Jennifer Hansen and Greg Smith

March 27, 2023

Our Story

Right from the beginning we knew both of us were drawn to the adventure and excitement the other had for life and experiences. That first day we met, we both knew that everything was going to change. We began as friends for quite some time, with this evident desire to always be around one another.

Late November of 2019, everything felt different. Everything was different. We could not be without one another much longer, and so we danced. We drank. We talked. We laughed. We loved. Right out of the gate.

You are invited to join us

March 23th – March 28th, 2023

To celebrate the marriage of Jennifer Taylor and Greg Smith on March 27th, 2023 at the Dreams Macao Beach in beautiful Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

We want to see more of you which is why instead of a wedding day we are doing a wedding week! Food, drinks, family, and friends – the best of everything. 

 

Travel

Punta Cana
Dominican Republic

Sitting at the easternmost tip of the Dominical Republic, this stretch of beach is known of its jewel-toned waters and pristine sand that ranges from coral white to honeycomb gold, all framed by a lush tropical landscape.

Beach Photo - Cancun

Dreams Macao Beach
Punta Cana

Amid the beauty of Playa Macao, the new Dreams Macao Beach Punta Cana sits as an idyllic haven.  Located 40 minutes from Punta Cana International Airport, uncover serenity and adventure at the first and only all-inclusive family-friendly resort on Macao Beach.

All-Inclusive Accommodations

Garden View. Pool View. Ocean View. Preferred Club. Dreams Macao Beach offers a variety of room types to choose from which is why we have reserved a block of (25) rooms of various room types for our guests from March 23rd – March 28th, 2023.

If you wish to stay longer, our group rates are available March 20th – March 31st, subject to hotel availability. 

What's Included

  • Unlimited Dining
  • Unlimited Drinks
  • Mini bar stocked daily
  • Late night snacks
  • 24-hour room service*
  • Pool and beach waiter service
  • Wi-Fi access
  • Daily refreshed mini-bar with soft drinks, juice, bottled water, and beer
  • Daily maid service
  • Endless daytime activities
  • Live nightly entertainment
  • Themed parties, oceanfront bars, and entertainment venues
  • No wristbands required
  • All taxes and gratuities

 

*Information provided by AMResorts.

What's Not included

  • Telephone calls (local & international)
  • Spa
  • Signature Bars, Wines and Spirits outside of the Unlimited-Luxury®
  • Laundry and Store
  • Some restaurants may offer food, wine, alcohol, and cigar upgrades that are not included with the Unlimited-Luxury® 

 

*Information provided by AMResorts.*

Upgrade Your Experience

Dreams Macao Beach offers a variety of upgraded rooms to choose from.  When booking an upgraded room through the group, the couple still receives credit towards their room block.

Upgrade to a Preferred Club room and receive a premium room location, access to the Preferred club lounge, upgraded bath amenities, a pillow menu, and more.  Preferred Club guests get access to Maris restaurant and Oceana restaurant for breakfast, a Preferred Club beach area and access to the Lazy River at the Preferred Club Villa section.  

Pricing

Room Block Pricing

Pricing is for 2 Adults and includes tax and roundtrip airport transfer.  Prices are guaranteed until our room block is full.

2 Adults3 Nights4 Nights5 Nights6 Nights7 Nights
Junior Suite Garden View $1,140 $1,520 $1,900 $2,280 $2,660
Premium Junior Suite Tropical View $1,200 $1,600 $2,000 $2,400 $2,800
Premium Junior Suite Pool View $1,254 $1,672 $2,090 $2,508 $2,926
Junior Suite Partial Ocean View $1,314 $1,752 $2,190 $2,628 $3,066
Junior Suite Swim-Up $1,428$1,904 $2,380 $2,856 $3,332
Preferred Club Junior Suite Pool View $1,542 $2,056 $2,570 $3,084 $3,598
Preferred Club Junior Suite Partial Ocean View $1,602 $2,136 $2,670 $3,204 $3,738
Preferred Club Junior Suite Ocean View $1,656 $2,208 $2,760 $3,312 $3,864
Preferred Club Junior Suite Swim-Up $1,770 $2,360 $2,950 $3,540 $4,130
Preferred Club Junior Suite Private Pool – Adult Only $1,830 $2,440 $3,050 $3,660 $4,270
Children under 2FreeFreeFreeFreeFree
Children 3-12$240$320$400$480$560
Children over 12 are considered adults

Room Block Pricing

Pricing is for 1 Adult and includes tax and roundtrip airport transfer.  Prices are guaranteed until our room block is full.

1 Adult3 Nights4 Nights5 Nights6 Nights7 Nights
Junior Suite Garden View$915 $1,220 $1,525 $1,830 $2,135
Premium Junior Suite Tropical View$960 $1,280 $1,600 $1,920 $2,240
Premium Junior Suite Pool View$1,005 $1,340 $1,675 $2,010 $2,345
Junior Suite Partial Ocean View$1,053 $1,404 $1,755 $2,106 $2,457
Junior Suite Swim-Up$1,143 $1,524 $1,905 $2,286 $2,667
Preferred Club Junior Suite Pool View$1,233 $1,644 $2,055 $2,466 $2,877
Preferred Club Junior Suite Partial Ocean View$1,281 $1,708 $2,135 $2,562 $2,989
Preferred Club Junior Suite Ocean View$1,326 $1,768 $2,210 $2,652 $3,094
Preferred Club Junior Suite Swim-Up$1,416 $1,888 $2,360 $2,832 $3,304
Preferred Club Junior Suite Private Pool – Adults Only$1,830 $2,440 $3,050 $3,660 $4,270
Children under 2FreeFreeFreeFreeFree
Children 3-12$240$320$400$480$540
Children over 12 are considered adults

Reserve with a Deposit

  • Guests may pay-in-full or reserve their room with a $100 deposit
  • Balance Due Jan 11th, 2023

Cancellation Policy

Now to Jan 15th, 2023

  • No penalty for changes or cancellation

 

Jan 16th, 2023 – Feb 14th, 2023

  • 30% penalty for date changes or cancellation

 

Feb 15th, 2023 to Departure

  • Non-refundable
  • No changes allowed
Other Travel

Airport Transfer

You arrive at Punta Cana International Airport.  After collecting your luggage, exit the terminal completely. You will see many transfer companies with signs.  Look for the Amstar sign or ask one of the other vendors and they will point you in the right direction.  

