Occidental Caribe
Playa Arena Gorda, Carretera Macao
Bavaro, Higuey, Dominican Republic

Distance from hotel to Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ), 25 minutes.  

Formerly Barcelona Punta Cana, as of 12/21/16 will now be Occidental Caribe. The Caribbean dream world with white beaches which make every sport a pleasure. The turquoise of the sea looks cool and inviting to bathing beauties. A cool breeze blows for those who like surfing and sailing. The magnificent colors of the reef will delight snorkelers and divers.  

Awaiting you on Arena Gorda Beach is your fairytale holiday home. Wind down and relax in beautiful rooms, let your spirits soar through the tropical gardens, dive into a unique waterscape, feast in restaurants for the discriminating palate. Caribbean nights are colorful and filled with fun and passion.  

Hotel Amenities (back to top)
  • Activities
  • Beauty Salon
  • Billiards
  • Casino ($)
  • Children's Activities
  • Currency Exchange
  • Darts
  • Disco
  • Games (board)
  • Internet Service ($)
  • Land Sports
  • Laundry Service ($)
  • Shops
  • Tour Desk
  • Water Park (children's water park)
  • Watersports
Green fee packages at preferential rates are available. However, Carts, caddies, clubs & other golf accessories are optional and, if required, must be paid to the neighbor Golf Course. Some local taxes may apply and will have to be paid locally to the Golf course. Transfers to and from the Golf course are not included either. Golf is subject to availability of tee-off times set by the Golf Club. Activities Mini soccer court, rock climbing wall, and circus trapeze. Beach and pool volleyball, water polo, water basket, bocce, aerobics, table tennis and other indoor games, 3 lighted tennis courts. All activities are subject to availability and weather conditions. Watersports: ($) Introductory lessons of Scuba diving and windsurfing with instruction and equipment included. (Lessons available for a fee). Banana rides (limited), kayaks, windsurfing and sailing at the hotel beach. All activities are subject to availability and weather conditions. Theater At the entrance of the hotel with a total capacity of 800 people. It has high technology equipment, one bar, LED lights and JBL audio. ($) Denotes a fee may be charged. Please note: Some hotel amenities listed above may have an additional fee associated with them.  

Markets (back to top)

Family Friendly, Honeymoon, Couples, All Inclusive, Beach and Leisure.  

Accommodation Categories and Descriptions (back to top)

Arrival/Departure Time:  

• Check-in-time: 3:00 pm Check-out-time: 12:00 pm  

Early check-in and late checkout on request, and subject to availability.  

Children Policy:  

• Children's age break is 12 years old.  

Maximum Occupancy:  

2017:  

• Standard Room - 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.  

• Standard Ocean View - 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.  

• Superior Room - 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.  

• Superior Room Ocean Front - 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.  

• Family Suite - 4 adults or 4 adults and 2 children.  

• Suite Club Premium - 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.  

• Presidential Suite Club Premium - 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.  

2018:  

• Standard Room - 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children, or 3 adults and 1 child.  

• Standard Ocean View - 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children, or 3 adults and 1 child.  

• Superior Room - 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children, or 3 adults and 1 child.  

• Superior Room Ocean Front - 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children, or 3 adults and 1 child.  

• Family Suite - 4 adults or 4 adults and 2 children.  

• Suite Club Premium - 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children, or 3 adults and 1 child.  

• Presidential Suite Club Premium - 2 adults.  

2019:  

• The 2019 maximum occupancies have not been received yet, utilizing the 2018 maximum occupancies as a guideline. This information is subject to change.  

Standard Room, These 33 square meter rooms are large, comfortable and bright. Enjoy the relaxation and comfort that these accommodations offer, turning your days in the Dominican Caribbean into an unforgettable vacation. Air conditioning, free safe for laptop, minibar, cable TV, telephone, tea and coffee machine, internet connection (fees apply), iPod radio, fully equipped bathroom, hair dryer, iron/ironing board. Bedding: 1 king bed or 2 double beds.  

