Punta Cana

Ocean Blue and Sand


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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).

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: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 1:00 p.m.
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 withgarden 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 minbar, a 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 @ Bucareno & 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 - Steakhouse
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!
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
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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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Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
Outdated Hotel
KRZYSZTOF Z.
Feb 21 2018
Hotel was very outdated. Food was ok and just OK - don't expect anything exciting. Staff in the hotel very friendly (with the exception of the reception, very quite people, no smiles, no good morning or anything just "Name?"). I had 3 big issues: one was the food thou.... we are comparing my experience to my previous vacation at a different resort, and with the rating this hotel had we expected amazing food, we were disappointed. Another one was well, there was no heated pool (or warm pool), the water was slightly too cold for our taste Wife only got in to the pool once over 6 day stay. and the last was - they were so persistent into buying in into their club (timeshare). After telling their manager no for the 50th time he got really angry and became very rude. Over all if you expecting AMAZING vacation I would recommend another resort. Our stay was ok, and just ok, and that is not what we were expecting out of this trip.
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Shower Leak
NANCEE R.
Feb 08 2018
We had to put an extra towel on the floor everyday when showering because it leaked a rather large puddle.
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Pushy Sales and vendors
TIMOTHY S.
Feb 04 2018
I would get rid of the pushy sales people (time share, spa & vendors)
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Not too good!
JOANNE R.
Jan 26 2018
This resort should not be rated 5 golden apples.We had water in our bathroom from the ceiling it took forever for someone to clean.
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DANIEL S.
Jan 22 2018
We had a great time. The resort was very nice. Rooms were clean, food was good and had a very nice variety. Would definitely recommend the “privileged”. Had your own private restaurant/bar area right on the ocean and a separate area with sunbeds during the day. Plus the “privileged” gave you a room closer to the ocean. We got lots of exercise walking around resort. They did offer golf cart rides we just chose not to use them. Only negatives * we didn’t speak Spanish. Not many of the help spoke very good English at the resort and if you spoke Spanish you seemed to get preferential treatment. * check in was really long. They were not busy, but they were not very organized and check in staff we worked with seems like she was doing it for the first time and knew 5% English. We would go back for sure. Pools are awesome and huge. We never felt like it was bumper to bumper people. Where able to eat at the restaurants we wanted. Had to make reservations at a couple places to get in, but that was easy, especially if you were “privileged”. We walked up and down the beach every day and went on an excursion and saw several resorts and this one looked like one of the best. The excursion was a VIP one, cost $159 pp through Apple and had four different activities and was really nice. Will have to say, we are glad we went through Apple for the trip and the excursion because all their people spoke good English. The ones that set it up at the resort and the ones on the bus ride and on excursion. We had a great time. The resort was very nice. Rooms were clean, food was good and had a very nice variety. Would definitely recommend the “privileged”. Had your own private restaurant/bar area right on the ocean and a separate area with sunbeds during the day. Plus the “privileged” gave you a room closer to the ocean. We got lots of exercise walking around resort. They did offer golf cart rides we just chose not to use them. Only negatives * we didn’t speak Spanish. Not many of the help spoke very good English at the resort and if you spoke Spanish you seemed to get preferential treatment. * check in was really long. They were not busy, but they were not very organized and check in staff we worked with seems like she was doing it for the first time and knew 5% English. We would go back for sure. Pools are awesome and huge. We never felt like it was bumper to bumper people. Where able to eat at the restaurants we wanted. Had to make reservations at a couple places to get in, but that was easy, especially if you were “privileged”. We walked up and down the beach every day and went on an excursion and saw several resorts and this one looked like one of the best. The excursion was a VIP one, cost $159 pp through Apple and had four different activities and was really nice. Will have to say, we are glad we went through Apple for the trip and the excursion because all their people spoke good English. The ones that set it up at the resort and the ones on the bus ride and on excursion. We had a great time. The resort was very nice. Rooms were clean, food was good and had a very nice variety. Would definitely recommend the “privileged”. Had your own private restaurant/bar area right on the ocean and a separate area with sunbeds during the day. Plus the “privileged” gave you a room closer to the ocean. We got lots of exercise walking around resort. They did offer golf cart rides we just chose not to use them. Only negatives * we didn’t speak Spanish. Not many of the help spoke very good English at the resort and if you spoke Spanish you seemed to get preferential treatment. * check in was really long. They were not busy, but they were not very organized and check in staff we worked with seems like she was doing it for the first time and knew 5% English. We would go back for sure. Pools are awesome and huge. We never felt like it was bumper to bumper people. Where able to eat at the restaurants we wanted. Had to make reservations at a couple places to get in, but that was easy, especially if you were “privileged”. We walked up and down the beach every day and went on an excursion and saw several resorts and this one looked like one of the best. The excursion was a VIP one, cost $159 pp through Apple and had four different activities and was really nice. Will have to say, we are glad we went through Apple for the trip and the excursion because all their people spoke good English. The ones that set it up at the resort and the ones on the bus ride and on excursion.
