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Car. Arena Gorda, Bavaro, Punta Cana 23301 Dominican Republic
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Nestled on the wonderful beaches of Bavaro, and immersed in tropical foliage, close to the White Sands golf course, the Ocean Blue and Sand is an all-inclusive resort featuring suite accommodations, two luxurious pools, casino, spa and fitness center, dive center and an extensive activity program including childrens' and teen mini clubs, to make your stay an unforgettable experience. All-inclusive: Meals, drinks, cocktails and snacks included 24 hours. Some additional services are available at additional charge. Free WiFi available in all the resort areas.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Casino and Gambling
Babysitting
Parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
Snack bar
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Diving
Tennis court
Aerobics
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Karaoke
Table tennis
Nightclub / DJ
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Salon
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
VIP room facilities
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Laptop safe
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Smoking rooms available
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Alana H wrote a review Nov 2022
Morgantown, West Virginia7 contributions2 helpful votes
First off, let me begin by saying I have stayed at this same resort about eight years ago. My first experience at Ocean Blue was much different than my most recent. Unfortunately, things have gone downhill in a number of areas. Also, I have traveled and stayed at more all- inclusive resorts than the first time I came to this resort, so I have encountered what I would consider more five-star service and know what to expect even in other countries. One of the biggest downsides was the service. For some workers, it appeared they were too busy having side conversations and doing something else than willing to help the guest. For example, I was the only one waiting in line at the sandwich station; however, the girl continued to have multiple conversations with co-workers while I stood there for 5 min seeming like I was an inconvenience to her discussion. Things like that seemed to happen all week. Also, the coffee shop typically only had one worker; however, the lines were always crazy long. At the Italian restaurant, we sat for probably 10-15 min before a server even came to bring us water. I could go on and on with examples of problems with service. Room service was subpar. They did not refill our refrigerator with drinks daily, and never provided us with enough clean towels and no wash rags whatsoever. Also, the towel station was a joke. They never seemed to have clean beach/pool towels. The fact that you have to use cards to get them and couldn’t get fresh towels when needed is a huge inconvenience when you have young children that need dry towels often. The kids club was also a huge let down for us. We had two children ages 5 & 6. The club has very limited hours 9:45-12 and 3-5. The worker never seemed to be on time, and there were never any other children in there at all. Our kids enjoyed coloring and creating art projects, but overall, it was a letdown and we felt bad sending them because of the lack of children. Overall, we enjoyed our trip, but we had to overlook a lot of little things that make saying at an all-inclusive enjoyable service being one.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Debora M wrote a review Aug 2021
Paterson, New Jersey7 contributions12 helpful votes
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This was our fourth time at Ocean Blue and again we had a great stay. Osvaldo our butler was fantastic. Our daughter had an issue with her room and he was able to get it resolved quickly. The Blue Team was fabulous! Pokemon, Espaquetti, Cherry and Chocolate kept us busy and entertained. Elvin our waiter at the Privilege breakfast was wonderful, especially with our grandson. Richard at the beach bar was great. By the second day he knew exactly what we wanted when we went up for a drink. Food was very good except at the Italian. Our grandkids ordered pasta and it was awful. Steakhouse was outstanding. Steak was perfectly cooked and delicious. Japanese was great. Although only certain restaurants are open each night we were able to try them all. Our younger grandson had fun at the Daisy Club, but older ones were disappointed that the teen club was closed. Overall another great stay. Can't wait to go back next year!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 19 Aug 2021
Dear guest Thank you for sharing your comment about your experience with us. For the whole Ocean family it is a pleasure to always assist you. We will be sharing your comment of gratitude to the collaborators mentioned by you. Thank you for choosing us and we hope to have you back soon. regards!
