Top Destination Wedding Locations: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
When you envision the perfect wedding setting, do you picture a pristine beach set among lush palms with gorgeous blue waters and white sand? Then you are no doubt picturing Punta Cana.
Aptly named the ‘Coconut Coast’, the stretch of beaches and resorts along the eastern coast of the Dominican Republic is an oasis for devoted couples. It is among the top destination wedding locations in the world.
Punta Cana ranks consistently as having some of the best beaches in the world allowing the perfect setting for the beginning of a new life together. In addition, the hospitality of the Dominican people makes this location extra special.
What is Unique About Punta Cana?
Those wanting near-perfect weather choose this area of the Caribbean, with average temperatures hovering around 77 degrees.
What’s more, it is an easy and affordable direct flight from any major airport along the eastern seaboard.
Flying into the Dominican Republic does require a passport. And your wedding specialist can help you arrange to provide all necessary marriage documents.
And when the nuptials have been performed and the honeymoon begins, couples seeking adventure need to look no further than Punta Cana’s many unique activities.
Dive down to explore shipwrecks teeming with sea life, go on an off-road safari, zip lining and more. Golfers will delight in a choice of ten world-class courses which are easily accessible from the resort areas.
Music lovers will appreciate the Dominican Republic’s blossoming music and festival scene.
For a bit of culture, head to Altos de Chavon, a 16th-century Mediterranean village, located about an hour’s drive from Punta Cana along the hills of La Romana. Come here for the gastronomy scene, local handicrafts and hand-rolled cigars. Pilgrimage sites such as the Basílica Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia located in Higuey provide their own unique charm. In addition, off shore islands are big draw and great for snorkeling, along with several mountains to hike and experience breathtaking views.
A seemingly endless array of things to do and an affordable location makes Punta Cana an easy choice for destination wedding groups.
The Perfect Venue for your Adults-Only All-Inclusive Wedding
Many Punta Cana resorts are all-inclusive and offer a touch of class in the way of poolside cocktails, room service and formal dinner reservations – all included in the rate. Many couples choose to enjoy adults-only accommodations with some luxury thrown in for good measure. The best time of year to get married in Punta Cana is during the Spring months, between March and early June, when the weather is not too hot, not too cool – but just right.
CHIC Punta Cana is an adults-only, all-inclusive resort located on the golden sands of Uvero Alto Beach. This discerning resort offers an elegant, yet relaxed resort ambience, with stylish rooms indicative of the trendiest hotels of South Beach and Las Vegas. Sip a craft cocktail underneath your private cabana poolside, then take a dip into the Mermaid Pool adorned with intricately-tiled and glass walls.
At CHIC you can have a luxury wedding with beachfront vows, followed by a delicious dinner in tropical elegance. Then retire to an upgraded room which can include the Presidential Suite, or your own private oasis in the elegant CHIC Mansion, big enough to host your entire wedding party.
Excellence El Carmen radiates with the tropical sun. Here, seclusion is the norm, but not isolation! This all-inclusive, luxury-suite accommodation is set amid a golden sand beach and coconut palms, where the Caribbean joins the Atlantic. Here you will find 23 pools, a world-class spa, contemporary Caribbean architecture and lush landscaping. Excellence El Carmen offers weddings right on the beach or underneath a stone gazebo, and the basic ceremony is complimentary when you book for 7 nights or more in a Junior Suite or higher. Your room choices include Swim-up Suite, Honeymoon Suite, two-story rooftop terrace with plunge pool and more!
Secrets Royal Beach offers unparalleled luxury, romance and relaxation in a sophisticated atmosphere. This all-inclusive property brings a high level of service to the Caribbean, and promises incredible amenities included in one rate. Enjoy gourmet à la carte dining options, top-shelf spirits, pool and beach wait service, endless daytime activities and nightly entertainment. The luxury Preferred Club Junior Suite with Private Pool boasts a king-size bed, direct access to a private pool, and a furnished terrace or balcony with hydro tub. Say your vows to each other underneath a romantic gazebo or on the beach, then adjourn to the reception with your guests to an elegant ballroom, terrace or stay on the beach to celebrate with your guests.
Sanctuary Cap Cana is touted as the Dominican Republic’s most exclusive adults-only, all-inclusive resort with its own private beach. With spectacular suites, gorgeous lobby, 5 updated restaurants and 6 bars, 5 pools, an enhanced spa and state-of-the-art fitness center, it is easy to see why.
For your big day, choose from several different wedding gazebo styles, overlooking the expanse of the ocean, or have it right on the beach. Then celebrate your love in a villa or suite, surrounded by Spanish Colonial-inspired architecture, with a private balcony and luxurious amenities throughout.
When you choose Punta Cana, you will see why this gorgeous location has earned its place in the pantheon of incredible wedding destinations in the Caribbean.
Your Enlighten Excursions destination wedding travel agent can help plan your perfect wedding day in Punta Cana.
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