To answer a few questions, yes they will need to pay a daypass. The coordinator told me its $120 for a day pass which to me is absolutely absurd considering right now on their website they say you can stay there for $80 a night. So not sure if she misunderstood me or not but thats the price she gave me. Also, if anyone is planning on staying at another resort they will absolutely need to stay in the Samana Area...just wanted to mention this in case as it was a surprise to me that Punta Cana is a good 6+ hours away driving.
As for the time of the wedding, i was told I could do 3:30, 4:00 or 4:30. Usually you are the only wedding of the day so i would think any time you pick of those three will be fine. I would confirm your wedding time as well just in the off chance there is a second wedding that day.
I also asked the coordinator about the DJ...i was very confused by her answer and am worried i wont even be able to have a DJ as dinner is in the restaurant. I mostly wanted this for the first dance and so my guests can party bewteen dinner and the disco on the beach (which i confirmed btw stays open until 2 am). Anyone heard anything about the DJ or asked any questions? I'm hoping to do my dinner outside and have the DJ in that area so we can party on the patio but maybe thats ntio possible since we will be mixed in with other guests.