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Occidental Caribe - All-Inclusive

Dominican Republic - Punta Cana

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5 Nights with Air from $729 All-Inclusive
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3.3
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4.4
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3.3
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3.5 out of 5
"We were skeptical after reading so many negatives, but realize now, that you can't please all of the people all of the time. We did our homework and knew not to drink the tap water, knew that the beach..." – kcsunshine
312 out of 480 (65%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
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3.8
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3.3
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4.4
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3.3
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3.5 out of 5
"We were skeptical after reading so many negatives, but realize now, that you can't please all of the people all of the time. We did our homework and knew not to drink the tap water, knew that the beach..." – kcsunshine
312 out of 480 (65%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Bedroom Dinner at the beach Very comfy rooms Sunrise at the beach view from my room view from room 2209 Paradise ! This was our favorite place to hang out for breakfast and lunch. Yep, the cockroach! Punta Cana April 2013 The wonderful beach Love my Dominican roots Sunrise on one of our mornings Beach view Balcony View! View from our balcony Beach - VERY close to the hotel Told you it was like a postcard Ire from our room Soft sand beach Poolside Dinner at the beach beach...just beautiful !!! Beach & Grounds French Rest Pool 1
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June 22, 2017
average resort

I spend 5 nights and I can honestly said that I probably won't come back to this resort. The big issued for me was the food and the services you received at the main buffet. For being a Caribben Hotel you would expect more healthy options and more tropical food. The rooms were comfy after I spend two days asking for a room changed. the first room smell a lot, but after they changed my room I didn't have any problem. I would suggest yoi to go to the room first with someone at the resort to make sure your room meets your standards before they give you the keys.


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Overall Rating: 3
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3.0
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3.0
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From: SC
Age: 35-44
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

June 21, 2017
Our trip in June 2017

We paid a very inexpensive price and got exactly what we paid for., no more no less. Beach is absolutely spectacular! Pools were great. Only one towel shack and unless you get your towel early you won't get one. Bars were great and plentiful! Buffets were not great, but also not horrible. The reservations for dinner are made at Guest Services (don't forget to bring the slip they give you to the restaurant you are dining at that evening). Pay for beach view. We didn't and our view was awful. Cheap Caribbean requested our two rooms to have double beds and they had us as having one king one double. Little adjustment but now the rooms were not side by side. Also CC requested something "special" as we were celebrating and sadly they didn't do anything special. Don Simon pizzz for lunch has great view. Spa was nice but expensive and they didn't negotiate. One negative, our phone rang every morning at about 7:15. The caller named Jackie said she was calling about our return transfer and that we had to attend a meeting in the theater or our pick up back to the airport wouldn't arrive. She also said the safety of our credit card was in jeapordy. This foolish scam is a rouse to get you to the timeshare sales meeting. DO NOT BE FOOLED! We did eventually have to take the phone off the hook. Pretty foolish on their part as I didn't buy anything at their facility because of their "scare" tactic. Would have spent more at the spa but since I had to use cash I didn't. CheapCaribbean was fantastic. Our fourth trip through them and looking forward to number 5!


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From: Boston, MA
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

June 21, 2017
Great vacation! Would recommend!

While this is not a high end resort, it was very nice and comfortable. The staff was friendly and helpful. They enjoyed when we tried to speak Spanish, and they were helping us learn words. It was fun! Food is good and plentiful, drinks are good and the bartenders would make drinks they didn't know of when I showed them a recipe on my phone. If they couldn't make the exact drink they would say they could make something similar. The place was clean, especially the grounds. The grounds were beautifully kept. Room was clean and comfortable--not fancy, but definitely adequate. Everything worked except the bathroom light. I reported it to the front desk and they fixed it the next day. I will say, bring you own washcloths. We had trouble getting any. As for a beach towel, go down first thing in the morning as soon as it opens and you won't have a long wait or any trouble. We just kept our towel all week. After walking the beach and seeing the other surrounding resorts, I have to say the Occidental Caribe has the most beautiful beach area and the set up of the chaise lounges, while not as fancy as other resorts, were set up so that you had a view of the ocean wherever you were sitting. LOVE THE BEACH AREA! We thoroughly enjoyed the resort and would definitely go back!


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From: Tennessee
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

June 13, 2017
good value trip

the only negative we had was the room condition. it could have used a refurbish and the cleaning crew did a spotty job, at best. lots of food choices. the pasta stations at the buffet were excellent. the pools and grounds were great. the beach was clean and huge and inviting. the option of beach chairs under the palm trees or out in the open was great. was easy to lay around and relax. the staff were all friendly and helpful. most could speak enough english to easily communicate with us. always a smile and a "hola" as we walked past them. the entertainment was enjoyable too. some talented folks. our Cheap Carribean rep Jackie was helpful too. overall, we had a great trip.


