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. Aerobics and dance and Spanish classes. 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 Poor service, big attitude

Mar 23, 2020 Freedom427981

We stayed here for 10 days. Accommodations were clean. large and elegant. We purchased 2 rooms Oceanview and received partial view. Even the last unit had partial ocean view. This resort is long and a walk from the beach to the buffet or lobby is far. Restaurants are average for a 5 star resort (3 out of 5). Entertainment (2 out of 5). … Read more
We stayed here for 10 days. Accommodations were clean. large and elegant. We purchased 2 rooms Oceanview and received partial view. Even the last unit had partial ocean view. This resort is long and a walk from the beach to the buffet or lobby is far. Restaurants are average for a 5 star resort (3 out of 5). Entertainment (2 out of 5). Drinks (2 out of 5) But what concerned me the most was the attitude. The people at this location are not humble and do not assist you well. To stay at this hotel is a fair sum but we had 2 rooms. Everyone believes that they are doing you a favour by letting you be there. That is a wrong attitude. Very ignorant. Tourism sustains that country. Some people are nice, I'm going to say most are nice, but this location must have found every person with an attitude.. Read less
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Mar 23, 2020 Barry M Brandon, Canada

Going into our Now Larimar Punta Cana vacation we were very excited as we continued to read all of the very highly rated reviews from our fellow travelers. I don't recall ever going to a resort with so much positive buzz. The newly renovated resort met most of our expectations. The room was nice with an exceptional "partial ocean view" which we… Read more
Going into our Now Larimar Punta Cana vacation we were very excited as we continued to read all of the very highly rated reviews from our fellow travelers. I don't recall ever going to a resort with so much positive buzz. The newly renovated resort met most of our expectations. The room was nice with an exceptional "partial ocean view" which we were very happy with. The room itself did feel a bit "cold" with regard to the decor. It was very plain. The pools and beach were very nice. The sand in this part of the world is as good as you'll find anywhere. There were lots of palapsm although weirdly, many of them were kind of located on dips and hills and not the bet for a flat chair. Everything about this resort king of shouts out "FOUR STAR" not quite making it to "FIVE". Service quality, food quality, etc., etc. all were solid but not perfect. Our only real complaint is the the whole "Preferred Club" push by the resort. We really resent going to a resort and then right from the start being treated as "second class" just because we don't wish to upgrade to the "Preferred Club". I don't know why resorts continue to do this. If they would just focus on giving us the best experience possible while we're actually there, then we would be more likely than not to return again and again, which is their real goal. I would recommend this resort to everyone despite that somewhat negative impression. Read less
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Mar 22, 2020 Jayawayfromhome Kitchener, Canada

Our stay started with the tour bus dropping us off at the hotel. We had booked preferred, so when we went to check in the person behind the counter walked us over to a room across from the check in counter, on the opposite side of the lobby; this was the preferred lounge. We were warmly welcomed and asked to have a seat and they offered us a drink… Read more
Our stay started with the tour bus dropping us off at the hotel. We had booked preferred, so when we went to check in the person behind the counter walked us over to a room across from the check in counter, on the opposite side of the lobby; this was the preferred lounge. We were warmly welcomed and asked to have a seat and they offered us a drink while confirming our reservation. Our They then paired us with our personal concierge, Roberto Demen who took us to the buffet for a late lunch as our room was not ready. After lunch we returned to the lounge and Roberto took our bags and we headed out to our room. First, though he took us to the VIP desk... This resort is wonderful; however, the VIP desk is trying to get you to attend a breakfast and obviously trying to sell something. We were not interested, and did not enjoy this part of the check in process. We respectfully declined to attend the breakfast. Upon arriving at the room we had two double beds, we were disappointed as we had booked a King room for a week away. Roberto called the front desk and was able to move us to a King room, but it was not ready, so we stayed in the double for a couple of hours. We were then taken to a King adjoining room on the first floor, it had recently been painted. Long story short, the extra money we paid for preferred was well worth it, sure it got us access to a couple of private pools, but the true value was having access to a concierge like Roberto... He truly made our vacation, recognized issues before they became concerns and more than fixed them. He ended up getting us a perfect room and made this hotel stand out over any we had been to previously. There is some construction going on... That said it wasn’t really noticeable. The food was excellent, the service was great. There wasn’t an expectation of tips but they were appreciated. The Japanese restaurant had a teppanyaki experience that felt less than authentic and more like a production line. We tried it a couple of days later but just seated at a regular table and had one of the best meals of the trip. We liked the Mexican restaurant, the Italian restaurant was good, as was the American. They’re not all open at the same time, or at least weren’t while we were there. We didn’t make it to the French one. Not having to make reservations for any of the restaurants was great though sometimes there were 20 to 30 minutes waits. They would give you a pager so you could go have a drink. The gym was good. The wifi worked well. The resort was excellent other than the VIP desk constantly trying to push you to go to a breakfast. We would definitely recommend this resort. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great place but you have to find Miguel!!!

Mar 21, 2020 Z1414AYmikeh

Miguel who works in the Preferred Club made this visit during tough times with coronavirus amazing. He took care of all of our needs, made sure we were taken caee of and made us feel safe and welcome. He even sent us a message on WhatsApp after we left making sure we were fine. A genuinely caring person. Oh and the reaort is great. I will be back… Read more
Miguel who works in the Preferred Club made this visit during tough times with coronavirus amazing. He took care of all of our needs, made sure we were taken caee of and made us feel safe and welcome. He even sent us a message on WhatsApp after we left making sure we were fine. A genuinely caring person. Oh and the reaort is great. I will be back but only if Miguel is there to take care of us!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating 2nd Anniversary trip!

Mar 20, 2020 juliatI7443GQ

This trip has been incredible and definitely one we won’t forget. We stayed at Secrets and in the preferred club. Considering everything going on in the world the staff has been AMAZING! We are so well taken care of at the carnival restaurant. Modesto was beyond hospitable and made our anniversary dinner so special (see photo). The rest of the… Read more
This trip has been incredible and definitely one we won’t forget. We stayed at Secrets and in the preferred club. Considering everything going on in the world the staff has been AMAZING! We are so well taken care of at the carnival restaurant. Modesto was beyond hospitable and made our anniversary dinner so special (see photo). The rest of the staff from the restaurant was fantastic Beny and Francisco J. were so nice! We’ve had a wonderful stay and look forward to coming back! Read less