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best to stay Bahia principle Ambar or Catalonia royal

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Looking for adult only can't decide on Bahia principle Ambar or Catalonia royal 4 of us in our 40s looking for relaxation an fun time good food beach evening entertainment can any one help , thank yo

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1. Re: best to stay Bahia principle Ambar or Catalonia royal

Bahia has the great nightclub

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2. Re: best to stay Bahia principle Ambar or Catalonia royal

Cat Royal has a great and year around supercalm and Uncrowded Beach.

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We are headed back for our 5th time to the Ambar, we are not party people although we like some entertainment (we are passed the age of disco (lol)). In any event, never been to the Cat and have looked at it for this year, but decided to go back to the Ambar - we never found the beach at the Ambar "crowded" - they have a new part of the beach and we could always find chairs and palapas there. We are very early risers and do "reserve our chairs" in the shade, but we are there all day and when we leave for lunch or a swim in the ocean, we are never gone long. We always have fun and enjoy ourselves thoroughly, we check out the entertainment at the Ambar and as well at the main lobby, head over to the Pueblo and sit for a while and go back to the room to sleep.

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Sorry forgot to say the food, we find, is extremely good as is the service.

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Thank you it is the adult only section we were looking at it was the Ambar I found first usually Mexico we go but fancy a change , an again turning out to be a massive head ache , we are not party people but like a bit of music , thanks again ps is it the adults only part you do ? Oh and as for food ................. I have just stood on scales , VERY BAD IDEA , cheers

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Yes it is the adults only - the Ambar side. I realize that food is very subjective, but we enjoy it thoroughly every time we go. 52 days and counting!

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Thanks again for return message , think this will be the one planing on the 29 th May haven't booked yet , watching prices like a hawk , this will be first Glasgow flights for a few years normally Manchester so I'm hoping they will come down a wee bit , I meant my ever expanding waistline can do with out but sure we will enjoy and not give a hoot when there thank you dawn

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8. Re: best to stay Bahia principle Ambar or Catalonia royal

Dawn,

Both are very good resorts - the Catalonia Royal and the Ambar are both adult only resorts with the Catalonia being on a very calm beach (as mentioned above by poster Mike Fisher) - the beach at the Ambar is not crowded and does have a private beach area with plenty of palms for natural shade, numerous palapas and 10 cabanas for additional shade and privacy if desired.

The Ambar does have nightly entertainment in their main lobby, and on alternating Saturday evenings they have a "white Night" party and/or a "Pool Party" for their guests.

Here is an overview of the Bahia resorts that you may also find beneficial:

" Let me firstly provide you a map of the resorts in Punta Cana, so you can see where the Bahia resorts are positioned in relation to the Catalonia Royal along with the other 100 plus very nice resorts that the area has to offer.

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The different beaches which make up what is referred to as Punta Cana, are all shown here - the Bahia resorts are located in the beach area referred to as Arena Gorda Beach and the Catalonia is located on the beaches referred to as Cabeza de Toro Beach.

Secondly, here is the link to a map of the Bahia resorts in Punta Cana that I will refer to shortly.

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There is a legend at the bottom of the map that will also assist you.

The Luxury Bahia Ambar is located in the top right corner of this map.

The Bahia resort complex in Punta Cana actually consists of 5 different resorts - all of which are 5 star resorts. It is the largest resort complex one one property in Punta Cana with a total combined rooms from the Bahia 5 resorts of 3,174 rooms - all room buildings are in 2 or 3 story high buildings (no elevators) - numerous daily & nightly activities with a large shopping and entertainment area on site, called the Pueblo Principe (map blue #14), which is exclusive to Bahia guests only.

Each resort has it's own lobby/check in, lobby bar, gourmet a la carte and main buffet, free wifi in their main lobbies, Water Sports Centre on the beach, where guests may book the non-motorized items such as catamarans (hobbie cats) for sailing as part of the all inclusive. There are a total of 15 a la carte's in the resort complex (reservations are required), 5 snack bars, 7 pools (all of which have swim up bars), & 2 jacuzzi pools - some of which are exclusive to guests of the Luxury Bahia Ambar and the Luxury Bahia Esmeralda.

The resort offers its guests bicycles for on resort use, mini golf, tennis courts and tennis pro for those so inclined to obtain lessons at a small fee, beach volleyball, archery, soccer field, and a segway guided tour(which is at a small fee), throughout the resort, at the Sports Centre (map blue #11).

Also located at the Sports Centre is a "Fun Maker Park" which has bumper cars, sorb Ball, eco skating, F1 remote control cars race and some arcade games like Basket, air hockey, eco-ice skating surface, kikkers, trampoline apparatus and is open every day from 10am to 10pm and also is at a small fee for both children and adults. Babysitting service is also available 24 hours a day with no age restriction.

Lets start with the Bahia Principe Bavaro resort - 864 rooms - a family resort - lobby is shown on the map as the pink #1 - guest rooms are the white numbers 21-39 and 71-79.

