Occidental Grand Punta Cana

Dominican Republic - Punta Cana

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3.3 out of 5
"Great entertainment team. Amazing shows daily. Very friendly barmen in the lobby bar and in the beach restaurant" – LK11
80 out of 143 (56%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Reef Explorer Excursion Night entertainment First view of pool exiting lobby Room water pouring from our ceiling bathtub The Royal Club Beach Excellent Caprese bar fridge was a joke View overlooking the main pool Bath was gross
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May 20, 2016
Worst Purchase ever

We were very disappointed with this resort, the staff doesn't speak english, I requested a quiet rm and when we checked in our room was dusty and smelled musty and the toilet did not flush, we did get moved to another rm that was cleaner however out of date and the tub was embedded with black stains. The next day we req another building closer to the beach which they did move us,it was better however the furniture still had dust on it. The cocktails were way too sweet to drink including the wine which they pour in fancy bottles that come out of a wooden jug. The restaurants had limited menus and not appealing, the buffet had a nice spread but lacked in proper temp control, food was left out for hrs the cheese would be melting in the trays along with the butter. The buffet by the pool/beach that was only open during lunch time had a restroom near by and daily the toilets were over flowing with feces on the floor. We arrived on Sat, I was sick on Sunday and then on Wed both my husband and I got food poisioning, we came home 5/19 and I am still sick waiting to see my GI doctor. I would take this resort off your list!!!

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From: CT
Age: 45-54
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

August 24, 2015
Hotel has changed since our last trip here

The people were great, the hotel needs updating. Johanna From services is a wonderful person, great customer service and is always making sure that we were happy. Yohanna and team in the restaurant are always smiling, helpful and so nice. Basically the people that work in this hotel made our vacation great. The hotel itself needs a lot of work. The water smells like sewer. The rooms are old and falling apart. The beach is dirty and they never have towels.

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From: Chicago
Age: 35-44
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

May 17, 2015

For all the reviews I read prior to booking this vacation, I was excited to go to this resort. That was my first mistake. The food there was terrible. If you wanted to eat at one of the restaurants you would have to book it 2 days in advance. That's not to say the food there was any better. My boyfriend and I both got food poisoning mid way through the vacation. And on top of the terrible food all they tried to do was up sell you. From the staff trying to get you to pay an astronomical amount of money for a time share to the guys selling stuff on the beach. We were at the beach not even an hour and had 8 people come up to us trying to sell us garbage. Thought I was getting a deal booking this. Truth is you get what you pay for....

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From: CT
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

April 25, 2015
Occidental Grand Punta Cana

While the resort property is beautiful and well maintained, as far as the grass, greenery, etc., there is a lot that this resort needs to upgrade and/or repair. Our room was comfortable, but the tub had chips out of it. Very pleased with the level of professionalism with our housekeeping ladies! My sister had to go through 3 rooms in order to find one with working air conditioner, and even then, their room had a very musty odor, and their tub had a giant, open crack on the bottom. The pool was very large and very refreshing. The swim up bar service was good, but the lack of name brand liquors and such, made for a very bad drink. Except for the MamaJuana!!! There were several of the showers around the resort that weren't working, so you couldn't rinse off after the beach, which made the walk from the beach to the pool very uncomfortable. Be ready for the towel game at the pool and beach. If you want a chair under an umbrella, you have to get up early and put your towels out! It would be nice if they put up extra umbrella areas around the pool. Le Buffet, in the lobby, was so unorganized! You sat yourself and that was no easy task. The service in the buffet was less than we had expected. Getting a refill on coffee took a great deal of effort! The waiters were short with us for having to keep asking for coffee, with the same answer of "one moment" which never came! We did have lunch there on our last day after check out, and must say the young lady we had was wonderful and I wish I could remember her name!! Le Buffet need a full staff of people like her! Our favorite restaurant was the Oriental! Such amazing service and the food was delicious......love how they kept the wine glass filled, and the moment you walked in the door, you were offered a very yummy drink! Next would be the Italian restaurants. Huge portions, and a wonderful antipasto bar. They say you only make reservations from 8am-12noon the day that you want the restaurant, but they are gone well ahead of time! That was frustrating. The lobby bar makes the better drinks, as they have the better mixers. Every morning I went to get a mimosa, there was NO champagne. Oh, they don't serve drinks, such as mimosa's in the buffet for some reason. I have to give a huge high five to the gentleman who makes all the pizzas in the wood fire oven! He is awesome, and the pizzas are delicious! We attended a wedding during our stay, and Christina was the coordinator and did a fabulous job!!! The bride had NOTHING to worry about and that made for a very relaxed and beautiful wedding! The staff that set up the wedding area did a great job too! We couldn't have asked for better weather, too!! While we did have more pros than cons, I was still put off by the poor service in the buffet, and just some other areas. Just used to better service when we go to an all inclusive, but it seemed that if you weren't one of the time share owners, you didn't matter. We won't return to this resort.

