We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great vacation” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ocean Blue & Sand

Best prices for -
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
Save
You added Ocean Blue & Sand to your Saves list
Ocean Blue & Sand
4.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Playa Arena Gorda, Bavaro, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic   |  
Hotel website
  |  
  |  
  |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #6 of 17 Hotels in Bavaro
Schnecksville, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great vacation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

This was our second time at Ocean Blue & Sand & and plan to go again, at least twice, in 2013. We thought the food was great, the pool is fantastic. Really didnt care for the beach, although I am really not the beach person type. Mostly, the staff is the greatest. Anny, thank you for everything. Can't wait to see my buddies, Reynaldo, Ben and Alexander, and of course, Crystal and Raquel. The staff, they makes OB & S so special. Thanks again for the great week and should see you in spring of 2013.

Room Tip: southside rooms by the pool.
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GuestServiceOBS, Public Relations Manager at Ocean Blue & Sand, responded to this review, October 26, 2012
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for choosing our hotel Ocean Blue and Sand by H10. We are very glad that you choose Dominican Republic as your holiday’s destination for a second time around. We are delighted to know that you have found the property entertain and the employees friendly and helpful.
We will send your regards to Reynaldo, Ben and Alexander, Crystal and Raquel
on your behalf and encourage them to keep up their good work thanks again for your contribution on this page and for coming to our hotel Ocean Blue & Sand by H10.

We look forward to welcome you again!

Best regards

Hotel Management
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

9,461 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    5,158
    2,582
    969
    425
    327
See reviews for
3,108
2,791
85
66
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (1,986)
Date | Rating
  • Czech first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Staffordshire
Level Contributor
25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012 via mobile

I have just come back from the Ocean blue and Sands hotel Punta Cana. We stayed there for 2 weeks as a family of 8 Adults and 1 child (21 months). After mixed reviews on TA I was unsure what to expect. All I can say after being there is please do not listen to the reviews that say its 'horrible' or 'the worst hotel Iv ever been to' as its simply not true.

The hotel its self is set by a beautiful stretch of beach that allows for endless walks. We did not leave the complex for the whole 2 weeks we stayed but at no time did any of us feel claustrophobic.

The rooms are fantastic, large, bright and spotless! Myself and husband were given the room with a connecting door to my sisters room at our request. We had a few problems with things that did not work but I made a quick phone call down to reception and within 10 minutes someone was there to fix it.

the Hotel Lobby is really comfy and relaxing. It has a large bar and plenty of seating. It also has free WiFi which is easy to connect to.

The Pool area and bars are great fun. There are 2 pools both with swim up bars, the yellow pool and the blue pool. The yellow pool has more activities and music during the day and the blue pool is more chilled out. The poolside was always clean and tidy.

The restaurants, snack bars and buffet all serve hot food at different times in the day. There is a news letter available at breakfast everyday that informs you of the restaurants that will be open, the theme nights in the buffet and the nights entertainment.
The food in the buffet is great, I am a fussy eater and I managed to eat far too much this holiday.

The beach was breath taking. I, like most people don't like seaweed so during the time when there was a lot in the sea I just didn't go in.

There are a lot of people writing reviews about being harassed by people trying to sell things. Please try and remember this a 3rd world country and they are just trying to make a living. Just say 'No thank you' Smile and keep walking.

On the weekend the hotel opens its doors to the locals. It's nothing to worry about like some reviews suggest.

The staff are a total credit to this hotel. If you take the time to talk to some of them you will find out that all of them work incredibly hard for what we would consider low wages. They are happy and smiling everyday and so grateful for the tips they receive.
A special mention to some of the staff working in the Buffet restaurant:

Yenifer Asteacio - For the tireless attention and warm welcome she gave us everyday.
Julio, Hansel and Georgelina - for the care and dedication they showed to myself and family.

The spa is also worth going into and taking a look. They have special offers on everyday that can be found on the news letter.

We had an amazing time and will most definitely be returning.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 5
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GuestServiceOBS, Public Relations Manager at Ocean Blue & Sand, responded to this review, October 26, 2012
On Behalf of Ocean Blue and Sand we would like to thank you for your positive review. We are pleased to know that we accomplish our commitment of provided you and excellent experience and good memories, along with most of our employees you have had an enjoyable stay with us. We will send your regards to Yenifer Asteacio ,Julio, Hansel and Georgelina on your behalf and encourage them to keep up their good work thanks again for your contribution on this page and for coming to our hotel Ocean Blue & Sand by H10.

