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Occidental Punta Cana - All-Inclusive

Dominican Republic - Punta Cana

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4 Nights with Air from $749 All-Inclusive
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Dreamtastic turquoise water. Palm-dotted, sugar-white sand. Spanish-style architecture. Swooning yet? Thought so. The Oc ... More

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"We have been to Occidental Punta Cana 6 times now--we enjoy it so much we keep coming back! We have brought our adult children 3 times, came by ourselves twice and this time we came with another couple..." – soundbeach
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"We have been to Occidental Punta Cana 6 times now--we enjoy it so much we keep coming back! We have brought our adult children 3 times, came by ourselves twice and this time we came with another couple..." – soundbeach
92 out of 168 (55%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
The Royal Club Beach Reef Explorer Excursion bathtub Our view. 1st morning Night entertainment bar fridge was a joke Hotel Beach Excellent Caprese First view of pool exiting lobby Bath was gross Room View from room 26223 View overlooking the main pool water pouring from our ceiling
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August 1, 2017
not going back!

the resort didnt have alot of options to dine. we couldnt go into the nicer places to eat because my boyfriend didnt bring long pants to the island !? and i didnt have any close toed shoes, ridiculous if you ask me. also the staff were very rude about anything and everything. the first day we were there i was tired from my flight and decided to lay down and take a nap. my boy friend was watching tv, the next thing i know there is people at our door using a key card and walking on in to our room !!!! what os that all about ! then it happened for a 2nd time !!!!!! personally i would spend the extra money for the nicer places that surround it.


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From: Pa
Age: 19-24
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

June 27, 2017
The best since renovations

this is my 4th trip to Occidental and this has been the best. rooms are renovated. food were always good but were even better this time. all staff are always very nice.


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From: New York
Age: Over 65
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

June 21, 2017
It's the little things.

My overall stay was amazing. Me & my family had a great time. The majority of the employees were helpful but there were a few that had attitudes. The rooms were beautiful & clean. My room was on the second floor so we had a balcony with a great view of the pool. The pool was never packed mainly because there is 3 of them & the beach was a short walk away. The beach is always kept clean as well. The prices for the pictures taken on the resort were really expensive at $10 USD per picture. My one other complaint is that the liquor sucked. I didn't enjoy the drinks at all. The good Liquor is in the VIP section of the resort. Other than that, good price for a beautiful stay.


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From: Startford,CT
Age: 19-24
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

