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

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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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Family Vacation...You get what you pay for..

Sep 15, 2019 r0niell2 New York City, New York

Traveling with 6 family members, two rooms... when we arrived everyone is very pleasant and friendly...I had emailed the resort about 2 weeks prior to request an upgrade to the "Club". I never received a reply.. I asked at the desk if they would upgrade me to the Preferred Club,, I told them that I was a member of UVC... but this did not matter..… Read more
Traveling with 6 family members, two rooms... when we arrived everyone is very pleasant and friendly...I had emailed the resort about 2 weeks prior to request an upgrade to the "Club". I never received a reply.. I asked at the desk if they would upgrade me to the Preferred Club,, I told them that I was a member of UVC... but this did not matter.. and I was put in a regular room..They only provide local liquor at the resort , so dont expect to find Jonnie, Henny or Jack in the bars...You need to make reservations at the A La Cart Restaurants... skip the Mexican,, the best was probably the Steak House.. The service in the resort is Hit or Miss... some employees would always greet you and others would ignore you....you feel like you need to tip everyone to get "good" service.. Some employees that stood out with a great job were : Bandera from Pool Bar.. Modesto, Juan and Omar from the buffet... Fernando and Poche at the Steak House.. One employee that stepped out of line was Wilkin at the Steak House...he made my wife feel very uncomfortable and disrespected by winking at her while we had dinner.. this is not acceptable. Overall we did try to enjoy our vacation, did 3 excursions outside of hotel... but We have visited Mexico and Costa Rica and this Resort does not compare to any of them, at any level..I would not recommend this Resort to any of my friends or family. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Resort

Sep 10, 2019 Karen Z Basking Ridge, New Jersey

I Loved this resort. Went with my 16 yr old daughter and we had an excellent vacation! The people there were very pleasant and friendly. The housekeeping staff was terrific. They kept our room very clean and filled the mini bar daily. The entertainment staff got everyone going and dancing. The pool was awesome and the beach was clean. The… Read more
I Loved this resort. Went with my 16 yr old daughter and we had an excellent vacation! The people there were very pleasant and friendly. The housekeeping staff was terrific. They kept our room very clean and filled the mini bar daily. The entertainment staff got everyone going and dancing. The pool was awesome and the beach was clean. The only complaint I have is that when we were there they did not have all the restaurants open. We were there for 6 nights and it was mostly just the same 2 restaurants open. Not much variety when it came to dinner. However, I would definitely recommend this resort. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Hotel, Location, but!

Sep 6, 2019 jczin Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

We went as a family of four in August 2019. We had upgraded to the preferred area after previous visits to the chains hotels. The rating in on the whole of the site and could easily have been lower but I feel that the hotel and services deserve a good score. The hotel is in a beautiful location and the grounds are kept immaculately. The… Read more
We went as a family of four in August 2019. We had upgraded to the preferred area after previous visits to the chains hotels. The rating in on the whole of the site and could easily have been lower but I feel that the hotel and services deserve a good score. The hotel is in a beautiful location and the grounds are kept immaculately. The staff were friendly and attentive and my favourite was Mervin at the Sandbar. Always ready with a drink whenever we went past and kept us supplied when chilling by the pool. The buffet was very good and the preferred only section was nice. elias and winston were excellent. The only moan was it took ages for soft drinks to arrive on occasion. The a la cartes were only open on alternate days which didn’t really bother us. We went to one in the evening and found the service slow and not as welcoming as the buffet. The food was ok but nothing special. The evening entertainment was good but the repetitive nature of the teams shows (even though the show names changed, the dances were the same) could be improved on. The external entertainers were of varying quality. Mr nobody was the best we saw whilst there. It was very hot every day and minimal rain which was an added bonus. Any storms passed very quickly and were mainly at night. The gym is good but fairly small so you have to time it well to easily access the facilities. There is no club for teens even though this was advertised to us and was a reason for choosing this hotel. Plenty on beds to lounge on but part of the hotel was being renovated so this would have contributed to this. Preferred service was good, quick check in/ out etc. but no real interaction unless you went to the lounges. However, the lounge access with premium beer etc was a nice extra. The rooms were very big with balconies and having a jet tub and separate shower was appreciated. Mini bar refill was supposed to be daily but had to chase on more than one occasion. The cleaners were excellent and the evening turndown was good. Bar service was excellent on most occasions but the odd day it seemed everyone was off and you saw no one for periods of time. Drinks were varied and of good quality. Extra premium offerings in preferred areas as well. Avoid the currency exchange as the rates are extremely unfavourable. However, the whole break was overshadowed by the improvement works going on. We were warned by Thomas Cook about some works being carried out 10 days before our departure but due to our circumstances we could not change hotel. We were only told it would be a little noise. So wrong!!! It was constant drilling every day from before 8am until after 7pm. In addition to banging and usual building works this was unacceptable. Perhaps the hotel should have closed for the period as it was impossible to appreciate the place due to this going on. I really hope the improvements make the hotel a top place as everything else is on point. We paid £8000+ for a two week holiday and this was marred by the work and the misleading information from the hotel. We paid for preferred and feel this extra benefit made no difference in this stay. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Resort w lots of food

Sep 3, 2019 vishalaus79

Great Resort with lots of good vegetarian food option. Rooms are not viewing the beach so that's a bit disappointing but remember you are not in the room at all ....so it's ok. Also keep in mind you don't get to drink premium brand alcohol without privilege membership which was additional $150 which you can get it over the reception counter.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Family and friends summer 2019 !

Sep 2, 2019 Connector107653

Summer vacation at Now Larimar was amazing !! My family and friends had a spectacular time ! Some were first time visitors to Punta Cana and are already planning to return in February! Everyone just welcomed our group ! Everyone felt safe and relaxed 😌 Darling and his preferred staff are exceptional ❤️ They did everything possible to accomdate… Read more
Summer vacation at Now Larimar was amazing !! My family and friends had a spectacular time ! Some were first time visitors to Punta Cana and are already planning to return in February! Everyone just welcomed our group ! Everyone felt safe and relaxed 😌 Darling and his preferred staff are exceptional ❤️ They did everything possible to accomdate us as well as UVC rep Nicoleta ! From accommodations , food and entertainment I must say it was hands down one of the best UVC vacations we’ve taken ! The staff from housekeeping Altagracia, our butler Warnes , all the entertainment team , Omega , Redbull ,Scooby-Doo, the ladies in the team new our names , engaged us in activities and made it real fun for all ! The ladies at the plaza in the evenings were also great ! Supervisor Martires was very accommodating and welcoming!! Food at buffet or at restaurant was awesome !! Ricardo and wait staff were also awesome! It was truly was a very memorable stay ! See u soon ❤️ Read less