An all-inclusive, adults only resort with a tranquil vibe, the economical Catalonia Royal Bavaro caters well to couples. The food is just so-so, timeshare pitches can be annoying, and the beach isn’t one of Punta Cana’s best; but the property offers modern rooms with four-poster beds, beachside massages, strong dining variety (including a unique vegetarian restaurant), an infinity pool by the beach, complimentary greens fees at two golf courses, and a casino and nightclub. Some suites have private plunge pools; all accommodations have balconies or terraces, but few have ocean views. Activities include scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing, dance classes, and cycling. Some amenities are shared with sister property Catalonia Bavaro Beach next door, which allows kids.
Complimentary COVID-19 antigen tests are available on-site for guests traveling back to the United States (minimum three-night stay required). In the event of a positive test, guests can extend their stay at the resort for up to 10 days at no additional cost.