Punta Cana

Catalonia Bavaro Beach, Golf & Casino Resort


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Exceptional Values!
Golf: One Free greens fee per person, per stay (cart is mandatory and extra; restrictions apply). Free one hour long group golf instruction (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 Higey.
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 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
PRIVILEGED JUNIOR SUITE
Privileged status includes access to private lounge, exclusive breakfast area in restaurants, preferential access to 5 theme restaurants, 24-hour room service, turndown service. King or twin size beds. Free WiFi. Terrace or balcony with hammock.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
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
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:
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.
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.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Beach and Pool Activities, Aerobics, Aqua aerobics, Games
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Nightly Shows, Discothque.
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

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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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loud music/maid service/food
TINA S.
Dec 16 2015
really loud music all night from the Pearl from dark until 12am. Maid service wouldn't replace bath towels and wash cloths. Buffet only had about 5 main entree choices; the worst I have seen
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Лучший отдых в лучшем отеле!!!
Nadia O, Москва
Tue Sep 19 13:27:09 EDT 2017
perfect place, perfect hotel, perfect stuff! I have no any recomendations becouse that was very nice vacations with very nice service! Thank you very much for all stuff of Catalonia Bavaro? especially for Miguel Sosa? Maridalia Valerio and Jeffry and Miguel from privilege reception!!! We love you all!!!!

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Wondella F, Randallstown
Tue Sep 19 09:00:36 EDT 2017
It was difficult to get clean towels. Food and bar service was good. staff were not attentive to the guest needs Entertainment was average-too amusement park like.The pool was nice, did not like the fact that were children sitting at the bar.

Great holiday
ChloePhoebe96, Peterborough, United Kingdom
Tue Sep 19 06:30:12 EDT 2017
We stayed from the 27th of August till the 11th of September. The hotel truly is amazing and you feel like your in paradise. The food is great and the staff are very welcoming. Our favourite was the pure beach bar with the amazing staff Alvin and Jennifer!

Underwhelming
anthonyfQ2331AE, Chicago, Illinois
Mon Sep 18 06:43:16 EDT 2017
Only 15 min from airport, but very little plane noise. Don't come for golf, thats a waste of time. Theme restaurants go from terrible to mediocre. Buffet outperformed at least. Nice facility, it's huge, but service is spotty. Bar was excellent, evening entertainment as good as you can expect in these venues. I guess it was just all the little things that kept it from being top notch. For the money, you can do better. Try an Iberostar.

Beautiful Resort
Kim P, Kemptville
Sun Sep 17 10:19:47 EDT 2017
We stayed at the Catalonia Royal resort in Punta Cana from Feb. 22 to Mar. 1, 2017. This was the first all-inclusive vacation for both my partner and I have to say it was one of the best vacations for both of us. We did not upgrade and in my opinion I don't think you need to, we were treated very well and all staff are friendly, always saying Hola when you walk by them. The whole resort is very beautiful, from landscaping to rooms. We met 2 couples there and they arrived the day before, Manuel (hope that's how you spell his name) at front desk was very accommodating and made sure we were all in the same block of rooms. We stayed in room 4230 (central to both pools and beach) and had view of the spa and swim up pool, we never had a problem with air conditioning (in fact had to turn it down at night, sometimes too cold) and it does shut off when you open patio door. Also we always had hot water in our room, and didn't see very many bugs at night. The staff kept the room clean and mini fridge stocked twice a day. We didn't eat at all restaurants as there is quite a few to choose from, but the ones we did go to were lovely. I really like the fact that you didn't need reservations for any restaurant and only 2 of them the men had to wear long pants and closed toed shoes for dinner.



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