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Arena Gorda, Bavaro, Punta Cana 23301 Dominican Republic
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 15/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 15/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#9 of 35 hotels in Bavaro
Travellers' Choice
Nestled on the wonderful beaches of Bavaro, and immersed in tropical foliage, close to the White Sands golf course, the Ocean Blue and Sand is an all-inclusive resort featuring suite accommodations, two luxurious pools, casino, spa and fitness center, dive center and an extensive activity program including childrens' and teen mini clubs, to make your stay an unforgettable experience. All-inclusive: Meals, drinks, cocktails and snacks included 24 hours. Some additional services are available at additional charge. Free WiFi available in all the resort areas.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Casino and Gambling
Kids stay free
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
Snack bar
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Tennis court
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Nightclub / DJ
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
VIP room facilities
Flatscreen TV
Laptop safe
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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nandodiver wrote a review Yesterday
Santa Ana, California147 contributions16 helpful votes
The wait for the check-in took almost 30 minutes. Traveling by myself, reserved a King bed suite and was given a double bed one. I was assigned a butler that once he showed me to the room, was never around nor available after that. Once I noticed I had a different type of bed that the one I reserved, I requested a change, but it took 4 days for Guest services to get back to me; by then, it didn't make sense to pack and move at that point. The room was nice and well appointed. The bartenders at the Villa Marina restaurant: Melfi and Antonio were amazing - great service and attitude. The hostess at the restaurant - Yahaira - was truly dedicated to provide outstanding service. Once during dinner people started smoking and they were allowed to continue; I had no choice but leave, go back to my room and order room service. On another occasion during lunch, different guests started smoking, but this time, my server Diego, asked them to stop immediately. Thank you Diego! Service at the theme restaurants is really slow - almost an hour wait for an entree, but the buffets are well stocked with plenty of choices and tasty grilled proteins. The property is nice and clean, plenty of space and social-distancing. The animation team, Laura and Polin in particular, keep everyone entertained and on high spirits. I had a chance to scuba dive with Pelicano Sports right from the hotel's beach; Javier, Carlos, Dave and Captain Francisco went above and beyond to ensure I had a great time! My server Leidy at the main bar was outstanding - hats off service. I was able to get the COVID test required to return to the US on-site at no-charge. I would go back again, hoping they fix the smoking issues.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Julie R wrote a review Feb 2021
Uniontown, Pennsylvania50 contributions5 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
I have been to Ocean Blue now 15 times and honestly the main reason we keep coming back is the staff who work here. I am lucky to consider many of them friends. Covid is a challenging time to travel, but OBS made my friends and feel very safe and welcome. I would be remiss I’d I didn’t shout out a few people who made this trip extra special and a lot of fun! Thank you to Laura, Polin, Pokemon, Gabriel and Chocolate with the entertainment crew. Without the laughs you guys have us this would have been a very different trip. I’ve never had so much fun. I cannot wait to see you all in May again for trip #16. Thank you to Alexander, Edwin, Francisco & Laidy in the lobby bar. The drinks were AMAZING! Thank you to Josue, Manuel, Luis, Edwin and Freddy who took such good care of us in the restaurants. Thank you to Yeffry and Ferreira for helping with transportation. My feet needed you on this trip 🤣. So much dancing! 💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼 And to the privilege staff, thanks to Jhoan, Osvaldo! Your help made our trip so smooth! And finally, Yohan & Alejandro, every day at the pool was that much more fun because I got to see you guys each day. Thanks for taking such great care of us! My favorite trio so far! Can’t wait to be back in 3 months.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Ocean Blue and sand Punta Cana, General Manager at Ocean Blue & Sand
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear guest. Thank you very much for sharing this comment about his stay with us. For the whole Ocean Blue & Sand family it is always a pleasure to assist you. We will be sharing your gratitude with all the contributors mentioned in your comment. We look forward to having you back soon to offer you a fantastic experience as you tell us. Thank you for being our loyal customer that is very valuable to us. Best regards!
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Bryan V wrote a review 4 Mar
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I want to give a special thank you to the entertainers at Ocean blue, these guys are great, they really do there best at keeping everyone happy! My family and I had a great time with there crazy funny shows and entertaining. Pokémon Yes Pokémon that's what they call him is f*****g crazy funny, polin does an excellent show and Laura's vibe and energy is incredible. Thank you guys!
