Ocean Blue & Sand

4.5 star rating

This hotel is rated between 4 and 5 stars. 4 star - Quality accommodation with a variety of facilities and services. 5 star - Exceptional accommodation with superior facilities and services.

    What to expect (based on 16605 reviews):

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-4.5

    Location

    Location-4.5

    Rooms

    Rooms-4

    Service

    Service-4

    Value

    Value-4

    5 most recent TripAdvisor reviews:

    Low key fun vibe!

    Reviewed by thetrailingtravelers(Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) on Sep 11, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    What an awesome and fun resort! We joined friends of our who were there for a week from Canada for one night and decided to stay a second because the whole family was having a great time. The resort is a bit older compared to some others in the area but the food was great, the two pools were very clean, the beach front was well taken care of and the kids area was safe and fun for them to explore too. While we were there we enjoyed an afternoon foam party for the whole family and it happened to be Super Bowl Sunday so they threw a massive party with decorations, a huge buffet, they showed the game on huge screens it was just overall a really fun time. The resort is big but not too big and the trolley and golf carts make it really easy to get around. I would recommend this place to people who want a good hotel at a good price that isn't too big!

    Not the best

    Reviewed by 902dennye() on Jul 20, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			1
			 out of 5

    The good, the bad and the ugly for my 7 night stay at this resort. Let's start with the good: the food, pool, entertainment, albeit to much male twerking, and the resort grounds. The Japanese resturant was good - shout out to chef Teo; but be prepared to chew a bit at the steak house. The buffet for breakfast was also good. The bad: the constant selling of excursion at the poolside and at the beach. The beach is public so you have locals trying to sell excursion working on commission - I feel sorry for these people there is differently an underlying caste ststem. The beach can be unsightly with hugh sand bars to alleviate erosion. Other bad include some of the staff & sale presentation. The ugly: Arrived a day late due to my flight cancellation that was out of my control. Couldnt get reimbursed for losing a whole day/night because the room was being held according to my travel agent. The next day arrived at 8pm to check in after a 6 hour flight delay. Waited at the reception for over a hour with my hotel confirmation number for a room which was supposedly being held. Finally a room was found in building 3 but needed to be cleaned. Tired and traveling with the wife and 2 kids not knowing better we just needed a room. What a nightmare, the toilet couldn't flush and over ran, the room smelled moldy and everything was outdated. Avoid this building at all cost. To get a better room the next day we had to upgrade to their privilage room at $900 for 4 people. Privilage offers some benefits, most I didnt use, but there were similar rooms that didnt required the privilage upgrade. There are some more ugly like poor customer service but I'll keep my rewiew short. By day 6, I was ready to leave. In conclusion, will I return to this resort? The answer is a big No. Will I visit punta cana again, not sure -I felt more stress leaving this place.

    We will return someday...

    Reviewed by Travel_Monkey202017(Mississauga, Canada) on May 14, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    We stayed at OBS Feb/Mar 2020. I traveled there with my spouse and our 3 children. We all had a great time! My 8 year old son keeps begging me to go back. I hear it at least a couple times a day months later. The grounds were lovely and well kept. The food was delicious. Our favorite was the steak restaurant. Mike's (coffee shop) was our go to place at least twice a day. The frozen cappuccinos were amazing! The wifi always worked perfectly everywhere on the resort. Made it easy for our older son to do his homework...hehe. There was always something going on. The entertainment staff was incredible! The foam party was so much fun. The foam does get super deep so keep your kids close to you. We stayed in building 10 Privilege. As a privilege guest we had many extras. The only ones we took advantage of was breakfast at Villa Marina, the lobster dinner, dinner reservations and late check out. The lobster dinner was amazing! Our butler Jose made sure we had everything we needed and made our restaurant reservations for us. He even helped us facilitate our late check out on his day off. As a family of 5, the upgrade was a bit pricey (for us). I might try a regular room next time (if the kids come along) but will definitely miss a seated breakfast for sure. Saying this I still recommend the privilege upgrade. If you stay privilege I highly recommend the steak for breakfast at Villa Marina. Should I return with just my spouse only...priv all the way! Thank you OBS for the awesome treasured family memories we now have ?

    Individual ratings:

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-5

    Rooms

    Rooms-5

    Service

    Service-5

    Our 20th Stay at our home away from home Ocean Blue & Sand

    Reviewed by freddy_d88(Charlottetown, Canada) on Apr 14, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    Arrived at OBS on March 4th for our 16 day vacation. Thanks to Axia Arun and Marisa Rosa our check in was very welcoming and smooth, Argenis was super helpful in getting us our drinks, facecloths and making us feel right at home. The Butler team of Wells, Cesar, Jose and others were super helpful in making our vacation terrific as usual. Our room 10304 was perfect and full of treats for our arrival, Wine, Champagne, & Fruit Basket. We have always been treated like Royalty here and this time was even better. All the staff from the Bartenders, Maids, Chefs, Restaurant Servers, Cleaners and the awesome Entertainment Team led by Minny & Chocolate Are so very helpful in every way to help you enjoy your stay to the fullest. We always thought the food was great but this year we thought it was even better had room service numerous times and it was all great. Mikes Coffee is another reason why we love OBS the staff and menu are top notch and we like the ice cream place to. In closing we would just like to say our 20th visit to OBS was different for sure with the Corona Virus issue, When we left on March 20th it was a pretty quiet and sad resort because of what was happening world wide but right until the end the staff that was left were still smiling and taking care of all the remaining guest. As we post this almost a month later things still not good but we look forward to our next visit to Ocean Blue & Sand thanks again for everything Marisa & Staff hope to see you all soon take care and stay safe our Dominican Family Joanne & Freddy Doiron, Prince Edward Island Canada

    Individual ratings:

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-5

    Service

    Service-5

    Value

    Value-5

    What a excellent place to stay

    Reviewed by Richierich092969(Clarkston, Michigan) on Mar 31, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    I just got back on March 14, 2020 and I would love to thank Bonnie Young for her facebook page recommending this resort. The price was great, the accommodations were wonderful and the staff here "Amazing" Our group had the best time. We had pool view rooms in building 5 (Room 216) and could see the beach from the balcony. Food was decent, as I am a foodie. Everyone can find something to eat at the main buffet. I like the beach buffet for lunch, that was my favorite. Drinks were plentiful and our pool waitress, Christina was the best ever. She was super friendly, attentive and always with the quick joke. She made our trip so incredible. The entertainment staff was on point also. So many comments about Pokemon, Chocolate and Mickey Mouse from other guests. Well, ALL TRUE. These guys were amazing. They kept us laughing all week. Such fine people to have on staff to make this trip so memorable. We miss you OBS, and you are in our hearts with the recent turn of events here in the world. Please stay safe and healthy and we will be back again sometime in the future. You are too great a people not to come back to the Dominican Republic.