MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND
PUNTA CANA MAY 4 - 8, 2023
Punta Cana has definitely landed on many bucket lists for its spectacular beaches boasting crystal clear sea waters, a culture as vibrant as the sun, and food that will surely satisfy the palate, and what better time to experience what this picture perfect island has to offer than Mother's Day Weekend? We invite you to leave your worries and stress at home for 5 fabulous and exciting fun-filled days during Mother's Day Weekend 2023.
INCLUSIONS & HIGHLIGHTS
(4) NIGHTS RESORT ACCOMMODATIONS IN PREMIUM JUNIOR SUITE
ALL-INCLUSIVE (UNLIMITED MEALS, BEVERAGES, AND ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES)
SHARED ROUND TRIP AIRPORT TRANSFERS IN PUNTA CANA
A TRAVEL EVENTS HOST ONSITE FROM THE GLOBE TROTTING DIVAS, LLC
24 HOUR ROOM SERVICE DURING STAY
SOUL CARE SUNDAY AT ZENTROPIA SPA LOCATED INSIDE THE PALLADIUM RESORT COMPLEX ($)
PRIVATE GROUP BACHATA DANCE CLASS AT PUNTA DANZA
VACAY MODE WELCOME GET TOGETHER
BEACH HATS AND SHADES POOLSIDE TAKE OVER
RETAIL THERAPY IN BAVARO AT SAN JUAN PLAZA ($)
ALL WHITE CLASSY MOMMAS DINNER AFFAIR @ BAMBOO INSIDE HOST RESORT
ROOM SERVICE GRUBBN
SEAFRONT LUNCH FOODIES
BEACH GAMES AND PASSPORT STORIES
BEACHSIDE SELFIE PHOTOSHOOT
DELIGHTFUL MEXICAN DINNER AT LA ADELITA INSIDE THE HOST RESORT
PUNTA CANA STREET FOOD STOP ($)
FLY MOM FRIDAY NIGHT OUT
MOTHER'S DAY BEHAVIOR
TOAST TO MOTHERHOOD
USE OF IN-ROOM MINI-BAR DURING ENTIRE STAY
SIGNATURE MOTHER’S DAY GIFT BAG
MOTHER’S DAY WEEKEND SCAVENGER HUNT
WIFI IN ROOMS AND THROUGHOUT THE RESORT
ACCESS TO OUR PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP
CUSTOMIZED E-ITINERARY ESPECIALLY DESIGNED FOR YOUR GROUP
E-TRAVEL DOCUMENTS DELIVERED VIA EMAIL
PRIORITY BOOKING FOR MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND 2024
RETURN GUEST COUPON OFFER
ALL GOVERNMENT TAXES WHERE APPLICABLE
A DAY PASS TO ZENTROPIA SPA IS INCLUDED IN YOUR TRAVEL PACKAGE AND IS GOOD FOR USE OF THE HYDROTHERAPY FACILITY ONLY. ADDITIONAL SPA SERVICES ARE AT THE EXPENSE OF THE TRAVELER.
ONLY ROUNDTRIP TRANSPORTATION TO/FROM THE SHOPPING MALL AND STREET FOOD STOP ARE INCLUDED. BOTH ACTIVITIES ARE PAY AS YOU GO.
ROUNDTRIP TRANSPORTATION AND DANCE LESSONS ARE BOTH INCLUDED IN YOUR TRAVEL PACKAGE
This trip itinerary is subject to change without notice.
MORNING/AFTEROON - ARRIVALS
EVENING - VACAY MODE WELCOME GET TOGETHER
LATE MORNING/AFTEROON - BEACH HATS AND SHADES POOLSIDE TAKE OVER, SEAFRONT LUNCH FOODIES, BEACHSIDE SELFIE PHOTOSHOOT
EVENING - MEXICAN DINNER AT LA ADELITA, FLY MOM FRIDAY ON THE DANCE FLOOR
LATE MORNING - BEACH GAMES AND PASSPORT STORIES, BEACHFRONT SELFIE PHOTOSHOOT
AFTERNOON - PUNTA CANA STREET FOOD STOP
EARLY EVENING - GROUP DANCE CLASS @ PUNTA DANZA
MORNING - SOUL CARE SUNDAY @ ZENTROPIA SPA, MOTHER’S DAY BEHAVIOR
AFTERNOON - RETAIL THERAPY IN BAVARO AT SAN JUAN PLAZA ($)
EVENING - ALL WHITE CLASSY MOMMAS DINNER AFFAIR, TOAST TO SISTAHOOD
MORNING - BREAKFAST LAUGHS, DEPARTURES
Discover the highlights of Grand Palladium Bávaro Suites Resort & Spa
Grand Palladium Bávaro Suites Resort & Spa is situated on the exquisite shores of Bávaro Beach.
