Punta Cana

Occidental Punta Cana

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The all-inclusive Occidental Punta Cana sits on Bavaro Beach, the best stretch of white sand in Punta Cana. Known for lush coconut groves and the dazzling Caribbean Sea, there's no better destination in the Dominican Republic. The open areas are spacious, with two enormous, lake-sized pools featuring isles of tropical foliage. This resort is ideal for families, couples, and newlyweds seeking to combine rest and relaxation with fun and entertainment.

Dining venues are plentiful with 10 restaurants (both a la carte and buffets) offering an array of sumptuous choices and themes. You'll notice details in decor pertaining to each restaurant's ethnic inspiration. Another unique feature is an upper-esplanade of open-air kiosks with tacos and ice cream, snacks, and samplings of Brazilian meats. A large terrace with tables and chairs overlooks the entire resort.

Enjoy unlimited beverages in seven bars, and non-stop activities around the resort. Tennis, water and land aerobics, volleyball, water polo, a scuba clinic, and non-motorized watersports are available. Lounge at the three pools and swim-up bar while kids are busy at the Kids' Club (ages 4-12).

Upgrade to the Royal Club for more exclusive room accommodations and VIP services.

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Local Phone: 809-221-8787
Fax: 809-221-8790
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Number of Pools: 3
Outdoor Pools: 3     
Swim-up Bar
There are two gigantic lake-shaped swimming pools resting beneath the sway of towering palms, where guests have access to chaise lounges and towel service (chaise lounges and towel service are available at the beach, as well).
Cocotal Golf & Country Club
There is an 18 and a 9 hole course with driving range, pro-shop, rental equipment andgolf academy (tee times between 8 am and 3 pm).The 18-hole measures 7285 from the Gold, 6855 from the Blue and 6448 from the White.
Holes: 27
Green Fees: $$
Cart Fee: $$
Club Rental Fees: $$
Number of Courts: 2
Outdoor Courts: 2
Lighted Courts: 2
Court Fee: $$ for night play
Pro Onsite
Water Sports on Site
Scuba: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Complimentary
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Massage: Additional Charge
Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
This magnificent resort is in the center of Bavaro Beach, surrounded by exuberant garden areas consisting of palm trees and lush vegetation. Buildings feature the original "Flamenco" style, with balcony or terrace. The Royal club is a unique "hotel within the hotel" for guests seeking more exclusive room accomodations. Beach: Featuring an ideal location right in the center of famous "Playa Bávaro" beach, the resort is situated along unmistakable white sands, bordering the beautiful, clear turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. Guests have direct access to the beach. Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 1:00 pm
Total Rooms: 873
Year Opened: 1999 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, Diners Club, American Express
Men must wear long pants for dinner in all restaurants, reservations are required for the a la carterestaurants. The unlimited alcohol consists of Domestic drinks only. Drinks are not included in the disco. Springbreaker:must be 18yrs w/$200.p/p dep or cc
Decorated with vibrant colors, the 441 square feet Superior rooms are equipped with 2double beds or a king size bed, and you can choose a terrace or balcony from where you can enjoy the beautiful view.
