Occidental Caribe - Destination Wedding, Honeymoon & Vow Renewal Packages Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

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A perfect tropical paradise for a wedding day you’ll always remember, ideal romantic getaways and family vacations.

The four star Occidental Caribe (belonging to the Barceló Hotel Group and previously the Barceló Punta Cana) is a vacation resort that boasts an unparalleled location facing the crystal-clear waters of the magnificent Playa Arena Gorda, considered to be one of the best beaches in the Dominican Republic.

This Premium category resort features 798 rooms and suites that stand out for their elegance and brightness. In addition, our excellent services allows for maximum enjoyment, comfort and relaxation in our magnificent rooms.

The culinary offered at the Occidental Caribe stands out for its variety, with 7 specialty restaurants from all over the world within the all-inclusive program at the hotel. In addition, there are a variety of bars to enjoy original cocktails and delicious aperitifs.

The resort offers a wide variety of aquatic and sports activities both on its stunning fine sandy beach and in its magnificent facilities. It also features a fully equipped park for the little ones with relaxation areas around the beach and swimming pool.

The Occidental Caribe offers everything you need to fully enjoy an entertaining stay. A beach resort with everything you need to host your guests for a fun vacation with family and friends under the Caribbean sun.


All Inclusive Features:

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • National drinks (soft drinks, house wine, beer, spirits, cocktails and hot drinks)
  • Sun loungers and towels around the pool and at the beach
  • Day and night activities for adults and children
  • Free admission to the night clubs, with drinks included
  • Flip Club for children from 4 to 12 years old, open from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm (supervised)
  • In-room safe
  • Access to the full hotel facilities
  • Fees and gratuities
  • Non-motorized water sports
Optional Services (available at an additional cost):
  • Laundry service
  • Beauty salon (hairdressers, massage, etc.)
  • Excursions
  • Telephone, Wi-Fi, Internet and other communication services
  • Medical services
  • Any items from the shops
  • Room service (meals)
  • Casino
  • Any service from an external supplier
  • Babysitting Service
  • Car rental service
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange
  • Parking

Rooms and Suites:

Staying in one of the 798 rooms and suites at the Occidental Caribe is a guarantee of relaxation and comfort thanks to its superb facilities, incomparable location and exotic natural setting facing the waters of the Caribbean Sea.

Amenities Include:
  • King Size bed (2 x 2 m) or 2 queen size beds
  • Balcony with chair and coffee table
  • Cable TV with local and international channels
  • Wi-Fi – (additional charge applies)
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar restocked every day with juices, soda, water and snacks
  • Coffee and tea machine
Room Categories:
  • Double Room: These renovated, bright double rooms, decorated in warm tones, offering everything you need to enjoy a pleasant stay with a partner or with family
  • Ocean View Double Room: These spacious double rooms offer beautiful sea views and are equipped with everything you need to guarantee comfort and relaxation
  • Family Room: Fantastic large, bright and comfortable family rooms with splendid views of the garden, feature a king bed and 2 queen size beds
  • Superior Room: Elegant and spacious rooms, decorated in warm neutral tones with a spacious interior and pleasant views of the tropical gardens. Rooms include a variety of additional amenities
  • Superior Oceanfront View Room: These spacious rooms with their spectacular views of the crystalline waters of the beautiful Arena Gordo Beach are decorated in warm tones offer everything you need to enjoy a pleasant stay
  • Premium Level Suite: Sophisticated and spacious, Premium Level Suites with magnificent views of the garden or pool. Includes personalized care and our exclusive Premium Level services to guarantee an unforgettable vacation for the most discerning guests
Premium Level:

The Premium Level is especially designed for guests seeking more personalized attention throughout their stay, providing a superior, exclusive level of service: a great way to forget the stresses of daily life.

The Premium Level offers its guests the opportunity to pamper themselves and relax with its exclusive variety of services and amenities that include the following:

  • Preferential service area at reception
  • Exclusive check-in and check-out. Early check-in and late check-out (subject to availability)
  • Premium Level Lounge Access*
  • Private concierge service
  • Free internet
  • Pillow menu
  • Superior amenities kit
  • Selection of complimentary international drinks (Premium Level Lounge)
  • Daily access to reservations in the specialty restaurants
  • To access Premium Level services, book one of the following room categories:

Suite

Presidential Suite


Restaurants and Bars:

Our culinary offering includes various à la carte restaurants, exquisite buffets and aperitifs every day during your stay. The hotel has two buffet restaurants: a central restaurant that has capacity for 600 people; and one facing the beach, which is open during the day and features a grill located by the sea. In total, the hotel offers 6 specialty restaurants, 2 of which have terraces and views of the sea. Our bars, you can enjoy the exotic and refreshing premium brand drinks that we offer within our all-inclusive program.

