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Occidental Caribe - All-Inclusive

Dominican Republic - Punta Cana

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1-800-880-2177
3 Nights with Air from $559 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

Customer Rating 448 Reviews
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3.7
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3.3
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4.4
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3.3
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3.3
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
345 out of 533 (65%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
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3.7
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3.3
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4.4
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3.3
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3.3
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
345 out of 533 (65%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Dinner at the beach Poolside Beach view Sunrise on one of our mornings Yep, the cockroach! Paradise ! Sunrise at the beach view from my room French Rest Beach - VERY close to the hotel Pool 1 Night view Amazing sunset Bedroom The wonderful beach Soft sand beach Told you it was like a postcard Balcony View! Punta Cana April 2013 View from our balcony view from room 2209 beach...just beautiful !!! Very comfy rooms This was our favorite place to hang out for breakfast and lunch. Dinner at the beach Ire from our room Love my Dominican roots Beach & Grounds View from our room
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May 29, 2018
Not as expected

The pools and beach were beautiful. However, Was very disappointed in the cleanliness/comfort of the hotel room. Sheets had stains, bed was hard as a rock, shower looked like it was NEVER cleaned, and the toilet leaked when you sat on it. Hotel staff was not very friendly or helpful. You also need a reservation for all restaurants but two, and weren’t aloud to book a reservation a day in advance so it was difficult to try all of the restaurants. Punta Cana is a beautiful beach, but would definitely recommend a diffferent resort.


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Overall Rating: 2
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2.0
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From: Baltimore, MD
Age: 19-24
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

May 23, 2018
FOOD

i WOLD HAVE TO SAY THE FOOD WAS AVERAGE. THE TOYKYO WAS TOO SALTED AND THEY DID NOT HAVE BEEF ON THE MENUE, THE BUFFET WAS SO SO A LITTLE BLAND BUT OK. THE PIZZARIA STAY AWAY IN LESS YOU LIKE CARDBOARD, THEY DID NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT WE WOULD LIKE ON A PIZZA OTHER WHAT THEY OFFER, TRIED TO GET SOME MEATS AND VEGS. THE SEAFOOD WAS VERY GOOD BELOW.


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Overall Rating: 4
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4.0
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4.0
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5.0
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3.0
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From: ATLANTA, GA
Age: Over 65
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

May 15, 2018
Excellent Resort!

My friend and I just spent a week at the Occidental Caribe in Punta Cana and had an excellent stay. Cheap Caribbean was very easy to work with, and it was nice to have a shuttle waiting to take us to and from the resort. Additionally, there was an on site rep for Amstar that was very helpful and honest in arranging excursions, so this is definitely something you can wait to do once you have arrived. We enjoyed everything we ate while there. The buffet had a TON of options, and we had really great meals at the Italian, Dominican, Japanese, and Mexican restaurants. The Japanese restaurant, Tokyo, was our favorite due to the lively atmosphere and excellent hibachi. The rooms are comfortable, but aren't huge, however you won't be spending much time there anyways. There are two pools to choose from depending on what you're looking to do. The pool with the swim-up bar has a much more lively group of people as music is played there and in the afternoon they have different activities. The only downside to this pool we found was that the water is pretty deep. My friend is only 5'0 feet tall, and really struggled to even touch the bottom on her tippy toes. The other pool is much more laid back, but you do have to get out of the pool to get a drink. The beach is beautiful and there are plenty of chairs in the sun and shade during the month of May. Before we left, the forecast called for rain all week, and that was not the case at all! It rained a little one afternoon and overnight, but otherwise it was clear and sunny. The service was great-such a friendly staff all over the resort. Make sure to go to the theater to see the shows a few times-they are incredible and very entertaining. A couple of notes we would have for future guests: 1. Don't worry about exchanging your US dollars. They accept US money everywhere (tips, excursions, stores, bars) 2. Make sure to leave extra time to check out because it takes longer than it does in the US 3. You have to pay for Wifi. It currently is around $12 a day or $49 for the week. 4. Dinner reservations can be made starting at 7 am. The French restaurant seemed to be the hardest to get a reservation for. 5. Go to Coco Bongo! You won't regret it! 6. Pack lots of sunscreen! The sun is intense and the sunscreen is expensive at the resort 7. Cheap Caribbean allows you to pay in two installments and/or split the costs between multiple credit cards (if you're splitting the cost with another person, for example). We found this to be a great option for us so we could each pay for our portion and not have one of us footing the entire cost upfront. Overall, we had such a great vacation and would definitely stay here again! Punta Cana is beautiful and so much fun!

Excellent Resort! Excellent Resort!
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From: Madison, WI
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

May 14, 2018
Best vacation ever

I had a great time! The hotel was amazing. Food, drinks, pool and beach were great! We had always something to do. There was a club to go out at night, what we loved! We had so much fun. I really recommend the place :)

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From: Westport, CT
Age: 19-24

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
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Superior Room
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Superior Room Ocean Front
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Suite Premium Level
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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 ($)
  • Swimming Pool(s)
  • Scuba Diving ($)
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Aerobics
  • Soccer
  • Medical Services ($)
  • 7 Restaurants
  • 8 Bars/Lounges
  • Bocce Ball
  • Nightclub
  • Shopping
  • Snack Bar
  • Theater
  • Climbing Wall
  • Snorkeling ($)
  • 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.

La Hacienda
Type: International
Hours: Lunch- daily, noon-3pm; Dinner- daily, 7pm-10pm;
Description:
La Hacienda 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.

Via Veneto
Type: Italian
Hours: Daily, 6pm-10pm
Description: Via Veneto 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.

Marenostrum
Type: International
Hours: Daily, 6pm-10pm
Description: Marenostrum 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 Palmera bar or the disco. The sports bar (adults-only) or the Theatre Taino Bar. 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.

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

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

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

Palmera Bar
Daily, 10am-6pm.

Striker Sports Bar
Adults only. Daily, 4pm-4am.

Theatre Taino Bar
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.

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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