2 Double Beds Rollaways Available, Rollaway Charge:
Crib Available, Crib Charge:
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Room Safe
Rooms with one king size bed, living room, Jacuzzi fan, air conditioning, balcony, alarm clock, direct dial telephone, coffee maker, cable TV, safe, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, mini bar and bathroom amenities.
1 King Bed Crib Available, Crib Charge:
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Room Safe
Rooms with two double beds or one king size bed, Jacuzzi, fan, air conditioning, balcony, alarm clock, direct dial telephone, coffee maker, cable TV, safe, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, mini bar and bathroom amenities in all rooms.
2 Double Beds Crib Available, Crib Charge:
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Room Safe
These ocean front junior suites include First Club benefits. They offer a Jacuzzi, ceiling fan, AC, balcony, alarm clock, telephone, cable TV, safe deposit box, mini bar and more. All Inclusive
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Crib Available, Crib Charge:
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Room Safe
These ocean front rooms include First Club benefits. They offer a Jacuzzi, ceiling fan, AC, balcony, alarm clock, telephone, cable TV, safe deposit box, mini bar and more. All Inclusive
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Crib Available, Crib Charge:
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Room Safe
Occidental Punta Cana features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips-FULL-El Cortijo - not included in the all-inclusive plan.
There are 10 Restaurants at Occidental Punta Cana:
D'Oriental - Asian specialities. 10:30pm. Men are required to wear long pants. Resverations are required.
The Beach Club - A barbeque restaurant serving lunch from 12-4pm. Dress Code: casual wear only; dinner - no sleeveless shirts, sandals or shorts.
El Cortijo - *Not included* Gourmet restaurant 30% discount on food-bill Dinner 7pm-10:30pm. Men are required to wear long pants. Reservations are required.
Las Reses - A steakhouse restaurant open from 7pm-10:30pm Reservations required. Dress code: casual elegant wear only; no shorts, sleeveless shirts or sandals.
Antojitos - Tacos & antojitos. Dinner 6:30pm-10:30pm. Dress code: casual wear
La Hacienda - Serving Mexican food, the first seating is 7-8:30pm, the second is from 8:30pm-10:30pm. Reservations are required. Dress code: casual elegant wear only- no shorts, sleeveless shirts or sandals.
El Lago - Fast food (Pool restaurant) Snacks - 11am-6:30pm
Le Buffet - An international buffet restaurant where dishes are prepared to order Breakfast is from 7-11a, Lunch is 1-3 and Dinner is 7-10:30pm. Dress Code: no bathing suits allowed; dinner - no sleeveless shirts, sandals or shorts.
La Fontana - Pizzeria. Dinner 6:30pm-10:30pm. Dress code: casual wear
Via Veneto - Featuring Italian cuisine, the first seating is 7pm-8:30pm, the second seating is 8:30pm-10:30pm. Reservations required. Dress code: casual elegant wear only; no shorts, sleeveless shirts or sandals.
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Merengue dance classes, contests, competitions, aqua erobics, waterpolo, volleyball, scuba diving clinic in pool, snorkeling
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Exclusive shows, dance music from the "Occidental Fun Club Band," Discotheque, Theatrical scenario with auditorium.
An assisted games and sports program for children ages 4 to 12 is available from 9am to 5 pm.
Applicable Ages: 4-12 years old

