Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Exciting Destination Wedding Website

We recently came across a very useful website for anyone who is considering a destination wedding in the Dominican Republic. The destination wedding website appears to represent many of the most spectacular and popular luxury vacation villas located there. All of the villas shown are very large, fully staffed and have dedicated wedding planners to help with your plans.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Affordable Destination Wedding at your own private Villa in the Dom. Republic!

DESTINATION WEDDINGS USUALLY COST LESS THAN TRADITIONAL WEDDINGS. Formerly the exclusive domain of celebrities and the ultra-rich, Destination Weddings have in recent years become accessible to more and more couples looking to add an "exotic twist" to this special event. Our destination wedding can not only save you thousands of dollars off the cost of a traditional wedding, it can also turn your wedding into an unforgettable "mini-vacation" for you and your guests.

Nothing says luxury like a beach wedding on a tropical island!

I am a wedding planner and I truly enjoy helping my clients see their dreams come true. For me is just simple! The untamed beauty of the tropics just make it fun, easy and yet giving you the perfect setting (romantic, fancy or casual) whatever your style might be.

I organize many weddings a year in the various private villas available in the North Coast of the Dominican Republic.

...and I can tell you that each wedding is completely different and unique, catered to every special need the bride/groom express.

Our weddings range from very small (with just the family), to accommodating hundreds of guests. We can turn this into a one-of-a-kind wedding experience. When you're inviting friends and family, make sure they realize this is more than just a chance for them to share your wedding day, it's also a full vacation!

And don’t forget... it is "a hassle free" wedding planning. Your job is to dream and convey your wishes.

My job is to make them come true!

Monday, September 29, 2008

A Honeymoon Getaway

I have a friend who’s about to tie the knots, she and her boyfriend are tired of the city with all their people, the pollution, the traffic and the “fast track” life style. She asked me what should she do, her budget was very tight, so I told her “why don’t you make a small ceremony with your family and close friends and save all the money you were going to spend in the big wedding and rent a gorgeous small villa with an amazing view”? She said: “Ain’t that gonna cost me a lot?”, I said “not as much as you’ll spend in an 5 star all-inclusive hotel where you’ll be with lots of strange people around you, running to the guest service stand to make a dinner reservation for the night or even making a line to have a back massage”.

So I recommended her Casa Claridad, because when it comes to relaxing, being completely alone with your partner in an amazing quite hill top villa with a mind-blowing ocean view, maximum 10 minutes drive to most of our beaches, nightclub, and restaurants, plus has a concierge service, so you don't have to worry about organizing any excursion or services!.
Casa Claridad has all that and more… with a discreet small staff to give you freedom and privacy in every way possible. This villa makes your honeymoon dream come true! And I recommend it to you!!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Spas: Not just for the rich and famous anymore

This is the headline of the CNN website a while ago... and it is totally right! specially, if you're getting a Spa service in the Dominican Republic...

I have a bad back and while on a visit to the US. I decided to take a Swedish (Relaxing) massage and maybe have a facial. After I had my amazing massage and felt like heaven, they gave me a bill of US$160.00 and all the tension came back! the only one I thanked was God because I didn't have the facial! I don't want to know what the facial would have cost me!

The Dominican Republic offers a large group of professionals in Spa Services with amazing prices for everyone.

The people that usually stay in one of the Dominican Republic's exclusive luxury vacation villas by North Coast Management are happily surprised by how low the prices are compared to New York, Boston and other cities of the World. You don't believe me?

How about these prices:
1 hour relaxing massage US$45.00
1 hour four hands massage US$75.00
1 Facial (European skin therapy) US$70.00
1 Regular Manicure US$15.00
1 Regular Pedicure US$20.00

Do you understand now why I almost fainted when I got the bill for that ONE massage in the US that cost me US$160.00?
Here in the Dominican Republic, I could have had 1 relaxing massage, 1 facial, 1 manicure and 1 pedicure and still save US$5 bucks!!

Come and have one or all of these Spa treatments to pamper yourself while enjoying the amazing ambiance that only the North Coast of the Dominican Republic can offer you!!

Note: Headline quoted from the CNN website, travel section on Monday, July 3, 2006.

Friday, September 12, 2008

4 Airports for Easy Access to the North Coast

So you want to plan your vacations but you don't want your taxi ride to be longer than the time you spend in the plane. Now you're looking for an island where you can have different airports to choose from the one that is more convenient for your group...
Search no more! The North Coast of the Dominican Republic has 4 different aiports for each of your needs!!

Staying in a Luxury villa or Resort Hotel close to Puerto Plata?
Puerto Plata Airport (POP) - All major carriers fly in and out of this airport. Click "airlines and destination" to view the list of information.
Distance from closest towns:
Puerto Plata -15 minutes
Sosua - 7 minutes (view villas in this area)
Cabarete - 20 minutes (View villas) or (Cabarete resort hotels in this area)
Rio San Juan - 1 hour 15 minutes
Cabrera - 1 hour and 30 minutes (View villas in this area)

Want to choose from a big list of carriers?
Las Americas International Airport (SDQ) - All major and small carriers fly in and out of this airport. Click airlines and destinations SDQ to view the list of information.
Distance from closest towns:
(Thanks to a new private road, the distance to this airport has shorten in 50% driving time)
Samana - 2 hours and 10 minutes.
Cabrera - 2 hours
Rio San Juan - 2 hours and 20 minutes

