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Now Garden Punta Cana

Dominican Republic - Punta Cana

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Envision this: you step into a boutique resort, an earth-heaven if you've ever seen one. While it's quaint and small, it ... More

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"We booked this trip on a last minute whim. We booked the deal of fortune 4.5 star, and I must admit, I was a little disappointed when Now Gardens was the resort we would be staying at because it was no..." – Spedey30
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"We booked this trip on a last minute whim. We booked the deal of fortune 4.5 star, and I must admit, I was a little disappointed when Now Gardens was the resort we would be staying at because it was no..." – Spedey30
57 out of 76 (75%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
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July 7, 2017
Far from the best

The food and restaurants felt very cheap in design, food, and quality. Most of the staff was very enthusiastic, but some of the staff had an absolutely atrocious attitude. Much of the service staff didn't speak english which made it difficult to get help at the resort. The pool closed at 6pm. With 3 hours of sunlight left in the day. Why close it so early? The Unlimited Vacation Club is a horrible ripoff. They will waste 4 hours of your day. Don't let Leo or Ricardo scam you while on vacation. They will lie and do whatever it takes to get you to sign. On the plus side - It was extremely humid and the AC in the room was quite powerful.


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From: PA
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

June 26, 2017
Exceeded Expectation

From the time we arrived until we left, the staff was friendly and professional. The cleanliness of the rooms, beach and pool was impeccable and grounds maintenance was a daily event. We knew from previous reviews that we would be reminded to sit through a "membership" sales pitch several times a day, and we scheduled our profiling session for the day before we left. We were upfront that we're not a go to the same destination every year type of people, and that we have family throughout the world to visit at low cost to us. The sales staff weren't happy that we weren't great candidates for the membership plan, but they understood and didn't keep pestering us. Overall, we had a great experience. The concierge set us up with excursions we wanted and while making suggestions to upgrade, didn't pressure us. All transportation showed up on time and returned on schedule. The more popular restaurants usually had a 30 minute to an hour wait, but the plaza had great bar service and entertainment to pass the time and food quality was worth the wait. Don't forget long pants when you pack gentlemen! There are dinner dress codes. If you do forget though, the San Juan mall has a clothing shop. We will come back in a few years, and we will book through Cheap Caribbean again. We had no issue with our reservations and had a great first experience in the Dominican Republic overall!

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From: Philadelphia, PA
Age: 55-64
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

June 24, 2017
Resort was ok

The resort was okay but wouldn't pick again. The rooms need improvement already even though it's 3 years old. The restroom with shower setup was not a good one. The bed felt overused and pillows very uncomfortable, it was very hard to sleep. Vendors on beach were very pushy and annoying. The food was okay but not a huge variety each day. Some employees lacked respect and manners, but a few were very nice everyday. I wouldn't book again though I would find something else.


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From: Miami,FL
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

June 21, 2017
Overall great experience

This is a great resort to stay at. Most staff are very friendly and willing to help. The food definitely needs improvement.


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From: Tampa, FL
Age: 25-34

Room Information

180 rooms featuring a hydro-tub, a daily refreshed mini-bar, 24-hour room service, A/C, nightly turn down service, hair dryer, bathrobes and slippers, bath amenities, telephone, flat screen TV, coffee and tea maker, in-room safe, iron/ironing board and a private, furnished balcony or terrace.

Room Details

Deluxe Garden View
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Deluxe Garden Pool View
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Deluxe Garden Swim Up View
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What's to Love

Lush walkways weave throughout the resort - it's like a Zen garden, but without tubby chanting gurus.

A homey feeling resort - except you don't do the chores at this one.

Connecting rooms are available so if you're traveling with family or a group, it makes life easier.

The swim-up rooms - you can be in the pool as soon as you wake up!

Bavaro Beach is GORGEOUS! Spend the day just chillaxin' at a quiet look spot under a palm.

If you get a burst of energy, there are watersports galore.

No wristbands. They are pesky, cumbersome and no one likes to be branded.

It's environmentally conscious & works with "EcoServices Dominicana" to recycle.

Dominican Tianguis - a market where you can buy locally made handicrafts, arts and jewelry.

You'll have full access to all amenities at Now Larimar.

 

What We'd Change

You won't be able to see the beach or the ocean from your room, but being a bit off the beach creates a tranquil oasis, especially with tropical vegetation surrounding you.

 

Why You Should Go

It's 30 minutes from the airport - your beachtastic escape will start before you know it.

The gigantic screen that they set up on the beach makes for a fun movie night under the stars.

Take a boat to Isla Saona, a stunning island with turquoise waters, limestone cliffs & dolphins.

Interested in snorkeling or diving? If so, Isla Catalina is the perfect spot.

Not far away from Isla Catalina are exquisite corals. Take the plunge.

If you've got the kids and want a babysitter, it will only cost you $10 an hour.

At Now Larimar, the spa includes outdoor rain showers and a waterfall pool.

The hydrotherapy circuit. You'll love taking a "water journey" - it's epic.

You'll find championship golf courses nearby - the concierge will hook you up.

