Punta Cana

Ocean Blue and Sand


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All Inclusive    

2018 Exceptional Values!
Honeymoon: Receive a welcome gift upon arrival, in-room breakfast, candlelit dinner, bottle of wine, late check-out (subject to availability), and room upgrade (subject to availability).
Family of Five: Families of five may share a Junior Suite with existing bedding (two adults and three kids 12 and under).

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
HIGUEY


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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 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
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
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:
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.
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.
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
Hotel Average
What to expect
Food Quality
Comfort
Cleanliness
Service
6645 Recommend
6645 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Ocean Blue and Sand to their friends and family



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Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
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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Issues
Laurette b.
Dec 11 2018
ckeckin was longer than average. they seemed confused with a group reservation. The rooms didn't have information about the resort - no pamphlets or brochures, esp. no room service menu. Certain privileges if you paid more like top shelf liquor and shuttle services, even beach locations and towels. Room service was hit and miss. Flight cancellation upon return. We stayed over 6 hours in the airport on extremely uncomfortable chairs. Casino also was a disappointment. Items in room needed repair and cleaning such as the jacuzzi. The tv remote was missing and all stations were in Spanish. But I enjoyed the food and the excursions. The also enjoyed the pool area.
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Worst Vacation Experience I've Ever Had. I will never recommend Apple Vacations to anyone
DIONNE D.
Dec 03 2018
Apple Vacations did not provide the superb services that I believed they would. They offered an All Inclusive package for a junior suite that merely was a hotel room that was old and dirty. For the amount of money in which I paid to Apple Vacations, it is truly an insult. This was my first and last experience with you. My 11 year old son whom we were celebrating his birthday stated to me this was the worse trip I have ever taken him on. I was totally upset, crying and overall disgusted with Apple Vacations and not to mention the Representative who represented Apple on the resort who did nothing to assist and try to make the matter better or resolvable. He literally got up and walked away even after the resort representative tried to intervene. He was Awful and blamed me the customer for everything. I was left at the resort by transportation in which I paid for within my trip and had to find my own transportation to the airport due to lack of communication from Apple. It is my plan to sue Apple for my disastrous vacation and the lack of professionalism that was demonstrated to me.
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Loved it!!! Great week!! Will return!
JANICE P.
Nov 16 2018
Small intimate resort.... fabulous staff!! Apple Rep Cesar was amazing.
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A good stay
GARY M.
Sep 06 2018
The wait staff was amazing. They really took care of us. The rooms needed updating. The sink stopper did not work plus there should be walk-in showers if needed. Also the resident areas needed elevators for handicap people. We also had to ask several times for our refrigerator to be restocked. That service was very inconsistent. Overall the resort was clean and the wait staff were tremendous.
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Horrible
MARY H.
Aug 01 2018
Apple vacation experience was absolutely the worst ever ..our flight was delayed 17.5 hrs ...We contacted apple rep ...and wasnt satisfied. We went to corporate and they will only give a $20] voucher which is just a slap in the face .
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DENA C.
Jul 31 2018
This hotel is not kid-friendly. The Daisy Club is for younger kids (preschool and younger). Some of the activities during the day was not appropriate for children to watch especially since they did not have anything for kids 6 years and older. You needed to tip for better service.
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Disappointed
CLARENCE N.
Jun 27 2018
This resort was just ok. I would say 3 star. When we were there the beach was covered in seaweed and the smell was unbearable. They know this happens every 2-3 years and were not prepared. I also think Apple vacations should have been aware of this problem and let us know before booking.
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DOUGLAS S.
Jun 27 2018
Overall the resort was fine. Some of the employees especially resturant were not friendly and a couple rude. The vendors inside resort was very annoying. They would not stop pushing. I can understand that while out in the communities but while in resort was not pleasant at all. Our group of 14 was delayed due to flight canceled. Apple sent us to another resort (Dreams) We felt Apple handled that well. Dreams was very beautiful & we will consider that resort for next trip to Punta Cana.
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MARCIA D.
Jun 25 2018
The first room we got was musty and damp even the sheets were damp Thank goodness we went thru Apple Vacations They had us moved just 3 doors down and what a difference. Room got cooler and they even brought in a dehumidifier that we empty 3-4 times a day .
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MARY D.
Jun 09 2018
Lovely resort. Great service and staff. Reception(check in/check out) staff not very friendly or helpful. Rest of staff was amazing! Loved Edwin at the lobby bar! He was awesome. “Chocolate” was the best at entertaining us at the pool. Would return here again and I e been to the DR 3 times at other resorts
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Disappointing
CraigP630, NJ
Thu Dec 13 18:08:49 EST 2018
This is our 3rd visit to DR... first time at Ocean Blue & Sand. We stayed at their sister property H10 in Cancun and was pleased with our stay. The Punta Cana property was a big disappointment. The only good thing they had going for them was the Priviage rooms... the evening entertainment was week.. the pool or beach entertainment doing the day was nonexistent. The buffet food didn't have you running back for more. The specialty restaurants wasn't that good also except for the French and Japanese restaurants which was pretty good. The customer service at the Privilege reception acted like you was bothering them when you had an issue or tried to make restuarant reservations. Housekeeping half cleaned the rooms and you had to beg for wash clothes and hand towels. Even the shuttles/trams was never there when you needed it.. but you saw hotel workers ride around the property in golf carts but never offered to ride you to point A to B... We made the most of our holiday with no thanks to the resort.

