Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo - Destination Wedding, Honeymoon & Vow Renewal Packages Samana, Dominican Republic

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Captivating beaches offering powdery white sand, tranquil turquoise water and an inviting year-round climate makes The Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo the perfect escape for your special day. With all-day entertainment for adults and children including a children Water Park, activities and shows, shopping and a lively nightlife in Las Terrenas where your guests can enjoy everything this beautiful island has to offer.

The Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo’s 606 rooms feature comforting luxury coupled with the resort’s gorgeous natural surroundings, and all are just steps from Samana’s scenic coastline. After a relaxing day in the spa or on the beach, guests can enjoy a refreshing tropical cocktail and a tantalizing taste of international cuisine from one of El Portillo’s à la carte restaurants.

ROOMS & SUITES

El Portillo’s gorgeous villa lodging is in a serene tropical surrounding  and offers you a choice of five rooms categories with accommodation for up to four adults and three children in its Family Master Suites. Its 606 rooms feature comforting luxury coupled with the resort’s gorgeous natural surroundings, and all are just steps from Samana’s scenic coastline.

ALL SUITES INCLUDE:

Bed and Bath
  • 2 full-size beds or 1 king-size bed
  • Hydromassage bathtub with shower
  • 1 Sink
  • Magnifying mirror
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathroom amenities
Room Features
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Telephone (outside calls with additional charge)
  • Alarm clock
  • Coffee machine
  • Iron and ironing board (upon request)
  • Flat-screen satellite TV
  • Safe (additional charge)
  • Mini bar with soft drinks, water and beer (restocked daily)
  • Balcony or Terrace
Services and Amenities
  • Wi-Fi in the room (additional charge)
  • 3 à la carte dinners per week of stay (reservation and formal dress required)

Services Room/Suite Categories (+ Additional Inclusions)

STANDARD SUITE

  • 2 full-size beds or 1 king-size bed
  • Maximum occupancy: 2 adults + 1 child

JUNIOR SUITE

  • 2 full-size beds or 1 king-size bed
  • Maximum occupancy: 2 adults & 2 children or 3 adults and 1 child
  • Living room with sofa-bed
  • Separate shower
  • Separate toilet
  • Sitting area
  • Sofa Bed

FAMILY JUNIOR SUITE

  • 2 full-size beds or 1 king-size bed
  • Maximum occupancy: 2 adults & 2 children or 3 adults and 1 child/ Minimum occupancy: 2 adults and 1 child
  • Family concierge
  • Separate shower
  • Separate toilet
  • Sitting area
  • Sofa Bed
  • Kids mini-bar with juice, milk, milkshakes, and soft drinks (restocked daily)
  • Access to the special family zone including the Water Park, swings, sports equipment, and an exclusive area at the buffet
  • Bathrobes and slippers for the whole family
  • Kids pack with bathroom amenities welcome gift and basket of sweets
  • Babysitting service available from 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm (reservation required)
  • Baby station: special area offering everything you need for small children, including a changing table, bottle sterilizer, and microwave
  • Guests receive an “All Inclusive” bracelet of a different color
  • Family concierge

FAMILY MASTER SUITE

  • 2 full-size beds or 1 king-size bed
  • Maximum occupancy: 4 adults and 4 children/ Minimum occupancy: 2 adults and 2 child or 3 adults and 1 child
  • Interconnected rooms
  • Separate shower
  • Separate toilet
  • Kids mini-bar
  • Access to the special family zone including the Water Park, swings, sports equipment, and an exclusive area at the buffet
  • Bathrobes and slippers for the whole family
  • Kids pack with bathroom amenities
  • Welcome gift and basket of sweets
  • Kids mini-bar with juice, milk, milkshakes, and soft drinks (restocked daily)
  • Babysitting service available from 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm (reservation required)
  • Baby station: special area offering everything you need for small children, including a changing table, bottle sterilizer, and microwave
  • Guests receive an “All Inclusive” bracelet of a different color
  • Family concierge

JUNIOR SUITE SUPERIOR

2 full-size beds or 1 king-size bed

Maximum occupancy: 2 adults & 2 children or 3 adults and 1 child

Living room with sofa-bed

  • Separate shower
  • Separate toilet
  • Sitting area
  • Sofa Bed

RESTAURANTS & BARS

A place where there is always something for the whole family to enjoy. Indulge in delicious food as you soak in the beauty surrounded by the Caribbean. Our restaurants and bars offer the best service and allow you enjoy a perfect meal with the whole family.

