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These Luxury Resorts In Punta Cana Will Belong To The First Smart City In The Caribbean

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Sonesta, a leading U.S.-based hotel firm, has revealed plans to launch two new luxury resorts in Larimar City, Punta Cana.

The massive project will see the building of the first smart city in the Caribbean, boasting both resorts as well as long-term accommodations.

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The innovative undertaking is set to shake up the luxury hospitality scene in Punta Cana by providing travelers with a new way to experience everything the tropical destination has to offer.

With travel to Punta Cana on the rise, here’s the latest on the newest hospitality project in the Caribbean hotspot.

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Larimar City To Offer Luxury Hospitality With A Modern Approach

Larimar City & Resort is one of the largest hospitality projects in Punta Cana to date. The undertaking, announced earlier this year, will be built on a hilly location in the neighborhood of Verón, offering expansive views of Punta Cana’s stunning nature, including its white-sand beaches and verdant rainforests.

The huge project will house a number of facilities that will provide guests and residents with everything they need, from luxurious resorts to movie theatres and malls and everything in between.

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This week, the U.S.-based hotel company Sonesta announced that it will launch two high-end resorts in the massive complex, each offering a unique approach to luxury hospitality. 

According to the firm, the new properties will be called The Royal Sonesta and The James. For now, few details have been released concerning the total number of rooms and amenities both hotels offer. But with a whopping $300 million price tag, travelers can look forward to a comprehensive set of high-end facilities and services.

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What Travelers Need To Know About The New Project

Located just 25 minutes from Punta Cana International Airport and 15 minutes from the stunning white sands of Bávaro Beach, Larimar City will be accessible from all of Punta Cana’s main hotspots. 

The massive resort complex will house massive outdoor pools, a golf course, spas, and sports facilities, among other unique features. According to Clerhp, the Spanish-based construction firm working on the new project, the goal is to provide travelers with all the necessary amenities for a relaxing getaway. 

But Larimar City will also boast long-term living options for Americans seeking their own slice of Caribbean paradise. Boasting several large condos, 

The construction of the new resort area will take several years and be divided into several phases. The first part, which is expected to wrap up by late next year, will see the launching of the first residential units. Meanwhile, work on Larimar City’s massive entertainment facilities will be complete by the end of 2026.

Unlike most Punta Cana resorts, Larimar City doesn’t come with beachside access. But that’s not an issue for guests & residents, who will be able to enjoy over a dozen massive outdoor pools. 

Punta Cana’s newest luxury hospitality undertaking comes at a time when travel to the coastal destination is growing massively. The tourism hotspot has broken several travel records this year and is gearing up for the busiest winter on record. 

With several unique accommodations to choose from, Punta Cana continues to redefine luxury travel. Resorts like Falcon’s Beyond show that all-inclusive resorts are here to stay and that travelers are increasingly seeking new experiences to make their stay more memorable.

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With Larimar City, travelers can look forward to yet another way to experience luxury travel in the Dominican Republic. This time around, the focus will be on smart technologies to bolster sustainability and energy efficiency.

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