Exceptional Value! Golf: One Free greens fee per person, per day (cart is mandatory and extra; 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.
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.
PLAYAS DE BAVARO
Barber / Beauty Salon
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Physician on Call
Number of Pools: 2
Outdoor Pools: 2
The resort has two pools, one with a jacuzzi and a new Aquabar Infiniti situated on the beach.
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.
Green Fees: $
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
Adults only. No pets allowed.
EXCLUSIVE SUITE WITH POOL
Elegantly decorated suite located in front of large central lake. Each suite comes with an infinity pool for exclusive use. King size bed. Private Jacuzzi. Free WiFi. Solarium. Pillow menu. Located on two floors, one with a living room and bathroom.
1 King Bed
Other Amenities -
Balcony or Terrace
DELUXE JUNIOR SUITE
Spacious room located close to the beach. Bathtub in room. Bathrobe and slippers. Beach towels. Independent shower. Lounge area. Terrace with hammock. Turndown service. Complimentary wireless interent access. Special discount on Golf and Spa.
1 King Bed
Other Amenities -
Balcony or Terrace
Radio Alarm Clock
SUPERIOR JUNIOR SUITE
Decorated in colonial style with king size bed. Circular bath. Bathrobe and slippers. Beach towels. Independent shower. Lounge area. Terrace with hammock. Turndown service. Pillow menu. Complimentary wireless internet access.
1 King Bed
Other Amenities -
Balcony or Terrace
Radio Alarm Clock
Privileged amenities and honeymoon amenities. Balcony or terrace. Bathrobe and slippers. Free WiFi. King size bed. Room specially decorated.
1 King Bed
Other Amenities -
Balcony or Terrace
Catalonia Royal Bavaro features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips-Nine Restaurants/Five Bars
There are 9 Restaurants at Catalonia Royal Bavaro:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
239 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Catalonia Royal Bavaro to their friends and family
This resort was absolutely worth every penny!! They met you at the door with a cold fruit drink and a cool washcloth to wipe away the long travels. All the staff were so kind and courteous! Anything...
This resort was absolutely worth every penny!! They met you at the door with a cold fruit drink and a cool washcloth to wipe away the long travels. All the staff were so kind and courteous! Anything you need you just have to ask! We paid extra (by choice) for a beach candlelit valentines dinner which was so gorgeously presented and delicious we could hardly believe it!! The only drawbacks in my opinion are the pools close at 7 but they are so beautiful and inviting at night. Also they run on island time so if you're in a hurry for your drink better walk up to the bar yourself. Other than that, we had the best 8 day vacation of our lives in this hotel!!! I tell everyone to stay there and we will definitely be returning :D
Very nice and pleasant stay
Nafukovacie, Trencin, Trencin, Slovakia
Mon Feb 23 20:59:16 EST 2015
We stayed here 3 weeks, the hotel Royal part is very good, you basicaly do not have to even get up from your bed/chair/sunbed to get a drink or meal, all is brought to you as you wish...if you want...
We stayed here 3 weeks, the hotel Royal part is very good, you basicaly do not have to even get up from your bed/chair/sunbed to get a drink or meal, all is brought to you as you wish...if you want classic bouffet, you can go to the other CATALONIA hotel which is in the same area, just few metres away - you can use all facilities there also if you want to...
The only time-waster there is the presentation of Exclusive Travel Club, they try to sell something which normaly should be for free if you intend to visit CATALONIA resorts...makes no sense - clients repeatedly visiting the same chain of hotels should be getting benefits for free, not be paying for them...but the presentation is nothing bad, you can go and listen, no one is pushing you to buy anything, you can stand up and leave anytime you want...but my suggestion is - if you do not want to waste big money for nothing, tell them immediately you have no interest whatsoever - these guys are not working in the hotel, they work for the ETC company which only has some contract with the hotel...
Anyway, the hotel staff is very nice, helpful, the beach staff especialy, barman Wander is great guy bringing sunshine to the beach every day, also Roberto and Hector were good fun and always delivered what we wanted, no matter if we tipped them or not.
I cannot recall all the names, but there is no one who I could say was doing something wrong...
Property is also situated in very good part of Punta Cana - you have most of the attractions almost within walking distance - like Dolphin Experience, Marinarium, Adventure Park, and others.
