2017 Noble Beach Prize: The Bombest Bar, Catalonia Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic

If you think that our 2017 Noble Beach Prize Winner for The Bombest Bar at the Catalonia Punta Cana is just a little grass hut, think again: this unassuming beachy spot is beyond happening and is where you want to be. The vibe at the Maloo Bar is super chill, the view is killer, and their one-of-a-kind signature drinks, fresh fruit juices and milkshakes, are utterly luscious.

Signature drinks, The Bombest Bar, Catalonia Punta Cana, Riviera Maya, Mexico
(Signature drinks, The Bombest Bar, Catalonia Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, photo by: one of our True Beach Lovers.)

There are nine wonderful drinks to choose from, but the most popular are the Ma Loo, which is made of bananas, pineapple and orange juice; the Guey, a mix of papaya, melon orange juice and honey; and the Cibao, which is made of bananas, melon, milk and sugar. While you’re trying all these yummy libations, you can work on your tan while listening to the purr of the ocean, stroll on the beach, or just hang out in the dreamy turquoise ocean.

The Bombest Bar, Catalonia Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
(The Bombest Bar, Catalonia Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, photo by: D. Studebaker.)
Bartender, The Bombest Bar, Catalonia Punta Cana, Riviera Maya, Mexico,
(Bartender, The Bombest Bar, Catalonia Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, photo by: D. Studebaker.)

The pearly white sand that hugs the bar is tremendous. If you want to get a view of the blue, just pad on over to the palapas and plop down. The beach has wait service, so you can kick back all day.

Palapas on the beach, The Bombest Bar, Catalonia Punta Cana, Riviera Maya, Mexico
(Palapas on the beach, The Bombest Bar, Catalonia Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, photo by: D. Studebaker.)

Better still, there’s a sand bar that is shallow and you can walk out pretty far. It’s one of the coolest places we’ve been in a long time.

Sand bar, Catalonia Punta Cana beach, Mexico
(Sand bar, Catalonia Punta Cana beach, Dominican Republic, photo by: D. Studebaker.)

If The Bombest Bar at the Catalonia Punta Cana is calling your name, just call 1-800-915-3162 and one of our sea-savvy Beachologists will set you up pronto on an all-inclusive getaway you’ll never forget. Remember, Noble Beach Prize winners do not disappoint. We look forward to seeing your vacay snaps when you return.

 

Lisa Mitchell

I am a blogger for CheapCaribbean.com who is a travel junkie and addicted to the beach.

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