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Luisa & Luis


October 28, 2017

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Luisa & Luis


October 28, 2017

NOW Larimar Plaza

Our Family and Friends,

It is with an immense amount of excitement that we welcome you to our Booking website!  We look forward to sharing this memorable day with each and everyone of you in the breathtaking Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. 

Please take a moment to visit our wedding website:
www.theknot.com/us/15yearslaterllc / PIN: LULU17
as we have created a memoir of our Young Love!

Let us introduce to you the amazing Carol Ebua of Barefoot Bridal, a destination wedding planning and travel agency assisting us with all the booking details and answering the millions of questions that we have had.  Carol has been working with us to secure a group rate with a resort in Punta Cana and to help all of our guests book their air and hotel for our wedding on Saturday, October 28, 2017. At the bottom of this page is a place for you to contact Carol with questions or book your stay.  You can also email her at carol@barefootbridal.com or call at 980.355.0930. 

We cannot wait to have you by our side as we reach another milestone in our lives.

With Love,
Future Mr. & Mrs. Caraballo

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Amenities


Amenities


Located on the idyllic beach of Arena Gorda, the Hotel Riu Palace Punta Cana offers you all of the amenities you need to ensure your getaway is unforgettable. This all-inclusive hotel in Punta Cana has free Wi-Fi, 24 room service and a wide array of culinary options so that you can enjoy the best gastronomy during your vacation at Riu Hotels & Resorts.

The Hotel Riu Palace Punta Cana is set against a tropical backdrop that will make your stay one of a kind. 


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour room service
  • Swimming pool with adjoining whirlpool bath
  • Recreation and entertainment
  • Awarded GOLD certification for the Travelife Sustainability System
  • Buffet style and theme restaurants
  • Unlimited local and imported beverages served 24 hours a day
  • Drink service at pool
  • Free sun loungers, towels and parasols by pool area
  • Use of computers with Internet access (additional charge)
  • Free gym and steam bath
  • All taxes and gratuities
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ACCOMMODATIONS


ACCOMMODATIONS


Riu Palace Punta Cana has 612 guest rooms. All guest rooms have: Turndown service, Bathroom with hydromassage bathtub and double wash basin, Hairdryer, Telephone, Central air conditioning, Ceiling fan, Minibar, Liquor dispenser, Coffee maker, Satellite TV (flat screen), In-room safe, Iron and ironing board, Balcony or terrace, Inter-connecting rooms available.

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 that there is a rate split. The rates on the left are for the nights of October 22 up to and including October 25. Starting on October 26, the rates increase to the amounts listed on the right. Please let us know if you have any questions. 

Junior Suite
Nights of October 22 to October 25

Bedding: 1 king or 2 doubles

Maximum Occupancy: Up to 4 guests (adults + children) with a maximum of 3 adults  

Special Wedding Group Rate:

$166.41/night for a single person
$229.54/night for 2 in a room
$327.11/night for 3 in a roo

Junior Suite
Nights of October 26 to November 10

Bedding: 1 king or 2 doubles

Maximum Occupancy: Up to 4 guests (adults + children) with a maximum of 3 adults  

Special Wedding Group Rate:

$195.06/night for a single person
$269.06/night for 2 in a room
$383.40/night for 3 in a room

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Gourmet Dining


Gourmet Dining


All meals and snacks are included.


Breakfast:


Varied buffet, live cooking stations, fruit, juices and Cava

Lunch:


Hot and cold buffet and live cooking stations


Dinners:

Special evenings: themed buffet (three times a week)
Optional dining (à la carte, reservations required in advance):
"Yokohama" Japanese restaurant
Steakhouse
"Krystal" Fusion restaurant
"La Bodega" Brazilian restaurant (buffet starters and dessert)
"Luigi" Italian restaurant (buffet starters)

Formal dress required for dinner. Main restaurant: gentlemen – no sleeveless T-shirts. Theme restaurants: gentlemen – no sleeveless T-shirts, long trousers


Snacks:


24 hours a day

Beverages:


Unlimited local and imported beverages served 24 hours a day
Drinks service at pool
Access to all bars within the Riu Resort (excluding Riu Palace Macao, Riu Palace Bavaro and "Pacha" discotheque)
Minibar and regularly restocked liquor dispenser


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Booking and FAQ


Booking and FAQ


To be considered part of Luisa and Luis'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 Hotel Riu Palace as part of the wedding group.

A refundable deposit in the amount of $100/room is required by February 17, 2017, to reserve your room and book your stay. The deadline for the balance to be paid is July 2, 2017. 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 carol@barefootbridal.com at least 7 days in advance of July 2, 2017. 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: https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports.html

+ 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: https://www.dgii.gov.do/Tturistaweb/home

+ 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 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 carol@barefootbridal.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!