Beautiful beach, wonderful pool, friendly staff and the mix of guests was everything from families to romantic couples. Lots of holding hands and smiling faces here. The food was good although here is where it lost a point. I'm not a big eater so it wasn't an issue, but the restaurants on site were clean and the service was good. If you want buffet, use the one by the pool, there are no birds joining you at table side.
If you have weak legs, try to get a room somewhere in the middle of the complex. It is a bit of a haul from the beach end to the front desk, although it is all in shade which is good because it can get hot on the concrete.
We upgraded to privileged and it was worth it. We didn't have to leave a deposit for towels or drag them with us from the beach to the pool every time. The beach section in the privileged was a little more comfortable too. There's a bar on the beach in the middle of the two sections.
One thing to note when booking a trip to Bavaro is that the water is different at almost every hotel. Here we had smooth swimmable water, good for kids, further up the beach there were roiling waves. Look closely at pictures to see what the water is like at your chosen resort.
We LOVED it here and would definitely recommend it to others.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A magnificent hotel resort with exclusive, white sandy beaches, crystalline Caribbean waters, palm trees lining the coast and abundant vegetation throughout the complex. Coral reefs along the beach allow guests to enjoy the rich marine life of the Caribbean Sea. It is located in Playa Bavaro (Punta Cana), one of the best beach areas in the Dominican Republic. The complex is situated 20 km from the International Airport of Punta Cana and 47 km from Higuey. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Catalonia Bavaro Beach Hotel
- Catalonia Punta Cana
- Catalonia Bavaro Beach Golf & Casino Resort
- Catalonia Bavaro Punta Cana
- Punta Cana Catalonia Bavaro
- Catalonia Bavaro Beach Resort
- Catalonia Bavaro Resort Punta Cana
- Catalonia Hotel Punta Cana
- Catalonia Resort Punta Cana
- Catalonia Bavaro Hotel