior suite offers one king size or two twin beds, living area, bathroom with rounded tub and seperate shower, balcony or terrace with hammock and rocking chair. Views will vary.
1 King Bed or 2 Twin Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
JUNIOR SUITE GARDEN VIEW
Junior suite with one king size or two twin beds, living area, bathroom with rounded bathtub and separate shower, balcony or terrace with hammock and rocking chair. Garden Views.
1 King Bed or 2 Twin Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
PRIVILEGED DELUXE JUNIOR SUITE
This room is the perfect place to spend your vacation; with its modern and carefully selected decoration details adds a touch of sophistication to your holiday in the Caribbean. The Privileged guests are entitled to enjoy the extra services.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
PRIVILEGED ROMANCE JUNIOR STE
Completely renovated, one king bed, room with romantic decoration, welcome with: season fruit, a bottle of sparkling wine and chocolate (on arrival time), slippers, Alarm clock, Vanity mirror, weight scale, modern bathroom design.
Other Amenities -
Shower
Minibar
Iron
PRIVILEGED SUITE
Located along the beach. Offer access to the Privileged Lounge, breakfast area at restaurants, and preferential access to 5 theme restaurants per week. Offers king size bed, lounge area, circular bathtub, two balconies, and VIP amenities.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
DINING
Catalonia Bavaro Beach, Golf & Casino Resort features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips-All
There are 7 Restaurants at Catalonia Bavaro Beach, Golf & Casino Resort:
Mikado - An a la carte Asian restaurant featuring Teppanyaki cuisine. Open for dinner only. Hours are from 6pm-9:30pm. Reservations requirequired. Men are required to wear long pants & close-toed shoes at dinner.
Bretonne - Large variety of sweet and salty crepes a la carte. Open from 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Rodeo Steak House - A la carte restaurant with steak specialties. Open for dinner from 7:00pm to 9:45 pm. Reservations are required. Dress Code: Men are required to wear long pants and close-toed shoes.
Mariachi - Mexican specialty restaurant. Open for dinner from 7:00 pm to 9:45 pm. Reservations are required. Dress Code: Men are required to wear long pantsand close-toed shoes.
Palapa Beach Restaurant - Serving a continental breakfast from 8:30 to 10:30 am, and a barbecue lunchfrom 12:00 to 4:00 pm.
Gran Caribe - A buffet restaurant serving international cuisine.
La Toscana - A la carte Italian cuisine in an elegant atmosphere. Dress code: casual (short pants & sleeveless shirts for men are not allowed. Closed shoes)
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Beach and Pool Activities, Aerobics, Aqua aerobics, Games
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Nightly Shows, Discothèque.
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
Mini club activities include games, mini-disco, drawing, etc.
Applicable Ages: 4 to 12 years

Children's Facilities
PlayGround
Game Room
Teen Disco
Children's Pool
Babysitting Fee: $
Advance Notice for Babysitting: 24 hours

Apple Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
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What to expect
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836 Recommend
836 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Catalonia Bavaro Beach, Golf & Casino Resort to their friends and family



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Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
Great
JOSEPH H.
Jun 26 2018
Everything was amazing!!! The only thing that was that the beach was full of seaweed, but from talking to others at different resorts, it was a common thing! The other thing we were not happy with was the Apple representative at our resort never showed up for our meeting they scheduled the second day we were there. We had to schedule our excursions with a different company. When someone did show up two days before we left, no one apologized and they seemed very unfriendly and almost annoyed that we booked worth a different company
Customer Rating: 

I would not waste my money...
CURTIS A.
Jun 22 2018
Bed bugs, resulted in people traveling with us to go get medical attention at resort and once we got home, hot water for showers hit or miss, being able to flush toilet hit or miss, had to fill up back of toilet with bucket to flush. told not to put toilet paper in toilet...wtf? Went on boat ride, they dropped us off 1.5 miles from resort on way back and had to walk...unreal..
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The Carribean was NOT blue....it was like a dirty river/ocean mainly because a barrier caused the dirtiness of the waters and you had to take a kayak to get to the sandbar that was blue. I was told it was off season by front desk which meant that is why the waters were not blue, never heard of that, but if you are going for everything else besides beach side then it was good, but I am a beach person and when pictures show the BLUE CARRIBEAN
LYNN V.
Jun 12 2018
waters, it didn't exit..........very disappointing. Had to go to front desk numerous times because my daughters' room A/C never worked.
Customer Rating: 

Beautiful!
ALAN O.
Apr 18 2018
Hotel was beautiful, both rooms and the grounds. Food was great, staff was very friendly and accommodating. We upgraded to a "Privileged" Room which I would highly recommend to anyone staying at the resort.
Customer Rating: 

You get what you pay for
WOJCIECH K.
Feb 13 2018
The place over all is ok, there is no room anywhere in that resort that is quiet at night, shows end around midnight, and beach yoga starts at 6am, loud music almost all night long. The worst part is the food, its sucks, its hard to find anything good to eat. The beach is very nice, snorkeled from the beach, lots of fish.
Customer Rating: 

Catalonia Resort is AWESOME
BARBARA Y.
Nov 16 2017
This was the best vacation ever. Fell in love with the employees of the Catalonia. The staff at this resort were the best.
Customer Rating: 

