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 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
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
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
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 ROYAL LEVEL
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
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
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:
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.
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
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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TripAdvisor Web Reviews
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Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
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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Complaints about our stay
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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Beautiful beach, the staff hardly speak English...
PIOTR P.
Mar 09 2017
We spend 8 nights at the hotel, the staff was very friendly, but had a problem communicating in English. Newly renovated room was made in really poor way, the poor craftsmanship even when the materials were good quality. The food at the main buffet was tasteless, even if there was a big variety, had to survive on waffles, pancakes and some pizza...The food in Ala cartel restaurant that we used , there are 5, was awaful, especially at the stakehouse,Chinese restaurant was the best! Service and high quality food! There is a pizza place open 10 pm to 6 am. He should get a promotion! The nicest and really friendly, the best pizza in the world, what was really missing that we hoped for was lack of seafood ,that you would expect in the Caribbean resort!
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
1st trip to punta cana
plsmith8240, Crown Point, Indiana
Wed Oct 18 07:32:43 EDT 2017
The resort and entertainment were beautiful. My biggest complaints were as follows: the quality of alcohol and the lack of bartending knowledge. Every bartender made the same drink different from the other. Premium alcohol was only available if you purchased the higher end rooms which was a let down. The bathrooms had no washcloths and the pool towels were located out of the way of the main pool by high end rooms and the woman that were giving them out were rude.

It Is Okay
Ali D,
Mon Oct 16 15:09:43 EDT 2017
- Friendly staff, they really wanna help but not all of them speak English. - The renovated rooms are nice and modern! - Location is good, close to the airport. Watch out for the guy with bikes that wanna give you ride. The are super sketchy. - Great place to relax and enjoy the beach. It is an average hotel do not expect too much. - The drinks are extremely sugary. The Mexican and italian restraunts are the best.

Occidental October 2017
Karim J, London, United Kingdom
Mon Oct 16 14:19:59 EDT 2017
Overall we wont be visiting again. The staff were friendly for the most part, rooms are fine and clean. But the personal service and getting things done that guests request, has a long way to go. Check your food is cooked through properly, and see advice with regards to drinking water and ice. For us it was an average hotel stay, do not expect more than tihis.

our trips to occidental punta cana
Ray D, Dalton
Mon Oct 16 13:34:18 EDT 2017
we have been there 10 times and will be back this month. we are royal club which is our own area very close to the beach. we have a private restaurant, private bar on a private section of beach.the service is great along with the food .the people working there are very polite, caring people, why we keep going back, and most speak 2 or 3 languages.

Amazing vacation
Gg61,
Mon Oct 16 08:17:50 EDT 2017
We travelled in a group of 11 people for a wedding anniversary celebration. The food in the a la carte restaurants was good, nice selection and service. The buffet lacks variety, they have the same stuff every day and the place needs to be updated. Lots of water damage. Waiters are hard to find for coffee refills, but they try their best. The a la carte restaurants have a hard time accommodating large groups. Each night we had to have the same discussion about seating all of us together, the fix was quite simple, move tables together to accommodate large groups, the restaurants were far from running at full capacity. It seemed like such a difficult concept for them to accept…they would always try to sit us at 2 tables…absolutely ridiculous! The pools and the beach are beautiful. We were in room 24114, the rooms need a upgrade, although it was clean and comfortable. Our friends took the premium alcohol package, absolutely not worth it. Only 2 bars on the beach can accommodate the premium plan and they close at 6 pm. The lobby bar should offer the same service, but they don`t sadly. The shows at night were entertaining, we enjoyed the shows. The M.C. spoke much too fast and was hard to understand. The big negative is similar to what we experienced in Puerto Plata, during the low season they allow the locals to come in on weekends. It becomes a Zoo, pushing and screaming in the restaurants and at the pools. They have absolutely no respect for anyone, tourists or people working at the hotels.



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