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Ocean Blue & Sand Beach Resort

Dominican Republic - Punta Cana

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1-877-321-0091
5 Nights with Air from $739 All-Inclusive
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Value
 
4.0
Service
 
3.9
Beaches & Pools
 
4.1
Dining Options
 
3.8
Room Comfort
 
3.7
3.9 out of 5
"Just got back from our trip to the Ocean Blue and Sand resort and I wish we never had to go home!! It was a great trip with amazing weather, service, relaxation, food, and fun! We're both in our mid-tw..." – KimR
529 out of 716 (74%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Pool The water was beautiful! Beach looking to the right of the resort beautiful, clean room #10120 Lovely grounds w/music on the pathways Beach Inside court yard between buildings 5 and 6 Pool view The balcony vista Island Fun Cigar Factory Beach dinner Heavenly bautiful beach Court Yard/individual restaurants Welcome decorations Silly...Candy Man View from th balcony in the room Catching some rays by the poolside! View from my room The beautiful beach! Pool 2nd One of the Pools at Ocean Blue & Sand Bedroom Sea weed every where Sunia Island Lobby Ocean Alejandro, games at the Beach The Beach at Ocean Blue & Sand View from the room Beds On The Beach My awesome lil buddy! Welcome decorations in room sunrise from balcony of room Front of the resort Breezeway part of our beach line Beach Sunrise Me and Hubby Great Pool Lounging Mi amigas! The beach in front at sunset Inside the Villa area walkway I can't wait to go back and see my friends! View from balcony Bldg 4 Deep Fried Fish By the Pool
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July 4, 2018
Not a 4 star place!

Pools were nice and food was just ok. Hard to get reservations for the sit down dinners. Beach was smelly and not cleaned of seaweed enough. Piles and piles of smelly sargassum! Water was brown...not blue... due to this horrible sea plant that is being uprooted and shedding from the ocean floor. It smells terribly! Mound and mounds of it on the beach and in the water, making swimming impossible. I know it is not the fault of the resort, but customers should be warned before booking at a resort in the Caribbean. Getting clean towels was a huge problem. Many days I had to air dry or dry off with a hand towel. They would take the dirty towels on the floor and never replace them. When I called, it took hours before we would get 2 towels. EVERY DAY I had to call the front office for towels. I just do not get that! Toilet seat falling off, sliding door off track (which caused BIG bugs to get in while I was at the pool), etc., etcl... No way this was even close to a 4 star.


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Overall Rating: 2
Value
 
2.0
Service
 
1.0
Beaches & Pools
 
2.0
Dining Options
 
3.0
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1.0
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From: Bucks County, PA
Age: 45-54

July 1, 2018
Bad Experience

The resort is not worth all the hype. The food is mediocre and the customer service is awful. Checked in on a Tuesday and complained the same day that the room did NOT have a fully functioning AC but no one came to look and our room was not changed. When down to the front desk to complain on Wednesday and still, no results. Call down again on Thursday night and finally the technician came and confirmed that the AC was NOT working. The front desk told us we could not get a new room. We would have to check out the next day at 12pm and wait until 3pm to get a new room. After a 2 hours run around we finally got a new room but our stay was pretty much over and we wasted two hours of our day fighting to get a room with a working AC. The management and staff did nothing to make up for the inconvenience. They could have cared less because they were already paid. Don’t waste your time or money on this resort. Still waiting for a call from the manager.. I’ve been checked out for over one week. I would NOT recommend this resort to anyone!


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Overall Rating: 1
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1.0
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1.0
Beaches & Pools
 
3.0
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1.0
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From: New York, NY
Age: 25-34
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

June 30, 2018
Our first all-inlcusive experience

Please keep in mind for this review that it is our first all-inclusive experience!! We arrived late on a Saturday night (10PM) and did NOT receive help with understanding where our room was located. We are fairly smart so we just searched around for a map and stumbled upon our villa. Disappointed with the beach as this was our first visit to Punta Cana. The seaweed was out of control! The staff was trying to do their best to clean it up so it would not be a nuisance. By the end of the week the seaweed was almost completely cleared up. The restaurants were decent. Smaller portions a la carte which was fine because of the buffet style La Tortuga that was always open for dinner as well. We were concerned going into this trip about the water situation and that was NEVER a problem. We requested bottle waters at the bar---a few extra a day to take back to our minibar and never had an issue. The maids were excellent and took good care of stocking our waters in the minibar as well. The room was nicely furnished and love the balcony outside. The resort was very LOUD. Which if you are into partying hard was fine. We weren't so that was a little annoying but not an issue that can't be overlooked. The pools were great to have since the beach was not so beautiful for this week with the stench and amount of seaweed on it. The only issue we had is when my husband locked himself out of our safe we had to call 3x and wait for 2 hours for someone to come and fix it. Ocean Blue is a large resort so we understand waiting a bit but nevertheless this seemed a bit long. We had booked an excursion ahead of time but after our welcome meeting with the transportation company we opted to book another excursion through the Amstar travel agents there onsite (which were amazing by the way!!) WE chose the Marinarium experience and for us it was our first time snorkeling. We had a great time---but it is basically a party scene. The resort was beautifully landscaped and well maintained! Lots of local birds!!! Overall we had a great time. The language barrier was tough but the staff we had attempted to understand us and we tried as well. Tips go a long ways there. People are very appreciative and we felt the difference when we tipped and when we didn't. So bring some extra 1's.


