Things to See and Do While Staying at Occidental Grand Punta Cana

Because your options on Hispaniola, the Dominican Republic can be overwhelming, properties like the Occidental Grand Punta Cana can provide everything needed to have an exciting time in their picturesque beachside location. This property provides a wide variety of recreational opportunities, which means you will have plenty of intriguing activities to enjoy throughout your trip.

Considering the resort has 3 pools to choose from, you should have no trouble finding a great spot to soak up some sun. This accommodation is also located next to the ocean, meaning that there are a lot of ways to play in the water when you stay here. For an even more comfortable way to enjoy the water, you might like the whirlpool on-site.

Some travelers worry about finding a gym that they can use during their stay, but here they have them covered; there are exercise facilities on-site at this hotel.


This resort is a favorite choice of tennis buffs, considering guests can spend some time on the court without leaving the property. Guests will find 2 tennis courts on-site. Guests may also set up evening matches on a lit tennis court.

To see more choices like this, you can compare Occidental Grand Punta Cana to similar sites with this activity, like Grand Palladium Palace Resort, Spa & Casino and Barceló Bávaro Beach.


Even though Occidental Grand Punta Cana doesn't feature a golf course, you may be able to arrange a tee time during your stay. Courses nearby are Punta Blanca Golf Course, Cocotal Golf and Country Club, and Iberostate Bavaro Golf Club. The lot of them are within two and a half miles and the most proximate of the collection is Iberostate Bavaro Golf Club. This course has 18 holes total. It's a total of 6329 yards long, and is a par 72. For those who would like to find out more information, contact the course at (809) 221-6500 ext. 1609.


Vacationers who like a variety of watersports will have a wonderful time when they visit Occidental Grand Punta Cana. The list below details the water activities that the property has.

  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Watercraft
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind Surfing

Family Activities

If you plan to bring the whole family on your vacation, you should seriously consider staying at Occidental Grand Punta Cana, which is stocked full of family-friendly amenities.

Children have plenty of amenities like a game room and kid's club to keep them entertained, while parents relax poolside or let their inhibitions loose in the casino.

This vacation destination does have a game room, an enjoyable diversion for guests of all ages. There's a playground on the property too, where some of the hotel's smallest guests can enjoy some outdoor fun. This site also has an organized program for kids, which will keep youngsters busy and entertained. Some parents truly appreciate the value of an excursion sans their kids. At this hotel they give parents the opportunity to tour the Dominican Republic by themselves, since they have a babysitter.

Entertainment and Nightlife

When you get back to your room, exhausted by a day of exploring, nothing's better than letting the nightlife come to you; it's an easy option since Occidental Grand Punta Cana offers live entertainment. Generally, vacationers can enjoy live entertainment 7 days per week. However, the frequency can vary with the season. If you want to learn more details, call the resort at (809) 221-8787.

There are also several different bars, so guests can choose to meet up at their favorite one before the show.

You can also visit one of the other accommodations in the area to check out their limited nightlife offerings. Check out the choices in the following chart:

Accommodations near the Occidental Grand Punta Cana with Bars
Property Name Location Number of Bars Live Entertainment
Bavaro Princess All Suites Resort Spa And Casino 12.2 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana 3 check
Paradisus Punta Cana 12.4 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana 9 check
Grand Palladium Palace Resort, Spa & Casino 11.5 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana 18 check
Caribe Club Princess 12.6 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana 4 --
The Royal Suites Turquesa Adult Only All Inclusive Resort 11.4 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana 12 check
Tropical Princess Beach Resort and Spa All Inclusive 12.7 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana 3 --
Punta Cana Princess All Suites Resort And Spa 12.8 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana 3 --
Vik Hotel Cayena Beach 12.9 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana 4 check
Carabela Bavaro 11.2 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana -- --
Vik Hotel Arena Blanca All Inclusive 13.0 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana 4 --
El Cortecito Inn 11.2 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana -- --
whala!bavaro 11.2 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana -- --

At the on-site casino gambling is always an option for evening entertainment. If this one doesn't suit you, there is another casino, found at Paradisus Punta Cana Casino. It won't be hard to find Paradisus Punta Cana Casino merely a short interval away from this accommodation.


Visitors will really appreciate the relaxing amenities here, since this destination features enjoyable spa facilities. This list has some of the spa services that are available:

  • Facials
  • Massages
  • Sauna
  • Spa Facility
  • Steam Room
  • Whirlpool


One of the most anticipated activities on-site is horseback riding. Since the Dominican Republic's weather is beautiful year-round, riding is a popular pastime.

Don't underestimate the fun to be had playing shuffleboard at this location. Not only is shuffleboard a relaxing pastime, but it offers a challenge to players of all skill levels.

Try your hand at croquet at the grass court. Although croquet is certainly challenging, it's a fun afternoon activity for beginners and pros alike.

The beauty salon offers a convenient way to prep your hair and makeup for a dinner date or special night.

Though there's a lot of fun activities on the property, visitors itching to get out 'n' about can find a multitude of interesting things to do on Hispaniola. Whether you'd rather spend time on a sunny beach or play a round of golf, you will encounter plenty of other options for recreation in the area. Click on these pages to learn more regarding sightseeing, riding a scooter or bicycle, fishing, scuba diving, shopping, going snorkeling, and other activities you might enjoy.


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