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Occidental Caribe

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Our Opinion

The Occidental Caribe is a nice little resort for those who are looking for a quiet getaway. Good options for food. The buffet items are a little better in quality, compared to the a la carte items. However, checking out the a la carte items should still be a must, as there are some that offer great food options. The resort is staffed with incredibly attentive staff. If you ever have a problem with your stay, the management team and everyone else will go above and beyond to ensure that your concerns are addressed. A great place to stay in Punta Cana.

Lush, tropical vegetation, coconut groves and powder-soft white sand are all part of the beautiful setting you'll find at Occidental Caribe. This vast hotel complex offers quality services and facilities including an immense swimming pool, excellent cuisine, a casino as well as a circus trapeze and a rock-climbing wall, to engage the most active guests. Spacious rooms and suites are sure to please you with superior comfort. 

Location: In Punta Cana, directly on a magnificent white-sand beach, 35 minutes from the airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Cody T : Palestine, United States
Under renovations, but unadvertised

Very disappointed in the stay at this hotel. The property is under going renovations, but they did not let us know. One pool was closed, several restaurants were closed. Food and drink quality were fair, at best. Our room was dirty. The curtains didn't close. The air wasn't cold. We found dirty laundry on our balcony. You get what you pay for. This was a cheap hotel that had visual appeal on the travel sites, but in reality was disappointing.

  • marshaann27 : La Valle, Wisconsin
They won’t let me swear, so I can’t tell you my real opinion of this place

Worst hotel I’ve ever stayed at!! Our room was disgusting, dirty, falling apart, and oh my gosh, the smell!!! We paid extra for a premium suite, and it was far from anything you would expect. Not to mention the construction going on everywhere. Workers dropping clay shingles off the roof with no signs out warning people. We almost got hit my one when it bounced off the concrete back into the walkway we were walking in!! Horrible, horrible experience! Do not book here!!!

  • rickyg819 : Lake Mary, Florida
Disgusting rooms and unethical pratice in the casino

Rooms were not cleaned. Roaches on the headboard, black spots on the sheets, and the second bed had dirty sheets. The Casino was the worst experience. Two dealers scammed me out of $2080 on my first night by changing the rules to their game. When I called them out on the scam they threaten to have me arrested if I didn't pay. When my card declined due to my bank not accepting gambling charges the dealer said he'd settle for $300. When I left to get the money he told me friend, that stayed behind, that I owed $1000 and charged his card for the $1000. Sad part is, my friend was the groom getting married at the resort. Worst experience ever for my first time out of the country. I warn anybody interested in staying at this resort to select a different location to enjoy your vacation. All they want is your wallet. They could careless about a great experience. Oh! I even had a staff member from the casino tell me to tell a manager because shes seen this happen to several tourist. Management did nothing when told about the situation.

  • belkysnicolee : New York City, New York
Not the best... but decent

I only liked 4 things about this resort. The pool, beach, the breakfast buffet, and the Tokyo restaurant. The food for dinner and lunch was pretty awful to me. Very little variety and more Americanized than Dominican dishes. Barely no entertainment during the day. I think there was only like 3 males that are part of entertainment team and I didn't see any activities during the day. There was rarely any music being played by the pool side, not a live ambiance. The pool is very nice and has a swim up bar. The beach, breath taking. So clean, nice, clear water, and a few annoying sellers that tend to nag you while you're relaxing. At night time, there was no real entertainment. Compared to other resort I've been to where night entertainment is a big thing, their shows only had small crowds. There was a lot of construction going on due to the hurricane as well around the premises. On our side of the resort, the elevator was not working. Most of the staff were friendly and helpful besides one incident I had at the gift shopping store with the employees. Overall, just an okay experience.

  • 755hawkb : Abingdon, Maryland
Don't stay here...

Called in advance and was told the hotel experienced no damage due to Hurricane Maria. When we arrived, the construction was unbelievable. Loud and non stop until after 6 p.m. in the evening. No time to sleep in or take a nap in the afternoon. Most restaurants are closed to include spa and Casino.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
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  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Snacks and beverages - 24 hours
  • A la carte dining w/reservations
  • 24 hour unlimited Wine with meals, Domestic drinks and selected International drinks
  • Mini-bar w/water and soft drinks only
  • Christmas and New Years Gala Dinners
  • Lounge chair and towels (pool/beach)
  • Kayaking
  • Windsurfing
  • Catamarans
  • Snorkeling
  • Waterpolo
  • Introductory scuba diving lesson at pool
  • Daytime tennis
  • Rock-climbing wall
  • Volleyball
  • Exercise room
  • Aerobics
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Free admission to the Disco and Casino, drinks included
  • 703 rooms and 32 suites in seven 3 & 5-storey buildings
  • 1 buffet restaurant
  • 5 a la carte restaurants: Tex-Mex, Japanese, French, Italian and Grill, dress code & reservations required
  • Snack bar
  • Bars including Swim-up pool bar
  • Casino
  • Disco
  • Cigar lounge
  • Huge free-form pool
  • 3 tennis courts
  • Rock-climbing wall
  • Skating rink
  • Games room
  • Fitness centre
  • Spa, massage treatments and Beauty salon (fee)
  • Scuba diving (fee)
  • Horseback riding (fee)
  • Internet / WiFi (fee)
  • Car rental
  • Medical service (fee)

Standard Rooms include:

  • 2 twin beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • CD player
  • Mini-bar
  • Coffee maker
  • In-room safe
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Full bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Standard Suites also available

Kids Deals - Kids pricing available, please inquire for details.

For the Kids - Kids 4-12 can enjoy supervised activities daily at the Kids' Club and Playground. Babysitting services subject to availability (fee).

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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  • Occidental Caribe
    Punta Cana,Dominican Republic

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Barcelo Punta Cana
Carretera Macao - Arena Gorda, s/n, Punta Cana 23301 Dominican Republic

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.