Jellyfish Restaurant is without a doubt one of the best spots in Bavaro/Punta Cana to have your destination wedding.
It’s not a hotel or a huge complex, but more a gorgeous restaurant right by the sea. It’s located between Lopesan Costa Bavaro and the hotel Melia Caribe Tropical, which is located in the same place as the Paradisus Palma Real.
Jellyfish Restaurant has many positive aspects, and just a couple of negative ones, so we are going to talk about both to give you all the information you need to know.
Although the road to access Jellyfish has improved a lot in the past few years, it still remains to be the only negative aspect of the whole experience in the restaurant. It’s a dirt road with potholes, but this journey is completely worth it once you arrive to the venue. You’ll find this incredible slice of heaven, with a private and well-kept beach.
The transportation from the resort to Jellyfish Restaurant is organized by your wedding planner, so you shouldn’t worry at all. It is a safe, reliable, and punctual transport.
Great Service, Even Better Food!
First and above all, we need to talk about the food served at Jellyfish. This venue initially was only a beach restaurant. So you know the food has to be good! Over time, they slowly started to organize weddings. They have grown so fast that now dozens of brides are saying I Do there each year.
The food deserves its own category since it is the best quality, always fresh, and perfectly cooked. Their specialties are lobster and the filet mignon, but none of their dishes will disappoint you.
Comparing it to the food at your resort, Jellyfish Restaurant will win every time. By a long shot!
Don’t get me wrong, the food at resorts isn’t terrible. But it’s also not spectacular since they have to feed hundreds of people every day. Even if you decide to book your wedding somewhere else, you at least have to have one meal at Jellyfish Restaurant. You will not be disappointed!
Perfect Setups and Surroundings for your Wedding Photos
To continue with the review of the restaurant, the installations are beautifully made. The wood, stone, shells, white sand, and gorgeous palm trees decorate the area. All the elements used are natural and with different tones of color, so they are excellent to take pictures around the area.
Any photographer would be thrilled to have a wedding in a place like Jellyfish.
The design of the restaurant has a unique shape and it is easily recognizable in the pictures that you can find online.
The decoration of the weddings is up to the standards of the place, and it doesn’t let anybody down since the wedding planner makes great choices with the suppliers, and we can appreciate that in every event that we participate in.
In terms of organization, Jellyfish has a bridal room, specially designed for the bride’s getting ready. With mirror-covered walls, beautiful lighting, and furniture with different tones of white, the room is just fantastic to take photographs of the bride before the ceremony begins.
We have seen more than 6 women getting ready at once in that bridal suite, so there shouldn’t be any problems with having a large group of bridesmaids. Air conditioning is definitely a plus considering the hot weather outside!
After getting ready, it’s time for the ceremony. And one huge advantage is that Jellyfish is a private venue. This means there won’t be people snooping around or taking photos of the couple from a short distance. There may be a few people walking down the beach, but nothing compared to at resorts.
That being said, the beach itself is open to the local public, so some days (like Saturdays or Sundays) can get a little busy from people walking on the shore. Luckily for you, the gazebo is strategically located so that it’s up off the water and a good distance from the shore.
The ceremonies at Jellyfish are beyond special! Besides the decoration and the overall feel of the venue, there will only be one bride celebrating her wedding not. This is almost impossible at a resort where you can see up to 3 or 4+ brides walking around the property at the same time.
To sum it up, the positive aspects of Jellyfish Restaurant are:
- Food of excellent quality, fresh, and delicious
- Private Installations
- Better decoration than most resorts
- You get to know something outside of the resort
- Beautiful beach
- You save money by avoiding vendor fees that resorts have
Negative aspects are:
- The beach is public, which sometimes means there will be people behind your ceremony.
- Weddings are usually more expensive than inside resorts (but they are worth it!)
- The groom has to get ready at the resort, but we’ll take his pictures at the Venue as soon as he arrives
Without a single doubt, we recommend Jellyfish for any bride who is looking for a Venue that takes part and interest in every aspect of her wedding and wants to avoid the circuit of hotels that reminds us all of the wedding factories.