All inclusive

Catalonia Bávaro Beach Golf and Casino Resort

Punta Cana 4.0

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Overview

A magnificent 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.

Added value

1 Green fee per person per day at one of 2 Catalonia Golf Courses. Green Fees are not transferable. Use of carts is mandatory and payment is required

Check in

3 p.m.

Check out

12 p.m.

Rooms

688

Rooms

Junior Suite
505 square feet
  • 1 king bed, or 2 queen beds
  • Garden view
  • No more than 4 guests in the room
Junior Suite
505 square feet
Featured amenities
Included in all rooms
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee maker
  • Complimentary coffee/tea
  • Desk
  • Hair dryer
  • Housekeeping
  • Mini-bar
  • Safe
  • TV

Privileged Deluxe Junior Suite
505 square feet
  • 1 king bed, or 2 queen beds
  • No more than 4 guests in the room
Privileged Deluxe Junior Suite
505 square feet
Featured amenities
Included in all rooms
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee maker
  • Complimentary coffee/tea
  • Desk
  • Hair dryer
  • Housekeeping
  • Mini-bar
  • Safe
  • TV
Additional details

Priviledge Amenities include:

  • Privileged guest identification
  • 10% discount on treatments in our Alegría Spa (not combinable with any promotional package)
  • In-room beach towel upon arrival
  • 10% discount on extra services such as golf, romantic dinners, shops and boutiques
  • Early check-in & late check-out until 3 p.m., subject to availability
  • Access to the Pure Bar including select premium brands
  • Private privileged beach area with Balinese beds
  • Turndown service

Privileged Romance Deluxe Junior Suite
505 square feet
  • 1 king bed
  • Garden view or Resort view
  • No more than 2 guests in the room
Privileged Romance Deluxe Junior Suite
505 square feet
Featured amenities
Included in all rooms
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee maker
  • Complimentary coffee/tea
  • Desk
  • Hair dryer
  • Housekeeping
  • Mini-bar
  • Safe
  • TV
Additional details

Priviledge Amenities include:

  • Privileged guest identification
  • 10% discount on treatments in our Alegría Spa (not combinable with any promotional package)
  • In-room beach towel upon arrival
  • 10% discount on extra services such as golf, romantic dinners, shops and boutiques
  • Early check-in & late check-out until 3 p.m., subject to availability
  • Access to the Pure Bar including select premium brands
  • Private privileged beach area with Balinese beds
  • Turndown service

Amenities

  • Wheelchair accessible rooms

Accessibility features are based on request and availability, and are not guaranteed. Please contact WestJet Vacations at 1-877-737-7001 for further information.

  • Child care services available ($)
  • Children’s pool
  • Playground
  • Archery
  • Bikes
  • Merengue Lessons
  • Native painting courses

Kids Club

Age range: 4 to 12

Teens Club

Age range: 13 to 17

Mini Disco

Open from: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The age range below will determine the quantity of children during booking.
  • Children ages: 0 to 12
Type Amenities
MaLoo Bar Bar, Beach bar
Pure Chill out Bar (exclusive for Privileged guests) Bar, Lounge
Beach Bar Bar, Beach bar
Margaritas Bar, Swim-up bar
Pleamar Bar, Pool bar
Disco Cats Nightclub Dance floor, Live DJs
Curacao Bar, Lobby bar
Aromes coffee shop Bar
El Palmeral Bar, Lobby bar Open air

Minimum age restrictions apply, picture ID required.

Check-in time: 3 p.m.

Check-out time: 12 p.m.

