Punta Cana

Ocean Blue and Sand


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2019 Exceptional Value
Family: Families of five may share a Junior Suite with existing bedding (two adults and three kids 12 & under).

Nestled along sand white beaches, Ocean Blue and Sand offers unparalleled beauty and all-inclusive luxury. This all-suites resort offers 24-hour all-inclusive service, a private Jacuzzi in all rooms, a gorgeous beach, free WiFi, the finest selection of themed restaurants, and a sports bar. Combined with meticulous service and unprecedented value, Ocean Blue and Sand will live up to all your vacation dreams.

Recent renovations of this exquisite Caribbean beachside resort have made Ocean Blue more popular than ever, with guest rooms and public areas featuring a modern style, as well as all the comforts and amenities that even the most discerning travelers expect.

Unique dining choices include Route 66, an all-American diner, with life-size figures of icons such as Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley; La Casa de mi Abuela, which serves delicious Dominican homemade dishes, and I Mascherati di Venezia, which transports you to the famous Venetian carnival.

Those looking for an upgraded stay can stay in the Ocean Blue Privilege Club. Exclusive amenities include room service (7am-11pm), concierge service, VIP identification, a privileged beach section with wait service and chaise lounges, a privilege lounge with drinks and hors d'oeuvres, Free internet access, and more!

Learn more about Punta Cana.
HOTEL LOCATION
Located 35 minutes from the Punta Cana airport, a few steps from the White Sands Golf Course.
Address: PLAYA ARENA GORDA, BAVARO
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Local Phone: 809-476-2326
Toll Free Phone: 1-888-403-2603
Fax: 809-947-0885
HOTEL FACILITIES
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Car Rental
Concierge
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Parking
Casino Nearby (On-site)
Pools
Number of Pools: 2
Outdoor Pools: 2     
Swim-up Bar
Two swimming pool and two jacuzzis.
Golf: NEARBY
Several courses within 5-10 minutes from resort
Holes: 18
Tennis
Number of Courts: 2
Outdoor Courts: 2
Pro Onsite
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Sunfish Sailing: Additional Charge
Scuba: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Complimentary
Hobie Cats: Additional Charge
Paddle Boats: Additional Charge
Motorboats: Additional Charge
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Other Sports Available
Bicycles: Complimentary
Other Sports: Beach Volleyball, Basket Ball, Archery
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Jacuzzi: Additional Charge
Massage: Additional Charge
Nautilus Equipment: Additional Charge
Sauna: Additional Charge
Spa: Additional Charge
Steam Room: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
Ocean Blue and Sand is set on the most beautiful beach with vibrant turquoise sea and gentle breezes rustling through soaring coconut trees. This Resort contains all the essential elements for a delightful vacation. This beachfront property is located within the White Sand Golf Course area and surrounded by a palm trees and tropical forest. Recent enhancements include an updated piano bar, rooms, restaurants, privilege concierge area, and wedding gazebo. Beach: White sands surrounded by palm trees Check-in: 3:00pm
Check-out: 1:00pm
Total Rooms: 708
Year Opened: 2005 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
No animals allowed. Spring Breakers: No customers 23 years or younger are allowed unless there is at least 1 adult over 30 years old in the same room. Groups 16 to 23 are not allowed even when accompanied by adults over 30 years old.
ROOM TYPES
HONEYMOON PRIVILEGE JR SUITE
Exclusive rooms reserved for couples, with a modern touch perfectly place facing 2 pools. This room boasts a private Jacuzzi on the outside balcony. All clients that book the Honeymoon Junior Suite can enjoy Privilege services with no additional cost.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
JUNIOR SUITE
Spacious guestroom includes one king bed or two queen beds, a living area with a sofa bed, and a private balcony. Room also features a comfortable bathroom, a minibar, and more.
1 King Bed or 2 Queen Beds Crib Available, Crib Charge:
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Jacuzzi
Minibar
Refrigerator
Sofa
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
PRIVILEGE JR SUITE GARDEN/POOL
Spacious Junior Suite includes one king bed or two queen beds, a private terrace with garden and pool views, a Jacuzzi, and a living area with a sofa bed. Privilege Club features upgraded VIP deluxe amenities, a welcome gift, and much more.
1 King Bed or 2 Queen Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
JUNIOR SUITE GARDEN/POOL VIEW
Spacious guestroom includes one king bed or two queen beds, a living area with a sofa bed, and a private balcony with garden and pool views. Room also features a minibar, fully equipped bathroom, and more.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
HONEYMOON SUITE PRIVILEGE CLUB
Located aside the beach, these suites are two levels and include one king bed, a Jacuzzi, a balcony with ocean views, and access to a private outdoor shower. Privilege Club features VIP deluxe amenities, upgraded minibar, and more.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Jacuzzi
Minibar
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
HONEYMOON PRIVILEGE STE OCN VW
Exclusive rooms next to the beach. Boasts 2 spaces separated in 2 levels. Modernly and stylish decorated with a Jacuzzi & access to a private outdoor shower. Guests will receive Privilege services with no additional cost. Partial ocean view.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Jacuzzi
Minibar
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
JUNIOR SUITE PRIVILEGE CLUB
Spacious Junior Suite includes one king bed or two queen beds, a private terrace with a Jacuzzi, and a living area with a sofa bed. Privilege Club features an upgraded minibar, a welcome gift, VIP deluxe amenities, and much more.
1 King Bed or 2 Queen Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Jacuzzi
Minibar
Refrigerator
Sofa
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
DINING
Ocean Blue and Sand features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips-Surcharge applies @ El Bodegon
There are 9 Restaurants at Ocean Blue and Sand:
I Mascherati - Italian specialties. A/C
Margarita - Mexican delights. A/C
Villa Marina - Caribbean grill. Located on the beach.
Arenal Beach Restaurant - Buffet restaurant open for lunch and snacks.
Route 66 - All American diner, surrounds you with life size figures of icons such as Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley, AC, resv required.
Mike's Coffee Shop -
Blue Moon - International cuisine for guests ages 14+.
La Tortuga - Main buffet restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
El Bodegon - There are no charges to eat there except for some types of meats and seafood that aren't included, these are specified in the menu.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Daily Activities: bowling ally (1 hour per room, per stay), climbing wall, archery, volleyball, billards and much more! Guests can have their lobster dinner at any of the theme restaurants on an additional amount per person.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Evening Activities: Nightly shows and entertainment, teen's club and casino
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
Teens Club includes Nintendo Wii Stations, non-alcoholic beverages bar, disco from 11pm to 1am, plasma TV's, and great music
Applicable Ages: 4 to 12 years old

