Punta Cana

Catalonia Royal Bavaro


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

Catalonia Royal Bavaro is an adults-only, all-suite, all-inclusive resort. There is always plenty to keep you occupied! You can take part in numerous sport and leisure activities and delight in the wide range of exquisite cuisine thanks to the all-inclusive arrangement. The attention to small details and the personalized service makes for a great stay. The hotel is located 30 minutes from Punta Cana International Airport and 90 minutes from La Romana Airport.

There are a variety of accommodations to suit all guests' needs and desires. Wine and dine at all three restaurants that this resort has to offer. Thalassa Restaurant combines delicious a la carte Mediterranean cuisine with a complete buffet service. The breakfast-buffet includes a wide variety of natural fruit, yogurts, cheeses, cold meats, and pastries. There's never anything lacking in the buffet! Stop by Cata Tapa to enjoy delicious, innovative a la carte tapas. Couples can make it an evening to remember and enjoy a romantic dinner next to the lake. Snack Sea Blue serves you midday; you can try delicious a la carte delicatessen snacks in this area in the hotel. Quality and practicality marry since it is located next to the beach and the pool. When you want to quench your Caribbean thirst, make your way to one of the four bars that the hotel has to choose from.

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HOTEL LOCATION
Located in Playas de Bavaro; one of the best beach areas in the Dominican Republic. Loacated 20 km from Punta Cana International Airport. Loacated 45 km from Higuey, the urban center of the province.
Address: PLAYAS DE BAVARO
HIGUEY


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Local Phone: 809-412-5043
HOTEL FACILITIES
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Physician on Call
Casino Onsite
Pools
Number of Pools: 2
Outdoor Pools: 2     
Swim-up Bar
The resort has two pools, one with a jacuzzi and a new Aquabar Infiniti situated on the beach.
Golf: NEARBY
Catalonia Caribbean Golf Course (18 holes), Catalonia Cabeza de Toro (9 holes), Pitch & Putt--driving range, rental eqipment, club house with pro shop & bar, golf lesson s (1 hour no charge) & private academy lessons.
Holes: 0
Green Fees: $
Health Club / Spa
Jacuzzi: Complimentary
Massage: Additional Charge
Sauna: Additional Charge
Steam Room: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
Catalonia Royal Bavaro in an All-Inclusive resort exclusively for Adults with fine white sand beaches, crystal clear Caribbean waters and lush vegetation throughout the complex. Features an Adults atmosphere, nine restaurants, six bars, room service and spa. Our guests can enjoy all the services, restaurantes, bars and buffets located in Catalonia Bavaro Resort. Beach: Bar on the beach with personalized service.
Total Rooms: 255
Year Opened: 0 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, Diners Club, American Express
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
Adults only. No pets allowed.
ROOM TYPES
PRIVILEGED HONEYMOON JUNIORSTE
Honeymoon suite includes one king bed, special decorations for honeymooners, a fully-equipped bathroom, and a private balcony or terrace. In addition to all Privileged benefits, honeymooners also receive a romantic dinner, a couples massage, and more.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
SUPERSAVER
Guestroom includes one king bed, a marble bathroom, and a private terrace with a hammock. Room also features a living area, turndown service, beach towels, and complimentary wireless internet access.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
PRIVILEGED EXCLUSIVE SUITE
In front of a large lake, these spacious two-story suites include one king bed, a living room, a full bathroom, and a private infinity pool and garden. Along with all other Priviliged amenities, guests also receive premium beverages and massages.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
PRIVILEGED DELUXE JUNIORSUITE
Located close to the beach, these spacious rooms include one king bed, a marble bathroom, a tub in-room, and a private terrace with a hammock. Privileged amenities include a welcome cocktail, discounts on golf and spa, personalized service, and more.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
SUPERIOR JUNIOR SUITE
Guestroom includes one king bed, a marble bathroom, and a private terrace with a hammock. Room also features a living area, turndown service, beach towels, and complimentary wireless internet access.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
DINING
Catalonia Royal Bavaro features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips-Nine Restaurants/Five Bars
There are 9 Restaurants at Catalonia Royal Bavaro:
Mariachi - Air conditioned restaurant serving Mexican specialties (a la carte) with traditional Mexican specialties. Reservations are required. Open for dinner only.
Pizzeria Sorrento - Enjoy poolside delicious pizzas baked in wood-oven. Open from 12pm to 11:00pm.
Bretonne - Large variety of sweet and salty crepes.
Snack Bar Pleamar - For a quick snack: hot dogs, hamburgers, french fries, nachos and salads. Located by the pool. Open 24 hours.
La Toscana - Air conditioned restaurant serving Italian cuisine (a la carte). Reservations required. Open for dinner only.
La Palapa - Buffet style restaurant with BBQ for lunch and show cooking. Located next to the beach and pool. Open for breakfast and lunch.
Mikado - Air conditioned restaurant serving Japanese Teppanyaki cuisine. Reservations required. Open for dinner only.
Gran Caribe - Air conditioned main buffet restaurant, surrounded by lakes and lush vegetation. Features show cooking. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Rodeo Steak House - Air conditioned restaurant serving American cuisine (a la carte). Reservations required. Open for dinner only.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Night shows, live music, bike rides, "merengue" and native painting courses, archery, darts, water polo, volleyball, soccer, basketball, table tennis, scuba diving, canoeing, kayaks, disco and casino.
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334 Recommend
334 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Catalonia Royal Bavaro to their friends and family