June 13, 2017
Overall nice property

Stayed at the Occidental Punta Cana 05/31/2017 to 06/07/2017. The Occidental Punta Cana is only a short trip from the airport, arriving at the resort, the only minor problem is Cheap Caribbean had not issued us a hotel voucher, but this was resolved with minimal inconvenience. The room was very good, large with a king size bed, two sofas and a balcony with table and chairs. The balcony also had a large Jacuzzi tub, which is nice, but be aware the light above the tub is set on a timer and doesn't go off until after 11:00 p.m., and there's no other way to turn it off before then. The bathroom was on the small side, but nice amenities, with a partially enclosed shower, no tub. The AC in the room, unfortunately, was hit or miss, the thermostat did not work well at all. It was rather warm in the room upon arrival, it's one of those rooms where you have to put your key card in the wall slot for the lights and AC to come on, so the room was not cool at all. We took to leaving one of the key cards in the room when we went out to keep the AC on, but this didn't seem to work well either. Out of 7 nights the room was actually cool only on 2 of them, and the ceiling fan only seemed to push the humid air around, so there is an opportunity for a lot of improvement with the room AC. We had a "mini-bar" upgrade with our room, but know the mini-bar package only includes 2 small cans of Coors Light each day, along with bottled water, Coke and Sprite. The mini refrigerator didn't keep things very cold either, which was exacerbated by the maid leaving the fridge door open each day. The bottled water does come in handy for brushing your teeth and rinsing because they caution do not drink the water. Water temperature in the sinks, shower and Jacuzzi are excellent, no issue with hot water, the water pressure could be better, but the temperature is great. Daily room bath and hand towels and wash cloths, is a problem. We always had 2 bath towels, but some days we received either no wash cloths or hand towels, or only 1 of each, even when I asked for more they never showed up, so this is another area needing improvement. Speaking of towels, there must be some issues with the resort laundry service, because there were a few days where we couldn't check out beach towels because they didn't have any, this is not okay when you're staying at a beach resort. The beach towel procedure works with exchanging cards for towels, you get plastic cards when you check in and these must be used to get beach towels, when you turn the towels in you get the cards back. Don't lose the cards because you'll be charged for them when you check out. They also would benefit from having additional beach towel check out areas, there is no beach towel service anywhere close to the main pool, so lots of walking to either check towels in or out. There are many swimming pools to choose from, which is great, you have the option of either lounging by the main pool where lots of activities occur and has a pool bar, or choosing a quieter pool in the resort. The pool bar suffers from having only 1 bartender, so the wait is often too long for getting a drink. The water temperatures in all the pools is a bit too warm, but you must keep in mind the humidity often hovers at 80% or more, so I guess it's understandable. The beach is AMAZING, plenty of loungers, palm trees for shade, the sand is fantastic, and the water is clear and warm. The swimming area is enclosed with ropes and buoys so you don't venture out too far, plus they have a lifeguard on duty each day, but the water is typically calm and the green flag was out each day we were there. At both the beach and the pools, the Occidental Punta Cana would benefit from having drink service. This may sound lazy, but when you're on vacation, soaking up the sun, it would be great to have service come and bring you drinks and/or snacks instead of having to walk to get something. Having stayed in resorts that have beach/pool service is a definite plus, and enhances the vacation experience. Vendors on the beach are not too troublesome, but they will come up and try to sell you a variety of things, resort security is decent in making sure the vendors don't linger too long, and for the most part the vendors are pretty friendly. The nightly shows are pretty decent, typical theme park type of entertainment, but not too bad. Out of all though, the Michael Jackson impersonator show was by far the best and worth watching. Most resort employees were friendly enough, but quite a few were not. Hotel management needs to remind their staff that a smile goes a long way even with the language barrier! The buffet was actually very good, lots of variety and you should be able to find something you like. The specialty restaurants were decent, the steak house our favorite out of all of them. The Mexican restaurant was pretty good too, but the staff was rather rude in this one. We like the Oriental okay, but the service staff appeared to be learning on the job, so it took a little longer. The only one we didn't get to try was the Italian, and that was due to the time-share rep incorrectly making the reservation. Keep in mind, if you want reservations at the specialty restaurants you MUST schedule a day prior with Guest Services in the main lobby, in person, because they will not schedule over the phone, and they are only available from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., this procedure could you quite a bit improvement. Again, the food is very good, but if you want wine know the house red and white wines are terrible, decent drinkable wines are available at an additional cost, and the wine list is pretty extensive. Overall you should be pleased if you select the Occidental Punta Cana, particularly the view from room 26223.

Hotel Beach View from room 26223
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From: Paris, TX
Age: 45-54
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

Room Information

Occidental Punta Cana boasts 852 spacious rooms and suites. The luxurious accommodations each have a terrace or balcony from which to enjoy fantastic views of the tropical gardens and the beautiful beaches of Bavaro.

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Superior
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Superior Ocean Front First Club (available until 12/22/17)
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Superior Ocean Front (available beginning 12/21/17)
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Superior Royal Level
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Junior Suite Ocean Front (available beginning 12/21/17)
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Suite Royal Level (available beginning 12/21/17)
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What's to Love

It's all-inclusive, all-aahmazing and sits on the famous Bavaro Beach.

Each room has a terrace or a balcony that overlooks gardens or turquoise waves.

The Spanish-style architecture that's a stylish backdrop for beach lovers who are living large.

Being refreshed under the waterfalls in the pools - they'll be hard to leave.

The cushy Bali beds on the beach - you'll be crushing it royal.

 

What We'd Change

With so many families having fun, there's definitely not a lot of peace and quiet. But who wants a snoozefest while partying in the Caribbean?

 

Why You Should Go

It's just a swift 20 minutes from the airport. You'll be Dominican dreaming in no time.

The Barcelo Bavaro golf course is just a 15-minute drive. Your fairway is not far away.

Horseback riding is available and should be on your bucket list. You must do this.

