Hey there, lovebirds! If you’re dreaming of saying “I do” with your toes in the sand and the ocean breeze in your hair, a destination wedding in Punta Cana might just be the perfect choice for you. And let me tell you, a beautiful place to tie the knot is the stunning resort, Lopesan Costa Bavaro.
Here I’m going to give you some details about the hotel, and then I’ll share a real beach wedding here. Stefanie and Jacinth’s day was absolute magic – so you won’t want to miss it!
Lopesan Costa Bavaro Highlights
Let’s dive into the pros and cons of this resort. First of all, it’s massive! Lopesan boasts a whopping 1,042 rooms! This is good because it means there’s a lot to do, and you and your guests will always be able to find a spot to rest and recharge. But be prepared to do some walking on your trip. Pack some comfy sandals and make sure you stay hydrated.
With a variety of restaurants to choose from, your taste buds are in for a treat. There are seven a la carte restaurants, 2 buffets, and 2 beach clubs. Not to mention the 16 bars throughout the property. I recommend having a steak dinner at El Asador with a passionfruit mousse for dessert. Yum!
Lopesan has a prime beachfront location on Bavaro Beach with the softest white sand you could imagine. Plus it’s just a 25-minute drive from the Punta Cana International Airport. Convenient? Absolutely!
The resort offers beautifully manicured gardens, a stunning expanse of palm trees, and tropical greenery throughout the property. Imagine exchanging vows with the waves as your soundtrack, overlooking the beautiful turquoise water. Lopesan Costa Bavaro offers exactly that!
Now let’s talk about the rooms: They are clean and spacious and will provide a comfortable retreat after all those sunny days at the beach. Plus you’ll have plenty of space to get ready for your wedding day with your girls as well as great lighting for some pre-ceremony portraits.
Book the Unique Club at Lopesan
The resort is divided into three sections: family-friendly, adults-only, and the exclusive Unique Club. When it comes to your wedding week, I always recommend upgrading to the Unique Club. This is the preferred section of the resort and ensures you get the best service, support, and amenities throughout your stay.
You’ll get access to a private area of the beach with waiter service, a private pool area, and access to exclusive bars and restaurants. Premium alcohol is included with this package, too. And you’ll also get a private check-in at the Unique Club lobby.
Choosing the Unique Club isn’t just about exclusivity; it’s about elevating your entire Lopesan experience. Without it, you might find that hotel staff forgets you or says ‘no’ more often to certain requests. It can feel like some areas, restaurants, and premium beverages are just out of reach—something that doesn’t usually feel too great when you’ve booked an all-inclusive vacation.
While every guest is treated with warmth and hospitality, Unique Club members enjoy an additional layer of luxury that transforms their stay into a truly distinctive experience. And this is what you and your guests deserve for your wedding vacation.
Planning Your Resort Wedding in Punta Cana
Embarking on the journey of planning a resort wedding might seem like a whirlwind, but fear not, I’m here to help. Here are some tips to make your experience as smooth as a Caribbean sea breeze:
- The Early Bird Gets the Worm: Secure your dream date, venue, and wedding vendors early. Popular wedding venues book up quickly, especially for those coveted beachfront ceremonies.
- Communication is Key: Work closely with your wedding coordinator to plan your special day. Clear communication ensures your vision comes to life, from wedding decor to the perfect golden hour ceremony. But be extra patient as slow communication is common in Punta Cana and things will surely take longer than you’ll expect.
- Guest-Friendly Details: Provide your guests with all the necessary information, from travel logistics to the dress code. A well-informed guest is a happy guest!
- Check out The Ultimate Guide to Destination Weddings in Punta Cana. We share tons of tips and ideas to help you plan the best day ever!
Stefanie and Jacinth’s Beach Wedding at Lopesan Costa Bavaro
Meet the dynamic duo from Toronto, Canada. Their love story began in high school, and eight years later, they decided it was time to take the plunge into forever.
For Stefanie and Jacinth, the allure of the ocean was irresistible. They knew they wanted to get married on the beach – so where could be better than Punta Cana to make this dream come true? Their wedding at Lopesan was nothing short of a fairytale. A beachfront ceremony overlooking the water. Saying I Do surrounded by family and friends. Beautiful weather.
The celebration continued with a saxophone serenade, setting the mood for the festivities. Then into the reception, the newlyweds danced for the first time as cold sparklers illuminated the night. It created a magical atmosphere that mirrored the spark in Stefanie and Jacinth’s eyes.
The night took an exhilarating turn with a fire show next. Flames danced in rhythm with the couple’s joy, creating a spectacle that will forever be etched in their hearts and the memories of their guests.
Take a look at some more of their wedding photos below:
Lopesan Costa Bavaro is a beautiful canvas for love stories like Stefanie and Jacinth’s – and it could be the right one for you, too. After all, your wedding day is more than just an event. It’s an entire chapter in your unique love story.
Our photography and videography team would love to be there to capture every laugh, every tear, and every joyous (or embarrassing) dance move from your day.
Let’s turn your wedding day into a masterpiece! Contact us here to learn more about our packages.