The resort was beautiful, the hotel room was so-so
COURTNEY K.
Jun 06 2017
My husband and I took our honeymoon here. The resort itself was beautiful, the bar staff was exceptional, the food at the restaurants was amazing. Our room however was just okay. The bed wasn't very comfortable, we had cold water the first day and a half in the shower and sinks and we had to request maid service 2 of the 5 days. We loved punta cana and will return someday but maybe to a different resort or pay additional money to upgrade to a nicer hotel room.
Customer Rating: 

Paradise
PATRICIA F.
May 31 2017
13 women stayed at the Catalonia Bravaro Resort May 16 through May 23. The Apple representative "Robinson" did a wonderful job in taking care of us through the week. The beach was beautiful, our room was clean, the staff was very helpful and courteous. We had a problem with our bathroom sink and it was taken care of as soon as we called for help. My daughter had a problem with the door handle to her room and it was also addressed as soon as we called. The food was great with a wide variety of choices. Some of us did excursions and had great times. I cannot wait to return!
Customer Rating: 

Dissappointed expectations.
GARY W.
Apr 24 2017
Check in was annoying. Had to prove three times that we had pair for the privileged junior deluxe sweet. They couldn't find our reservations even after showing our Apple documents. We asked for two beds with upper floor room. Put us in one bed room with ground floor. We did change rooms and was told that Apple did not pass on this request. Had to call for bath towels several times because none were left in room after maid cleaned. I guess they do not have quality control or a check off list when doing the rooms. The staff at the breakfast and lunch and buffet were not very good. We had to get our own coffee or water each time even though there were staff there to do this at every meal. Very slow. A Russian couple called them sloth. I wanted to go first class on the entire trip and only the flight on united was what I expected. I would rate this vacation as a 1 star at most.
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JAMES B.
Mar 19 2017
After a day of the ravel, we waited a long time on the shuttle for them to leave for the hotel. When we finally arrived the checkin took forever, even going through privileged check in. Food wasn't very good, beck and pool were amazing! Took forever to get drinks at the bar and no cake around the beach to take orders, we stayed in a privilege room which is located near a night club, never again! The bed shook until 2am pumping music, we were exhausted from lack of sleep. Maid service did the minimum required. We loved the coffee shop and the ambiance of the lounge area.
Customer Rating: 

Old hotel, updated but some things were severely out of repair
RALPH K.
Mar 15 2017
The hotel was mostly fair to good. We had to change rooms because of some outside repair going on next to our patio. Our second room had a couple of major plumbing issues. They took care of one and the other we just lived with because we didn't want to move to a different room again. Food as generally good. The beasch was not cleaned from the seaweed very well.
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
2nd visit! Love this place.
biglosdabx, Austin, Texas
Wed Jul 18 20:50:05 EDT 2018
What can I say it's not just the resort it's the staff that makes this place amazing. Sarah served our drinks at the main bar we love Sarah! Priviledge is the way to go as you always have the comfort and top shelf beverages. Simon was our server for several meals again someone who took pride in what he does. The beach is cleaned off every day because of seaweed that flows in but all that did was create an adventure for the family as we made our way past the sea fence and into the beautiful Caribbean waters. I'll be back.

Fantastic Beach and Pool Area Good 4*
Gary B, Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
Wed Jul 18 10:06:31 EDT 2018
Lovely beach and pool area, excellent entertainment staff around the pool and good evening entertainment, good selection of food and great al a carte choices. Huge grounds with plenty going on with good atmosphere.

Great Resort, Staff Exceeded my expectations
carmen d,
Tue Jul 17 11:08:10 EDT 2018
Beautiful resort, room was very spacious. Loved the hammock in the balcony, very nice touch. Staff went out of their way to exceed my expectations. Specially the bartenders. YORDANIS PENA is the best bartender the resort has. He is incredibly attentive and very patient always serving all guests with a bright smile on his face. The entertainment staff was also great. They made us feel welcomed from the very first night and took the time to dance even with the older ladies in our group which was very much appreciated. Flecha was one of my favorite entertainers. Amazing personality. I only have 2 negative comments. The temperature in the room was not at a comfortable level and the beach was very dirty (which I understand is not something the resort can control). I would definitely recommend this resort and plan on going back next year :)

Brilliant family holiday
cdh212018, Brighton, United Kingdom
Mon Jul 16 05:49:11 EDT 2018
We had the most amazing two week holiday at the Catalonia resort. The staff were amazing, the rooms were clean and the food was excellent. We had a couple of problems with our safe getting stuck, and the maintenance team were straight out. The entertainment teams were also fantastic, coming over and having a chat even if we weren’t doing activities and making us feel involved, as well as working so hard in the evenings trying to teach even the worst of us to dance. I would jump back on that flight now if I could!

Great holiday!
sophiehales1, Norwich, United Kingdom
Tue Jul 10 11:30:51 EDT 2018
Arrived at Catalonia Bavaro late due to our flight being delayed, was greeted by receptionist who were excellent and got us to our room pretty quickly. Animation team worked very hard day and night with lots going on, Jhony especially made effort evey day to come over and got us involved in activities. Rooms very clean, definitely would recommend this hotel.



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