Bask in the Dominican Republic's lively sun, as you wade through the crystalline waters surrounding the tropical wonderland that is Punta Cana's Catalonia Bávaro Beach, Golf & Casino Resort. Here you can just as easily hit the slots in hopes of hitting a jackpot, or spend a day out on the fairways to improve your game. Take an afternoon to explore the abounding marine life of the nearby coral reefs, or carve out an ideal spot on the white sandy beach and relax under the sun. Learn all there is to know about premium Dominican hand-rolled cigars, a specialty of the area. Make your way out to the exclusive Dominican island of Cap Cana for a dip in the calm blue waters, and the unspoiled beach of Juanillo Bay. This Caribbean package will surely satisfy the desires of anyone who yearns for days spent in the sun.
Highlights: Punta Cana, white sand beaches, coral reefs, snorkeling, golf, casino, hand-rolled cigar demonstration, catamaran cruise to Cap Cana, Juanillo Bay.
Enjoy a private airport transfer with an English speaking professional driver.
At the Catalonia Bávaro Beach, Golf & Casino Resort, walk along surprising white sand beaches, take a dip in the crystalline waters surrounded by coral reefs, admire the surrounding palms and coconuts, and enjoy ideal temperatures regardless of the season. The hotel contains 711 rooms, all of them Junior Suites and Suites, arranged in beautiful villas surrounded by lakes and tropical gardens. The rooms’ Caribbean decor is soft and inviting, perfect for a multiday stay with family and friends. An entertainment team at the resort organizes all types of activities for your day and nighttime entertainment. You can also play sports such as tennis, golf or paddle tennis, as well as try out scuba diving or catamaran.
If you like a good cigar, “Don Lucas Cigars” is the place for you! Did you know that Dominican cigars are among the best in the world? At Don Lucas you will see exactly how a good cigar is hand rolled and get all the secrets behind the entire cigar-making process. See the big “humidor” where the cigars are stored until they are ready to be smoked. Afterwards you will have time for shopping at “Mundo Autentico” where you can buy cigars (local and international brands), rum, coffee, jewelry, souvenirs and more at excellent prices.
The most exclusive destination in the Dominican Republic (Cap Cana) is the location for this upscale shared tour excursion. Fruits and refreshments are served onboard the catamaran as you cruise along the beautiful and stunning coast of Cap Cana. Have the pleasure of jumping into the ocean and snorkelling over the coral reef. After the cruise, a 3 course lunch is served at the Cappuccino restaurant including seafood grill with lobster. After lunch you can relax and enjoy the beautiful and unspoiled beach of Juanillo Bay.
Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.
Marilynn Weaver ,
April 21, 2014
"Always room for improvement. Loved the Concierge at The Mandeville in London, disliked the room. All of our guides were beyond fabulous! Disappointed that we stood waiting for 45 minutes at the Marleybone for our tour to pick us up. Accommodations at the Du Vin in Edinburgh were great. The same goes for The Brooks in Dublin. Would definitely stay at those two hotels again. Our time in Dublin was much too short, would have loved to stay there at least one more full day. Would recommend extending this package to 15 days for any future visits. The train to Edinburgh was super! Beautiful scenery and great steak pies!"
Linda Ponikwia ,
April 21, 2014
"Second trip to Central America and there is no better way to travel than with drivers and guides. This trip had 2 segments/transports where the driver spoke little or no English. The first trip we had a guide when the driver did not speak English and that was more enjoyable in a 4+ hour car ride."
Pedro Jimenez ,
April 21, 2014
"These would have been all 10's except for a hot water problem at Savegre (fixed quickly) and a bad tour to Sarchi. The guide the day of the tour was not our best and his driving was a little careless. He was nice but not quite as good as all the others. Nella was great as always. She has done an excellent job for both of our trips. The day that I was sick I received excellent care and our schedule was rearranged without any problems."
Bob More ,
April 21, 2014
"Every detail was taken care of, and all connections were on time. We were extremely pleased, couldn't stop telling everyone about our great trip. Each room / hotel was better than the last, Wow great holiday, Thanks Matt. Wave tours, Iguana tours and all guides were top notch. Bob & Dariel"
Steve Walling ,
January 20, 2014
"We are home safe and sound from the best vacation I can remember. It seemed seamless to us but I know that you worked very hard to make our experience so good.
The guides and drivers were always punctual and reliable. They were very knowledgeable, personable, and funny. They provided us with very helpful information and helped us work on expanding our Spanish. The hotel staff was friendly and helpful and the rooms were very nice.
I especially appreciate our ability to update our plans while we were in Costa Rica. The zip lines were the highlight of our trip. I hate to think we almost missed out by not including it in our original plan.
You have made a friend and supporter for life. I will certainly recommend you to anyone I know going to Costa Rica.
Merrel Bowles ,
November 07, 2013
"I would highly recommend this company for overseas travel. We had personal drivers that spoke perfect English and were also very knowledgeable in conversation pertaining to their country. Drivers were always early and eager to please. Your wish was their command!!!Every tour included educated guides who knew how to make our experience fun and exciting! I loved having personal drivers and guides, as well as many inclusive meals. We will definitely use this company for future travels."
