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... two days alone at the hotel, eating alone, sleeping alone, going to the beach alone and the gym alone i was so ready to see my family. I counted hours while laying at the beach until they were coming. Suddenly my mum called me and said they were here and I ran up to the reception. It was so good to see them again!!! The first day was all about getting some colour and laying in the sun. Henrik didn't really think about putting sunscreen on his ...
... DR) and finished them while we walked to another club, a bit away. This club was also very loud, but it had more people then the first, and was pretty fun. We met some very nice girls from Canada; Melissa, Krystie and Amanda, and also ran into our friend Alix that we had met at the hostel in Santo Domingo!
We drank a lot, Tarvo bought a bottle of rum and coke and we tried to finish it. We got pretty damn close too.
The club started to close up so we started ...
Today is actually our last day of our trip.
We didn't do anything interesting today, however, we did have an amazing dinner at the end of the day. We went to the spa, and we to the sauna.
Shopping is really important, the guide and the man from the airport told us not to go the Haitian's stalls at the end of the beach because ...
... Toronto to Punta Cana. So the pilots had to wait for a plane to arrive in Toronto. So they could fly the plane to come pick us up in Punta Cana.
OMG! So much work for one flight. So our flight was actually a whole day, if you calculate all the time that we spent at the airport and waiting for the plane. So it was about 7 AM when we arrived in Toronto on Sunday.
Sigh! The longest ride every. It felt longer than when I flew to Hong Kong. LOL!
... lion show that I keep calling, seals. LOL! oppzz.
But the rest of the day, I was just chilling with my friends by the beach and doing some of the free activities.
By night fall we had another "special dinner," it was the Mediterranean dinner. It was alright. It had seafood and pasta. Nothing really special.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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Historical Traveler Reviews Catalonia Royal Bavaro Punta Cana
Nous avons passé 2 semaines au Royal (du 21 au 3 février) et nous avons tout simplement adoré.
We have just returned my boyfriend and i from a week at Royal Catalonia.(feb. 1st-8th 2007) and we LOVED IT. I honestly recommend to try the Royal part (as both Bavaro and Royal are in the same resort) for people that have kids and are enjoying a vacation as a couple because no children are allowed in the Royal part.
Royal Catalonia Resort - Stayed from January 27th to February 3rd 2007
We spent an enjoyable stay at the Catalonia Royal Bavaro during the week of January 6 to 13, 2007. From the beginning to the end, it was a vacation in paradise, and I can recommend the Royal without hesitation.
We stayed from January 18 to 25 and loved it. We started out on the regular side and we upgraded to the Royal Side for a small supplement ( alot cheaper to upgrade at the resort then at home, but not a guarantee of getting an upgrade). The weather - only rained for 5 minutes one day for an entire week. The beach has padding on the loungers - other side doesn't. A separate beach bar for Royal Section was great. The pool bar excellent - Carlos is a great bartender and Mariline. The food at the Thallassa is great - breakfast, lunch and supper. The bar in the main reception is good, but very smokey. The ala carte restaurant great, the buffets ok, the resort is hugh but you can request a trolley over to the other side anytime for a small tip to your driver.The room - Gourgous - bring bubbles and candles - the only problem would be the language barrier. We have travelled the caribean quite a bit, and this resort is the only one that most of the servers and cleaner speak NO english. So be prepared to learn a bit of spanish before going - print off spanish phases from Debbies Travel - and try and get by. Overall, the resort was great.
Excellent ne pas mélanger avec le Catalonia régulier
Je crois que la personne de Colombie Britanique Canada se trompe d'hotel. Le royal Catalonia et adjacent au Catalonia.Nous avons été en 2005 au Catalonia et cette année au Royal catalonia. Super endroit, très bonne nourriture, super service. Restaurant uniquement pour la clientèle du Royal.Menu à la carte pour le lunch et le diner (diner et souper). Plage privé avec un service supérieur. Chambre propre et bien aménagé. La qualité de cet hotel est la gentillesse des gens y travaillant. Il est vrai que le service est de meilleure qualité qu'au Catalonia régulier. Aussi cet endroit est très tranquille et est pour adulte seulement. Très bon endroit pour se reposer. Pas de musique inutile que le calme et la beauté de l'environnement.
Nous allons y retourner.
Warning-- a health hazard!
The grounds are really pretty, but the hygene is not. Chickens and roosters are running around everywhere-- yes Dorothy, you're not in Kansas anymore.
When I was there, we kept running in to people who, like the three of us, got violently ill at the restaurants at the hotel. We all had horrible cases of food poisoning even though we didn't drink the water, or eat any unpeeled fruits. We ordered all of our beverages without ice, and even brushed our teeth with bottled water.
I have never been so ill in my entire life. It was even more frightening since you're at a third world country, and away from decent medical care. I would never go back to the Hotel Catalonia OR the Dominican Republic. Worst experience I have ever had on vacation.
Mi prometido y yo nos alojamos en el Catalonia Royal cuatro noches el 7 de mayo de 2006. Nos pareció que el servicio era maravilloso. Cuando nos registramos, ya nos habían reservado para cenar las cuatro noches que estuviéramos allí y nos dijeron que podíamos cambiarlas si queríamos. Era genial, porque odio hacer cola o levantarme temprano para asegurarme de que puedo conseguir reserva. También nos regalaron media hora de masaje a cada uno, que fue maravilloso. La comida del Royal era normal, pero los restaurantes de menú (del Catalonia) eran geniales, ¡especialmente el Steak house! Tener playa privada era maravilloso. Muy tranquila y preciosa. El bar de la playa era limitado, pero mejor que nada. Nuestra habitación era maravillosa. Teníamos jaccuzzi en la habitación y una hamaca en el balcón. Cuando limpiaban, dejaban la habitación oliendo a flores. Además, dejaban aperitivos en la habitación cada día. También me pareció que el servicio era genial y la intimidad, una maravilla. Podía hacer topless y no sentir que un montón de gente me devoraba con la mirada. El paseo hasta la playa era algo largo, pero una vez allí, no nos íbamos de la playa hasta que ya no salíamos. Recomendaría este resort a cualquiera a quien le guste la intimidad y la tranquilidad. Aunque si queréis más actividad, podríais ir al Catalonia e ir de fiesta con la multitud (mucho más activa). ¡Volveré!
My fiance and I stayed at the Catalonia Royal for 4 nights May 7th, 2006. We felt their service was wonderful. When we checked in they had all ready made our dinner reservations for all 4 nights we were there and told us we could adjust them if we would like. Which was wonderful because I hate waiting in line or getting up early to make sure I can get dinner reservations. They gave each of us a free 1/2 hour massage also which was wonderful. The food at the Royal was okay but the ala cart restaraunts(at the Catalonia) were great, especially the Steak house! Having a private beach was wonderful. Very quiet and beautful. The bar on the beach was limited but I say it is better than nothing. Our room was wonderful. We had a jaccuzzi in our room and a hamhock on the balcony. When the maids cleaned they left the room smelling like flowers. They left snacks in our room every day also. I thought the service was great and the privacy was wonderful. I could go topless and not be oggled by a bunch of people. The walk to the beach was a little long but once we got there we didn't leave the beach until we came in for the day. I would recommend this resort to anyone that likes it private and quiet. If you wanted more activity you could go to the Catalonia and party with that crowd though(much more active). I will be going back!