Punta Cana

Occidental Punta Cana

All Inclusive    

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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Local Phone: 809-221-8787
Fax: 809-221-8790
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
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).
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: $$
Number of Courts: 2
Outdoor Courts: 2
Lighted Courts: 2
Court Fee: $$ 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
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
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
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
Balcony or Terrace
Room Safe
Rooms with one king 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. Accomodation for 2 adults max.
2 Double Beds Crib Available, Crib Charge:
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Room Safe
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
Balcony or Terrace
Room Safe
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
Balcony or Terrace
Room Safe
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
Balcony or Terrace
Room Safe
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:
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
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.
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.
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
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
513 Recommend
513 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Occidental Punta Cana to their friends and family

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TripAdvisor Web Reviews
Based on 2189reviews
What to expect

Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
This was our second visit and we enjoyed it as much as the first. Excellent facilities and friendly staff.
Dec 16 2017
Our only complaint would be the very poor cuisine in the seafood restaurant . The food was cold and tasteless.
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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
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
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
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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Occidental Punta Cana
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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Occidental Punta Cana
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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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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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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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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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
KimmyDominic, Ottawa, Canada
Sat Jan 20 06:15:46 EST 2018
We always upgrade to the Royal Level, Beach and the staff are amazing, we love having our own sections and personalised service. Lilly who works at the Beach bar is such a sweet person even gave my hubby and I dance lessons.We were there during Erma and the staff out did themselves, Yoquelis,Sthephanie,Ignacio,Daniel,Samuel,Hipolitp,Martha,Armondo, Ana, Clemente,Diego and Luis made sure we had everything we could of ever wanted and make us feel safe,such amazing people. We cant wait to come back. Our Home Away from Home.

Nice resort
Fri Jan 19 10:44:05 EST 2018
Very nice and clean resort staff are fabulous except Julio from front desk not cooperative Food everywhere is gorgeous buffet or Ă  la carte rooms are spacious beach is nice just some time weads come out but they run to clean it . shows are ok especially international dance and Michael Jackson I don't drink alcohol so I don't have no idea about that. the only problem is the wifi you have to pay $15 American for a day to have connection. I already recommend this hotel for too many people' willing to go to punta Cana

better than other resorts in the area
a m, Brighton, United Kingdom
Thu Jan 18 03:24:58 EST 2018
We stayed here for the first week of a two week holiday. Booked into Catalonia Punta Cana for the second week. As a same sex couple we felt comfortable, compared to some other caribbean cultures (i.e. Jamaica). Initially we were a bit disappointed with the facilities and looked forward to changing hotels however after going to Catalonia Punt Cana for the second week we couldn't wait to get back so we returned to Occidental. The food is surprisingly good although a la carte restaurants vary massively. The Oriental was horrific-don't wast your tim- but the steak restaurant presented us with the best rib eyes we've had for years! In the first week we were allocated a room close to the entertainment stage and it is seriously LOUD. So on the second week we upgraded to an ocean front for a only a small supplement and the room was perfect-right on the beach, lovely and quiet. The only negatives re the drinks. Despite it being all inclusive we probably drank less on this holiday than any other. The drinks are awful. All sweet, sickly mixers, no fresh juices, everything out of bottles and catering packs. The inclusive wine in the restaurants is truly awful but after a few days we found ourselves drinking it as at least it wasn't like sugar water. We thought that this must be a problem with the Occidental but tbh the Catalonia was just as bad, but with worse food so the Occidental wins! Positives.. Superb beach, without doubt the best location of this long stretch. No hassle from vendors despite other reviews. No mosquitoes or sand flies despite warnings from other reviews. free wifi in the upgraded rooms is very strong and reliable. Food varied and not bad quality. Several pool areas, depending on whether you want peace or entertainment. Excellent value for money. Very large and comfortable rooms. Excellent air conditioning. Negatives.. No wifi unless you pay for a package or upgrade. (we went outside the resort to buy a local sim card which worked well but prepare to be hassled if you go into the town). Drinks truly awful. Bit of hassle from time share sellers on the resort but not unbearable. In conclusion, if we returned to Dominican Republic we would stay here again and I'd recommend it if this is your budget.

5 star hotel with 2 star food
Hani D, london
Tue Jan 16 12:54:36 EST 2018
We stayed there for a week . Rooms are very nice , very nice beach. Amazing evening shows. Good day entertaiment. But food in buffet is worst ever in carribean. Drinks are really bad , water smells like fish. We upgrated to Royal club which worth it as you have a la cart restourant and nice food and premium drinks. But its works out really expensive holidays. Staff is nice and friendly but dont speak english much... nice resort hopefully they can change food and its be nice hotel then..

Honeymoon trip
Jeffery S, Green Bay, Wisconsin
Tue Jan 16 08:16:46 EST 2018
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Occidental Punta Cana. We stayed a week and every day was a new and exciting experience. We took one off-premises trip for the Adventure Boogie dune buggy tour. It was fabulous - we got wet, muddy and had a blast. Beach was a little under maintained as seaweed washed up but besides that, the grounds were clean and tidy. Food was always fresh and lots of selections.

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