Family of 5

Ocean Blue & Sand

Punta Cana 4.5

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Overview

Located beachfront on the water of Bavaro, the Ocean Blue & Sand is perfectly integrated to its setting.  Enjoy all inclusive service, the Depsacio Spa Centre, the Diving Center and numerous water sports to make your stay an unforgettable experience.

Check in

3 p.m.

Check out

12 p.m.

Rooms

708

Rooms

Junior Suite
  • 1 king bed, and 1 sofa bed, or 2 double beds, and 1 sofa bed
  • Garden view
  • No more than 5 guests in the room
Junior Suite
Featured amenities
Included in all rooms
  • A/C
  • Alarm clock
  • Coffee maker
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • TV

Junior Suite Pool View
  • 1 king bed, and 1 sofa bed, or 2 double beds, and 1 sofa bed
  • Pool view
  • No more than 5 guests in the room
Junior Suite Pool View
Featured amenities
Included in all rooms
  • A/C
  • Alarm clock
  • Coffee maker
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • TV

Privilege Junior Suite
  • 1 king bed, and 2 queen sofa beds, or 2 queen beds
  • Garden view
  • No more than 5 guests in the room
Privilege Junior Suite
Featured amenities
Included in all rooms
  • A/C
  • Alarm clock
  • Coffee maker
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • TV
Additional details

Privilege Services include:

  • Exclusive Privilege Lounge with bar service, press, TV, Internet and others
  • Preferential table booking in themed restaurants
  • Special discounts in the Spa Methamorphosis and the Diving Centre

Guests who reserve a Privilege Junior Suite will be offered the opportunity to pre-select before arrival resort items such as room location, mini bar snacks and beverages, pillow type through its Privilege à la carte program.  

Prior to arrival, guests may submit personalized requests via the resort website: https://www.oceanhotels.net/en/privilege-hotels .

Nine à la carte services selections will be available including: room location, advance reservations at à la carte restaurants, menu choices for in room breakfast day after arrival, mini bar selections, preferred in-room welcome amenity, preferred pillow type, VIK (Very Important Kid) preferences, advance reservations for spa treatments and services, daily newspaper preference.

Privilege Junior Suite Pool View
  • 1 king bed, and 2 sofa beds, or 2 queen beds
  • Pool view
  • No more than 5 guests in the room
Privilege Junior Suite Pool View
Featured amenities
Included in all rooms
  • A/C
  • Alarm clock
  • Coffee maker
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • TV
Additional details

Privilege Services Include: 

  • Exclusive Privilege Lounge with bar service, press, TV, Internet and others
  • Preferential table booking in themed restaurants
  • Special discounts in the Spa Methamorphosis and the Diving Centre.

Guests who reserve a Privilege Junior Suite will be offered the opportunity to pre-select before arrival resort items such as room location, mini bar snacks and beverages, pillow type through its Privilege a la carte program. 

Prior to arrival, guests may submit personalized requests via resort website www.oceanhotels.net/en/privilege/privilege-a-la-carte.php

Nine a la carte services selections will be available including: room location, advance reservations at a la carte restaurants, Menu choices for in room breakfast day after arrival, mini bar selections, preferred in room welcome amenity, preferred pillow type, VIK (Very Important Kid) preferences, advance reservations for spa treatments and services, daily newspaper preference.

Privilege Junior Honeymoon Suite
  • 1 king bed, and 1 sofa bed
  • No more than 2 guests in the room
Privilege Junior Honeymoon Suite
Featured amenities
Included in all rooms
  • A/C
  • Alarm clock
  • Coffee maker
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • TV
Additional details

Privilege Services Include: 

    Exclusive Privilege Lounge with bar service, press, TV, Internet and others

    Preferential table booking in themed restaurants

    Special discounts in the Spa Methamorphosis and the Diving Centre.

Guests who reserve a Privilege Junior Suite will be offered the opportunity to pre-select before arrival resort items such as room location, mini bar snacks and beverages, pillow type through its Privilege a la carte program. 

