Ocean Sand

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Our Opinion

The Ocean Sand Punta Cana is a resort that makes up the Ocean Resort suites in the Punta Cana resort strip. Guests who stay in this resort are guaranteed to have a very pleasant stay. The staff are incredibly accommodating and attentive. Many of the staff members are genuinely concerned with the experience of your stay, and try their best to accommodate your needs. The buffet restaurants are always replenished and the food is always fresh. The a la carte restaurants are fairly good as well. However, the service tends to be a bit slower in these restaurants than others. Great little coffee shop that's available in the resort as well.


Overview
The delightful Ocean Sand Resort is an all junior suite resort featuring an impressive nine restaurants (including Route 66), ten bars featuring premium drinks, and a huge array of sports such as bowling and a climbing wall. Connecting rooms are perfect for families, and kids and teens will have a blast at their own clubs within the resort.

Location: On the beach, 45 min to Higuey, 20 min from the airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • U307JPbryanm : Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Greatest time thus far

All the staff with one exception who was not truly a resort rep was superb. Attentive, energetic, helpful, and friendly. My family went for mothers birthday and she was treated like a queen by her family as well as the staff at the resort. Much to do. All food was delicious. Additional off campus tours were a little pricey but well worth it as staff there was also very helpful. The head barman in the lobby; 24/7 is what he called himself was excellent and Sara, a guest welcomer also aided in all our needs whenever she saw anyone from our party of 13. As soon as time allows may be going back. Rooms were clean, pools excelled and each day different things to participate in. Awesome night beach party.

  • Winans L :
Lo major de lo major sin duda!!!

Perfect size resort, everything was convenient. Food was great, but what made it great was the entertainment crew. Wilfre, Elias, black coffee, roberto and the rest truly made it worth the while. They made sure everyone was involved and the friendliest crew I ever been around. They would definitely be reason I come back. I haven't done so many activities before from volleyball to water polo, foam party and the jokes. Great great time. Their hard work made it all worth it.The staff was also great in accommodating my family and friends at a reunion here.

  • Chris K :
Amazing trip 4.5/5

Had a blast at this resort and met amazing people. The whole staff was amazing but sexy black in particular made the trip amazing with his smile dancing singing and amazing attitude. The food was good all around some better than others. I recommend sen sai hope for teo he was a great chef and the food was the best there. Sarah was also great at night and helped me improve my dancing. 4.5/5

  • Sharon M : Porthcawl, United Kingdom
Lovely holiday for adults and children

OBS is a lovely resort in Punta Cana. The staff are friendly, the grounds are kept really well and the rooms are spacious. We were travelling as a group of 9 and a forward request for 3 rooms together was accommodated. We weren't privileged customers and received no harassment from the salesmen. We tried each of the a la cartes and enjoyed them all. After purchasing wine and tipping we also unlocked the key to advance reservations so avoided any queues or waiting. The food in the buffet was also excellent and the kids also enjoyed the free room service!Lots of the entertainment is adult focussed but the foam party and beach party were great fun. On times the party pool could get a bit hectic with beer drinking and bottom wiggling competitions and this is a resort favoured by Puerto Ricons but we found all our fellow residents to be good humoured and friendly. The pool was very warm by mid day as was the sea but I think other reviewers have covered off the beach. The water sports were fun and ours really enjoyed the Mable table with Captain Crazy! Nb. You can leave a deposit and borrow a free snorkel and mask and everyone can have 30 minutes on a kayak free each day. The little land trains were invaluable in August as the heat and humidity were testing at times. Special mention to our lovely cleaner who we did tip and generously filled our fridges with large amounts of beer and even a bottle of bubbles ! Also Manuel at the quiet pool bar -a 'Dirty Monkey' with rum (of course) is great !!The youngest (5) in our party loved the daisy club and had a great time making new friends and one night even went in to the kitchen to meet the chefs and decorate a cake !Thanks to all as we had a great time and would return when the weather is a little cooler.

