Ideal for honeymooners, golf and spa-lovers and couples looking to tie the knot, this romantic adults-only resort provides the perfect setting for sunshine and fun. Set amidst warm turquoise waters, shady coconut palms and a private, golden-sand beach, guests enjoy nearby golf courses, a pampering menu of spa services, sparkling pools complete with a swim-up bar and a selection of gourmet restaurants including a creperie and ice cream parlor.
Includes access to all of the facilities at the Catalonia Bavaro Beach Golf and Casino Resort.
LocationPunta Cana - Beach
General Policies & Fine Print
Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.
Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.
Hotel Spring Break Policy - This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.
Privileged Inclusions - Guests staying in Privileged room categories are entitled to enjoy the following facilities and services:
- Privileged guest identification.
- Room service 24 hours.
- A 10% discount on massages or any treatment in the Alegria Spa (Non-combinable with any promotional package).
- Access to the Pure Bar including Selected Premium brands, exclusive for Privileged guests.
- Private Privileged beach area with Balinese beds.
- In room beach towel on arrival day.
- Turndown service.
- A 10% discount on all extra services (golf, romantic dinner, shops and boutiques).
- Early check-in & late check-out (until 3:00 pm), subject to availability.
Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.
General Information - Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply. Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.
Customer Ratings & Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating8924 reviews
Our stay at Catalonia Royal Bávaro.
My husband and I are currently here, at the Catalonia Royal Bávaro. First, I’ll start with a few pros: the food, though it’s often tepid at best, is pretty good, one of the better food to all of the eight resorts we’ve stayed at in Punta Caña. Some of the staff are extremely attentive and helpful. To name a few: Ashley at the pool bar is the sweetest lady who listens when you ask her not to make the drinks too strong. Dominga at the breakfast and lunch buffet is absolutely lovely, she goes above and beyond. Cecilia is always good for a laugh. Rosemary is very sweet and tries very hard, she will get very good with time. Martina at the steak house was the best waitress of the whole resort!!!! All of the others need to take lessons from her, a true expert in the service industry! Our housekeeper for the first week and a half was amazing! We noticed an extreme difference when she went off for her well deserved days off. Her replacement only did the bare minimum. We constantly had to ask for towels in our room. Ok. So now for the cons: the rooms are very clean but also very tired and in need of a facelift. Don’t let the pictures fool you, the beach is crappy and full of weeds. They try hard to keep up with them, but the weeds just keep coming. Avoid the Italian restaurant….total crap from the sour puss hostess to the chaotic service to the crappy food. At the start of our two weeks, there was a water problem throughout the resort, where we had no hot water or no water at all for days. Zero warning, zero communication. We couldn’t take a shower after a day at the pool for three days. Every day, we didn’t know if there would be hot showers, it was hit and miss. Even today, near the end of our two weeks, I took a cold shower! When my husband called to complain, they told him that it was being worked on and it wasn’t “their problem”! Rude! During our first week, after an hour arguing with the manager, Natalea, the hotel did give us a free massage as compensation for the disadvantage, but that’s all. The massage was lovely, we must admit, but it didn’t make up for the cold or no showers. We complained to our WestJet rep, Daly who tried to get us more compensation from the hotel, but would only give us an excursion IF we gave up the massage. Our friends, who travelled with Tui, got the massages PLUS an excursion from their tour rep. Honestly, we had a great time with our friends, made the best of it, but we are looking forward to going home. On our last vacation, (at a different resort) my husband got COVID and our vacation wasn’t as stressful as this one has been. Will we return to Catalonia Royal? Never! We can’t understand the folks who have been coming back for many years…..
Worst adult only inclusive
First day no water, had a swim up room everyday my pool was dirty from maintenance working on 3rd floor got switched to another room same thing, all restaurant close early we had to go to family side to enjoy our self it felt like 65 in older
Beautiful room, but the room is not good
In the room we received there was a water leak from the jacuzzi and the water in the toilet did not go down. When we asked them to fix the problem in the bathroom, it took a very long time for a man to come and even after he fixed the problem it came back, like that several times throughout our stay. When we asked for compensation from the reception staff, they said we don't deserve compensation!! When paying such a high amount per night, the minimum is to give the guests a room that is worthy of staying in. And the attitude was so disrespectful, we deserved compensation after this aggravation. In addition, we asked for wine glasses to be brought to our room and they told us to bring them ourselves from the dining room. Another day we asked again and this time we insisted that they bring it to our room, they said they would and we waited from morning until evening until we called again and only then did they bring it after quite a long wait. Other than that, the hotel is really beautiful, the pool is fun and the staff in the bars, restaurants, dining room and rooms are great! We got some surprises in the room and it was really nice. The entertainment activities in the hotel are wonderful and varied, we liked it very much. We also liked the design of the hotel.
The staff is extremely friendly, helpful, and fun -- grounds and rooms are kept very clean -- a very relaxing atmosphere, but if you crave more excitement the adjacent family-friendly resort has that.
A Good First Post-COVID Vacation Spot
The hotel was very good. With the exception of cold water for a couple of days, and two staff who had attitude, everyone else were just totally fantastic, and couldn't do enough. A fantastic place to spend the first vacation after dealing with the COVID lockdowns.