by Lissa Poirot
Newly opened in 2017, this all-inclusive resort boasts more than 500 suites, 10 restaurants and five swimming pools, as well as kids’ and teens clubs. All-suite rooms start with two double or king beds with separate, open living space with sofa bed. All ground-level suites have swim-out exits, and preferred club rooms have private pools. With 10 restaurants and dining options on site, guests have the luxury of visit 20 additional restaurants at the neighboring sister property, Breathless Punta Cana, an adults-only option. The resort also operates a Sip, Savor & See program with its other resorts, allowing guests to sample Dreams and Now Resorts & Spas. A kids’ club for ages 3 to 12 is open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily with supervised activities, arts and crafts, movies on the beach, video games and a playground. For teens, the Core Zone Teens Club is available for ages 13 to 17 from 9 a.m. to midnight.
Guests of the resort enjoy non-motorized water sports, snorkeling, sailing, kayaking, tennis, volleyball, an infinity pool, a children’s pool, a saltwater pool and two additional pools. A casino and full-service spa is located on the property, as well. Additional babysitting services can be arranged for $20 per hour, per child.
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- All-inclusive resort
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- 10 restaurants
- All Inclusive Rates
- Water Sports
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- Connecting Rooms
- Free Breakfast
- Game Room
- Kids' Pool
- Kids' Theme Meals
- Meal Plan
- Onsite Dining
So I went to Now Onyx, Punta Cana on 27th June to 7th July to celebrate my 50th birthday with 11 of my friends!
I have to say we had the most amazing time here and memories made to last a life time.
I upgraded all my friends to the Preferred club private pool suites. The rooms are very spacious and having your own private pool really makes it. You also get your own Bali bed at the end of your pool to chill out on if too much sun. You get a mini bar with beers and soft drinks, pringles and chocolates. These rooms also come with your own butler. Our Assigned Butler was Danilo. He was simply BRILLIANT. Nothing was too much. He checked us in seamlessly and gave us a brief tour along the way. He helped my friends decorate my room on my actual birthday and arranged the most tasty cake. He also assisted us by booking tables at the various restaurants in Onyx and Breathless next door each night. He would even take us over next door to breathless on our own buggy and played music on the way... such fun! He also arranged our check out and as we didn’t need to leave until 3pm he managed to get us to keep 2 rooms on our last day which helped us immensely. Thank you Danilo you were simply brilliant 👏👏👏
Next our thanks goes to Yulie (pronounced Julie). I’m sorry if I spelt that wrong. He was also fantastic. He arranged 12 sun beds for us in front of our rooms so we could always sunbathe together. He would arrange the beds with cushions and towels each morning. This saved us a lot of trouble like u usually get whilst on holiday. Thank you so much. We really appreciated it!!
Next. Thanks to our drinks Servers Jeyson and Nellis. OMG - these people really make this hotel. The service from both of these guys was AMAZING. They would come over very regularly and get us any drinks we wanted. One day I asked - is it possible to get a Fresh watermelon juice in vodka. They had to go to other side to get watermelon but they did it and it tasted awesome. I hardly lifted a finger whilst I was there as they were at my beck and call. They even got us extra umbrellas- they are heavy!! Even Nellis moved it for us. I did help her as felt bad. Nellis has the most amazing personality and so friendly and nothing is too much. We will never forget you and I hope your employers recognise you for that 😘😘
We ate at most restaurants. For breakfast and lunch we ate at the buffet. Being preferred we had access to then preferred room which had air con. You could also choose from a al a crate menu here. The dishes looked good but we tended to go to buffet and bring it in to the preferred lunch area. It was all very yummy especially the pasta station mmmmmmm!
For evenings we ate out at the various restaurants in Onyx and breathless.
Bluewater grill - Steak restaurant in Onyx was nice. But have had better. Some people’s steak were a little tough.
Capers - Italian in Onyx was very nice and something for everyone
Spice in Onyx was FABULOUS. SO GOOD WE WENT TWICE!!! Fresh food cooked right in front of you and taste was fantastic.
Burger bar. Very very tasty. Made freshly for you with yummy fries.
Ice cream parlour. I’m my gosh. Lots of different flavours and toppings. And tasted lovely. I had 6 scoops one day 😱😱
And at Breathless we ate at...
Spumante Italian. The food was very tasty here but the service was AWFUL. I don’t know if it was because they wanted to go home or what but the waiters were throwing the plates down at us, getting our choices wrong. And some people were waiting for their starters whilst others were already on their mains. The worst was one of my friends was still eating their mains and the waiter stuck a dessert menu in front of her nose whilst eating! Also the red wine looked suspect and watered down. All in all. Food tasty once u got it but service terrible and we did complain to front of house when we left so I hope improvements are made.
Picante Mexican at breathless....
This restaurant is next door to Spumante so we were a little dubious following our previous nights experience but this was much better. The service on point and food yummy and delivered on time and we all ate together.
Coquette French Restaurant....
Another of our favourites. Very nice surroundings although a little too dark in the room haha. But service good and food very tasty. So good we went twice!
Barefoot grill steak restaurant..... this restaurant is outside but has great views. Very popular so get there early or ask your butler to make reservations. Food was plentiful and very tasty.
So it was nice to have these rooms and the alcohol in here was better than general bars but I’ve stayed at AM resorts before in Mexico before and the high brand alcohol such has grey goose, titos and even verve clique was available there so was a little disappointed to see this wasn’t the same here. But it was nice to have this room as it had air con and was good place to meet up before going dinner.
All in all the we had the most amazing time here and the service here really makes this place. The outstanding stars of this place for us were Danilo our butler, Yulie and pool guy and Nellis and Jeyson. They really looked after us. Thank you once again for a memorable trip.
My cousin and I stayed in a Preferred Club room w/private pool. The property was gorgeous! The food was delicious, even from the buffet restaurant. The attention and service by the staff (Javi, Jose, Luis, Christian) was outstanding! Not to mention, we also had the best butler, Zorilla. He went above and beyond whatever we asked of him. Even the weather was perfect...image that! We can’t wait to return ♥️