Hotel Overview

A spectacular resort, set on a dazzling beach, the all-inclusive Occidental Caribe boasts 798 rooms with red Spanish-styled rooftops. The lobby, in warm tangerine hues, invites you to linger, with comfy seating under a chandelier, which amusingly also happens to house a birds nest! Sprawled parallel with the beach, this spacious hotel curves around gardens and features two large pools that are perfect for a refreshing dip.

Boredom is not an option at this adventurer's paradise! Fly through the air on a trapeze at the circus school, or test your strength and endurance on the rock-climbing wall. Then, gaze down at the spectacular ocean-view from the top. Children's programs are also available and include a playground, game room, pool, and more.

Entice your palate at one of seven specialty restaurants and after supper, don't forget to try your luck at the casino or take in one of the dynamic live shows in the forum-style theater. Before topping the evening off at the nightclub, stop by one of the late night bars for a nightcap. Finally, head off to your luxurious room to rest up for the next day's adventure.

Once you've had a good night's rest, why not start your day off in the gorgeous, fully-equipped spa? Enjoy relaxing in the hot tub, pampering yourself in the beauty salon, or melting away stress in one of many massage rooms.

Property Information

Year Built: 2000
Last Renovation: 2007
Accessible rooms: 8
Floors: 4
Total rooms and suites: 798


Hotel Details

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Hotel Advisories

Advisory *Important information* Motorized water sports are banned by the Dominican Government during holy week.
Advisory *Important Information* The Dominican Republic imposes various restrictions each year for Easter. They usually begin the Thursday prior to Good Friday and run a few days past Easter Sunday. The following regulations may be enforced: -Motorized water sports may be banned -Non-motorized water sports may be limited or banned -Alcohol consumption may be restricted (most resorts get a permit enabling them to serve alcohol to nonnative people during the ban) -Music may be limited or silenced

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy - The hotel will not accept any Spring Break groups.  If the hotel does make an exception the following policy will be strictly applied: Students / youth are considered by the hotel as anyone between 16 and 23 years old.  They will be required to sign a responsibility letter agreeing to leave the hotel if there is a disruption.  Upon check in each student / youth will be required to leave cash deposit of $400 per person - no exceptions and cash only. Minimum age requirement for hotel check in is 18.  Any guests under the age of 18 will require a chaperone. 1 chaperone is required per 3 students / youth under the age of 18. Minimum age for a chaperone is 28.  

Legal drinking age in the DR is 18.  Any guests under 18 will be given a wrist band that will not allow them to have access to alcohol at any venue and will also not allow them in the disco. All guests are required to wear wristbands.  The cost for a lost wristband is $250 - no exceptions. The hotel does reserve the right to ask any student / youth to check out of the property if the hotel policies are not fulfilled without the right to a refund for the remaining nights of the reservation. 

Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information - Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply. Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

***Important Information for our guests***
The Dominican Republic imposes various restrictions each year for Easter.  The restrictions usually begin the Thursday prior to Good Friday, and run a few days past Easter Sunday.  The following regulations may be enforced:
*Motorized watersports may be banned
*Non-motorized water sports may be limited, or banned
*Alcohol consumption may be restricted  (most resorts obtain a special permit which enables them to serve alcohol to nonnative persons during the ban)
*Music may be limited or silenced

These guidelines are currently vague because actual enforcement by the local government does vary greatly from one year to the next.  Each year the actual policies are not published by the local authorities until just prior to Easter.  These rules are designed for the safety of everyone, as beaches get extremely busy during this period.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 star tripadvisor rating 12531 reviews
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Two days was perfect

    I got one heck of a deal on the Occidental Caribe so I couldn't turn it down. I was at another Barcelo property in Punta Cana and I wanted to try something new and with the offer I got I couldn't turn it down. It's pretty much a typical Barcelo property which means it's large, all inclusive and you pretty much know what you will get. I always opt for the top room and premium level which is a life saver in my opinion. I had the presidential suite for a very attractive price. It was huge and multi-roomed in the best location. The premium lounge is right below on the next floor. Anything I needed I went to the premium lounge. In fact I had my breakfast there instead of the buffet as it was quiet and I wasn't looking for a big meal and just so much more cozy and private. I wasn't overwhelmed with the food in any of the restaurants. I think the best meal was the pizza which is upstairs in the poolside open air thatched roof building. The first evening we had the Italian restaurant and it was certainly adequate but I went over to the buffet to check it out and had some dessert there. Seemed terribly gluttony but I wanted to see the food and presentation. Lots and lots of food but the quality was dubious. I have had much better food in the other Barcelo resorts. The bar service was very good and for the most part the drinks were on par with most every other resort of this caliber. The overall resort is on a gorgeous beach and a very long and well populated with lounge chairs and such. The location is ideal with the beautiful white sand beach and clear water. The resort has all sorts of things going on and even a trapeze if you are daring. The fitness room is actually quite well appointed with about everything you might wish for in a gym. It was crowded at times and a little musty but for a fitness guy, first class. Lots of swimming pools and it's a very family friendly resort. As I said, my room was amazing and the price overall was well worth the money spent. The general condition of the resort is in good shape but it's a bit of an older place that has been around a long time and it shows. The grounds are in very good shape and as I said a very beautiful setting in that location. For the money and value, it's excellent. If you are looking for a top/high end resort, no this isn't the place for you. Still, the sun is the same and the beach and water all there so on a budget, yes a great place. Not on a budget but just don't want to spend a fortune this is the place. If you are looking for top shelf everything, I would suggest somewhere else. A special call out to Maria and Yanitza in the premium lounge as they made my trip so much nicer with their can do attitude and constant smiles.

    Oct 20, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Fall Break Get Away

    I wanted to go some place fun and warm and I defiantly go that with this hotel. This was my first time going to the DR and this was a great starter hotel for my first trip. It has lots of places to eat the pools were great, the water was clear and the service was good. The food was great some days and average on others, but always fresh. The restaurants I went to were mostly good. the Italian restaurant was average, but the French and Japanese were great with great service. They atmosphere was fun every evening with music and events for every age. Over all I would highly recommend this place to anyone wanting a high mid-level all inclusive location!!

    Oct 17, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Husband birthday 😊😊😊😊

    Has been one of my best experiences in punta cana , very safe , I have to say that the hotel crew is amazing , Byron our guy was awesome Alexander the bartender amazing Jose Luis excellent .... was wonderful experience... See you next year.....

    Oct 16, 2019
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    From the outside it looks great but the reality is another thing

    Our 3 year old girl was rollover by a bellboy with a luggage cart while we were waiting to check in despite my wife telling him to be careful because there were a kid close to her. We had to expend the whole afternoon in the doctor office in the hotel then in a nearby hospital in order to take her an x rays on her left knee. Thanks god everything was ok with her just some bruises and the big scare we had. At least the hotel took care of everything. The family room we were assigned was not comfortable. The air conditioning were not working fine and the bathroom didn't have shampoo and hair conditioner. The beds were old and had deformations, we were not able to rest at all. The a la carte restaurants were all full and the buffet food was regular, nothing special. The only good thing was the kids pool our little girl enjoyed the little time we were able to spend there since we lost a whole afternoon the day before. It was not a good stay overall.

    Oct 14, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great all inclusive resort

    My wife and I went on our first ever all inclusive trip for our 20th anniversary. It was better than what we expected. We felt safe within the resort. We liked not having to worry about carrying cash to pay for anything.

    Oct 12, 2019
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