Restaurants

LAS DALIAS main RESTAURANT

International cuisine buffet. Picky eaters can rejoice at Las Dalias. Sample our freshly prepared pastas, perfectly cooked meats or fresh fruits and vegetables. Join us for international themed dinners every member of the family will be sure to love.

BEACH RESTAURANT

International cuisine. Savor delicious meals and drinks while you enjoy the fascinating scenery. Come and try our exquisite culinary offerings by the seaside.

PORTOFINO RESTAURANT

Traditional Italian cuisine. Cooked with age-old recipes true to the rich flavors of Italy.  Sample from a wide range of dishes including antipasti, risotto, pizza and tiramisu.

ORQIDEA GOURMET RESTAURANT í

Experimental, modernist cuisine. Our acclaimed chefs have taken the foods you have grown up loving and placed a new modernist twist on them, creating a high-end culinary experience.

EL PESCADOR RESTAURANT

Perfectly prepared Mediterranean food. Redefine your understanding of freshly prepared Mediterranean food.  Dine a delicious taste and gaze upon the beauty of Samana Bay.

RODIZIO RESTAURANT

Brazilian grilled meat served tableside.

Take a trip to Brazil without leaving the beauty of the Caribbean: cooked meats served tableside paired with equally delicious sides.

Bars

Allow our friendly staff to wait on you as you share time together at any of our bars in picturesque locations throughout the resort. Our bartenders are looking forward to making your time with us as comfortable and relaxing as possible.

BARS THROUGHOUT THE RESORT

Before heading to the spa or taking the kids to the Bahia Scouts Water Park take a quick break to join us for a delicious beverage at one of our beautiful resort bars.  Drift into a state of total relaxation as you sip on a refreshing beverage among the lush tropical gardens or in the air-conditioned hotel rooms.

POOL BARS

Children and adults alike will love the bars in our beautiful pools. Take a break from a refreshing swim to enjoy a revitalizing beverage. Our pool bars allow you to live the moment to the fullest.

BEACH BARS

Take a break from sunbathing on the beautiful beaches of Samaná Bay to have a refreshing drink at one of our beach bars.  Relax in the heart of paradise as you gaze upon the beauty of the island.

THINGS TO DO

  • Explore the Resort
  • Drift away to a state of complete serenity at our Spa
  • Lounge under a shaded palm tree at our Beach
  • Enjoy our various Water Sports
  • Your children will be filled with excitement at our Children’s Water Park
  • Spend the day relaxing at our Pools
  • Take advantage of the various Sports options we offer
  • Experience our culture attending one of our Shows
  • End your day with traditional Dominican music with the Nightlife we offer
  • El Limón Waterfall
  • Playa Rincón
  • Los Haitises, National Park
  • Samana Deluxe
  • ATV Adventure
  • Adventure in the Heights
All Inclusive

Redefine your perception of the perfect vacation. Join us for an unforgettable experience and create the trip you have been dreaming of.

WHAT DOES ALL-INCLUSIVE INCLUDE?
  • 1 hour per day free (subject to availability and Upon request,) paddle surf, kayaks, tennis, catamarans for hire, snorkelling
  • Diving lesson in the pool (subject to availability and upon request, a lesson per person per stay)
  • Sports: volleyball, archery, table tennis, basketball, darts, soccer, pool, and boogie boards (upon request)
  • Gym
  • Kids club and teens club
  • Baby station (Included in family package, extra cost regular guest)
  • Free access to the Bachata discotheque in Bahia Principe Village with local drinks, soft drinks, and beer included
  • Express check-out
  • Parking
  • Exclusive chill-out area
  • TV room
  • Amphitheatre
  • Wake-up call service
  • Transport facilities around the resort
  • Children´s Water Park
  • Aerobics and dance lessons
  • Towel service in the pool area (ticket required)
  • Entertainment programs for adults and children
  • Access to Bahia Principe Village
  • 24-hour reception service
  • Bell boy
  • Baby crib (upon request)
  • Beach restaurant: food and drink from 9 am until 6pm
  • Local drinks, soft drinks and beer in the resort bars
  • Free Wi-Fi in the lobby
FOR AN ADDITIONAL CHARGE:
  • Water sports offered by Scubaquatic including scuba diving (PADI), sailing classes, paddle boarding, hire catamarans with dive team, fishing, banana boats, and more
  • Bahia Principe Village shops
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Currency exchange
  • Safe
  • Babysitter service
  • Wi-Fi in the rooms
  • Beauty and massage treatments in the Bahia Spa
  • All motorized sports and vehicles
  • Medical services
  • Fax and telephone services
  • Convention services
  • Laundry service
  • Premium drinks
  • Wedding services
  • Sauna
  • Pharmacy
  • Late check-out (upon request and availability)
  • All services and items not specified under “All-inclusive”
  • Premium Wi-Fi
  • Romantic dinner services
  • Lobster dinners
  • Chef´s special suggestions

