Now Onyx Resort Punta Cana (Dominican Republic) & Excursions (Things To Do)

Written by Queenie

See live videos on my IG Story @Fashionchitchat_ of my departure/arrival, the property of Now Onyx including the rooms, restaurants/buffets and excursions I did during my 5 nights/6 days stay.

Traveled to Punta Cana on May 19, 2018.  Never flew United Airlines so I was a little concerned on how comfortable the flight would be.  Surprisingly, it was a very good flight and the flight attendants gave GREAT customer service.   I left Norfolk VA at 6:30am and arrived in Punta Cana at 12:20pm.


Felix (left) my butler

The drive from the airport to the resort had me full with anticipation.  We drove through the city which was cool. Giving me a chance to see the locals and how they live.  You really could tell that you were in another country, it was way different from the US.   As we left the city, there were lots of farm land with crops, cows and horses; very country looking.

Arriving at the Now Onyx Resort (All Inclusive) was exciting.   When I walked through the property to my room, the scenery was absolutely breathe taking, definitely makes you feel like you are in paradise.  The staff from the moment I stepped through the doors treated my like royalty and the rooms were emaculaint. My butler Felix was most helpful during my stay.  He made sure I had everything as close to perfect as he could, you could probably say; he spoiled me.   Not sure why they call him a butler, he is more like iCandy, lol.  The staff in every department are friendly and helpful.

Private Junior Suite

The following are the room options: Junior Suite, Junior Swim Out Suite and the Private Junior Suite.  ALL the rooms have a great view so you can’t go wrong choosing either option and they all come with an outside Jacuzzi.  But of course the Private Junior Suite was my favorite room out of the three options. This suite has a private pool and bali Bed.

Lets chat about the food.  The food was absolutely delicious.  Buffets are available and the food is fresh and seasoned to perfection.  Restaurant style dinning is available also.  They have several restaurants you can choose from; which includes the restaurants at the Breathless Resort next door.

I definitely would recommend this resort to anyone looking for a place to vacation.  I give this resort ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

See live videos on my IG Story @Fashionchitchat_ of my departure/arrival, the property of Now Onyx including the rooms, restaurants/buffets and excursions I did during my 5 nights/6 days stay.


Dolphin Explorer (Punta Cana)  cost $99

There are 3 options, Dolphin Encounter, Dolphin Royal Swim and Dolphin Swim Adventure. I did the Dolphin Encounter cause I can’t swim.  On this excursion you  will have lots of fun.   This is definitely a family friendly excursion.  You get kissed by a sea lion, hold exotic birds, touch a stingray, and swim with the dolphins.  There is also a bird and sea lion show which is funny and entertaining.     Make sure if you attend this excursion to take a towel and a change of clothes.  The only thing I didn’t like was they make you leave your cell phone in the locker.   They claim they don’t want you dropping it in the water, lol.  No, its a great way to force you to buy the pictures taken by their photographer.

Lets chit-chat about the pictures for a minute.   You get about 6-8 pictures of you and the dolphins, the price for these pictures is $50,  if you want the video of the whole group you were with you will pay $80.  But here is what’s real crazy, the sea lion kiss, stingray and the exotic bird pictures are not included.  If you want these pictures, which you will, they are $15.00 each.   Pictures are digital and I believe they cost more if want them printed out.  So you will spend $125 for about 11 pictures.  But the pictures packages vary based on your excursion package.  Too expensive in my opinion because I went to Bavaro Adventure Park and got 2 excursion worth of pictures for $44.

Buy your excursion on the company site to get really good discounts.  For more information Dolphin Explorer Punta Cana / I give this excursion ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5

Bavaro Adventure Park


At the Bavaro Adventure Park, I did the Horseback Riding and the Polaris.  Lets chit-chat about the Horseback Riding.  I was a little disappointed in the horseback riding because you don’t ride the horse along the beach.  The trail was rather short.  And you ride the horse through a canyon.  The scenery was cool; but I could’ve done that in Virginia Beach VA where I live.  But the photographer took GREAT pictures. I give this excursion ⭐️⭐️

Now for my FAVORITE Excursion, the Polaris.  This excursion was epic.  You can enjoy riding through a virgin nature trail, an abandoned mine to reach the esat coast of the island where the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea join.  The tour guide stops at the Dunes of Cabo Engano and gives you the history of the area.  Riding at HIGH speed through big mud holes and dusty roads was so much fun.  And the Photographer caught some of my greatest moments on camera.  Just remember to take a bandana, sunglasses, wash rag and towel, cause there is no windshield, so all the dust and mud gets all over you.  I only had sunglasses and it wasn’t enough, I was filthy, no towel.  They sold bandanas but I had no money cause the hotel representative told me to leave my personal stuff at the hotel.  He never mentioned things I would need, smh.  I give this excursion ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ stars.