Now Larimar Punta Cana

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

The hotel

The perks at Now Larimar are infinite — if it isn’t the ‘money can’t buy’ location on one of the Caribbean’s best beaches, Playa de Bávaro, it’s the bottomless drinks and 24-hour dining. Whether you’re on the sands, by the pool, at the gourmet restaurants, or even in your room, the freebies here are limitless — in fact, they’re so eager to ensure you’re well fed and watered they have pool and beach waiters, offer 24-hour room service, and top up your mini-bar with more free treats each day. And, while you’re tucking into those complimentary in-room refreshments, you can surf free WiFi, or laze on your private balcony or terrace. You can even upgrade to the Preferred Club Rooms, where even more luxuries are laid on.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wedding
  • Families
  • Kids Club
  • Teen Club
  • Children’s Playground
  • Babysitting service
  • Night Club
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box

Where is it

Situated on Bavaro Beach one of the most beautiful beaches in Caribbean. Great location to explore the local area and close to nearby excursions and tours arranged to nearby islands, jungle safaris, small villages or city tours to Santo Domingo. Transfer time from airport: 30 minutes.

Hotel information

720 rooms and suites. All with air-conditioning with individual climate control, private, furnished balcony or terrace, flat-screen LED cable TV, complimentary WiFi access, ceiling fan, safe and key door locks. Complimentary mini-bar refreshed daily with beer, juices, soft drinks and bottled water and a tea/coffee maker. Spacious bathroom with shower inclusive of Gilchrist & Soames luxury bath amenities. 24-hour room service and nightly turn-down service. Iron and board, bathrobes and slippers and a hairdryer. All rooms and suites with either 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds. Deluxe Tropical View Room feature lush tropical garden views, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

All Inclusive of: Unlimited-Luxury® includes all meals (buffet and à la carte restaurants, reservation-free) and snacks, afternoon tea, all alcoholic and soft drinks (premium and domestic brands), wine by the glass and water. All activities and entertainment above unless otherwise stated. 24-hour room and concierge services. Pool and beach waiter service. Daily refreshed mini-bar with soft drinks, juice, bottled water and beer. Daily maid service. No wristbands required.

Enjoy the 'Sip, Savour and See' Dining Experience and indulge in dinner, sip an artfully prepared cocktail and see the nightly entertainment at the neighbouring Dreams, Now and Sunscape Resorts & Spas (Terms and Conditions apply).

Deluxe Pool View Rooms have relaxing pool views and sleep maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Deluxe Partial Ocean View Rooms have stunning partial views of the ocean from the private, furnished balcony. Sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Deluxe Family Room with lush tropical garden views, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 4 children.

Preferred Club Deluxe Tropical View Rooms are in a preferred location with lush tropical garden views, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. This room includes Preferred Club privileges.

Preferred Club Deluxe Pool View Rooms are in a preferred location with relaxing pool view, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. This room includes Preferred Club privileges.

Preferred Club Deluxe Partial Ocean View Rooms are in a preferred location with stunning partial ocean views, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. This room includes Preferred Club privileges.

Preferred Club Master Suites have a private bedroom with 1 king-size bed, a separate living room with dining area and a private, furnished terrace with seating area, shower, sun lounger and hydro-tub. These suites are in a preferred location with spectacular oceanfront views, sleeping maximum 2 adults. Preferred Club privileges are included.

Preferred Club Privileges:

  • Personalised check-in and checkout with concierge service
  • Preferred status and amenities
  • Private Preferred Club Lounge serving daily continental breakfast, afternoon hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, exquisite desserts and fine liquors
  • Access to two exclusive Preferred Club pools with concierge and bar service
  • Complimentary iPad access in lounge
  • Two bars and one restaurant for Preferred Club guests only
  • Upgraded mini-bar service and room service menu
  • Upgraded luxury bath amenities
  • Pillow menu
  • Complimentary newspaper in suite daily (English and Spanish)

An array of reservation-free dining options including 5 à la carte restaurants, a buffet restaurant, a café and a grill on the beach. Barefoot Grill (grilled fare served beachside), Bluewater Grill (seafood and steakhouse), Carnival International Café (main buffet and late night bites), Castaways (Preferred Club beachside restaurant), Coco Café (premium coffee and snacks), Mercure (French cuisine, adults-only), Spice (Asian cuisine) and Tamarindo (Mexican cuisine). Guests also have access to an additional 4 restaurants at the nearby Now Garden Punta Cana. 24-hour room service. 9 bars and lounges including Moments (lobby bar), Scores (sports bar), Showtime (theatre bar), Splash (swim-up Preferred Club pool bar), The Mix (seaside bar), The Reef (restaurant bar), Tortuga (swim-up pool bar), Eclipse Night Club (open-air disco and lounge) and The Sandbar (Preferred Club pool bar). An additional 3 bars are located at the nearby Now Garden Punta Cana (including unlimited top-shelf spirits). Enjoy the 'Sip, Savour and See' Dining Experience and indulge in dinner, sip an artfully prepared cocktail and see the nightly entertainment at the neighbouring Dreams, Now and Sunscape Resorts & Spas (Terms and Conditions apply).

