Platinum Wedding Resorts in Samana
Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado
Bahia Principe Cayacoa
Diamond Wedding Resorts in Samana:
1. Gran Bahia Principe
Samana (Royal Golden)
2. Gran Bahia
3. Cacao Beach Resort
Having a destination wedding in Samana is
the best kept secret in the Caribbean, mostly
because it used to be difficult for North
Americans to get there. Not any longer! The
new highway from Santo Domingo is now open,
making the transfer less than two hours. With
numerous daily flights from the US into Santo
Domingo we can easily get your wedding party
to the once forbidden resorts for your wedding
We can arrange to have you picked up at the
airport and chaufeured to the resort. If the
whole group arrives together we can arrange
for a luxury bus and a tour guide to be waiting
for you at the airport. Samana is still a
fair distance from the airport, but is definitely
worth the trip.
The backdrops to Samana weddings are breath-taking;
there really is no other destination wedding
location like it in the Caribbean. Most of
the hotels in the area are situated on bluffs
above the beach and the altitude provides
for amazing photo ops. One of our Samana hotels
even has a glass elevator to bring guests
down to the beach and a restaurant for the
wedding reception that is perched on the cliff
overlooking the ocean – a truly magical
Samana is renowned as an ecotourism destination.
Your guests will certainly not get bored at
your wedding in Samana. Excursions include:
whale watching, fishing, mountain climbing,
jungle treks, bouldering, biking and boat
cruises. There is even a national park in
the area. For a full review of the wonders
of the Samana area see our Samana excursions
page on All Inclusive Resorts.
Married in Samana
1. If you and your guests book with All Inclusive
Weddings we will take care of all your Samana
Wedding planning at NO additional
2. We will serve as your travel agents, wedding
planners and liaison to the coordinators at
the hotel to make sure your big day goes as
3. Most travel agents simply aren’t
equipped to plan destination weddings. They
don’t know the legal requirements, they
don’t know the coordinators at the hotels.
All they’re concerned about is booking
the trip and their clients often arrive at
the hotel to find out there is no wedding
planned for them. Our primary concern is wedding
planning and making sure we exceed your expectations!
4. In a nutshell, we’ll do everything
we need to in order to make sure your dream
of the perfect Samana wedding is fulfilled.
5. Working with Victoria is a win-win
situation. You get your dream wedding at the
lowest possible price and your Samana wedding
planning for FREE.
Every hotel in Samana claims to be a Samana
weddings resorts, but the reality is that
not many of the hotels do a very good job.
Destination weddings are very new in this
part of the Dominican Republic and the Bahia
Principe chain of hotels have brought in coordinators
from their other hotels and have solidified
their reputation as the premiere chain of
hotels when it comes to destination weddings.
You definitely don’t want to be a hotel’s
dress rehearsal for their foray into destination
weddings. We feel confident sending our clients
off to Bahia Principe hotels because we know
that they will carry out our planning and
make your dreams of the perfect wedding in
paradise a reality.
Bahia Principe has 4 hotels in the area: Cayo
Levantado, Cayacoa, Samana (Royal Golden)
and El Portillo. While all of them do a wonderful
job of weddings we particularly love the locations
of Cayo Levantado and Cayacoa and plan most
of our Samana weddings at these hotels.
No matter what you see publicized on tour
operators’ websites, there are NO free
Samana weddings. On average, wedding packages
start at around $1700 and include the ceremony,
reception and legal fees. Samana wedding packages
are usually for a set number of guests and
there are usually supplements for additional
All Inclusive Weddings negotiates packages
with the hotel for our clients, guaranteeing
you the best price. Keep in mind that all
wedding packages are paid directly to the
hotel during your stay.
Required for a Wedding in Samana
They make it relatively painless to get married
in Samana. There are a few documents to fill
out, get translated into Spanish and legalized.
We’ll provide you with the documents
that you need to fill out and tell you the
closest location to you to get them translated.
Once all the documents are filled out we ask
our clients to fax them to us and we’ll
check them over before forwarding them to
Remember to bring all original documents and
the translations with you to the hotel.
There is currently NO blood test
required to get married in Samana.
If either of you have been married before
please let us know as there are some additional
documents to fill out.
Residency requirement: There is no longer
a residency requirement to get married in
the Dominican Republic. Until 2007 there was
a 3 day requirement that has since been lifted.
Many hotels have not figured this out yet
and still list it on their websites.
Warning #1: have All Inclusive
Weddings reserve your wedding date for you.
We’ll make sure that the date is reserved
Warning # 2: Samana wedding
dates tend to disappear very quickly, often
over a year in advance. As soon as you’ve
decided on a hotel, let us know and we’ll
secure your wedding date.
Warning #3: Most hotels do
insist that you be at the hotel for one full
day before the wedding so that you can meet
with the events coordinator and go through
us to Price your Samana Weddings today and
we’ll start the process of making your
dream wedding in paradise a reality.