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Ocean Blue & Sand Beach Resort

Dominican Republic - Punta Cana

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"Punta Cana was amazing! The Ocean Blue hotel was nice and accommodating. I would recommend to anyone looking to get away for either a relaxing or fun vacation!" – TaurusPower
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March 4, 2013
FANTASTIC Beach Vacation!

Just got back from our trip to the Ocean Blue and Sand resort and I wish we never had to go home!! It was a great trip with amazing weather, service, relaxation, food, and fun! We're both in our mid-twenties and traveled as a couple. Pools & Beach: There are two pools, each equipped with a swim up bar. Very big pools so it never felt crowded at all! We also never had an issue finding lounge chairs around the pool. Very clean and well kept! The beach was spectacular as well -- a little bit of erosion near the "privilege" section (we did not opt into privilege for the trip) but that's not the resort's fault.. the rest of the beach was perfect and pristine! Lots of beach chairs available no matter the time of day. Also had a beach bar that made it easy to keep drinks full! The beach extends for miles each way which makes it great for long walks. To the left of the resort (if you're looking at the water) are a bunch of shops for souvenirs right on the water. We liked being able to shop without having to go far from the resort. The beach is gorgeous with white sand and turquoise water and plenty of palm trees! Rooms: We were in Villa 9 which was near the pools -- loved the location. We had a room on the 2nd floor with two queen sized beds, a pull out couch, balcony, and large bathroom. Very spacious rooms! We over looked the back of the Villa (not the pool side) which was not bad... got to wake up looking at palm trees each morning! The beds were a little firm but after a long day of being in the sun/drinking, I did not mind so much :) Food & Drinks: There are a lot of options for food, and I never met a meal that I did not like. We ate at the Mexican, Italian, Route 66 (American), and Steak House restaurants for dinner -- all were great with multi-course meals, but the Italian and Steak House were our favorites! We ate at the buffet for breakfast each day which had plenty of options. Really enjoyed the omelet station and the french toast, as well as the make your own mimosas! For lunch, we switched between the main buffet and the buffet on the beach. Both had plenty of options and good food. We definitely were not disappointed at all with the variety/taste of any food we ate! Drinks were plentiful and delicious as well. There were many options of mixed fruity drinks offered as well as Presidente beer (tastes best with a lime in it). They serve all the drinks in 8oz cups so I recommend bringing your own mug... we brought large Tervis Tumblers which worked perfectly. They fill it up no problem, and it was nice having larger drinks to enjoy. Since we were not privilege, our selection of alcohol included Absolut vodka and Bacardi rum which is just fine with me! Make sure to ask for those brands by name or else you will get well liquor. They are available to everyone though (non privilege included). There are many bars around the resort including 2 swim up bars, a beach bar, bars in all the buffet areas, and the main lobby. We also hit up Mike's Coffee shop many times throughout the trip which was really, really good -- frappucinos that could give Starbucks a run for their money! Entertainment and Activities: The resort has an excellent activity itinerary with plenty going on for everyone to enjoy! Some of the activities are located around the pool while others occur on the beach. The entertainment staff is amazing and lots of fun. We enjoyed many of the events including horse shoes on the beach, Dominican dance lessons on the beach, "Tutti Frutti" game, and the nightly shows. We were fortunate enough to be there during the Dominican Independence day which included a parade and a party at night. They also had a beach party one of the nights which involved games, fire dancers, and a dance party on the beach. We really enjoyed ourselves and had a fabulous time with all the entertainment! It was the perfect balance between a relaxing and fun vacation! Other Fun Details: There's free wi-fi in the lobby which we used to connect with home, although we found it's much faster in the morning/during the day than at night (due to the amount of people in the lobby using it at night). There's also a bowling alley where you get 1 free game per stay which we enjoyed. They also have pool tables/foosball/ping pong/darts available and a bar within the alley. There's a dance club open all night which we unfortunately never made it to, and a Casino with your typical slot machines, black jack, roulette, etc. We also purchased an excursion through the people in the front lobby -- we did the "Dolphin Explorer" trip that included swimming with Sea Lions, Sharks, and Sting Rays, as well as snorkeling and a party boat. This was one of the highlights of our trip as we met some really fun people on the excursion and enjoyed the "booze cruise"! I recommend it if you want to get off the resort for an afternoon, enjoy snorkeling, and some dancing and drinking :) They bring you to a party cove where the water is up to your waist and you can enjoy drinks and music. We also enjoyed being able to hold the sea lions :) Overall, this was an amazing beach vacation! Met many people at the resort that have tried other resorts around Punta Cana but said they keep coming back to Ocean Blue and Sand. It's the best bang for your buck, and the service and amenities are great! As I mentioned before, we did not opt in to privilege, and I'm glad we didn't as I saw no real difference other than premium liquors. I would highly recommend this resort to anyone, and am definitely going to plan a return visit in the near future!

