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Samantha & Romeo


August 4, 2018

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Samantha & Romeo


August 4, 2018

NOW Larimar Plaza

Welcome!

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. 

Sharon, of Barefoot Bridal, a destination wedding travel agency, has been amazing with helping us with all the booking details. Sharon has worked with the hotel to secure a group rate with the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and to help all of our guests book their travel accommodations for our wedding on August 4, 2018.

Should you have any questions related to traveling, please contact Sharon and 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. 


accommodations


Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is a five-star all-inclusive resort located on Macao Beach. It is approximately 45 minutes from the Punta Cana airport. 

Enjoy a grand casino, outdoor swimming pools complete with swim up bars, a sprawling sandy beach, a kid's club, fine dining at many international restaurants and bars. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana state of the art spa offers rejuvenating treatments in modern Individual Suites, Master Suites and Golden Suites. Golf players can perfect their swing at the scenic and challenging 18-hole golf course. 

  • 5 Star Accommodations
  • Dining in 9 restaurants
  • Delicious snacks, including poolside service
  • Top-shelf drinks
  • 24/7 in-room service
  • Daily activities and live, nightly entertainment
  • Free WiFi
  • Free internet on resort computers (30 min)
  • Unlimited phone calls to the Continental US and Canada 
  • All taxes, fees, and gratuities included
  • Land sports
  • Body Rock® fitness center with instructors

All Hard Rock Hotel suites include double hydro spa tub, private bath with double showers, balcony with furniture, liquor dispenser, mini bar with soda, bottled water, juice & domestic beer, LCD television with satellite, purified water, Rock Spa bath amenities, bathrobes & slippers, digital safe (laptop size), individually controlled air conditioner, coffee maker, direct dial telephone, Bluetooth-enabled wireless alarm clock radio, hair blow dryer, iron/ironing board, free wireless internet, 24-hour room service and turndown service. 

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. 

Children under 13 are free. Children 13-17 are $57.75 per child per night, regardless of room category. 

Caribbean Suite

781 sq ft (incl. balcony) and located in close proximity to the main lobby. Garden View.

Bedding:
2 Double Beds (Max Occ: 4)
1 King Bed (Max Occ: 2)

Special Wedding Group Rate:
$391.50/night for a single person
$449.25/night for 2 in a room
$655.50/night for 3 in a room
$861.75/night for 4 in a room

Caribbean Diamond

781 sq ft (incl. balcony) with best locations, guaranteed in walking distance to the beach. Pool or Garden View. Liquor dispenser with premium brands. Selection of guitars and DJ Mixers upon request. Espresso machine with premium coffee. Professional hair blow dryer. Private Check-In. Pre-order breakfast the night before. Aromatherapy and pillow menu. One exclusive beach bag per room per stay. In room a la carte restaurant menu (6pm-10pm). 

Bedding:
1 King Bed (Max Occ: 2)

Special Wedding Group Rate:
$467.25/night for a single person
$525.00/night for 2 in a room


LIMITLESS RESORT CREDIT

Get up to $1,800 Limitless Resort Credit and indulge with the very best of paradise (20% Service Fees Apply)! 

3 nights = $500
4 nights = $750
5-6 nights = $1,500
7 nights = $1,800

Spend it any way you want, as much as you want, on golf, spa, tours, and more. So ditch the wallet, the hidden charges, restrictions, and caps on any one thing. And unleash the luxury.

Choose between two options:
Pure Limitless: which can be used towards golf, spa, tours, admission to Oro Nightclub, and more.
Unlimited Golf Only: exchange limitless resort credit for Unlimited Golf.

Click here for more information. Please note that double resort credits do not apply to groups. 

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Booking and FAQ


Booking and FAQ


To be considered part of Samantha & Romeo'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 Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana 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.
  • A payment in the amount of one-half of your total booking is due on March 18, 2018. This is the last day for cancellations. 
  • The deadline for the balance to be paid is April 29, 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 March 18, 2018, 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 groups@barefootbridal.com at least 7 days in advance of March 18, 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. $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.

+ 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?

We have secured a discounted rate for round trip direct airport transfers from PUJ at $35 per person in addition to the hotel rates. These transfers are private for this group alone, so you will only be traveling with other people in this group arriving at the same time.

+ 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 groups@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 groups@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!