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

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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 12658 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Goog hotel but the staff is too cold

    This hotel is clean, the room is confortable , Beautiful beaches ok but the staff don't smile principalemente for the breakfast and the basic wine is very bad, The room service is ok..Internet too expansive. Generaly the food is good

    Nov 15, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Best place ever!

    Jose Cordero is the best bartender ever and the food is amazing. The restaurant has great service and my room was super nice!! Here celebrating my friends birthday we had a great time , I love Punta Cana is the best please in the Caribbean

    Nov 13, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Occidental caribe

    Excellent vacation , excellent staff , excited to go back ! Loved every minute ! Thank you occidental caribe staff for a wonderful vacation !very friendly staff, beautiful grounds and resort ! They all work very hard to make the vacation wonderful !

    Nov 13, 2019
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    The worst hotel ever

    It was a total mess since our arrival, we had to change rooms three times, the first room smelled like hell, the second one was at the end of the hotel too far from everything and the tird one was dirty the sink wont flush the water we had no towels until 11 pm when they finnally arrived because i called 4 times to get them. The A/C didnt worked as espected and all the noise from the outside of the room we can hear it inside, so there was no rest at all. I dont recommend this hotel.

    Nov 11, 2019
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Not the same as before

    I first traveled to this resort a few years ago when it was called Barcelo. Everything about the hotel was amazing which is why my family traveled again. I loved it so much that I came back when the name changed now to Occidental Caribe. As a Dominican-American, I expect the staff to treat EVERYONE who is paying money to be here with respect. I felt that because I appear like a local (brown skin, curly hair), they treated me terrible. Some of the staff members were not willing to help or would attend customers of light skin color before me. I felt discriminated against many times. I would love to go back because the hotel on its own is beautiful but it is unfortunate when your own people treat you like that because you are not light skinned. Also, the room we stayed at had a shower with a leak. Whenever we would shower, the water would leak. This happened every day for the rest of our stay. The staff NEVER offered us a room and NEVER apologized for the inconvenience. I am taking another family trip and would have love to visit this hotel again, but unfortunately, I prefer to take the risk and take them to a new hotel then embarrass myself.

    Nov 03, 2019
Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see Frequently Asked Questions), hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats /PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Miami Air: PC 19-085, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Swift Air: PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/ PC 19-079, A320-180-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats. CST2139014-20 102319