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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HOTEL LOCATION
Address:
PUNTA CANA


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Local Phone: 809-221-8787
Fax: 809-221-8790
HOTEL FACILITIES
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Concierge
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Pools
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).
Golf: NEARBY
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: $$
Tennis
Number of Courts: 2
Outdoor Courts: 2
Lighted Courts: 2
Court Fee: $$ 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
HOTEL DETAILS
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 Bvaro" 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: 3:00pm
Check-out: 1:00pm
Total Rooms: 873
Year Opened: 1999 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, Diners Club, American Express
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
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
ROOM TYPES
SUITE ROYAL LEVEL
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
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Telephone
Room Safe
Satellite
SUPERIOR DELUXE
64 renovated rooms with 2 Double Beds or 1 King Size Bed, with ceiling fan, air conditioning, balcony, alarm clock, direct telephone line, coffee machine, cable TV, safe deposit box, hair dryer, iron & iron board, mini bar in all the rooms.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
SUPERIOR ROYAL LEVEL
Rooms with one king 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. Accommodation for 2 adults max.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Telephone
Room Safe
Satellite
JUNIOR SUITE OCEAN FRONT
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
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Telephone
Room Safe
Satellite
SUPERIOR OCEANFRONT
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
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Telephone
Room Safe
Satellite
SUPERIOR ROOM
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
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Telephone
Room Safe
Satellite
DINING
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:
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.
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.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
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.
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
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
PlayGround
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
Comfort
Cleanliness
Service
513 Recommend
513 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Occidental Punta Cana to their friends and family



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Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
This was our second visit and we enjoyed it as much as the first. Excellent facilities and friendly staff.
PAUL L.
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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APRIL S.
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
MARCIN C.
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
ELLEN C.
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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BARBARA A.
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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EDWARD R.
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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THERESA H.
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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DAVID S.
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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AMANDA B.
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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CHRISTINE S.
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
Occidental
chad828, Granite Falls, North Carolina
Wed Jun 20 17:55:22 EDT 2018
Had a wonderful time at the resort even with the language barrier in some instances. We loved the location on the beach as my family likes to just enjoy the surroundings of the resort when we do all inclusives. It's our time to slow down and have time together!! We wanted to upgrade to the Royal club room when we got there but we were told no rooms were available. However, we were told that since no Royal club room was available they would put us in the best regular room they had and allow us to upgrade to the Royal Club amenities, which we did. The experience in the Royal Club was AWESOME!! One piece of advice, TIP!!! We were always given great treatment as the staff works 15-18hrs/day. Carmen at the Royal Club Beach Bar was awesome and a very great person!! She really loves her job and you can see it!! Nordy Reynoso at the lobby bar was awesome as well. He made sure that everytime he saw me and my wife that we had the drinks that we liked!! We would definitely return but would love to actually stay in the Royal Club room!!!

family vacation
Deborah S,
Tue Jun 19 08:36:20 EDT 2018
Beautiful oceanfront property. highly suggest upgrade to Royal Level, you will have a nicer oceanfront room with its own hot tub. private beach area with chairs and covered areas. premium alcohol, nicer dining at specialty restaurants.

Anniversary & Birthday Trip
terry656, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Mon Jun 18 18:40:47 EDT 2018
My CheapCaribbean Agent, Jeff G. suggested my husband & I go to the Occidental Punta Cana because it was a great value for a beautiful renovated resort. He promised we wouldn't be disappointed. I always book our trips through him and he's never been wrong. So even though we prefer adults only resorts, we took a chance and were glad we did, We loved our stay here. We were in the Royal Level, Room 21205, which was the perfect location and had great views. We used the balcony & jacuzzi a lot. The room was always clean and the air conditioning worked extremely well. The pools were amazing and even though there were children, we had access to a large round cool water jacuzzi pool which was closest to our room and had no children. There was never a problem getting chairs at the pools or the beach, which was great; and there was always a bar close by. The food and drinks were good and the entire staff's service was excellent. Our concierges were Jose and Diana, who couldn't be nicer or more helpful. They are amazing people who always made sure to ask if we had everything we needed. The gave us hugs goodbye the day we were leaving and we just want them to know we appreciated them and miss them. In addition to everything else, we got lucky and had the most beautiful week of weather possible. Definitely would recommend this resort. If I had to say something negative, sometimes the entertainment people were a little too loud to the point that it got annoying, but I assume some guests might enjoy that, but not for us. And the bed pillows could have been better. But those things are so insignificant in comparison to all the great things about the resort.

Royal is the way to go!
Cheri M, Landenberg
Mon Jun 18 17:21:51 EDT 2018
We are OVC Royal Club Members and mostly enjoyed our stay this June! I want to point out all of the great, good, and not so good. 1. Beach is wonderful and there was plenty of space under the cabanas each day arriving between 10:30am-11:30am. 2. Beach bar was very good providing top shelf liquor. It would be nice if the hours were extended to Midnight. 3. Royal Club Restaurant was also very good. 4. Lobby bar service was awful! If you want to drink in the lobby, you have to go to the bar which is very crowded. We should have stayed in Royal. 5. More wait staff should be assigned to the show to provide drinks. In past years this was the case. This year, we had to constantly provide tips in order to get drinks and the bartender was honestly rude most nights. However, the shows we saw were excellent! 6. Having an internet code for 1 device per person can be difficult to manage especially if you have some work to do. I think for Royal, you should get at least 2 per person. 7. The bed was very uncomfortable. It was probably very old as it just sagged in the middle completely. 8. The Royal Club Pool was very nice and mostly empty when we were there. 9. Beach Club service was very good for lunch. 10. Stop the madness of trying to sell to Royal Club members. It is completely unfair to interrupt our vacation wasting time tracking us down. We won't talk to you again! I refuse to spend another minute in that sales room!! It's harassment!! 11. My daughter and I were bitten terribly by what we think were sand fleas. Our legs, ankles, and feet was bitten and it was extremely itchy. 12. The maids did a very nice job each day! 13. Lastly, we all got some type of gastro illness. My daughter spent 1 full night throwing up and in the bathroom, followed by my husband for 1 full day and me for 1/2 day. We are still feeling the effects but we are unsure of what caused this. Is the water truly filtered well? I will always ask for bottled only from now on because I don't trust what they pour from their filtered supply. Though there are negative points in this review, we did mostly enjoy ourselves which is why I gave this a 4 star rating. However, I hope I am pointing out some things that Occidental can work on to improve in the future.

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Official K,
Mon Jun 18 11:37:57 EDT 2018
Great experience! Great shows, very nice staff. Especially La barbie Very helpful and nice. The beach was cery calm and relaxing. Food was best of any resort i’ve ever been to.eloine, alejandro, diva, andry



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