Punta Cana

Now Garden Punta Cana

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Unlimited-Luxury®   All Inclusive    

2018 Exceptional Values!
Extra Value: Apple Exclusive: Free non-stop transfers.
Weddings: Free symbolic weddings. Receive the Your Moments Wedding Package complimentary with a 7 night stay in the minimum required room category. Restrictions apply-see applebeachbrides.com.
Honeymoon: Receive the Do Not Disturb Honeymoon Package complimentary. To receive this package complimentary you need to upgrade your room to Now Larimar Resort and Spas Preferred Club Partial Ocean View room for 7 nights or more. (restrictions apply*)
Family: Two kids 12 and under Stay, Play, and Eat Free during select dates.

Now Garden Punta Cana will become part of Now Larimar Punta Cana on December 23, 2018. It will no longer be available to book as a separate hotel starting on that date.

Now Garden Punta Cana is located just 2500 feet from Bavaro Beach, amongst beautiful tropical foliage. Full of Unlimited-Luxury amenities like limitless dining and unlimited premium beverages, the resort will allow you to indulge in a high-end vacation experience without ever needing to open your wallet. Best of all, no wristbands are required!

Now Garden Punta Cana's 180 rooms offer accommodations that are ideal for families, couples, and singles. Lounge on private balconies or terraces, sip beverages from a daily refreshed mini-bar, take advantage of 24-hour room service, and more. Swim-up rooms are also available, so you'll never be too far from the pool.

When it comes to dining, there is no shortage of delicious options. From buffet to la carte specialties, you'll always find something delicious! You also have full dining access to Now Larimar Punta Cana. Plus, with Sip, Savor & See, you can enjoy dinner and entertainment at Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana, Dreams La Romana Resort & Spa, and Dreams Punta Cana Resort & Spa.

Enjoy a variety of activities like aerobics, a weekly arts and crafts market, pool table, dance and Spanish classes, and outdoor movies. Additionally, you can enjoy the activities at Now Larimar Punta Cana, which include tennis, a basketball court, ocean trampoline, and more.

Teens ages 13-17 will enjoy the Core Zone at Now Larimar Punta Cana, offering supervised entertainment that includes social events like bonfires and mixers, video games, a bungee trampoline, bowling alley, and more. Now Garden's Explorers Club is perfect for kids ages 3-12. Supervised activities include treasure hunts, botanical garden tours, a playground, and other exciting activities.

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*Subject to availability and double occupancy only. Prices and package subject to change without notice. This package cannot be combined with the Your Moments Wedding Package to receive both packages complimentary and cannot be deducted when purchasing other packages. To receive the package complimentary it is only applicable to couples staying within three months of their wedding date. Couple must present a copy of their wedding invitation or marriage certificate at the time of check-in. Package is available to all guests when purchased at the selling price.
Address: Av. Alemania S/N El Cortecito, Bava
Punta Cana

Local Phone: 1 809 221 4646
Barber / Beauty Salon
Business Services
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Physician on Call
Casino Nearby (Nearby)
Number of Pools: 2
Outdoor Pools: 2     
Main swimming pool, a children's pool, and two outdoor whirlpools.
Cocotal Golf and Country Club - 1.6 miles away.
Holes: 18
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Complimentary
Hobie Cats: Complimentary
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Sauna: Additional Charge
Steam Room: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
Surrounded by peaceful palms, this resort is situated between luscious botanical gardens. Featuring lush, tropical gardens, Now Garden is a short distance of 2500 feet from infamous Bavaro Beach. The resort features tropical flora and fauna indigenous to the island, a world-class spa, and a casino at Now Larimar. Beach: Just a short distance from the resort, Bavaro Beach features beautiful clear Caribbean waters and sugar white sands.
Total Rooms: 180
Year Opened: 0 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express
Located in the most peaceful area of the resort, this guestroom includes one king bed or two double beds, and a private balcony with beautiful garden views. Room also features 24-hour room service, a minibar, and a full bathroom with a hydro-tub.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Available
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
Guestroom includes one king bed or two double beds, and direct access to the main pool from the furnished terrace. Room also features a minibar, 24-hour room service, and a full bathroom with a hydro-tub.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Available
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
Located on the first and second floors, these guestrooms include one king bed or two double beds and a private balcony or terrace with pool and tropical garden views. Room also features 24-hour room service, a minibar, a full bathroom with a hydro-tub.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Available
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
Now Garden Punta Cana features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 4 Restaurants at Now Garden Punta Cana:
Windows - International buffet open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Air-conditioned restaurant with outdoor seating available. Casual dress code.
Garden Barefoot Grill - Grilled lunch and snack option such as sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs, and more. Casual dress code. Open for lunch from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Trattoria - Italian-inspired gourmet cuisine served a la carte, specializing in pasta and pizza. Casual dress code. Open for dinner only.
Capers - Italian specialties served a la carte. Air-conditioned restaurants with outdoor seating available. Casual elegance dress code. Open for dinner only.
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Basketball court, ocean trampoline, beach volleyball, archery and rifle field, batting cage, indoor activities center, giant chess board.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Indoor theater, nightclub, casino (Now Larimar), big sceen movies outdoors, weekly market featuring local crafts, art, and jewelry.
Explorer's Club for children ages 3-12 offers fully supervised activities such as arts and crafts, feeding turtles, and more. CoreZone for teens 13-17. Babysitting also available.
Applicable Ages: 3-17
Program Fees: Complimentary

