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Arena Gorda, Bavaro, Punta Cana 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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#8 of 37 hotels in Bavaro
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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 Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Casino and Gambling
Kids stay free
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast 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 Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
24-hour security
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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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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The Trailing Travelers wrote a review Sep 2020
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic140 contributions26 helpful votes
What an awesome and fun resort! We joined friends of our who were there for a week from Canada for one night and decided to stay a second because the whole family was having a great time. The resort is a bit older compared to some others in the area but the food was great, the two pools were very clean, the beach front was well taken care of and the kids area was safe and fun for them to explore too. While we were there we enjoyed an afternoon foam party for the whole family and it happened to be Super Bowl Sunday so they threw a massive party with decorations, a huge buffet, they showed the game on huge screens it was just overall a really fun time. The resort is big but not too big and the trolley and golf carts make it really easy to get around. I would recommend this place to people who want a good hotel at a good price that isn't too big!
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Date of stay: February 2020
1 Helpful vote
Pullupsman98 wrote a review Mar 2020
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin231 contributions63 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
Traveling by myself and had a great time. This is a gorgeous resort and the workers there are always friendly. A big shout out to Edwin and Alexander (Sexy Black) at the lobby bar. Always had a drink ready for me each night and always with a fist bump or hand shake when I arrived or left. They went out of their way to provide good service and a big smile. I stayed in room 4311 and although the steps were many, after eating at the restaurants you needed the walk and exercise anyway. Had to get up 6:30 in the morning to reserve a lounge chair under an umbrella around the pool or under a papala at the beach. If no umbrella was wanted, a single guy like me can find a seat anywhere. The entertainment group was one of the best ever. They went out of the way to talk to me each and every day. The service at the restaurants was second to none. Every morning, I had my table waiting for me.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: There is a shuttle running around every few minutes and you don't really have to walk anywhere.
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Response from CustomerServiceOcean, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Ocean Blue & Sand
Responded Mar 4, 2020
Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for sharing your opinion about your stay at Ocean Blue & Sand by H10 We are pleased to know that you and your family had a good time among us and that we were able to reach your expectations by making your holidays an unforgettable experience. Your comments encourage us to continue providing that special touch who defines Ocean hotels It is our pleasure to serve you. Sincerely, Marisa Ríos. Privilege & Public Relations Manager Ocean Blue & Sand
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Denny E wrote a review Jul 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
The good, the bad and the ugly for my 7 night stay at this resort. Let's start with the good: the food, pool, entertainment, albeit to much male twerking, and the resort grounds. The Japanese resturant was good - shout out to chef Teo; but be prepared to chew a bit at the steak house. The buffet for breakfast was also good. The bad: the constant selling of excursion at the poolside and at the beach. The beach is public so you have locals trying to sell excursion working on commission - I feel sorry for these people there is differently an underlying caste ststem. The beach can be unsightly with hugh sand bars to alleviate erosion. Other bad include some of the staff & sale presentation. The ugly: Arrived a day late due to my flight cancellation that was out of my control. Couldnt get reimbursed for losing a whole day/night because the room was being held according to my travel agent. The next day arrived at 8pm to check in after a 6 hour flight delay. Waited at the reception for over a hour with my hotel confirmation number for a room which was supposedly being held. Finally a room was found in building 3 but needed to be cleaned. Tired and traveling with the wife and 2 kids not knowing better we just needed a room. What a nightmare, the toilet couldn't flush and over ran, the room smelled moldy and everything was outdated. Avoid this building at all cost. To get a better room the next day we had to upgrade to their privilage room at $900 for 4 people. Privilage offers some benefits, most I didnt use, but there were similar rooms that didnt required the privilage upgrade. There are some more ugly like poor customer service but I'll keep my rewiew short. By day 6, I was ready to leave. In conclusion, will I return to this resort? The answer is a big No. Will I visit punta cana again, not sure -I felt more stress leaving this place.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
1 Helpful vote
Response from Ocean Hotels, Director General at Ocean Blue & Sand
Responded Jul 22, 2020
Dear 902dennye, thank you very much for sharing your experience in the hotel Ocean Blue & Sand. We feel very sorry to know your punctuation was a 1 star, even with the hotel having many pros as you remarked in your review. We inform all future customers that building number three has been recently refurbished on December 2019 with top quality materials and with much love so our customer have the best time resting during their holidays. Kind regards, Ricardo Acevedo.
