Went with no expectations and wasn't disappointed.
As far as food goes:
Breakfast/lunch had only two buffet options which had most breakfast foods but it was a little repetitive.
Dinner had more selection at the buffet, and the al la carte were all good (haven't tried Mexican).
To get a good spot at the beach you'd have to get up by 7:30 and around 8am for a good spot by the pool (chairs out of the shade were always plenty)
Also we did the privilege option and got a separate office for check in/out , special sections on beach/buffets, luggage was carried for us and we were driven to our rooms. We felt it was worth it (only payed $80 for 7night upgrade pp).
The privilege rooms were closer to the beach, i was in building 4 room 0424 which was right beside the pool and a short walk to the beach but a 5-10min walk to the restaurants. A/C worked fine , we had a problem with the tv and it was fixed almost immediately.
Overall it was a good resort as long as you don't come with high expectations.
- 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 Cabeza de Toro (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
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- Catalonia Resort Punta Cana
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