This is a great 4 star hotel right on the Playa Bavaro, with fine white sand and a beautiful turquoise sea. It's a paradise destination, recommended 100%! The best feature in the rooms are the round hydro baths, although they also have TV, safe, fan, terrace with hammock, etc. The Catalonia Bavaro is a tourist resort with basically everything: a private beach, gardens, swimming pools, jacuzzi, bars, disco, casino, shows at night, shopping ... and sports equipment: 2 tennis courts, gym, golf course, games room, all kinds of water sports ... in short, paradise!! The perfect choice for anyone thinking of a relaxing beach holiday in Punta Cana.
Although it's within the Palladium complex, this is a luxury hotel exclusively for adults, with VIP treatment (even with a butler), making it ideal for a honeymoon. Guests staying in these suites can use the facilities of the other three Palladium resorts, but not vice-versa. It is quite large, with its own pool with sun loungers right on the water. It has a private beach area with Balinese beds instead of chairs, and a beach bar where the waiter will bring your drinks right to your hammock. Its exclusive restaurant is The Royal Gourmet for dinner a la carte. It is in the vicinity of the hotel complex where you'll find the spa (massages, fitness centre, beauty centre, sauna, jacuzzi, etc).
This is the largest resort in the entire Palladium complex, opposite the Playa El Cortecito. Its 29 villas contain no less than 274 rooms and 90 suites. There are several bars and beach kiosks, and the amphitheatre offers merengue shows every night. There's a sports complex with 6 tennis courts, mini golf, table tennis, archery and target shooting, badminton, basketball, billiards, darts, etc, and two pools: one just behind the Palladium Punta Cana building, next to the Behique buffet restaurant, and another next to the beach and the Bohio restaurant. Behind is the reception, lobby bar, casino and spa (massages, fitness centre, beauty centre, sauna, jacuzzi, etc), along with shops, a medical centre and an array of restaurants:
* Restaurant Sumptuori (for dinner), specializing in Japanese cuisine. You can dine à la carte or sign up for the spectacular live show.
* Rodizio (for dinner) restaurant, specializing in Brazilian food. The first course is a buffet of salads, and for the second, the waiters serve different types of meat roasted on huge skewers. (we didn't like it so much)
* Restaurant Mare Nostrum, Italian. It has a nice a la carte dinner where you can choose three courses. Lots of food, good quality.
* Restaurant Las Torres, buffet. The worst of the breakfasts. In the evening, there are different thematic buffets for each day of the week (Dominican food, Japanese food, Italian food, American food, etc). On Friday there is a "gala dinner".
You can use all the facilities and restaurants of any of the Palladium hotels, except the exclusive Royal Suites, and there is a free train that runs through the four hotels.
ROOMS: Our room was 6705 and was wonderful. it was on the ground floor of one of the villas, with a terrace-porch at the front with a couple of chairs. It was also very well-placed - in the back was a pool, and the restaurants and shops were in front. The room was very spacious with two large beds pushed together, a desk, a cabinet to accommodate the minibar (it only had soft drinks, water and beer) and tv, coffee maker, and a large wardrobe where the safe was located (free). There was thermostatically controlled air conditioning and a fan on the ceiling lamp. The bathroom was semi integrated into the room: Next to the bed there was an oval hydro bath (which we didn't try), and occupying the entire wall of the room, a large, marble counter top in which the sink was set. We had a hairdryer, magnifying mirror, and a complete set of amenities that were replenished every day. There were two separate doors for the toilet and shower. It was all spotless. Everyday the room was cleaned, and the towels changed. All the details were perfect - every day we found natural flowers perfectly placed on the edge of the bathtub and basin, and clean towels.
The most soft and white sands you can ever imagine. Connected with Eden Rock hotel, has also beautiful pools and kid games around.
La Palapa restaurante just a side from Eden Rock beach club is also a great place to eat in from of the sea.