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: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 12:00 p.m.
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 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 restaurant serving Italian cuisine. Open for dinner.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Beach and Pool Activities, Aerobics, Aqua aerobics, Games
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Nightly Shows, Discothčque.
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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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
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!
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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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Catalonia Bravo
FRANCES M.
Oct 05 2016
This was a very nice hotel with friendly staff that were wanting to please the guest. We had a blast!
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Okay hotel, go for the beach. Otherwise, wouldn't recommend.
CHRISTOPHER F.
Apr 15 2016
The hotel is beautiful and clean. The beach is by far the hotel's best quality. The food was good but not the best - lots of options at the buffet. However, you are only limited to one night at each of the four sit down restaurants, which is ridiculous and inconvenient. When we checked in, our first room did not have working AC. It took two calls, two in person requests and an entire day before we finally just got a new hotel room. The new room was nice, clean and updated - which was certainly not true of the first room. The staff were nice but frankly, not overly helpful or easily available.
Customer Rating: 

Good golf resort but falls short in other areas
EDWARD P.
Mar 27 2016
Nice beach, golf course and grounds. Rooms are dated but clean. Nothing gets fixed we had a ceiling leak for almost the entire trip. There was no hot water for the last three days. Air condition does not really cool the room. Buffet bar service is slow. Alcohol is such a low grade most is not drinkable. Buffet service is poor you can not get a beverage for your life. Buffet food is fair you can get full but that's about it. Specialty restaurants are better and service is good. There is such pressure to go to see their representatives for their vacation club, you are never left alone! We did the presentation that was to take 60 minutes, 2 1/2 hours later after a very hard sell we escaped. They try and get you to upgrade to a decent room at the cost of $70 a day when you get there, if you plan on doing this go to a better resort. The juice bar on the beach and the pizza snack bar are good. If you have any mobility issues this is not the resort for you. Very spread out and the walking to get around is absurd, we were walking over 6 miles a day ( just when we had our phone on us. ) there is a lack of bathrooms around the resort also. Nightly entertainment was fair. I would give this resort a 3 star rating comparing it to the other Apple resort we have been to.
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Way overrated!! Never going back!
STEVEN G.
Mar 26 2016
Rooms were filthy; numerous holes in bathroom ceiling tiles. Bathtub dirty with hair in tub when arrived, not cleaned until third request on day 3. Stained dirty sheets placed on bed day 2 and when complained they dropped off sheets for us to change bed. Air conditioning in room never cooler than 75/78F. Twice had to wait for over 1 and 1/2 hours for beach towels after told every 15 mins they were on the way, dryer problems. Hotel rep insisted on an hour meeting day 2 to explain other Catalonia resorts so we would book direct next time. Felt like hard sell time share push and we rejected meeting 3 times. We paid up front and didn't want or need any "meeting". Wine in restaurant watered down to the point it was laughable. Food was plentiful but the best meal was at Wendy's at Punta Cana airport as we were leaving. Also first real air conditioning we had in entire trip was at airport. First Apple Vacation; likely last. Definitely never returning to Catalonia Bavaro and unlikely to be duped into another Catalonia resort. Hotel staff was friendly and except for cleanliness the staff was very good. Beach was beautiful.
Customer Rating: 