Big-screen movies on the beach (kids movies are shown separately in the Explorer’s Club). Live shows — “Idol” singing shows, Mexican entertainment shows, break dancers and fire breathers. Themed parties for holidays, sporting events, award shows and seasonal celebrations. Guest involvement including karaoke and game shows. Eclipse Night Club (open-air disco and lounge).

Large main swimming pool, kids' pool and 2 private Preferred Club pools. 2 outdoor whirlpools. 2 tennis courts with tennis clinics available* and a basketball court. Private stretch of white-sand beach with beach volleyball. Explorer's Kids' Club (3-12 years old) and Core Zone Teens Club (13-17 years old). On-site casino* 7:00pm-2:00am daily. 4 lane bowling alley*. Aerobics and dance and Spanish classes. Scalable inflatable iceberg. Paddle court. Rock climbing wall. Giant chess. Indoor games room. Water sports including snorkelling, sailing, kayaking and fishing*. Introductory scuba-diving lessons in the pool as well as ocean scuba diving*. Nearby golf courses*. Dominican Tianguis weekly market. World-class spa* located next door at Now Garden Punta Cana, with treatments and a fitness centre. Guests can also visit the Secrets Spa by Pevonia®* at Secrets Royal Beach.

Complimentary WiFi access throughout the resort. Travel desk to book tours* and excursions*. Babysitting services*. 24-hour on-call Doctor, laundry/dry cleaning service*, shopping on site* and currency exchange. Wedding, honeymoon and spa packages*.

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Exceeded expectations fantastic holiday

May 20, 2019 neilpage Horsham, United Kingdom

We upgraded to the preferred club when booking the holiday and it was exceptional. A la carte lunch every day really made it amazing food at lunch after the beach made it extra special. Our butler checked on us daily if we needed anything. Check in was swift and we stayed in the larimar hotel and were not put in the gardens (booked holiday… Read more
We upgraded to the preferred club when booking the holiday and it was exceptional. A la carte lunch every day really made it amazing food at lunch after the beach made it extra special. Our butler checked on us daily if we needed anything. Check in was swift and we stayed in the larimar hotel and were not put in the gardens (booked holiday via British Airways) Antonio Bandaress at the pool bar provided the best service We were pleased with the quality of the food, we are foodies and were worried from the reviews about the food, but we found the food to be a quality above that of what you would pay £20-30 per person in a high end gastro pub. So you will enjoy great food. Also the buffet has excellent choices if you dont want to have a choice of food in an evening. We both loved the preferred breakfast with a choice of fresh omelettes everyday, just choose your ingredients. We tipped small and the staff seemed to appreciate it. The preferred club reception learned we like white wine and even provided us with a bottle of white wine in our room one night on ice which made us feel extra special. Re the beach, its beautiful and well worth a walk, there are some sellers on the beach as you walk but they dont press you if you say no, and often just want to chat to see how you are. Overall my wife and I had a great holiday, with excellent evening entertainment with great evening shows, a disco if you can stay awake and a casino if you want to lose money(we actually won 90 bucks and were so pleased with that!) In the evening there is a huge town like area with lots of rattan seating to relax and enjoy the entertainment which was perfect. Overall 10/10 and would reccomend to our friends. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Celebrated my 60th birthday

May 20, 2019 MargaretR5960

My family and I stayed in the preferred club. We had Nelson as our contact person. To say he went above and beyond to make our stay a fantastic experience would be an understatement. He helped make my birthday celebration a special one to remember . The hotel and facilities were great. I did have an unpleasant experience with one of the check… Read more
My family and I stayed in the preferred club. We had Nelson as our contact person. To say he went above and beyond to make our stay a fantastic experience would be an understatement. He helped make my birthday celebration a special one to remember . The hotel and facilities were great. I did have an unpleasant experience with one of the check in staff at preferred check in but apart from this the other hotel staff were so nice . If you get a choice of contact person do ask for Nelson Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great time and awesome staff!

May 19, 2019 Kalynah Miami, Florida

Stayed here for a friend’s destination wedding. The staff was so friendly and great! Henry at the pool bar, Daygeris up at the front with sales, every single of the animators, all of the attendants we dealt with - awesome, genuinely nice people! Visited the Secrets side, I liked it but I preferred the Larimar crowd and area. Overall had a… Read more
Stayed here for a friend’s destination wedding. The staff was so friendly and great! Henry at the pool bar, Daygeris up at the front with sales, every single of the animators, all of the attendants we dealt with - awesome, genuinely nice people! Visited the Secrets side, I liked it but I preferred the Larimar crowd and area. Overall had a wonderful time. The rooms are spacious, the bathrooms were clean and well-distributed, the balcony & views were great. My only less than stellar observation is the food - it wasn’t great. For the wedding-related events it was a little better, but throughout the resort hotels it was ok, nothing mindblowing. The buffet has good variety and GREAT service. The French restaurant had its AC down two days out of our visit and we just didn’t want to eat in that humidity. Despite that, would go back in a heartbeat! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Property, Disappointing Food and Superior Staf

