Opened by Karisma Hotels & Resorts and Margaritaville, Margaritaville Island Reserve Cap Cana marks the second resort for the Island Reserve brand – and the first in the Dominican Republic. The new build combines the amenities of a world-class, all-inclusive resort with Margaritaville’s signature easy going lifestyle. Grand opening rates start at $209 per person per night.
Margaritaville Island Reserve Cap Cana sits on Playa Juanillo, world renowned for its miles of pristine white sand beaches, clear turquoise waters, and idyllic sunsets. Located just 15 minutes from the Punta Cana International Airport, Margaritaville Island Reserve Cap Cana will feature 228 suites and 40 villas, and will have a “no worries” experience complete with local Island “Ambassadors.”
Rooms will offer customized in-room refreshment centers with amenities from Joe Merchant and access to Karisma’s Island Reserve Inclusive® 24-hour in-room dining. The resort will offer 13 luxury room types, including swim up and honeymoon suites as well as signature villas. The Jimmy Buffett Suite offers views of the Caribbean Sea from the top floor of the main guest building, complete with sprawling indoor and outdoor entertainment spaces including a 300-square-foot furnished terrace and a custom-built grill for private dining experiences.
A signature element of the property is the 40 ultra-luxe Island Reserve villas where guests have exclusive access to a sprawling lagoon pool and an S.O.S. Swim Up Bar featuring hanging beds to relax in comfort. Each villa features a king-size bed, kitchenette, breakfast bar, living room, and expansive outdoor terrace offering either a private pool or direct access to the lagoon pool.
At the heart of the resort, the Gourmet Village will provide guests a place to relax and have fun with music, entertainment, and culinary and mixology offerings, as well as 7 of the resort’s 10 food and beverage locations. There is also a Margaritaville Main Stage, an urban theater that will provide daily entertainment and tropical tunes.
Adjacent to the infinity pool will be the centrally located hotspot Rum Runners, where guests can mix, mingle, and enjoy an expertly crafted menu with nods to the Dominican Republic and West Indies’ long history of producing some of the best rum in the world. The 5 o’Clock Somewhere Bar & Swim Up Bar, boasting views of Juanillo Beach, is the perfect place for a poolside cocktail, a cold beer, or margarita.
At Sports Hub, located in the Gourmet Village, guests can sign up for their favorite activities, from pickleball to tennis and aqua fitness classes. Those looking to indulge will enjoy 11,000-square-feet of rest and relaxation at St. Somewhere Spa, while the 2,200-square-foot Fins Up! Fitness Center will be open 24 hours. Little ones will also be kept engaged at Parakeet Kid’s Club where a variety of fun, supervised daily activities await.
The resort’s upcoming opening is expected to have a significant impact on the local tourism industry in the Dominican Republic, bringing much needed economic growth following the Covid-19 pandemic.
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