This world-class all-inclusive hotel offers premium services for friends, couples, and families looking for a fun-filled Caribbean holiday.
Conveniently located near a variety of different on-site activities such as the Black & White Junior Club, Sunset Boulevard Disco and the Sunset Theater.
Guests can dine on a variety of delectable gastronomic options including à la carte restaurants and show cooking restaurants with delicious cuisine suited to the most diverse palettes.
Premium Junior Suite Garden View
Relax in this exclusive 45 m2 room with idyllic views of the garden with palm trees. It offers a bedroom with a king size bed or two double beds, combined living area with sofa bed and a hydro-massage bath.
This fabulous 45 m2 room with garden views is perfect for an idyllic holiday in Punta Cana. Relax in the room’s hydro-massage bath and enjoy the double sofa bed, a choice of a king size bed or two double beds, a mini bar and a flat-screen TV. Please note that bedding is subject to availability.
24 Hour Room Service
Furnished Balcony OR Terrace
King Size Bed OR 2 Double Beds
Memory Foam Mattresses
Black Out Curtains
Bathroom w/Shower and Tub
Facilities For Tea And Coffe
Radio / Alarm / Ipd Dock
MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND 2023
TRAVEL PACKAGE OPTIONS
ALL RATES LISTED ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT TIME OF BOOKING
AND/OR IF GROUP SPACE DOES NOT FILL.
VACATION PAYMENT SCHEDULE
FINAL PAYMENT DUE BY FRIDAY MARCH 31, 2023
LAND ONLY PACKAGE
$200 PER PERSON
BY JULY 6, 2022
AIR INCLUSIVE PACKAGE
$300 PER PERSON
BY JULY 6, 2022
$245 PER PERSON
BY AUGUST 30, 2022
$245 PER PERSON
BY OCTOBER 31, 2022
$245 PER PERSON
BY JANUARY 31, 2023
FINAL PAYMENT DUE
ANY REMAINING BALANCE
BY MARCH 31, 2023
BOOKING THIS TRAVEL PACKAGE CONSTITUTES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF OUR BOOKING POLICY AND TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
ALL PAYMENTS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AND NON-TRANSFERABLE AT ALL TIMES.
ALL RATES QUOTED ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT TIME OF BOOKING AND/OR IF GROUP SPACE DOES NOT FILL. GROUP SPACE LIMITED TO 16 TRAVELERS PLUS 1 TRAVEL EVENTS HOST FROM THE GLOBE TROTTING DIVAS, LLC.
A NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT OF $200.00 PER PERSON FOR LAND ONLY PACKAGES AND $300 PER PERSON IS DUE FOR AIR INCLUSIVE TRAVEL PACKAGES. THIS TRIP MUST BE BOOKED NO LATER THAN JULY 6, 2022 TO SECURE YOUR SPACE.
AFTER INITIAL DEPOSIT(S) RECEIVED, 4 BI-MONTHLY PAYMENTS ARE REQUIRED THIS INCLUDES FINAL PAYMENT.
FINAL PAYMENT DUE BY MARCH 31, 2023.
A VALID PASSPORT IS REQUIRED FOR TRAVEL. PASSPORTS MUST BE VALID FOR AT LEAST 6 MONTHS AFTER YOUR TRAVEL DATES HAVE BEEN COMPLETED.
TRAVEL PROTECTION IS NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR PACKAGE PRICE. WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENT. CONSIDER PURCHASING SOME SORT OF TRAVEL INSURANCE. WE RECOMMEND TRAVEL SAFE, HOWEVER YOU MAY USE YOUR VERY OWN TRAVEL INSURANCE PROVIDER.
