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Catalonia Royal Bavaro

Cabeza de Toro | Punta Cana 23000  [SEE MAP]Punta Cana  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Superb spa
Underwhelming cuisine
This all-inclusive, adults-only resort sits nearly 8 miles north of Punta Cana proper. Earning high praise from guests for its versatile activities, Catalonia Royal Bavaro boasts access to two golf courses, tennis courts, several pools and a beach with free snorkeling gear. And while the villa-style rooms come equipped with circular baths, Jacuzzis or even private infinity pools – not to mention LCD TVs with DVD players, stocked minibars and free Wi-Fi access – guests complain that an onslaught of bugs killed the mood come nightfall. Others bemoan the property's culinary offerings. Although the resort boasts six restaurants and numerous bars, many say the dishes are bland. One aspect of Catalonia Royal Bavaro that travelers heap praise on is the on-site spa. Visitors rave about the soothing treatments (not included in the room rates) and the accommodating staff.
Punta Cana
Hotel Class
Property Type
All-inclusive resort, 255 rooms
Primary View
Traditional, Modern



  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating


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Critic Reviews



This adults-only haven with meticulously kept grounds and a sparkling pool is a perfect example of how an all-inclusive resort can offer top-tier hospitality without a herd mentality. All rooms offer a pillow menu, turn-down service, 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi, and large flat-screen TVs.

Fodor's Choice



This is a relaxing adults-only, all-inclusive property with spacious, comfortable suites sporting chic island décor and huge soaker tubs. Some feature infinity pools.

AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019


This adult-only, all-inclusive beachfront resort is one of the smaller and quieter options in Punta Cana, with just 255 rooms. It offers impressive food variety given its size, with two a la carte restaurants on-site and more options next door at larger, family-friendly Catalonia Bavaro Beach (for Royal guests, no reservations are required).

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 8028 have reviewed the Catalonia Royal Bavaro, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 8028 reviews 4.5 (based on 8028 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The all-suite Catalonia Royal Bavaro features modern accommodations with neutral color palettes, dark wood furniture and tile floors. All suites come equipped with king-sized beds, flat-screen TVs with DVD players, pillow menus, stocked minibars and terraces with hammocks. Accommodations also offer marble bathrooms with deep soaking tubs and separate showers.
  • All-inclusive rates cover in-suite Wi-Fi access
  • Select suites have Jacuzzis or private infinity pools

Standard room size398 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Set along the beach, Catalonia Royal Bavaro is an adults-only, all-inclusive property nestled in a quiet and romantic setting. The laid-back resort is ideal for honeymooners or those seeking a romantic getaway, as there are few amenities within walking distance.
  • Located about 10 miles northeast of Punta Cana International Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


The resort houses a wide variety of dining options, with six restaurants and multiple bars to choose from. Dining options include a pizzeria, two poolside restaurants, a Mediterranean-inspired buffet and a la carte eateries that specialize in Spanish tapas and Asian cuisine. The standard all-inclusive package covers all meals and drinks at the buffet restaurant, plus one dinner in each themed restaurant per person, per stay.
  • Priority seating at themed restaurants for All-Inclusive Privileged guests
  • Room service available 24 hours a day

Number of restaurants6

Cuisine TypesBuffet, Asian, Italian, American, Spanish

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


The resort is home to two pools and a beach. The main pool is large and centrally located, with a swim-up bar. The smaller pool offers a variety of lounge areas.
  • Free scuba diving lesson in main pool
  • Complimentary snorkeling gear; extra charges apply for paddleboard and kitesurfing board rentals
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


The resort's spa offers a range of services, including massages, facials, body treatments and hydrotherapy. There are couples massage areas, along with a sauna, Turkish baths and Jacuzzis.
  • Spa services cost extra
  • Upgraded all-inclusive package comes with spa treatment discounts

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


Catalonia Royal Bavaro is an adults-only property.
    • Kids Club
    • Free Kids Club
    • Fee for Kids Club
    • Cribs
    • High Chairs


    Set within the spa, the resort's fitness center offers a few cardio machines and weight-training equipment. Room rates also cover use of the property's archery range, tennis courts and soccer field, plus aerobics and water aerobics classes.
    • Free Latin dance classes
    • Paddleboards and kitesurfing boards (charges apply)
    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


    Two golf courses are located on-site. The Cabeza de Toro Golf Club course offers nine holes with lake and palm tree views. The Caribbean Golf Club features an 18-hole course with Caribbean Sea vistas.
    • Discounted tee times for guests with upgraded all-inclusive package
    • Golf carts
    • Golf packages
    • Club rentals
    • Club house
    • Refreshment stand or restaurant
    • Caddie service
    • Pro shop


    Catalonia Royal Bavaro is equipped to host wedding ceremonies and receptions. The property offers a variety of wedding packages, from intimate ceremonies to larger group celebrations with full catering and entertainment.
    • On-site wedding specialist to assist with details
    • Floral arrangements and decor part of wedding packages
    • Beachfront ceremonies
    • Hotel hosts weddings
    • Outdoor space for weddings
    • Wedding planners available

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