Karissa & William

March 24, 2018


Karissa & William

March 24, 2018

NOW Larimar Plaza


Welcome, Family and Friends! We are so excited to spend an extended weekend with you in gorgeous Punta Cana, 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  Meliá Caribe Tropical in Punta Cana and to help all of our guests book their travel accommodations for our wedding on March 24, 2018.

Should you have any questions related to traveling, please contact Carol and Barefoot Bridal. There is a chat button on the bottom right hand corner of this site, you can email, or call 980.355.0930. 




The Level at Meliá Caribe Tropical is an all inclusive resort on Bavaro Beach, in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. It is approximately 30 minutes from the Punta Cana airport. At the Level, you will have access to the whole hotel Meliá Caribe Tropical, a luxury hotel that features two areas with YHI Wellness, fine dining, 10 swimming pools, a casino, golf course, gymnasium, 13 meeting halls, together with a fun theme area devoted to the Flintstones, among other services.

Enjoy the many amenities of All-In-Luxury at Meliá Caribe Tropical, where nearly everything is included:

  • 14 bars serving trendy Caribbean cocktails and national and international drinks
  • 15 restaurants where you can find an exquisite choice of contemporaryinternational cuisine
  • Free WiFi internet in hotel lobby
  • 8 pools for adults and two children’s pools
  • Fun Pub
  • 8 tennis courts, 2 spas and 1 health club
  • Games room
  • Fully equipped gym
  • Extensive activities program and entertainment
  • Sports: beach volleyball and beach football
  • Non-motorized water sports
  • Live evening entertainment

Rooms and suites in The Level category include the following amenities:

  • Access to the VIP Lounge, with a private check-in, continental breakfast, free Internet, coffee and tea service, premium drinks and snacks throughout the day, national and international press and much more
  • Access to the GABI Club, with its own swimming pool, bar and restaurant exclusively for guests of The Level 
  • Private area on the beach with Bali beds and drinks service 
  • Concierge service
  • Preferential booking at á la carte restaurants, YHI Wellness and sports activities, entertainment and leisure
  • Butler service
  • Pillow and Scent menu

Rooms and suites in The Level Adults Only category include amenities all the benefits of the Level in addition to: 

  • Guestrooms located in an privileged area exclusively for adults
  • Access to Quatro, a new restaurant only for adults
  • Energy for Life activities designed for adults
  • Experiences menu (food service in the room, preparation of whirlpool, dinners on the beach, romantic breakfast, special workshops - may include additional charges)




Meliá Caribe Tropical  features spacious rooms that include: Furnished balcony or terrace - Private bathroom with accessories - Central air conditioning and fan - Sofa - Cable TV - Direct telephone - Mini-bar - Safe - Internet access (with surcharge in certain categories - Coffeemaker

The Level at Meliá Caribe Tropical features spacious suites located in three-story bungalows. Each suite includes: Furnished balcony or terrace - Private bathroom with accessories - Central air conditioning and fan - Sofa - Cable TV - Direct telephone - Mini-bar - Safe - Internet access (with surcharge in certain categories - Coffeemaker

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: Not every room category has been added to the room block. If you choose a room that is not part of the room block (either because it was never part of it or because all the other rooms in the block have been booked), I will have to ask the hotel to confirm both the availability of the room and if they will honor the rates. I will let you know once that has been confirmed or ask you to choose another category if it is not available. This resort sells out fast; to guarantee the room category of your choice, book asap!

Deluxe Junior Suite

This spacious and tastefully decorated suite measuring 42 m2 offers views of the gardens and provides all the comforts of home. The brightly decorated suite comes with king size bed or two Twin beds on request on arrival at hotel. Large sliding glass doors lead onto the private terrace or balcony with views of the hotel gardens.

Special Wedding Group Rate:
$243.20/night for a single person
$152.00/night per person for 2 in a room
$139.34/night per person for 3 in a room

Child Rate (2-12): $76.00/night per child 

Premium Room

The Premium rooms offer all the features described in the Deluxe Room, plus additional Premium room services and facilities.

Special Wedding Group Rate:
$271.20/night for a single person
$166.25/night per person for 2 in a room
$152.16/night per person for 3 in a room

Child Rate (2-12): $83.00/night per child

The Level Junior Suite

Enjoy a 517-square-foot room with a king-sized bed. Equipped with a sliding door in the bedroom for greater privacy. Private terrace or balcony with a pool or garden view.

Special Wedding Group Rate:
$385.00/night for a single person
$241.25/night per person for 2 in a room
$220.84/night per person for 3 in a room

Child Rate (2-12): $120.00/night per child

The Level Grand Suite

Enjoy an 818-square-foot room with a king-sized bed and views of the pool or the garden. Equipped with living room and dining room area, and also with a terrace or private balcony.

