My wife and I recently visited and had a great time! We had never done the resort thing before but thought it was time to experience it and are glad we chose this place. Every staff member was very friendly and helpful. Like others have said tipping is not expected but appreciated. We like to tip well for good service and we tipped a lot because the staff is great! We know very little Spanish but never once had a language barrier as most of the staff spoke English. The beach was nice with lots of trees and umbrellas which is good for pale people that tend to get burnt like us. The only thing we didn't enjoy were the people that approach you on the beach for excursions off the resort. They were friendly and wouldn't continue their spiel after a simple "no thank you" but it was kind of annoying as we just came to relax. House keeping was respectful of the do not disturb signs and if we left it off and went to the beach it was cleaned every time we were gone within 2 hours. For any US travelers wondering, there were plenty of 3 prong standard outlets for your laptop chargers. The WiFi seemed to work pretty well when it would connect but could be spotty at times. The restaurants were fantastic. We ate at Thalassa almost every morning for breakfast and this is where I found and fell in love with mangu. Thalassa and Cata Tapa were by far the best places we had dinner. The buffets on the resort were standard buffet food, not the best but decent enough. Overall for the price we paid through Southwest this was a fantastic trip. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting to travel to Punta Cana.
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- Catalonia Royal Bavaro Punta Cana
- Royal Catalonia Bavaro