Punta Cana is commonly known as the eastern area of the Dominican Republic, but what a lot of people don’t know is that it is actually a very small part of it. It is a gated community that is actually private and only 5 minutes away from the International Airport. Where most people go for their vacation is actually called Bavaro Beach. Inside Punta Cana, everything you will find will be private, including a gorgeous beach called Playa Blanca.
Where is Playa Blanca located?
Playa Blanca is the name of this beautiful beach and the name of the beautiful restaurant inside as well. It is located between The Westin Punta Cana Resort and Club Med, and it is the only public access to these amazing part of the Caribbean Sea. The translation from Spanish means White Beach, so you can imagine where the name comes from.
To go inside the beach you must go through the open air restaurant, and it will only take literally, 5 minutes to get there from the airport.
Playa Blanca Restaurant
The restaurant offers a variety of drinks and delicious food to the public every day of the year, except when there are private events on it. Can you imagine your own wedding at a beautiful beachfront restaurant with the beach all for yourself, your groom and guests? Well, start imaging it because it can be done, and it can be done right! The place is perfect for a Wedding on the beach but even more perfect for an open-air reception which will save you the trouble of worrying about rain by having a roof over your head.
In this case, we were lucky enough to witness Mayte Mari’s stunning work on the place. We go to Playa Blanca every other week and we didn’t recognize the restaurant when we saw what she had done inside of it. It was by far the most beautiful decoration we have seen in a long time. Details everywhere you looked and the smell of fresh flowers in the air, it truly felt like a fairytale wedding!
How do you book a Wedding at Playa Blanca Restaurant?
Like we said before, Punta Cana is a private complex so they provide all the services to plan your wedding here. You can contact them to find out about their prices and to define whether you want to stay at The Westin, Tortuga Bay or a private villa inside Punta Cana or if you would rather stay at another resort and use the venue just for the beach wedding.
The good thing about finding accommodation in one of these options inside the complex is that you will find it a lot easier during the wedding day. Getting ready in a room at The Westin will allow you to simply walk to the venue in 2 minutes while staying somewhere else will complicate things a bit.
The Westin has beautiful, modern rooms and great little corners to photograph. Between that and the stunning restaurant, as a wedding photographer, I can say it doesn’t get better than that!
Resort: The Westin Punta Cana
Wedding Venue: Playa Blanca Restaurant (809-959-2714 ext. 2234)
Wedding Planner: Mayte Mari
Animation: Crazy Hour from HOTS Productions
Videographer: Punta Cana Photographer
Photographer: Punta Cana Photographer