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Overall Rating: 4
Value
 
5.0
Service
 
4.0
Beaches & Pools
 
3.0
Dining Options
 
4.0
Room Comfort
 
5.0
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From: Philadelphia
Age: 25-34
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

June 29, 2018
It was Nice

The hotel was average nice. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The food was okay. I choose the all inclusive and it was well worth it. The beds were comfortable. The rooms were clean. I was disappointed with the beach view. For some reason they have these big cement mounds in the water. I heard it was to protect the beaches from the storms. It was ugly and an eye soar. The photo of the resort is much nicer than in real life. REMEMBER to tip: these people make $150 a month!!!


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

Room Information

Ocean Blue & Sand Beach Resort features 708 tastefully decorated Junior Suites, all with balconies and marble finish bathrooms. Special rooms are also available for disabled guests, non-smoking rooms & connecting rooms are also available. Rooms are also equipped with air conditioning, ceiling fan, Jacuzzi tub, cable TV and safety deposit box.

Room Details

Junior Suite
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Privilege Junior Suite
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

What's to Love

The Ocean Blue & Sand offers renovated Junior Suites and luxurious Privilege Suites that are major reasons to pick this one; the kids clubs and a swim-up bar, spa and golf for the folks are the icing on the cake!

 

What We'd Change

It can take a few minutes to walk from the resort to the beach. If your limbs are feelin' a bit lazy, hop on the hotel's shuttle and you'll be beach-bound in no time.

 

Why You Should Go

There's no end of things to do at the Ocean Blue & Sand; don't miss the bowling alley, cool kids clubs and the incredible service.

Available Amenities

  • Car Rental Available
  • Beach
  • Volleyball
  • Casino ($)
  • Babysitting/Child Care ($)
  • Children's Activities
  • Concierge Services
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Currency Exchange
  • Gift Shop
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kayaks
  • Kids Club
  • Nightly Entertainment
  • Playground
  • Snorkeling
  • Swim-Up Bar(s)
  • Pool Bar
  • Internet Access ($)
  • Swimming Pool(s)
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Scuba Diving ($)
  • Shuttle Service
  • Windsurfing
  • Aerobics
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • 24 Hour All-Inclusive
  • Wedding Services
  • Sauna
  • Parking
  • Archery
  • Basketball
  • Medical Services ($)
  • Water Skiing ($)
  • Nightclub/Disco
  • Game Room
  • Billiards
  • Scuba Lessons
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Non-Smoking Rooms (on request)
  • Horseback Riding ($)
  • 9 Restaurants
  • Shopping
  • Multilingual Staff
  • 10 Bars/Lounges
  • Bowling
  • Climbing Wall
  • Teen Club
  • Catamarans
  • Handicap Room Available
  • Golf Packages Available ($)
  • Sailing ($)
  • Wireless Internet Access ($)
  • Honeymoon Packages
  • Fishing ($)


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Fishing
  • Jet Ski Rentals
  • Scuba Diving
  • Water-Skiing

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.

Ocean Blue & Sand Beach Resort

Playa Arena Gorda

+809 476 2326

Hotel Description

Ocean Blue & Sand Beach Resort, Punta Cana: Get Ready to Double Down

If life feels like one long day after another, give yourself permission to check out the magnificent Ocean Blue & Sand Beach Resort. The Ocean Blue and Ocean Sand share facilities, which means twice the activities of an average resort by offering dining and amenities for every one of their guests with access to both resorts. Each resort houses half of the combined 708 five-star suites and junior suites. VIP concierge service is offered for Privilege Jr. Suites.

Located along the lush Dominican Republic's Punta Cana, this all-inclusive dreamboat offers water activities, such as snorkeling, windsurfing and scuba diving, plus unique ways to see the sights, including a cool beachfront climbing wall. Float under swaying palm trees in the quiet pool or order a margarita and join the party at the other pool's swim-up bar. When you've had enough water fun, channel your inner Robin Hood at the archery range, shoot pool like Minnesota Fats, or peddle like Lance Armstrong on a bike.

If you're feeling in need of pampering, relax at Ocean Spa, then grab an Irish Coffee at Mike's, the coffeehouse at Ocean Blue & Sand. Fully caffeinated and ready to go, cash in at the Ocean Tower Casino, or strike out with the family at the bowling alley. If bowling balls aren't your cup of tea, splurge a little and grab a tee-time at nearby White Sands Golf Course, an 18-hole course designed by Spanish golf great, Jose "Pepe" Gancedo.

Guests can have their taste buds tickled with a smattering of delicious dining options from El Bodegon's Spanish tapas, to Route 66's 1950s diner, to La Casa de Mi Abuela's traditional Dominican fare. Dine where you like, when you like, with no reservations needed. And for those who really rock around the clock, you can play the night away at the resort's Wave Disco Bar. So if you just can't stop... you don't have to at Ocean Blue & Sand Beach Resort, where it's all inclusive, all of the time.