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Mammie wrote a review Nov 2022
Marlborough, Massachusetts1 contribution
I have to tell people about our experience at Ocean Blue. We purchased the Privileged package, my whole family (21 of us). We had Fernando as our Butler (thank you again) Fernand. He was absolutely incredible. He scheduled all our dinners ( always showing up in advance to make sure everything was perfect for our arrival. He's showed up with a tram to make sure we got to our dinner every night. We had a medical emergency and he got a taxi and even offered to go to the hospital with us. He was the reason our vacation was a dream come true for our whole family. The staff couldn't have been friendlier or more helpful. Our rooms was always clean and our fridge always packed. Grounds and pool were in pristine shape. Go Privileged and let the fun begin.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Beverly H wrote a review Nov 2022
3 contributions1 helpful vote
I just want to give a 5 star shout out to the staff at this hotel. I’m a vegetarian, and let me tell you this hotel goes above and beyond for accommodations for people with dietary restrictions. Upon check in you advise them, and they provide a card that has your name, room number and the accommodations you require. The staff at every alacart we ate at were beyond helpful, and seemed to care more for my comfort at meal time that of restaurants at home in Canada. The buffet has plaques that outline what has been included in the food so you are aware of the hidden ingredients. Trust me, this is a blessing! The team at Ocean Blue and Sand always took care to ensure my satisfaction as well as the other members of my party, not once did I feel like I was a difficult person, the complete opposite, I was made to feel extremely welcome and important. In closing, if your needs are not typical at meal time please grace this resort with your presence. The week we spend at this resort is going to be remembered with a smile on my face for quite sometime. Beverly November 23 - December 1, 2022 Room 4227
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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wendy1961 wrote a review Nov 2022
Toronto, Canada7 contributions12 helpful votes
My husband and I went here in November. Resort is just ok. It’s grounds are pretty but dated. First room the AC did not work. Room would not go down past 26 degrees. They finally sent a maintenance guy who brought not one tool with him. Not even a screw driver to open the grate. We found a pen cap in the room to open it. He took a 2 second look and said it’s ok. My husband does maintenance and told him it’s not ok. He just insisted it was and left. We finally got moved to another room where the AC was sufficient but could not get the room down under 23 degrees. They have renovated most rooms but they obviously did not renovate the AC units in the room. My husband could see about 25 years of caked on dust on the AC filter when the “maintenance guy” opened the grate. No wonder they don’t work properly. They need to renovate everything in the room, not just the decor. Food was just ok. I honestly never got excited about going to breakfast, lunch or dinner. The Japanese was delicious though. I will give that chef absolute credit for creating such a delicious meal. I’m not a fussy eater but most days it was just ok. Some days food items were better than others. We had three different maids and they all did a wonderful job and very friendly. Most staff there are friendly. The guy who runs the bowling alley is not friendly at all. Kind of grumpy. They really need to make the massage hut into a non swim up pool bar. It’s sits between both pools, so it’s in a perfect location. It was a pain every time you wanted a drink you had to get in the pool to go the swim up bar. The massage hut was empty all week. No fault of the ladies who do the massages. They went around all day asking if people were interested in a massage. I felt bad for them because most people said no. Put the massage hut off to the side. Use that spot for a ground level bar. Sports bar had no snack food in it at all which surprised me. Other resorts we have gone to, they have hot dogs, popcorn etc. We made the best of it. I wouldn’t go back as there are so many nicer, newer resorts. Lastly the carts that run along the walkways constantly are a pain. Make a lane just for the carts and a lane just for people walking. We had to keep moving over to almost the grass whenever we walked to the main part of the resort because another cart wanted to get past us. On some walks, six carts passed us. It’s actually unsafe, especially for people with children. We also had to set our alarm for 7 am every morning so my husband could go and get two loungers with an umbrella. Everyone was out at 7 am doing the same. If you didn’t you baked in the sun all day. Not enough umbrellas. He would go back to bed for another hour but this was supposed to be our vacation to just finally sleep in. The resort needs to invest in more umbrellas. The resort was just ok. We had a nice time but so many things need improvement. I would not go back to this resort in the future.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Natasha B wrote a review Nov 2022
The hotel as a whole is amazing! We’ve had a great experience. The staff are great, would especially like to mention Juana who was one of the best bar staff! She was always so kind and she always made conversation with me and my family! She also makes the best banana mamas!!! There’s tons of activities to do as well including the games with the entertainment team, the water sports, bowling, pool, archery and the batting cages which are all really fun! They really add to the holiday, particularly the entertainment! The little things that the hotel has to offer such as the coffee shop and the ice cream parlour really made the hotel that much more amazing! The beach had slightly eroded but not much more the hotel can do for that but there’s still plenty of space!
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Denise M wrote a review Nov 2022
Calgary, Canada1 contribution3 helpful votes
Having just spent a week at this resort with my sister I wanted to share my experience. Check-in was fast and we were pleasantly surprised by our room as it was large, spacious, clean and comfortable. We spent most of our day on the beach and late afternoon at the pool. We always managed to find chairs though the beach is small but from what I understand that is due to damage from recent hurricanes…still no complaints and the water was great for a dip. The entertainment was good. We enjoyed the disco and the nightly shows. The food at the buffet was good though this would be the only complaint we had all week…service was very slow as we were often almost done our meal by the time our drinks arrived. We tried the Italian, Steakhouse, and Japanese a la cartes and all were good but the Sensai Japanese restaurant was second to none! In fact, the food was so good and the entire staff so friendly that we ate there 4 nights in a row…yes, 4! A huge shout out to Nathaniel, Teo, Danny, Pablo, Rosalbo, Hector, Martin, Alejandro, Romano and dear Hefsiba! You made our trip and we miss you all! 😘 Hefsiba, you’re warm, caring smile will always be remembered and Romano, we can’t thank you enough for the care you provided when my sister injured her leg. You are all amazing and we hope to visit you again one day!
