Dominican Republic is world-famous for its nearly 1,000 miles of pristine coastline, turquoise waters and white-sand beaches. The country’s all-inclusive resorts, particularly in Punta Cana, draw travelers by the masses. But what many don’t know about Dominican Republic is the island’s bountiful ecotourism amenities are perfect for a relaxed and off-the- beaten-path wedding or honeymoon. From mountain-top villas to undiscovered islands, Dominican Republic is the ideal destination for a nature-lovers’ wedding or honeymoon.
For couples looking to tie the knot surrounded by nature, the waterfalls, mountains and beaches of Dominican Republic’s northeast region are calling. Choose from a wedding package at one of the area’s resorts, such as Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo, which is located on its very own island. For modern elegance infused with local charm, try Sublime Samaná. The tropical jungle resort and has been honored as a “Small Luxury Hotel of the World,” so it guarantees large-scale amenities with charm and romance for an intimate ceremony.
After the nuptials, embark on a nontraditional and active honeymoon. Let your love reach new heights at the Dominican Tree House Village where couples sleep nestled in the trees and enjoy private jungle views. Located in the mountains, the village offers a surprisingly cool climate and is nearby beaches hidden from tourists. Couples can also escape to the secluded and mountainous Clave Verde Ecolodge in Las Terrenas for a relaxing and private stay. Clave Verde only offers eight rooms, so couples are guaranteed privacy – and access to the pool.
Nature activities in Dominican Republic’s northeast coast are bountiful for honeymooners and wedding guests alike. Samaná is known for its world-famous whale watching where from January – March, thousands of humpback whales put on incredible displays. If you miss whale-watching season, no worries, the Marine Mammal Sanctuary is open year-round. To enjoy the warm waters, visit to the Salto El Limón Waterfall and be amazed by the 130-foot drop. The waterfall can be reached by foot or horseback and of course, invite travelers for a swim. Lastly, be sure to explore Los Haitises National Park by trekking to the mangroves or saying yes to a cavern hiking tour.
From the intimate beach ceremonies to a honeymoon hideaway in the trees, Dominican Republic has it all for destination weddings and honeymoons.