Dominican Republic Journals

Punta Cana Journal - 2011

A July 2011 trip to Dominican Republic by Cantin2

Quote: We spent two weeks in Punta Cana during the srummer of 2011. A review of the resorts and some of their amenities are included in this journal

Occidental Grand Punta Cana

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Hotel | "Occidental Grand Punta Cana - Timeshare Exchange"

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When a 2 Bedroom exchange became available to Occidental Grand Punta Cana through RCI for mid-July, we were excited – I called both the resort and the US Reservations number in Miami and was told that 2BR Master Suites were located in the Royal Club with a special dining room, private beach, international brand name liquor, newspaper, free internet etc. It was quite a surprise when we received an e-mail and phone call from The Vacation Club representative offering us discounted transportation from the airport and the option to pay our All-Inclusive fee ahead in order to save on the exchange fee. When I asked him about the Royal Club, he informed me that RCI exchanges are not to the Royal ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 23, 2011

Occidental Grand Punta Cana
Calle Friusa Arena Verde 125
Bavaro, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic 1809
(809) 221-8787

Occidental Grand Punta Cana

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Hotel | "Overview of Occidental Grand Punta Cana"

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We've been to Punta Cana for three vacations and have stayed at Occidental chain in Nuevo Vallarta, Cozumel and Xcaret. Having enjoyed those experiences, we accepted an RCI Timshare exchange for July at Occidental Grand Flamenco Punta Cana . I've devoted another review specifically addressing timeshare - this one will focus on the resort as a whole. The entrance to the Grand Flamenco is along a pot-holes dirt road - not as impressive as other resorts we've been to. It's mid-afternoon and the very large lobby is bustling with activity - people with luggage on their way home - others returning from excursions, others plan...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 20, 2011

Occidental Grand Punta Cana
Calle Friusa Arena Verde 125
Bavaro, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic 1809
(809) 221-8787

Occidental Grand Punta Cana

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Hotel | "Activities and Entertainment"

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Occidental Grand has activities for both kids and adults - the schedule is full from 9AM to 1AM. Rain or shine it doesn't seem to matter - the actviities staff is young and energetic. They keep the kids busy with the little ones in a gated play area near a shallow pool and the older ones playing volleyball, bocce, horseshoes, darts and beach games. Adults have stretching, water aerobics, step classes, Latin dance lessons, Spanish classes and competition games. Tennis courts, archery and basketball courts are close to the main building. At the beach, snorkeling, kayaking and catamaran sailing are included. For an extra fee there is scuba, wind surfing and water skiing available. Ou...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 5, 2012

Occidental Grand Punta Cana
Calle Friusa Arena Verde 125
Bavaro, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic 1809
(809) 221-8787

Occidental Grand Punta Cana

Hotel | "Bars at Occidental Grand Punta Cana"

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Occidental Grand Punta Cana has 9 bars - three are private and only two serve top shelf liquor - Most are not traditional bars to socialize at, but rather almost self-serve service bars - by that I mean that you order the liquor from the bar staff - then you put in your own ice and mixer (pepsi, juice, sprite etc) from a dispenser. The lobby bar, beach bar and pool bar serve brands of liquor that most Americans are not familiar with. All drinks at the pool and beach are served in flimsy plastic cups. This also holds true for the two bars that service the restaurants and entertainment pavillion. There is no waiter service except at the Royal Club and Air Transat's Preference Club beachside.- It's...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 5, 2012

Occidental Grand Punta Cana
Calle Friusa Arena Verde 125
Bavaro, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic 1809
(809) 221-8787