Children's Facilities
PlayGround
Children's Pool
Babysitting Fee: $
Advance Notice for Babysitting: Yes

Apple Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
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What to expect
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Cleanliness
Service
6645 Recommend
6645 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Ocean Blue and Sand to their friends and family



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Priced low which was nice, but you get what you pay for.
KYLE W.
Feb 03 2019
Food quality was really poor at the restaurants except for the Italian which was decent but certainly not high end. Route 66 and the Mexican restaurant (Marghartia) were really, really bad. Red wine in restaurants was decent, but no one would ever offer it, we always had to ask. It was like they didn't want you to have it unless you asked. The main buffet was decent. Consistency across the resort is very bad. We were told different things like which restaurants require reservations, mixed drinks were very inconsistent (one guy wouldn't mix it at all, I'm not exaggerating, some would mix with 1 dip of the spoon, and others mixed it really good). Beach was horrible, washed out and had a 3-4' cliff with large erosion control things in the water. We were constantly hounded at the hotel especially when we first got there. Same guy wanted us to watch their video which we declined. Lots of solicitors walk the pool multiple times per day, gets old being asked over and over if you want to parasail. No waiters/waitresses for pool side service so we always had to go back up to the bar to get a drink - this wasn't the worse thing in the world since we had our bubba cups. Our room didn't have the do not disturb sign which was bad when we wanted/needed to sleep in. The resort has 2 billboards with their weekly schedule, both billboards were outdated and 1 said "Thursday" the entire week we were there. Their daily printout of events was nice but they only put this under our door 3 times out of 7 nights we were there. They push their H10 thing and from everyone we talked to it wasn't worth it. Hotel room cleaning was also inconsistent (which is the common theme of this resort) - sometimes we got wash clothes, sometimes we didn't. Sometimes we go a bath mat (well once), and never again. They said the in room fridge would be restocked but it never was (not even once, we didn't drink a lot from there, but we did drink the 7-up). For the most part most of the staff was friendly and the pool was very nice and large. The location of our room (bldg 8, 3rd floor) was a good location - centrally location, close to the pool, and not a long walk to the restaurants located next the main lobby. As far as flying goes with Frontier, I hope to never have to fly with them again. 2 hour delay on the way out and 1 hour delay on the way back and for NO good reasons! And they don't even supply free drinks and snacks. Their staff was rude too.
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FRANCINE D.
Feb 02 2019
Service poor not enough staff. We had to get are own drinks which were watered down and in small plastic cups. At one point was served a drink in a paper cup!! Not enough food at buffet and served cold. Never enough towels or no towels. Loud sounds every morning outside room and A/C not working right and too loud. No one directed us where to check in when we arrived at hotel. Staff at check in not friendly.
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Winter getaway
MARY L.
Jan 27 2019
Beach sand was lovely, though the wave break barriers were ugly. H10 people not appreciated. Misleading information from concierge who said we need to see him before breakfast to get our free gift, so ended up in a two hour sales presentation, and to,d them we were not interested as we already have another vacation club ownership..ended up getting one cap, one T-shirt and one beach bag for both of us wasting our time, so not happy about that. The entertainment staff had so much energy, and quite the sexy dance moves. Needed much better posting of activities for the day, as both bulletin boards were not updated. Also, for those who do not like beach and pools, maybe a few scheduled indoor activities. Sound quality inside the Showtime theatre not good.
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A 60th Birthday
LARRY H.
Jan 25 2019
The privilege upgrade was worth it. The room,staff and beach were awesome. There weren’t enough cabanas. People would save them the night before.