Prior to arrival, guests may submit personalized requests via resort website www.oceanhotels.net/en/privilege/privilege-a-la-carte.php

Nine a la carte services selections will be available including: room location, advance reservations at a la carte restaurants, Menu choices for in room breakfast day after arrival, mini bar selections, preferred in room welcome amenity, preferred pillow type, VIK (Very Important Kid) preferences, advance reservations for spa treatments and services, daily newspaper preference.

Amenities

  • Public areas wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible rooms

Accessibility features are based on request and availability, and are not guaranteed. Please contact WestJet Vacations at 1-877-737-7001 for further information.

  • Child care services available ($)
  • Playground

Kids Club

Age range: 4 to 12

Teens Club

Age range: 13 to 17
The age range below will determine the quantity of children during booking.
  • Children ages: 3 to 11
Type Amenities
Las Palmeras Bar, Swim-up bar Open air
Over Time Sport Bar Bar, Sports bar
Luna Bar Bar, Lounge
Buffet Bar Bar, Lounge
Lobby Bar Bar, Lobby bar
El Cocotal Bar, Pool bar Open air
Wave Disco Bar Bar, Lounge
La Cana Bar Bar, Lounge
Bar Arenal Bar, Beach bar
Check-in time: 3 p.m.

Check-out time: 12 p.m.

Wi-Fi

  • Lobby
  • Room
  • Throughout the property
Type of restaurant Type of cuisine Open for Additional Information
Blue Moon À la carte Fusion Dinner
El Carey and La Tortuga Buffet International All day dining Dress code
Villa Marina À la carte International Dinner
Margarita À la carte Mexican Dinner
I Mascheratti Di Venezia À la carte Italian Dinner
Route 66 À la carte American Dinner
Sensai À la carte Asian Dinner
El Bodegon À la carte Grill/steak house Dinner
Mike's Coffee Snack bar Coffee and Pastries Snacks
  • Rooms: 708
  • Fitness centre: on site
  • Sauna steam room: on site
  • Spa: on site ($)
Arena Gorda, Bavaro
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
809-476-2326
20 km from PUJ
  • Beach front
  • All-inclusive: Included
    • All meals plus snacks
    • Unlimited domestic drinks

Pools

  • Outdoor pools: 2

Water sports

  • Dive shop: on site ($)
  • Motorized watersports: on site ($)
  • Non-motorized watersports: on site
  • Scuba diving: on site ($)
  • Snorkeling: on site ($)

Other sports

  • Aerobics: on site
  • Climbing wall: on site
  • Tennis courts: on site

Other activities

  • Beach activities: on site
  • Daily activities: on site
  • Games room: on site
  • Nightly entertainment: on site
  • Bowling Alley
  • Currency exchange
  • Giftshop available ($)

Location

Address
Arena Gorda, Bavaro, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
24 km from PUJ airport

Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 Excellent

  • Cleanliness 4.5
  • Location 4.5
  • Rooms 4.0
  • Service 4.0
  • Value 4.0
TripAdvisor users rated this property 2 out of 5

OK if you don't want a nice, clean sandy beach and to swim in the sea :(

karenbW4531GQ on Jul 03, 2022

I've been to many resorts in the DR as I love it so much. Sadly, we flew 8 hours to find that if you want to lounge on the beach, this isn't the resort. I could've had a better/less expensive stay in Europe. The room was slightly dated but clean. The a la carte restaurants were awful. Dry food that had been pre cooked a long time before we ordered it so we stopped using them. The buffet was rammed at the weekend with Puerto Ricans so it was slim pickings sadly. To summarise, I came to the Caribbean for a beach holiday but the smell of the old seaweed which is piled high on the beach and full of bitey beach flies and thick seaweed in the water make it impossible to rellax - sea side. I know its nature and the fellas work hard to clear/control the seaweed but its a long way to come for a pool holiday. Look at Bayahibe instead - much nicer.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Thank you Ocean Blue

