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Majestic Colonial Punta Cana

Playa Bavaro, Punta Cana

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Overview

Opened in 2005 and recently renovated, the Majestic Colonial welcomes you and your family to enjoy everything this all-inclusive property on Bavaro Beach in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, has to offer.

With 658 guestrooms situated amid beautifully landscaped gardens, a lagoon-style swimming pool running the length of the property, and, of course, a beach overlooking the warm Caribbean Ocean, it’s no stretch to think of the Majestic Colonial as a tropical paradise.

Families especially will love the onsite amenities designed with them in mind, such as the kids’ club, the vast number of activities for guests of all ages, and the many restaurants, each providing a unique dining experience.

On the property’s Caribbean Street, a thoroughfare that divides the Majestic Colonial from its sister property, the Majestic Elegance, families also can enjoy time shopping, catching a game at the Sports Bar or grabbing a late-night snack. In short, there’s not anything missing from this all-inclusive resort, making it an ideal location for your annual family vacation.

Our Editor Loves

  • Lagoon-style swimming pool
  • Onsite kids' club
  • Multiple dining choices

Family Interests

  • All Inclusive Rates
  • Beach
  • Golf
  • Sailing
  • Water Sports

Family Amenities

  • Babysitting
  • Children Programs
  • Cribs
  • DVD
  • Family Room 5+
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Kids' Pool
  • Kids' Theme Meals
  • Laundry
  • Onsite Dining
  • Pool
  • Refrigerator

Room Information

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All guestrooms for families are grouped together, and most have either a pool or garden view. There are a small number of guestrooms with an oceanfront view.

Every guestroom features a mini-bar (restocked daily), free Wi-Fi, safe deposit box, iron and ironing board, bathrobe and slippers, hairdryer, plasma TV, coffeemaker, and ceiling fan. Based upon maximum occupancy and upon request, a crib or up to two extra beds may be placed in your room at no charge.

Note: Children 13 and older are considered adults.

Junior Suite with Jacuzzi (All Floors)
Featuring either a garden or pool view, this 532-square-foot guestroom is equipped with either one king bed or two double beds, an indoor Jacuzzi for two, a desk with chair, two chairs, a bathroom with walk-in shower, and either a balcony or terrace with chairs. Maximum occupancy is four: two adults and two children, three adults and one child, or four adults.

Majestic Junior Suite - Swim Up (First Floor)
Measuring 532 square feet, this guestroom comes with one king bed, an indoor Jacuzzi, a desk with chair, a small loveseat, a bathroom with walk-in shower, direct pool access, an outdoor Jacuzzi, a small private garden, and a terrace with two lounge chairs. Maximum occupancy is four adults (ages 13 and up).

Junior Suite Ocean View with Jacuzzi (All Floors)
At 532 square feet, this guestroom is essentially the same as the regular Junior Suite with one king bed and either a frontal or lateral ocean view. Maximum occupancy is four: two adults and two children, three adults and one child, or four adults.

Colonial Junior Suite Ocean Front with Outdoor Jacuzzi (Third Floor)
This 532-square-foot oceanfront room includes one king bed, indoor and outdoor Jacuzzis, a desk and chair, a small loveseat, and a large balcony with furniture and two lounge chairs. Maximum occupancy is four: two adults and two children, three adults and one child, or four adults.

One-bedroom Suite with Jacuzzi (Fourth Floor)
In this guestroom measuring 1,064 square feet, you'll find an indoor Jacuzzi, a Cleopatra sofa, desk and chair, bathroom with walk-in shower, and either a garden or pool view. The bedroom, which contains a king bed, is separated from the main room by sliding doors. Maximum occupancy is four: two adults and two children, three adults and one child, or four adults.

Note: There are five additional room types, all of which fall under the property's adults-only "Colonial Club."

Reviews

Amazing and unforgettable!

by T1583PGjessicaf

This was our 2nd time going to the Majestic Colonial and staying in the Colonial club. The resort is absolutely beautiful and safe. The grounds are always well kept and the beach has incredible white sand and turquoise water that we dream about. We loved it so much the first time that my now fiancé decided to propose on our first night, which was amazing and unforgettable!! Ruddy (Tropical Studios resort photographer) captured fantastic engagement pictures for us. Maria at the pool bar and the staff at the beach bar and lobby bar made delicious drinks every day. The Dirty Monkey’s and Majestic drinks were so yummy! We continued to have such a wonderful time that we actually decided to extend our trip 2 more days and even after 10 days we were still sad to leave. We look forward to going back and possibly getting married there. Thank you to all of the staff at Majestic Colonial for working hard and loving your job!!