  • El Alcázar: International food buffet restaurant El Alcázar, with a view of the pool and the sea (smoking area)
  • La Hacienda: Delicious Mexican specialty dishes
  • Tokyo: Japanese Teppanyaki style restaurant.
  • Marenostrum: An exquisite variety of meat and fish dishes
  • El Conuco: Enjoy the dishes that best represent Dominican cooking
  • Paris: This à la carte restaurant specializes in French cuisine
  • Via Veneto: The menu features the best Italian dishes
  • Don Simón Pizzeria: Serving Italian pizzas and pastas
  • Marenostrum Snack Bar: A fast food restaurant located next to the pool
  • Alahambra Lobby Bar I: An excellent selection of local and international drinks
  • Marien Lobby Bar II: Delicious cocktails as well as local and international drinks
  • Palmera Swim-up Bar: Refreshing drinks and delicious cocktails next to the pool and activity area
  • Bohío Bar: Near the Marenostrum Snack Bar serving delicious cocktails
  • Strikers Sports Bar: Close to pool II, the Sports Bar features various television screens
  • Taino Theater Bar: Watch shows at this theater while enjoying a refreshing tropical drink
  • El Mirador Pool Bar: Below the Mirador restaurant enjoy a refreshing drink on the beachfront and next to pool II

Things to Do:

  • 2 large lagoon-style pools and an additional kids-only pool
  • Barcy Club for the little ones with specially trained staff
  • Theater with a mini disco, a trapeze and rock climbing area (4 to 12 years old)
  • Daily activity program, games room with a pool table, ping pong, and much more
  • The theater offers 7 musical variety shows
  • Beauty and health services and the spa features a sauna and hot tub
  • A gym with a wide variety of exercise machines
  • 3 tennis courts (lighting at an additional charge)
  • Aerobics and volleyball at the pool and on the beach
  • Basketball and table tennis
  • Water polo and Kayaking
  • Trapeze exercises and wall climbing
  • Sailing and diving lessons (charge applies)
  • The Lake, a Pete Dye designed 18 hole course at our Bávaro Beach Resort
  • Four other golf courses within 30 minutes
Excursions:

Discover the best corners of the island and enjoy your vacation in the Dominican Republic!

Vacaciones Barceló belongs to the Barceló Group and is the Official Agency of Barceló Hotel Group and offers the following services which you can request when booking your hotel through barcelo.com

Explore, discover, visit, walk, ride, investigate, search, realize, encounter and learn about the history, culture and people of this beautiful Island. Some of the excursions available are:

  • Santo Domingo Bus
  • Jeep Safari
  • Fun-Fun Cave
  • Bávaro Runners
  • Adventure Safari
  • Buccaneers
  • 4×4 Motorbikes
  • Helicopter Tour
  • Manati Park Entry 
  • Swimming with Dolphins
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Samaná Adventure
  • Samaná Discovery
  • Seaquarium
  • Zip Line Canopy
  • Dolphin Island
  • Adventure Buggies
  • Catalina Deluxe
  • Segway
  • Marinarium
  • Bávaro Adventure Park
  • Mini Tour

2018 Wedding Packages

Celebrate the love of a lifetime with Occidental Caribe wedding packages. With the breathtaking location and exquisite lavish all-inclusive amenities and personalized service, this is the perfect destination for a picturesque wedding ceremony. Our professional wedding planning team works with you to plan the elements to make each detail unforgettable.