Standard Oceanview, These spacious, comfortable and light- filled rooms boast over 33 square meters of space and stand out for their beautiful views of the Caribbean Sea to be enjoyed from the moment of waking up. These rooms provide maximum relaxation and comfort for enjoying a marvelous holiday. Air conditioning, free safe for laptop, minibar, cable TV, telephone, tea and coffee machine, internet connection (fees apply), iPod radio, fully equipped bathroom, hairdryer, iron/ironing board. Bedding: 1 king bed or 2 double beds.  

Superior Room, 33 square meters, plasma television, balcony and upgraded amenities. All rooms are located less than 328 feet from the beach. Bedding: 1 king bed (on request basis only) or 2 double beds.  

Superior Room Ocean Front, 33 square meters, internet connection. Bedding: 1 king bed (on request basis only) or 2 double beds.  

Family Suite(*), TBA  

Suite Club Premium, Premium Club facilities. Bedding: 1 king bed or 2 double beds  

Presidential Suite Club Premium(*), There are 2 Presidential Suites on the property, both with ocean view. There is a separate living room area and separate dining area. The 2 Presidential Suites are equipped with 2 bathrooms, 1 bath with whirlpool and separate shower and the other with a bathtub and shower  

The Premium Club with exclusive advantages and added values. This service is included for guests booking the Suite and Presidential Suite:  

• Special service area at the Reception.  

• Personalized check-in and check-out.  

• Special area for relaxation and entertainment in the Premium Club Lounge (3rd floor of building 3).  

• Accomodation in the Suite category.  

• Guest service 24 hours.  

• Advantages in the food and service area.  

• Special offers on Vacaciones Barcelo services.  

• Free internet in the Premium Club Lounge and business center services.  

• Personalized services such as change or reconfirmation of flights, extension of holiday duration, etc.  

• Special services and room courtesies upon request.  

• Early check in/late check out without extra charge (upon availability).  

• Pool towels in the room.  

• Local phone calls without extra cost.  

• 4 extra hangers in the closet.  

• Sponge  

• Sewing kit  

• Laundry items are delivered the same day (if picked up before 12:00 pm).  

• Special cover for delivery of clean items.  

• Directory of Services for the Premium Club.  

• Personal phone call from the Director or Sub-Director of the guest service department once during the holidays.  

• Private concierge service for clients' requests (information, food and beverage services, entertainment, etc.) in the Premium Club Lounge  

• Children will receive a special souvenir from Barcy  

• Sparkling wine and fruit plate with a welcome card from the General Manager of the hotel.  

• Turn down service.  

• Continental breakfast in the Premium Club Lounge.  

• Coffee and tea menus all day.  

• The Premium Club will offer some sandwiches, canapes, hot and cold snacks and fine pastries.  

• Menu of premium drinks for consumption at the Club Premium Lounge  

• Priority in the a la carte restaurants with unlimited service.  

(*) Denotes on request basis only, no allotment given.  

All accommodations include: CD player, air conditioning, balcony, bathroom (private), telephone, hairdryer, iron, ironing board, safety deposit box, coffee/tea maker and internet access (wireless).  

Television (cable) with international & national stations  

Mini Refrigerator stocked with soft drinks, beer and water  

 

($) Denotes a fee may be charged.  

Specific bedding and/or special requests are fulfilled based on availability and cannot always be guaranteed.  

Food and Beverage Outlets (back to top)

Beach Club, lunch only. It has the finest selection for all guests, while they admire the stunning view of the sea and the beauty of the Caribbean. Lunch: 12:00pm to 4:00pm  

El Alcazar Buffet, It serves a varied presentation of international buffet-style food with standards to satisfy the most discerning of palates. Casual atmosphere, with air conditioning in three different settings. Breakfast: 6:00am to 10:30am; Lunch: 12:30pm to 3:00pm; Dinner: 6:30pm to 10:30pm  

La Fontana Pizzeria, Authentic Italian pizza from a wood fired oven served in a casual and informal ambiance. Opening hours: 6:30pm to 6:00am  

Caracolas(*), Excellent restaurants specialized in fish and seafood. Dinner: Monday to Saturday only, from 6:00pm to 9:30pm *The dress code is casual-elegant. Ladies: Flip-flops and bathing suits are not permitted. Gentlemen: Shorts, flip-flops, athletic shoes or sleeveless shirts are not permitted.  

(*) Denotes reservation is required.  

