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).
2019 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).

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


DR
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. Check-in: 3:00pm
Check-out: 12:00pm
Total Rooms: 255
Year Opened: 0 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, Diners Club, American Express
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
Adults only. No pets allowed.
ROOM TYPES
PREMIUM JUNIOR SUITE
Recently renovated with terrace and hammock, direct dial telephone, alarm clock. Completely renovated bathroom with a modern design and two washbasins.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Room Service
Jacuzzi
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Television
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
PRIVILEGED ROMANCE JUNIOR STE
All exclusive facilities & services for Privileged guests. Terrace with lake view, completely renovated bathroom with a modern design and two washbasins, room with romantic decoration, welcome with: season fruit, a bottle of sparkling wine and chocolate.
Other Amenities -
PRIVILEGED DELUXE JRS W/POOL
All exclusive facilities and services for our Privileged guests. Recently renovated, completely renovated bathroom with a modern design and two washbasins, private pool with direct access from the terrace, two hammocks at the terrace.
Other Amenities -
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
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
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:
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.
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.
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.
Apple Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
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What to expect
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334 Recommend
334 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Catalonia Royal Bavaro to their friends and family



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Worst hotel I have ever stayed at.
HALISA K.
Jul 06 2018
To start this was a bachelorette party trip with 12 girls total. Everything was gorgeous and very clean but the service and food were probably the worst I have ever experienced. This was my 4th trip to DR and I have never experienced service like this. We were insulted by the staff on a daily basis. We had a few girls with us that were fluent in Spanish and they understood the waiters and waitresses who were consistently insulting us, making fun of us, etc. During dinner one night our waiter kept making jokes then asked each of us a question in Spanish to see how fluent we were. Later as he was serving he responded to one of the girls saying "don't eat too much so you don't get fatter." She understood him, called him out, and he laughed at her and thought it was funny. The girl that was insulted spent the night crying and feeling completely uncomfortable staying at this resort- not something you'd expect on vacation or anywhere. Multiple times we would ask someone a question and we would get a blank stare and have them walk away. I understand that not everyone was a fluent English speaker in the hotel but we got 0 effort from them in trying to understand us or help us. There were of course a few people that were extremely helpful and kind but that was rare. We were told multiple times that weren't able to make reservations to restaurants so we would go to a restaurant for dinner and get turned back because "our group was too big" or they were already booked for the night - yet they don't take reservations. Overall, the food was unappetizing and very unsatisfying. The buffets were very picked through, birds were all over the food, and the staff was unhelpful as usual. The steakhouse tasted good but 5 of the girls were sick the next morning from it. As someone who regularly travels to DR, Mexico, etc. and has stayed at multiple all inclusive resorts this is by far the worst experience I have ever had. I would definitely not recommend this hotel to anyone.
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SANDRA E.
Jun 25 2018
I have stayed at several different hotels in Punta Cana, this was Adult only which was a nice option, but as far as the hotel itself it was just average. We did not use the beach at all this time, too much seaweed - and no waves like the ocean normally has. Very disappointed.
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My stay
GREGORY T.
Jun 17 2018
Overall it was a great stay ,although the food could be better and the entertainment was very limited,iver stayed at numerous places and this was by far the least amount of things to see or do , The beach was nice was lots of seeweed but Macao beach was amazing
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BRENDA W.
Jun 17 2018
there was 13 of us with 2 birthdays and one engagement from the waitstaff to the reservations desk we were treated like they have known us forever, i will be coming back. The rooms, food alcoholic beverages were great, Daily maid service, food was delicious.there are all pros from my group no cons.We did not have any problems with their drinking water.
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Good, but ...
STEVEN D.
Jun 08 2018
This resort still has many fine qualities, but we could tell that some quality has slipped. Our room, the food, the drinks, the bartenders, and the dinner service were all excellent. Some things we didn't like were that 3 out of our 5 lunches we had very poor service at lunch with extreme waits or no service at all until we complained. Also, we stay up late and sleep late. We could not get a clean beach towel around noon or later. They need to buy more towels if they can only provide them in the morning. It is still a good resort, but it does not have the service in all areas that it used to have. This was our fourth trip to this resort.
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LEONARD C.
Apr 15 2018
The resort was very clean and neat. The food was amazing and the staff was top notch
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Many additions
GERARD P.
Jan 26 2018
My wife and I stayed at the Catalonia Bavaro Royal and we happy with the many changes made since we were last there 10 years ago. The additional restaurants offered more choices and quality food. The infinity pool was great! In the bars for the Royal section, you had to ask for the upscale liquor or you were served the poor quality stuff. We incurred a lot of extra charges from Frontier Airlines on the flight to and from because of their policies about luggage and carry on bags. They did not even offer a cup of water to us on the flight home.
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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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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Fantastic place
joannecP92TC, Doncaster, United Kingdom
Sun Nov 18 05:55:42 EST 2018
Having visited the Dominican republic before and staying with iberostar chain I was dubious to see the catalonia. Wow from the minute we arrived to leaving this was a amazing holiday, the staff the food was beautiful our room was lovely no need to upgrade, we tried a few different restaurants and the buffet on couple of occasions, a shout out to Andres on reception you are a star, Edward and the girls in the piano bar amazing and down at the sea blue kenia, Juan, Alexander and Cecilia are a few that stood out always smiling and very helpful. My only downside was not enough parasols at infinity pool we were finding ourselves getting up at 6 am to go down and get one if I didn't I would have just fried. All in all a fabulous holiday and will be price checking for next year 😊