The Bahia Principe Punta Cana resort - 708 rooms - a family resort - lobby is shown on the map as the yellow #1 - guest rooms are building numbers 1-19.

Each of these two resorts have their own upgrades - the Bavaro resort has an upgrade referred to as Club Diamond or as some tour operators will name it, Club Hacienda - these are room numbers 23 & 25-29.

The Punta Cana resort has it's upgrade called Club Golden - these are room numbers 1-10 and 20, 21, 22 & 24 - as you can see, the primary difference is the location to the beach, and there are some other benefits which are for another discussion.

Both of these resorts are basically a mirror image of each other - all guest rooms are identical - the guest room buildings are primarily 3 stories in height with a few next to the beach that are 2 stories in height. They share all amenities including the pools - map blue #4,#18 & to the left of #17. All rooms will shortly have 4 poster canopy style beds as they are currently being upgraded.

Lets continue with the different Bahia resorts:

The Bahia Principe Bavaro-Premier - 504 rooms - a family resort - lobby is shown on map as the orange #1- guests rooms are building numbers 40-53. This resort is the furthest from the beach but is like a resort within a resort - very quaint and is available through selected tour operators. The new "Boy Scout" Water Park is near buildings #52 & #53 & is open from 8am to 6pm for children only ages 3-12 years and has the new “Fun Maker Park” located directly opposite it near the tennis courts at the Blue #11 – it is offers excellent value for children.

The Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar resort - 528 rooms - adult only - lobby is shown on the map as a beige #2 – guest rooms are the beige #60 to 70. Offers all top end services the Bahia has to offer, including a larger selection of top shelf liquors, butler service, waiter service at the beach and pool, pillow menu, room safe included in price, unlimited a la cartes, spa, gym, private beach area directly in front of it's main beach pool, which also has 10 cabanas for shade and privacy, a "White Night" beach party every second Saturday evening, a "Party at the Pool" on alternative Saturday nights, nightly entertainment in the main lobby and room service 24/7. No other guests may use any of the facilities (pool, beach, a la cartes, main lobby, lobby bar, for example) at the Ambar other than guests at the next resort I will mention, which is the Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda - and they may only do so provided they do not have children under 18 years of age with them when using the Ambar resorts facilities.

Guests of the Ambar and the Esmeralda may use all of the facilities at the other resorts with the exception of the other resorts gourmet a la cartes and main lobby buffets - that provides them a total of 8 pools to use including their own, throughout all of the Bahia resorts.

The Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda - 570 rooms – main lobby is shown on the map as the green #1 and guest rooms are #90 to 96 - a family resort with the same Top End Services as I mentioned above for the Ambar resort, including a private beach area directly in front of their beach pool (without the cabanas), 2 buffets, a spa, 2 pools & an adult only jacuzzi pool.

The rooms at the Ambar and the Esmeralda all have 4 poster canopy beds, with pillow top mattress's and a slightly different large private washroom layout.

Directly in front of both the Ambar and Esmeralda resorts is a small defined private beach area for "Privilege Club" members, which is exclusive to these members.

All resorts share the large shopping and entertainment area called the Pueblo Principe (map blue #14) which contains the Casino (drinks are extra there as it is not owned by the resort), disco, smoke shop, kareoke and sports bar, patio lounge, many clothing, gift and jewellery shops, internet shop, local vendors with their wares, an outdoor stage where a house band and audience participation nights are often held each evening as well as a special event with professional entertainers called "Caribbean Show" on Friday evenings at 8:30pm for a small fee.

They also all share the large Tropicana Theatre (map blue #1) where the big nightly shows are held - two performances nightly - one performance at 9pm and the other at 10:30pm. The "Boy Scout Water Park" located near buildings #52 & #53 at the Bavaro-Premier resort, has a themed pool with many different games/slides - strictly for children ages 3-12 years who are guests at any of the Bahia resorts. There is also an overnight snack bar called the "Piscis" (map blue #7) that is open from 11pm to 6am - light snacks (burgers, hotdogs, french fries, salads, veggies, beer and wine) which is available to all guests.

The Bahia resort complex has a very efficient tram system, should guests wish to use it, that operates 21 hours per day(6am - 3am), but I can tell you that one can walk from the Bavaro lobby buffet (map pink #6) to the large beach pool (near blue #17) in less than 10 minutes, from personal experience.

Guests at each of the Bahia resorts listed above may also "request" room locations and a la cartes preferences prior to their arrival - the latter is highly recommended in my opinion in order to provide a greater opportunity of obtaining the a la cartes of your choice, versus trying to do so no later than the first morning after your arrival. “

I do hope that this does assist you.

John

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9. Re: best to stay Bahia principle Ambar or Catalonia royal

We have been to both. What are you looking for in your vacation - both are very nice choices. PC

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10. Re: best to stay Bahia principle Ambar or Catalonia royal

Wow , thank you very much and thanks for your time ,,,dawn