Cristal & Michael

November 9, 2019


Cristal & Michael

November 9, 2019


Welcome, Family and Friends! We are so excited to spend an extended weekend with you in the gorgeous Dominican Republic. Your presence means the world to us as we have the time of our lives and pledge our love to each other in paradise. 

Carol, of Barefoot Bridal, a destination wedding travel agency, has been amazing with helping us with all the booking details. Carol has worked with the hotel to secure a group rate with the Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado and to help all of our guests book their travel accommodations for our wedding on November 9, 2019.

Should you have any questions related to traveling, please contact Carol at Barefoot Bridal. There is a chat button on the bottom right hand corner of this site, you can email groups@barefootbridal.com, or call 866-8-BAREFOOT. 


The Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado is a luxurious 5-stars resort, All Inclusive for adults only. The Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado is located in a beautiful small Island of the Bay of Samana called Cayo Levantado in Northeast of Dominican Republic. The Gran Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado is considered every year among the 10 best All-Inclusive resorts in the world. In truth, it is a dream paradise. Your senses will not be able to perceive so much natural beauty and you will surrender before this impressive landscape.

The Gran Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado is located on this tiny and beautiful tropical island, with stunning beaches where nature blends in with the white sands, as is the case of the famous Bacardi beach. The hotel has a spa located in the center of the resort offering a wide variety of therapies and relaxing massages, treatments that will make you believe that you are in a paradise, although in fact you will be in this hotel wonder.

Cayo Levantado, is a small island located on the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic, in the bay of Samana, in the Samana Peninsula. It has a humid forest vegetation, paradisiacal beaches, white sands and crystalline waters, nestled in a beautiful landscape. On Cayo Levantado is the Hotel Gran Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado, which is the only resort in this small island. From Cayo Levantado you can see the humpback whales during the seasons from January to March that come to this place to fulfill their ritual of mating. Cayo Levantado is a place where the traveler and the lush vegetation dispute the reign.  

Cayo Levantado’s gorgeous rooms offer refined luxury and your choice of five unique styles. With Superior rooms, stylish suites and beautiful beach villas available, guests can expect the unsurpassed décor, style, and comfort that comes with our rooms. With romantic canopy beds, unlimited à la carte dinners, 24-hour room service, and soothing hydromassage tubs, Cayo Levantado’s rooms are the perfect place to kick back after a rejuvenating day under the sun.

The Special Wedding Group Rates have been secured and rooms have been blocked off with a room block, waiting for you to book your stay! There is a 3-night minimum stay for the rates. The rates are below.

PLEASE NOTE: Children will not be a part of the wedding, should people decide to bring them.

Junior Suite

Two full size canopy beds or one King Size four poster bed. Balcony terrace.

Maximum Occupancy: 3 adults.

Special Wedding Group Rate:
$233.00/night for a single person
$155.00/night per person for 2 in a room
$148.00/night per person for 3 in a room


Junior Suite Superior

Two full size canopy beds or one King Size four poster bed. Hydromassage bathtub.

Maximum Occupancy: 3 adults.

Special Wedding Group Rate:
$244.00/night for a single person
$164.00/night per person for 2 in a room
$155.00/night per person for 3 in a room


Booking and FAQ

Booking and FAQ

To be considered part of Cristal & Michael's Wedding Group, you must book through the group rates and not through any other method (even directly with the hotel). We have negotiated competitive group rates and secured a room block to make this as easy as possible. To participate in all of the wedding-related activities, you must stay at Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado as part of the wedding group.

  • A refundable deposit in the amount of $100/room is required to reserve your room and book your stay.

  • The deadline for the balance to be paid is August 18, 2019. Cancellations must be received in writing 7 days prior to this date to be refundable.

You do not need to know all the parties in the room, the travel dates, or the room category; book your room based on what you think you will need and any changes can be made until the balance due date. 

Any changes made to your booking after August 18, 2019, will be subject to a $75 change fee. Any changes requested after the balance due date must be paid for in full upfront even before they are confirmed. Name changes are deemed cancellations of the original booking and new bookings per the hotel; therefore, bookings are nontransferable after the due date of August 18, 2019, and will be charged accordingly. All late payments will be assessed a $25 penalty per every 5 business days the payment is late. 

Frequently asked questions

+ Can I Set Up a Payment Plan?

Yes! You can structure your payments in one of 3 ways:

  • You can make a deposit and then let the balance charge automatically on the balance due date.
  • You can make a deposit and ask us to calculate an even amount to charge every month with the last charge to be made on the balance due date.
  • You can make a deposit and click the "Make a Payment" button whenever you want to make an additional payment in any amount and if there's any balance left, it will be charged on the balance due date.

+ What is the Cancellation Policy?

Any deposit or payments made towards bookings as part of wedding groups are fully refundable if requested in writing to carol@barefootbridal.com at least 7 days in advance of August 18, 2019. If a cancellation request is not made in time, all moneys paid towards travel will be nonrefundable.

+ Is Travel Insurance Available?

Travel Insurance is available and highly recommended. Rates are per person, depending on the cost of the land-only portion of your trip. $69.00/person for trips up to $1,250/person, $79.00/person up to $2,000, and $99.00/person up to $2,500.. and so on. Travel Insurance can be added at any point; however, in order to receive the full benefit of the travel insurance, you must add it within 14 days of booking. Otherwise, the "Cancel For Any Reason" benefit will not apply and the only benefits will be for in-travel issues (per New York State law, CFAR does not apply to any NY residents). Please note that once purchased, travel insurance is nonrefundable.

+ Will I Need a Passport?

Yes! A passport book is needed to fly to and from the U.S. and the D.R. - please take the time now to locate your passport and check the expiration date; make sure it is valid for 6 months after your anticipated return date. Check this site for more passport info: https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports.html

+ What is the Weather Like?

The weather in the D.R. is hot and humid with averages in the 80s year around. Humidity is lowest during Dec-Feb and increases the closer you get to August. Hurricane season starts in June and continues through November. There is a gentle breeze that comes off the ocean on most days, so make sure to pack plenty of sunscreen because the breeze makes it easy to forget just how hot and strong the sun really is!

+ Do I need an Adapter for my Electronics?

You do not need an adapter for your electronics; the outlets in the D.R. will accept U.S. plugs.

+ What if I want to Book Excursions?

I can assist you with booking excursions. Let us know me what kind of activities you'd like to do, how many people, and the date you'd like to go and we can get you rates.

+ Can You Help Me Book Air Travel?

Barefoot Bridal can assist with airfare. Please contact your TA with your travel dates, depature gateway, number of people traveling, and special requests at carol@barefootbridal.com with the wedding name. However BFB cannot guarantee that we have better rates than what you may find on your own.

If you are ready to book your stay, please click BOOK NOW below. When your card is processed, you will receive an e-mail with your invoice. Please check that invoice to confirm that everything is correct. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us!