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From: Minneapolis, MN
Age: 25-34

February 17, 2012
Great Girls Getaway

Just got back from the Ocean Blue. I went away with my sister and friend and we did not want to leave! This was our second trip, and if possible it was even better than the first! Everyone is very attentive and made sure we had a great time. The entertainment and bar staff went above and beyond. We are already planning out trip for next year! We went to the beach in the morning and pool in the afternoon. There are opportunties to just sit back and relax or get involved in competitions and dancing. There were shows every night and dancing in the lobby bar. I have no complaints at all and cannot wait to take my third trip there!

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From: Boston, MA
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

May 21, 2012
Can't wait to go back!

I spent many hours reading reviews before choosing a place for my first all inclusive trip. I chose Ocean Blue based on what was important to me - value for the money, a great beach and a reliable choice of food options. I got so much more than I'd even hoped and am absolutely sure that I will return next year. From the first day to last, the staff was wonderful. Friendly, accommodating and easy to find - there were always plenty of people to ask for help when needed. Special call out to our personal butler, Henry, who always seem to be there when we needed him. Our room - immaculate and thoroughly air conditioned. Daily maid service was good and you can't beat the stocked mini-fridge. We had a third floor view that included the pool and ocean - we were in Villa 6 near the beach because we had upgraded. The mattress was GREAT, I slept like a log which is saying a lot because I am not a sound sleeper and neither was the friend I was traveling with. Pool area - sparkling clean every day (vacuumed early each morning) and always straightened up each night.. Beach - where to begin - evreything I had read in reviews and then some...the sand so soft and you could walk miles in each direction. I loved how close you can sit to the edge of the water and combined with the breeze, it was hard to leave it. Now I went there with the intent to relax and we had purchased the Privilege upgrade. I feel it was worth every penny and more. Between the room perks, the service perks, the designated areas and services you get, they truly make you feel like you are the most important guest. The concierge makes reservations for you so you don't have to wait in line to do so for the Steakhouse, for example. You have a seperate area on the beach that has cabanas and upgraded beach chairs..towels are a just a few feet away (vs having to walk much further if you are not upgraded), and you have someone bringing you drinks and fruit throughout the day. You have a special breakfast area right there next to the beach so you basically hardly have to move if you don't want to. From checking in at a seperate lobby, the cool washcloth after a day of travel, the welcome glass of champagne.I knew within minutes I'd made the right choice to upgrade. Nightlife - there was always something to do depending on your mood - live music in the large lobby where people gather, the nighttime entertainment shows (the Circus show was great), kareoke, the disco, the casino, the bowling alley. There was a resort store that came in very handy for those last minute needs and the Photo Shop had photographers that could take pictures of guests upon request out on the beach or property. They were excellent photographers and I saw a lot of people utilizing them. We had our pictures taken with two McCaw parrots from a nearby zoo. How fun! I was very impressed with the cleanliness and the general design and landscaping of the resort. Day and night there were staff working the grounds. My first night there I saw staff scrubbing the outside of the garbage cans with soap and water and sweeping the already clean looking walkways. The landscaping is well maintained and once in the lobby & restaurant area, there are beautiful ponds with Koi fish and native birds to observe. One thing I didn't care for was that a couple nights a week some vendors are allowed to set up their wares in this main area. Once you tell them No Thank you, they do leave you alone but trying to walk through the area you are definitely approached each time. They are polite and well dressed, however. Any tips or suggestions I would give are minor and don't take away from the overall value and enjoyment of the resort. Can't wait to go back!

