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Fargo, North Dakota
Reviewed yesterday NEW

A few pros and a lot of cons with this resort. I'll start with the pros. 1. Beach was beautiful. Long beach, beautiful sand, big swimming area. 2. Always loungers on the beach and by the pool available. However, getting to the swim-up bar was difficult due to the number of drunk spring-breakers. 3. Specialty restaurants were great; easy to...

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Cambridge, Canada
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Party of 4 adults travelled from Toronto to Punta Cana, without kids. We booked late (no upgrades were available), and had no illusions about what we booked, and we picked the resort for the beaches in Punta Cana: • Check-in: Pearson check-in with Sunwing was slow – 3 hours – print your boarding passes at home and skip the check-in...

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Charleston, West Virginia
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Upon arriving at the Occidental Caribe, we had a little bit of problems with check-in. Not a lot of the staff was fluent enough in English to adequately help us and everyone kept telling us different things. It took a few hours to get sorted out and although our party of 8 had all requested rooms beside eachother, some of...

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

My boyfriend and I just got back yesterday from Occidental Caribe with another couple. Let me start off by saying I rarely write reviews but I felt as if I had to write one for this hotel. Overall our stay was good I would only really complain about the staff and the rooms. The staff was not helpful and very...

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Rootstown, Ohio
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

This place is beautiful. The beach is the nicest I've ever seen. No seaweed. Warm, clear water. The food is plentiful and easily accessible, the quality is just okay. The entertainment begins at 9:30 nightly in the amphitheater. Good shows, talented performers. Sound system not good if you are sitting in back. Casino is not really worth mentioning, it's super...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I travelled to the Occidental Caribe on March break with my graduating high school class and I must say I was so disappointed. Nothing is more important to me than safety and comfort and I truly had none. The security was terrible and unreliable. My roommate and I had a combined total of $90 stolen straight from our shelves since...

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Hagerstown, Maryland
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Let me preface this review that I am not a terribly picky person, however I do expect a certain level of service when staying at a resort. I will say the beach is beautiful. Lovely ocean and white sand. We had several issues. First the check in is chaotic. No information is given about the resort at all. It would...

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Waukegan, Illinois
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

a lady working at the bar MARIA RAMIREZ was always nice and helpfull and gave us good advises what to do inside and outside the resort she is somebody you can trust.The one thing i didnt like from our room was the shower door its like a half door and i couldnt take a good shower because lot a water...

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Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A bunch of friends and I (Seniors in college) just spent 6 nights at Occidental Caribe. Overall it was a great time and had a blast. The best bartenders on site were Dorotero and Yimi. Both of these gentleman were usually at the swim-up bar and were both extremely nice and fun to talk with. I also give high praise...

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Island Park, New York
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

First glance it looks pretty. This hotel at one time had to be really nice. I was with a party of 8 people so 4 couples. They tried to kill you with kindness upon entry with an upgrade but don't let this fool you they take you up to a special room with a bar and snacks and lots of...

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Marcos C, Director General at Occidental Caribe, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I sincerely appreciate the time you spent to share your comments following your visit to our hotel, our guests feedback is of utmost importance to ensure our demanding standards of service at all times, please accept our sincere apologies for any inconsistency you may have experienced during your stay. We do apologize for the technical problems you encountered...

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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
  • Spa
  • Casino and Gambling
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
  • Room Service

Additional Information about Occidental Caribe

Address: Carretera Macao s/n | Playa Arena Gorda, Punta Cana 23301, Dominican Republic (Formerly Barcelo Punta Cana)
Region: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > La Altagracia Province > Punta Cana
Price Range: RM541 - RM1,285 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Occidental Caribe 3.5*
Number of rooms: 798
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Also Known As:
Barcelo Punta Cana Hotel Punta Cana
Breezes Punta Cana
Barcelo Punta Cana Resort
Barcelo Premium Punta Cana
Barcelo Dominican Punta Cana
Punta Cana Barcelo
Hotel Style:
#39 Casino Hotel in Punta Cana
#54 Top resorts Hotel in Punta Cana
#55 Spa Hotel in Punta Cana
#57 On the Beach Hotel in Punta Cana
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“If you are looking for a relaxing vacation, this is not the place for you.”
 of 5 bubbles VanessaB931, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Building 2 – facing the water/pool (2 to 3 floor)”
 of 5 bubbles johnbE7524OB, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room in the renovated section.”
 of 5 bubbles stevesP7433CB, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Request a suite, as it will be a little quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles 36edward, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Don't bother buying an "oceanfront" room because I had an incredible view of the main pool and beach from the standard suite.”
 of 5 bubbles genor2015, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
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