We just returned from our honeymoon stay at the Now Larimar, (11/12 to 11/19/12). Our week was very delightful from the check in to the check out. We started on the first floor but found a geico (lizzard) in our room and asked to be moved because we couldn't catch it. We were moved to the 3rd floor on our second day. The room was very clean and the maid service was excellent...the staff very pleasant and quickly responded to any of our requests. The only problem in the room was the frig could be a little colder. Everything is just chilled and once out of the frig, gets warm quickly. We liked that you didn't have to make reservations for dinner at the ala carte restaurants. The food was ok....there is room for improvement, but it was nice to get a three course meal everynight!! We didn't go to the beach to hang out, tooooo much seaweed....very disappointed about this. So we just took walks on the beach and hung out at the pools. The Preferred Club pool was great....we met some very nice people from all around the states and abroad. The bar staff was excellent....especially YUDELKIS.....she was the best server we had all week. Great service, very personable, talkitive and always had a smile!!!! We were amazed at how nice all the staff was that we were in contact with during our stay.....Hayro, Eddie, Efrain, Maria/llllll The girls in the concierge check-in were also amazing....helpful with any questions, making reservations and just asking if there was anything they could do to make our stay better (Gabriella, Elizabeth and I can't remember the other girls name). We also thought the grounds were amazing....very well kept and manicured. During the evening with all the lights and water fountains running.....it was amazing to walk around the resort!!!! We decided to take a trip to the Sonoa Island with the Apple Vacation tour. It was a very long day traveling by bus for 2 hrs then by boat for 2 hrs....but was very beautiful island and the trip was much fun. The tour guide, Jose was GREAT and the boat staff were alot of fun. The nightly entertainment in the Plaza was very nice.....some nights singer was better than other nights....but the staff put on excellent shows!!! The daily news letter was also a great help. You can read to see if there are any activities going on that you might be interested in.
This was our first trip to DR Punta Cana but will not be our last. If we try another resort it will be just to be to see what else is available. We would recommend the Now Larimar as a place of choice!!!!