Children's Facilities
Game Room
Babysitting Fee: Contact hotel.
cribs, extra bed, and adjoining rooms (available only on request and are not guaranteed)

Apple Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
Hotel Average
What to expect
Food Quality
513 Recommend
513 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Occidental Punta Cana to their friends and family

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TripAdvisor Web Reviews
Based on 2153reviews
What to expect

Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
This was our second visit and we enjoyed it as much as the first. Excellent facilities and friendly staff.
Dec 16 2017
Our only complaint would be the very poor cuisine in the seafood restaurant . The food was cold and tasteless.
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Sep 20 2017
Air conditioning was broken all week. They offered to change my room once at midnight. I was ready for bed not to repack and move
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Great place to visit
Jun 14 2017
That's our second time at the Occidental hotel. Staff is very pleasant, food is also great, plenty of variety for every picky eater. They also have club for kids, very friendly place. Highly recommend to everyone.
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I would like a partial refund
Jun 01 2017
I upgraded to an ocean front room and it was not ocean front. It was pool front with a view of the ocean in the distance. With this upgrade, I was supposed to receive free wifi. It worked for 1/2 of the days I was there. The phone and TV stopped working half way through my stay as well and was not fixed. There is no beach service for drinks. you have to walk to the bar.
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Complaints about our stay
May 04 2017
Room was ready until after 4PM. No handicap accessibility to specialty restaurants. Our room was cleaned every day from 3:30PM to 5:30PM. Not all towels were replaced. No hot water in our room for 2 full days. Never hot water for jacuzzi on our balcony. Not all personnel were friendly or helpful. Wake up call on last morning was 35 minutes late. Lack of information provided about resort at time of check in. We had to find things ourselves. The resort itself was the prettiest we have ever stayed while in the carribbean but service was below standard. Last day we were there I saw a live roach on the buffet food in the buffet restaurant.
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Not what I expected or paid for.
Erin S.
Mar 24 2017
I would love to speak with an Apple Rep regarding the absolute nightmare of a room we were given. I was incredibly disappointed and disgusted by our room. It was filthy with wet walls, a leaking shower ceiling and exposed wiring just to begin with.
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Occidental Punta Cana
Mar 22 2017
We enjoyed the hotel very much. The pools are great and the beach is fantastic. The food is overall very good and lots of variety. Check in was slow. We had 3 people and were placed in a room with just one bed, but that was quickly resolved by the hotel staff, which was great. I would NOT recommend agreeing to meet to learn about their 'travel program' unless truly interested. Our room was simple but I liked it a lot. Grounds are very nice. We enjoyed our stay.
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Occidental Punta Cana
Mar 22 2017
I've been to this resort several times. Before this latest trip, the last time was about 8 years ago. They have made great improvements to the resort. However some things have deteriorated. The food quality isn't the best. The water pressure is fair at best. But overall for an all-inclusive it's a good value for your dollar.
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Mar 16 2017
The check in process was slow and the staff unprepared. I question why photos copies of our passports were taken.....never had that happen before on trip to Punta Cana or Mexico. The nightly entertainment shows were all very similar. While the performers are very talented, more variety should be explored. There were rarely enough bartenders at any bars to serve all the guests, unless you were waving tip money at them. There was no apparent consistency for daily games/activities to be found. It appeared you had to hope that a staff person tracked approched you to participate. Instead, a daily time schedule of events and their location would be helpful in planning the vacationer's time. on the plus side, the food and service in the various eating venues was excellent! The grounds were spotless and well kept and security was excellent. Maid service was inconsistent from day to day, but eventually was completed.
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Mar 15 2017
This hotel caters mainly to Spanish speaking people. We had the worst service at this hotel that I have ever received. One night we waited 1 1/2 hours for our entrees. We finally got up and just left.
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Mar 13 2017
Checking in took over an hour. Was suppose to have rooms next to family and did not happen. TV didnt work took a day after talking to 7 people to get done. Hotel had very limited bartenders and always had a line of 10 deep or more. No communication as to what was going on every day. Had a fight in the room next door kept us up for hours. Would have expected at least an apology for happen.
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Great Family Vacation
Marina B, Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
Mon Jan 08 06:21:22 EST 2018
We loved it! The resort is big, but planned very well, so everything is just few minutes away from the central stage, the buffet and the central pool. We traveled with 3 children and my in-laws, and every one was pleased. We spent most of our time at the central pool, with upbeat music and the bar. There are few remote pools where quiet music is playing. The resort was beautifully decorated, because we were there between Christmas and New Years. They have daily entertainment programs, which are a nice way to spend an evening with the family. We particularly loved the Michael Jackson Show. The children were very happy to spend time at the kids club, there is a huge ball pit, many toys, movies and play station. The team of the kid club -Genesis, Cerna and Esperanza - were just wonderful. The only thing we did not enjoy was lack of choice of vegetarian dishes, but otherwise the food was great (we mainly ate at the buffet).

