Occidental Vacation Club (OVC) completed the first phase of a $1.4-million renovation of one of its properties, the Grand Punta Cana Beach Club. In the fall, the beach club renovation will be followed by renovations to the exclusive First Club Lounge.
The beach club is situated on a beach that stretches the length of the Dominican Republic's Eastern shore.
This Spanish-style resort has more than 700 yards of beachfront; thatched-roof palapas; 865 rooms in 17 white three-story buildings; nine themed restaurants and seven bars; and three lagoon-style swimming pools, with one dedicated to children as part of the Kids Club.
OVC guests enter the property through a covered walk-way leading to a palm-lined beach with lounges and cabanas. There is an expanded thatched-roof bar, and two beachside Jacuzzis.
In the fall, the property’s First Club renovation will also be completed. The First Club Lounge is a venue for guests to enjoy liquor, wines and snacks as well as entertainment.
OVC, a division of Occidental Hotels and Resorts (Madrid) includes resorts in Aruba, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Haiti, Colombia and Mexico. It has 23 properties in total.
Other OVC resorts will also see changes, with a new Beach Club, infinity pool, and First Club enhancements at Allegro Playacar; and plans for renovations at Grand Punta Cana’s Royal Club.