OFFICIAL ITINERARIES AND TRAVEL DOCUMENTS WILL BE ISSUED ON OR AFTER APRIL 6, 2023.
EACH TRAVELER IS REQUIRED TO REGISTER IN THE SAME NAME THAT IS SHOWN ON THEIR PASSPORT. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN NAME CHANGE FEES FOR THE TRAVELER.
EACH TRAVELER MUST COMPLETE ALL REQUIRED TRAVEL DOCUMENTS DURING THE BOOKING PROCESS INCLUDING SUBMISSION OF YOUR INITIAL DEPOSIT(S).
IF YOU HAVE A ROOMMATE ALL PARTIES MUST BOOK ON THE SAME DATE.
A $200.00 CANCELLATION FEE WILL APPLY TO ALL CANCELLED RESERVATIONS. THIS FEE IS PER PERSON PER RESERVATION AND IS IN ADDITION TO ANY OTHER CANCELLATION FEES THAT MAY BE ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR BOOKING.
IN THE EVENT OF CANCELLATION WHERE THE OCCUPANCY BOOKED IS DOUBLE OR GREATER, TRAVELERS WHO REMAIN ON THE BOOKING WILL BE 100% FINANCIALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY REMAINING BALANCES OWED SINCE THE BOOKING WILL AUTOMATICALLY ADJUST TO THE TRUE OCCUPANCY HELD. THIS WILL APPLY EVEN IF THE REMAINING TRAVELER(S) HAS PAID THEIR RESERVATION IN FULL. YES WE KNOW THAT IS NOT WHAT YOU'D LIKE TO HEAR SO PLEASE ENSURE THAT BOTH, YOU AND YOUR ROOMMATE HAVE A CLEAR UNDERSTANDING AND ARE ON THE SAME PAGE BEFORE COMMITTING TO BEING ROOMMATES AND BOOKING YOUR TRIP.
FLIGHTS TO PUNTA CANA FOR LAND ONLY PACKAGES. (AIRPORT CODE IS PUJ)
TRAVEL PROTECTION (WE RECOMMEND TRAVEL SAFE)
ANY SERVICES, AMENITIES, TOURS AND EXCURSIONS NOT LISTED UNDER TRIP INCLUSIONS AND HIGHLIGHTS
TRAVEL PROTECTION OPTIONS
Click on coverage providers above to learn more about your options. FULL cost of coverage must be included with initial deposit. Please note that cancellation fess apply to all bookings with or without Travel Protection.
TRAVEL CHECK LIST
A VALID PASSPORT IS REQUIRED FOR TRAVEL. YOUR PASSPORT MUST BE VALID FOR AT LEAST 6 MONTHS AFTER COMPLETION OF TRAVEL. PLEASE REVIEW YOUR PASSPORT RIGHT NOW TO BE SURE IT DOES NOT EXPIRE SOON.
WHEN MAKING YOUR RESERVATION YOU CAN CHOOSE TO PAY IN FULL OR OPT IN FOR OUR FLEXIBLE MONTHLY PAYMENT PLAN. IF CHOOSING OUR FLEXIBLE PAYMENT PLAN OPTION YOU WILL RECEIVE MONTHLY REMINDERS FOR YOUR NEXT PAYMENT DUE. CURRENTLY, WE DO NOT OFFER AUTO-BILL PAY.
PROVIDED FULL PAYMENT HAS BEEN RECEIVED BY THE FINAL PAYMENT DUE DATE ALL TRAVEL DOCUMENTS, ITINERARIES AND INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE PROVIDED TO YOU WITHIN 30 DAYS OF DEPARTURE. PLEASE RETAIN ALL RECEIPTS ISSUED TO YOU FOR YOUR RECORDS.
PLEASE BE REMINDED THAT IT IS THE TRAVELER'S RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE US AWARE OF ANY CHANGES TO YOUR MAILING, BILLING OR EMAIL ADDRESS.
IMPORTANT TRAVEL NOTICE
We want you to have the most memorable Mother's Day Weekend EVER!
However, in order to do so, we must remind you of some important travel restrictions and entry requirements so that you have the best travel experience in Punta Cana.