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Ocean Blue and sand Punta Cana, Director General at Ocean Blue & Sand
Responded 4 days ago
Dear guest Thank you for your comment on your stay with us. For the entire Ocean family it is a pleasure to always serve you. Thank you for choosing us and above all, we hope to have you back soon at our facilities where we assure you that the entire team will do what we can to give you and your family an unforgettable vacation. Greetings
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KFtravel27 wrote a review Feb 2021
Chicago, Illinois36 contributions1 helpful vote
Traveling during Covid was a risk, but even with a lot of the resort being affected (restaurants closed down), there were still multiple issues. My first night I got food poisoning from the restaurant that is located in the beach. The food was not impressive, but that seems to be a trend with all-inclusive hotels in the DR. My biggest issue was the condition of the rooms. The resort itself felt run down and needed some TLC, but the room I stayed it was pretty awful. I’ve included pictures I took while there showing how the room seemed to be falling apart. The TV never seemed to work (I called for someone to look at it several times and was told that’s just the way it is). The room smelled musty, the bed was not comfortable, and even though I know it was getting housekeeping everyday, it never seemed clean. The positive experience I have from the resort was the attentive and friendly staff, and how the beach was kept clean. Overall if I had the chance to stay elsewhere, I would have.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Ocean Blue and sand Punta Cana, Director General at Ocean Blue & Sand
Responded 1 week ago
Dear guest Thank you for sharing your comment about your stay with us. For the whole Ocean family it is more than a pleasure to always serve you. We will be carefully reviewing your comment on the comments on improvement point that you make us. On the other hand, it should be noted that we are currently experiencing moments of adaptation and changes in the services that we can offer to our guests due to the fact that we all know but in addition to this there are a few rules and protocols that the state requires us to have. for the care of our guests and all our collaborators. We hope that you will give us a next opportunity to offer you a better experience during your vacations. Greetings!
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Pullupsman98 wrote a review Feb 2021
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin246 contributions63 helpful votes
This is a review of my favorite hotel during a worldwide Pandemic. This hotel and their people never cease to amaze me. From the Check in at the Lobby to the food at the buffet and Restaurants, I love this place!! I was Taken care of daily by my waitress Christy. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, she had a table for me with a view of the ocean. She was so sweet and kind. C. Moreta at the pool bar, took care of me well. Since there are no swim up bars and Beach bars, this was on the few places to get a drink (mask on). And of course there is Alexander and Edwin at the lobby bar. These people and the Apple Rep at Guest Service, made my trip fantastic.. As you can see by my pictures there were very few people there. Most eastern Europeans. no having to get up early to claim a chair at the pools or beach, plenty available. Talk about your social distancing!! you wore a mask to get a drink, wore a mask, had your temperature read and were given a plastic glove at the buffet. Safety first was this hotels rules. I was pulled aside at the airport upon entering and given a covid test. 5 minutes and done. I arranged a covid test with guest services 3 days before I went back to the US, very easy, another 5 minutes in room 2101 and results that evening at guest services. I felt safer at this resort than I do at home going shopping. Weather was beautiful, beach and pools clean and beautiful. Shout out to Pokemon and the entertainment group. they wanted to get people up and moving around, there just wasn't enough people.
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Date of stay: February 2021
Room Tip: Upgraded to a Privilege building on my arrival, building 6. After getting in the room, I...
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Response from Ocean Blue and sand Punta Cana, General Manager at Ocean Blue & Sand
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear guest Thank you for sharing your comment about your stay with us. For the whole Ocean family it is a pleasure to always assist you. We will be sharing your comment with our collaborators that you highlight in your writing. We hope to have you back soon so that we can offer you another unforgettable experience. Greetings
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US$146 - US$451 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ocean Blue & Sand
Which popular attractions are close to Ocean Blue & Sand?
Nearby attractions include Chez Nicole Boutique (1.1 km), Princess Tower Casino (0.3 km), and Escape Room Dominican Republic (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ocean Blue & Sand?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Ocean Blue & Sand?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Ocean Blue & Sand?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Ocean Blue & Sand?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ocean Blue & Sand?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gabi Beach, Aqua, and Mole.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ocean Blue & Sand?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Ocean Blue & Sand have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Ocean Blue & Sand offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ocean Blue & Sand?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Ocean Blue & Sand offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Does Ocean Blue & Sand have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.