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Occidental Caribe - All-Inclusive

Dominican Republic - Punta Cana

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5 Nights with Air from $779 All-Inclusive
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"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
292 out of 450 (65%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
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"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
292 out of 450 (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 Poolside Dinner at the beach beach...just beautiful !!! Beach & Grounds French Rest Pool 1
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April 24, 2017
Ok

The only thing that was great was my view of pool, ocean and the weather! There was plenty of food and drinks but not very good. Rooms and service sucked!


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From: Wisconsin
Age: 35-44
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

April 19, 2017
I'd Never Return

When I booked this vacation, I carefully read all the reviews and felt comfortable with my purchase. The price was very fair, but I cannot believe the service that was provided. I would never return. Upon arrival, the front desk had one person checking in a line of about 10 groups/couples when there were about 6 other people at the front desk working. I stood in line for about 45 minutes with my luggage before even speaking to an employee. Then, after confirming my information at check-in, they informed me that the room was not ready and I needed to wait an additional 30 minutes before heading to the room. Not fun after 9 hours of flying/transportation. We ran out of towels at one point so when we asked the housekeeper who happened to be walking around with a cleaning cart on our floor, she simply said she did not have any and made no effort to find some?? Rude. Lastly, the food at the restaurant tasted like pasta in Campbell's Tomato Soup?! Hmm? The bartenders asked for tips which I found to be rude and unprofessional. Not to mention that they do not smile and seem to not want to make a drink for you. Anyway, the beach was nice. I am typically not very picky. But again, I would NEVER return.


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From: Massachusetts
Age: 25-34
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

April 19, 2017
sick in paradise

The beach and pool area is beautiful. Was not impressed with buffet. Check in and guest services were not helpful. Entertainment staff are fun and upbeat. We loved the trapeze and the staff there. Difficult to figure out daily activities there is a schedule posted but did not list where the activities were. Sometimes you would get lucky and stumble upon activities. Buffet was average to slightly below average. Room comfort was ok.


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From: Kentucky
Age: 35-44
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

April 17, 2017

We stayed April 7-15, 2017.  We had concerns before going after reading many reviews, but we found there's no reason to worry! We went with a positive attitude and found it was reciprocated back by the staff.  The resort is beautiful with lots of amenities. We were also impressed by all the restaurants available.  Our check in was quick and our room was clean. We didn't mind it was a bit worn in spots like a crack in the bathroom counter and some loose floor tiles... it was clean! We had a few minor issues like the safe wouldn't work, broken toilet handle and plugged up toilet. As soon as we called, all the things were corrected. The room did have a bit of a sewer odor that occurred a couple times a day, but again, they came and sprayed and we opened the patio door for about 5 minutes and it went away.  The staff was awesome! Maximo waited on us as soon as we sat down by the pool bar outside. We had a table full of drinks instantly.  Yoselina and her staff at the Premium club level were also exceptional.  The pools and beach were clean and had ample seating.  The entertainment was fun and energetic. And the night time shows in the theater were fantastic! The Michael Jackson show and Las Vegas show were our favorites.  We enjoyed the casino as well. It's small but has a variety of gaming, including blackjack, slots, roulette and Texas hold 'em. The dealers were friendly and helpful.  We enjoyed eating at the Alcazar buffet for breakfast and lunch as well as the pool buffet and grill. There was a wide variety of food including fresh fruit. The food was very good, of course there's always something you will not enjoy but then don't eat it! Plenty of options. We ate at the pizza restaurant. If you're a pizza snob, don't eat it. If you're looking for an alternative to a burger or hotdog for lunch, it's fine.  We ate at the Mexican restaurant for lunch, not Mexican during the day. It was really good.  We had dinner each night at one of the restaurants. The Japanese, Italian, Dominican, Seafood, and French. All were very good with excellent service... except if you're Italian, or like Italian food, skip that restaurant (it's not your momma's cooking and also took 2 1/2 hours!). The shops have anything you may need and the prices were fair. The vendors set up in the evening are a bit aggressive but if you say "no" they leave you alone.  The gym was perfect for a workout in a cool area which was a welcome change from the "hot run" on the beach.  We didn't do the spa, trapeze, disco, or gameroom.  We did use a kayak (free for 1 hour) which was a lot of fun.  The beach is very wavy which is fun to play in but not too great for snorkeling. However, we walked down the beach to the right and there was a spot at a "point" that was consistently calmer so we snorkeled there and saw a lot of fish.  As far as excursions, we booked "Horseplay" before we went on our trip. It was $99 per person and worth every penny! We got to roll our own cigar, sampled rum and coffee, rode horses through the river, had a Dominican lunch, went zip lining, and got back on the horses and rode back. It was a full day (8-5).  We also did the Marinarium which we booked through the hotel. It was $106 per person. It was a half day. We weren't as thrilled with this one but if you like to drink, dance on a party boat and be served drinks in the water, this would be perfect. We thought it was more snorkeling. We didn't spend that much time in the water snorkeling and when we did, they kept herding everyone to certain areas. We did get to swim in a penned area with sharks and hold a stingray.  Overall, Occidental Caribe is a fantastic and beautiful slice of paradise with friendly staff, good food, and beautiful beaches! We would definitely go back.


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From: Columbia SC
Age: 45-54

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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Superior Room
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Superior Room Ocean Front
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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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