Great pools
Shari M, Brandon, Canada
Thu Dec 13 11:36:28 EST 2018
On a recent trip to Ocean Blue we noticed differences between this trip and our trip there 5 years ago. The rooms are showing their age but were clean and the maid service was excellent. The pools are large and cool, but certainly not cold. The food was very good. Sensai is a new restaurant there and the food there was excellent. A reservation in this restaurant can be hard to get and the hotel should find a better system for reservations. The other a la carte restaurants served good food except the Steak house. We were all very disappointed in our meal there. My biggest complaint was that some of the male staff were "meowing" at the female guests. It was very inappropriate and offensive. People with mobility issues should know that it is a long walk from one end of the resort to the other. There are people movers, but I think people should know in advance. Overall, the resort and service were very good

Entertainment crew is amazing
sumwonspecial, Chicago, Illinois
Wed Dec 12 20:29:19 EST 2018
The entertainment crew was the highlight of this resort. Don't bother dealing with the reception for anything because they can't help you or will lie to you and do nothing. The beach smell like s*** there was big ugly sandbags in the water covered in algae I think that's where the smell was coming from. The cleaning ladies did not restore used supplies and the laundry service doesn't speak English so they can't help you. The facility in general is beautiful the pools are gorgeous. Despite being unhappy with a few things I feel like I made real friends out of the entertainment crew and I would gladly go back to see them again. Maybe three stars will get somebody's attention and at least they'll retrain the reception the laundry and the housekeeping.

Rooms are not good
jrzygurl0603,
Wed Dec 12 02:48:55 EST 2018
I’ll start with the Pros: Beach, pool, restaurants and the grounds of the resort beautiful and nice. Staff was also friendly and nice. Cute club on the resort as well as fun activities.. Cons: The rooms are not that great if you’re on the non-privileged side. Which was information that was not disclosed upon booking. Apparently renovations were being done so when I arrived to my building there’s construction and furniture everywhere, there are no elevators so if you’re booked to be on the 4th floor get ready to climb some stairs. My first room, had no AC, smelled like mildew and paint, pieces of the sink were breaking off, and parts of the tub were in the tub. You only get a thin sheet to sleep on and a thin sheet to cover with. A relative of mine had to change her room at least 3 times from no AC and mildew. She had to get a humidifier added to her room and in the middle of the trip she became sick.. Also the key cards are HORRIBLE!!!!!! It would take me 5min of constantly playing with the door in order to get into my room... The last con is you’ll be constantly approached to do a timeshare tour which is annoying... I won’t be returning to this resort.

Great vacation
snookie2121,
Tue Dec 11 08:36:38 EST 2018
We are members & stayed in Bldg 10 we were there for 16 days on our last day our flight was cancelled & we were sent back to Ocean Blue & Sand with 4 other buses. We were put in Bldg 3 and what a disaster. The room smelled of mold and it was disgusting. Tub looked like it hadn't been cleaned in days. The phone was not working at all. Our concierges were all excellent Luis Sander, Luis Guerrero Yasmelin and Ruth. The waiters Daniel Juan Miguel Pedro Belkis Sandy & Pedro in Villa Maria. Buffet Alexandria & Manuel Mikes Coffee Benjamin Bartender Nurky Villa Marina Entertainment Chocolate William & Alex Chanel kept the party going at all times.



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