  • liketotan : Teesside
Excellent Holiday

This is our 4th holiday in the Dominican Republic and we loved this hotel. We travelled with our two children (17 and 14). The food was lovely and staff exceptionally friendly. The Italian could do with a new menu -very limited choice on the menu and reminded me of a night at home when you could not think of what to eat so you just have pasta. No pizzas on the menu which was strange?The other restaurants and buffet were however lovely with no reservations required (Mexican, Steakhouse and Route 66 ...didn't try the rest) - hoorah! The pool area was beautiful,spacious and very clean. The pool was large and had a shallow walk-in end that was perfect for children or adults like me who sat there when I got too warm! The swim up bar was well stocked (although it ran out of beer on two days?). The staff were very friendly. One criticism. Too many big groups were allowed to take over the bar area in the pool sometimes. Once you get your drink you really should have some manners and move away to let others in. Maybe if the hotel adopted a slightly stricter policy on this it would help.The rooms were large and ok a little tired but this comes down to guests not respecting their space. We did have issues re not getting enough towels for the number of guests staying in our room. Sharing a wet bath towel is not a pleasant experience and this did happen several times but we always got extra ones when we asked at reception. One other must that needs to happen is hand towels in the bathroom for us ladies with long hair to use. No hand towels were available all holiday although apparently if you paid the maid you got them. Personally having paid over £6000 I don't think I should have to pay any extra for hand towels? So it is something that would have improved my bathroom experience just to have an extra towel for my hair.The grounds were really well maintained and beautiful with lots of wildlife and plants to see. Not sure what the entertainment was like as its not our thing but Mikes Cafe is excellent and they can even make a decent Irish Coffee which is unusual in the Dominican! The drinks did seem a little watered down in our second week which made them not as drinkable as in week one. We ended up leaving a lot of them Would I go back to this hotel? With out a doubt YES! I am quite a hard person to please so that says a lot. We had intended to book straight away again for next year but Thomsons have hiked up the price by a ridiculous amount ( £1200 more for the same holiday!) so it all depends on price as the new price would be too much to pay for a 4* hotel.. so watch this space! If Thomsons sort their prices out, we will be back next year!!

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
  • Items of a personal nature

  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Snacks
  • A la carte dining w/reservations
  • Unlimited International brand drinks & beer
  • House wine w/meals
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Waterpolo
  • Introductory scuba lesson
  • Use of bicycles
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Archery
  • Climbing wall
  • Dance lessons
  • Spanish lessons
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Disco, drinks included
  • 334 Junior Suites in four 3-storey buildings
  • 3 buffet restaurants
  • 6 a la carte restaurants, dress code & reservations required
  • 10 bars including Swim-up bar
  • Disco
  • 2 pools
  • Jacuzzi
  • 9-hole golf course on-site
  • Tennis courts
  • Climbing wall
  • Fitness facilities
  • Sauna (fee)
  • Groceries & sundries shop
  • Boutique & gift shop
  • Spa
  • Free WiFi in lobby

Junior Suites include:

  • 1 king or 2 queen beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Living area
  • Sofa bed
  • Mini-fridge
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • In-room safe
  • Iron
  • Full bathroom w/jacuzzi
  • Hairdryer
  • Balcony
  • Max occupancy 5, no more than 4 adults

Junior Suite Deluxe & Junior Suite Golf Rooms also available. Additional room categories available, please inquire.

For the Kids - Kids 4-12 can enjoy supervised children's activities daily at the Kids' Club from 9:45am-12:30pm & 3-6pm, games room, and playground. Babysitting service available (fee).

Upgrade Your Package! - For a surcharge, upgrade your room to any category and receive:

  • Private check-in and check-out
  • Concierge service
  • Fruit basket
  • Dominican cigars (3 per room/week)
  • 24-hour room service
  • Use of bathrobe and slippers
  • Beach towels in room
  • Nightly turn-down service
  • 30-minute massage (per adult/stay)
  • Please inquire for prices. Inclusions subject to change.


If upgrading to a Junior Suite Deluxe you also receive:

  • In-room jacuzzi
  • Daily fruit in room
  • Gourmet beach dinner
  • Free dinner at two different specialty restaurants
  • Motorized watersports (1 hour/person/day)
  • 30-minute catamaran cruise per day
  • 30-minute horseback ride (per person/stay)
  • One diving excursion (per certified diver/week)
  • Please inquire for prices. Inclusions subject to change.


If upgrading to a Junior Suite Golf you also receive:

  • Use of lockers
  • Daily fruit in room
  • One free dinner at specialty restaurant
  • Motorized watersports (1 hour/person/day)
  • 30-minute horseback ride (per person/stay)
  • Please inquire for prices. Inclusions subject to change.


If upgrading to a Honeymoon Suite you also receive:

  • In-room jacuzzi
  • DVD player
  • Breakfast in room with sparkling wine morning after arrival
  • Private Spanish and Meringue lessons
  • Late housekeeping service
  • 1 hour romantic night-time horseback ride (per person/stay)
  • One free dinner at specialty restaurant
  • 30-minute catamaran cruise per day
  • Please inquire for prices. Inclusions subject to change.


Golf Bonus - Play 18 holes of golf at the White Sands Golf Course for US$100. Includes use of golf cart. 3-day package available for US$270, or a 5-day package for US$400. Subject to availability of tee-off times. Book & pay in Canada.

Honeymoon Bonus - Receive a fruit basket and bottle of rum when booking a Junior Suite. Honeymooners who book the Honeymoon Suite will receive 30 min massage, private Spanish lesson, private merengue lesson and Dominican cigars in the room (3 cigars per room per week). Request when you book. Requires proof of marriage.

Wedding Packages - Available, please inquire for further details.

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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  • Ocean Sand
    Punta Cana,Dominican Republic

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Ocean Blue & Sand
Playa Arena Gorda, 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.

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. Escapes.ca cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules.

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