Occidental at Xcaret Destination

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Our Opinion

The Occidental at Xcaret Destination is a great location for families and couples who want to explore the Riviera Maya. It is located right next to the Xcaret water park where you can snorkel amongst thousands of fish, swim with dolphins and much more. The biggest downside to this resort is that the beach, while nice, is man-made and fairly small. Clean facilities and friendly staff.


Overview

The Occidental at Xcaret Destination is a magnificent resort designed as almost a town unto itself! Its international character is reflected in the culinary variety on more than 20 restaurants & bars to choose from, 5 swimming pools, numerous shops and a lively disco. The extensive facilities and activities also include a Turkish spa, archery court, ecological and cultural hike, and bike tours. 

The Occidental at Xcaret Destination offers each guest a greatly discounted day pass to the breathtaking natural wonder of the eco-archeological Xcaret Park. Located adjacent to the resort and within walking distance, travelers with a taste for eco-touring and adventure can explore the remains of a Mayan village, snorkel through ancient caves and underwater gardens, swim with dolphins, or observe jaguars, butterflies, tropical birds and other indigenous species in their natural habitat. Discounted tickets for Xcaret Park may be purchased at the resort's front desk.

Location: On a man-made beach, next to Xcaret Eco-Park, 10 minutes from Playa del Carmen, 50 minutes from the airport.


Highlights
  • Located with an ecological and historical preserve, with easy access to Xcaret eco-park
  • Lush hotel grounds, home to native animals
  • Friendly service
  • Nice, large pools with loungers
  • Lots of restaurant options

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • martindT3257TA : Montreal, Canada
Perfect retreat

Perfect resort, magnificient hotels and pool. The ocean is ok if you want to see a lot of fishes. The beach is very small but it's ok. We preferred doing some snorkling than some tanning. The restaurant are very good and the staff is helpfull.

  • dionnefrancine60 : Ottawa, Canada
Great Holidays

The resort is great. Nice to be away from the hustle and bustle, with the animals, forest it was a real disconnect.I have no complaints with this resort. Rooms facilities buffet, a la carte are very good. This place makes great margaritas....A special thanks to the Captain of the Mexican restaurant. You have done a great job to meet my fiance (Luc) resquest. It was a surprise for me.And the the Tacos stand upstairs, well Roman, you a the Capitain of service, and a great sense of humor... especially from Luc's jokes (a skeleton walks in a bar......)The only thing is the beach, however a taxi ride to the public beach in Playa del Carmen is a cheap option for the day.Well for the annoying shared option plans, well, I guess you can just brush them off.The excursion we took to see Tulum and Cenota, the guide did over and above his role. Thank you very much Martin, Gonazlo and Wilson. You made our day.....will be back

  • Tracey-clark1 :
Truly amazing

A family of 3 we stayed for two weeks. My partners 16year old son, who wants to be a zoologist, found the wildlife amazing. From monkey swinging in the trees, raccoons, parrots, Tucans, Agouti’s, not to mention the fantastic marine life and colourful butterflies. This hotel is a beautiful eco park. The seafood restaurant was closed for renovations but the other restaurants offered a good choice of food.The staff are incredibly friendly, going out of their way to make our stay memorable. The sheltered cove creates a perfect still lagoon that’s safe for young children. No rough waves like those in Cancun.We had a leak in the air con in our room, maintenance were there in 10 minutes and had it sorted 10 minutes later. I really can’t find fault. The rooms were clean and tidy. This was my 5th time to Mexico and it never disappoints.

  • Lorna B :
Virgin Club Room

We visited 27th November for 2 weeks.Stayed in the Virgin Holidays block 22. Our room was lovely and most of the time cool enough with a fan. No need for the AC. The maids are amazing and come twice a day. Consuela was our maid and she was super lovely...Room was clean and bed was amazing and huge!! Bathroom Not one problem.The hotel it's self never sleeps,staff are always tidying,restocking and replenishing etc. They take such good care of it and the staff are all so friendly and lovely especially kenny in the spa who did my 2 massages and Roman in the pacos tacos.There are animals everywhere!! It's mesmerising. Monkeys will regularly swing byThe buffet restaurants offer lots of variety for all 3 meals. Mexican,Oriental,Carribean and healthy. As well as salads and made to order stations. The a la carte restaurants are a bit of a let down. Slow to serve and little choices and the choices on the menu are a bit Wild.The beach is BEAUTIFUL. Towels are available everywhere. Me and my husband had an amazing time.

  • Heathervanessapratt :
Lovely holiday

Staying in this hotel was lovely, plenty of places to relax and chill and amazing wildlife. We went to the spa for a massage which was ace, the staff are kind and friendly. Lots of spaces by the pool and nothing is too far to walk to on the beautiful grounds.My tips.- Take a decent mosquito repellent (very important if you get bitten like me.- Don’t worry about buying a full duration ticket to the park, you will be able to explore the non additionally paid areas of the park within a day.- You will find that you will be asked if you are interested in excursions, spa treatments and about joining their exclusive areas several time unless you politely say you are not interested and they will back off.If you stick with this then all will be fine! Enjoy your trip!

