Where to Stay
Puerto Plata Wedding lodging can be one of two easy options: an all-inclusive resort or a private villa rental by the beach. The resort option is better for large groups (25+people) because villas have limitations unless the group books more than one. Private villa rentals have the advantage of private swimming pool and amenities, including the option to have a private chef and driver.
There are several great Puerto Plata Resorts to choose from, we have them listed in the website. Playa Dorada and Costa Dorada are the best hotels because some of the catamaran wedding cruises depart from that beach, and the distance to the POP airport is only 20 minute by car.
In Sosua and Cabarete we can recommend Casa Marina Beach, located right on the beach with the same name. It is walking distance to the heart of town from where guests can enjoy the highlights Alicia Beach ( next door ) and visit the local restaurants, gift shops, museums and bars.
The Viva Wyndham Tangerine in Cabarete is a very nice beach resort, located at the center of Cabarete bay. In some cases we have the wedding group distributed in a villa and hotel rooms, since the groom and bride can stay in a beach villa and the many guests in the hotel; we then transfer the guests from the hotel to the villa for the special ceremony.
Private villas are available in all sizes, spread along the main areas of Puerto Plata that include Sosua, Cabarete, Cofresi and Costambar. Sosua villa rentals provide concierge services, that can book tours and additional services guests might require. Villas include daily maid service, gardening, pool maintenance, power and back up, WiFi, and cable TV. Optional Chef and driver is also available.
Beach Villas as Extra Venue
In some cases, a catamaran wedding will have a better timing in the early hours due to the ocean being nicer and calmer in the morning, not to mention the sun position for photographs and video.
If the group stays in a villa rental the sunset hours can be great for a photo shoot, just walking out to the beach from their villa – where a tropical threshold can also be arranged for photo shooting by the beach later in the day.
Also, if by any chance the ocean conditions are not optimal, we can always have the wedding right on the beach by the villa. It never hurts to have a plan B, specially for a wedding. Golden Treasures has been involved in weddings and villa rentals since 2008.