D Oriental(*), The perfect restaurant for discovering and sampling Asian cuisine in a recently decorated environment: undoubtedly the perfect choice. Dinner: 6:30pm to 9:30pm *The dress code is casual-elegant. Ladies: Flip-flops and bathing suits are not permitted.  

• Gentlemen: Shorts, flip-flops, athletic shoes or sleeveless shirts are not permitted.  

(*) Denotes reservation is required.  

La Hacienda Restaurant(*), It is the perfect place to enjoy the wide variety of traditional a la carte Mexican cuisine. Dinner: 6:30pm to 9:30pm *The dress code is casual-elegant. Ladies: Flip-flops and bathing suits are not permitted. Gentlemen: Shorts, flip-flops, athletic shoes or sleeveless shirts are not permitted.  

(*) Denotes reservation is required.  

La Taqueria, For lovers of Mexican tacos: here you will be able to savor the exquisite fusion of flavors that characterizes Mexican cuisine. Dinner: 6:30:pm to midnight  

Las Reses(*), This restaurant specializes in grilled meats with a select a la carte menu and the excellent service that is our hallmark.  

• Dinner: 6:30pm to 9:30pm *The dress code is casual-elegant. Ladies:  

• Flip-flops and bathing suits are not permitted. Gentlemen: Shorts, flip-flops, athletic shoes or sleeveless shirts are not permitted.  

(*) Denotes reservation is required.  

Via Veneto(*), Specializing in Italian food, this restaurant offers a wide selection of a la carte dishes in surroundings that are elegant, yet welcoming, and that have been recently redecorated. Dinner:  

• 6:30pm to 9:30pm *The dress code is casual-elegant. Ladies: Flip-flops and bathing suits are not permitted. Gentlemen: Shorts, flip-flops, athletic shoes or sleeveless shirts are not permitted.  

(*) Denotes reservation is required.  

Las Canas Snack Bar, This is the ideal place for enjoying an aperitif or savoring a good cocktail. Opening hours: 11:00am to 6:00pm  

Bars:  

• Lobby Bar - Open 9:00am to 11:00pm Beach Club - Open 9:00am to 6:00pm Snack Bar - Open 11:00am to 6:00pm Bar Palmera - Open 9:00am to 6:00pm La Fontana - Open 6:00pm to 1:00am Bar Flamboyan - Open 6:00pm to 11:00pm Bar Lounge First Club - Open 8:00am to 11:00pm Bar Arena - Open 9:00am to 9:00pm Bar Playa First Club - Open 9:00am to 6:00pm Mangu Disco bar - Open 11:00pm to 2:00am  

Miscellaneous Information (back to top)

 

Children's Program  

• Mini Club (4-12 years old), open daily from 9:00am- 5:30pm. children's pool available. Mini disco is held daily from 8:00pm-9:00pm at the Theatre.  

Spring Break Information The hotel will not accept any Spring Break groups. If the hotel authorize as an exception a spring break groups this policy will apply:  

• Occidental Caribe will accept student / youth travelers if the following conditions / restrictions are met:  

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• Students/youths are considered by the hotel as any person between 16 and 23 years of age. They will be required to sign a responsibility letter agreeing to leave the hotel if there is a disruption.  

• Upon check in, each student/youth will be required to leave a cash deposit of $400.00 per person. Policy is mandatory, per person, cash only.  

• Minimum age requirement for hotel check-in is 18 years of age. Any hotel guests under the age of 18 will require chaperone(s). One chaperone is required per 3 students/ youths under the age of 18. The minimum age required to be a chaperone is 28.  

• Please note the legal drinking age in Dominican Republic is 18. All guests under 18 will be given a wristband that will not allow them to be served alcohol at the restaurants, bars, and hotel disco.  

• Student/youth under the age of 18 will be provided with a NON Adult bracelet which means they will not have access to alcoholic beverages and will not have access to the disco.  

• All guests are required to wear wristbands. A lost wrist band is $250.00 USD (no exceptions).  

• Please note that adult age in the Dominican Republic is 18 years old.  

• Each guest will sign a letter upon check-in, with the hotel policies. The hotel will have the right to ask the student/youth to check-out of the property if those policies are not fulfilled without the rights to a refund for the remaining nights on the reservation.