"Amazing resort to stay in Punta Cana!"
Catalonia Bavaro was amazing. My boyfriend and I stayed there for one week and could not have been more impressed. The staff are friendly and accommodating, the food is wonderful, the drinks are great, and the resort is gorgeous. There is plenty to do including the pool, the beach, sailing and kayaking, as well as various other activities (dancing, scuba lessons, etc.) Nightly activities include the casino, bars, shows and disco. The resort is beautiful and well kept. There are many food options including two buffets, a fast-food type area by the pool, a coffee shop (near the spa, shops and mini market), and four theme restaurants for dinner (Caribbean, steakhouse, Italian, tempenyaki/hibachi). Although we could have stayed at the resort the entire week, we picked two days to do excursions. If you are interested in going zip lining or going for a boat ride, etc, Catalonia makes it easy to set these trips up on site at the resort. There is an Expedia representative present in the lobby who will show you tons of activities to choose from and will set up days and times, and a shuttle for you so transportation is not an issue. One minor issue about the resort is lack of wifi reception. It can be used easily in the lobby and sometimes on the beach or in restaurants, but it is scarce in the hotel rooms. However, this was not much of an issue for us as we didn't go on vacation to be on our phones :). Plus you don't spend much time in the room anyway. Highly recommend Catalonia!