You're planning on a budget?
Cibao International Airport (STI) - All major carriers fly in and out of this airport, plus Jetblue and American Airlines always have great deals flying through this airport. Click airlines and destinations STI to view the list of information.
Distance from closest towns:
Sosua - 1 hour and 15 minutes
Cabarete - 1 hour
Rio San Juan - 1 hour and 30 minutes
Cabrera - 2 hours

Staying close to Samana or Cabrera?
Samaná El Catey International Airport (AZS) - a new internation airport that opened on 6 November 2006. Click airlines and destinations AZS to view the list of information.
Distance from closest towns:
Samana - 45 minutes
Las Terrenas - 30 Minutes
Las Galeras - 1 hour
Cabrera - 50 minutes
Rio San Juan - 1 hour and 10 minutes

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Tropical Island Family Reunion Vacations

Okay, so you are now in charge of your family, business or school reunion. You are the one everyone will be looking to for the suggestions, directions and problem solutions. Feeling the stress yet?

We have great news for you! A luxury vacation villa in the Dominican Republic provides you with a complete solution to your reunion dilemma. Imagine a fully dedicated facility with all of the luxury features and amenities needed by even the most discriminating of your group. Imagine your very own ‘assistant’, a villa concierge, who can help you with everything from activity planning to travel arrangements. That is what a true luxury villa vacation is all about.

At the luxury vacation villa rentals represented by North Coast Management, located in Cabrera (Dominican Republic), you will find the perfect solution to your reunion challenges. The vacation villas that company represents, often referred to as the Luxury Villa Collection, you will discover what only the savvy travelers have discovered; true paradise. An unspoiled, pristine coastline without the throngs of tourists yet with the services, amenities and activities everyone wants to enjoy.

Remember, their owners specifically designed these villas for their own families so they can enjoy the very best in accommodations and luxury amenities. So everything has been considered and planned for. Media rooms, bars, onsite entertainment, huge custom swimming pools, dedicated and highly trained staff, personal chefs and much more. You need it, they can deliver it.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

What will the weather be?... and we all agree :-)

What will the weather be? September is the peak month for hurricanes in the Caribbean, and travelers are concerned about their chances for good weather.

The reality is that while September is a month with the most storms in the area, these are spread out and the number of sunny days will outnumber the rainy days. Furthermore, while all the media exposure would indicate differently, chances of getting caught in a hurricane when visiting the Caribbean are slim.

For instance, the last hurricane to hit the Dominican Republic was Jeanne in 2003, and before that Georges in 1998, before that it was David in 1979. None of these hurricanes hit the north coast of the Dominican Republic, however. But each hit a different coast of this big Caribbean island.

DR1.com is keeping a thread in its Weather & Beyond Forum to keep track of storms that may come our way. See http://www.dr1.com/forums/weather-beyond/... For background on weather in the DR, see these links: http://dr1.com/travel/expect/weather.shtml http://dr1.com/weather/hurricanes.shtml http://dr1.com/forums/weather-beyond/

A Personal Concierge in your vacation

Imagine being on your vacation dream; resting on an Atlantic beach, drinking Piña Colada and suddenly you want to have a massage, but of course, you don’t want to get up, get dressed and drive to the local Spa, but you’d rather have the masseuse work you right there on the beach.

Difficult? Not at all, you just need a Concierge on your vacation!!

This person will be attending to your slightest desires. Do you want to play golf in that amazing golf course but all the morning tee times are taken and you’re flying out of the country the same day? Not a problem! The concierge will get you to play that morning! (Really, they make the impossible possible).

Do you want to propose to your girlfriend with a private romantic dinner by the sea and a duet singing romantic songs? That’s a very easy job for a concierge!

Yes, they are trained to take care of all the things you can imagine (buy a gift, reservations for dinner, massage, golf, concerts, hiring baby sitters, scheduling excursion, hiring a car, etc) and some you cannot imagine (even as unusual a request may sound a concierge makes it happen, of course, as long as it is not illegal or unethical.)

You can always rely on their confidentiality, they will never say what they saw, heard or you requested. It’s like having your best friend working for you! AND the best part is: they will be available for you 24/7!!

Next time you’re vacationing in the Dominican Republic try one of the villas in the North Coast that offer this service, you’ll feel like royalty!!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Dominican Republic's North Coast and Hurricanes

Vacation just about any place else in the Caribbean during hurricane season (Jun - Oct) and you are taking a risk. Not so on the Dominican's beautiful northern coastline. Hurricanes and the Dominican Republic, particularly the north coast, hardly ever come together.

From the dawn of time hurricanes have hurtled off Africa and South America into the Caribbean. If you go to the NOAA website, you can see how very few hurricanes have ever even come close to the north coast, much less hit it. The depths of the Puerto Rico Trench shove any incoming hurricanes to the north and those from the south are battered by the soaring mountains of the Dominican Republic (highest in the entire Caribbean).

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Last Minute Booking Discounts

Most people do not realize that by waiting until the last minute to plan and book their vacations, they can save a ton of money. Savings can be massive for those spur-of-the-moment Dominican Republic getaways; even into our most exclusive and prestigious properties.

Our last minute rental deals give you the opportunity to save big while enjoying the very best of the Dominican Republic. For more information on these savings, go to www.northcoastmanagement.com and look under "Last Minute Deals".