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
  • Babysitting service
  • Night Club
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment

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

728 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 Garden View Room, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

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
  • 2 Private Preferred Club Lounges 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 7 à la carte restaurants, 2 buffet restaurants, a café and 2 grills 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), Mercure (French cuisine, adults-only), Spice (Asian cuisine), Tamarindo (Mexican cuisine), Windows Buffet (open for breakfast and lunch), La Trattoria (Italian cuisine), Hidden Gem Grill (grilled fare served poolside) and Capers (Italian specialities). Coco Café (premium coffee and snacks). 24-hour room service. 15 bars and lounges including Moments (lobby bar), Scores (sports bar), Showtime (theatre bar), Splash (swim-up Preferred Club pool bar), Manatees (swim-up bar), The Mix (seaside bar), Coconut Coast Beach Bar, The Reef (restaurant bar), Time Out (lobby bar), Tortuga (swim-up pool bar), Eclipse Night Club (open-air disco and lounge) and The Sandbar (Preferred Club pool bar). 2 futher Preferred Club lounges (for Preferred Club guests only). 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, river pool, kids' pool and 2 private Preferred Club pools. 3 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. Adults 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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Jan 22, 2020 deb r

We THOUGHT we had booked the NOW Larimar, but we were placed in the old NOW Garden.Should specify that your room will not be in the NOW Larimar but the lesser NOW Garden even though they say they have combined them.. Food and staff were excellent,some of the best ever! We were a little disappointed in our room, luckily we don't spend much… Read more
We THOUGHT we had booked the NOW Larimar, but we were placed in the old NOW Garden.Should specify that your room will not be in the NOW Larimar but the lesser NOW Garden even though they say they have combined them.. Food and staff were excellent,some of the best ever! We were a little disappointed in our room, luckily we don't spend much time there. Room was very small. Only part of NOW Larimar seemed to be complete. Still lots of construction going on,. Was not a problem for us but people should know there is not an elevator. Check in procedure was not good.. Take us to main building unload our luggage. Take us to another building and then check us in and then give us their sales pitch!. They should check us all in at the first location , no matter if you are at the Garden, and send your luggage to your room while doing this. They gave us some crappy copy of the resort map with numbers but no information as to what is what. We went back to main building check in and got a proper map. After traveling most of the day I don;t want to listen to some spiel about something or other . Beach was great, they do a good job cleaning it up every day. Also Transit needs update their picture in the brochure. Read less
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Jan 22, 2020 429amieb

Service is wonderful, helpful, polite and easy to talk with. The facility is amazing, modern, clean. Great place. The beach is amazing and the service by the pool and beach was fantastic! Housekeeping kept our room clean and stocked with all we needed. The variety of food was amassing something different each day. We enjoyed Wilkin at the carnival… Read more
Service is wonderful, helpful, polite and easy to talk with. The facility is amazing, modern, clean. Great place. The beach is amazing and the service by the pool and beach was fantastic! Housekeeping kept our room clean and stocked with all we needed. The variety of food was amassing something different each day. We enjoyed Wilkin at the carnival Buffett, he made our dining experience enjoyable with conversations and great service. Would definitely come back and recommend anyone looking for a relaxing vacation to visit The Now Larimar. Read less
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Jan 22, 2020 melgood2017 Ottawa, Canada

Amazing resort. Amazing staff that treat you like family. Restaurants: service incredible, menu delicious, atmosphere inviting. Buffet restaurant: fantastic selection, welcoming environment, incredible staff. Shout out to Wilkin and Nelson!!! Rooms: cozy, comfortable, clean, housekeeping on point. Only recommendation could use a dresser as I… Read more
Amazing resort. Amazing staff that treat you like family. Restaurants: service incredible, menu delicious, atmosphere inviting. Buffet restaurant: fantastic selection, welcoming environment, incredible staff. Shout out to Wilkin and Nelson!!! Rooms: cozy, comfortable, clean, housekeeping on point. Only recommendation could use a dresser as I really like to unpack my suitcase and feel like home. Entertainment: fun, energetic, great service both at the main pool, small pool and lounge. Loved the coffee shop - frequent visitor! Beach was gorgeous, soft sand and well maintained. Bars: what can I say - drinks were plentiful, bar tenders were attentative, fantastic and accommodating! Transportation throughout the resort - golf carts were always present, drivers friendly and always chatting with our son. Would recommend the hotel - felt safe, felt welcomed, great experience. Read less
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Jan 22, 2020 29lexir

