Recently, I had the opportunity to visit Punta Cana’s beautiful Now Onyx Resort & Spa.
Before stepping foot on the property, I had preconceived notions about what a semi-new, zen-like, family-friendly resort would be like. Admittedly, most of those expectations were tinged with negativity — I don’t know why — but the property absolutely blew me away.
Like, it’s one of my all-time favorites now.
While there, I got to learn a lot about the destination as well as experience its vibe, culture and amenities.
So, in an effort to convince you to visit this All-Inclusive (it’s for your own good, I swear), I’m going to share a few facts that you probably don’t know about Now Onyx.
6 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Now Onyx:
1. It’s one of the newest properties in Punta Cana.
In my mind, Now Onyx seems like a mature, established Punta Cana resort — but in reality, it opened less than six month ago. Because of its newness, the resort has a clean, fresh feel. Despite its newness, the resort and the staff run like a well-oiled, well-rehearsed, ultra-friendly machine.
2. Kids are allowed, but they don’t rule the place.
Though it’s a family-friendly destination, Now Onyx has a very upscale, chic feel. With its green color scheme, natural wood accents and marble surfaces, the resort almost feels like a bigger, louder version of Zoetry — another incredible AMResorts property.
3. There’s a kid’s club and a teen’s club — and they’re awesome.
Though they don’t run the Now Onyx show, kids and teens are pampered at the resort.
Open daily to kids between the ages of three and 12, the Explorer’s Club offers tons of fun, fully supervised activities — freeing mom and dad up to have a little fun on their own.
Activities at the Explorer’s Club Include:
- Arts and crafts
- Treasure hunts
- Indoor game room and video games
- Big-screen movies on the beach
Open daily to teens between the ages of 13 and 17, the Core Zone Teens Club allows your kids to cut loose and have the time of their life. They can mingle and enjoy activities such as sports, games and socials with no parents around.
4. There’s an adults-only section.
If you decide to visit the resort sans kids, there’s a stunning adults-only room category that features elegant day beds, plunge pools (on the bottom floor) and a quiet vibe. It’s absolutely stunning — see the pic below.
5. It’s within walking distance of Breathless Punta Cana.
Now Onyx, which is a chill, family-friendly property shares a gate with Breathless Punta Cana, which is an adults-only resort famous for its party-like atmosphere. This means that after the kids go to bed, or after you spend a day relaxing around the pool, you can head over to Breathless for a little fun.
6. It’s an incredible wedding venue.
Now Onyx offers several, unique wedding spots around its property — and they’re all stunning.
And bonus, if you book a destination wedding with Now Onyx, you’ll be provided with amenities like a cocktail party, flowers, cake, Romantic Turn-Down Service and more.