Locations:
  • Beach
  • Gazebo Garden View

Coconut Paradise Package

Price: $ 525.00 USD or Free*

Upon Arrival:

Upgrade to a Superior Ocean Front room for the couple (subject to availability)

The Wedding Day:
  • Service of a wedding planner / onsite coordinator
  • Wedding location decorated in white
  • Arch for the ceremony
  • Bridal bouquet and grooms boutonnière
  • Musical accompaniment for the ceremony
  • 1 bottle of champagne for the ceremony
  • One tier wedding cake
  • Special dinner in one of our à la carte restaurants (Subject to availability for groups of less than 25 people)
  • Late Check Out until 3:00 pm (subject to availability)
Restrictions:
  • * FREE for wedding groups of 25 adults, staying for 7 nights
  • * Rooming list is required to book this wedding package
  • * A dinner for more than 25 people must be approved by the wedding department.
  • Wedding package inclusions cannot be exchanged for other services
  • In case of bad weather the ceremony on the beach will be moved to an alternate location
  • The wedding cannot be cancelled once the packages and extras are paid for and are not refundable
  • Wedding packages are for clients staying at Occidental Caribe
  • Guest not staying at the resort and attending the wedding must buy a day pass
  • Rooms are not included in the wedding package
  • A $ 300.00 USD deposit is required to hold this wedding package
  • Wedding package prices are subject to change without notice

Blueberry Dream Package

Price: $ 876.00 USD

Upon Arrival:
  • Guaranteed upgrade to a Superior Ocean Front room for the couple
  • Special amenities in the couple‘s room
The Wedding Day:
  • Service of a wedding planner / onsite coordinator
  • Wedding location decorated in white
  • Arch for the ceremony
  • Non-denominational Minister to perform the ceremony
  • Bridal bouquet (roses or tropical flowers)
  • 1 boutonnière (rose or tropical flower)
  • 1 Corsage
  • 1 Bridesmaid bouquet
  • Speaker system, with microphone and iPod dock
  • 2 bottles of champagne for the ceremony
  • One tier wedding cake
  • Special dinner in one of our à la carte restaurants (Subject to availability for groups of less than 30 people)
  • Special decoration in the room with rose petals
After the Wedding:
  • Dinner on the beach for the couple
  • Late check out until 3:00 pm (subject to availability).
Restrictions:
  • Dinner for more than 30 people must be approved by the wedding department
  • Wedding package inclusions cannot be exchanged for other services
  • In case of bad weather the ceremony on the beach will be moved to an alternate location
  • The wedding cannot be cancelled once the packages and extras are paid for and are not refundable
  • Wedding packages are for clients staying at Occidental Caribe
  • Guest not staying at the resort and attending the wedding must buy a day pass
  • Rooms are not included in the wedding package
  • A $ 300.00 USD deposit is required to hold this wedding package
  • Wedding package prices are subject to change without notice

Mint Breeze Package

Price: $ 1,400.00 USD

Upon Arrival:
  • Guarantee upgrade to a Superior Ocean Front room for the couple
  • Special amenities in the couple‘s room
The Wedding Day:
  • Service of a wedding planner / onsite coordinator
  • Wedding location decorated in white
  • Arch for the ceremony
  • Non-denominational Minister to perform the ceremony
  • 1 bridal bouquet (roses or tropical flowers)
  • 2 boutonnières (roses or tropical flowers)
  • 1 corsage
  • 1 centerpiece for the ceremony table
  • 2 bridesmaid bouquets
  • Sound system during the ceremony and cocktail hour
  • Live Music (Guitar Trio or Saxophonist)
  • Sparkling wine toast (for up to 40 people)
  • 1 hour cocktail reception on the wedding day
  • Wedding cake
  • Special dinner in one of our à la carte restaurants (Subject to availability for groups of less than 40 people)
  • Special decoration in the room with rose petals.
After the wedding:
  • Breakfast in bed the morning after the wedding
  • Dinner on the beach for the couple
  • Late check out until 3:00 pm (subject to availability).
Restrictions:
  • Dinner for more than 40 people must be approved by the wedding department
  • Wedding package inclusions cannot be exchanged for other services
  • In case of bad weather the ceremony on the beach will be moved to an alternate location
  • The wedding cannot be cancelled once the packages and extras are paid for and are not refundable
  • Wedding packages are for clients staying at Occidental Caribe
  • Guest not staying at the resort and attending the wedding must buy a day pass
  • Rooms are not included in the wedding package
  • A $ 300.00 USD deposit is required to hold this wedding package
  • Wedding package prices are subject to change without notice

