Now Larimar Punta Cana

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Hotel rating
Trip advisor rating: 4.5 Based on 14676 reviews

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.

Trip advisor rating: 4.5 Based on 14676 reviews

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Feb 19, 2019 Cindy W Greensburg

Our fourth trip to Punta Cana was amazing! Second trip to Now Larimar. Much needed break from the cold weather. Rhys saw to our needs and made sure we had the perfect room. We were not preferred but we awoke to a beautiful sunrise each morning. We also had a view of the ocean from our balcony. The beach and pools were amazing as always. LaChicki… Read more
Our fourth trip to Punta Cana was amazing! Second trip to Now Larimar. Much needed break from the cold weather. Rhys saw to our needs and made sure we had the perfect room. We were not preferred but we awoke to a beautiful sunrise each morning. We also had a view of the ocean from our balcony. The beach and pools were amazing as always. LaChicki on the beach made sure we had ice cold drinks all day long. Went to the French restaurant twice where Nelson was the best waiter ever! Victor at the beach grill always took care of us. He is excellent! We enjoyed a beautiful dinner on the beach. What an amazing gift that was! Our room was also beautifully decorated inside. Yoga on the beach every morning also made my trip special. The entertainment, especially our beautiful smiling Beyonce, was a great touch to the week. The beach party and circus were awesome! Many thanks to the beautiful, kind, helpful people at the resort that went out of their way to make our trip so special. You are like family to us! We will definitely be returning to see you all!! Read less
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Feb 19, 2019 Voyager439680

We went with 4 couples and had a very nice time. Upon our arrival we were to all be in the same area but one of the couples were put in the garden section of the resort and was not near any of us. When we checked in and tried to get the room changed the person at the desk was not very helpful. He was actually rude to us and would not listen to… Read more
We went with 4 couples and had a very nice time. Upon our arrival we were to all be in the same area but one of the couples were put in the garden section of the resort and was not near any of us. When we checked in and tried to get the room changed the person at the desk was not very helpful. He was actually rude to us and would not listen to anything we had to say. We then went to our Apple rep and he got the room changed for us. If you are planning to stay in the garden section please know that you have to take a trolley to get to the pools and beach. The food was excellent did not care for the Japanese restaurant. We went to the Italian restaurant twice...excellent. All the staff were excellent and the bar people were wonderful and got us whatever we needed to drink above and beyond! Lounge chairs need replaced. The preferred area restaurant near the bar should be cut in half and be used for non-preferred people also, There was so much seating not used seemed like a wasted space. Overall we had a great time and overlooked a lot of the negative stuff. Read less
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Feb 18, 2019 smarr53 Summersville, Kentucky

Wanted get out of the cold for a few days and had heard about Now Lamar so we reserved a Deluxe Tropical View wit King bed for five days, however we got a room with two double beds but my complaint is the view. We had a view of two buildings which I came to believe were where the employees of the resort lived. I got to watch them do their… Read more
Wanted get out of the cold for a few days and had heard about Now Lamar so we reserved a Deluxe Tropical View wit King bed for five days, however we got a room with two double beds but my complaint is the view. We had a view of two buildings which I came to believe were where the employees of the resort lived. I got to watch them do their laundry and seen two people urinate outside the building. Not the “tropical view” I had expected. Tried to get room changed to no avail. Will not go there again. Read less
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Feb 18, 2019 428evgeniyas Rostov-on-Don, Russia

for the fourth time we were at our favorite hotel) my children love it very much) is ready to talk about the pros and cons of this hotel)). ++ very nice girls in the kids club. Louise, Elizabeth, Candy, Summer, Lulu, Millie. my children love them)) ++ very beautiful dance shows. especially excellent dancer, panda, mini mi, victor, car, george… Read more
for the fourth time we were at our favorite hotel) my children love it very much) is ready to talk about the pros and cons of this hotel)). ++ very nice girls in the kids club. Louise, Elizabeth, Candy, Summer, Lulu, Millie. my children love them)) ++ very beautiful dance shows. especially excellent dancer, panda, mini mi, victor, car, george washington. animation team, baby face, mini baby, superman. the truth was a beautiful fire show on the beach before. now it has become less interesting). wonderful circus show !! we are delighted !! beautiful girl singer. and overall the staff is kind. ++ good beach. but some other hotels near the better and cleaner ocean)) before that there is algae. less now. and in the summer the whole beach was littered . ++ Prefred Club Good Service ++ Replaced Furniture in the restaurant - decently raised the price and greatly raise the New Year. several times 🙈 ++ very clean ++ tasty food - reduced the number of dancers and performances compared to previous years - more advantages for Americans. a lot of fatty fried food and so on - the hotel is refilled in season. it's hard to find free sunbeds after 8 am)) - not such a clean ocean due to the growth of coastal algae. - merged two hotels 4 and 5 into one. now 4 is called but lorimar)) although it is on the second line — a lot of mosquitoes. but overall we are very pleased with the hotel and staff) Read less
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Feb 18, 2019 Rob B

My wife and I just returned from a 10 day stay at Now Larimar Punta Cana. We both had a very nice, relaxing time there. The hotel is in need of serious updates, especially the guest rooms. The food was tasty and the selection was good at the buffet. All the ala carte restaurants served very good food as well. I like not having to make reservations… Read more
My wife and I just returned from a 10 day stay at Now Larimar Punta Cana. We both had a very nice, relaxing time there. The hotel is in need of serious updates, especially the guest rooms. The food was tasty and the selection was good at the buffet. All the ala carte restaurants served very good food as well. I like not having to make reservations at these restaurants. The pools and the beach were excellent. We spent a lot of time at the pool and had Idelsi as a server. She made are time at the pool very nice. So glad we got the opportunity to meet her. Read less