Can't wait to go back! Can't wait to go back!
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From: Granby, CT
Age: 35-44
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

August 9, 2011
not as good a value as you might think

I'm not interested in bashing this resort but there were a few things that were just not good. The resort has a beautiful piece of beach and the pools were very clean. The chairs were easily gotten but there were also quite a number of broken chairs, some chairs also appeared worn and dirty. Tuesday: Upon check in our room was not ready and we were told to return to the lobby at 3 pm. My family and I went to the buffet and we attempted to eat lunch. What can I say it was not a gourmet experience. We returned to the lobby to get the room keys at 3 pm and the room was not ready yet. We were told it would be another 20-25 minutes. I sat on a chair in the lobby to wait and listened to a variety of complaints being made by other guests while I sat waiting. An older couple were complaining about the mold issue and the air conditioning being broken in their room. At this point I was a little concerned because the staff had no place to move the couple to. After 30 minutes I was still waiting for my room keys, but I decided to ask about the "privilege" service that was being heavily advertised by the poster size wall hangings all over the resort. Apparently if you want to have privileged service you needed to pay more. I told the staff member I would discuss it with my husband and we would let them know on Wednesday. My husband found the room attendant and gave her a nice tip immediately and asked for extra bath towels as there were 4 of us and we only had 2 upon check in. We also asked for extra bedding to makeup the pullout sofabed, and extra water bottles for the fridge. The room attendant gave us sheets 2 extra towels and some waters but no blanket or pillow for the extra bed. We went to the pool because it stopped raining for about 2 hours We ordered drinks and they were bad, and this is when we realized that the privilege entitled you to top-shelf liquor and mixed drinks. If you wanted wine that was actually drinkable you had to pay extra for it. At dinner if you wanted to eat in the restaurants you had to have made the reservation at 8am in the morning the wait time for a table was 45-60 minutes but the place was NOT packed and there were tables available. Kind of confusing. The Dominican restaurant Mi Abuela was awful so we went over to the buffet again. There was very little to choose from it was the same choices from lunch, and when I walked by the station to ask for silverware no one was there except for a few scattering roaches. I lost my appetite and I went to my room. The air conditioner was okay but not great. My son and I are always warm but my husband and daughter are usually cold. They were also complaining about the air. The next morning we walked down to guest services and as we were walking down one of the concierges attempted to sell us a time share (and mind you it was not the last time because it seemed to be a running theme for the trip). We paid extra to upgrade the services and we had a butler named Luis who was absolutely great and deserves a raise. He managed to find us wine that was not like vinegar and brought us bathrobes as well as had the room cleaned for us and basically assisted us with our needs for the next 3 days. Not to mention the top shelf liquor was much better. Also by the way the air conditioning improved after paying the upgraded price. The food quality did not improve much and that would be one concern I would address if I was a manager of this resort. The steak house was not what I would have hoped for and the seafood restaurant which costs an extra $40.00 per person unless you bought the privilege package was not good either. Overall We as a family haved cruised 3 times and have been to various all-inclusives over the last 20 years and this by far was probably the worst resort I've ever been to and I say this because unless you pay for the extra service you are treated like a second class citizen. I'm sorry if you find this review harsh but after this vacation I can safely say that it was the last time I will book an all-inclusive vacation that does not have a name like Paradisus, or Iberostar attached to it. Thank you for allowing me to voice my opinions on this forum.

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Room Information

Ocean Blue & Sand Beach Resort features 708 tastefully decorated Junior Suites, all with balconies and marble finish bathrooms. Special rooms are also available for disabled guests, non-smoking rooms & connecting rooms are also available. Rooms are also equipped with air conditioning, ceiling fan, Jacuzzi tub, cable TV and safety deposit box.

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What's to Love

The Ocean Blue & Sand offers renovated Junior Suites and luxurious Privilege Suites that are major reasons to pick this one; the kids clubs and a swim-up bar, spa and golf for the folks are the icing on the cake!


What We'd Change

It can take a few minutes to walk from the resort to the beach. If your limbs are feelin' a bit lazy, hop on the hotel's shuttle and you'll be beach-bound in no time.


Why You Should Go

There's no end of things to do at the Ocean Blue & Sand; don't miss the bowling alley, cool kids clubs and the incredible service.