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Warm weather destination
JUDY H.
Jan 21 2019
Loved the size of this resort. We stayed in building 4 and this was a bonus Since it was right in the middle it was an easy walk to the beach or to the lobby. A lot of unfinished updates in our room but was comfortable and clean. Our biggest complain was the high pressure to attend a time share presentation. We were warned but ended up having to be openly rude to those that hounded us daily. It didn’t seem to matter where we wetr on a daily basis we were found and repeatedly hounded to attend some function. This did not ruin our vacation but would suggest the staff be told that NO means NO! The weather, and restaurants were all very enjoyable?
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Small and easy to get around
DEBRA B.
Jan 16 2019
Ocean Blue and Sand is a small resort and very easy to get around without having to use the carts. Almost all of the staff were friendly and helpful, food was delicious. It is older so there are things that had to be attended to but nothing to put me off. Pool area beautiful and pools comfortable. The beach is small but relaxing. The only thing I can say was not pleasant was the people from the resort that tried to get us to listen to their speech on the new resort. If I say I'm not interested I expect to be left alone. We were accosted a couple times and one of them was rude.
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Ocean Blue and Sand
KATHLEEN G.
Jan 10 2019
I stayed at Ocean Blue and Sand 3 years ago and was really impressed so I returned this year. I was very disappointed this time. The service was awful for the most part. We were supposed to have our mini bar refilled daily and it was not. We ordered room service three times. the didn't show up twice and the time they did it was 2 hours later. The pool was freezing.
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worst vacation ever
DORIS K.
Dec 26 2018
Came in on a family vacation. We've been twice before, it was very nice. NOT THIS TIME!! No one who worked there had a clue what they were doing. Bartenders who couldn't make drinks, restaurant workers who didn'd know how to set a table, or what salt is, (had to draw a picture of a salt shaker). Rude, surly, absolutely not happy to be there. Maids who didn't know how to make beds, infrastructure falling apart. A tub with peeling enamel, but six guys came in and replaced an adequate shower door (they didn't clean up the mess afterward) And the public bathrooms were disgusting. Filthy, toilets broken, etc. The beach, which had been beautiful, was gone, water twenty feet from restaurant (climate change? I guess that's out of their hands). When you required information, or help, you were obviously just annoying them. The general consensious among guests, was that they had taken all the great employees they used to have, to a new resort they just opened down the beach. Well we won't be doing business with H10 ever again. Apple? Well we'll see.
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Improvements are evident
NICHOLAS O.
Dec 21 2018
After reading a ton of reviews on Ocean Blue and Sand, I can say with confidence that the management is taking them to heart. There was evidence everywhere of improvements directly related to the poor reviews. I was most impressed with the room - it wasn't perfect cosmetically but it had it where it counts. There was a brand new thick linoleum floor that was much better than tile on the feet, and the air conditioning was easily the best I have experienced while on a tropical vacation. Wet bathing suits dried overnight just hanging!
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Our stay
LUANN S.
Dec 20 2018
This was by far the best vacation experience with Apple that I have had!
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Maid Service
RUTH T.
Dec 11 2018
The hotel room towel service was very poor..daily call for towels which upon delivery the amount was always insufficient. Toilet constantly run over and sink was constantly clogged. Very disappointing
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
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Danny U,
Sun Feb 17 16:04:36 EST 2019
Just came back from this hotel! What should I say except for I had an amazing trip . Food room animation employees everything was super .. more then I expected, but most of the bell boys were doing a great job and gave an excellent service. Rigoberto hope to see you soon again amigo ... you did an amazing Job

