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Occidental Caribe - All-Inclusive

Dominican Republic - Punta Cana

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1-800-880-2177
4 Nights with Air from $679 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 478 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
363 out of 566 (64%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
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3.3
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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
363 out of 566 (64%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Dinner at the beach Sunset on the beach Poolside Pool or beach are excellent chioices 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 Jazz Sax after dinner Balcony View! Punta Cana April 2013 Santa arriving by speedboat! View from our balcony view from room 2209 View from balcony, ocean front room 3412 beach...just beautiful !!! Very comfy rooms Beautiful scenery! 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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January 17, 2019
Never again

I would never recommend this resort. The employees were soooo rude. It was like they thought they were doing me a favor being there. Never had towels in the room one time I had called 5 times. Refrigerator was never stocked. Could never get reservations at the restaurants. They buffet was disgusting. Like another quest I met there said, "I didn't pay so much money to eat dog food".


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Overall Rating: 2
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From: Fall River, MA
Age: 45-54
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

January 9, 2019
Just an average all-inclusive

Beautiful scenery and friendly staff, but property not well-managed. Maybe it was the holiday week (hotel was at full capacity), but they ran out of beach/pool towels everyday (be sure to bring a few from home) and it was nearly impossible to get reservations at the sit-down restaurants. The reservation process was ridiculous — could only reserve 2 restaurants for the week at a time and you had to be at guest services at 7:30 am to wait in long line. Even then, most restaurants were already full. We had to resort to the open buffet for many meals, which was the same menu each day. Food was just so-so. Few staff actually understood English, despite being marketed as such, which created frustrations and confusion. Also note — you must ASK for alcohol on your frozen drinks, as they automatically serve them without alcohol (we were told because of all the kids at the resort) — took us five days to figure this out. It’s also a loud, party-like atmosphere during the day — DJ, dance parties, bikini contests (yes, really!). If you are looking to relax during the day, I’d look elsewhere. And the waves and seaweed were pretty rough making ocean swimming difficult — although this was no fault of the resort. Just be aware. Overall, it wasn’t a bad trip — as there’s never a bad trip up the beach — just not as nice as we expected from an all-inclusive. Santa arriving by speedboat was a fun surprise!

Santa arriving by speedboat! Beautiful scenery!
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Overall Rating: 3
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From: Kansas City, MO
Age: 45-54
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

January 6, 2019
All Inclusive Gem

First time for an all inclusive vacation and weren’t disappointed! Lobby entertainment was the best, food and drinks were fantastic! Totally surprised you could drink the water! Big dispensers on counters to fill your water bottle. Great decision to buy AMSTAR transfers. As soon as you can make ALL restaurant reservations you want (8am-3pm @ Guest Servicios. Only negative was having to get up by 9 to get towels to reserve pool chairs but you could leave, go to breakfast or back to sleep with no worries that someone would put them aside and take your chairs. Few Americans mostly Russians, Brasileños, and Canadians. A nice mix of families, singles, couples and groups! Occidental staff were friendly and super helpful.

Pool or beach are excellent chioices Jazz Sax after dinner
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Overall Rating: 4
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From: Chicago Il
Age: 55-64

January 5, 2019
Had a Great Time

Our experience was positive overall. The all inclusive booking was easy. When I had to change rooms I called up Cheap Caribbean and they were able to change immediately. After we arrived at the resort the check in process was easy. They offered to upgrade rooms to suites but we rejected the offer as we opted for connected rooms that are ocean front. The rooms were really great. The view was fantastic. We hadn't used their wi-fi so I can't comment on it. If Caribe can improve on one thing I would recommend to focus on improving lunch options to accommodate vegetarian. The menu is almost entirely focused on meat and sea foods and for those who are strict vegetarian they have no good choices. The formal dinner options were good. The bars were great and they were happily serving any drink we asked for. Sargassum (seaweed that washes up the shore) was an issue on the last day of our trip. That spoiled the look of otherwise one of the best white sand beaches that we have been to. Luckily there was no such weed on the other days. We had lots of fun and would recommend Cheap Caribbean and Occidental Caribe to anyone planning a trip to Punta Cana.


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From: IL
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
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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.

Rincon Criollo
Type: Dominican
Hours: Daily, 6pm-10pm
Description: Rincon Criollo 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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