Occidental Punta Cana
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The Occidental Punta Cana is a great resort location for those looking for a place that holds great value and service. The hotel is well-maintained and cleaned regularly. The rooms are OK. However, they could use a little upgrading on some of their appliances, as some are known to break down. The shows held in the evening were OK. Sometimes they hold the same shows during the week however. This a resort that's suited for both couples and families, as there are areas and activities are geared for kids.
This was my first return to Occidental Punta Cana after Barceló remodeled the Grand Flamenco PUJ. I have been a member for years and am impressed with the improvements to the property. It is a smaller resort with the softest sand in Punta Cana. Since Barceló took over there were very few employees remaining from previous years. I missed seeing all the familiar faces and thankful there were a handful of old friends still there. I really enjoyed the members party, the beautiful white lights around the palms and shrubs and festive magical feel walking around the property at night. The quality of the food was improved and I really enjoyed the restaurants at night. The buffet was nice with many options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It is nice to have the optional lunch right by the beach but the choices there are limited. Must mention the Pizza and Taco bar at night and the wonderful entertainment especially the Michael Jackson show! There is a wonderful activities club including water sports sailing and scuba, tennis facilities and spa! This is not a 5 star resort but I love visiting here! They upgraded the walkways too which makes it easier for families with strollers or elderly needing smoother paths to walk on. Kudos to all the people working at Occ PUJ who make it so fun to visit!
We booked to go out of London airport and would highly recommend that instead of the stress of Toronto airport!!!! Air Transat offered a great package for 2 weeks and we were so excited to try a new resort with all the extra perks such as an ugrade to first club!! Unfortunately our excitement was short lived!!!! First they said at the desk they didnt have our reservation and then they finally found it but we had to go back to get our bracelets upgraded to the first club.We had paid the extra for the oceanfront room with the hot tub on the balcony and enjoyed that but would have been nice to have a blind or screen for when your using the hot tub!!! We put towels over the railing for privacy.The maids for the rooms are not the best so be forewarned!! If your not chasing them for the basic room ammenities ie coffee, sugar, creamers etc your chasing for towels or faceclothes. Same dirt was in the same spots for the 2 weeks we were there. The concierges at our building 26 were nice at first and very overbearing by the end of the 2 weeks. They are at you constantly to go to meetings!!!! We started coming in the back of our building so as not to run into them!!!! And no matter where your going these guys are chasing after you!!!! We talked to numerous people who have joined the Occidental Club and general census is their not happy with what they got for their money!!!! If your looking for a resort with shade, DO NOT GO HERE!!!!! Buffet is passable at best but we did have good service from Jacquelin Batia in the first club section. Really enjoyed the Mexican restaurant but disappointed they did not do the special coffees. Pool was okay and swim up bar was disappointing!!!!! Hard waterfall going and drinks would get full of water!!!! Shows dont start till 10 at night and as were early risers that doesnt work so well!!! People save chairs and dont come back for hours!!!!!! Beach was wide open to the sun, no shade anywhere to be had unless your in the royal club!!! We dont expect more than comfort, reasonable ammenities and to have a good time!! All of which were sadly lacking in this resort!!! We are not first time travellers and know what is available from other hotels!!!! We will not be returning!!!!!
Stayed at the First Club in a studio unit although I am a 1 bedroom owner. Not happy with this and spoke with my rep but nothing was done to resolve it. The rep never got back to me on this and subsequently I find out that other members were in the same boat.
Second year in the same resort and we will go back again. Had a wonderful time with just me and my boyfriend. Only thing I don't recommended in the Dominican restaurant, always bites back. I do however wish the resort would open up the pizza restraunt for lunch, would just make sense. Thank you Occidental Caribe, we had another great 9 day vacation with you.
No running water for 10 hours and still going. I asked for 4 bottles of water, to wash baby bottles: Received only 2.For anything you need (simple things....like coffee for breakfast, a glass of water) you would have to ask at least 2-3 times. Front desk, Operator, Room sercice never answer the phone.Room dirty: sand and dirt on the floor never get cleaned, shower all oily. We are four, but everyday they would take our towels and you would have to run again to find towels.When they tell you they will do something, you can just forget about it! Staff don't care and worst of all, managers don't care!!!!If you want to enjoy your vacation and rest, do not come to this hotel!
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
- Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
- Hotel transfers for packages to USA
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
- A la carte dining w/reservations
- Unlimited Domestic brand drinks & House Wine w/dinner from 10am-1am
- In-room mini-bar stocked on arrival w/water, soft drinks & beer only
- Introductory scuba diving lesson in pool/person/week
- Horseback riding (times are limited and based on availability)
- Daytime tennis
- Aqua aerobics
- Dance lessons
- Daily activities
- Nightly entertainment
- Entrance to Disco
- 51 Club Royal rooms and 820 rooms in seventeen 3-storey buildings
- 2 buffet restaurants
- 4 a la carte restaurants: International, Italian, Mexican and Grill, dress code & reservations required
- Snack bar
- 8 bars including Beach bar and Swim-up bar
- Disco (fee)
- 3 pools
- 2 (lit) tennis courts
- Shopping on-site
- Outdoor wedding location
- Beauty salon
- Massage services (fee)
- Dive shop on-site
- Scuba diving (fee)
- Internet access (fee)
- 18-hole golf course 15 minutes away
- Medical services (fee)
Deluxe Rooms include:
- 1 king or 2 double beds
- Ceiling fan
- Cable/Satellite TV
- Coffee/tea maker
- In-room safe (fee)
- Full bathroom
- Max occupancy 4 up to 3 adults
Club Royal Rooms include:
- Same as above but with larger room
- Concierge service
- Internet access
- A sink and fridge
- In-room safe
- Located in a private area w/private pool and independent, restricted areas
For the Kids - Kids 4-12 can enjoy supervised activities daily at the Kids' Club, Playground, games room and kid's pool. Babysitting services available (fee).
Honeymooners - Receive a room upgrade (if available at time of check-in), 1 breakfast in bed, 10% discount massage voucher. Request at time of booking. Requires proof of marriage certificate at check-in and minimum 3 night stay.
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.
Resort Location Map
Occidental Punta CanaPunta Cana,Dominican Republic
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Avenida Espana, Bavaro, Punta Cana 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.
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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.
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