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From: rockmart, ga
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

Room Information

Occidental Caribe - All-Inclusive features 798 air-conditioned guest rooms with one king or two double beds . All guest rooms feature a balcony, air conditioning, telephone, safety deposit box, mini-fridge stocked with soft drinks, beer and water, CD player, and a cable TV with international and national channels.

Room Details

Double Room
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Double Ocean View (available beginning Dec 21, 2017)
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Superior Room
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Superior Room Ocean Front
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Suite Premium Level (available beginning Dec 21, 2017)
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What's to Love

It's all-inclusive and all-aahmazing. You'll want for nada.

Metamorphosis Spa. Aloe-vera body wraps & Shiatsu massages transform you. Body & soul.

An in-water jungle gym, water-spraying palm tree and ginormous frog for your beach babies.

Family fun like supervised trapeze training & a trampoline. Yes, you read that right.

Mediterranean-style architecture makes you feel all royal.

 

What We'd Change

Necessary items, such as sunscreen, can be pretty pricey at the resort's shops. Bring plenty with you, and you'll have no problem getting oodles of pictures of your well-protected bronzed bod.

 

Why You Should Go

It's just a 25 short minutes from the airport. Your sandsational vacay will begin pronto.

There's scuba & snorkeling. Water polo & water basketball. Get splashy.

Three tennis courts and a climbing wall offer fun on terra firma & for those who enjoy heights.

Golf is only 20 minutes away at an 18-hole, par-72 course designed by Juan Manuel Gordilla.

Eco-adventures tours are available for all the explorer types out there.

Available Amenities

  • Beach
  • Volleyball
  • Business Center ($)
  • Casino ($)
  • Babysitting/Child Care ($)
  • Children's Pool
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Cribs Available on Request
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Golf Course ($)
  • Kayaks
  • Kids Club
  • Laundry Services ($)
  • Nightly Entertainment
  • Room Service ($)
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming Pool(s)
  • Scuba Diving ($)
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Aerobics
  • Soccer
  • Medical Services ($)
  • 7 Restaurants
  • 7 Bars/Lounges
  • Bocce Ball
  • Nightclub
  • Shopping
  • Snack Bar
  • Theater
  • Climbing Wall
  • Handicap Room Available
  • Wedding Services ($)
  • Honeymoon Packages ($)
  • Wireless Internet Access ($)
  • Tour Desk
  • Tennis Courts
  • Beach Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Beauty Salon ($)
  • Lounge Chairs
  • Swim-Up Bar
  • Dive Shop ($)
  • Banquet Facilities ($)


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Beach
  • Eco-Adventure Tour(s)
  • Golf Course(s)
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Watersports Rentals

Map of Local Area

The Dominican Republic continues to grow as a major tourist destination due to its beautiful beaches, rich culture, and abundance of available activities.

Occidental Caribe - All-Inclusive

Playa Arena Gorda, Higuey

+809 476 7777

Hotel Description

Occidental Caribe - All-Inclusive: All-Dominican Dreamtastic

Drink in hand in the dazzling Dominican - this could be you while your kiddos are off squealing and sliding in their splashy pool. This all-inclusive earth-heaven is swimming with all the water sports, entertainment, good grub and good eats your amazing fam can wrap their sweet sandy heads (and bodies) around. Seriously. It's a Memory Fest just waiting to happen.

DINING

Here, global goodness is yours. Nosh on Dominican & French. Italian and Japanese. There are buffets, too, where your taste buds can take a trip around the world. All on one plate.

Alcazar Buffet
Type:
Buffet
Hours: Breakfast- daily, 7am-10:30am; Lunch- daily, 12:30pm-2:30pm; Dinner- daily, 6pm-10pm
Description: An extensive buffet is offered throughout the day.
Dress code: Casual. No tank tops, shorts or beach sandals are allowed. Men aren't permitted to wear sleeveless shirts.

Tokio
Type: Japanese
Hours: Daily, 6pm-10pm
Description: Tokio serves teppanyaki-style Japanese. Smoking isn't permitted.
Dress code: Casual. No tank tops, shorts or beach sandals are allowed. Men aren't permitted to wear sleeveless shirts.

El Mirador
Type: International
Hours: Lunch- daily, noon-3pm; Dinner- daily, 7pm-10pm;
Description:
El Mirador offers a light lunch followed by a Tex-Mex cuisine for dinner.
Dress code:
Casual. No tank tops, shorts or beach sandals are allowed. Men aren't permitted to wear sleeveless shirts.