Excellent service, friendly staff, Wilkin and Nelson Francisco j Henry Ramirez were happy and friendly waitiors, Took great care of us during our one week stay. Would definitely come back to this resort. Food was delicious and there was lots of choices to keep everyone happy. The beach was clean and the pools were beautiful. Housekeeping was… Read more
Excellent service, friendly staff, Wilkin and Nelson Francisco j Henry Ramirez were happy and friendly waitiors, Took great care of us during our one week stay. Would definitely come back to this resort. Food was delicious and there was lots of choices to keep everyone happy. The beach was clean and the pools were beautiful. Housekeeping was excellent, any requests were promptly looked after. Bar staff were excellent as we spent many hours around the pool. Also were courteous and lots of fun. Definitely would recommend this hotel. Read less
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Jan 22, 2020 Cpeaaa London, United Kingdom

Third holiday to DR. We would normally go for adults only but having been to Now Onyx and quite liking it when staying at Breathless and being the time of year I did not think it would be too chaotic and it wasn’t. Had a relaxing week here. The beach is gorgeous and the new pool and revamped areas were very pretty. Few minor issues with work… Read more
Third holiday to DR. We would normally go for adults only but having been to Now Onyx and quite liking it when staying at Breathless and being the time of year I did not think it would be too chaotic and it wasn’t. Had a relaxing week here. The beach is gorgeous and the new pool and revamped areas were very pretty. Few minor issues with work still going on and slight noise (didn’t really bother us, but for instance was not told some of it was going to be to all the rooms underneath us and we had to keep our curtain shut when we were in the room as there were workmen out there frequently who could see in), some bits seemed unfinished like I had loads of wires hanging from behind my bed, and a lot of the toilet doors in the new areas got stuck and the locks did not work. We got assigned to Rafael but did not really need him so think he just left us alone. As soon as we arrived he noticed our room did not have slippers so said he would chase them for us, asked us every day whether they were there (they weren’t), so eventually I just thought “oh maybe I’ll ask the housekeeping” and got them within 1 minute three days later. The room was a good sized and well equipped, mini bar stocked daily, big TV and bed, nice whirlpool bath and powerful hot shower. Housekeeping service very good. Agree with some of the reviews about the damp smelling rooms, not a biggy for me I am just saying yes I had to go home and wash all the clothes I didn’t wear but had out. That’s a tropical climate for you, not an issue. I don’t think preferred was really worth it except for the new pool which I must have used every day. (Main pool wonderful as well). It was great and the pool service was fab, especially Rosa who prompted me to do this review. There were staff checking room numbers for preferred but one morning I witnessed a couple who were not preferred just bully Elias I think it was into letting them sit there. Could have been an opportunity for an upsell there! The preferred lounge lacked a bit of atmosphere and nobody really went in there. Occasionally we popped in for a drink and the barman there was always very attentive and friendly. There was a language barrier with the staff, once I asked for matches for the incense in the room which they said they would send straight away and they never came, and another time we asked where we could inflate our pool floats and the lady replied “you want to get a transfer”, so yeah, totally appreciate the language barrier and not first language but if you are front of house needs to be a bit better. I enjoyed all of the restaurants except the Italian, and the buffet was always good. Used room service a couple of times and this was good quality. The café onsite was great and the staff in there were extra friendly. Went in the nightclub and the casino a couple of times which was fun. Bought a trip from the Seapro guys at the beach which all went smoothly. Saw a couple of weddings and the staff really did well with setting everything up and making it special from what I saw. Also I wish tripadvisor would change the main pic. It’s not even Larimar. Overall another great trip to the sunny Dominican Republic and thoroughly enjoyed our week. Read less