We recently returned from our first trip to the Dominican Republic at the Now Larimar... our overall experience was excellent! We have traveled to Riviera Maya to a few resorts as well, and what made this one stand out was the friendliness of the staff. Our wait staff at the buffet - Julio, Leudy, and Daniel - were superior and always made us feel welcome! They were extremely professional and friendly to our whole group of 15... was nice to walk in and see their smiling faces ready for us. At the pool, Daniela, Mercedes, Junior, and Efrain were always there to make sure we never were without drinks! Daniela especially - she had the task of serving at the pool and was nice to chat with and really took special care of everyone. We enjoyed talking with Karen, of the Entertainment staff, and she really made the kids feel welcome too.
Overall the food was great... my favorite was the buffet at the beach. You could always get some grilled chicken, fish, or chops... Chicken was amazing! Nachos and fries were great too. Buffet always had something for everyone. I'd highly recommend the Italian restaurant - we went there two nights of our seven-night stay. The Mexican restaurant was ok (but too dark and service was a bit slow), and the Japanese steakhouse was just ok as well. I'd highly recommend upgrading to the Preferred Club - that really made a difference as well. Nice to have a separate pool, special lounges, and upgraded drink selections.
Only a few minor complaints... one day our room wasn't cleaned until after 5, which was a bit inconvenient with 5- and 3-year olds. But after we complained, it wasn't a big deal and was always cleaned early after that. The resort is very friendly to children, although I'd recommend to the hotel having more child-friendly cups (in some cases the kids were drinking from the glass water goblets!) and possibly a section of the buffet with chicken nuggets and other kid selections. You could always find something for the kids, but in many cases it was scattered throughout.
The location was great without being too far from the airport, and the beach was amazing. Overall I would recommend this resort and we would return again. Thanks to all the great staff at the Now Larimar for helping to create this wonderful experience!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Step into the breathtaking Now Larimar Punta Cana and enjoy a wristband-free, excitement-filled getaway. Far from life’s demands. Back to its simple pleasures. Where sophistication meets understated. And the kids have as much fun as the grown-ups. Located on over 700 yards of picturesque palm-studded white sand beach on the majestic turquoise Caribbean Sea in Playa Bávaro, Now Larimar offers all of the privileges of an Unlimited-Luxury® escape in an exquisite seaside setting. Savor every moment with deluxe accommodations, reservation-free gourmet restaurants, premium cocktails, pampering in our world-class Spa, endless daytime and nighttime activities and much much more. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Now Larimar Hotel Punta Cana
- Nh Hotels Punta Cana
- Nh Hotel Punta Cana
- Edenh Real Arena
- Edenh Real Punta Cana
- Edenh Punta Cana