Strawberry Passion Package

Price: $ 2,737.00 USD

Upon Arrival:
  • Guarantee upgrade to a Superior Ocean Front room for the couple
  • Premium Level services
  • Special amenities in the couple‘s room
The Wedding Day:
  • Service of a wedding planner / onsite coordinator
  • Wedding location decorated in white
  • Arch for the ceremony
  • Table and Chairs with white covers and chair sashes (colors subject to availability)
  • Non-denominational Minister to perform the ceremony
  • 1 bridal bouquet (roses or tropical flowers)
  • 2 boutonnières (roses or tropical flowers)
  • 2 bridesmaid bouquets
  • 2 corsages
  • 1 centerpiece for the ceremony table
  • Sound system during the ceremony and cocktail hour
  • Live Music (Guitar Trio or Saxophonist)
  • 2 Bottles of Freixenet champagne for the ceremony
  • Cocktail hour with cold hors d'oeuvres after the ceremony
  • Wedding cake
  • Special dinner in one of our à la carte restaurants (Subject to availability for groups of less than 50 people)
  • Special decoration with rose petals in the couple’s room
  • Spa services for the bride: hair, makeup, manicure & pedicure
  • Two wedding passes for guests not staying at the hotel; valid for the day of the ceremony
After the Wedding:
  • Breakfast in bed the morning after the wedding
  • Dinner on the beach for the couple
  • Late check out until 3:00 pm (subject to availability)
Restrictions:
  • Dinner for more than 50 people must be approved by the wedding department
  • Wedding package inclusions cannot be exchanged for other services
  • In case of bad weather the ceremony on the beach will be moved to an alternate location
  • The wedding cannot be cancelled once the packages and extras are paid for and are not refundable
  • Wedding packages are for clients staying at Occidental Caribe
  • Guest not staying at the resort and attending the wedding must buy a day pass
  • Rooms are not included in the wedding package
  • A $ 300.00 USD deposit is required to hold this wedding package
  • Wedding package prices are subject to change without notice

Tangerine Sunset Package

Price: $ 3,000.00 USD

Upon Arrival:
  • Guarantee upgrade to a Superior Ocean Front room for the couple
  • Premium Level services
  • Special amenities in the couple‘s room
The Wedding Day: 
  • Service of a wedding planner / onsite coordinator
  • Wedding location decorated in white
  • Arch for the ceremony
  • Tiffany chairs (color subject to availability)
  • Plain white carpet
  • Non-denominational Minister to perform the ceremony
  • 3 bouquets (roses or tropical flowers)
  • 3 boutonnières (rose or tropical flower)
  • Centerpiece for the ceremony table
  • Sound system during the ceremony and cocktail hour
  • Live Music (Guitar Trio or Saxophonist)
  • 3 Bottles of Freixenet champagne for the ceremony
  • Cocktail hour with cold hors d'oeuvres after the ceremony
  • Wedding cake
  • Special decoration in the room with rose petals
  • Manicure & Pedicure for the bride
  • 25 minute massage for the couple
  • Hairdo and makeup for the bride
  • 3 hour private dinner with dedicated waiters, buffet style, maximum of 60 guests, 3 selection options, in the Don Simon Restaurant
  • 3 wedding passes for guests not staying at the hotel, valid for the day of the ceremony day
After the Wedding:
  • Breakfast in bed the morning after the wedding
  • Dinner on the beach for the couple
  • Late check out until 3:00 pm
Restrictions:
  • Dinner for more than 60 people must be approved by the wedding department
  • Wedding package inclusions cannot be exchanged for other services
  • In case of bad weather the ceremony on the beach will be moved to an alternate location
  • The wedding cannot be cancelled once the packages and extras are paid for and are not refundable
  • Wedding packages are for clients staying at Occidental Caribe
  • Guest not staying at the resort and attending the wedding must buy a day pass
  • Rooms are not included in the wedding package
  • A $ 300.00 USD deposit is required to hold this wedding package

Wedding package prices are subject to change without notice


Legal & Catholic Weddings

For legal or Catholic weddings, an additional fee of $ 550.00 USD over the cost of the chosen wedding package

This is an official ceremony officiated by a Judge of the Civil Service. Date and time are subject to the availability of the Judge. Legal weddings are not held on Sundays or holidays. The ceremony will be held in Spanish. -

For faster, reliable and legal translation service for your documents, the hotel recommends contacting "WE DO",
E-mail: wedoweddingdocs@gmail.com