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Vacation Club
DONALD D.
Dec 15 2017
As soon as you check in another company matter of fact informs you there is a breakfast for Priority members being held the next day at The Pearls Club. You are also told it here is a total of one hour presentation including g a tourof the place. NOT TRUE !! We were there over 3 hours until I walked out. We wasted almost a half day on this trash. We were lead to believe this welcome breakfast was part of our package. Anyone who goes to this resort should be aware of what this welcome breakfast is and just say NO.
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KATHLEEN W.
Oct 12 2017
I LOVED IT WAS EASY TO GET AROUND AND GROUNDS BEATIFUL
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Slow to act
STEVEN D.
Jun 10 2017
The bathtub in our room leaked. I called the desk and they sent a repair man. We waited an hour for him to show up and tell us he'd have to remove the tub the next day, but that he'd get someone to mop the floor. The hotel would not move us and said the resort was full. After dinner, there was more water outside and inside our room. I called the desk and waited an hour with nobody showing up. I went to the desk again and explained that we couldn't stay in the room and that we had to move. They found us a room, but it was 5 or 6 hours after the original leak. We packed at 11:30 at night to move. We felt a resort claiming high service should have been willing to act sooner and act more concerned about our comfort. By the way, the room we moved to also had a bathtub problem, the water lever was broken and water sprayed everywhere. That was another call to the desk, waiting an hour for a repairman that didn't show and another trip to the front desk. It was fixed shortly after we got back from dinner. The resort did send us a bottle of champagne and fresh fruit the next night. The rest of the resort was wonderful, but we felt like we wasted a night and part of another night dealing with problems that the resort didn't take too seriously.
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Great place for our honeymoon!
ALICIA S.
May 22 2017
The resort was beautiful! Lots of places to eat and drink. Our couples massage was great! We enjoyed the live music at night. Everything worked out well. Happy that Apples Vacations set it it all up!
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Our third trip to the Catalonia!
RUTH H.
Aug 08 2016
We have stayed at the Catalonia 3 times. This is the first time on the adults only side, which we loved! Everyone is very friendly and helpful. Golf was great and challenging. We travel with a disabled friend and the staff were very helpful and friendly and accommodating. The beach has a handicap accessible walkway now!! The staff work hard to keep the beach clean and safe. The food choices were much improved. We loved the Catalonia Royal Bavaro!
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Room
RAY N.
Jun 15 2016
The large tub in our room we could not use , water barely lukewarm. No water at all one morning. A fight outside our room balcony.
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Great service, decent room, amazing food!
JACOB B.
Jun 01 2016
Amazing service at the restaurants and bars. First room was extremely dirty, second room was superb. A/C wasnt the greatest. Overall we had a blast at this Adult's Only Resort!
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Awesome vacation
STEPHEN K.
Mar 14 2016
This place was great.The only complaint would be they have no clue on how to prepair Italian food. Otherwise I give this place a thumbs up and I would stay here again. I got way more then I expected for the price I paid.
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Celebrating Birthdays and Anniversary
RICHARD N.
Mar 09 2016
My answers are based on the facilities, entertainment, staff on the adult (Royal) side of the resort.
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Wonderful stay
LUCINDA A.
Feb 11 2016
We had a wonderful stay. The best part was the fact that some of the waiters in the main restaurant remembered us from last year. If I had to pick a worst, it was the concierge who wanted us for a 20 minute presentation. We did this last year and the 20 minutes was 2 hours when we finally walked away. A couple people that we met there took them up on the 20 minutes only because they were offered a gift. After 3 hours, they too left, given no gift, or a ride back to the resort. Overall they just don't understand that "No" means no. Very disturbing because we're on vacation and a scam is not what we are there for.
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Hotel Review
MICHAEL S.
Oct 13 2014
When we first arrived at hotel supposedly we were supposedly we were suppose to get a "welcome drink" which we never received. The receptionist gave us our room key to 3610.(Apparently this was an "upgraded" room but she did not tell us this) When we entered the room the mildew smell was OVERWHELMING. Room was musty and hot. The next morning our clothes were damp because of no air. We didnt sleep at all that night so we moved rooms. Staff was semi friendly. It was hit or miss. Beach was horrible. Stayed at pool the whole time. Rocky dark TONS of seaweed. Food was hit or miss as well. Grounds were pretty. My wife got stomach sick with fever so not sure what that was from. Overall....we wont be returning.
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Loved it !!
Michelle T, Montreal, Canada
Thu Jan 18 11:57:13 EST 2018
Loved this place! When we arrived we automatically got upgraded on the royal side! We were so happy we did because we go to choose among all restaurent. The food was delicious and the staff was great! The entertainers were beyond amazing they exceeding my expectations, especially, the man at the pool doing bingo at 3pm. They always had something to keep us busy. As per the beach, there was a lot of seaweed and rocks.