We look forward to welcome you again!

Best regards

Hotel Management
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Stoke-on-Trent
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Our third visit to this hotel, as expected we could not find anything to complain about. We came this year with our family a total of 7 and we all thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our stay.

We have to mention some staff members, Jorgelina, Hansel, Tomas and Julio for excellent breakfast service. Vladimir and Edwin in the pool bar. Sexy-black the hardest worker I have ever seen and still smiling. Ramon and his unbelievable cooking skills. Lastly we have to mention the lovely Jenifer who greeted us with her wonderful smile every day.

This resort is fabulous and the beach is paradise, don't listen to bad reviews, go and enjoy.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 7
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GuestServiceOBS, Public Relations Manager at Ocean Blue & Sand, responded to this review, October 26, 2012
On behalf of Ocean Blue and sand by H10 we are delighted to know that you found our property and country very enjoyable and that we have met your expectations. Is for us a pleasure to know that the employees provided you five star services loaded with good memories and amazing experiences.
We want to thank you for choosing us and for sharing your experience with the rest of the world through trip advisor.

We look forward to welcoming you again,

Best regards,

Hotel Management
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Canvey Island, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Visited ocean blue on 25th September and what a fab hotel this is.I was concerned after reading the reviews and i have been to pun ta cana 9 time so i can be sure when i say its lovely The food courts are all good the American dinner hit and miss,The place is very clean and you will always find something to eat.The beach is lovely and be sure to say hello to joshua he so helpful and nice at the beach bar.The entertainment staff work very hard our favourites was mini me and willy wonka.The pools are great the rooms big .all the people work hard so tip them at your leisure.The only thing i would advise you this is a h10 hotel and try and sell time share but a no thank you and they left us alone and last thing is i got bite quite a bit and they told me that because they had not been any rain for a few days the mosquitoes where out in force but we where a party of 4 and it was me they liked so take plenty of repellent with you.Happy days i wouldnt hesitate to go back any think you want to now just email me and i will be happy to help

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 7
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GuestServiceOBS, Public Relations Manager at Ocean Blue & Sand, responded to this review, October 26, 2012
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for choosing our hotel Ocean Blue and Sand by H10. We are very glad that you choose Dominican Republic as your holiday’s destination.
We are delighted to know that you have found the property entertaining and the employees friendly and helpful. Thanks once more for taking the time to share with others what a great time you had here with us.

We will be more than glad to welcome you again here at Ocean Blue and Sand by H10.

Best regards


Hotel Management
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Westlake, Ohio
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

We stayed at The Ocean Blue from May 25, 2012 to June 1, 2012. We were celebrating our 10 year wedding anniversay and our first trip away from our 5 year old twins. Please spend your money elsewhere. After a 12 hour flight delay (I know the hotel had nothing to do with this) and us finally arriving at 10:30pm.. the hotel would not make an exception and let us order room service.. Not one place was open to get something to eat. The only 2 nice things about this hotel were the pool and the beach.. everything else was absolutely disgusting. Our bathroom was filthy even after being cleaned. The bathtub was not level and it held standing water.. disgusting!! The food was at best mediocre. Thank goodness I had brought snacks from home in our luggage to eat.. I wanted to have a nice relaxing vacation with my husband and all I did was complain the entire week. We will never get this time back which makes me very sad. I hope Ocean Blue reads these reviews and tries to make it better for the next couple. I would not recommend this place to my worst enemy. Good luck!

Room Tip: Pool view from Villa 5 was nice.
See more room tips
  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GuestServiceOBS, Public Relations Manager at Ocean Blue & Sand, responded to this review, October 26, 2012
On behalf of Ocean Blue and Sand by H10 We would like to thank you for selecting our hotel and giving us the opportunity to serve you. We are glad that you have provided us with some valuable comments that will definitely will help us to increase our level of services for future customers.
We will continue improving our level of service day by day thanks to comments received from people like you. Thank you for sharing tips through your valuable experience with others through Trip Advisor.