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: If you prefer to be close to the pool and beach buildings 5 and 6 are the best choice. Definitely...
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CeeandRob wrote a review Nov 2022
Swindon, United Kingdom123 contributions71 helpful votes
We stayed here for 9 nights, the resort is quite large but often a golf cart/taxi will take you around if timed right! The pools are large and beautifully clean, the pool bars are great and a special mention to Manual who looked after us and our Mojotos! (With extra brown sugar!) The buffet is large and I am a fussy eater but always found something. There are 3 or 4 live cooking stations too. Service is a little slow on drinks and often having to wave someone over to take order. The best restaurant was Sensai Japanese, you need to book on the day at the main breakfast buffet but go early as it is popular! All food here is cooked fresh in front of you. Mikes coffee bar is fab for hot or frozen coffee too. The beach is lovely and you can walk right along to see other resorts too. The only thing lacking really is sun parasols and the heat was extreme at 30 degrees. The entertainment was good! We enjoyed most evenings and went to the onsite club a couple of times. If you like a Rose wine be warned its only available at the lobby bar, if you want it with a meal in a restaurant is chargeable starting at 40 dollars, so take a glass in with you! On arrival our room wasn't up to scratch it smelt damp and the whirlpool bath was badly stained and not what you expect from a 5* resort, we tried to call reception and the phone didn't work, so we went to reception and they quickly provided a solution to a new room, which was much better. We were happy with how this was handled. A couple of points, do not forget suncream! (I know, totally our fault and a silly and costly mistake!) 27 dollars for nivea! Special mentions to Adony who was always smiling and hospitable! And Pablo too! A really great team!
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Robert R wrote a review Nov 2022
The staff are simply amazing, the people go out of their way daily to help you it's unreal. Easily one of the best resorts I have traveled. Food, rooms, layout all equally great. Our butler Osvaldo was on top of things we didn't even know we needed haha!! Kind of guy that was working in the background without you even knowing to make sure your stay is amazing.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Stay here, that's it...... period!
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Response from Guest Service OBS, Director General at Ocean Blue & Sand
Responded 5 days ago
Thank you for sharing your opinion through Tripadvisor about your stay at Ocean Blue & Sand by H10. We are pleased that you and your family had a good time here with us and that we have reached your expectations. It is also a pleasure to know that your holidays are unforgettable. Your comments encourage us to continue to provide warm service that characterizes us. It is a pleasure to serve you,
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Alan S wrote a review Nov 2022
Margate, England, United Kingdom3 contributions7 helpful votes
The best vacation of my life is my 15th visit. I feel very happy when I visit Ocean because they are my second 👪 family. The guys at the bar provide good service, but especially the animation: Cherry, Bombom, Morocha, Cooper and Scoobe Doo, the best, Alan and Linda love them.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Guest Service OBS, Director General at Ocean Blue & Sand
Responded 5 days ago
Receive Ocean Blue and Sand by H10 cordial greetings and our sincere thanks for the positive comments made by tripadvisor.com regarding your stay. Knowing the level of satisfaction we have achieved in our guests motivates us to continue working and get through each day, through our expectations. At the same time to each of the employees who work here will let you know the great work they are doing exhorting them to continue doing so, We look forward to welcoming you very soon in this, his home. Sincerely, Nelson Batista
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US$166 - US$359 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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CaribbeanDominican RepublicLa Altagracia ProvincePunta CanaBavaro
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ocean Blue & Sand
Which popular attractions are close to Ocean Blue & Sand?
Nearby attractions include Chez Nicole Boutique (0.7 km), Princess Tower Casino (0.09 km), and Movie Disco Club (legacy) (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ocean Blue & Sand?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Ocean Blue & Sand?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Ocean Blue & Sand?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Ocean Blue & Sand?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ocean Blue & Sand?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gabi Beach, Aqua, and Fuego Latin Fussion.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ocean Blue & Sand?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Ocean Blue & Sand have airport transportation?
Yes, Ocean Blue & Sand offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ocean Blue & Sand?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Ocean Blue & Sand offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ocean Blue & Sand?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.