Children's Facilities
Game Room
Children's Pool
Babysitting Fee: $10

Apple Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
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What to expect
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59 Recommend
59 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Now Garden Punta Cana to their friends and family
TripAdvisor Web Reviews
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Great Experience, would visit again
Kevin B,
Sun Sep 23 08:23:40 EDT 2018
My wife and I visited Now Garden in mid-September for an anniversary trip. It was our first experience with an all inclusive resort, and we were very happy with our stay. We read a lot of reviews before booking, and here are a few things we didn't have clarity on before traveling: Now Garden has 1 real restaurant, as well as a station near the pool during lunch hours for chicken, burgers, etc. You will likely spend a lot of your time at Now Larimar (more than we expected) because most of the restaurants, gift shops, and the beach are all there. That said, we really liked being at Now Garden because it was generally much quieter and felt more private than Larimar. It was a good place to come "home" to. The entrance to Now Larimar is probably only a few hundred yards from Now Garden. You could easily walk there in 5 minutes, or wait for the constantly running golf cart to drive you down. Never waited more than 5 minutes for a cart. The beach is located at the far back of Larimar, so to go from Now Garden to the beach is probably a 10-15 minute process. Food everywhere was OK. No meal stood out as amazing or "must have" but it wasn't for lack of options. I think it is a matter of cooking for hundreds of people at a time. Buffet options were endless, presentation was beautiful, and service was great. Now Garden rooms were quite nice, but the nature of the bathroom set-up does not leave much privacy. Not a problem for couples or people used to sharing a bathroom, but could be awkward if you were traveling with your buddies. Punta Cana is on the Atlantic side of the DR. Those Caribbean blue waters you are expecting are not going to be seen here. The beach was enjoyable, but the waters look like they do on any Atlantic beach in the US. Mostly green. The seaweed issue varied from day to day. Most of the week is wasn't bad, and they regularly had machines driving down the beach to clean it up. A night-time storm two days before we left seemed to bring a lot more, and they had a harder time keeping up with it. It did not keep us from using the beach, but the water was certainly more full of it during our last two days. Don't let it stop you from going. Only did one excursion...Saona Island VIP...excellent trip with beautiful scenery and a great meal on the island. THIS is where you will see that beautiful water you come to the Caribbean for. Stunning, really. This trip takes you via bus to the Caribbean side of the island to begin your boat trip. Includes snorkeling, a swim in a crystal clear natural pool on the way to the island, and then to the island itself for a great meal and beach time. Generally be aware that many excursions involve long bus rides and visits to other hotels to pick up other guests. Our 8 hour trip was actually about 11 due to the extra travel times. Knowing that, book the trip and enjoy. Pools all close around 6pm. This actually worked out OK, because after spending the day in the water, it allowed time to go back to the room and clean up for dinner. Night-time entertainment usually went from 9:30 to around 11pm, so it was a full day. However, it would be nice to have the option for an evening swim, especially since we booked a swim-up room. We spoke with several other vacationers on our trip, many of which said they had better experiences at other resorts, but as a first time all-inclusive vacationer, we enjoyed every minute of our trip. Staff was excellent and very friendly, resort was beautiful, attention to detail was great. We did tip staff regularly but it was not expected, and I didn't notice a drop off in service for those who were not tipping. We would absolutely go back.

Wonderful visit...would definitely stay there again!!
Deb R, Mantorville, Minnesota
Sat Sep 15 12:14:16 EDT 2018
Now Garden is a beautiful place to stay in Punta Cana. My husband and I were there to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. The beach is the best I've ever seen - very soft, white, endless. It was the start of seaweed season, but they run raking machines every day and it helps a lot. The "salesmen" along the beach are quite annoying, though! I know they are just trying to make a living, but there are just too many. The resort itself is nice because it is a group of 3 (Now Garden, Now Larimar, and Secrets) all-inclusives and you have access to all three. That worked out well for us because our pool was down for maintenance for almost 3 of the 6 days we were there. The pool at Now Larimar is bigger and closer to the beach. The staff is very friendly and try to be helpful. The room was clean and plenty big. The bed was horribly uncomfortable and the hot tub on the balcony didn't work. Hence the 4 star rating. The food and drinks were plentiful but just average in just about every on-site eating area. Again, the service was super!! We would recommend Now Garden.