Available Amenities

  • Tour Assistance
  • Beach
  • Business Center ($)
  • Casino ($)
  • Children's Activities
  • Concierge Services
  • Golf Course ($)
  • Lounge Chairs/Umbrellas
  • Nightly Entertainment
  • Snorkeling
  • Internet Access ($)
  • Scuba Diving ($)
  • Spa ($)
  • 24 Hour All-Inclusive
  • Basketball
  • Dance Classes
  • Billiards
  • Scuba Lessons
  • 9 Restaurants
  • Climbing Wall
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Beach Towels
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning Services ($)
  • 11 Bars/Lounges
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Watersports Center
  • Tennis Courts
  • Fitness Center
  • Swimming Pool
  • Banquet Facilities ($)


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Bars and Nightlife
  • Beach
  • Casino(s)
  • Coral Reef
  • Fishing
  • Hiking/Biking Trails
  • Scuba Diving
  • Shopping
  • Snorkeling
  • Watersports Rentals

Map of Local Area

The Dominican Republic continues to grow as a major tourist destination due to its beautiful beaches, rich culture, and abundance of available activities.

Now Garden Punta Cana

Punta Cana, 23000

809-221-4646

Hotel Description

Now Garden Punta Cana: All the Variety of a Mega-Resort

Envision this: you step into a boutique resort, an earth-heaven if you've ever seen one. While it's quaint and small, it includes access to everything you might find at a mega-size resort. You look around and see a wide variety of nosh spots, all the water sports you'd ever want and even learn that you can get a free scuba lesson. But then you see it: a full, stress-smashing spa and fitness center for your rockin' beach bod. You then get an itch to check out the beach and it's no problem because even though Now Garden doesn't sit right on the beach - it's just a short jaunt away. All you do is hail a golf cart, and voila, you're there.

This tropical haven awaits you, your family, your friends - whoever you want to bring along to this little slice of paradise.

Unlimited-Luxury® means complete and utter relaxation - it's all taken care of for you. You get to Live in the Now™ with inclusive, ahh-some perks like:

  • Unlimited meals, snacks, water, sodas and juices
  • Unlimited domestic and imported alcoholic beverages, including house wine. It's a party.
  • 24-hour room-service food and drink - should you have a hankering for something at 2:14 a.m., you can get it.
  • In-room mini bar with beer, bottled water, soft drinks (restocked daily)
  • Rooms with a private balcony or terrace and a hydro-tub
  • All kinds of activities - climbing wall, dance lessons, a casino and more.
  • Full access to all the amenities at Now Larimar
  • Sip, Savor & See other nearby resorts - Dreams Palm Beach, Dreams La Romana & Dreams Punta Cana (you must make your own travel arrangements through the resort concierge by 3pm)
  • Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas of the resort.
  • Taxes and gratuities - who needs to worry with this on vacay?


DINING

Your taste buds will be tickled with cuisines from every part of the world, including those tried and true favorites like pizza, burgers and fresh seafood. And, all you have to do is show up because reservations are not needed at any of the restaurants, but do keep in mind the openings of each restaurant rotate through the week - so make sure you check with the front desk on which are open while you're in vacay heaven. Bonus: At one stellar restaurant, you can dine 24-hours a day. Check with the front desk to see where you can nosh day and night.

Windows Buffet
Type: International
Hours: Breakfast- daily, 7am-11am; Lunch- daily, 12:30pm-3pm; Dinner - daily, 6:30pm-10:45pm
Description: Main buffet restaurant featuring a variety of international and local cuisine.
Dress Code: Casual.

Capers
Type: Italian
Hours: Daily, 6pm-10:45pm
Description: Offering a variety of gourmet a la carte Italian specialties.
Dress Code: Casual elegance.

Trattoria
Type: Italian
Hours: Daily, 6pm-10:45pm
Description: Italian-inspired cuisine with a wide selection of gourmet pastas and pizzas .

Garden Barefoot Grill
Type: Grill
Hours: Daily, 12pm-4pm
Description: Poolside grill, featuring sandwiches, hot dogs, hamburgers and more.

Coco Cafe
Type: Coffee & Small Bites
Hours: Daily, 7am-11pm
Description: A variety of coffees, pastries and sweet treats.

Additionally, guests may enjoy gourmet dining at Now Larimar

Mercure
Type: French
Hours: Daily, 6pm-10:45pm
Description: Enjoy gourmet a la carte French cuisine in an elegant, adults-only atmosphere.
Dress code: Resort formal.

Spice
Type: Asian
Hours: Daily, 6pm-10:45pm
Description: Asian cuisine featuring Tepanyaki tables in an elegant setting. (Tepanyaki tables are restricted to guests age 12 and older).
Dress code: Casual elegance.

Bluewater Grill
Type: North American Steakhouse
Hours: Daily, 6pm-10:45pm
Description: Offering some of the best fine cuts, seafood and fish specialties.
Dress code: Casual elegance.

