October 18, 2020
October 18, 2020
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 the The Level at Meliá Caribe Tropical in Punta Cana and to help all of our guests book their travel accommodations for our wedding on October 18, 2020.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 866-8-BAREFOOT.
Meliá Caribe Tropical and The Level 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 entire Meliá Caribe Tropical, a luxury hotel with the YHI Wellness spa, fine dining, 9 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
8 tennis courts, 2 spas and 1 health club
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
Preferential booking at á la carte restaurants, YHI Wellness and sports activities, entertainment and leisure
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)
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. In addition to these rates, we have secured discounted round trip direct transfers from PUJ private to this group for only $35 per person.
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!
The Level Premium Room
Enjoy a 452-square-foot room with a choice of a king-size bed or two single beds on request on arrival at hotel, terrace or private balcony with view of the gardens or pool.
Special Wedding Group Rate:
$268.00/night for a single person
$170.00/night per person for 2 in a room
$157.00/night per person for 3 in a room
$90.00/night per child (2-12)
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:
$290.00/night for a single person
$183.00/night per person for 2 in a room
$169.00/night per person for 3 in a room
$96.00/night per child (2-12)
To be considered part of Katherine & Elfi'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 as part of the wedding group.
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 March 17, 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 March 17, 2019, and will be charged accordingly. All late payments will be assessed a $25 penalty per every 5 business days the payment is late.
Yes! You can structure your payments in one of 3 ways:
Any deposit or payments made towards bookings as part of wedding groups are fully refundable if requested in writing to email@example.com at least 7 days in advance of March 17, 2019. If a cancellation request is not made in time, all moneys paid towards travel will be nonrefundable.
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. Please note that once purchased, travel insurance is nonrefundable.
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
Yes! We have arranged for private transfers at a discounted rate of $35 per person round trip that will be added to your invoice.
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!
You do not need an adapter for your electronics; the outlets in the D.R. will accept U.S. plugs.
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.
Barefoot Bridal can assist with airfare. Please contact your TA with your travel dates, depature gateway, number of people traveling, and special requests at firstname.lastname@example.org with the wedding name. However BFB cannot guarantee that we have better rates than what you may find on your own.
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 email@example.com. 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!