Occidental Caribe is  All-Inclusive for adults, singles and families, where all meals, wines, local and international beverages, land sports and non-motorized water sports with equipment and some instructions, entertainment, and other activities are included in one single price. 

The hotel has 798 guest rooms and suites surrounded by tropical gardens covering an area of 400,000 m sq. 

Located directly on the beautiful white sandy beach of Bávaro, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. 


White sandy beach of Bávaro, Punta Cana
Punta Cana International Airport : 19 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 2000
Last Renovation: 2007
Accessible rooms: 8
Floors: 4
Total rooms and suites: 798


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Hotel Advisories

Advisory *Important information* Motorized water sports are banned by the Dominican Government during holy week.
Advisory *Important Information* The Dominican Republic imposes various restrictions each year for Easter. They usually begin the Thursday prior to Good Friday and run a few days past Easter Sunday. The following regulations may be enforced: -Motorized water sports may be banned -Non-motorized water sports may be limited or banned -Alcohol consumption may be restricted (most resorts get a permit enabling them to serve alcohol to nonnative people during the ban) -Music may be limited or silenced

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy - The hotel will not accept any Spring Break groups.  If the hotel does make an exception the following policy will be strictly applied: Students / youth are considered by the hotel as anyone between 16 and 23 years old.  They will be required to sign a responsibility letter agreeing to leave the hotel if there is a disruption.  Upon check in each student / youth will be required to leave cash deposit of $400 per person - no exceptions and cash only. Minimum age requirement for hotel check in is 18.  Any guests under the age of 18 will require a chaperone. 1 chaperone is required per 3 students / youth under the age of 18. Minimum age for a chaperone is 28.  

Legal drinking age in the DR is 18.  Any guests under 18 will be given a wrist band that will not allow them to have access to alcohol at any venue and will also not allow them in the disco. All guests are required to wear wristbands.  The cost for a lost wristband is $250 - no exceptions. The hotel does reserve the right to ask any student / youth to check out of the property if the hotel policies are not fulfilled without the right to a refund for the remaining nights of the reservation. 

Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information - Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply. Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

***Important Information for our guests***
The Dominican Republic imposes various restrictions each year for Easter.  The restrictions usually begin the Thursday prior to Good Friday, and run a few days past Easter Sunday.  The following regulations may be enforced:
*Motorized watersports may be banned
*Non-motorized water sports may be limited, or banned
*Alcohol consumption may be restricted  (most resorts obtain a special permit which enables them to serve alcohol to nonnative persons during the ban)
*Music may be limited or silenced

These guidelines are currently vague because actual enforcement by the local government does vary greatly from one year to the next.  Each year the actual policies are not published by the local authorities until just prior to Easter.  These rules are designed for the safety of everyone, as beaches get extremely busy during this period.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 15174 reviews
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Beautiful hotel, swimming pool & beach but rooms need renovation

    The gardens are extensive and nice, there are two very beautiful and large pools. I was on holidays in April and there was no problem with finding a free sunbed. The food is nice, I am vegetarian and my husband is a fussy eater and we both were happy with the choice. Funny enough every time I tried to order a tea, I got a strange look. They never ask what kind of tea would you like, just bring anyone they have available. And I never got a spoon with it. Not even once. Then, I found out that locals don’t drink tea. That would explain why they don’t even know how to serve it right 😊 The beach is beautiful, the hotel get the seaweeds cleaned every morning. There were some seaweeds in the ocean but not too much. water was turquoise but for the whole 7 days there were waves which made the water not clear enough to snorkel. I did some snorkelling couple times and the fish is beautiful in there (you can find them mainly in the rock area close to the water sports house). Rooms are ok, we read the reviews so didn’t expect luxury. The bed was not very comfortable, there was damp smell coming from the bathroom. The safe barley worked. Overall rooms need renovation. We had the worst experience when we wanted to go to Macao beach. We ordered a taxi from outside of the hotel. We were waiting in the lobby for very long time on it only to find out that the guy on the gate didn’t want to let it in. We informed them that we’re waiting for a taxi and they said no problem. I was on the phone with the driver, trying to explain the situation but in the end we decided to cancel the taxi. The hotel staff just ignored us and didn’t even explained anything with their poor English. It looks like it was true that the hotel would do everything to make you stay inside the resort or to buy THEIR excursions or get the hotel taxi. I give the 3 stars just because of this. Otherwise, I would give 5 stars.

    Jun 03, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    We enjoyed every minute of our stay.

    It was our second trip to the Occidental Caribe. We noticed that the hotel was in sort of recovering after all problems the COVID brought, but overall the beautiful beach with mature coconut palms, excellent beach service overpowers some shortcomings.We know that the Occidental has the best beach among neighboring hotels.

    Jun 02, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Bliss on the beach

    The staff is great, super friendly - lots a laughs with google translate - great wi-fi. The beach is perfect: soft white sand, fun size waves, plenty of lounge chairs and you can walk for miles. The architecture was beautiful: wrought iron, arches, stain glass, wide open verandas.

    Jun 01, 2023
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating

    WARNING TO ALL TOURISTS DONT COME TO THIS RESORT. You will be HIGHLY disappointed. In fact you may even end up SICK. Mentally and physically. This is the worst hotel I have been to and I have been to over 10 all inclusive resorts across many countries INCLUDING DR. If you don’t want to get treated horribly don’t come here. Staff is rude, kissing their teeth, giving during looks, they won’t serve you, and will happily kick you out of buffet table in the middle of your meal. NO JOKE. On the weekend they give weekend passes to locals, good luck getting service then. You will notice that throughout the week the bars and amenities only open at 10am but as soon as the local coke in and infest this place everything open before 9… yah. Even if you tip or buy into extra services you will still be treated like ***. I wouldn’t stay here every again even if they paid me to stay here. I have just over 24 hours until my flight and I am just praying it goes by fast. DO NOT STAY HERE. Sick one day after worst stomach pains ever… you know the rest.

    May 31, 2023
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    English Speaking Travelers

    Definitely must do an Upgrade for premium services if you want to avoid crowd specially at buffet. Chaos! English speaking tourist, lack of english speaking night entertainment. No actual place for some entertainment they are using lobby.

    May 31, 2023
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