1 thing really great - the Doctor in the hotel - any problem you have, just go there /make sure you have travel insurance/ and they will fix you within 1 hour - no matter what problem you have, they do not wait, they give you everything you need in order to start feeling good immediately + more pills to avoid any further problems - this is something I was really suprised...had just overreaction to mosquite bites, and I was treated like the most urgent case (-:
The holiday was awesome, been to many Iberostar resorts in Carribean which are ranked as no 1. in the areas, and this CATALONIA ROYAL can be easily considered almost same quality. Maybe for food - I would have 1 suggestion - more grilled seafood + some buffet for lunch on the beach in the ROYAL hotel would be appreciated, but this can be just my personal feeling...
Dont Waste Your Money
Lauri O, Port Hope, Canada
Mon Feb 23 10:49:55 EST 2015
The only thing I can say nice about this resort it was warm.Requested a bottom floor room and got third floor so far away from everything..Asked for a room change twice and both times said they...
The only thing I can say nice about this resort it was warm.Requested a bottom floor room and got third floor so far away from everything..Asked for a room change twice and both times said they would look into it..nothing was done..room service was a hit and miss wether it got delivered to you or not..beach had an awful smell and seaweed all along the beach..restaurants were not up to standards for a so called 5 star..if you wanted anything different or entertainment you had to go to the resort beside us..a small handful of staff were friendly most were not..i could go on and on but I wont..its far from a star 5..we will not be back..not a nice way to celebrate our 10 wedding anniversary..very disappointing..travelers be ware..
Avoid going to a breakfast meeting with concierge they want to sell you a time share!!
Sat Feb 21 18:02:04 EST 2015
we came here for our honeymoon, we booked the honeymoon suite. The room was stunning with a lovely view of the water display. All food is cooked fresh here which does mean it takes time to arrive but...
we came here for our honeymoon, we booked the honeymoon suite. The room was stunning with a lovely view of the water display. All food is cooked fresh here which does mean it takes time to arrive but very tasty. The hotel is extremely clean and well kept. The only thing that let it down was apon arrival we were met by concierge who welcomed us and asked us to have breakfast the following morning to discuss the hotel. I thought it was to let us know where everything was and give us a tour. How wrong was i!! We got taken to the cantalonia hotel were we were met by a rep. We expressed we wanted to leave but were told its only an hour, i won't keep you long , you need to stay. Being polite i sat and listened to why it was a good idea to hand over £8000 deposit to pay for 35 years worth of holidays all over the world. Be warned they will give you a hard sell and when you say no they get offended!! Due to this i would not return. Really spoilt the first day of my honeymoon.
Sorry guys - not 5 Star
RosieB2242, Kingston, Canada
Fri Feb 20 15:05:26 EST 2015
My husband and I have been to the Dominican 22 times! We just returned yesterday. We love the country, the people, the weather and Bavaro Beach. When the kids were little we went to "cheap and...
My husband and I have been to the Dominican 22 times! We just returned yesterday. We love the country, the people, the weather and Bavaro Beach. When the kids were little we went to "cheap and cheerful". Now that it's just us, we want upscale, great food, romantic rooms and being pampered. We chose the Catalonia Royal because it was adults only, quiet, small with golf included (a must for my husband and brother). This resort really needs to learn how to deal with seasoned travelers.
1. NEVER, EVER book with Sunwing!! They're the last tour company that doesn't include the tourist card or exit fee in their bookings. Standing in line after a flight to hand over 10.00 is just plain stupid. Had I known, I would have booked the same package with a different carrier.
2. Catalonia puts people off the moment you walk in by directing you IMMEDIATELY AFTER CHECK IN TO THE INCREDIBLY PLEASANT BUT VERY ANNOYING TIMESHARE SELLERS. After airports and planes for 8 hours, I don't want to hear your pitch, take a tour of the resort or explain to you that I can get packages far cheaper than anything you're trying to sell me.
3. The food was excellent, beach chairs were comfortable and plentiful, the beach itself was AWFUL - through no fault of the staff - it's just where the resort sits on the beach, all seaweed lands right there.
4. The rooms were not 5 star. Sheets, pillows, towels and toiletries would need to be upgraded by a factor of 10 to turn this into a 5 star.
5. The staff did their best but they were very young. The only one I saw over 30 was Domingo , the bartender at the quiet poolside bar. A 5 star needs experienced staff to keep customers coming back.
6. Both the 18 and 9 hole courses were very good my husband tells me and unlimited gold was included so this was a plus for the amount we paid.
7. The spa was small with untrained and rushed masseurs. Please don't charge me 83.00 for a short, less-than relaxing massage.
All in all, I doubt we would ever go back. Based on the price, I could go the Melia, Paradisus or the Princess and get the beautiful beach and adults only for almost the same price. Had they been charging 500.00 per person less, I would say it was good value. But for nearly 4000.00 per couple - not even close.
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