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
  • Snacks
  • 3 a la carte dinners/week with reservations
  • Unlimited Domestic and International drinks, House Wine included
  • In-room mini-bar with water, soft drinks and beer 
  • Kids club
  • Lounge chair and towels (pool/beach)
  • Spa facilities: sauna, steamroom and Jacuzzi
  • Snorkeling
  • Waterpolo
  • Introductory scuba diving lesson
  • Tennis
  • Mini-golf
  • Volleyball
  • Archery
  • Fitness facilities
  • Aerobics
  • Darts & ping-pong
  • Pool table
  • Spanish lessons
  • Dance lessons
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Free admission to the Disco, drinks included

Transat Holidays Distinction Inclusions

  • Transportation (direct transfers between airport and complex)
  • A la carte dinners (4/week, reservations required)
  • Welcome cocktail upon arrival
  • Mini-bar restocked daily (water, soft drinks and beer)
  • Selected international drinks (unlimited) 
  • Safety deposit box (free)
  • Cool Towel upon arrival
  • Bathrobes and slippers in room
  • Beach towels in room
  • Concierge service

Preference Club Inclusions

  • WiFi (1 hour/person/day at the lobby)
  • Distinct identifcation bracelet
  • Dedicated room location
  • Bottle of tequila in room upon arrival
  • VIP room amenities
  • Spa discount (15%)
  • Separate check-in

Royal Club Inclusions

  • Complimentary (complimentary WiFi in Royal Club lobby)
  • Private check-in/out 
  • Personal concierge service
  • Private lounge
  • In-room dining
  • Preferred seating at all a la carte restaurants
  • Exclusive dining room (for breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • Exclusive pool
  • Exclusive beach area
  • Nightly turn down service
  • Beach towels in room
  • Premium brand drinks

Unlimited Xcaret Xperience Inclusions

  • Unlimited access and multi entrance all day long to Xcaret park facilities
  • Reserved area at the Gran Tlachco Theater during the 'Xcaret Mexico Espectacular' show
  • VIP Check-In
  • In room robes and slippers during stay
  • Bottle of tequila and fruit plate in room
  • Complimentary mini-bar refilled daily
  • 10% off on meals and beverages at Xcaret Park
  • 30% off 90-minute "WAYAK" special Mayan Massage
  • Private eco-cultural tour for the Hotel's guests
  • Free access to the children's activity - Archaeologist for one day
  • Free delivery to the room of purchases made at any of the stores in Xcaret Park
  • $920USD Resort & Park Credit broken down as follows:
    • $500 RESORT CREDIT at Occidental Grand Xcaret
    • $420 USD Discounts in Tours & Activities for use Inside the Parks

*A 7 night minimum stay is required when reserving any of the Unlimited Xcaret Xperience room categories.

  • 757 rooms in several 1-3-storey buildings
  • 11 restaurants, including 5 a la carte 
  • Snack bars
  • 10 bars
  • Disco
  • Beach Club
  • 5 outdoor pools
  • Jacuzzis
  • Children's pool at Kids' Club
  • Eco-archeological Xcaret Park (fee)
  • 2 tennis courts
  • 2 paddleball courts
  • Shopping
  • Mini-mart
  • ATM
  • Business centre
  • Wi-Fi (fee)
  • Fitness facilities
  • Full service spa with sauna (fee)
  • Beauty salon (fee) 
  • Laundry services (fee)
  • 24 hour medical service (fee)
  • Fishing Charters and Dive Center 
  • Car rental
  • Golf nearby

Deluxe Room

  • 1 king or 2 double beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • In-room safe
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Wi-Fi (fee)
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Max occupancy 4 persons
  • Maximum 3 adults
  • Maximum 2 children

Deluxe Room Preference Club

  • 1 king or 2 double beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • In-room safe
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Wi-Fi (fee)
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Bathrobes and slippers in room
  • Concierge service
  • Mini-bar restocked daily (water, soft drinks, beer & bottle of Tequila)
  • See All Inclusive section for complete list of inclusions
  • Max occupancy 4 persons 
  • Maximum 3 adults
  • Maximum 2 children

Deluxe Room Preference Club Unlimited Xcaret Experience

  • 1 king or 2 double beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • In-room safe
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Wi-Fi (fee)
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Bathrobes and slippers in room
  • Concierge service
  • Mini-bar restocked daily (water, soft drinks, beer & bottle of Tequila)
  • Unlimited access and multi-entrance all day long to Xcaret Park facilities
  • Resort credit
  • See All Inclusive section for complete list of inclusions
  • Max occupancy 4 persons 
  • Maximum 3 adults
  • Maximum 2 children

Junior Suite Preference Club

  • 1 king or 2 double beds
  • More spacious
  • Living area with sofa
  • Air-conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • In-room safe
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Wi-Fi (fee)
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Bathrobes and slippers in room
  • Concierge service
  • Mini-bar restocked daily (water, soft drinks, beer & bottle of Tequila)
  • See All Inclusive section for complete list of inclusions
  • Max occupancy 4 persons 
  • Maximum 3 adults
  • Maximum 2 children

