Ocean Sand Resort

The Ocean Sand Resort in Punta Cana is part of the Ocean Blue & Sand complex, in other words, the Ocean Sand is the name of one side of the resort. The fantastic architecture of the place combined with the palm trees surrounding the resort provide a very special outlook to this amazing vacation spot. It is a 5 star all inclusive resort located at the Arena Gorda beach and 35 minutes away from the Punta Cana International Airport.

The rooms in the resort are many and can vary in many degrees of luxury. 

The main advantages of the resort are that it shares the same facilities with ocean blue plus is very close to the white sand golf course for all the fans of this relaxing sport. The place is quite big so do not be surprised if you need to take some walks. It also has 2 very big pools and a mini club if you are traveling with kids. The food will also delight you with 7 different a la carte restaurants and 2 buffets.

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The resort is mostly recommended for families and groups of friends, however, if you decide to go with your partner you won’t regret it.


You can find 580 junior suites, 58 deluxe junior suites, 58 privilege junior suites and 12 honeymoon suites in this wonderful resort. The very spacious rooms offer a great view of the hotel’s pool or the gardens. The junior suites include: 2 double beds or extra large bed, balcony, air conditioning, jacuzzi, coffee maker, minibar with sodas, TV, phone, safety box, iron with ironing board and room service from 11 am to 10 pm. The junior deluxe room in the Ocean Sand Resort has all the benefits from the junior type plus a separate living room with a sofa and a full equipped bathtub with hydro massage.

The junior suite privilege rooms are known to be the most spacious ones plus they have breathtaking views from the ocean. This type of room has all the benefits of the other types plus some extra features. The extra benefits are LCD or plasma TV, private terrace with jacuzzi with views to the garden, pools or the ocean, scented candles, beach towels upon arrival and room service from 7 am to 11 pm.

Other things for the guests at the Ocean Sand Resort in that category of rooms are personalized check in and checkout, bell hop service, free Wifi service in the room, mini bar upgrade, discounts at the spa and the scuba diving center. Also in the privilege rooms are included: VIP reservations at the themed restaurants and private beach area with waiter service, 1 lobster dinner per stay, ipod player, daily newspaper and dvd selection.

The honeymoon suite include a 2 story elegant suite with a king size bed, second floor terrace with jacuzzi and outdoor shower. The best part is that guests staying at honeymoon suites can enjoy all the extra benefits from the privilege rooms at no extra cost.

Pool and Beach

The beach where the resort is located is the arena gorda beach. The ocean water there is very clean and the sand looks very creamy. One of the main differences with other resorts is that most of the chairs in the beach enjoy a good amount of shade.

The 2 pools in the resort are quite big and comfortable. The umbrellas surrounding the pool area provide a decent amount of shade for anyone that wishes to relax there.


The Ocean Sand Resort in Punta Cana has 2 buffet restaurants with 7 different themed restaurants that can delight the most demanding palate. El Carey & La Tortuga is the main buffet of the hotel. This buffet specializes in international cuisine with different themed dishes every night. They are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day. The salads, the seafood and the vegetarian meals in this buffet are amazing but if you want something different the other restaurants might interest you.

The other buffet is more like a snack bar and is called La Cana. This buffet is open during lunch time and for snacks. At dinner time it becomes the restaurant called La Brasa. In addition to the buffets; the 7 a la carte restaurants provide a variety of food that can’t be missed. You need to remember that all a la carte need reservations and they are open only for dinner time. 

The dress code should also be followed; which is shirtsDessert of cheesecake with chocolate strawberry with long pants for men and a casual dress for women. The first of the a la carte restaurants in the Ocean Sand Resort is La casa de mi abuela which is a Dominican food restaurant. You can also find Margarita (a Mexican restaurant), Route 66 (American cuisine), I mascheratti Di Venezia (Italian food) and La Brasa (Caribbean specialties). There are 2 other a la carte restaurants in the Ocean Sand Resort but they are not part of the all inclusive package so you will need to pay for your meals in those. 

Bucanero y el Bodegon are the 2 restaurants that are not included in the package. Bucanero is a seafood restaurant while the Bodegon is place to enjoy the chef’s specialties. The appetizing crab and lobster from Bucanero make this place a must to visit.


You will not get bored at the Ocean Sand Resort. The wide array activities that can be done include: a climbing wall, a bowling alley, water sports, the scuba diving center, night shows and excursions. Keep in mind that the motorized water sports and the excursions are not part of the all inclusive plan so an extra fee will be charged for those services. 

The kids club is amazing especially if you choose the privilege package. One of the privilege benefits is a special meal ready for your kids at the privilege lounge plus bathing suits available for them in the room. The golf club is just a few steps away for all the fans of the sport and you cannot forget to try games at the casino.

Contact Information

Telephone Number: +1 809-476-2326
Fax: +1 809-947-0884

Email: resdr@oceanhotels.net

Website: Ocean Sand

Address: Arena Gorda, Bavaro

             Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

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