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Our 7th time! Please read the review because this was a doozy
JEANNINE S.
Jan 17 2018
This was our 7th time visiting. We love Ocean Blue and that has not changed after this visit. My husband because VERY ill on our 3rd day with cellulitis and could not walk. We went to the resort medic and he immediately told us we needed to go to the local hospital (scary to us for sure, it was a taxi ride). We arrived and I will admit that the hospital is very "third world" like. No english and they only take cash. Due to his condition, they admitted him. The day before we were to leave back home, he was brought back via taxi to resort. Once he arrived, the staff was VERY accomodating to him with golf carts, etc. Every server hugged him and cared for him. They made arrangements for a wheelchair for us at the airport and were fabulous. Once again, Ocean Blue doesn't disappoint. Too bad we didn't get to enjoy the sun, libations and staff this trip.
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Girls Trip
Sarah a.
Jan 17 2018
We arrived on a Saturday night. We were welcomed to the resort and checked in. We were given our rooms. Our rooms were clean and kept that way the whole trip. The food was outstanding. We ate at all the restaurants except for the Route 66. The morning buffet was good with a lot of choices. We ate lunch at the pool buffet everyday, which was good too. Some of our group went fishing. They set there trip up through our Apple representative. They had a great time and caught a some fish. Our hotel allowed them to bring a few back and their chefs prepared them for us for dinner that night. Best fish I have had in my life!!! Plus the presentations for beautiful. We also went on another excursion to snorkel, beach, and fresh water pool. Our Apple representative were helpful and attentive. The pool and beach were fun. The entertainment at the pool was great. Our service was great. The waiters, entertainment, and bartenders were attentive. As a whole, we had great time and would recommend this resort to family and friends.
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Ocean Blue and Sand
DAVID M.
Dec 28 2017
The Great: Size of property, opportunities for activities and interests, the hotel staff and Apple reps, stores, the coffee shop, spa, main dining hall food including variety, preparation and overall deliciousness that we only went to one of the 7 options dining restaurants. The Lobby and lobby bar was huge , comfortable and gorgeous we had big card games many nights after the pool/beach. The pools were huge and gorgeous, the beach was well maintained and perfect. There was an optional tram service that circled all day, it was nice to use if you wanted. The rooms were nice and clean but the beds were hard, pillow flat and the couches worn while the balcony was huge but had two chairs. Just seemed an after thought. The bad: Still don't understand why they push a bunch of frozen but weak drinks on you. You'd get a sugar headache long before any kind of buzz, but we found just getting things like gin/tonic or a beer(selection was only the local beer) so if you're a craft beer person, not the place for you. That being said, we weren't there to party, so we found it not a high priority. The pushiness of the H10 staff to sell you their travel club was unbelievably rude and the biggest waste of time. You literally couldn't get out of their way for two days of begging to attend and then we finally got up and left after an hour of not even getting into the presentation. We didn't leave the property, but did check into off site excursions. They seemed incredibly expensive once you added up for a family of 5. Our kids were fine with all the things that the property already offered which were awesome. Many guests we spoke with who did the tours hinted that they weren't really worth the price. Nobody spoke of any excursion that was a can't miss. Overall, we really enjoyed our stay, the shows, food, spa/gym and general hotel staff were amazing. The first night our air conditioner was creaky and loud, one call and it was fixed the same day. I'd recommend this property very much for families with middle school and up kids like we have.
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Group of 11 people!
TYLER B.
Dec 13 2017
Besides the Hotel being under construction/fixing things up it was a very nice stay. Minor problems we all had was because of areas like our hotel entrances being roped off leveling us to enter at our on risk or walking through trees to get in side entrances while they did roof work. As far as the food/entertainment......OMG the food was amazing no matter what buffet or restaurant you went. The best guy on the resort was my new "family" Juan Chocolate! if it wasn't for him and his great attitude for the job and friendliness to my whole group I'm not sure we'd have had as great a week as we all did! Juan and his crew by far were the best part of vacation besides the weather! We as a group will be back, as long as Juan Chocolate is there guaranteed!!
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Beautiful Location to visit
TRACEY F.
Dec 07 2017
The hotel staff was not not great. We couldn't even get a blanket for our bed, towels were a struggle to get, re-stocking the mini fridge did not happen. We brought it to theattention of the hotel and our Apple person on site. Air conditioner was broken in room. 2 dinners we received menus but never received the dinners. Spa service not given but promised. We were told you get perks if you become a privilege member. We were simply looking for towels, sheets, the basics that we paid for.
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complaints
JAMES G.
Dec 06 2017
WHEN WE ARRIVED WE HAD TO GO TO THE FRONT DESK 3 TIMES BEFORE OUR KEY WORK. THEY OTHER COUPLE WITH US WENT 4 TIMES AND THEN WA MOVED TO A DIFFERENT ROOM. ROOMS SMELT LIKE MOLD AND THE HOT TUB SMELLED BAD AND DIDNT WORK. WAS ASKED TO BUY TIME SHARE EVERYDAY.
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Incredibly Experience!
Patrick V,
Fri Feb 23 15:39:06 EST 2018
I LOVED my week at Ocean Blue and a large part of that was how amazing the entertainment staff was. Samuel, Wilfred, Roberto and Willian where the best! They made the entire trip so so fun. The hardest part of leaving them. I’d come back to Ocean Blue just to see them!