Great holiday
smiffy3, Swindon, United Kingdom
Thu Jan 18 05:23:59 EST 2018
When staying here the first thing you have to do is tell the timeshare guys you are not interested don’t say later or they will hound you .when you get passed them go for a drink in the reception bar .you will be sure to meet Pedro or tinky winky as he is now known the service is top class .Food in restaurant always the same so we ate over the family side where it is buffet style

DO NOT STAY HERE - ROOMS, FOOD & SERVICE TERRIBLE
tourmanager08, Chicago, IL
Mon Jan 15 15:57:52 EST 2018
We spent months researching resorts all over the world and after weeding out about 20 other resorts in our "best of" list, we decided on Catalonia Royal Bavaro. Main reasons we settled on this property was the Privileged Exclusive Suite Swimming Pool and the way the property looked. Looked stunning and we'd have our own PRIVATE POOL! Best part of our stay was our private pool. We were in there every day and we LOVED it! Everything else was awful. Room service food options and food quality was a joke. Hot dogs, ham & cheese quesadilla that was soggy, everything served with cold, limp French fries, etc. The two times we ordered room service, it took over an hour do be delivered. Another issue we had was the overall service. Only twice out of the 6 nights we were there someone called to see if we needed anything. Problem was, we always needed something because we always had issues. Our bathtub wouldn't stop running, we had an army of ants in our upstairs bathroom, when it rained outside, it also rained inside at the bottom of our stairs. As for items in our mini fridge, we always had to call and ask for more because they would never restock it. They would make up our room, but wouldn't restock our fridge so I'd have to call and ask for more items. Most times I had to call two or three times as they would forget, so I'd be sitting poolside wanting a cold beer, but had none. And when they finally delivered some, they were warm. We got attitude from several staff members when asking for a drink, or a glass of ice. We were so upset with our stay that 2 days in, we asked to get out of our reservation to go somewhere else, but they said we'd be charged for two extra nights so we were either stuck there, or we could leave but we'd be paying for two resorts. I understand cancellation policies as we travel all the time, but when we're so unhappy because your resort is falling apart and we're being treated poorly, we should be able to leave! When we checked out and I reiterated our issues and expected some sort of discount like we’ve received from other hotels/resorts when there were issues with our room, food or service, but when we received no offer of monetary compensation, I asked about maybe one night free and we were told no. Lame. To sum this all up, we strongly feel that this resort and its staff does not equal what we paid and that is extremely upsetting to us.

A nice time
IamLostRU, Universal
Mon Jan 15 07:54:49 EST 2018
Yes a nice time and the couples nature really makes it more serene - and it seems the quality of many things (food, lounges, etc) here compared to the much larger adjoining resort you can also use (with oodles of families) is much better.

Almost Perfecr
Danielle M,
Mon Jan 15 05:50:02 EST 2018
My boyfriend and I stayed here from 1.3.18 to 1.9.18 we are from New York and wanted to escape the cold weather. We booked the most basic room, and stayed in room 4601. It is the closest villa to the lobby, and is right near the front pool so we were very happy with the location. The balcony was right against a roadway but I spent plenty of time out there and the noise did not bother me at all since almost no one ever used that pathway. The room was very nice, but the AC was not that powerful. For the first two days I made the mistake of turning it off when we left the room and it took forever for the room to get cold again so I suggest leaving it on all the time which is not very environmentally friendly, but otherwise your room will never get cold. Housekeeping came every day to clean the room, and they were very quick too. We would go to breakfast and come right back and find that they had already cleaned the room. The restaurant food was delicious. Even the buffet food was good, and I'm not usually a fan of buffets. The servers were very friendly and attentive, except for the Gran Caribe buffet on the family side. They seemed like they had a lot going on and it was easy to be forgotten about because that restaurant is so large. My favorite was Thalassa. My boyfriend loved the hibachi restaurant on the family side. Room service food was just meh. I wouldn't even bother with it, because there's always something else to eat somewhere on the resort. The royal side is much smaller and quieter than the family side. We stayed on the Royal side when we wanted to relax, and then went over to the family side when we wanted to party and socialize. We enjoyed a massage on the beach which was heavenly. I wish I could remember my masseuse's name, because she was great but I was too drunk the entire week to remember anyone's name. In my opinion it is not worth upgrading rooms unless you absolutely have to have a beach view or your own pool, but the pools that come with the room are so small that you can't do much but splash around anyway.



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