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#1 Kchecchi

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    Posted 08 October 2014 - 02:28 PM

    I am starting to look at destinations for my 2016 DW. So far it looks like Punta Cana has the most options so that is where we are mainly focused. However there are so many that I am torn between a few, so I would appreciate any feedback from anyone who has visited these resorts.

    First off, a few things about my wedding: we will have between 60-70 guests of all ages (including toddlers). We want everything (ceremony reception, etc) on the beach. I would like to keep everything budget friendly for my guests, without being too cheap.

    I have read reviews of some of the places having choppy, seaweedy water and the beaches not the best.....however, these reviews were a little outdated (2011?) so I was looking for more recent reviews on the resort itself, weddings, and the beach there.

    These are our top picks so far: (in no order)

    Barcelo Punta Cana or barcelo Bavaro Palace,.. Not sure the difference yet
    Zoetry Agua PC
    Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
    Iberostar PC
    Paradisus PC
    Now Larimar
    Dreams PC or La Romana
    Memories Splash PC

    Or if there are any other great resorts I may have missed.

    #2 acw271011

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    Posted 08 October 2014 - 03:19 PM

    Congrats on planning a DW. You don't say what country you're in but a travel agent is your best reference in terms of what you want in a resort and what will work for your budget. If you're in the US, the owners of this website are specialists in destination weddings. They would be worth talking to. If you're in Canada, there are any number of travel agents that brides here have worked with so I know you could get at least one recommendation depending on what part of the country you're in.

     

    The other thing would be to look through the resort reviews and see specifically what past brides have said about their experience.

     

    Good luck and happy planning!


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    #3 TA Patty

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      Posted 08 October 2014 - 07:47 PM

      Congratulations on your engagement! My name is Patty Jordan and I am one of the BDW TA's specializing in Putna Cana. I'm happy to answer any questions you may have. There are lots of great options in Punta Cana and I have been to all of the resorts you listed. Please feel free to contact me at patty@wrighttravelagency.com,  714-281-6255 or Toll Free 866-208-8681. Thanks! TA Patty


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      #4 aarbour

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        Posted 01 November 2014 - 03:06 PM

        I am starting to look at destinations for my 2016 DW. So far it looks like Punta Cana has the most options so that is where we are mainly focused. However there are so many that I am torn between a few, so I would appreciate any feedback from anyone who has visited these resorts.

        First off, a few things about my wedding: we will have between 60-70 guests of all ages (including toddlers). We want everything (ceremony reception, etc) on the beach. I would like to keep everything budget friendly for my guests, without being too cheap.

        I have read reviews of some of the places having choppy, seaweedy water and the beaches not the best.....however, these reviews were a little outdated (2011?) so I was looking for more recent reviews on the resort itself, weddings, and the beach there.

        These are our top picks so far: (in no order)

        Barcelo Punta Cana or barcelo Bavaro Palace,.. Not sure the difference yet
        Zoetry Agua PC
        Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
        Iberostar PC
        Paradisus PC
        Now Larimar
        Dreams PC or La Romana
        Memories Splash PC

        Or if there are any other great resorts I may have missed.

        Hello There,

         

        I am in the same boat as you! We are planning a 2016 destination wedding as well. Our best friends got married at Now Larimer last year and it was the most amazing place we have ever been to. The wedding was absolutely beautiful, the beaches were so, so nice and the pools were amazing. No matter what time of the day you went to the pool, there was ALWAYS lots of chairs for the whole wedding party. The resort was so clean and everyone was so nice and accommodating. I wish we could could have our wedding there but I don't want to steal their special spot. If i was you, I would go there NO QUESTIONS asked. 



        #5 JJCB0418

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        Posted 04 November 2014 - 07:23 AM

        I'm getting married at the Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe (I think Barcelo Punta Cana is smaller).  I went for a site visit in September and loved it.  We also are expecting a lot of guests of all ages, including toddlers, and they really do have something for everyone and lots of restaurants to choose from.  They have a kids play area with water slides and fountains for the little ones as well as a small water park that my fiance and I even enjoyed.  The resort is split into a family side and an adult side which is nice for those who want to lay on the beach or at the pool without kids being around.

         

        I haven't been to the other resorts you listed, so I can't say much about them, but I went with BBPD because it was reasonably priced and can accomodate all of my guests.  I went to the Now Sapphire resort in Mexico a few years ago and loved it, so I'm sure Now Larimar will be just as great - just not sure if they are as kid friendly.






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