2017 Wedding Programs

Say I do under the Sun! Make your dreams come true with a wedding along the picturesque shoreline of the sea. Enjoy a day straight out of a fairytale with turquoise waters, white sand beaches, the perfect climate.

Choose perfect package for your wedding! Receive luxurious treatment and special amenities with each of our inclusive wedding packages. Select the unique combination of options and services that suit both your needs and desires.

Free Wedding Package

The essentials for a truly memorable day. Sometimes it’s the little things that mean the most. Like a celebratory toast after your ceremony. A room upgrade. A special wedding gift. And, of course, late checkout. Plus, with our professional on-site planners, all the little things are covered – leaving you to simply enjoy every moment of your big day.

VIP EXPERIENCE
  • Reserved tables at any of our restaurants for a formal dinner with a set menu in a semi-private area
  • Gift for the bride and groom
CEREMONY
  • Minimum of 16 guests, maximum of 30 guests (each extra guests is an additional charge of $30.00 USD)
  • Basic floral decor for the ceremony and dinner
  • Standard Wedding Cake
  • Toast after the ceremony with national sparkling wine
  • Standard bouquet for the bride
  • Standard boutonnière for the groom
SERVICES & AMENITIES
  • Late check out for the bride and groom (upon availability)
  • Upgraded room for the bride and groom (upon availability)
  • Personalized services from our wedding planning staff

*Judge or minister fees are not included. In all cases the guests will pay these fees at the hotel.

Sunshine Package

Everything you need with an extra-special touch. To ensure you and your guests have the most incredible experience, our personal wedding planners will cover all the bases before professional photographers capture your ceremony. Waiting in your room, you’ll find thoughtful amenities, like a bottle of sparkling wine. And breakfast in bed is the icing on the cake the next morning.

VIP EXPERIENCE
  • 15% discount at the spa
  • Reserved tables at any of our restaurants for a formal dinner with a set menu in a semi-private area
  • Romantic room service breakfast the morning after the wedding for the Newlyweds
  • VIP treatment for bride and groom
  • Gift for the bride and groom
CEREMONY
  • Maximum of 30 guests (each extra guests is an additional charge of $20.00 USD)
  • Basic Floral decor for the ceremony and dinner
  • Standard Wedding Cake
  • Toast after the ceremony with national sparkling wine
  • 10 Professional digital pictures of the ceremony
  • Standard Tropical or rose bouquet for the bride
  • Standard Tropical or rose boutonniere for the groom
SERVICES & AMENITIES
  • Late check out for the bride and groom (upon availability)
  • Upgraded rooms for the bride and groom (upon availability)
  • Special decorations and amenities in the room for the couple
  • Personalized services from our wedding planning staff

*Judge or minister fees are not included. In all cases the guests will pay these fees at the hotel.

Unforgettable Package

The perfect balance of amenities and services. The perfect balance of classic elegance and tropical flair. Here, romance mingles with a high-end atmosphere as your wedding’s customized details blend seamlessly with your surroundings. Live music sets the scene during your ceremony. A toast ushers in your reception. And dancing is encouraged the whole night through.

