August 19th, 2011



The Hotel Catalonia Bavaro Beach Golf & Casino Resort ****½ in Punta Cana – Dominican Republic  will be hosting the PORTUGUESE, GERMAN, CROATIAN and  ITALIAN CHIN WINTER PICNIC for the 2nd year in a row.

These Winter Picnic events have been hugely successful for the last 24 years and have gained in popularity each year. All our CHIN WINTER PICNIC excursions can be booked through any retail Travel Agency through Handa Travel Excursions. Ask your Travel Agent to call Handa Travel Group or CHIN Radio for more information on booking.

PORTUGUESE:  JAN 11 -25 featuring Stephanie Tavares, Toy, Soraia Mejdoubi, Filipe Pulo as entertainers;  special Portuguese dinner weekly.  See below for more details.

GERMAN: JAN 20-FEB 3 hosted by Ulli Jeshke

CROATIAN: JAN 26 – FEB 9 hosted by John Loncaric, and featuring entertainers Steve and Mary, and daily Bocce games

ITALIAN: FEB 2-23 featuring Italian entertainers and hosts, and other great activities (please see below)

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In addition to the full host of activities and entertainment for which the Hotel Catalonia Bavaro Beach Golf & Casino is well known, CHIN Radio will be presenting an array of local and international stars to perform, and a host of other activities.

EXCLUSIVE to CHIN ITALIAN WINTER PICNIC Passengers with CHIN-Catalonia wristbands:

Spaghettata: A huge favorite with CHIN passengers. CHIN offers an exclusive Italian luncheon weekly for all registered CHIN Winter Picnic guests. 

Afternoon Tombola: Every second day at the main lobby bar, for great prizes.

Bocce and Scopa Tournaments: Once a week, for great prizes.

Gala Dinner/Dance: Exclusive event offered weekly for registered CHIN Winter Picnic guests featuring fine Italian cuisine plus a live show and dancing.

CHIN Personalities: Each week a different CHIN personality will be your host and master of ceremonies for all CHIN events.

Dancing under the stars: Nightly dancing to Italian music provided by local and international artists each night at the main theatre.