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Stella wrote a review May 2020
Mississauga, Canada19 contributions
We stayed at OBS Feb/Mar 2020. I traveled there with my spouse and our 3 children. We all had a great time! My 8 year old son keeps begging me to go back. I hear it at least a couple times a day months later. The grounds were lovely and well kept. The food was delicious. Our favorite was the steak restaurant. Mike's (coffee shop) was our go to place at least twice a day. The frozen cappuccinos were amazing! The wifi always worked perfectly everywhere on the resort. Made it easy for our older son to do his homework...hehe. There was always something going on. The entertainment staff was incredible! The foam party was so much fun. The foam does get super deep so keep your kids close to you. We stayed in building 10 Privilege. As a privilege guest we had many extras. The only ones we took advantage of was breakfast at Villa Marina, the lobster dinner, dinner reservations and late check out. The lobster dinner was amazing! Our butler Jose made sure we had everything we needed and made our restaurant reservations for us. He even helped us facilitate our late check out on his day off. As a family of 5, the upgrade was a bit pricey (for us). I might try a regular room next time (if the kids come along) but will definitely miss a seated breakfast for sure. Saying this I still recommend the privilege upgrade. If you stay privilege I highly recommend the steak for breakfast at Villa Marina. Should I return with just my spouse only...priv all the way! Thank you OBS for the awesome treasured family memories we now have ❤
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: There are no elevators. If stairs is an issue for you ask for the ground floor.
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Response from CustomerServiceOcean, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Ocean Blue & Sand
Responded May 17, 2020
Dear Travel_Monkey202017, Thank you so much for such a beautiful comment, we can assure you that in the future we will come back stronger so all the customers have an even better time with us. Hope to see you soon, kind regards, Ricardo A.
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freddy_d88 wrote a review Apr 2020
Charlottetown, Canada7 contributions24 helpful votes
Arrived at OBS on March 4th for our 16 day vacation. Thanks to Axia Arun and Marisa Rosa our check in was very welcoming and smooth, Argenis was super helpful in getting us our drinks, facecloths and making us feel right at home. The Butler team of Wells, Cesar, Jose and others were super helpful in making our vacation terrific as usual. Our room 10304 was perfect and full of treats for our arrival, Wine, Champagne, & Fruit Basket. We have always been treated like Royalty here and this time was even better. All the staff from the Bartenders, Maids, Chefs, Restaurant Servers, Cleaners and the awesome Entertainment Team led by Minny & Chocolate Are so very helpful in every way to help you enjoy your stay to the fullest. We always thought the food was great but this year we thought it was even better had room service numerous times and it was all great. Mikes Coffee is another reason why we love OBS the staff and menu are top notch and we like the ice cream place to. In closing we would just like to say our 20th visit to OBS was different for sure with the Corona Virus issue, When we left on March 20th it was a pretty quiet and sad resort because of what was happening world wide but right until the end the staff that was left were still smiling and taking care of all the remaining guest. As we post this almost a month later things still not good but we look forward to our next visit to Ocean Blue & Sand thanks again for everything Marisa & Staff hope to see you all soon take care and stay safe our Dominican Family Joanne & Freddy Doiron, Prince Edward Island Canada
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Date of stay: March 2020
Room Tip: building 10 3rd floor great sunrise with pool view
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3 Helpful votes
Response from OceanBlueSand, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Ocean Blue & Sand
Responded Apr 16, 2020
Dear freddy_d88, You cannot imagine how happy we feel to gave customers so loyal to our hotel and our staff. We are proud to have one of the best teams in the area and will try to make our best to continue working like that so future customers have the best time possible. hope to see you soon, kind regards, Ricardo Acevedo.
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$146 - $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 (0.7 miles), Princess Tower Casino (0.2 miles), and Escape Room Dominican Republic (0.6 miles).
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 center, 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 center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Does Ocean Blue & Sand have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.