Available Amenities

  • Car Rental Available
  • Beach
  • Volleyball
  • Casino ($)
  • Babysitting/Child Care ($)
  • Children's Activities
  • Concierge Services
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Currency Exchange
  • Gift Shop
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kayaks
  • Kids Club
  • Nightly Entertainment
  • Playground
  • Snorkeling
  • Swim-Up Bar(s)
  • Pool Bar
  • Internet Access ($)
  • Swimming Pool(s)
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Scuba Diving ($)
  • Shuttle Service
  • Windsurfing
  • Aerobics
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • 24 Hour All-Inclusive
  • Wedding Services
  • Sauna
  • Parking
  • Archery
  • Basketball
  • Medical Services ($)
  • Water Skiing ($)
  • Nightclub/Disco
  • Game Room
  • Billiards
  • Scuba Lessons
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Non-Smoking Rooms (on request)
  • Horseback Riding ($)
  • 9 Restaurants
  • Shopping
  • Multilingual Staff
  • 10 Bars/Lounges
  • Bowling
  • Climbing Wall
  • Teen Club
  • Catamarans
  • Handicap Room Available
  • Golf Packages Available ($)
  • Sailing ($)
  • Wireless Internet Access ($)
  • Honeymoon Packages
  • Fishing ($)

Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Fishing
  • Jet Ski Rentals
  • Scuba Diving
  • Water-Skiing

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The Dominican Republic continues to grow as a major tourist destination due to its beautiful beaches, rich culture, and abundance of available activities.

Ocean Blue & Sand Beach Resort

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Hotel Description

Ocean Blue & Sand Beach Resort, Punta Cana: Get Ready to Double Down

If life feels like one long day after another, give yourself permission to check out the magnificent Ocean Blue & Sand Beach Resort. The Ocean Blue and Ocean Sand share facilities, which means twice the activities of an average resort by offering dining and amenities for every one of their guests with access to both resorts. Each resort houses half of the combined 708 five-star suites and junior suites. VIP concierge service is offered for Privilege Jr. Suites.

Located along the lush Dominican Republic's Punta Cana, this all-inclusive dreamboat offers water activities, such as snorkeling, windsurfing and scuba diving, plus unique ways to see the sights, including a cool beachfront climbing wall. Float under swaying palm trees in the quiet pool or order a margarita and join the party at the other pool's swim-up bar. When you've had enough water fun, channel your inner Robin Hood at the archery range, shoot pool like Minnesota Fats, or peddle like Lance Armstrong on a bike.

If you're feeling in need of pampering, relax at Ocean Spa, then grab an Irish Coffee at Mike's, the coffeehouse at Ocean Blue & Sand. Fully caffeinated and ready to go, cash in at the Ocean Tower Casino, or strike out with the family at the bowling alley. If bowling balls aren't your cup of tea, splurge a little and grab a tee-time at nearby White Sands Golf Course, an 18-hole course designed by Spanish golf great, Jose "Pepe" Gancedo.

Guests can have their taste buds tickled with a smattering of delicious dining options from El Bodegon's Spanish tapas, to Route 66's 1950s diner, to La Casa de Mi Abuela's traditional Dominican fare. Dine where you like, when you like, with no reservations needed. And for those who really rock around the clock, you can play the night away at the resort's Wave Disco Bar. So if you just can't stop... you don't have to at Ocean Blue & Sand Beach Resort, where it's all inclusive, all of the time.

This hotel is All-Inclusive
Features include:

  • All meals, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages
  • National and selected international drinks in bars, and premium drinks for privilege guests
  • Wine served with dinner
  • Nightly entertainment
  • All service and local taxes

We are proud to support the Punta Cana Promise as part of our ongoing commitment to ensure that True Beach Lovers are safe while traveling to one of the top beach destinations in the Dominican Republic. The Punta Cana Promise reaffirms our commitment to a set of security standards in one of the safest spots in the Caribbean.


This hotel includes unlimited food and drinks, but some dining restrictions may apply. Please check with the front desk for details.

El Carey y La Tortuga
Type: Buffet
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 6:30am-10:30am; Lunch - daily, noon-3pm; Dinner - daily, 6:30pm-10:30pm
Description: Main buffet restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the Ocean Blue Resort. Offers different theme nights for the dinner buffet.

Blue Moon
Type: French
Hours: Daily, 6:30pm-10:30pm
Description: Dine on French fusion cuisines.
Dress code: Resort casual. Gentlemen must wear long pants.