Requirements for civil weddings:
  • Original and a copy of the Affidavit of Singleness properly notarized for the bride and groom
  • The signature of the Notary must be Apostille*
  • 1 original and a copy of the birth certificates (bride and Groom) must be Apostille*
  • If parents' names are not listed on birth certificates, please indicate them separately
  • 1 photocopy of the passports for the bride and groom
  • If married previously, 2 photocopies of the certificate of divorce or death, must be Apostille*
  • For women, there is a waiting period of 10 months after a divorce, before remarrying
  • Copies of all documentation must be sent 30 to 90 days prior to the wedding
  • You must bring the originals and certified translations, with you for your wedding
  • DO NOT SEND YOUR DOCUMENTS TO THE HOTEL

* When documents need to be recognized as legal in a foreign country, they’re required to go through the Apostille process, also known as authentication and legalization

Requirements for a Catholic Ceremony:
  • Choose any of the following wedding packages for your Catholic wedding celebration: Mint Breeze, Strawberry Passion or Tangerine Sunset
  • The couple wishing to receive the Sacrament of a Marriage in the local parish in the Diocese of La Altagracia must present themselves to their parish priest where they live to begin their preparations, a minimum of 6 months in advance. The hotel is not responsible for the preparation
  • The Parish will take care of the legal processes for marriage with the local Office
  • Any legalities (if necessary) will be done through the Parish. The Hotel will be responsible for delivering the Certificate of Civil Marriage to the couple
  • The ceremony will be performed in our Gazebo overlooking the garden. It cannot be held on or near the beach, nor any place that is not suitable for the celebration of the Sacrament. This is a rule of the Church
  • Consult the wedding department at the Occidental Caribe for a list of all documentation required to complete for a Catholic marriage in the Dominican Republic
  • In order to confirm the date and time of the ceremony, all required original documentation must be sent directly to the local priest at least 2 months in advance. The Priest will verify the legality of the documents and they will be returned to the couple after the celebration
  • Catholic weddings are performed Monday to Saturday, the dates and times are subject to the confirmation of the priest, based on his availability

Note: Tropical Picture is the exclusive authorized provider of photo and video services to the Occidental Caribe: weddings@tropicalpictures.com.do

This service must to be requested through the wedding coordinator. External photographers and / or videographers are not permitted in the hotel

Requirements for a Legal Wedding in the Dominican Republic

Documents Required:
  • Valid passports for the bride and groom with photocopies of the photo page and the latest entries into the country
  • Original birth certificates for the bride and groom
  • Sworn declaration (plus one copy) by the bride and groom before a notary public to being single and eligible to marry (the Single Status Affidavit) plus one copy
  • If the bride and/or groom was previously married, the divorce or death certificate (plus 2 copies) notarized and Apostille* is required
  • Adoption certificate, if applicable
  • Parental authorization, if applicable
  • Valid passports for two or more witnesses. RELATIVES CANNOT BE WITNESSES
Other Requirements:
  • All documents, except the passports, must be Apostille* by the authorities of the country where they were issued if not the Dominion Republic. Canadian citizens are not required to present Apostille* documents
  • All documents must be translated into Spanish by a certified translator and legalized by at the Dominican Consulate
  • It is recommended that all required documents be submitted to the "Oficialía del Estado Civil" (Civil Registry Office), through the Resort's wedding specialist at least 3 months in advance
  • The original and one copy of each birth certificate, must be Apostille*. If the parents names are not shown on the certificates, they have to be shown on a separate document
  • The original and one copy of the Single Status Affidavits notarized in your home country must show the names as they appear on the passports. The Notary's signature must be Apostille*
  • It is recommended that scanned or photocopied documents be sent (email or fax) in advance and all originals be brought to the hotel.
  • The Resort's wedding specialist will ensure that your paperwork is processed correctly and papers sent to the right entities
  • Please contact the wedding specialist if you have any questions and/or concerns regarding documentation
  • Civil services are performed only in Spanish. The wedding specialist will translate as required
  • The date and time for a civil (legal) ceremony is determined by the Justice of the Peace and subject to availability
  • Legal weddings are not performed on Sundays or Public Holidays
  • Passports and birth certificates must contain the same information
  • The legal notarized marriage certificate, from the Justice of the Peace usually takes 3 to 4 weeks to process and will be sent to the couple
  • Fees apply for U.S. citizens resident in the U.S.
  • Apostille* is required for all official documents required for a legal wedding in the Dominican Republic

* When documents need to be recognized as legal in a foreign country, they’re required to go through the Apostille process, also known as authentication and legalization

You should check with the Dominican Republic Consulate in your country of residence to confirm the legal requirements as these can change at any time.


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