Originally constructed in 2001, Occidental Punta Cana was recently renovated in late 2016. The resort's relatively low rates and beachfront setting keeps families and partiers alike flocking to the property. Most guests at the resort are also visiting from Russia and Canada.
Occidental Punta Cana sits right on Bavaro Beach, Punta Cana’s most popular stretch of sand with restaurants, casinos, and bars. Coco Bongo, a famous Caribbean nightclub with epic Las-Vegas style shows, is a short 10-minute drive from the resort while a beautiful breathtaking oceanfront golf course is a 35 minute drive. Adrenaline junkies can get their fix at a nearby adventure park that has zip lines, horseback riding, a paintball field, and a short bungee jump. The Punta Cana International Airport is roughly a 25 minute drive.
Like many other massive resorts in the area, there are a number of features at Occidental Punta Cana. The gorgeous sandy beach is the main draw where free non-motorized water sports include stand-up paddleboards, kayaks, and Hobie Cat catamarans. The resort’s three pools offer something for everyone. One pool is a huge party pool with a swim-up pool bar and cold-water whirlpools, while the others are more relaxed and include children areas. The resort also offers a spa, gym, kid activities, and 11 restaurants to choose from as part of the all-inclusive plan.
Accommodations at the resort are simple and modern with a mix of varieties. All rooms feature either pool, garden, or ocean-view. All necessary traveling amenities are included in the rooms and upgraded rooms will feature more.
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Cons:The Bars could stay open after 10pm... They all close at 10, but the one at the beach, but thats only for Royal Level customers, which, thank goodness we were!
Cons:I don't review resorts often but the Occidental Punta Cana is an exception to the rest. After flying in, we waited in line to check in for an hour. We were then taken to our dark, dated room that was supposed to have one king bed, only to find two twin size beds pushed together to form one giant bed. Normally this would not be so bad if it were not for the fact that if you laid anywhere near the middle you would simply fall through, as the beds slid apart. The next morning we waited in line for another hour at the front desk in hopes of getting the room we paid for, only to be told to come back tomorrow. Relaxing on the beach was also impossible, since every five minutes a pushy salesman would walk by trying to sell any junk you could need. Again, this would not be so bad if they simply moved along as you said "no thank you" but this was not the case, on one occasion we were lectured for five minutes on how saying "no thank you" was rude. After finally deciding to go to bed, we were awoken at 4am by loud screaming and the sound of a fist fight in the common area of the building our room was in. The third morning we finally got a new room with one king beg, but in this room the safe was broken, and the door knob inside the bathroom was ripped off. Later that night we also learned that the resort turned off the water supply to the room after 1AM. The moral of the story is that if you have a family or want to relax, spend the extra money and stay at a 4 or 5 star resort.
|Check in anytime after 3:00 PM, check out anytime before 12:00 PM|
|Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.|
Yes, reservations at Occidental Punta Cana can be cancelled free of charge with some of our providers. Make sure to read the provider's cancellation policy.
Yes, guests staying at Occidental Punta Cana can enjoy a free breakfast.
Yes, Occidental Punta Cana has a restaurant on-site.
Check-in time is 3:00 PM and check-out time is 12:00 PM at Occidental Punta Cana.
Yes, Occidental Punta Cana offers free parking.
Yes, Occidental Punta Cana offers free Wi-Fi.
Occidental Punta Cana is located 1.3 km from the centre of Punta Cana. Princess Tower Casino Punta Cana is the closest landmark to Occidental Punta Cana.
Yes, Occidental Punta Cana has a pool on-site.
Occidental Punta Cana is 16.1 km from Punta Cana. Occidental Punta Cana is 57.2 km from La Romana.
No, Occidental Punta Cana does not offer free airport shuttle service.
For those that will be staying at the Occidental Punta Cana with their families, consider booking the Family Special package, as it will provide you with early check-in and allow your first child to stay at the hotel for free. To have a particularly luxurious vacation, there is the Live Your Barcelo Stories package, which includes early check-in and either a free round-trip airport transfer, or a fully stocked minibar.
If you will be visiting the Occidental Punta Cana with a group of people or your family, select one of the Family Junior Suites, as they can fit up to five people and contain a sofa bed, living room, and a work desk. For a room that provides a particularly scenic view, opt for a Junior Suite Ocean Front, as they directly overlook the water and come with additional perks, such as private check-in and check-out, daily restocking of the mini fridge, and concierge service. If you would prefer a more affordable room, there is the Superior Deluxe Room that is still comfortable and provides standard perks, like a safe and flat screen television.
To spend a majority of your stay at the Occidental Punta Cana by enjoying the nearby ocean, take advantage of the windsurfing, boogie boarding, and snorkeling equipment that can be rented by guests for free. Additionally, the hotel is equipped with a basketball court, a beach soccer area, and a volleyball court, as well as dance classes, darts, badminton, and life-size chess, allowing visitors to stay active and remain fit during their vacations.
For those that will be visiting the Occidental Punta Cana with their families, there are a variety of activities to keep the little ones entertained during your trip, including a Kids Club that is open everyday from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm and is meant for guests between the ages of 4 and 12. Some examples of activities at this club are arts and crafts, board game competitions, a mini disco party that takes place every night at 8:30 pm, and movie viewings.
As the region does not have an extensive public transportation system that connects the two locations, the best way to go from Punta Cana International Airport to the Occidental Punta Cana is by taking a local taxi or reserving a shuttle service through a private company. Depending on which taxi you use, your fare will end up costing you around 1,775 DOP (approximately 35 USD) each way. If you decide to book a private shuttle service instead, the price will be around 1,320 DOP for a round-trip reservation (approximately 26 USD). (Prices checked 03/07/19).