Duped
HAYES H.
Mar 26 2016
Forcing vacationers to hear a sales pitch at check in then forcing to return the following morning with your spouse for another ,"60 minute" sales pitch it felt like selling timeshares. When I kept refusing it we were taken into the parking lot and told we have to do this in order to receive things that were part of our prepaid package, this was our first Apple vacation and I cannot imagine trusting Apple for another. The rooms were nasty no AC the shower and bathroom ceiling were nasty, our group still laughs and has nightmare about our sheets, the food and the shower. Loved the beach and the guests. Every traveler we ran into stated the same complaints as we did. Dt get me started on the water down wine and no alcohol in mixed drinks. I would bet the many hole in the bathroom ceilings might be checked for cameras,!
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Really about a 3 1/2 Star.
Kctravelers4,
Tue Jan 16 18:03:46 EST 2018
First off if you read some of the bad reviews on this place you’ll notice it’s the only review they have ever written... First I want to address some of the negative stuff I read in other reviews. 1. Leaks. Our room in building 6 never had any. 2. Bugs. One Your in a jungle environment but I had no bugs in the room or outside really. 3. Dirty pool. I witnessed it being cleaned in the mornings and it wasn’t bad. 4. Food. It isn’t wow factor food but you will not go hungry. Everything seemed fresh to us. 5. WiFi I never used. Your on vaca put the phone down. Now my take. Our room was exactly as pictured. We had a building 6 privilege suite close to pool and beach. The staff was fine. No super friendly but not rude. The beach is average to other places I’ve been. I heard it was nicer further up shore. Drinks are very sugary. The local beer was good. Maids were friendly I asked for extra water/beer and got a case of each. The main reason I wouldn’t stay here again is location. I rather be up the beach with the other hotels this is kinda secluded off. Second would be it’s just a little to boring with limited entertainment. To me this is a nice getaway if you can get a good deal on it.

Incredible holiday
cherieleblanc2018, Pemberton, Canada
Tue Jan 16 05:25:22 EST 2018
My two daughters 17, 21 and I stayed at this resort from Dec. 29th to Jan 5th 2018. We had the most relaxing, fun experience at this property. The grounds are so beautiful, the white sand beach is lovely and you can snorkel close to the resort. The food is good (eating at the buffet by the lobby offers more selection). The wifi is best in the lobby area but there are lots of nice lounging areas if needed. The nightly entertainment was better then the resorts we have been to in Mexico. Our room was clean and the one small repair we needed was taken care of within two hrs of us mentioning it. We found the staff to be very friendly and helpful. What made this vacation better then most was the incredible entertainment staff. We have never met a group of people who worked so hard to make our stay enjoyable. They were very friendly and really made us feel welcome. Don't miss the resorts Beach Party on Tuesday night. We loved how everyone was enjoying themselves families, couples, singles. We want to thank Luine (Lulu), Jonathan, la Fletcha, Robert, Dennyson, Jesus and Julia for the wonderful experience. We defiantly will be coming back and would recommend this property. Thanks Cherie, Ashley and Nicole from Canada

This was our 3-rd visit to Catalonia Bavaro
Oleksandr U, Richmond Hill, Canada
Mon Jan 15 17:19:55 EST 2018
When we decided to go to Carribean in winter we had no doubt to visit Catalonia Bavaro one more time. Excellent and long beach area with beautiful palm trees, fantastic hotel territory with exotic birds and greenery, proximity to everything (restaurants, beach, lobby, bars), excellent buffet restaurant with great selection of food and fresh juises, beach entertaitment, TV channels in different languages feeling you at home. At the same time rooms already require renovation, wi-fi is N/A on the beach, we had water dropping from the ceiling in room #2202. The rest was OK

Not relaxing
mel u, Cape Breton Island, Canada
Sun Jan 14 15:26:43 EST 2018
Not a place to relax. Turn the music down!!! We go on vacation to get away from noise. The beach activities and music are too loud. The resort grounds are so beautiful, it makes more sense for things to be calm and quiet. Maybe have a smaller area for activities? Have music playing for part of the day?

Average 5* Resort
j0ka1981, Lisbon, Portugal
Sat Jan 13 13:09:25 EST 2018
I have stayed in this resort from the1st of January to 8th january of 2018. In this Resort the beach and the pool areas are very clean and also the gardens in general. Good housekeeping. The entertainment team is very good and dynamic. However there are a few items that should be improved to achieve a better level of services according to the category of this resort ( a five stars resort): The quality of the internet - the Wifi simply does not work properly in the entire resort (beach, rooms, pools, gardens). The exception is the lobby área. The variety of the food in the buffets. Comparing with other resorts, the beach is too noisy. Music and entertainment to loud in all the beach área all day long. Some of the staff could be more motivated and i wish more friendly too. Well i dont know if i would return. however i believe in the future its possible that things can get better.



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