I’m Torn
Becky626, Etters, Pennsylvania
Sat Nov 17 06:35:38 EST 2018
So this is only the second time I have been to an all inclusive resort and my first time to DR, so I do not have a ton of experience on what to expect etc. We booked a privileged room and it was underwhelming. We spent little to no time in our room so if we should return I would just be going with a regular room. The Good: -The food was above average and the wings are amazing! -Drinks were interesting -Bar staff is amazing and fun -Lots of food options -Beach was clean -A/C worked too good in our room. -pools were both clean and nice. -Bed was comfortable and room was quiet. -Resort is beautifully landscaped and maintained. -the breakfast buffet has great options and was really good! The Bad: -our tub did not stay filled -slow food service and some staff seemed annoyed to help. -Upon arrival we were quickly greeted and talked into a breakfast which was really a 90 minute presentation. We bailed before it took place. The staff who swindled us into didn’t explain really what it was and then seemed irritated after we said no and returned. (Super awkward) -The peddlers on the beach can be very pushy as well as the market they set up on the family side. -towel service was not explained and we didn’t receive towel cards upon check in so it was super confusing! -I didn’t like that we had to go to the family side to have privileged beach access. Kind of defeats the purpose of being on the adult side and upgrading. - definitely not enough chairs/beds. Overall we had a great time and I think if there are some areas of improvement this resort has serious potential.

Fabulous food & amazing staff
731susani,
Thu Nov 15 23:48:50 EST 2018
Above & beyond 🤗 Food is amazing, staff & management Adriana sorted a problem that started with a faulty lock which escalated. The problem was more than compensated for & would definitely make u recommend & return again.All staff were amazing even down to toilet ladies “who said it’s a pleasure😘” Needed a relaxing time & it did just that cannot wait to return. Only negative can you look into getting a quality tonic 🤗🍸

Honeymoon
Cruiser61215057820,
Thu Nov 15 04:46:32 EST 2018
Upgrade basics outlets, clock, shower, tub and mattress.Excursions be specific on times. If they say you have a personal concierge understand its suppose to be for the trip entirety not just to sell you something.

Not comparable to all-inclusives in other locations
Expedition222465,
Tue Nov 13 10:15:19 EST 2018
While the beach and scenery is beautiful, and we did meet a few people we really enjoyed (Marina and Jose!), I would not recommend this hotel to anyone and would not consider returning. Four of us went on a girl's trip and our first night we came in to discover that one room's AC did not work and the other room had a completely broken door lock and broken safe and was missing several items (robes, towels, etc.) - we reported these things immediately and reported them multiple times to multiple people, and they were never fixed. Room service, even during off hours, sometimes took 2.5 hours or more (if it came at all). Several times we called to ask for things like an extra pillow, to check the status of a food order, or report that the water was out for hours (which was out across the property and apparently happens with some frequency), etc. and multiple times we were hung up on - often by the same person. When little problems would pop up, like food that was ordered not being brought out, the response was apathetic at best, but usually annoyed. Bed wasn't comfortable and food was subpar. The biggest issue we had with the resort was that it was not comparable to other places we have stayed in previous years - like the Now or Secrets resorts that we've stayed at in Mexico - yet was comparably priced. Little issues here and there are fine, but the lack of concern for our overall experience was a big disappointment.



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