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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Jun 27, 2020 pags1969 Windsor, Canada

Beautiful resort . Paid for pool view, no pool in sight . Long walk to pool, can't even use pool side restaurant without upgrade . Long walk to restaurant . I upgraded to pool side room with a promise of a butler, paid for it. No butler in sight, but we could finally eat at the outside restaurant. The buffet was average for a five star . Long… Read more
Beautiful resort . Paid for pool view, no pool in sight . Long walk to pool, can't even use pool side restaurant without upgrade . Long walk to restaurant . I upgraded to pool side room with a promise of a butler, paid for it. No butler in sight, but we could finally eat at the outside restaurant. The buffet was average for a five star . Long walk again . Same waiter pushy to sit in his section for tips . I couldn't sit where I wanted because of him , I hate beggars. I have a 15 year old daughter I had to watch like a hawk because a 24 year old employee was hitting on her and telling her he loved her . Very bad . Paid for an excursion off the hotel , guy didn't have change, never saw him again. Call me stupid I guess , it was only ten bucks but still . Bartenders were not friendly by the pool side. I will never come here again . The hotel being beautiful is not good enough for me , especially when you are paying good money. Read less
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May 15, 2020 emyerber12 Cleveland, Ohio

Beautiful hotel good people good management good food , Just be aware they have also old part of resort what you don’t see it online or your agent wouldn’t tell you when you check in they put you to in this old part of resort . fart far away from the beach and you have to use shuttle to get to everything . It’s old and remind me Motel 6 . You… Read more
Beautiful hotel good people good management good food , Just be aware they have also old part of resort what you don’t see it online or your agent wouldn’t tell you when you check in they put you to in this old part of resort . fart far away from the beach and you have to use shuttle to get to everything . It’s old and remind me Motel 6 . You don’t have other choice than pay to do upgrade . When you try to complain to management it’s not going anywhere and same thing with your travel agent . Not gonna go back so many other better choices around it’s completely disrespect. Especially when you check in later in the evening with two year old baby after flight on your hand . Don’t complain much but you have to be prepared as well . Read less
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Apr 11, 2020 manroopj

This has got to be one of my favorite resorts so far! The staff is very nice and the food is amazing! I love how fun the staff is! They even had mama juana shots with me a few times! It had everything I love in resorts. Great food, drinks, beautiful long beach, lots of entertainment on the beach, lively atmosphere, and beautiful clear water ! One… Read more
This has got to be one of my favorite resorts so far! The staff is very nice and the food is amazing! I love how fun the staff is! They even had mama juana shots with me a few times! It had everything I love in resorts. Great food, drinks, beautiful long beach, lots of entertainment on the beach, lively atmosphere, and beautiful clear water ! One thing that did bother me was I had requested a room with a decent view and when I told that to the concierge he kept trying to bargain with me to pay more money for a room with a nicer view. I refused to and he gave us a room that was over a back alley. Probably one of the worst rooms he couldve gave us. It is okay though because the trip made up for it but I would've appreciated a room with a better view! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic hotel and stay

Apr 3, 2020 StaffsRoamer

Just had a fantastic week at Now Larimar hotel which has recently been renovated. We went as Preferred members which was worth the upgrade. The hotel is lovely with excellent pools and general surroundings including the beach. Room was great. Food is excellent with lots of restaurant choices. We were really well looked after by Warnes, who ensured… Read more
Just had a fantastic week at Now Larimar hotel which has recently been renovated. We went as Preferred members which was worth the upgrade. The hotel is lovely with excellent pools and general surroundings including the beach. Room was great. Food is excellent with lots of restaurant choices. We were really well looked after by Warnes, who ensured we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Entertainment was pretty good and better than average for hotels. Would highly recommend a stay at this hotel. The hotel was closing just a couple of days after we left because of the Covid-19 issue and I'd just like to pay tribute to the staff (most of whom were being laid off) for their excellent attitude and service even under these difficult circumstances - thank you to you all! Read less
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