Karisma Hotels & Resorts announced that Margaritaville Island Reserve Cap Cana will open its five-star doors in October 2021. The hotel will be the second resort for the Island Reserve brand created in partnership with Karisma and Margaritaville, and the first in the Dominican Republic.
The new construction combines the amenities of a world-class all-inclusive resort with Margaritaville’s signature laid-back lifestyle. Reservations open today with a grand opening rate starting at $209 per person per night.
“After launching the Island Reserve concept in Riviera Maya, we are thrilled to continue our partnership with Margaritaville to bring this lifestyle to the Dominican Republic in a way that truly captures Cap Cana as a destination,” said Mario Mathieu, senior vice president of Business Development, Design and Construction at Karisma Hotels & Resorts.
“Cap Cana is the ideal setting for the newest addition to the portfolio, which really embraces the carefree escapism that is central to the brand,” he added.
The partnership with Karisma has been fruitful for Margaritaville as it expands its presence in the Caribbean .
Meanwhile, John Cohlan, CEO of Margaritaville said, “We are excited to introduce Margaritaville Island Reserve at Cap Cana in the Dominican Republic, one of the most breathtaking beaches in the world.”
“Our expanding partnership with Karisma is all about providing the ultimate island experience: relaxation, fun, exceptional dining, extraordinary service and quality entertainment, all to be enjoyed in the Margaritaville state of mind,” he said.
In addition, Jesus Barderas, president of Cobbo Bay Developers SA, based in the Dominican Republic, said, “It has been a privilege to work in partnership with Karisma Hotels & Resorts to bring the famous Margaritaville Island Reserve brand to life in Cap Cana.”
“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,” he said.
Margaritaville Island Reserve Cap Cana is located on stunning Juanillo Beach, which is world-renowned for its miles of pristine white sand beaches, crystal clear turquoise waters and idyllic sunsets.
Located just 15 minutes from Punta Cana International Airport, Margaritaville Island Reserve Cap Cana will feature 228 suites and 40 villas designed with elements inspired by the destination’s coastal environment to transport guests to paradise.
The “carefree” experience is complete with an unparalleled level of service from the resort’s local island ambassadors, who will attend to guests’ every need.and access to Karisma’s Island Reserve Inclusive 24-hour in-room dining service.
Guests will have 13 deluxe room types to choose from, including swim up and honeymoon suites, as well as exclusive villas. The Jimmy Buffett Suite offers breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea from the top floor of the main guest building, with ample indoor and outdoor entertaining spaces including a 300-square-foot furnished terrace and a custom grill for private dining.
The upcoming opening of the resort is also expected to have a significant impact on the local tourism industry in the Dominican Republic, bringing much-needed economic growth in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
A signature feature of the property is the 40 ultra-luxurious Island Reserve villas, where guests have exclusive access to a huge lagoon-style pool and an SOS Swim Up Bar with hanging beds for relaxing in comfort. Offering the ultimate indulgence, each villa features a king bed, kitchenette, breakfast area, living room and a spacious outdoor terrace offering a private pool or direct access to the lagoon pool.