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

Room Information

Occidental Grand 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.

Room Details

Deluxe Room (DLX)
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Junior Suite (JRSTE) (available until 12/20/16)
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Grand Concierge Deluxe (GCDLX) (available until 12/20/16)
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Grand Romance Deluxe (GRDLX) (available until 12/20/16)
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Royal Club Luxury (RCLUX)
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What's to Love

The three lagoon-style pools are huge and are some of the best in the Dominican Republic! You'll love every nook and corner of them.


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

Families flock to the beachfront Occidental resort in Punta Cana. Nine tasty restaurants, seven hopping bars and freshly updated rooms guarantee non-stop luxe life!

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 Grand Punta Cana

125 Calle Friusa Arena Verde, 1809 Bavaro

+809 221 8787

Hotel Description

Occidental Grand Punta Cana: Get A Lot of All-Inclusive

While there are tons of things to do to have fun, the bright lights of the big city don't compare to the glory of a sun-bleached beach. For a taste of natural beauty, families head to Spanish-style Occidental Grand Punta Cana, where the all-inclusive package promises beachfront fun in the Caribbean sun. The enormous Three-and-a-Half Sun resort appeals to couples and honeymooners with its lush gardens and palm-dotted stretch of Punta Cana beach, but the real focus is on families. With three lagoon-style pools and a jaw-dropping nine restaurants and seven bars, there's never a dull moment or an empty belly!

Sweet sands and teasing teal surf tempt guests into the waves at the resort's 700 glorious yards of Punta Cana beachfront. Kick back under a palapa to watch the coconut palms sway while the kids stage swimming races. Kids even get their own lagoon-style pool, one of three perfect for working on a golden tan. Swim up an appetite? Nine dining options take care of that! From a thick rib-eye steak at Las Reses and tender duck at D'Oriental to hearty spaghetti at Via Veneto and authentic tri-tip at La Hacienda, families love the delicious variety. Late night munchies meet their match at La Fontana, a pizzeria that stays open well into the night--a tasty treat after taking in nightly entertainment at the open-air amphitheater. Seven bars keep the action going, and adults looking to shake and shimmy head to Mangu Nightclub for a wild night.

Families party all night and play all day at Occidental Grand Punta Cana. All-inclusive watersports keep the little ones happy: kayak races, windsurfing through the electric blue or sailing out for a breath of ocean air. Want to try snorkeling around Punta Cana's 19-mile coral reef? Drop the kids off for supervised arts and crafts at the on-site kids' club and dive right in!

Seventeen three-story buildings hold 865 luxurious rooms that weary relax-ationers flock to after a day of fun in the sun. Two double beds and a relaxing terrace or balcony in the Junior Suite appeal to families, and the stocked mini fridge is a lifesaver!

This hotel is All-Inclusive.
Features include:

  • Unlimited meals, snacks and beverages
  • Full open bar
  • Mini bar restocked daily with your choice of sodas/beverages
  • Kids' club with supervised activities for ages 4-12
  • Daily activities program by the pool and beach areas
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Merengue dance classes
  • Live music by the on-site orchestra--Occidental Fun Club Band--three days per week
  • Taxes and gratuities


This hotel includes unlimited food and drinks but may not include some restaurants. Please check with the front desk for details.

Le 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.

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.

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.


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.


More than 700 yards of spectacular beachfront on the most celebrated beach in the country and hundreds of picturesque coconut palms dotting the shoreline and swaying over thatched-roof palapas are why the resort's beach is one of the best. Lounges and towel service are available.


The resort features three dazzling, lagoon-style swimming pools. One is designated as kids-only as part of the kids' club. Chaise lounges and towel service by the pool is available.



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


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

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


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


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


Wedding Services
Celebrate the love of a lifetime at Occidental Grand 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 Grand 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 Grand Punta Cana's honeymoon packages? Delightful amenity packages are available; please contact the hotel for details.


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


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 March 20-27, 2016 and every year for travel Dec 24-31.

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.

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

Occidental Grand Punta Cana is undergoing renovations on the rooms and facilities. The hotel will continue to operate normally as the work will be done building by building so there is no disruption to the clients or hotel services. Expected completion is scheduled for December 2016.

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

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