This hotel is All-Inclusive
Features include:

  • All meals, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages
  • National and selected international drinks in bars, and premium drinks for privilege guests
  • Wine served with dinner
  • Nightly entertainment
  • All service and local taxes


DINING

This hotel includes unlimited food and drinks, but some dining restrictions may apply. Please check with the front desk for details.

El Carey y La Tortuga
Type: Buffet
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 6:30am-10:30am; Lunch - daily, noon-3pm; Dinner - daily, 6:30pm-10:30pm
Description: Main buffet restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the Ocean Blue Resort. Offers different theme nights for the dinner buffet.

Blue Moon
Type: French
Hours: Daily, 6:30pm-10:30pm
Description: Dine on French fusion cuisines.
Dress code: Resort casual. Gentlemen must wear long pants.

Margarita
Type: Mexican
Hours: Daily, 6:30pm-10:30pm
Description: Mexican a la carte, complete with colorful and festive decor.

I Mascherati di Venezia
Type: Italian
Hours: Daily, 6:30pm-10:30pm
Description: Italian a la carte.
Dress code: Resort casual. Gentlemen must wear long pants.

Route 66
Type: American
Hours: Daily, 6:30pm-10:30pm
Description: American a la carte restaurant decorated with a retro 1950s-diner theme.

El Bodegon
Type: Gourmet
Hours: Daily, 6:30pm-10:30pm
Description: Overlooking the swimming pool and the tropical gardens, El Bodegon is the Chef's table, featuring special gourmet dining, a wine cellar and a large selection of Spanish tapas.
Dress code: Resort casual. Gentlemen must wear long pants.

Villa Marina
Type: Caribbean
Hours: Open daily
Description: Open for breakfast, lunch and Caribbean grill dinner.

Mike's Coffee Shop
Type: Coffeeshop
Hours: Daily, 10am-midnight
Description: In this Caribbean-influenced coffee-and-tea shop, you can enjoy pastries, as well as a selection of freshly ground coffees.

All hours are subject to change.



BARS/NIGHTLIFE

La Cana
Lobby Bar.

Mike's Coffee
Coffee bar.

Over Time Sports Bar
Sports bar.

Luna Bar
Located by the theater.

Las Palmeras Swim-up Bar
Swim-up bar.

El Cocotal Pool Bar
Pool bar.

Caribbean Grill Bar
Located at the Caribbean Grill Restaurant.

Wave Disco Bar
Offering complimentary drinks as part of the all-inclusive package.

Buffet Bar
Located at La Tortuga main buffet restaurant

Snack Bar
Located at Arenal beach.

Ocean Tower Casino
Casino featuring live entertainment.



BEACH

The Ocean Blue & Sand Beach Resort occupies a beautiful white-sand beach and offers plenty of water activities, as well as a climbing wall.

POOLS

The resort has two large swimming pools, one with a swim-up bar and the other with a walk-up pool bar. One is designated as the "activities" pool, and the other as the "quiet" pool. Lounge chairs and towels are provided.

SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Water

  • Snorkeling
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba lesson at pool

For an additional charge:

  • Sailing catamaran
  • Banana boat
  • Turbo boat

Land

  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Tennis
  • Archery
  • Billiards
  • Table tennis
  • Rock-climbing wall
  • Fitness center
  • Bowling

Golf
The resort is near the White Sands Golf Course, an 18-hole course designed by Spanish golf great Jose "Pepe" Gancedo. Access to the golf course is not part of the all-inclusive package and requires additional charges.



INTERNET

Free Wi-Fi access is available in the lobby, but use of the computers at the Internet Center entails additional charges.

SPA SERVICES

The Ocean Spa offers massage, salon and sauna services. All spa services will require additional charges.

WEDDING/HONEYMOON

Ocean Blue and Sand Beach Resort has the perfect setting to tie the knot. Whether on the beach or in a tropical gazebo, your day will be unforgettable!

Honeymooners Receive:

  • Welcome honeymoon gift
  • 10% discount on spa services
  • Daily turn-down service
  • One candle-lit dinner for two, including one free bottle of sparkling wine
  • One free continental breakfast room service the first morning of their stay and room upgrade from Junior Suite to Privilege Junior suite (subject to availability).

Marriage certificate required at check-in. Reservations required with guest services for all services.



CHILD CARE

Ocean Blue and Sand Beach Resort's Mini Club Daisy features fun activities for children ages 4-12. Daily, 9am-6pm. The resort also offers a teen club for teens 13-17.

In-room baby-sitting is available for an additional cost.



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
Ocean Blue & Sand Beach Resort is located 35 minutes from Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) and is steps away from White Sands Golf Course.

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.

Spring Break Policy
No customer 23 years or younger are allowed unless there is at least one adult over 30 years old in the same room for bookings made beginning on or after February 1 and through the night of April 30. Student or spring breaker groups with 16 to 23 year-olds are not allowed even when accompanied by adults over 30 years old.

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.



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