May 19, 2019 Consultant6393 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The property is very beautiful and well maintained. Food quality was mixed. Breakfast, room service and food at Spice were great, the rest was mediocre at best. The staff at Castaways, Splash Pool Bar and Spice were great! Rosa, Orlando, Cesar, Jameson, Daniel and Baby Face took such great care of us it made up for other concerns. We were always… Read more
The property is very beautiful and well maintained. Food quality was mixed. Breakfast, room service and food at Spice were great, the rest was mediocre at best. The staff at Castaways, Splash Pool Bar and Spice were great! Rosa, Orlando, Cesar, Jameson, Daniel and Baby Face took such great care of us it made up for other concerns. We were always being hounded to buy stuff and services everywhere we went on the property! Choice of liquor at the bars especially in the preferred section was definitely not what I expected it would be. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Exceptional Customer Service!

May 19, 2019 celeste072010 Muskegon, Michigan

Background info: This was our 5th all-inclusive experience, but our first trip to the Dominican Republic (we've been to Mexico 3 times, and Jamaica once). This trip I traveled with my husband, brother-in-law, and one other couple. We are in our late 20's-50's. By far, the staff at Now Larimar offered the best customer service experience we've… Read more
Background info: This was our 5th all-inclusive experience, but our first trip to the Dominican Republic (we've been to Mexico 3 times, and Jamaica once). This trip I traveled with my husband, brother-in-law, and one other couple. We are in our late 20's-50's. By far, the staff at Now Larimar offered the best customer service experience we've ever had. We did upgrade to preferred, but I don't believe that would have changed our service experience, just gave us some improved amenities/features. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary there, and received bottles of champagne, chocolate covered strawberries, a banner on our door, and phone calls every day asking if we needed anything. They really went out of their way to make our experience special. When we commented to the staff that they're so friendly, they all said that it's how everyone is in the Dominican. I haven't always upgraded to preferred, but I'm glad we did this time because we spent most of our time in the preferred areas (private pool, private bar, Castaways restaurant) and in this case I felt these were some of the best parts of this resort in terms of quality. The food and drinks were sadly average. I've had better food and drinks at other resorts, so if these are high priorities for you, you might be disappointed. They did have lots of great gluten free and vegetarian options at all restaurants, but many of the meals were very simple. While there were good liquor options, there weren't as many mixers or garnishes to make more complex cocktails that we're used to. Additionally, some of the bar tenders didn't make drinks the same way (even their signature drinks on their menu). I'll touch specifically on each restaurant: 1. Castaways - this is the Preferred beachside restaurant that is available for breakfast and lunch. Breakfast is a small buffet, and lunch has an a la carte menu. Very good food here. 2. Carnival - breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffet. A lot of options, but some lacking flavor. Below average. 3. Spice - reservation required for Hibachi grill. Food was very good here, but I am used to a more elaborate hibachi performance. 4. Tamarindo - mexican restaurant - I've had better at other resorts. 5. Bluewater - american style restaurant. This was very good - we went here twice. 6. Mercure - French restaurant. Reservations required. This had the most romantic atmosphere, but the food wasn't as good as what I've had at other resorts before. 7. Italian - below average food here, both inside and outside at the pizzeria. At all the restaurants, there was quite a push to purchase bottles of wine. It wasn't aggressive by any means, I'm just not used to being asked so much and being shown a wine menu at every restaurant, including a dinner buffet. I do want to take a moment to mention some of the specific staff members that really made a lasting, positive impression on us: Domayry Valeza - our preferred concierge. She went above and beyond every day to care for our every need. Honestly the best staff member I've ever encountered in all my years of travel. Rihanna was another concierge who was wonderful as well. Bartenders - Ronny (Preferred Club), Enrique (Garden Swim-Up), Rosa and Junior (Preferred Pool). Servers - Luis Rodriguez, Lucas, and Guillermo, and Willin (Bluewater Grill). We purchased a beach cabana for a day, and I felt it was definitely worth the extra purchase. We had a fully stocked cooler with mimosas, beer, etc. and our butler was fantastic and tended to our every need, including delivering us food from the Castaways menu. We did spend a day in the spa using the hydrotherapy circuit, and purchased massages. There was a tiny mix-up in the service I received (I paid for a Secrets massage, but I received a Back, Neck, and Shoulders massage instead) but they immediately acknowledged their mistake, and we just corrected the price at the front desk. I appreciated their honesty and wasn't upset about it whatsoever. We also spent two nights dancing at Eclipse night club, which was a better nightclub than others I've been to at other resorts. They had both indoor and outdoor seating, a full bar, and a great DJ. It was extremely hot in the club though, but I don't think they can do anything about that, so just be prepared to sweat profusely. In summary, I feel that every resort has something they do really well, so it's just a matter of finding what you're looking for the most, and staying at resorts that specialize in that. In this case, Now Larimar has a superior customer service experience, so if you're looking for that above all else, and don't mind food and drinks that aren't as good, this is the perfect place to be. I definitely plan to return to the Dominican Republic for this reason! Read less