ramirez family
Melissa S,
Fri Feb 23 15:03:30 EST 2018
The Ramirez family liked the crew of the entertainment, they gave the people interest in all the activities in the hotel and the live singing. They gathered the people to join in many different activities like the beach , the pool and in the lobby, dancing. Lastly, this crew is really friendly. - Black Coffe - Superman - Roberto - Wilfred - Chocolate - Sarah - Evelyn

BEST VACATION EVER!!
Kristen R,
Fri Feb 23 14:54:44 EST 2018
Wonderful resort. Great bar, buffet, and amenities! There are always activities to do for every age. Rooms are very nice and clean. The entertainment staff, specifically Minime, Black Coffee, BB Black, and Chocolate, were incredible and super friendly. It made our experience one of a kind! I highly recommend this resort to those that are looking for a fun filled vacation in Punta Cana!

INCREDIBLE VACATION
Cece B,
Fri Feb 23 14:52:40 EST 2018
Overall, a wonderful resort with great bars, food, and other amenities. The staff made the stay as best as it could be. MINIMI, Black Coffee, Chocolate, BB Black, and many many more of the employees made my stay here super fun. They danced with us everyday and always made me laugh. The amenities were also great. Hotel room always cleaned and stocked with more beverages and things we needed. The food was great and there were so many options you could always get something you were in the mood for. If you’re looking for some fun the disco is also a blast to go to with great music. All the bar tenders do such a great job with getting the drinks served to you as quickly as possible. The resort overall is beautiful and clean. I’ll definitely be coming back to this resort!!!

Great Vacation!!!
Lexi C,
Fri Feb 23 14:45:48 EST 2018
Minime, Chocolate, black coffee, bb black, and the entire entertainment staff was incredible! They had lots of activities all throughout the days & put on awesome shows. The food, service, and amenities were great! The Apple Vacation Dinner was also a highlight of our trip! I highly recommend this resort to anyone looking for a punta cana vacation!



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