Stick with what you know. I too have been to Catalonia Royal Bavaro and loved it. I think this is a good hotel chain which is why I'm considering going to the Royal Tulum. From what I'm reading the styles are very similar. Usually you get what you pay for.
I think it also depends on what you like to do on vacation. If the beach is important to you, definitely go with CRT. Beach is absolutely gorgeous.
CRT is also smaller and more intimate, not to mention Adults Only.
We have stayed at the BBGE, and very much enjoyed it the beach was beautiful, water no so much, BUT just a very short waqlk down the beach the water is beautiful Caribbean blue waters. The resort is very nice, very spread out. The food we found was very good, ala cartes easy to get inot, you just had to book with the concierge which was located in each building.
Pool was nice(din't do pools though).
If you like to beach walk, this is a great location you can wal for miles past many resorts and the golf course.
Hope this helps.
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