[NEW] Margaritaville Island Reserve Cap Cana

Margaritaville Island Reserve Cap Cana
Karisma Hotels

Another Margaritaville Island Reserve is now open!

Exciting news for Jimmy Buffett fans too!

In a nutshell: The brand new Jimmy Buffet inspired Margaritaville Island Reserve Cap Cana opened on November 1  (2021).

First, this will be the second resort for the Island Reserve lifestyle brand, which was created in partnership with Karisma and Margaritaville.

Now with an Adults-Only Section!

According to a recent press release, the Margaritaville Island Reserve Cap Cana now features an adults-only area called “the Hammock”, along with it’s family-friendly section called “the Wave”.

Guests in the Hammock section have access to 13 room types and several adults-only restaurants and bars, including the A-lam-bik restaurant, Rum Runners pool club and 5 o’Clock Somewhere Bar. Guests staying in the Wave section have access to seven room types, the Parakeet Kids Club and a pool and splash pad.

This is the first of this brand in the Dominican Republic giving Buffett Parrot Heads another destination to enjoy the vibe!

Relaxing by the sea, sand, and sky

Check PricesMargaritaville Island Reserve Cap Cana sits on idyllic Playa Juanillo, which is world renowned for its miles of pristine white sand beaches, clear turquoise waters, and stunning sunsets.

AND since this resort is only 15 minutes from the Punta Cana International Airport – you’ll be sipping your Margarita in no time!

Why you may want to add the new Check PricesMargaritaville Island Reserve Cap Cana to your travel list:

The first reason is obvious  … it’s brand new!

  • Midsize resort featuring 228 suites
    • 13 luxury room types to choose from and some with swim up and honeymoon suites as well as the signature villas
    • Ask about the Jimmy Buffett Suite with its stunning views of the Caribbean Sea from the top floor of the main guest building
    • And ask about the Swim-up suites (yes, please!)
  •  Plus 40 Exclusive Ultra-Luxe villas
    • The villas have access to a 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
  • Designs inspired by the surrounding seaside elements
  • A “no worries” laid back experience from the level of service to modern conveniences
  • Accommodations have in-room refreshment centers with goodies from Joe Merchant and access to Karisma’s Island Reserve Inclusive® 24-hour in-room dining
  • Interactive dining and mixology
  • Six restaurants and five bars
    • Each dining concept has a story inspired by Jimmy Buffett’s lyrics
    • Experience an intimate candlelit dinner for two on the beach
    • Each bar has its own signature cocktails – a don’t miss!
    • Consider sampling local and international rums at Rum Runners, unwind poolside at the iconic 5 o’Clock Somewhere Bar (now adults-only)
  • Two Pools
    • Main Pool – where you’ll find Rum Runner’s and the 5 O’clock Somewhere Bar (now adults-only)
    • The Island Reserve Villas – where you’ll find the Private Lagoon Pool – exclusive to villa guests with its own  S.O.S. Bar
  • Entertainment and Nightlife can be experienced at the heart of the resort at the Gourmet Village
    • Immersive music, entertainment, culinary and mixology – personalize your stay the moment you arrive
  • Head over to the Sports Hub, located in the Gourmet Village, and sign up for your favorite activities, like cornhole, flip flop olympics, paddle boarding, pickleball, tennis, aqua fitness classes, yoga, and more
  • Say goodbye to stress and hello to the St. Somewhere Spa, by Karisma for healing and holistic treatments
  • This resort also has local Island Ambassadors who will cater to your every need

Good News for the Dominican Republic

This resort’s opening is also 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.

“It has been a privilege to work in partnership with Karisma Hotels & Resorts to bring the famed Margaritaville Island Reserve brand to life in Cap Cana,” added Jesus Barderas, President of the Dominican-based Cobbo Bay Developers SA. “We look forward to witnessing the positive economic impact this resort will have on the local hospitality industry and the Dominican Republic as a whole.”

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Donna Adinolfi is a wellness travel expert, a freelance writer, an award-winning photographer, and the founder/publisher of MindfulAdventures.com. Her 30+ year career includes serving as the Travel & Spa Editor of Balance Magazine as well as planning wellness travel & retreats. An avid fan of the freedom from carrying cash or credit cards, Donna loves to visit all-inclusive wellness resorts in the U.S, and traveling to some of Mexico's and the Caribbean's many all-inclusive resorts several times each year. She's also a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association.
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