Special Wedding Group Rate:
$411.25/night for a single person
$257.50/night per person for 2 in a room
$235.84/night per person for 3 in a room

Child Rate (2-12): $128.75/night per child

The Level Adults Only

Enjoy a 452-square-foot room with king-sized bed and a privileged location (near the beach and pool), terrace with sofa or private balcony with view of garden or pool.

Special Wedding Group Rate:
$372.50/night for a single person
$232.50/night per person for 2 in a room

The Level Adults Only with Jacuzzi

Enjoy a 452-square-foot room with king-sized bed and whirlpool in the room. Includes a privileged location (near the beach and pool), terrace with sofa and private patio with Bali bed or private balcony with view of garden or pool.

Special Wedding Group Rate:
$385.00/night for a single person
$241.25/night per person for 2 in a room


Gourmet Dining

Gourmet Dining

Meliá Caribe Tropical features thirteen restaurants and fourteen bars with national and international brand drinks. 

Gabi Restaurant - International

Exclusively for customers of The Level (not including The Level Adults Only) where you can choose between a splendid buffet or á la carte dishes.

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner

El Patio - International 

Exclusively for customers of The Level Adults Only where you can choose among four options with a backdrop of spectacular scenery.

Open for buffet breakfast and combination buffet and á la carte lunch and dinner. 

La Gondola - Italian Cuisine

Á la carte restaurant specializing in Italian cuisine with top-quality products. You can choose among an ample variety of vegetables; meat and fish; rice and pasta and pizza and focaccias

Dinner Only  

La Pagoda - Asian Cuisine

Á la carte restaurant that offers fusion menus. You can enjoy the most varied dishes from Asian cuisine: Thai, Chinese, Japanese

Dinner Only

Market Place Buffet - International

Buffet with show cooking stations and magnificent areas for salad, vegetables, fish and seasonal meat, fruit and delicious desserts

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner 

Le Gourmet  - International

Á la carte restaurant specialized in international cuisine

Dinner Only

Hacienda - Tex Mex

Á la carte restaurants specializing in Tex-Mex cuisine with very strong flavors (lots of meat, beans, and spices). Nachos, crispy tacos, crispy chalupas, chili con queso, chili con carne, chili gravy, taco rice, Arizona potatoes, and beans are typical of Tex-Mex food.

Dinner Only

American Grill - American

Specializing in American food. 

Dinner Only

Guarapo - Dominican Cuisine 

Specializing in Dominican food. The typical dish is the sancocho, a stew that combines different meats, produce, plantain, ñamé and yautia. Other specialties are roast pork, fish and shellfish and an ample variety of tropical fruits.

Dinner Only

Ma Maison - French

Á la carte restaurant where you will find typical French food (salads, soups, raw vegetable dishes, variety of cheeses...)

Dinner Only
Adults Only

Capri - Mediterranean 

Á la carte restaurant specializing in Mediterranean food (meat, fish and shellfish, vegetables and fruits)

Dinner Only
Adults Only

Hokkaido - Japanese

Discover contemporary Asian fusion cuisine par excellence: the merger of Sushi and the Teppanyaki experience.

Dinner Only


Restaurant Cuatro - International

Exclusively for The Level guests. This restaurant serves international cuisine in superb, sophisticated surroundings. You can choose between a special four concept buffet or an à la carte menu.

Grill Agora - International 

Buffet-style beach restaurant with international food

Open for breakfast, mid-morning snack, and lunch. 


Booking and FAQ

Booking and FAQ

To be considered part of Karissa & William'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 Melia Caribe Tropical or 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 January 7, 2018. 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 the balance due date 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. 

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 at least 7 days in advance of January 7, 2018. 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. $59.00/person for trips up to $1,250/person, $69.00/person up to $2,000, and $89.00/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. 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:

+ Can You Help Me with Round-Trip Airport Transportation?

There is a discounted rate for the round trip semi-private direct airport transporation for $30 per person in addition to the hotel room rates. This will be invoiced separately within 14 days of departure by Renny Travel.

+ Is there a tourist VISA fee?

There is a $10 tourist visa fee that must be paid in cash when you arrive at the Punta Cana airport. You can purchase it online here to avoid the lines:

+ 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 with the wedding name. However BFB cannot gaurantee that we have better rates than what you may find on your own.

+ I found a cheaper price online, can you match it?

Finding cheaper rates than the group rates online is very rare! However, if you have found cheaper rates, please take a screen shot that includes the final total price (with all taxes and fees), what the price includes (dates and room category), the website you found it on and the date and time on your computer and send it to We will ask the hotel for a price match. It may take several business days to hear back from the groups department for the match. We have been successful in the past in reducing entire group contracts, but hotels can also reject price matches due to having a group contract in place.

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!