Wi-Fi

  • Lobby
  • Select public areas
  • Room
  • Throughout the property
Type of restaurant Type of cuisine Open for Additional Information
Bretonne À la carte Sweet and salty crepes All day dining
Pizzeria Sorrento Food court Pizzaria All day dining
Snack bar Snack bar American Snacks
La Toscana À la carte Italian Dinner Dress code
Mikado À la carte Asian Dinner Dress code
Rodeo Steak House À la carte Grill/steak house Dinner
Yuca À la carte Caribbean Dinner Dress code
La Palapa Buffet International Breakfast, Lunch Dress code
Gran Caribe Buffet International Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch Dress code
  • Rooms: 688
  • Floors: 3
  • Built in: 1998
  • Renovated in: 2019
  • Eco-friendly hotel
  • Fitness centre: on site
  • Fitness classes: on site
  • Salon: on site ($)
  • Sauna steam room: on site
  • Spa: on site ($)
  • Spa treatments: on site ($)
  • Water aerobics
Cabeza del Toro
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic 23000
809 412 00 00
16 km from PUJ
  • Beach front
  • All-inclusive: Included
    • 4 à la carte per 7 night stay
    • All meals plus snacks
    • Dinner can be à la carte (reservations not required, dress code in effect)
    • Unlimited domestic drinks

Pools

  • Activity pools: 1
  • Freshwater pools: 1
  • Jetted pools: 1
  • Kids pools: 1
  • Outdoor pools: 1
  • Bottle service available ($)
  • Day club available ($)

Golf

  • Driving range: on site ($)
  • Golf: on site ($)
  • Golf lessons: on site ($)

Water sports

  • Dive shop: on site ($)
  • Motorized watersports: on site ($)
  • Non-motorized watersports: on site
  • Scuba diving: on site ($)
  • Snorkeling: on site
  • Watersports centre: on site ($)

Other sports

  • Aerobics: on site
  • Bicycles: on site
  • Tennis courts: on site
  • Tour excursions: on site ($)

Other activities

  • Arts and crafts: on site
  • Beach activities: on site
  • Casino: on site ($)
  • Daily activities: on site
  • Games room: on site
  • Nightly entertainment: on site
  • Bocce Courts
  • Archery
  • Water polo
  • 24 hour front desk
  • ATM available ($)
  • Baggage check
  • Concierge
  • Currency exchange available ($)
  • Dry cleaning available ($)
  • Giftshop available ($)
  • Laundry facilities available ($)
  • Laundry services available ($)
  • Medical services available ($)
  • Medical services onsite available ($)
  • Meeting facilities available ($)
  • Multilingual staff
  • Parking
  • Photo shop available ($)
  • Shopping onsite available ($)
  • Tour desk available ($)
  • Wedding facilities available ($)
  • Romantic dinner at the beach available ($)
  • Open air theatre

Location

Address
Cabeza del Toro, Punta Cana, 23000, Dominican Republic
Cabeza del Toro

Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 Very Good

  • Cleanliness 4.0
  • Location 4.5
  • Rooms 4.0
  • Service 4.0
  • Value 4.0
TripAdvisor users rated this property 4 out of 5