April 09, 2013
"Our Costa Rica trip was amazing. The whole family thinks its the best we've ever taken! Kensington did an excellent job of organizing everything. The two hotels they picked were amazing.
Arenal -- The Springs Resort & Spa was almost too good since as soon as the family saw it they wanted to cancel activities so they could take full advantage of all it offered. We ultimately did cancel the safari to give us a free day to spend a day at the spa, pools and Club Rio (riding the river in innertubes!). The activities Kensington setup were excellent and very adventurous. Our favorite was canyoneering (repelling), We were all terrified at the first drop-off! It's more thrilling the zip lining (also lots of fun) and river rafting (a blast as well).
Manuel Antonio -- The Preserve at Los Altos was very nice. It was like staying in a 3 bedroom apartment at a boutique hotel (same feel as Athenum in London but nicer). The drive to get there was a bit long but worth it when our driver made a surprise stop at the the "crodillio bridge". The tour through Manuel Antonio National Park is a must do for nature lovers (3 types of monkeys, sloths, etc). Our guide was excellent. If you go MA NP, try Kapi Kapi for dinner.
I'd highly recommend using Kensington (Brandi was our rep) for a Costa Rica trip. Thanks for hooking us up with them.
L Huber ,
April 03, 2013
We returned yesterday from our wonderful Costa Rican vacation and I wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed it. We loved staying at the El Silencio (the kids would have liked to stay even longer so we could have taken some of the nature hikes). Being surrounded by the cloud forest was an amazing sensation that really helped us to feel that we were in a completely different world and was a perfect way to begin the trip. Maria Lucia was a very kind tour guide and showed us the all sites in a huge day (the waterfalls, Poas volcano, the coffee plantation & Sarchi). The staff at El Silencio was wonderful and Jeff and I very much enjoyed the food and the very elaborate wine tasting there.
In La Fortuna the activities ruled. We loved everything, the exhilarating waterfall rappelling, the zip lining (& tiger swing - the kids LOVED IT) the volcano hike and we had a FANTASTIC time on the river safari with Gerald and his friend Tom. Gerald was a great guide and was able to share many stories while letting us see the wildlife. We saw a spectacular Toucan flock and of course the monkeys were a huge hit. Ending up at the farm was a fun end note to the trip. Of course we enjoyed the hot springs at the Tabacon - they are pretty amazing. Jeff and I had a chance to have a massage at the Tabacon spa and it was spectacular. The service at the hotel was lovely and our room did have a beautiful view of the volcano. I think the hot springs & spa are far superior at the Tabacon.
Alex drove us from both El Silencio to La Fortuna and then from La Fortuna to Punta Islita (that is a lot of driving and he did a great job - he was so friendly and made the travelling very enjoyable). On the way to La Fortuna he made a point of showing us the Iguana restaurant and it was a great wayside stop for everyone.
Punta Islita was stunning. Our villa Ilan Ilan was ideal, the view and the setting were spectacular. The kids loved the pool (when they weren't swimming & playing in the ocean), Jeff loved being able to finally drive around a bit like a native (the villa came with a small 4 wheel car), and I enjoyed waking up every morning to see the sunrise over the cliffs at the ocean's edge, and hear the incredible variety of birds (and on the last day even the howler monkeys). We enjoyed so many of the activities the hotel had to offer. Andrey & Hector and the whole staff were so warm and hospitable. They really worked hard and made every effort to make our stay so much fun. Hector helped us plan some more zip lining, surf lessons, a dolphin sighting/fishing boat trip and a sunset horseback ride which was the perfect way to wrap up the trip.
Ronald picked us up and got us to the airport in plenty of time. Ronald was very interested in showing us the wildlife as we drove through the different areas and we really enjoyed that.
Everywhere we went the people were absolutely wonderful, kind, and proud to show us their country and it made our trip spectacular.
Erika, thank you for all you did to help make the trip such a huge success.
Anthony Sokol ,
March 11, 2013
We are home with many good memories from our stay in Panama.
We found your guides and drivers to be always on time and very instructive, especially in David/Bouquette/Amistad. We liked the Panamonte Hotel in Bouquette.
Since the Amistad Park was closed due to rain on the day we arrived, we toured a Race horse breeding farm, Cerre Punte, which was magnificent and might be a consideration for your future guests
Your choice of itinerary in Panama City was quite informative and complete considering the limited time we had.
All in all, we were quite pleased with Kensington Tours in general.
Anthony and Barbara
Karen Werner ,
February 12, 2013
P and I want to thank you so much for all of your help in setting up our trip! It was a wonderful week in Panama--we loved every minute. And we especially appreciated you taking care of the hotel reservation glitch. Your partner in Panama was really great to work with--they did a wonderful job and were very professional. Everything worked like clockwork with them. We look forward to working with you again!
K and P Werner "
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