VIP EXPERIENCE
  • 20% discount at the spa
  • Reserved tables at any of our restaurants for a formal dinner with a set menu in a semi-private area (maximum 30 people)
  • Romantic room service breakfast the morning after the wedding for newlyweds and groom.
  • Romantic dinner for the bride and groom in one of our specialty restaurants (reservation required)
  • VIP treatment for bride and groom
  • Gift for the bridge and groom
CEREMONY
  • Maximum of 30 guests (each extra guests is an additional charge of $30.00 USD)
  • Basic Floral decor for the ceremony and dinner
  • Standard Wedding Cake
  • Toast after the ceremony with Champagne
  • Live music during the ceremony
  • 15 Professional digital pictures of the wedding ceremony
  • Witnesses (if they are necessary)
  • Standard Tropical or rose bouquet for the bride
  • Standard Tropical or rose boutonniere for the groom
SERVICES & AMENITIES
  • Late check out for the bride and the groom (upon availability)
  • Upgraded rooms for the bride, groom (upon availability)
  • Special decorations and amenities in the room for the couple
  • Personalized services from our wedding planning staff

*Judge or minister fees are not included. In all cases the guests will pay these fees at the hotel.

Romance Extravaganza Package

Meet your wishes and celebrate! Distinctive services designed to exceed expectations. Opulent decor and personalized touches make your big day – and your entire stay – everything you dreamed it could be. From the moment you look in the mirror that one final time to the lavish celebration that follows, you and your guests will enjoy only the most luxurious amenities, including live ceremony music and an open bar.

VIP EXPERIENCE
  • Free 30 minute massage at the spa
  • Free manicure and pedicure for the bride
  • 20% discount at the spa (except manicure and pedicure)
  • Reserved tables at any of our restaurants for a formal dinner with a set menu in a semi-private area
  • Romantic room service breakfast the morning after the wedding for newlyweds.
  • Romantic dinner for the bride and groom in one of our specialty restaurants (reservation required)
  • VIP treatment for bride and groom
  • 3 free night stay at Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts the year after (special conditions apply).
  • Special gift for the bride and groom
CEREMONY
  • Maximum of 30 guests (each extra guests is an additional charge of $40.00 USD)
  • Basic Floral decor for the ceremony and dinner
  • Standard Wedding Cake
  • Toast after the ceremony with Champagne
  • 1 hour cocktail party with appetizers
  • 2 hour open bar after the dinner
  • Live music during the ceremony
  • 25 Professional digital pictures of the wedding ceremony
  • Standard bouquet for the bride
  • Standard boutonniere for the groom
SERVICES & AMENITIES
  • Late check out for the bride, groom, and parents (upon availability, maximum 3 rooms)
  • Upgraded rooms for the bride and the groom
  • Special decorations and amenities in the room for the couple
  • Personalized services from our wedding planning staff

*Judge or minister fees are not included. In all cases the guests will pay these fees at the hotel.

Emerald Package

The very best for those with the biggest dreams! Like a rare gem, our top-of-the-line package sparkles with beauty and elegance. Live music for your ceremony and reception. Moet Champagne stays chilled just for you. And a couple’s VIP spa experience promises complete relaxation throughout.

* NOTE: Only available for guests at the Luxury Bahia Principe Don Pablo Collection

VIP EXPERIENCE
  • Free 30 minute massage at the spa
  • Free manicure and pedicure for the bride (transferable)
  • 20% discount at the Spa (except manicure, pedicure and hairdressing)
  • VIP couple’s spa treatment
  • Hairstyle test Included  for the bride (if you hire the Hairstyle on the SPA)
  • Private area for the dinner with a set menu
  • Romantic room service breakfast the morning after the wedding for newlyweds
  • Romantic dinner for the bride and groom at the beach (reservation required)
  • VIP treatment for bride and groom
  • 3 free night stay at Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts the year after (special conditions apply)
  • Special gift for the bride and groom
CEREMONY
  • Maximum of 30 guests (each extra guests is an additional charge of $70.00 USD)
  • Premium Floral decor for the ceremony and dinner
  • Premium Wedding Cake
  • Toast after the ceremony with Moet Chandon Champagne
  • 1 hour cocktail party with appetizers and drinks after the ceremony
  • 2 hour open bar after the dinner
  • Live music during the ceremony and at the cocktail hour
  • 30 Professional digital pictures of the wedding ceremony
    • Premium bouquet for the bride
  • Premium boutonniere for the groom
SERVICES & AMENITIES
  • Late check out for the bride, groom, and parents (max. 3 rooms)
  • Special decorations, amenities and presents in the room for the couple
  • Personalized services from our wedding planning staff

* Judge or minister fees are not included. In all cases the guests will pay these fees at the hotel.