Excellent stay, Hotel has minor flaws

U1759SHadamm on Jun 25, 2022

TLDR of my review: Stayed at beginning of June, family of 3 from UK staying in a junior suite. Weather was excellent. Hotel is absolutely stunning, the grounds itself is worth a walk round for the wildlife and scenery. Pool and beach area is very good and well maintained. Rooms are dated (stayed in junior suite) but absolutely nothing to complain about. Entertainment is very good. Staff are great and well worth watching the evening shows. Food is good, don't expect anything exceptional from the buffet but you will eat well. A la carte restaurants are worth while to break up the days at the buffet. Overall I'd give the whole holiday an 8/10. I feel the hotel deserves a full review as it does have its flaws but shouldn’t put anyone off staying here, I tried to change the hotel beforehand through Tui because of the negative reviews, decided against the extra cost and glad I did. I’ve split into sections to make it easier to read. Resort + facilities 9/10 Excellent, the pool is very big with a pool bar, all the bars are nice and always someone serving. Hotel grounds are stunning, with lots of wildlife. People reserve sunbeds! Theres signs saying they shouldn't, we got into confrontation with someone who said we "Stole their umbrella" if that's a thing. Also witnessed a few others who got into confrontation. If you want an umbrella by the pool or the beach. Get there before 10am. Staff 9/10 As opposed to some reviews we found the staff very helpful, always received drink at meal times. Sometimes took abit longer when busy, didn't get impression they were working for a tip. Some people may have had bad experiences with one staff member but it's not fair to bring the whole team down. Food & drink 6/10 Good variety, expect standard buffet food. Fresh meat and fish and fresh pasta which is a plus. There are birds at meal times...it is annoying. They fly around tables looking for leftovers, pooing on seats, myself and daughter sat in it twice! Check the seats before you sit! In the main buffet, the food is enclosed through a set of doors, but the beach area buffet, where they serve breakfast and lunch, the food is exposed so birds eat from the buffet, walking over the food, pecking at it and dropping it back, my wife tried to stop someone eating some fruit that a bird had in its mouth and dropped back in the buffet but with the language barrier they didn't understand. I would avoid eating at the beach restaurant 'La Palapa'. Also, to the hotel, this would breach many food hygiene laws across the world, expect this to shock people as its not normal practice. A simple thing like covering the food could rectify this. Another annoying misdemeanor was the soft drinks being flat. The hotel use big bottles of soft drinks and use it multiple times so the drink goes flat...it needs to be given in smaller cans, admittedly not a massive thing but something I feel the hotel should address as it got really annoying drinking flat lemonade for 2 weeks. Alcohol was fine. Cocktails were quite sweet but remember you don't have to drink them! So I didn't, I drank the rum and beer and all was good. Rooms 7/10 Stayed in standard junior suite. Very good size, huge bath and shower. Comments about it being tired are correct. Needs updating with fresh paint, wall sockets abit loose etc. It looks like they've spent the money on the privilege suites and left the standard rooms. Overall, it's not a big deal, it's very liveable, we didn't stay in there much but were very comfortable when we did. entertainment 10/10 Daily activities, usual Archery, mini golf etc. In the day, I wasn't interested but something to do if people get bored. I read a previous review of someone not seeing the entertainment staff...they must have buried their head in the sand, the entertainment team were great, always busy throughout the day, right up until the evening shows. Usually did something around 4pm by the pool/beach area. Evening shows were very good and entertaining, we stayed for 2 weeks, they repeated the same shows the week after but still watchable nonetheless. Special mention to Ricky and Fernando for being full of life from morning to night! Overall. Grounds are stunning, beach is nice, some dark seaweed in the sea but still very nice water. I am very glad we stayed here, the hotel isn't perfect but it didn't ruin the amazing time we had. There are many many pros and only small negative points. Well worth a visit. Extra Tips for staying USD seems to be main currency used don't worry about buying Dominican pesos Don't eat in beach side restaurant - hygiene Resort shops are ridiculously overpriced Don't get hustled by market sellers. Tried charging over $100 for a cheap ring, necklace and bracelet. Paid $10 in the end as the wife wanted something to take back from the holiday, even this was overpriced as it broke after 2 days. Just say no thank you and they leave you alone. Be sure to check the beach area by the pool around 12pm/12.30pm. There's coconut and ice cream parties, BBQs, Salsa, Paella. You don't want to miss.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 2 out of 5

Nice hotel but unpleasant and lazy staff

C7116GZjenniferr on Jun 24, 2022

We came here for our honeymoon, the hotel was informed but no special attention to our room was given until we made a complaint. We also experienced a lack of towels in our room on a daily basis forcing us to call the reception on several occasions. Our room wasn’ t fully cleaned and there was a day, they didn’t come at all. We had to raise a complaint and when the lady came. She only changed the sheet of 1 bed and did not clean the bathroom. The entertainment is almost inexistante. In a week, we only saw their team once and it was at 4 pm for a zumba class. The reception service at the check in was not good too. They did not explain us the direction to our room our room. Our bags were not picked up by any concierge to our room. We had to find the location ourselves as well as discover the various services and locations of the hotel’s services. It’s a shame that the human services are extremely poor because the location is nice. The beach is nice. The food is good and their garden is lovely. My recommendation would be to end the discrimination that the hotel does in relation to their guests. Having people that are basics, privilege, maravilhoso or exclusive is stupid and only led the employees of the hotel to be nice to who is exclusive and look to the others like sh... I paid to be a privilege but felt like I did not pay them enough to hear a Hello or a smile. Anyway, 1 thing is certain, I do not recommend this hotel to anyone. Good customer service is key in any business! Tourism is not an exception.

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