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Occidental Caribe - All-Inclusive

Dominican Republic - Punta Cana

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5 Nights with Air from $689 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 436 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
336 out of 519 (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
336 out of 519 (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! Amazing sunset Punta Cana April 2013 The wonderful beach View from our room Love my Dominican roots Sunrise on one of our mornings Beach view Balcony View! Night view View from our balcony Beach - VERY close to the hotel Told you it was like a postcard Ire from our room Soft sand beach Poolside Dinner at the beach beach...just beautiful !!! Beach & Grounds French Rest Pool 1
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November 3, 2017
Enjoyable vacation

I just spent a week at the Occidental Caribe in Punta Cana. It is a lovely resort but unfortunately it was under construction during my stay so the main pool was closed and the pool that was open was definitely in need of a makeover. I was disappointed in the 7 am construction noise. Also, my block of rooms were fumigated and we were not given a time so we had a knock on the door wake up call telling us we had to get out. This was not professional. The highlight of my trip was a bartender that worked at the bar by the guest services office. His name is Heriberto Vasquez and he made the best drinks and was always making sure I was ok. It was lovely talking to him every night and I looked forward to his company. He is what great customer service is all about!

Night view Amazing sunset
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From: Pennsylvania
Age: 35-44
Travel: 7+ trips/year

November 1, 2017
Poor experience

Just got back from vacation and highly disappointed! Woke up everyday for the past six days with maintenance men painting and on balconies working on the hotel issues. I called several weeks in advance and was told the hotel only had one pool issues that was being addressed by the end of the month. I paid a lot of money for a hotel that was being worked on as people tried to relax and enjoy. Power went out on two occasions leaving people in the dark for a few mins. The food was being shifted around from restaurants to buffet and when asked about making reservations as needed I would be told that the restaurant was full when in fact they only opened up one restaurant and buffet daily instead of 5 like they advertise. Food is never covered and the flies and ants eat first. Nasty experience. Hotel not worth the money.


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

October 31, 2017
Great Deal!!!

I loved how big the resort was. The swim up pool bar was awesome. Bartenders were great. They kept the drinks on a continuous flow. The dining options were phenomenal. I liked that the bar facing the ocean was open until 5:00am for snacks and other food items. Entrainment was fun. I enjoyed the Michael Jackson thriller show along with other songs. There was a pool foam party that last about four hours with non stop foam periodically. So much fun. We did a catamaran excursion and a boating excursion where you swim with sharks and sting rays for $50. Prices may vary depending. I would recommend this all inclusive resort to other friends. Five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


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Overall Rating: 5
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From: Pennsylvania
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

September 5, 2017
Fabulous time!

My sister and I visited this resort on our latest sister vacay. Every single staff person from reception to excursions to food service to bar service to activities was nothing short of very friendly. We had a wonderful time. The food was amazing. There was no pressure to buy anything or to go on excursions. The resort staff kept everything clean and we had no issues the entire time. Tons of fun on excursions off the resort as well as activities on the resort!


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From: Pennsylvania
Age: 45-54
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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Double Ocean View (available beginning Dec 21, 2017)
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Superior Room
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Superior Room Ocean Front
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Suite Premium Level (available beginning Dec 21, 2017)
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Presidential Suite Premium Level (available beginning Dec...
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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.

Resort Update
In their continuous effort to improve and innovate their services, Occidental Caribe has advised that they will be renovating the area around one of their pools. Due to these renovations, it will be necessary to close that area beginning November 12, 2017 and lasting until approximately mid December 2017 so improvements can be carried out. Guests will not be affected by this renovation project because they will still be able to enjoy their large lake shape pool. All pool activities will remain as normally scheduled.



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