Tamarindo
Type: Mexican
Hours: 6pm-10:45pm
Description: Experience a journey into the rich heritage and scrumptious dishes of Mexico. The restaurant features a cool and contemporary atmosphere that is sure to please!

Carnival International Cafe
Type:International
Hours: Breakfast- daily, 7am-11am; Lunch- daily, 12:30pm-3pm; Dinner - daily, 6:30pm-10:45pm
Description: Enjoy a variety of local and international cuisine with al fresco options.

All hours subject to change.



BARS/ NIGHTLIFE

Only the best for you with premium alcohol and domestic brand bevs - and you not only have access to the three bars at Now Garden, but just a short walk takes you to the seven bars at Now Larimar. Order up all the Caribbean cocktails you want, but there's no limit (and no judging). Don't forget to try the local beer Presidente - also available in light for you calorie counters.

Lobby Bar
Daily, 10am-12am.

Manatees Bar
Swim-up bar. Daily, 10am-6pm.

Sugar Reef
Pool bar. Daily, 10am-6pm.

Additionally, guests may enjoy 7 bars and lounges at Now Larimar

Moments
Main lobby bar. Daily, 9am-12am.

Scores
Sports bar. Daily, 5pm-2am.

Eclipse Night Club
Open-air lounge setting. Daily, 10:30pm-1:30am.

The Mix
Seaside bar. Daily, 9am-6pm.

Tortuga
Swim-up bar. Daily, 9am-6pm.

Showtime
Theater bar. Daily, 9:15am-10:30pm.

The Reef
Located at Castaway Restaurant, offering beach service. Daily, 10am-6pm.

Casino
Poker, roulette, slot machines, and blackjack. Daily, 7pm-2am.



BEACHES AND POOLS

You're just a short walk to Bavaro Beach, picturesque and dreamy - you know white sands, palm-studded and of course, beach service. And, when you want to dawdle by the pool, it's right by your room - cool, refreshing and the right amount of tranquil bliss - oh, and pool service is definitely available.

SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Water

  • Ocean trampoline
  • Beach volleyball
  • Water aerobics
  • Snorkeling
  • Introductory scuba diving lesson in the pool
  • Sailing
  • Kayaking

Available for an additional charge:

  • Fishing
  • Scuba

Land

  • Fitness center
  • Two tennis courts (clay)
  • Paddle court
  • Basketball court
  • Three pool tables
  • Dance classes

Available for an additional charge:

  • Bowling alley (4 lanes)
  • Golf nearby
  • Horseback riding
  • Tennis clinics

Golf
For golf enthusiasts, swing away at the nearby world-class 18-hole Cocotal Golf Course, designed by Spanish champion Jose "Pepe" Ganced or Punta Blanca Golf Club, an inland course designed by Nick Price. Other nearby courses include:

  • 18-hole La Cana Golf Course
  • 18-hole Catalonia Caribe Golf Club
  • 18- hole Punta Cana Beach & Golf designed by PB Dye
  • 18- hole Punta Espada, a Jack Nicklaus signature golf course


INTERNET

Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas of the resort.

SPA SERVICES

Relax at the Now Garden Spa where you'll find four indoor massage cabins and sauna, offering a variety of body treatments, massages and facials. Treatments with almond oil, aloe vera cream and volcanic rocks are also available. Daily, 10am-6pm. You can also soothe any stresses you have at Secrets Spa by Pevonia next door.

WEDDING/HONEYMOON

Wedding packages and vow renewals must be booked through Now Larimar, but wedding ceremonies, cocktails, dinners and events may take place at Now Garden. Please contact the resort directly with more information.

CHILD CARE

The Explorer's Club for kids is fully staffed and supervised, for 3-12-year olds. All Explorer's Club personnel are American Red Cross certified. Hours are 9am-9:30pm. Activities include:
  • Arts and crafts
  • Playground area
  • Big-screen movies under the stars
  • Weekly camp-out adventures
  • Rock climbing (at Now Larimar)
  • Game room and video games (at Now Larimar)
  • Ocean trampoline (at Now Larimar)
  • Scalable inflatable iceberg (at Now Larimar)

Babysitting services are available separate from the Explorer's Club, starting at $10 per hour. All outdoor activities are subject to weather conditions.

Located at Not Larimar, The Core Zone is for teens ages 13-17, and includes:

  • Late-night disco mixers
  • Weekly bonfires on the beach
  • Basketball court
  • Snack bar serving non-alcoholic beverages and snacks
  • Giant chess
  • Plasma televisions
  • Table games
  • Video games
  • Ping Pong
  • Bungee Trampoline
  • Billiards
  • Internet center (Additional costs may apply)


ADDITIONAL DETAILS

Location
Located on Playa Bavaro, Now Garden Punta Cana is only 30 minutes from Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ).

Check-In/Check-Out
Check-in: 3pm. Check-out: 12pm.
A valid credit card may be required upon check-in for possible incidentals not included in your hotel reservation.

Minimum Stay
A 4-night minimum stay is required each year for all arrivals Dec 26-31.



All hours, fees, amenities, information and services are subject to change without notice.
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