Karisma Hotels & Resorts and Margaritaville will open the doors to the new five-star Margaritaville Island Reserve Cap Cana in October 2021.
This will mark the second resort for the Island Reserve brand created in partnership with Karisma and Margaritaville – and the first in the Dominican Republic.
The new build combines the all-inclusive amenities of Margaritaville's signature easy-going lifestyle.
Bookings open May 10 with a grand opening rate starting at $209 per person per night.
"After launching the Island Reserve concept in Riviera Maya, we're thrilled to continue our partnership with Margaritaville to bring this lifestyle to the Dominican Republic in a way that really captures Cap Cana as a destination," said Mario Mathieu, senior VP of business development, Design and Construction at Karisma Hotels & Resorts. "Cap Cana is the ideal setting for the newest addition to the portfolio, truly encompassing the carefree escapism that is central to the brand."
The partnership with Karisma has allowed the Jimmy Buffett-inspired Margaritaville to expand its footprint in the Caribbean.
"We are excited to introduce Margaritaville Island Reserve to Cap Cana in the Dominican Republic, one of the most stunning beaches in the world," said John Cohlan, CEO of Margaritaville. "Our expanding partnership with Karisma is all about delivering the ultimate island experience – relaxation, fun, exceptional dining, over-the-top service, and quality entertainment – all to be enjoyed in the Margaritaville state of mind."
15 min from airport
Margaritaville Island Reserve Cap Cana sits on stunning Playa Juanillo, located just 15 minutes from the Punta Cana International Airport.
The resort will feature 228 suites and 40 villas designed with elements inspired by the destination's seaside surroundings to transport guests to paradise.
The "no worries'' experience is complete with service from the resort's local Island Ambassadors who will cater to guests' every need, as well as rooms outfitted with modern conveniences such as customized in-room refreshment centers with goodies from Joe Merchant and access to Karisma's Island Reserve Inclusive 24-hour in-room dining.
Guests will have 13 luxury room types to choose from, including swim up and honeymoon suites as well as the signature villas.
The resort's upcoming 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," said 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."
Grand opening rates start at $209 per person per night for bookings through June 15, 2021 for travel from Oct. 1 through June 30, 2022.
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