Never Disappointed Here

by Frank C

Traveled to Punta Cana on Oct 8, to spend a week at the Majesta Colonial. This was are 4 visit to this Hotel ,and we love it. The hotel at this time of year was that busy, so there were no issues with beach chairs ,pool chairs or getting into Resturants ,Our room was amazing,we had a swim up .Our maid was great and kept the room spotless. Only issue i had was that they didn`t stock are room with alcohol .You get 3 bottles and we had to ask. They didn`t stock are room with beer on 2nd last day . I have no issues with this hotel. We love it and will be back in the future, The only other comment would be the TV Channels in the rooms ,They are terrible .There is only 1 english speaking channel. We also visited the Royalton last year, and this part was amazing. Just maybe something you need to look at . See you soon

Family Activities

Pools
For families, there is a 1,312-foot-long swimming pool that runs along the buildings containing all family guestrooms. In fact, you even can book a room with swim-up access so you can go directly from your room into the swimming pool. There are plenty of lounge chairs and tables lining the pool on both sides. There also is a toddler pool located toward the end of the lagoon-style pool headed toward the beach. For pool towels, you must go to one of the two Wet Bars located by Colonial Club's pools. Remember to return the towel at any of the booths before departure. Towel booths are open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pool hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Note: There are three smaller swimming pools across the property from the lagoon-style pool, but these are for guests of the Majestic Colonial Club, the adults-only section of the property.

Splash Kids Club
Geared toward children ages 4 to 14, the staffed Splash Kids Club offers a selection of games and activities from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Facilities include two toddler swimming pools with waterslides, and an inside playroom with various activity centers. Children up to age 3 are welcome at Babyland with a parent; babysitters are available for an additional fee of approximately $15 per child, per hour. Splash Kids Club is located on Caribbean Street.

Sports
Majestic Colonial offers a number of sporting activities, including four tennis courts with lights, a basketball court, a running track, and the following non-motorized water sports: catamaran, snorkeling, windsurfing, kayaking, boogie boards, and scuba diving lessons in the swimming pool. Motorized water sports, deep-sea fishing, scuba diving and parasailing also are available for an additional fee.

If you don't want to miss your favorite sporting event, head to the Sports Bar on Caribbean Street, where you can watch the action on large plasma TVs.

Beach
The beach is segregated into two areas: general Majestic Colonial guests and Majestic Colonial Club guests. The general area features a group of permanent "thatched" umbrellas and loungers, all available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No lifeguards are on duty. For beach towels, you must go to one of the two Wet Bars located by Colonial Club's pools. Remember to return the towel at any of the booths before departure. Towel booths are open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Daily Activities
Throughout the day, the Majestic Colonial offers a number of activities for guests of all ages. These range from live music and wine tastings to games, tournaments, dance lessons and more. Activities take place throughout the property, including at the pool and at the beach. A daily schedule is available at the front desk, and can be found posted throughout the property. Each evening, the property hosts live shows, and guests also can spend some time at the casino and/or disco.

Golf
Guests of Majestic Colonial are invited to play golf at Punta Blanca Golf Course and Club, an 18-hole course designed by Nick Price. Each adult receives one free green fee per five-night stay, as well as complimentary shuttle service to and from the course. However, a golf cart is required and requires an additional fee.

Shopping
Head to the property's Caribbean Street, where you will find a selection of boutiques, jewelry stores, souvenir shops, a mini-market, pharmacy, photo services and more.

Family Dining

Majestic Colonial maintains eight restaurants throughout the property, ranging from casual to upscale. For restaurants requiring reservations, reservations are accepted only on the day of visit from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the guest services desk. Your reservation will be canceled if you don't arrive after 15 minutes.

Rodeo Grill
For dinner, this open-air restaurant features a selection of imported meats along with a buffet of sauces, side dishes, salads and desserts from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Dress code is mid-length pants, sleeve shirts and casual shoes. Reservations are not required.

Le Gourmet
At this fine-dining restaurant, enjoy a menu full of "Nouvelle cuisine" for dinner between 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. The dress code is long pants, sleeve shirts and closed-toe shoes. Reservations are required; no children younger than 12 are permitted at this restaurant.

Matsuri
Choose between a Teppanyaki table experience with show cooking, or opt for an a la carte experience with a sushi bar, oriental food dishes and desserts. Teppanyaki is available from 6 to 10 p.m., while the sushi bar dinner is offered from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Dress code is casual, with mid-length pants, sleeve shirts, polo shirts and casual shoes. Reservations are required for Teppanyaki tables, but not the sushi bar.

