Occidental Grand Punta Cana

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

The hotel

An outrageously gorgeous slice of the Caribbean, an endless forest of coconut palms makes way for the whitewashed and terracotta-topped buildings of this Spanish-style resort. As you ease your way from the bleached sands of Playa El Cortesito into the palm-packed gardens of Occidental Punta Cana, you’ll find shimmering lagoon pools; activities like dance classes, tennis, windsurfing, and the Mangú disco; and 21 restaurants and bars covering everything from Mexican tapas to wood-fired Italian pizzas. A firm family favourite, the laid-back beach vibe and fuss-free modern rooms are paired with a children’s club, pool, mini-disco, and indoor and outdoor play spaces.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Families
  • Night Club
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Scuba Diving
  • Windsurfing

Where is it

Located on Playa El Cortesito beach. Transfer time from Punta Cana Airport: 25 minutes.

Hotel information

860 modern rooms. All have been recently refurbished with air-conditioning, ceiling fan, private balcony or terrace, cable TV, mini-bar and safe. Superior Rooms include a sofa, 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

All Inclusive of: all meals and snacks, unlimited domestic drinks by the glass and all activities unless otherwise stated.

Superior Deluxe Rooms as above, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Superior Ocean Front Rooms have 1 king-size bed or double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Spacious Family Junior Suites offer 2 seperate spaces with 2 double beds or 1 king-size bed, as well as 3 sofa beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 3 children. 

Junior Suites Ocean Front sleeping maximum 3 adults.

11 restaurants including 7 à la carte, 2 buffet restaurants and 2 snack bars. The Alcázar Buffet (breakfast, lunch and dinner, International cuisine), Beach Club (buffet lunch only), Las Reses (grilled meats with a select à la carte menu, dinner only, reservations are required. A smart casual dress code applies at this restaurant), La Hacienda Restaurant (Mexican à la carte, dinner only, reservations are required. A smart casual dress code applies at this restaurant), Via Veneto (Italian cuisine, dinner only, reservations are required. A smart casual dress code applies at this restaurant), D’Oriental (Asian cuisine, dinner only, reservations are required. A smart casual dress code applies at this restaurant), Caracolas (seafood, dinner only, reservations are required. A smart casual dress code applies at this restaurant), La Taquería (Mexican dishes, dinner only). Snacks: La Fontana Pizzeria, Las Canas Snack Bar. 10 bars.

Occidental-style shows every night with live music. Mangú Night Club.

3 swimming pools. Spa*. Fitness studio. Water activities including windsurfing, water polo, scuba-diving. Beach football. Tennis courts. Basketball court. Kids' entertainment programme.

WiFi in communal areas*. 24-hour reception. Room service*. Laundry service*.

* Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (2719)
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Nov 20, 2019 jsant1967 Brooklyn, New York

Overall, I had a very good experience in the resort. As a Royal Club member I expected to have a high standard of service and I can say for the most part I did. The staff was very friendly, professional, and courteous. Unfortunately, I noticed that the decor and rooms have declined since upgrading to the Royal Club which is somewhat disappointing.… Read more
Overall, I had a very good experience in the resort. As a Royal Club member I expected to have a high standard of service and I can say for the most part I did. The staff was very friendly, professional, and courteous. Unfortunately, I noticed that the decor and rooms have declined since upgrading to the Royal Club which is somewhat disappointing. The TV, furniture, and kitchenette area appeared very poor. Read less
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Nov 20, 2019 ashleymB6043SH

This hotel was pretty nice. Staff were friendly & the hotel grounds were clean. Only thing is the beach is SUPER busy & LOUD w/ entertainment. So if youre looking for a quiet beach this is not it. Although it was nice w/ lots of palm trees but like i said crowded. The pools were great & pretty empty for the most part. Except there was only 1 pool… Read more
This hotel was pretty nice. Staff were friendly & the hotel grounds were clean. Only thing is the beach is SUPER busy & LOUD w/ entertainment. So if youre looking for a quiet beach this is not it. Although it was nice w/ lots of palm trees but like i said crowded. The pools were great & pretty empty for the most part. Except there was only 1 pool bar total for 3 pools which I found kind of to be a pain. Wifi was NOT free. But if you sign up to be a member of the hotels Barceló Club (which is free, like hilton rewards & marriott bonvoy) then wifi is FREE. You dont have to pay for it or pay extra for the royal club to get it. Just sign up on their website. The food was average wasnt the best but they did give quite the variety. Also I feel like the drinks are watered down. Overall rooms were clean but didnt give you enough towels. Would I stay here again? Maybe. Like I said it wasnt bad but I would probably try something else next time. Read less
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Nov 18, 2019 Carolina S

Very recommended, specially the Royal Level accommodations, with a relaxing bubble pool, private beach and restaurant areas. Very nice and comfortable rooms, good food, great service, restaurants and entertainment. You can find nice souvenirs at the gift shop. I loved it!.
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Nov 17, 2019 YJ1994 Hamilton, Canada

Waste of my money. Boring resort with not so friendly staff and bartenders. Take your business somewhere where you are appreciated and treated food. Literally got harassed at the beach by security, annoying people trying to sell you things every 3 seconds and terrible quality food
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Nov 17, 2019 ronald p

My experience in the resort was not the best I am still great full for the service given by three people (mr manger Fermin from the reception and mr Miguel) these guys were very professional, understood my needs, and really friendly. This is the only reason why I would go back to this resort. Also At the buffet there was also a guy named frayner… Read more
My experience in the resort was not the best I am still great full for the service given by three people (mr manger Fermin from the reception and mr Miguel) these guys were very professional, understood my needs, and really friendly. This is the only reason why I would go back to this resort. Also At the buffet there was also a guy named frayner rojas he was very attentive and always with a smile. Thanks for the beers 🍺 I really appreciate your services guys like I mention you are the only reason why I may come back to this resort they are the right people in the wrong work place 100% sure Read less