Jet ski rentals, snorkeling & kayaking are a few splashy alternatives to beachside chillaxing.

You can take Latin dances classes at the Mangu Dance Club.

Available Amenities

  • Tour Assistance
  • Car Rental Available
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Beach
  • Beach Bar
  • Volleyball
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Casino ($)
  • Babysitting/Child Care ($)
  • Children's Activities
  • Children's Pool
  • Concierge Services
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Cribs Available on Request
  • Dive Shop
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Snorkeling
  • Swim-Up Bar(s)
  • Swimming Pool(s)
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Water Polo
  • Ping Pong
  • Scuba Lessons
  • 9 Restaurants
  • 7 Bars/Lounges
  • Darts
  • Porter/Bellhop
  • Shopping
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Elevators
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Beach Towels
  • Wedding Services ($)
  • Safe Deposit Box ($)
  • Honeymoon Packages ($)
  • Aqua Aerobics
  • Wireless Internet Access ($)
  • Roll-Away Bed (on request) ($)
  • Tennis Court(s) ($)


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Bars and Nightlife
  • Beach
  • Casino(s)
  • Dive Shop(s)
  • Golf Course(s)
  • Grocery Store(s)
  • Horseback Riding
  • Jet Ski Rentals
  • Kayaking
  • Medical Facilities
  • Motor Boat Rentals
  • Nightlife
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Tennis Courts
  • Water-Skiing
  • Watersports Rentals
  • Windsurfing

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 Punta Cana - All-Inclusive

125 Calle Friusa Arena Verde, 1809 Bavaro

+809 221 8787

Hotel Description

Occidental Punta Cana: All-Inclusive. All-Family. All-Beachastic.

Dreamtastic turquoise water. Palm-dotted, sugar-white sand. Spanish-style architecture. Swooning yet? Thought so. The Occidental has it all and it's all for you and your brood: unlimited grub and drinks. Lagoon-style pools where you can bronze and booze snooze. Water sports for your complete and utter splashification. There's so much. The fun here just keeps rolling in, wave after wave.

DINING

Take your taste buds on a global journey with stops in Mexico, Italy and even Asia. You can also sink your chops into delish favs like steak and pizza. If you get inspired, there's a fancy schmancy place for fine dining. Beach appetit.

Le Buffet
Type:
Buffet
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 7am-11am; Lunch - daily, 1pm-3pm; Dinner - daily, 7pm-10pm
Description: Buffet restaurant serving a variety of international specialties.

Las Reses
Type: Steakhouse
Hours: Daily, 7pm-10:30pm
Description: a la carte restaurant serving steakhouse specials. Reservations are required.
Dress code: Men are requested to wear long pants and shirts with sleeves.

La Hacienda
Type: Mexican
Hours: Daily, 7pm-10:30pm
Description: Serving authentic Mexican dishes served in a colorful, traditional South-of-the-border setting. Reservations are required.
Dress code: Men are requested to wear long pants and shirts with sleeves.

Via Veneto
Type: Italian
Hours: Daily, 7pm-10:30pm
Description: A formal, fine dining venue which specializes in exquisite Italian cookery. Reservations are required.
Dress code: Men are requested to wear long pants and shirts with sleeves.

D'Oriental
Type: Asian
Hours: Daily, 7pm-10:30pm
Description: Asian menu featuring vegetarian selections, seafood, pork and duck, served in a refined, quiet atmosphere. Reservations are required.
Dress code: Men are requested to wear long pants and shirts with sleeves.

Antojitos
Type: Light fare
Hours: Daily, 6:30pm-10:30pm
Description: Casual restaurant serving traditional Mexican taqueria favorites.

La Fontana
Type: Pizzeria
Hours: Daily, 6:30pm-10:30pm
Description: Guests rave over the selections at this casual pizzeria located on the second-story terrace.

Home Run
Type: Grill
Hours: Daily, 11am-6:30pm
Description: Serving ballpark favorites, like burgers, hot dogs, cool drinks and cocktails, at a convenient poolside location.

Royal Club Restaurant
Type: Fine dining
Hours: Hours vary
Description: a la carte restaurant exclusively available to Royal Club members.

All hours are subject to change.



