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Anyone been to Now Larimar & Ocean Blue & Sand?

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Anyone been to Now Larimar & Ocean Blue & Sand?

We are a family of 4 (two boys ages 6 and 12 at time of travel), and after a lot of researching, we have narrowed it down to the Now Larimar, Ocean Blue & Sand, and IB Bavaro (or Dominica). Our priorities our great beach, decent food, strong kid activities/club for 6 year old, comfy rooms for 4. We have stayed at the IB Rose Hall Suites (Jamaica), Riu Cabo Palace (Cabo), and Barcelo Maya Palace in Riviera Maya. We ruled out some of the larger properties where you take trams around the grounds as we want to stay at a property in the 400-600 room range, that doesn't feel crowded.

Thanks for your help!

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1. Re: Anyone been to Now Larimar & Ocean Blue & Sand?

There is a kids club at Ocean Blue....close to the beach...but I'm not sure of what they provide for the children.

Stayed at resort...food was awesome...nice size resort...can walk around, never tiring.

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2. Re: Anyone been to Now Larimar & Ocean Blue & Sand?

Thanks so much for the response!

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3. Re: Anyone been to Now Larimar & Ocean Blue & Sand?

Ocean Blue also has a climbing wall and bowling alley.

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4. Re: Anyone been to Now Larimar & Ocean Blue & Sand?

We have stayed at the ocean Blue four times now and love it. The rooms are larger than the Larimar and the bathrooms are enclosed which is a plus when you travel with children. Very easy to walk around this property. Food is great.

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5. Re: Anyone been to Now Larimar & Ocean Blue & Sand?

We have stayed at both resorts and would recommend Ocean Blue (I have two teenagers who have been there 6 times over the past five years) They resort is the most american and kid friendly with the activities. The vendors at Larimor are much more aggressive. Also, when we went to the Larimar many public areas and restuarants were not well air conditioned. The pools are great but very shallow thus would be too hot for summer time! If you are going in the summer choose a resolrt without the zero entry pools because the shallow pools just get too hot!! We have been to Punta Cana ninetteen times and have learned that about the summer there. Love Ocean Blue!! We are going to the Riu Palace next week because Ocean Blue was booked,

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6. Re: Anyone been to Now Larimar & Ocean Blue & Sand?

Thanks so much for your response. Ocean Blue has lots of fans! We will strongly consider it. We wouldn't be going till Easter week of next year. I am going to hold out to see if they offer any early booking discount.

Our boys are ages 6 and 11, so it sounds like there is lots of things to do with the kids, love the bowling alley. Regarding Riu, we stayed last month at the Riu Palace in Cabo San Lucas. The resort was really nice, super clean, and we thought the food was great. The only thing we didn't love was that there were two double sized beds. There was a pullout sofa bed in the room, but it was awkward and tight to open. Have fun at Riu Palace in DR, and thank you again for your response.

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7. Re: Anyone been to Now Larimar & Ocean Blue & Sand?

We have our large family going...5 seperate families and each resort accomidates familes of 5. Our children are ages 3, 6, 9. Our ages ranges from 7 months to 9 years old. 10 adults and 10 kids!!!

Has anyone stayed in the Larimar family suites? I am affraid the Ocen Blue rooms won't be big enough!

We are debating between the two resorts as well!!!

*we are going after Christmas

Edited: 13 May 2013, 17:56
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