Junior Suite Grand Concierge Preference Club

  • 1 king or 2 double beds
  • More spacious
  • Living area with sofa
  • Air-conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • In-room safe
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Wi-Fi (fee)
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Bathrobes and slippers in room
  • Concierge service
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Mini-bar restocked daily (water, soft drinks, beer & bottle of Tequila)
  • See All Inclusive section for complete list of inclusions
  • Max occupancy 4 persons 
  • Maximum 3 adults
  • Maximum 2 children

Junior Suite Grand Romance Preference Club

  • 1 king or 2 double beds
  • Exclusive section
  • More spacious
  • Living area with sofa
  • Air-conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • In-room safe
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Wi-Fi (fee)
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Bathrobes and slippers in room
  • Concierge service
  • Mini-bar restocked daily (water, soft drinks, beer & bottle of Tequila)
  • Massage (30 minute couples massage at the spa)
  • Spa discount (10% discount on spa treatments)
  • Turn-down service
  • Welcome gift
  • Bottle of champagne in room upon arrival
  • Breakfast (morning continental breakfast in bed, once/stay, contact your concierge)
  • Dinner (romantic dinner, once/stay)
  • Treats (chocolate covered strawberries)
  • See All Inclusive section for complete list of inclusions
  • Max occupancy 4 persons 
  • Maximum 3 adults
  • Maximum 2 children

Royal Club Luxury Room

  • Exclusive section
  • Spacious and elegantly appointed
  • 1 king or 2 double beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • In-room safe
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Wi-Fi (fee)
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Bathrobes and slippers in room
  • Concierge service
  • Mini-bar restocked daily (water, soft drinks, beer & bottle of Tequila)
  • Internet (complimentary in Royal Club Lobby)
  • Room service from 7:30 am to 10:30 pm
  • Turn-down service
  • See All Inclusive section for complete list of inclusions
  • Max occupancy 4 persons 
  • Maximum 3 adults
  • Maximum 2 children
  • Exclusive section
  • Spacious and elegantly appointed
  • Separate living room with small dining area
  • Private bedroom with balcony
  • 1 king or 2 double beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • In-room safe
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Wi-Fi (fee)
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Bathrobes and slippers in room
  • Concierge service
  • Mini-bar restocked daily (water, soft drinks, beer & bottle of Tequila)
  • Internet (complimentary in Royal Club Lobby)
  • Room service from 7:30 am to 10:30 pm
  • Turn-down service
  • See All Inclusive section for complete list of inclusions
  • Max occupancy 4 persons 
  • Maximum 3 adults
  • Maximum 2 children

Restaurants

Le Buffet

  • Buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • International Cuisine
  • Dress code: Casual

Sonora Grill

  • A la Carte for dinner
  • Steakhouse
  • Evening dress code: Formal

La Hacienda

  • A la Carte for dinner
  • Mexican Cuisine
  • Evening dress code: Formal

Los Olivos

  • A la Carte for dinner
  • Italian Cuisine
  • Evening dress code: Formal 

D'Oriental

  • A la Carte for dinner
  • Asian Fusion Cuisine
  • Evening dress code: Formal  

Paco's Tacos

  • A la Carte for dinner
  • Mexican Cuisine
  • Evening dress code: Casual 

La Piazza

  • Pizzeria (dinner)
  • Evening dress code: Casual 

El Lago

  • Snack Bar  

El Pescador

  • A la Carte for dinner
  • Seafood Cuisine
  • Reservation required
  • Evening dress code: Formal  

Club de Playa

  • Buffet for breakfast and lunch
  • International Cuisine

Royal Club

  • A la Carte for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Royal Club section only
  • Evening dress code: Semi-formal 

Bars

  • Lobby Bar
  • La Caleta Beach bar
  • La Terraza Main Bar
  • La Bodequita Theatre bar
  • El Hundido Pool bar
  • Sports Bar
  • Disco Palenque
  • El Lago Snack Bar
  • Flamencos Sports Bar 
  • Bar Cangrejos 

Kids Deals - One Child Stays, Plays and Eats FREE offer is available at select times. Savings will be reflected in online prices automatically. Applicable to the Deluxe Room One Kid Eats & Stays Free room category only.  Limited inventory available.

For the Kids - Kids 4-12 can enjoy supervised activities daily at the Kids' Club, Playground and kid's pool. Babysitting service available (fee).

Spa services including:

  • Body Treatments
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Sauna

Honeymooners - To be eligible for the honeymoon package, newlyweds must advise at the time of booking and present their proof of wedding, dated within the last month, upon arrival at the hotel. 

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 at Xcaret Destination
    Riviera Maya,Mexico

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Occidental Grand Xcaret All Inclusive Resort
Carretera Federal Chetumal-Puerto Juarez Km. 282, #307 Solidaridad, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico

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.

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