We stayed at Now Larimar Dec.4- 11 2012 we had a very good time overall, we did find that the buffet was somewhat the same everyday compared to other resorts we have stayed at on Bavaro beach eg, Palladium, Princess, Majestic. The food was fine could always find something to eat.We did stay in the Preferred Section which turned out great for us as we were travelling with our daughter,son inlaw 14 yr. old grand son ,3yr.old grand daughter and 9 month old twin grand daughters so staying around the preferred pool area with the covered day beds were perfect for all of the grand kids to nap while we could still enjoy the sun, views, and pool bar. Mercedes & Johan took very good care of us,if they saw we were looking thirsty they would be right over.The Preferred room with the jacuzzi tub on the balcony was very nice to bath the little ones after finishing up around the pool. I feel the beach from Grand Palladium Resorts north to the Majestic resorts is the nicest more palm trees and cleaner water just my opinion. We would consider going back to Now Larimar if the price was right as we did have a good time.