Perfect Proposal!
Matt C,
Sat Sep 15 08:40:17 EDT 2018
Me and my soon to be fiance spent a week at the Now Garden in Punta Cana! The whole staff of the Now Garden was incredible from the bartenders to the loacal entertainment to the waiters and room service attendants. Everyone was incredibly friendly and seemed to only be concernced with making our trip better. They would remember our faces and have our preferences waiting for us. The entertainment went from games and classes all around the pool and beach to live shows that change every night. We purchased two excursions through the representatives including swimming with dolphins and a trip to the island of Saona. Saona is a breathtakingly beautiful island that had the clearest waters I've ever seen and all you can eat lobster pork and chicken in a hut on the beach. This was where i decided to propose to my girlfriend of nine years and make it the most memorable experience of her life. The rest of the week we celebrated the event with the staff including a private dinner and champagne sent to our room. There are too many individual employees to name them all but Julio at the front desk, Yaquelito at the bar, and Superman at the pool and in the shows made the trip very memorable. If we had to change anything it would be that kost of the restuarants are at the Now Larimar so we had to take a golf cart down to the other hotel to change what we wanted to eat that day. The pool at the now garden was down for 2 days to clean and fix however we luckily had planned our excursions the days it was down so it didnt affect us. The only other issue i can think of is with the local beach. When we first arrived it was covered in seaweed which i dont blame the hotel for but they got the issue resolved fairly quickly. However the vendors trying to sell to you every couple of minutes takes away from the experience. But overall the beach was still very nice once they cleaned out the seaweed. Overall i highly recommend the Now Garden as the few nitpicks i have don't even begin to take away from how great the experience was.

Great place NOW Garden
Sat Sep 15 05:31:38 EDT 2018
Myself and my husband stayed here for two weeks at the end of May 2018. First of all I would like to say the room we stayed in needed an upgrade but I do know this was being done in other rooms while we were there.... We had booked a swim up room and when we arrived they tried to upgrade us to the NOW Larimar which is much more modern but I wanted the garden and swim up room and it was most definitely worth it..... The garden is the smaller of the two hotels but u can use the Larimar so you get the hustle and bustle of the large hotel and the quiet of the small hotel which is amazing. Every member of staff we met whilst in both hotels were amazing with exception of the guys trying to sell you the timeshare but I expected that.... Once told no they didn't really acknowledge us. The bartender Ricky in NOW Garden went above and beyond for us, he brought us drinks to our room and also while we were in the pool every day.... He even went looking for mayo for me when they didn't serve it at the bbq. The food in every restaurant was amazing.... We didn't eat in a lunchtime or evening buffet the whole time we were there we just used the a la cartes... All were good but our favourite was the japanese. I am not sure what else to say apart from we did a few trips whilst there.... Saona Island VIP is a must, monkey land was amazing, and the boogie buggies were great..... We will definitely go back to this hotel and stay in the garden side again, we had an amazing holiday and the staff had alot to do with this 😊

Now garden hidden gem but parents beware
Emily T, Toronto, Canada
Sat Sep 15 04:34:09 EDT 2018
Now garden is small well maintained grounds. It really is quiet and relaxing. We had a swim out room which gives you 2 lounger and easy access to the lazy river style pool. This resort only has one restaurant which is a buffet for breakfast and lunch and turns into an Italian restaurant for dinner. But don't worry if you like choices you have them all at the neighbor resort now Lamar. Shuttle carts come around every 5 mins to bring you to now Lamar where they have a huge buffet for every meal or restaurants like Mexican, French, Japanese ECT. And evening shows. The food at Now garden was good and Now Lamar too. It really was super easy to get around by walking or the carts so don't let the stop you. The beach is located at Now Lamar and was nice. They also have beautiful pools you can access too. We spent Most of our time at Now garden because it was quiet not crowded and peacefull. During lunch they have a grill at the pool which was enough for us they bbq burgers hotdogs chicken pork and have the best nachos with fresh salsa,cheese and guacamole! The staff were all very nice polite and came around the pool for drink service. I would recommend this resort for relaxation. I would only say the biggest down fall is for parents who have children. The kids club on the Now garden was closed and locked access the intire week so no play ground for kids. We tried the Now garden Lamar kids club which is Amazing!!! But they won't alow parents in with the child. The play ground was big and we were not aloud to go in with our 3 year old to play:( He was not comfortable to go alone. I understand they have rules and great staff working in the kids Club but I do think we should have access to the outdoor park and be able to attend to our children. Please consider a change to the policy at least for the outdoor park. That being said our son couldn't play at a park all week under are supervision what a disappointment!!! Ohhh it's true pack extra hangers for clothing. The rooms offer little storage for clothing. We brought about 10 hangers then we were ok.

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