Taino
Specializing in Mexican and Dominican dishes, this onsite restaurant is open for dinner from 6:30 p.m. until midnight. Dress code is casual, with mid-length pants, sleeve shirts, polo shirts and casual shoes. Reservations are not required.

Tres Carabelas
Serving up a menu of Caribbean fish and seafood dishes, this open-air restaurant offers dinner from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Dress code is mid-length pants, sleeve shirts and casual shoes. Reservations are not required.

La Hispaniola
Featuring a variety of international cuisine, this open-air, beachfront buffet restaurant serves breakfast from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., lunch from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. and snacks from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Dress code is casual, with mid-length pants permitted along with shirts, polo shirts, T-shirts, casual shoes and sandals. Reservations are not required.

Supreme
Majestic Colonial's main buffet restaurant, Supreme brings together international cuisine, Italian specialties and several show cooking stations for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast is served from 7 to 10 a.m., lunch is served from 12:30 to 3 p.m., and dinner is served from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Dress code is casual, with mid-length pants permitted along with shirts, polo shirts, T-shirts, casual shoes and sandals. Reservations are not required.

La Bodeguita del Majestic
Located on Caribbean Street, this late-night snack bar offers fast food along with a selection of soft drinks and beer. Hours of operation are 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Room Service
Room service is included from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. for the following room categories: Majestic Junior Suite, Junior Suite Ocean View, Colonial Junior Suite Ocean Front and One-Bedroom Suite. Room service is available for an additional fee for the Junior Suite with Jacuzzi.

Planning & Tips

All About the Extras
Check-In/Check-Out
Check-in time is 3 p.m., with check-out by noon.

Special Occasions
If you are celebrating a birthday or anniversary during your visit to Majestic Colonial, notify the hotel when booking your stay. The staff can decorate your room door with a special banner and provide birthday decorations.

Babysitting Services
Babysitters are available onsite for a rate of $15 per hour, per child.

Spa and Fitness Center
At the spa, guests can enjoy a full menu of spa services. In the fitness center, guests will find cardiovascular machines, free weights and nautilus equipment. Classes also are available.

Medical Center
A 24-hour medical center is available at Majestic Colonial; however, this service incurs an additional fee.

Church Services
Mass is held each Saturday from 6 to 6:30 p.m. at the onsite Catholic church located on Caribbean Street.

International Travel
Traveling to Punta Cana requires a passport, but an advanced visa is not required for a short stay. However, you must purchase a 30-day tourist card at the customs and immigration desk. The cost of the card is $10 U.S. per person, and must be paid for in cash; it is imperative that you bring this cash with you. Although the official currency is the Dominican peso, the U.S. dollar is widely accepted. You should bring some, but not a lot, of cash with you for any taxi or unexpected expenses. While Spanish is the official language, English is widely spoken, especially at Majestic Colonial.

The Art of Smart Timing
Thanks to its location, the weather in Punta Cana does not fluctuate much throughout the year. Average high temperatures are around 86 degrees Fahrenheit, with the coolest weather usually in January (average high is 82 degrees Fahrenheit) and the warmest weather usually in September (average high is 88 degrees Fahrenheit). However, the humidity can make you feel much warmer than the actual temperature. The water temperature remains a relatively steady 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

At Majestic Colonial, the busy season traditionally runs from the end of December through the end of April. The property experiences really low occupancy from September through November, with the best rates typically available from August through October.

Getting There
Serving Majestic Colonial, Punta Cana International Airport is approximately 30 minutes away. If traveling by taxi, expect to pay around $30 for a one-way trip. Although the hotel does not provide shuttle service, it does work with an external company to provide private and personalized airport transfers. To book a transfer, contact the hotel directly prior to arrival. One-way transfers generally cost $40 per person. You can wait until you arrive at the airport to arrange a transfer, but it's best if you book it before arrival.

Getting Around
When it comes to exploring Punta Cana, Majestic Colonial offers complimentary shuttle service only to Punta Blanca Golf Course. If booking an offsite excursion, those vendors usually will include round-trip transportation in the price of the excursion. If venturing out on your own, expect to pay out-of-pocket for taxi service. Rental cars are available at the airport, but are not recommended unless you are staying for a lengthy vacation and plan to do a lot of your own sightseeing.

For Mom and Dad
For parents who find themselves without the kids, consider dinner at Le Gourmet followed by an evening trying their luck at the casino or dancing the night away at Discoteca Coco's. For some quiet time before heading back to their room, mom and dad can enjoy a stroll along the moonlit beach as they listen to the waves roll ashore.

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