Before traveling to the Dominican Republic, please ensure that you fully understand all entry requirements, including COVID and general entrance protocols and procedures. The Dominican Republic has updated its COVID entry requirements as of April 23, 2022, no longer requiring a negative COVID test within 72 hours of arrival from US passport holders. Please be aware that these restrictions apply only to holders of US passports. If you do not have a US passport, please contact us BEFORE booking this trip. Please keep in mind that the following information is subject to change at any time.
VALID PASSPORT REQUIRED FOR ENTRY WITH AT LEAST 6 MONTHS VALIDITY REMAINING
NO NEGATIVE COVID TEST REQUIRED FROM US PASSPORT HOLDERS
NO REQUIRED QUARANTINE UPON ARRIVAL
A NEGATIVE COVID TEST REQUIRED WITHIN 3 DAYS OF RETURN FOR RE-ENTRY INTO UNITED STATES
ELECTRONIC ENTRY/EXIT FORM IN PUNTA CANA
WEATHER, LANGUAGE, AND CURRENCY
WEATHER: (MAY) LOW TO MID 80’S, SUNNY, CAN EXPERIENCE RAIN OR LIGHT RIGHT SHOWERS SOME DAYS
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IS SPANISH
OFFICIAL CURRENCY IS DOMINICAN PESO
NATIONAL DISH, DRINK, AND ISLAND FUN FACTS
NATIONAL DISH: LA BANDERA DOMINICANA
NATIONAL DRINK: MAMAJUANA
BIRTH PLACE OF MERENGUE
TIME IS ALMOST IRRELEVANT
WHAT TO PACK?
REQUIRED TRAVEL DOCUMENTS AND PACKING ESSENTIALS
(US PASSPORT HOLDERS )
VALID PASSPORT GOOD FOR AT LEAST 6 MONTHS AFTER TRIP DATES
E-TICKET CONFIRMATION FOR FLIGHTS
OFFICIAL TRAVEL DOCUMENTS ISSUED BY THE GLOBE TROTTING DIVAS, LLC
GROUP EVENT ITINERARY
YOUR TRAVEL INSURANCE POLICY (IF APPLICABLE)
YOUR TRAVEL MEDICAL INSURANCE I.D. CARD (IF APPLICABLE)
BASIC AND PRESCRIBED MEDICATIONS
AT LEAST 2 SWIM SUITS (1 ROYAL BLUE)
LIGHT WEIGHT BREATHABLE CLOTHING
FLIP FLOPS AND SANDALS
COMFORTABLE WALKING FOOTWEAR
COMFORTABLE FOOTWEAR FOR DANCE LESSONS
WATERPROOF PHONE CASE
Below are our most popular questions for our Mother’s Weekend Getaway Event. If your question still has not been answered please email us using the button below.
What are your Cancellation and Refund Policies? Does my trip include Travel Protection?
Please see our Cancellation and Refund Policy for more information.
No, travel insurance is not included in our Mother's Day Weekend Getaway. When registering for and booking this trip, each traveler must indicate whether or not they wish to purchase travel insurance. Your initial deposit must include the full cost of coverage.
Do I need to take a COVID test before arriving in Punta Cana and returning to the United States?
The Dominican Republic has lifted its COVID entry travel restrictions as of April 22, 2022, no longer requiring US passport holders to arrive with a negative COVID test.
However, the US continues to require a negative COVID test within 72 hours of your return flight. This is required of ALL air passengers, including those with US passports.
Is it safe to travel to the Dominican Republic during a pandemic?
Safety protocols, procedures, and some travel restrictions are currently in place under Dominican law to ensure the safety of both nationals and tourists during this time. Tourists are still encouraged to wear facemasks and practice social distancing in public places. Please see the link below to learn more about how the Dominican Republic is dealing with COVID-19 and the current global pandemic in terms of travel.
What happens if my roommate cancels and I still want to travel?
If your roommate cancels and you stay on the reservation, it will be converted to single occupancy and you will be invoiced at the new rate.
If your roommate cancels after you have paid in full or after the entire booking has been paid in full, you will be held responsible for any additional costs. Because there will only be one person in the room, your reservation must be changed to single occupancy. This is because your reservation was initially booked at double occupancy, which resulted in a lower room cost.
Do I REALLY need to purchase Travel Protection?
