Catalonia Bavaro Beach Golf & Casino Resort Review
Owned by the luxurious Catalonia Hotels & Resorts group, their Bavaro Beach property is situated just yards from the white sandy beaches and pristine blue water of the Caribbean Sea in Punta Cana, on the glorious eastern coast of the Dominican Republic. The all-inclusive Catalonia Bavaro Beach Golf & Casino Resort could be the ideal place to enjoy the sights, some gambling and pure relaxation.
Punta Cana International Airport is just 15 km away from the Catalonia Bavaro Beach Golf & Casino Resort and can be reached in 16-20 minutes if you are traveling by road. Whether you opt to via taxi, a shuttle bus between the resort and the airport. Rental cars can also be picked up at both the airport and at the resort.
The resort and its glorious beaches will provide you with just about everything you need for a quality vacation. If you want to explore the many local tourist attractions, however, then you could enjoy the Seaquarium Punta Cana, the Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park and Reserve, Manati Park or the Altos de Chavon.
The dress code at the casino and main restaurants in this 5-star resort are classified as being formal. For men, this means long pants, closed toe shoes and a shirt while women can wear what they like.
Casino at Catalonia Bavaro Beach Resort
When you make your way down to the main gambling area at the Catalonia Bavaro Beach Golf & Casino Resort, you will find that the floor is large and features a good selection of table games along with a large number of electronic gaming machines. As tourists will be the main players at this casino, you can expect a laid-back (but fun) atmosphere as most will not be serious gamblers.
Most of the action at the casino will be low-to-medium stakes. Décor is very luxurious and designed to look a bit like the many world-famous casinos in Las Vegas.
Table Games at Catalonia Bavaro Beach Casino
As you walk around the large casino floor you will notice roughly a dozen gaming tables scattered around that will offer up various games. Blackjack is always a popular game at the many Dominican Republic casinos and you will find it represented adequately here.
American roulette is another popular table game available and this is where some of the more energetic atmospheres will be generated. As a local favorite, Caribbean Stud Poker can also be enjoyed at a small number of tables in the casino.
Craps and Three Card Poker are not available, but you will find a poker room containing several tables offering various limits of Texas Hold’em Poker. The stakes can range from low to high at these cash tables depending on the players sitting at them but you will not find any poker tournaments being played at the Catalonia Bavaro Beach Golf & Casino Resort.
Slots and Video Poker at Catalonia Bavaro Beach Casino
Everywhere you look on the casino floor you will see gaming machines; and with 150 electronic machines in total, there is always going to be something new to try out.
Among the machines are video slots that are part of a multi-jackpot system in the casino, traditional fruit machine slots that are always popular and even a bunch of video poker machines.
Limits can vary from machine to machine but you should not expect anything too high here. Despite this, you can expect modern multi-line slot machines with plenty of bonus features that have been developed by some big names in the gambling industry.
Hotel and Accommodations at Catalonia Bavaro Beach Resort
There are 711 luxurious rooms on offer at the 5-star Catalonia Bavaro Beach Golf & Casino Resort. You can expect all rooms to include amenities like air conditioning, complete bathrooms, LCD televisions, free WiFi, a minibar and safety deposit box. These rooms range from Junior Suites right up to Privileged Honeymoon Suites with the cheapest rooms starting at $300 per night.
As an all-inclusive resort, you can enjoy unlimited free drinks, breakfast, lunch and dinner and even things like golf lessons, scuba diving lessons, dance lessons, sporting activities and access to the gym and spa.
Restaurants at Catalonia Bavaro Beach Golf & Casino Resort
Those staying at the all-inclusive Catalonia Bavaro Beach Golf & Casino Resort will be spoiled for choice when it comes to eating. There are 4 buffets, 5 a la carte restaurants and 10 bars (all offering food). Yuca, Rodeo Steak House, Mikado, La Toscana and Terrace Tapas are the a la carte restaurants and among the cuisine offered are Caribbean, Asian and Japanese, Italian and International.
Furthermore, wood-fired pizza’s, crepes and a selection of other foods can be enjoyed at one of either the Gran Caribe, La Palpa, Pizzerios Sorrento and Bretonne Buffet. Instead, if you prefer to enjoy snack foods alongside some all-inclusive drinks, you have more than enough bars to choose from.