We look forward to welcome you to your home away from home.

Best regards,


Hotel Management
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Durham
Level Contributor
14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

First time to the carribean now it will certainly not be the last!! The humidity hits you as you step out of the aircraft - ladies you are in for a bad hair day every day but don't let that worry you as everyone is in the same boat. The hotel entrance is huge and very dominican quick and easy arrival formalities, a golf buggy to take you to your room which was beautiful, very big ,airy and a welcoming cool drink in the fridge. the complex is big but with the jump on - off buggies it is easy to find your way around. 2 pools,with swim up bars entertaining barmen,jacuzzis poolside entertainment and lunchtime specials eg paella/fahitas what more could ask for? well the beach is what you see in a Bounty Bar advert with palm trees down to the water(have your photo taken beside one it means you will return again) shaded canopies and loungers abeach bar and also the beach restaurant not too far away. As well as the restaurant there is a good choice of specialist restaurants american diner,mexican,italian steak and carribean plus a beautiful coffee house-starbucks eat your heart out! The staff everywhere are excellent and extremely friendly we did like Jorgelinco? at breakfast time and the staff at the bowling alley where you can play bowls ,table tennis airsoccer,billiards and dominoes! we had a great time there in a rain shower. Such a fantastic place if you go you can't help but enjoy yourself

Room Tip: Bungalows block 9 are in a good location for everything
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 7
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GuestServiceOBS, Public Relations Manager at Ocean Blue & Sand, responded to this review, October 26, 2012
We would like to take this opportunity to really thank you for choosing our hotel Ocean Blue and Sand by H10and the Dominican Republic as your holiday’s destination .also that you have found great variety of thing to do here with us. We are pleased to know that you found the staff’s helpful and polite.
Thank you for taken the time to share with others what a great time you have had here with us.

We will be more than glad to welcome you again at your home away from home
Ocean Blue and Sand by H10.


Best regards


Hotel Management
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kingston-upon-hull, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

We stayed at the Ocean Blue&Sand from the 27/09/2012 to11/10/2012, the resort is very pretty and the hotel was very clean and two great pools with lots of sun beds,but the drawbacks were, an accommodation scam operated in the resort by H10 Privilige we were pestered from getting off the bus, because the hotel wasn't full , during the week the management started closing some of the restaurants and the buffets were held outdoors with a restricted menu and service plus at the weekends the hotel was swamped with locals on what I expect we're cheap deals, 500/600 the first week and 1000 the last weekend we were there. Mr R.H.Wardell ( Hull)

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GuestServiceOBS, Public Relations Manager at Ocean Blue & Sand, responded to this review, October 26, 2012
First of all, we would like to thank you for choosing our hotel Ocean Blue and Sand by H10 as your Holiday’s destination, and at the same time we would like to let you know that we are making innovations as days goes by, so for the next time you visit us you will have a marvelous and unforgettable time here with us again, thank you for sharing your experience with others through Trip Advisor

We look forward to welcome you to your home away from home.

Best regards,


Hotel Management
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay
Hotels you might also like...

Been to Ocean Blue & Sand? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Ocean Blue & Sand

Address: Playa Arena Gorda, Bavaro, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Phone Number:
Location: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > La Altagracia Province > Punta Cana > Bavaro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Bavaro
#3 Business Hotel in Bavaro
#4 Spa Hotel in Bavaro
#4 Family Hotel in Bavaro
#5 Romantic Hotel in Bavaro
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Bavaro
#6 Luxury Hotel in Bavaro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Ocean Blue & Sand 4*
Number of rooms: 708
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Caribbean Online Mgt Corp., Booking.com, BookIt.com, Odigeo, HotelTravel.com, Priceline, HostelBookers, Hotels.com and Travelocity so you can book your Ocean Blue & Sand reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Ocean Blue Punta Cana
Ocean Blue Hotel Beach
Ocean Blue Resort Punta Cana
Ocean Blue Golf Beach Resort Punta Cana
Ocean Blue Dominican Republic
Punta Cana Ocean Blue
Ocean Blue Hotel Punta Cana
Ocean Blue Resort Dominican Republic

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Ocean Blue & Sand, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.