Yes, according to our observations. While it is not required for our Mother's Day Weekend Getaway, we strongly advise you to purchase travel insurance for your trip regardless of whether it is purchased through us. As we like to say, having travel insurance and not needing it is preferable to needing travel insurance and not having it. Please keep this in mind when registering for our event.
Are flights included?
Only AIR INCLUSIVE travel packages include flights. Flights leave Philadelphia (PHL). You must specify your preferred travel package during the booking process.
Do I need to exchange my currency?
While the Dominican Peso is the official currency, US dollars are widely accepted. So exchanging is not strictly necessary, though many will do so because they believe the Dominican Peso stretches further. If you are not going to exchange currency, we recommend that you only carry small bills. Nothing larger than a $20 bill, and always keep $1 and $5 bills on hand for tipping. For rates and comparisons, we recommend visiting XE Currency Converter.
Do you offer Roommate Placement?
We do not, unfortunately, at the moment. However, this can change at any time, especially if you find yourself in need of a roommate. If this is the case, please email us here and let us know if you would like Roommate Placement Assistance in the future!
This is the first time I’ve traveled with your Travel Agency.
Will there be any meetups before our departure date?
First and foremost, thank you for joining us! Unfortunately, we no longer host meet and greets prior to departure. However, there will be a really funDominican themed Zoom Party the week before our trip! We chose a Zoom party over a live event because we know you'll be super busy organizing the family's to-do list while you're away. So keep an eye out!
What is the age range of your company’s Travel Events?
Our itineraries attract and are carefully designed for women in their forties and fifties who want to travel, reconnect with life, spread love, and good vibes, and live on purpose. These women are professionals, entrepreneurs, business owners, mothers, wives, sisters, daughters, and friends, as well as trendsetters and innovators. Most travel events cater to women between the ages of 40 and 55, but women in their 30s and 60s have joined us!
What is the trip pace of your company’s travel events?
Our travel events are leisurely, calm with an off beaten path experiences calm. Depending on the itinerary, you'll notice that each itinerary has its own theme and pace. Our Mother's Day Weekend Getaway has been planned to include cultural experiences, entertainment, soul-care, retail therapy, and water activities. In essence, our Mother's Day Weekend Getaway is a leisurely getaway.
Is there someone from The Globe Trotting Divas, LLC who will be with the group for the entire trip?
Absolutely! At our host hotel or resort, our owner, Anitra, or one of our friendly and knowledgeable Travel Events Hosts will always greet you. We'll arrive a day or two ahead of the rest of the group to prepare for our planned events with you.
MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND 2017
PUNTA CANA, DOMICAN REPUBLIC
MEET YOUR HOST
THE GLOBE TROTTING DIVAS, LLC FOUNDER AND OWNER ANITRA
Greetings! My name is Anitra, and I founder and owner of The Globe Trotting Divas, LLC. And I love bringing women travelers together for exclusive, innovative, and exciting international and domestic travel events. I've been doing it for over a decade and absolutely love it! Why? Because nothing beats seeing how happy my clients are after being exposed to wonderful things like travel and experiencing new places, people, and cultures. Everything you need to know about The Globe Trotting Divas, LLC and how I started my Travel Agency is right here.
In Punta Cana, I'll be your host for our spectacular Mother's Day Weekend Getaway! And I'm thrilled that you'll be joining me. This will be my fourth visit, and my second for Mother's Day Weekend.
Did you notice our photo collage up there? In 2017, that was our group. There were 19 of us, and we had a great time!
I certainly hope to see YOU at the resort because, if I may say so, the itinerary planned for you on this getaway is simply AMAZING!
Let's get this party started! I'll leave you with three fun facts about myself. After you book, send me an email with one super cool fact about yourself. Please email email@example.com. Enter FUN FACTS in the subject line. I'm picking one lucky lady to receive a special Mother's Day gift at our All White Classy Mommas Dinner Affair on Mother's Day evening.
Anitra's Fun Facts
I was born in Philadelphia, but I am a DALLAS COWBOYS FAN!
My favorite animal is the lioness, and I am currently studying lions!
I enjoy preparing dishes that I've tried on my travels!
BOOK YOUR PACKAGE TODAY!
LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE.
ALL RATES LISTED ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT TIME OF BOOKING
AND/OR IF GROUP SPACE DOES NOT FILL.