Planning a destination wedding in the Dominican Republic offers many avenues of exploration, from private event planner to all-inclusive resorts and their dedicated wedding departments.
You can opt to stay at a lavish all-inclusive resort to enjoy luxurious amenities and restaurants at an economical rate, and still host your wedding nearby at a private ceremony venue with the help of a local event planning service.
But where should you stay if you’re considering this route?
Follow below as Destify – destination wedding experts share a selection of the Dominican Republic’s three best areas for all-inclusive resorts.
Your chosen destination can have it all: beautiful beaches, gorgeous local flora and fauna, and Caribbean surroundings that will leave wedding guests stunned.
That’s why in this article we’re featuring 3 of the most popular areas of the Dominican Republic for all-inclusive resorts: Punta Cana, Puerto Plata, and La Romana, and sharing a small selection of the top Dominican Republic resorts you may want to consider.
Punta Cana is the most popular area in the Dominican Republic for all-inclusive resorts, and for good reason.
There are many gorgeous beaches dotting the area, like world-famous Bavaro Beach, known for its pristine white sands and clear Caribbean waters.
This area is ideal for couples who want to organize a stunning destination wedding close by without having to leave the resort to enjoy the downtime in between wedding festivities.
Transportation will be a breeze too, with easy access to the Punta Cana international airport nearby.
Some true standout resorts in the area include the Royalton Bavaro and Royalton Punta Cana resorts, resting next to each other, and offering a wide variety of amenities, from white sandy beaches to sky terraces for private events, and fullscale nightclubs and casinos.
Or you could also consider the brand-new duo of Hyatt Ziva and Zilara resorts at Cap Cana, featuring adults-only and family-friendly sides, and an expansive plaza featuring delectable restaurants, bars, shopping and more.
These Dominican Republic resorts make great options for hosting economical dinner rehearsals the day before your off-site wedding ceremony.
Head to the more remote area of Puerto Plata for a quieter scene.
This tranquil and historic town emits a colonial feel, with a backdrop provided by mountain ranges and lush jungles.
Perhaps the most famous beach in the area is Playa Dorada, known for its golden sand as opposed to Punta Cana’s white sands.
Beyond the resorts, there is much to explore, from authentic Spanish fortresses to local watering holes, museums, natural parks, and even Las-Vegas style shows.
There are many economical all-inclusive options to stay at here, and since it’s removed from the Punta Cana area, you can find great rates year-round.
Consider the trusted Sunscape Puerto Plata resort by AM Resorts, a family-friendly resort that will entertain guests of all ages. Or opt for the scenic Iberostar Costa Dorado where you can take part in unique group activities like archery lessons or Merengue dance classes when you’re not sipping tropical cocktails on the beach.
We end our exploration of all-inclusive resort areas in the Dominican Republic in La Romana, a quaint area known for its sugar cane fields, beautiful beaches, and world-class golf courses.
The colorful city center offers a replicate Mediterranean Village, featuring local artist’s workshops. The area is also known for its long-lasting sunsets, ideal for romantic dinner rehearsals, or to enjoy directly from your suite’s balcony. Guests have two options for flights to the area, from Punta Cana International airport, or the smaller La Romana airport.
The Hilton La Romana resort is a great option for wedding groups looking for a place to stay, a completely revamped property offering plenty of space for both families and adults alike. This spacious and luxurious resort includes picture-perfect beaches and free watersports like kayaking or scuba diving lessons.
Another trusted option is the Dreams Dominicus resort, with its large event gazebos, expansive sun terraces, and even a pier gazebo where couples can have romantic dinners after the wedding celebrations are over.
Destify is a group travel agency specializing in large all-inclusive destination weddings in Mexico and the Caribbean.
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We hope you enjoyed this super helpful read by our friends at Destify.
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