Paris
Type: French
Hours: Daily, 6pm-10pm
Description: Offering French specialties. Smoking isn't permitted.
Dress code: Casual. No tank tops, shorts or beach sandals are allowed. Men aren't permitted to wear sleeveless shirts.

Roma
Type: Italian
Hours: Daily, 6pm-10pm
Description: Roma offers Italian cuisine. Smoking isn't permitted.
Dress code: Casual. No tank tops, shorts or beach sandals are allowed. Men aren't permitted to wear sleeveless shirts.

El Marlin
Type: International
Hours: Daily, 6pm-10pm
Description: El Marlin specializes cuisine that features meat and fish.
Dress code: Casual. No tank tops, shorts or beach sandals are allowed. Men aren't permitted to wear sleeveless shirts.

El Conuco
Type: Dominican
Hours: Daily, 6pm-10pm
Description: El Conuco features authentic Dominican cuisine. Smoking isn't permitted.
Dress code: Casual. No tank tops, shorts or beach sandals are allowed. Men aren't permitted to wear sleeveless shirts.

All hours are subject to change.



BARS/NIGHTLIFE

Cocktails, anyone? Meet your squad for adult beverages in the swim-up bar or the disco. The sports bar (adults-only) or the Bar del Teatro. But that's not all. There's a spot for drinks around every palm.

Alhambra
Lobby bar. Daily, 8:30am-1am with Happy Hour from 7pm-8pm.

Marien
Lobby bar. Daily, 10am-1am.

Disco Bar
Daily, 10:30pm-2am.

El Marlin Bar
Located in the El Marlin Restaurant. Daily, 5am-11pm.

El Mirador Bar
Located in the El Mirador Restaurant. Daily, 10am-6pm.

Swim-Up Bar
Daily, 10am-6pm.

Take Five Sports Bar
Adults only. Daily, 4pm-4am.

Bar del Teatro
Daily, 7:30pm-5am.



BEACHES AND POOLS

Chillax on the jaw-dropping beach of the Playa Arena Gorda, one of the largest (and swimmable) in the area. Hit the glistening lagoon-style pool, or grab the munchkins and head to the children's pool - it's got mini-slides. Your splash is our command.

SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Water

  • Kayaking
  • Catamaran (with guide only)
  • Water volleyball
  • Water basketball
  • Windsurfing
  • Water polo

Land

  • Three tennis courts
  • Beach volleyball
  • Climbing wall
  • Aerobics
  • Circus trapeze
  • "Ice"-skating rink

Available for an additional charge:

  • Diving
  • Sailing course

Golf
Golf is available only 20 minutes away at the Bavaro Golf Course, an 18-hole par-72 course designed by Juan Manuel Gordilla. The course, with three tee sets for ladies, amateurs and professionals, was redesigned in 2010, by P. B. Dye, and features 6,710 yards of holes bordered by thick vegetation, amid a large lake that dares you to slice.



INTERNET

Occidental Caribe offers Wi-Fi and has an Internet center available for an additional charge. The Internet center is open daily, 7am-11pm.

SPA SERVICES

Metamorphosis is a modern spa that includes two hydrotherapy machines, two Jacuzzis, three massage cabins, a special "Vichy" shower, two saunas and facilities for special therapies. The beauty salon offers special hand, foot and hair therapies, Caribbean braiding, waxing and make-up.

CHILD CARE

The mini-club is available for children ages 4-12 with several activities, including:
  • Trapeze and jumping area
  • Outside and inside activities
  • Computer and board games
  • Arts and crafts
  • Lunch buffet

The Nightclub Disco welcomes children ages 4-12, and the Teen Club is for 13-17 year olds.



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
Occidental Caribe - All-Inclusive is located 25 minutes from Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ).

Check In/Check Out
Check-in: 3pm. Check-out: noon.
A valid credit card may be required upon check-in for possible incidentals not included in your hotel reservation.

Minimum Stay
A 7-night minimum stay is required for travel Apr 9-15, 2017 and Dec 21, 2017-Apr 7, 2018.
A 4-night minimum stay is required for travel Apr 8-Dec 20, 2018.

Holy Week
In observance of Holy Week, some resorts in the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Costa Rica may put limits on the use of motorized water sports, and loud music.

Spring Break Policy
Groups of guests age 16-23 years are required a $400 per person cash deposit at the time of check-in.



All hours, fees, amenities, information and services are subject to change without notice.
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