Type: Mexican
Hours: Daily, 6:30pm-10:30pm
Description: Mexican a la carte, complete with colorful and festive decor.

I Mascherati di Venezia
Type: Italian
Hours: Daily, 6:30pm-10:30pm
Description: Italian a la carte.
Dress code: Resort casual. Gentlemen must wear long pants.

Route 66
Type: American
Hours: Daily, 6:30pm-10:30pm
Description: American a la carte restaurant decorated with a retro 1950s-diner theme.

El Bodegon
Type: Gourmet
Hours: Daily, 6:30pm-10:30pm
Description: Overlooking the swimming pool and the tropical gardens, El Bodegon is the Chef's table, featuring special gourmet dining, a wine cellar and a large selection of Spanish tapas.
Dress code: Resort casual. Gentlemen must wear long pants.

Villa Marina
Type: Caribbean
Hours: Open daily
Description: Open for breakfast, lunch and Caribbean grill dinner.

Mike's Coffee Shop
Type: Coffeeshop
Hours: Daily, 10am-midnight
Description: In this Caribbean-influenced coffee-and-tea shop, you can enjoy pastries, as well as a selection of freshly ground coffees.

All hours are subject to change.


La Cana
Lobby Bar.

Mike's Coffee
Coffee bar.

Over Time Sports Bar
Sports bar.

Luna Bar
Located by the theater.

Las Palmeras Swim-up Bar
Swim-up bar.

El Cocotal Pool Bar
Pool bar.

Caribbean Grill Bar
Located at the Caribbean Grill Restaurant.

Wave Disco Bar
Offering complimentary drinks as part of the all-inclusive package.

Buffet Bar
Located at La Tortuga main buffet restaurant

Snack Bar
Located at Arenal beach.

Ocean Tower Casino
Casino featuring live entertainment.


The Ocean Blue & Sand Beach Resort occupies a beautiful white-sand beach and offers plenty of water activities, as well as a climbing wall.


The resort has two large swimming pools, one with a swim-up bar and the other with a walk-up pool bar. One is designated as the "activities" pool, and the other as the "quiet" pool. Lounge chairs and towels are provided.



  • Snorkeling
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba lesson at pool

For an additional charge:

  • Sailing catamaran
  • Banana boat
  • Turbo boat


  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Tennis
  • Archery
  • Billiards
  • Table tennis
  • Rock-climbing wall
  • Fitness center
  • Bowling

The resort is near the White Sands Golf Course, an 18-hole course designed by Spanish golf great Jose "Pepe" Gancedo. Access to the golf course is not part of the all-inclusive package and requires additional charges.


Free Wi-Fi access is available in the lobby, but use of the computers at the Internet Center entails additional charges.


The Ocean Spa offers massage, salon and sauna services. All spa services will require additional charges.


Ocean Blue and Sand Beach Resort has the perfect setting to tie the knot. Whether on the beach or in a tropical gazebo, your day will be unforgettable!

Honeymooners Receive:

  • Welcome honeymoon gift
  • 10% discount on spa services
  • Daily turn-down service
  • One candle-lit dinner for two, including one free bottle of sparkling wine
  • One free continental breakfast room service the first morning of their stay and room upgrade from Junior Suite to Privilege Junior suite (subject to availability).

Marriage certificate required at check-in. Reservations required with guest services for all services.


Ocean Blue and Sand Beach Resort's Mini Club Daisy features fun activities for children ages 4-12. Daily, 9am-6pm. The resort also offers a teen club for teens 13-17.

In-room baby-sitting is available for an additional cost.


Ocean Blue & Sand Beach Resort is located 35 minutes from Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) and is steps away from White Sands Golf Course.

Check In/Check Out
Check-in: 3pm. Check-out: noon.
A valid credit card may be required upon check in for possible incidentals not included in your hotel reservation.

Spring Break Policy
No customer 23 years or younger are allowed unless there is at least one adult over 30 years old in the same room for bookings made beginning on or after February 1 and through the night of April 30. Student or spring breaker groups with 16 to 23 year-olds are not allowed even when accompanied by adults over 30 years old.

Holy Week
In observance of Holy Week, some resorts in the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Costa Rica may put limits on the use of motorized water sports, and loud music.

All hours, fees, amenities, information and services are subject to change without notice.

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