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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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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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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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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Royal was great but.....
SHARON T.
Oct 04 2014
We returned to Catalonia Royal because we absolutely LOVE.....LOVE the staff. I was VERY dissapointed to se that Royal has joined the "Time Share/Vacation Club crowd." When we tried to check in they did not have our reservation on file and had to call Apple to get the info. but even before we had a room, someone was trying to get us to agree to a vacation club meeting. If we did not love the staff at Royal we would look elsewhere.
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Great Hotel/Resort....One of the best we've been to
BoussHog, Columbia, Maryland
Thu Nov 09 09:14:54 EST 2017
Loved this place. So much to do, so much entertainment. Nice beaches, pools, food, etc. Staff is great. My 1 yr old daughter absolutely loved it, along with my wife and I. There are so many restaurants, and activities to do here. You will not be bored. We did new year 2017 here...was very happy. The Michael Jackson show was amazing as well.

Multiple trips here this is my last
reba5646, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Thu Nov 09 01:35:31 EST 2017
I have been to this resort more times than I can count I have referred numerous people here and they have gone. Catalonia royal is just like any other resort, has a beach, has a pool bar, has restaurant and there is something for everyone. With that said the one thing that stood out the Catalonia royal from the rest was there beach area with artificial reef for snorkeling. That is now gone... Snorkeling along there was the highlight of my trip. it was the reason I came back over and over again. I have been on about 30 trips IO have been to Dreams, Iberostars, and catalonias reosrt to name a few of the big ones. TO me Every resort is the same. If you become a regular the service is great when you see the same faces every year. I love to dive and I love to snorkel. I love finding different sea creature friends. This is now gone. When I realized it I spent about 30 minutes just sobbing I was so upset. I will now have to find a new resort with a great snorkeling area off the beach. I have been going to this resort since it opened, my fiance and i were there for our 4th anniversary trip. my parents came with us and they put the happy anniversary sign on there door by mistake, now i have been going and have been thru several new front desk managers. I know when they send out the general "copied" email to everyone They are loosing that personal touch. also when I emailed Adriane to let them know they made the mistake all I got was an Im sorry. They left the sign on my parents door and never sent anyone to put one on our door. You would think with me being a regular, some years going twice a year that they would have taken the few minutes to correct this. I know it may sound petty but these are the little things that make a difference. On another note, the food was great, I loved all the changes they made. I loved the nightly entertainment they added around the pool area. I love all the new picture spots. Catalonia does listen to its customers and I know they cant add the reef back. This is a nice quiet romantic resort. This time we had upgraded to the pool room suite. It was very nice but I don't think it is worth the extra money. it was about 600 to 700 more for the week per person. that is almost another trip... Don't waste your time on that room unless you intend to spend the week alone at your room swimming and lounging. If your going to the pools or beach it is a waste cause then you are never there. The staff are great. Rueben will listen to anything you need and take suggestions to heart. oh and our rooms both mine and my parents the air conditioners worked awesome. rooms were actually cold we had to turn down the air so no problems there. one day the water was off for about 8 hours but we were at the pool all day so it didn't really affect us but im sure some people on here will complain about it. Next year is jamaica and we are trying a grand palladium resort.

Best Vacation Ever!
shanayt2016, Atlanta, Georgia
Wed Nov 08 18:03:32 EST 2017
Me and My Husbad vacationed with Catalonia Royal for our Honeymoon. We had the time of our lives! Everyone was so friendly and accomedating! The employees were very polite and helpful throughout our stay. The food was delicious, room service was so convienent take advantage of it while you can! We had one issue while visiting which was a noise complaint, however, after speaking to management (Martin) they took care of it by relaocting us with an upgrade! We definitely would book this hotel again.

FANTASTIC PLACE
kilclinesl, Waterford, Michigan
Wed Nov 08 14:12:50 EST 2017
We just returned home from our 2nd trip to this resort. Again we has a great time. We had a party of 17 people on this trip and everyone had a good time. The pools, hotels, rooms and restaurants were amazing. We celebrated our 30 yr anniversary while on this trip and the hotel staff went out of their way to decorate our room EVERY day. They also provided champagne and glasses, and a nice ribbon on our door for the whole 7 days of our stay. The maids were great! Big THANK YOU to Santa, Tatiana, and Daniel. You were all amazing (we had Santa serving up the drinks 2 years in a row- that lady knows how to make a drink) The piano bar and main pool we our daily spots. The price is right for this great place!! One negative: the water was shut off for a few hours so that work could be done on a set of rooms- this was a bit of an inconvenience but- the staff really helped make it ok. we would for sure go back! Thank you again Santa, Tatiana and Daniel :-)

Amazing place
elsa91508, Dallas, Texas
Wed Nov 08 12:34:27 EST 2017
Amazing resort! Loved it! Everyone was great all the staff was very attentive and the pool area was always available not crowded at all, the pool bar are was amazing swim up bar was good no shade but I went to get a tan so it was perfect! Still have my tan from September in November.



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