Know Before You Go

Passport Information

All US visitors to the Dominican Republic need a valid passport. Please confirm that your passport has 6 months from your return date before expiration. Passport cards are not valid for international air travel.

Each guest has the responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport prior to departure.

Travel Insurance

With the recent resurgence of COVID-19 in some areas of the country, we highly recommend getting travel insurance. We recommend using Squaremouth.com as they provide rates from many established travel insurance companies. Many of these providers offer policies that cover COVID-19. 

Arrival: COVID Testing

The Dominican Republic does not require vaccination or negative COVID-19 test for entry. 

Departure: COVID Testing

Dreams Macao Beach offers free on-site COVID antigen testing for all guests that are required to present documented results prior to entering their country of residence.

Guests will be able to coordinate and schedule their COVID-19 test at the hotel check-in process. All tests will be required to take place 24 hours prior to departure for results to be available on the day of return (applicable only to reservations of a minimum of three nights). If any guest’s country of residence requires a PCR test, the resort will arrange all logistics and schedule with local testing sites and may include an additional cost.

Travel Agency

HotelMaven LLC
Text or call – (833) 696-2836
groups@hotelmaven.com
Group Manager: Matt Guinn

Resort Information

Dreams Macao Beach Punta Cana Playa, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Tel: (866)237-3267 Check-in: 15:00 Check-out: 12:00

Airport Transfers

Amstar
USA: (800) 895 3000 
Phone lines operating 24hrs. 

USD -> PESO

4/23/22 Current Rate $1 USD = $55 Pesos

Pesos are not usually needed in the Dominican Republic however if you regularly use USD cash for transactions it is easy to lose 10-15% in a transaction. When it comes to exchanging money, it is a decision of convenience and risk tolerance. There is no right answer; it is an individual decision.  Here are a few places you can exchange USD for Pesos.

  • Your Bank
  • At the Airport
  • At the Hotel Front Desk
  • Local Bank ATM
  • Pay with Credit Card
Things to Do

Dune Buggy Adventure

Ride a 4×4 buggy through the Dominican countryside, then board a catamaran to explore the azure waters during this combination tour from Punta Cana. Stop at an country farm to see how chocolate, cinnamon and coffee are harvested and processed, then continue to the white sand Macao Beach. Board a double-Decker catamaran to cruise the turquoise waters offshore. Don the provided snorkel equipment and jump in to swim with schools of tropical fish.

Catamaran Cruise

Set sail on the crystal blue waters surrounding Punta Cana on this small-group experience that’s limited to just 16 guests. Swim in a nature reserve, snorkel in the seas and enjoy drinks aboard your comfortable catamaran. Relax in one of the boat’s hammocks and let the crew paper you with strong tropical cocktails. Anchor in a sandbar and enjoy beverages from a floating bar as part of this wonderful water experience.

Surf Lessons

Macao Beach offers conditions that are unparalleled: a breathtaking beach-break with rolling waves of different sizes for different skill levels. There are ideal waves for first-time surfers, avid surfers, and everyone in-between.

Mountain E-Bike Tour

 Escape to the countryside on this thrilling 2-hour mountain bike adventure, explore the scenic back roads, and experience local life as you pedal past farms, rural villages, and coffee plantations. Glide along forest trails, across streams, and through lush farmlands. Enjoy a glimpse of local life as you pass coffee plantations and rural villages 

Golf

Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned pro,  Punta Cana has many outstanding options for the avid golfer, including a wide variety courses and plenty of tee times to fit your schedule.

4x4 Experience

Experience the lush landscapes of the Dominican Republic during this exciting eco-tour. Climb atop your own 4×4 for a fun adventure along rugged terrain to a local farm. Learn about the island’s most important crops including tobacco, rum, coffee, and chocolate. Then, head to an underground cave for a refreshing dip in a natural pool before ending at Macao Beach to enjoy some time in the sun.

FAQ

Why should I reserve early?

This time of year, it is likely the resort selling may sell out.  

Can I stay longer?

Yes.  The group rates apply  March 20th, 2023 -April 1st, 2023.

Can I stay less than 5-nights?

Yes. But why would you when you can hang out with these two love-birds in paradise for an entire week. Rest. Relax. Unwind. Indulge. – for three nights minimum.

What if the room block is full?

If the group room block is full, you’ll be at the mercy of the hotel rates at that time. We’ve seen it before and it can get ugly. Good news, you can lock in your reservation now and avoid all that stress for you and the couple.

Why can’t I just book on my own?

If you do, there’s an additional cost to the couple for you to attend the wedding events and your reservation will not count towards the couple’s room block.

Is my airport transfer included?

Yes. Private. Air-conditioned. Van. You will be greeted upon arrival by your charming driver and be whisked away with other wedding guests for a quick 40-minute drive to the resort. This is the perfect opportunity to break the ice and share embarrassing stories about the couple with your new wedding friends.