BARS/NIGHTLIFE

There's a swim-up bar that serves poolside lunch and snacks, plus a few other drinkeries. There's the Royal Club for Royal Club members only and after sunset, there's live, nightly entertainment in the open-air amphitheater. The Occidental Fun Club Band, the on-site orchestra, gets going three days a week. Time to put on your party flip flops.

Beach Club
Swim-up bar serving poolside lunch and snacks. Daily, noon-4pm. Drinks. Daily, 11pm-1am.

Home Run
Fast food. Lunch, Daily 11am-6:30pm. Drinks. Daily, 11pm-1am.

The Lobby Bar
Cocktails. Daily, 10am-midnight.

La Bodeguita Bar
Cocktails. Daily, 7pm-11pm.

Hundido Bar
Cocktails. Daily, 11am-5pm.

Mangu Nightclub
Free entrance. Drinks at an additional charge. Daily, 11pm-5am.

The Royal Club Bar
Available for Royal Club members only.

Night Life
After a glorious sunset, the resort showcases live, nightly entertainment in the open-air amphitheater. Several times a week, the Occidental Fun Club Band, the resort's exclusive orchestra, performs live music for audiences of all ages. The hotel also offers merengue dance classes.



BEACHES AND POOLS

Come on down and chillax on the most celebrated beach in the country, Bavaro Beach - it's lined with coconut palms that sway over thatched-roof palapas. Sound delicious? Three dazzling, lagoon-style pools also await your presence. And one is for kiddos only. Dive in.

SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Water

  • Hobie Wave
  • Diving clinics
  • Volleyball in the pool
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Water polo
  • Snorkeling
  • Aqua aerobics

Land

  • Fitness center
  • Tennis
  • Horseback riding
  • Beach volleyball
  • Table tennis
  • Aerobics
  • Archery and shooting

Golf
The golf course at Barcelo Bavaro is a 15-minute drive from Occidental Punta Cana.



INTERNET

Punta Cana offers an internet cafe as well as Wi-Fi or internet access in most rooms.

SPA SERVICES

The spa offers many services including massages for an additional charge.

WEDDING/HONEYMOON

Wedding Services
Celebrate the love of a lifetime at Occidental Punta Cana. With a breathtaking location in Bavaro, lavish all-inclusive amenities and highly-personalized service, this is the perfect place for a picturesque wedding. Occidental Punta Cana offers distinct locations, including a magnificent palm-lined beach and tranquil garden. The hotel's wedding planner dazzles couples by designing weddings that know no boundaries with customizations like horse-drawn carriages, salsa bands and photography. Contact the hotel directly.

Honeymoon Bonus
Your honeymoon is a celebration of your new life together... Why not accent the occasion with Occidental Punta Cana's honeymoon packages? Delightful amenity packages are available; please contact the hotel for details.



CHILD CARE

The resort offers one kids' pool and a kids' club with supervised activities for children ages 4-12.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
Occidental Punta Cana - All-Inclusive is located 20 min from the airport on the eastern coast of the Dominican Republic, in the center of the famous Playa Bavaro area.

Check In/Check Out
Check-in: 3pm. Check-out: 11am.

Minimum Stay
A 3-night minimum stay is required for travel all dates except:
A 7-night minimum stay is required for travel Dec 21, 2017-Apr 16, 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/Youth Policy
Individual student bookings are accepted. The minimum age requirement for check-in is 18 years of age. No more than the maximum occupancy per room is allowed. A refundable deposit of $200 per person (cash or credit card) is required upon check-in at the resort. Group student bookings must be requested through the Groups Department. These groups require a chaperone in addition to the refundable deposit.

Renovations
Recent renovations at the resort include in-room improvements in the following areas:

  • 32-inch flat-panel LCD TV with satellite channels
  • Energy-efficient and eco-friendly air conditioning system
  • Ceiling fans
  • Bed coverings, pillows, mattresses and frames
  • In-room, refrigerated mini bar
  • Curtains
  • Fresh paint
  • Additional light fixtures in the bathroom
  • Updated bathroom faucets and accessories
  • Cedar-lined closets
  • In-room irons/ironing boards
  • In-room coffeemaker and accessories
  • Sliding door hardware with new locks



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