Hotel Look: The Jimmy Buffett Resort in the Dominican Republic
As the temperatures drop, it can be easy to start reminiscing about the hot days of summer.
The Margaritaville Cap Cana Island Reserve in the Dominican Republic is the newest of Jimmy Buffett’s resorts in the world, and it appears to be designed for laid-back luxury.
Located on the white sands of Jaunillo Beach and a quick flight from many US cities, it’s a 20-minute drive from Punta Cana International Airport to the resort.
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Margaritaville Cap Cana Island All-Inclusive Reserve is rated 4.5 out of 5 – or « Excellent » on TripAdvisor.
From the 5 o’Clock Somewhere bar to the St. Somewhere spa to the LandShark brasserie, the theme is all Buffett — complete with free flip flops.
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The resort, owned by the Karisma brand, is home to 10 restaurants and five bars, including the only LandShark Brewery and Grill outside of the United States.
There’s also a steakhouse named after Buffett himself, as well as Frank & Lola’s Italian Trattoria (back from their second honeymoon in Pensacola) and RumRunners, among others.
Room service is available 24 hours a day.
There are three pools and 519 suites, including 40 villas.
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Recently added is a private adult-only section named Hammock within the resort which features an adult-only pool, restaurant and bar.
But the most sought-after room – and the most expensive – is the Jimmy Buffett Suite.
The first suite at Margaritaville Island Reserve Cap Cana features a large balcony with views of the Caribbean Sea, private bar, chef’s kitchen and dining table for 10 — intended for dinner parties with the resort’s private chef.
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Located on the top floor of the resort’s main building, Margaritaville Island Reserve’s signature suite costs around $8,000 per night and can sleep three adults or two adults and two children.
Buffett is arguably known for promoting a lifestyle of chilling out with his restaurants, bars, retail stores, hotels, and resorts.
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Another reserve on Margaritaville Island will open in Mexico’s Riviera Maya in 2023.