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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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Drink in hand in the dazzling Dominican - this could be you while your kiddos are off squealing and sliding in their spl ... More

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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
263 out of 404 (65%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
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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
263 out of 404 (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 This was our favorite place to hang out for breakfast and lunch. Yep, the cockroach! Punta Cana April 2013 Love my Dominican roots Sunrise on one of our mornings Beach view View from our balcony Beach - VERY close to the hotel Told you it was like a postcard Poolside Dinner at the beach beach...just beautiful !!! Beach & Grounds French Rest Pool 1
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March 21, 2017
Great time

When on this trip with 3 kids above 16. We happened to be there during part of spring break 3/4-3/11. Which made it almost impossible to be at the main pool due to all the college kids. When we arrived which was around 2:30pm we were able to get our rooms immediately. We had reserved 2. We ended up in building 2 top floor. Our rooms were really beautiful over looking the quiet pool and the ocean. But it had a atrium to the first floor which had the entrance to the casino. So when it closed at 3 am all the college students would stand down there and sing or yell. The security was able to move the along quickly. We did not let that ruin the vacation. The food was good seemed the same every day. The restaurants we were able to eat at all of them. Did not care for the French one. Service was very slow and we ended up there for 2 hours same for the seafood restaurant which did not have a great selection of surf and turf. All in all though all the employees were really nice and service was excellent. From what I heard some rooms did need to be renovated. So glad our room was really nice. We had decided to have the private van back and forth from the airport. I think that was a good move. We got to the hotel before the crowds. Excursions : we only did one. Due to the rain in the beginning of our week with heavy winds. But from what I heard they are all great fun. We have stayed at moon palace and we over to Hard Rock while there. I think if we were to go again that's where we would stay.


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

March 21, 2017
Not great

I have been to Punta Cana four times and this was not the greatest hotel at all. Unfortunately we went during spring break which is something I've never experienced and never want to experience again. I don't mind the kids I do mind how obnoxious they were and the lack of hotel personnel to deal with these children. The personnel spoke no English , which again I do not mind, but when I ask for shampoo and get towels delivered instead that's a problem. Simple request but unattainable . Food ok but nothing to write home about. Beach was nice just not able to enjoy the pool for fear of what was in it...I will leave that to your imagination with over 500 spring breakers, 1/2 high school seniors....we were a large group ranging from 18 to over 50 years old so we have a good time we're Ever we go. But not to this property again. Management needs to step it up big time!!!


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From: New jersey
Age: 45-54

March 21, 2017
Week in March

We unfortunately booked our trip during college spring break. There was so many college kids there for the first few days that it was almost impossible to find somewhere quiet to retreat to. The one swim up bar was innudated with kids making it impossible to enjoy. The resort itself was very nice, we had great view of the ocean and fantastic maid service. Highly recommend the seafood restaurant and the French restaurant. We would have liked a map of the property when we checked in to know where everything was. The beach was amazing, sand was soft, water was warm and clean. The buffet was typical of most all inclusives


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From: manchester, nh
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

March 21, 2017
A pleasant experience

The resort has a Mediterranean feel with several themed restaurants and bars to cater to all your needs. The resort is very clean, and the staff is courteous and friendly. The three pools are beyond amazing and the white, sandy beach lush with palm trees is only a short walking distance from the resort. Shuttle buses are always available with knowledgeable drivers sharing history of the island and its people. Our room was cleaned daily but getting replacement towels was a bit of a feat as we had to call housekeeping to have them delivered to our room. A clean room but no towels! Our bathtub had an apparent clog as the water was very slow draining. For dinner, you must have reservations; something we were unaware of. We walked into restaurants with plenty of empty seats but could not be accommodated without reservations. Occidental Caribe is nothing short of a tropical paradise which I would/will book again as it was a great vacation. I certainly got my money's worth!


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From: Jackson Michigan
Age: 55-64
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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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 Dec 22, 2016-Jan 6, 2017 & Apr 9-15, 2017.

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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