Ocean Blue & Sand

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Overview

Property has a PADI dive center
Standard suites are dated and lack butler service

Located along Bávaro Beach in Punta Cana, the all-inclusive Ocean Blue & Sand offers amenities like two swimming pools, a casino, the full-service Despacio Spa Centre and even a PADI dive center, not to mention eight restaurants that serve everything from Asian cuisine to American diner classics. Suites feature blue and white color schemes and come equipped with private balconies or terraces, desks, whirlpool tubs, stocked minibars, free Wi-Fi access and flat-screen TVs. For more updated decor, guests recommend upgrading to a Privilege suite; you'll pay more, but you'll also enjoy butler service, spa treatment discounts, 24-hour room service and late checkout (subject to availability). Plus, you'll have access to the exclusive Privilege beach and lounge (complete with a self-serve bar). Visitors cite the beautiful grounds and the tasty restaurant fare as the main reasons for a return visit. However, some warn that the beach is small and that the customer service is hit or miss.

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Location
Punta Cana
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
All-inclusive resort, 708 rooms
Primary View
Ocean
Style
Traditional, Modern
Best For
Business travelers, Couples, Groups, Families

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  • 4.0Hotel Class

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This 708-room upscale resort a 10-minute drive from downtown Bavaro aims to appeal to guests of all ages. The foal points here are the large, music-filled pool area and the mock town center – not the small strip of beach.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 14495 have reviewed the Ocean Blue & Sand, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 14495 reviews 4.0 (based on 14495 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Ocean Blue & Sand's suites feature blue and white decor and come with tile floors and black or white furnishings. Standard views are of the garden, and all accommodations include terraces or balconies, flat-screen TVs and stocked minibars. Junior Honeymoon Suites and Honeymoon Suites offer king-sized beds, but most suites feature twin, double or queen-sized beds.
  • All-inclusive rates cover in-suite Wi-Fi access
  • Whirlpool tubs
  • Privilege suites offer iPod docking stations, bathrobes and slippers, pillow menus, Nespresso machines and 24-hour room service

Standard room sizeNone square feet

  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Ocean Blue & Sand is an all-inclusive resort that's located less than 13 miles northwest of downtown Punta Cana directly on the beach in Bávaro, a tourism development. The area is known for its white sand beaches, turquoise waters and steady flow of tourists. The resort is surrounded by other chain hotels, some with restaurants and shops.
  • Punta Cana International Airport sits about 15 miles southeast
  • Free self-parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Car hires
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping
  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach

Dining

Ocean Blue & Sand is home to eight restaurants, three bars and a coffee shop. El Carey & La Tortuga and La Cana serve buffet-style meals for all ages. For more specific tastes, guests can venture to the steakhouse, Margarita (for Mexican-inspired dishes), Blue Moon Restaurant (for gourmet French cuisine), Il Mascherati di Venezia (for Italian-influenced specialties), Sensai Restaurant (for Asian-focused fare) or Route 66 (for American diner dishes). Privilege guests enjoy exclusive access to a lounge and La Cana for breakfast.
  • All-inclusive rates cover all meals and drinks
  • Room service available from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; 24 hours a day for Privilege lodgers

Number of restaurants8

Cuisine TypesBuffet, Mexican, Asian, Italian, French, American

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast

Pool

Ocean Blue & Sand features two pools and a hot tub for guests of all ages to enjoy. The pools resemble tropical lagoons with islands of palm trees dotted throughout. Rows of chaise lounges and umbrellas provide ample seating. Beyond the pool area is a beach with chaise lounges, umbrellas and cabanas.
  • PADI dive center
  • Private beach area with waiter service for Privilege guests
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo
  • Pool bar
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas

Spa

The resort's Despacio Spa Centre offers a relaxation room, a beauty salon and a sauna. Available services include massages, facials and hair and nail care.
  • Charges apply for spa treatments

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Kids

Ocean Blue & Sand's Daisy Club provides supervised kids activities to help keep children ages 4 to 17 entertained throughout their stay. The program offers age-specific activities for little ones and teens, including beach games, kids performances, sports competitions, video games and air hockey, foosball and billiards tables. Family-friendly accommodations come with kids TV channels, baby amenities, welcome gifts and laundry service for children's clothes.
  • Playground at Mini Club
  • Babysitting services can be arranged for a fee
  • All-inclusive rates cover kids and teens club activities
  • Bike hires
  • Rock climbing wall and bowling alley
  • Kids club (free)
  • Cribs
  • High chairs

Fitness

The resort's spa houses a basic fitness facility equipped with an exercise bike, a treadmill and resistance machines. Additionally, the property offers a rock climbing wall.
  • Bikes and motorized water sports equipment (charges apply)
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles (with fee)
  • Tennis
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats (with fee)

Business

Ocean Blue & Sand offers several dedicated spaces for meetings, conferences and other corporate events. The Pescador and Tortuga rooms can be arranged in a variety of settings, including theater, banquet and boardroom seating styles. The brand's M&I program provides an on-site meeting coordinator, catering packages, audiovisual technology and complimentary Wi-Fi access for corporate groups.
  • Internet station for basic computing and printing
  • Group recreational activities and excursions can be arranged

Number of meeting rooms4

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

Wedding

Weddings at Ocean Blue & Sand can be held in a variety of outdoor settings, including on the beach and in a tropical courtyard. Indoor ballrooms are also available for large social events. A multitude of restaurants, bars and lounges can accommodate groups for small ceremonies, receptions, rehearsal dinners and bridal brunches.
  • Honeymoon packages include welcome gift, one dinner with sparkling wine, one breakfast in bed and discounted spa services
  • Perfect Day celebration program provides personalized ceremony services, catering packages and honeymoon packages

Maximum wedding guest capacity475

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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