"Relaxing vacation, exceeded expectations"
BF&I spent April 10-14, 2016 at the Catalonia Royal Bavaro Adults Only. Greeted warmly at front desk, check in smooth w/fruity drink. Never approached by time share rep. Catalonia has TWO distinct areas adults only AND for families~~both sides expansive, well manicured, lush, immaculate, gorgeous. Guests may use amenities on either side. Staff awesome! Altho no pressure to tip, we brought bunch of $1 and $5 to show our appreciation. Cute shops and coffee lounge on site. Fun daily activities
Beach-spent days on adult beach, gotta wake w/ sunrise to stake out desired lounge chairs under permanent thatched umbrellas with a direct ocean view. If later no worries, you'll find a seat. Tons of shade from palms. Like any other resort, there r folks who drop their towels & never come back-you know who you are! Friendly servers make the rounds regularly. Fruit shake shack, swings, hammocks, oversized chess. Hit the water and turn right to beach market, turn left and walk towards additional Catalonia family beaches and Pearl Beach Club (google it - be sure if ur on family side your room faces away--LOUD).
Room 3649. Corner room with wrap around balcony and glimpse of ocean! Hummingbirds and coconuts within in arms reach. Gorgeous view of fountains & Cata Tapa restaurant. Plenty of hot water, clean, quiet, large, newly renovated suite. In room safe. We liked the open bathroom plan.
Food~standard. Room service quick.Thalassia by far the best for all meals. Enjoyed Cata Tapa. Italian~meh
Traveller from Philadelphia, PA