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tal m, Montreal, Canada
Sun Feb 17 15:56:34 EST 2019
we went to visit this hotel with a big group ... starting from the begining as soon as we arrived we felt amazing and welcomed. the bell boy was so sweet rigoberto was fantastic and gave us an excellent service when we arrived as well as when we left. food was delicious and animation was superb. rooms were nice and clean. we would defenetly recomend this hotel and we will defenelty revisit specialy to see again amazing rigoberto and his bellboys they defenetly made us feel great since our arrival ! See you soon rigoberto i hope we will see you again when we return !

Worth the trip.
Derek K,
Sun Feb 17 09:29:06 EST 2019
This is a great place to go on a vacation. There are a handful of issues with general upkeep, some staff weren't real friendly and the beach isn't real great and there are people trying to sell you stuff all day every day. Over all though it's a beautiful place. I wouldn't go here again but that is more due to there being so many other places to go and see.

Had a great time!!!!!
Jeff B, Ashley, michigan
Sun Feb 17 07:09:27 EST 2019
When we first arrived Apple took us to Ocean Blue and Sand, Ceasar was wonderful, did a great job giving us information on the way to the resort. Our room was dirty and smelled and needed some work, Victor at the front desk upgraded us and moved us to another building ground floor garden view. This room was better, still an average room, much like a hotel room, but you don't go to a resort like this to stay in your room. Jonathan Cabrera was AWESOME, he helped us out all week long, booked stuff for us, always making sure we were ok and if we needed anything. The restaurants were nice, food was really good. The beach was ok, the storm in 2017 did some damage, but I heard they were working on fixing it. Overall it was a great family vacation and highly recommend to anyone. This isn't a 5 star resort, but very nice for what we paid. Oh yeah and chocolat was very funny and made our week fun. He is high energy and appears to really love his job!!!

NEVER EVER AGAIN
Kimberly A, Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Sat Feb 16 17:47:20 EST 2019
I am still at the hotel and i dont usually write reviews but this is so bad. It is a 2 star hotel at best. I could go on and on but currently I have placed 3 calls to get coffee packets to our room because they were never brought with mini bar service as they are supposed to be. For the 2nd time this week. I am going on 4 hour wait and 3 calls still no coffee. Now I am just going to bed. Room is dirty. Privleged . Which are upgraded rooms looked nice but regular standard rooms havent been updated in years and smell musty and appear very dirty with visible mold in bathroom and on drapes. Service thru out property is sub par. No beach or pool service . Entertainment is so.so . Beach is very crowded and chairs are very close to one another . Bad erosion problem has made them put these ugly sand bags in the water but completely obstructs the view. They need to completely redo lay out of beach to make it work. Shuttle service is virtually non existent. I am having a knee replacement right after this trip and have a hard time walking. Was denied shuttles constantly due to they were getting the privleged only. So the other shuttles rarely were seen around. Buffet nothing special and food was usually low and cold and getting a drink or a smile. Another non existent feature. Steak house very good. Good food good service. All the sit down a la cart restaurants were fine. This hotel had many more things but i am going to write more details in a letter. Sorely disappointed. When i told them this is hardly a 4 star hotel i was told different countrys use different ratings. Well i have stayed at 2 other 4 star hotels in this country and they were beautiful. Also i have traveled all over the world and these rating are guidelines tourist can use worldwide so they can expect the same standards in a hotel of a specific star rating. DO NOT STAY HERE! By the way i called room service to get ice for my ice bucket they brought it in a GARBAGE CAN



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