KJRICCO (London, United Kingdom) on Jul 01, 2022

I’m not really the type to go on a resort holiday every year, but Ocean Blue might just have made me reconsider that. This might be a little long, but Ocean Blue earned this! Upon our arrival at Ocean Blue, we were not particularly happy due to our airport transfer taking over 1 hour 30 mins, but that changed very quickly. The atmosphere here and the attentiveness of the staff made a difference for us immediately. The crowd here is such a mixed variety, you will find young groups of friends, older groups of friends, young families, older families, the lot, so I don’t think anyone would feel particularly out of place here. I would urge everybody to try and feed the Flamingo, I promise it is harmless. Even if it catches your hand a little, it is the furthest thing from painful!! It really enjoys the cornbread from Mikes Coffee if you want to try it. Food Onto the food. Frustratingly the best, or what I heard were the best restaurants require reservations, but you will be given all the details on how to do this when you check in. Of course I understand why, but still a little frustrating. We didn’t actually manage to get to any of the restaurants during our stay, but we didn’t make too much of an effort after our first week. That being said, the steak house and Japanese restaurants earned rave reviews from many people we met whilst here. Now the buffet was very interesting. Breakfast, being a non-pork eater was pretty difficult. There are options don’t get me wrong, but not many that I was particularly interested in. I would definitely recommend the omelettes though. For lunch and dinner, I would say the buffets were hit and miss. Now when I say miss, I still found more than enough options I did enjoy to eat, but compared to when the buffet hit, there was a big difference. For example, when the buffet had a bad day, I could fit all of the options I liked onto one plate, whereas when the buffet had a good day, I couldn’t get everything I wanted on one plate, I would need to make a second trip, which I’d be able to fill my plate with completely different foods to the first plate. Overall, I would give the food 3.5/5, some good days, some bad, but I think regardless you’ll find something you enjoy most days. Room service from what we had was not great and I think the room service breakfast you need to pay extra for. I would suggest going down to Overtime if you have any cravings for food after 11pm, not bad at all, but I wasn’t sober most times I ate here. Entertainment The entertainment I have to say was pretty enjoyable. One piece of advice I will give to everyone reading, is not to care about what anyone else thinks, I promise you no one is judging your dancing or performing skills, trust me,just go and have fun. Entertainment maybe got a little repetitive at times, but the energy the staff bring every time will make sure you always enjoy it. The shows in the theatre and the stage outside of the lobby are great, we really enjoyed those. Poolside entertainment is great too, but can get a little loud if your room is close to the pool. I can understand why some reviews mention the poolside entertainment being a little inappropriate for kids at times, but it’s not overly imo. To add to that, you cannot see anything of the entertainment from the shallow side of the pool or in the 1st pool, so it is very very avoidable for any parents that might be bothered or concerned by it. Lastly, I have to mention the parties and performances on the beach, phenomenal. We were lucky to see a fire show and it did not disappoint at all. Staff I didn’t really want to name drop any staff in particular because there are so many names I don’t remember (I blame the alcohol) that definitely deserve a mention too. I read a review before my stay about staff here being rude? That is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard. I think people need to remember there is a language barrier here and I’m certain the staff have better English than many of us have Spanish, so I would rubbish those claims of rude staff. Cherry, Joselo, Franklin, Pokemon we’re just a few standouts of many that made our stay here one to remember. Of course there can be improvements here at Ocean Blue, I do not deny that. I struggled with a faulty door throughout my stay, but the staff were always responsive to get it sorted for me. Laundry is extremely difficult to arrange, or was at least for me, I gave up after a couple of days. Some areas of wear and tear throughout the resort, but again, the staff are onto it. We constantly saw repairs and redecorations being carried out. Nonetheless, we had an absolutely phenomenal two weeks at Ocean Blue and it is absolutely impossible that we won’t eventually return.

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