Begin your eternal honeymoon in paradise! Special treatment with your special someone. Enter into a romantic world surrounded by picturesque landscapes and luxury amenities that add an extra special touch to your vacation. Enjoy each moment to the fullest with exclusive services and amenities. Savor this beautiful feeling and cherish your romantic getaway with your partner and best friend.

Enjoy a couple's massage in the Caribbean paradise. Share a romantic bottle of wine or champagne as you indulge in decadent chocolates in your private and elegantly decorated room. Make the moment last forever with professional photos that will capture the moment. Stay in bed a little bit longer and allow us to bring a freshly prepared breakfast directly to your door. Romantic dinner on the beach. Enjoy an enticing meal each night at our romantic and delicious gourmet restaurants.

AMENITIES INCLUDE
  • Bottle of wine and box of chocolates
  • Bathrobes and slippers in the room upon arrival
  • Turn-down service (only in Grand and Luxury Bahia Principe)
  • 20% discount on Couples massage at the Spa
  • Late checkout upon availability (only in Luxury Bahia Principe)
  • Rooms with special decoration
  • Surprise gift

NOTE: You must indicate your wedding date on your booking and send your wedding certificate via email prior to your arrival to the hotel (valid for 6 months after the wedding date).

Marriage Requirements - Dominican Republic

The following is a list of the documentation required by Dominican Law in order to be legally married in the Dominican Republic:

  • Birth Certificate of Bride and Groom or certified copy of Birth certificate. If parents' names are not shown on the certificates, please indicate them separately.
  • Notarized Declaration of Single status for the Bride and Groom. If previously married, submit two copies of the Divorce Decree or Death Certificate. There is a mandatory waiting period for women, 10 months before they are legally allowed to remarry.
  • A photocopy of Bride and Groom's Passport.
  • Photocopies of all Witnesses Passports. CAN NOT BE FAMILY MEMBERS!. If necessary, the resort will provide witnesses.
  • Bride and Groom must be in the country 3 business days prior to the wedding. Symbolic and non-legal ceremonies allow flexibility for arrival date. Please speak with the wedding coordinator to discuss requirements.

Please note: The Dominican Republic is now a member of the La Hague Convention, please have your official documents Apostille* by your country's Secretary of State Office. You can also contact "Vitalcheck.com" to request Apostille* Documents.

All documents must be translated into Spanish and legalized by the Dominican Consulate prior to arriving in the Dominican Republic, except for the Passports. The documents should be legalized by the Dominican Consulate no more than 3 months prior to the wedding date. It is the couple's responsibility to have all the documentation ready prior to the wedding.

For a quick and reliable translation and legalization service of your paper work please contact "Wedding Documentation (WE DO)", you can e-mail Mrs. Isabel Gonzalez at isagon@wedo.com.do. Their address is 1619 Cottage Landing Ln., Houston, Texas 77077 When sending your documents to WE DO, please include a stamped self-addressed envelope to mail your documents back. For fees, procedures, and any other information, you can also call (1 809) 383 2199, (281)920-3456 or 1 800 686-WEDO Fax (281)741-2623.

The Judge is an outside service provided by the Dominican Government. We cannot be held responsible for any delay or alteration.

The Judge will duly register your Wedding Certificate at the Central Civil Board and legalize it with the Foreign Affairs Department of the Dominican Republic. We will then send the Wedding Certificate to the couple via mail which may take up to 15 weeks.

The Civil Wedding is celebrated in Spanish. Your marriage certificate will be sent to you in Spanish, you will then need to have it translated and legalized into English.

No paperwork is required for a symbolic wedding. Normally the wedding planner will officiate. You can however bring your own Minister or pay for the service of one locally.

* When documents need to be recognized as legal in a foreign country, they’re required to go through the Apostille process, also known as authentication and legalization.