Christmas Vacation 2017
Sun Jan 07 17:54:49 EST 2018
Overall everything was good. There were some bad, and some good. The entertainment staff were wonderful, but it was annoying to not have an updated schedule. The activity schedule we were provided upon check-in was not what the staff followed. Make your reservations for dinner ahead of time, your first day upon arrival if you can. The Steakhouse and the Seafood Restaurants were the best. The buffet for the special Christmas and New Year's Eve dinners were pretty good. The American restaurant was awful and the Italian was not that good. Oriental was just okay, but the waiter was a little confused as he mixed our dinner up with another table. The other two things that annoyed us were the lack of wash cloths. We had to ask everyday for clean wash cloths and a few times were told they didn't have any! The water pressure was low especially in the evening while getting ready for dinner. There was also cold water a few evenings. One night we didn't have any water when my husband used the bathroom in the middle of the night. Finally, the drinks were cheap and not that good. The resort was clean, staff were nice and beach was pretty nice, except the annoying vendors trying to sell you stuff. You have to sit closer to the resort because if you sit down closer to the water, they will annoy you.

About what you'd expect
1badcatt, Shelbyville, Kentucky
Sun Jan 07 09:39:37 EST 2018
We stayed in room 25208 from 12/24 through 12/31 at the 1st club level of service. This place was very middle of the road average. Nothing was terrible, but nothing was particularly great either. Check in involved standing in line for 20 minutes while various people showed up behind the desk, then left again without helping any of the people waiting in line. The check out process was identical. Our room had a nice view of the pool, palm trees and the ocean. As we were 1st club members, we had access to a beach bar. There was however, no beach drink service. It would be very nice if there existed a bathroom fairly close to the beach. The closest we could find was about 1/4 mile away. We generally ate at the various buffets located throughout the resort. One hilarious thing that happened was when we asked for mimosas at breakfast. We did get them, but it involved the wait staff manager and 3 other personnel. We also ate at the steak place and the Mexican place. Both better than satisfactory, with good wait service. The swim up pool bar was nice, however, when I ordered two shots of tequila and a daiquiri, we found that we were served 2 shots of margarita mix and a daiquiri with no alcohol. This after I had tipped the bartender $3.00. Room cleaning/service was missed entirely for 2 days out of our 7 day stay. This was a very curious occurrence as we observed multiple service carts and supervisors with clipboards on our floor every morning. All of these all inclusive places seem to find it an insurmountable challenge to put beer in the mini fridge on a daily basis, even if notes and tips are left requesting this service. The beer did show up after a call was placed to the 1st club concierge. We were approached on several occasions by time share salespeople, who we were easily dissuaded with a polite no thank you. As 1st club level guests, we were given free Wi-Fi access, although the same code had to be reentered multiple times per day in order to maintain the service. This phenomenon seems to occur at every resort at which we have ever stayed. One thing to note is that, if you take the time to generate a mybarcelo.com membership, for free, it is our belief that you will also get free Wi-Fi access as a privilege of being a mybarcelo member. Worth trying anyway. After all is said and done, we did spend every days stretched out on beach chairs in sunny 81 deg F weather, with plenty to eat and drink, surrounded by a diverse population from around the world, and the intrinsic value of those experiences cannot be easily calculated. As seasoned travelers, we believe that these same experiences would be just as easily be found elsewhere.

Sun Jan 07 04:24:50 EST 2018
Hello, once again great experience ; thanks to the 1st Club team However food quality slightly decreased since our last trips in 2013 & 2015 one thing to be careful about : restaurant staff openly looking for tips... looks like they're struggling Regards Vassil ManoĂŻlov

New Years Vacation
Christy L,
Sat Jan 06 14:30:36 EST 2018
We just returned from spending a week at Occidental Punta Cana and overall really enjoyed our stay. What we liked about the resort: - size and layout- could walk anywhere in 5 minutes or less - beautiful beach - large beautiful pools and lots of chairs- never an issue finding a good spot - nice newly renovated room The so-so: - The food was just ok, a good selection of buffets and a la cartes, but the food was nothing special - The shows at night are very loud and could easily be heard in our room (building #23) until 11:00pm and later. Wasn't a huge deal to us but something to be aware of when requesting what building you stay in. - Had no running water in our room multiple times and when we did have water there was very little pressure. Overall, we found it to be a standard 4 star resort and were happy with our stay.

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