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Shannon & Steve


June 12, 2019

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Shannon & Steve


June 12, 2019

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 Riu Palace Macao and to help all of our guests book their travel accommodations for our wedding on June 12, 2019.

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


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The Hotel Riu Palace Macao (24h All Inclusive) is an impressive complex located in the city of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic enjoying a beachfront location on Arena Gorda: a paradise of palm trees and turquoise water for perfect holidays in this Caribbean destination.  

Sunlight, heavenly beaches, coconut palms and a relaxing atmosphere are just a few aspects to describe this wonderful Caribbean destination. Here you can relax, enjoy a calm stay in the company of your family, as a couple or with friends. You’ll find a fresh water swimming pool and a solarium-terrace. You will also find a gym, steam bath and a wellness centre Renova Spa with a range of different treatments and massages (payment services) in the Riu Palace Bavaro.

The cuisine of the Dominican Republic offers a wide variety of dishes, with flavours and colours as dominant features on its plates. Dominican cuisine has received influences from African and Spanish cooking, and includes a wide variety of fruits and vegetables that enrich dish plate with a unique flavour. In the buffet restaurant and themed restaurants you can sample the best recipes prepared by our chefs to satisfy any palate. 

The Hotel Riu Palace Macao is within a Riu Resorts complex together with the Riu Palace Punta Cana, ClubHotel Riu Bambu, Hotel Riu Naiboa and Hotel Riu Palace Bavaro, and like its neighbours it offers an entertainment programme that you can enjoy all day long. The All Inclusive system gives you the opportunity to try out various activities and sports such as table tennis, gymnastics, water polo, volleyball, windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, bodyboarding and much more.  

Highlights

  • 25 km / 16 miles from Punta Cana Int'l. Airport

  • Room service 24 hours a day

  • Pools and sun terraces

  • Main and theme restaurants

  • On beachfront

  • ADULTS ONLY hotel, exclusive to adults over 18 years

  • Free WiFi throughout hotel

  • All Inclusive 24 hours

  • Awarded GOLD certification for the Travelife Sustainability System


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, there is a discounted rate of $35 per person for round trip shared transfers that will be added to your invoice. 

Junior Suite

In these 31-m2 rooms, you'll find a super king-size bed (200 x 200 cm) or two small double beds (125 x 200 cm), a living room, WiFi, satellite TV, air conditioning, a minibar and beverage dispenser, a coffee maker, and a balcony or terrace with garden or resort views.

Special Wedding Group Rate:
$171.00/night for a single person
$119.00/night per person for 2 in a room
$113.00/night per person for 3 in a room


NOTE: The following room categories can also be booked. Rates are not guaranteed and are subject to availability.

Junior Suite Superior

These 31-m2 rooms have one super king-size bed (200 x 200 cm) or two small double beds (125 x 200 cm), a living room, WiFi, satellite TV, air conditioning, a minibar and beverage dispenser, and a coffee maker. Plus, from the balcony or terrace, you'll be able to enjoy incredible views of the sea, located closer to the beach.

Special Wedding Group Rate:
$184/night for a single person
$128/night per person for 2 in a room
$122/night per person for 3 in a room

Junior Suite Deluxe

AIn these 52-m2 rooms, you'll find one super king-size bed (200 x 200 cm), a sofa in the lounge area, a hydromassage bathtub, WiFi, satellite TV, air conditioning, a minibar and beverage dispenser, a coffee maker, and a balcony or terrace.

Special Wedding Group Rate:
$200/night for a single person
$139/night per person for 2 in a room
$132/night per person for 3 in a room

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Junior Suite Deluxe Superior

In these 58-m2 rooms, you'll find one super king-size bed (200 x 200 cm), a sofa in the lounge area, a hydromassage bathtub, WiFi, satellite TV, air conditioning, a minibar and beverage dispenser, a coffee maker, and a balcony or terrace.

Special Wedding Group Rate:
$214/night for a single person
$148/night per person for 2 in a room
$141/night per person for 3 in a room

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Booking and FAQ


Booking and FAQ


To be considered part of Shannon & Steve'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 Riu Palace Macao 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  February 24, 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 February 24, 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 February 24, 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 groups@barefootbridal.com at least 7 days in advance of February 24, 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. 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?

Yes! We have arranged for private transfers at a discounted rate of $35 per person round trip that will be added to your invoice.

+ 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 guarantee 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!