Punta Cana: Catalonia Resort Review
If you’re going to travel to the Dominican Republic for a true vacation, chances are you’re looking at Punta Cana.
Grand entrances greeted us one after another as we made our way toward Catalonia, an all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana. Driving down Punta Cana was a unique experience in itself, since there are so many resorts compared to other parts of the Dominican Republic!
If you’re considering an all-inclusive in Punta Cana, read on for my experience at Catalonia in Punta Cana. This isn’t a sponsored review, simply my experience!
Punta Cana: Catalonia Resort Review
By the time Cristina and I stayed at Catalonia, we had been traveling for over a week and were beginning to hit a bit of exhaustion. Since we are travel bloggers, doing freelance work, and also preparing for future semesters with Global Degree, our trip was more of a work-ation than a vacation.
That being said, while it was super fun and adventurous I was very happy with my decision to do a mini-splurge and book a one-night stay at the luxurious Catalonia Resort in Punta Cana!
Everything! The breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffets, one ticket for an on-site restaurant dinner, unlimited juices from the juice bar, drinks and cocktails, crepes from a crepe station, 24-hour room service, a gym, water sport activities, and more!
Since it was last-minute, we booked a junior suite, which is definitely on the affordable side! It was available for only $267/night and included everything I mentioned above with the booking.
The room had a large bed facing a balcony that overlooked the pool and had the ocean in the distance, a sofa and coffee table, desk, and bathroom with a large tub and soft, fresh towels.
One thing I will say about the room is that it only had a couple of outlets, and two of them didn’t work. If you’re there to unplug, no big deal, but since we were also working while traveling we had to be a little more strategic about charging our devices (camera/GoPro/drone, phones, etc.)!
Since it was only one night we didn’t mind, but I probably would have requested a room with all working outlets had we stayed longer, which I assume they’d accommodate if available since they were so kind and accommodating!
That said, the service was great! The staff is well-trained and very polite and helpful. We enjoyed chatting with Eliseo at the juice bar, who could speak three languages (and was working on a fourth!).
A large pool with a swim-up bar and snack bar, a nice regular bar, a large stretch of private beach with long chairs and umbrella “huts,” two large buffet restaurants, four regular restaurants, a coffee shop, casino, grand theater with entertainment events, shops, gym, and many lounge chairs around the resort to relax.
They also offer airport shuttles if you fly in or out of the Punta Cana airport.
Oh, and there’s a golf course! Yup, this resort could be a small town.
“Privileged” or Not?
I wasn’t sure what “Privileged” rooms meant when I was booking (it was last-minute and I didn’t have time to look into it), but it is basically an upgrade!
If you book a privileged room, you’ll have access to a “Privilege-only” beach area and other perks.
How to book:
You can view the listing here on booking.com. I prefer going through Booking.com because it included all the taxes, fees, and tips. I got to read the reviews from other people who had stayed there and determined it was “the one!”
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