Juliana & Thomas

Congratulations to Juliana & Thomas

on their upcoming Destination Wedding

Paradisus La Perla
Wedding Date: November 13, 2020


Dear Family and Friends,

We are so excited to spend this special week with each of you at Paradisus Playa del Carmen, a beautiful resort that we have traveled to throughout the course of our relationship. This week is not only to celebrate our marriage, but for you to relax, spend time with friends and family, and enjoy everything the resort has to offer.

We have chosen Destinations by Amy to work with all of our guests to coordinate their travel arrangements to make this process as stress-free and fun as possible for our family and friends. Working with our Group Travel Specialist, Kathy Karavitis, is complimentary to you and helps us keep things organized for our special day. It is very important that you touch base with Kathy to make your travel arrangements so that our Destination Wedding comes together with ease. You are in excellent hands!

Kathy Karavitis, Group Travel Specialist
847.485.0018 local / 888.390.3729 toll free

Please reserve your room by May 27, 2020

When you are ready to book your stay, click on the Make A Reservation button below. Remember that deposits are due at the time of booking, and Kathy Karavitis is the Group Travel Specialist for all of the travel planning for the Destination Wedding. She looks forward to hearing from you very soon.

Once your submit your form, our Group Travel Specialist will contact you within 2 business days via email with your personalized reservation. Sometimes our emails can end up in spam! Please check your junk or spam folder over the next 48 hours and add kathy@destinationsbyamy.com to your “Safe Sender” list in your email client.

At that time you will have 24 hours to review your reservation and respond indicating any changes before your credit card is charged for the deposit amount indicated on the wedding web page (land deposit + Travel Protection).

If you indicate on the form that you also wish to purchase air, you will have a chance to review flights and your entire package before your card is charged. Please check your email.

Thank you for your business! 
Click on the Make a Reservation Button Below.

Riviera Maya

Stretching down the Yucatán Peninsula's Caribbean coast lies the Riviera Maya, also known as the Mayan Riviera. The Riviera Maya coastline stretches from the southern end of bustling Cancun to the north, down south to the Mayan Ruins in Tulum, and in the center of the coastline, the once sleepy fishing village turned popular city of Playa del Carmen.

The coastline today is dotted with an abundance of all-inclusive resorts as well as smaller boutique hotels perched on the idyllic sandy beaches, this coastline is most historically notable for its Mayan past. The pre-Hispanic civilization lived throughout this region and the impressive archeological ruins remain a popular tourist attraction today including Tulum and Chichen Itza

The northern stretch of the coastline extending from Playa del Carmen up to the southern end of Cancun is most heavily occupied with resorts, but the southern end of the coast stretching toward Tulum is home to smaller villages and resorts that are bit more spread out along the less crowded beaches. The most popular activities for visitors to this region include visiting the Mayan ruins, eco-tourism parks including Xcaret and Xel-Ha, snorkeling along the expansive barrier coral reef, golfing and of course soaking up the sun on the relaxing beaches.

Quick Facts

  • U.S. travelers: 

    Valid passport needed for entry

  • Official language:

    Spanish (English is widely spoken)

  • Official currency:

    Mexican peso (American dollars are widely accepted)

Located in a stunning little bay, Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Perla is the superior luxury resort in the Riviera Maya, combining a prestigious Caribbean setting with world-class facilities, including Royal Service, the ultimate in spa treatments, a relaxed ambience, and flexible meeting spaces with state-of-the-art equipment. This elegant resort has a Mayan ecological feeling, and an oceanfront location surrounded by a lush tropical mangrove preserve and with views of Cozumel Island. Take your senses on a culinary tour through eleven remarkable restaurants serving delicious cuisine from all around the world and ten bars serving unlimited international Premium brand drinks. Enjoy life-enriching experiences such as tango dance classes, sushi-making, and sensorial experiences.

Deposit Due: $50 plus the cost of travel insurance.

Final Payment Date: August 5, 2020

Accommodations: A group of rooms has been reserved through Funjet Vacations for the guests of Juliana and Thomas at Paradisus La Perla & La Esmeralda. The pricing includes round-trip airport transfers to and from Cancun International Airport, all-inclusive accommodations, all meals, snacks, alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages, entertainment, and much more on resort as well as all taxes. This is a land only package and does not include the cost of round-trip airfare.

Transfers:  Roundtrip airport transfers are included in your package.  They are shared transfers that may make other stops along the way.  Please note the transfer time is up to one hour from Cancun Airport and could take longer if you make additional stop.  We highly recommend upgrading your transfers to Nonstop or Private.  

Upgrade to Nonstop Shared Transfers: $28 pp additional
Upgrade to Private Transfers: $36 pp additional

Booking together as a group is the most cost effective for all traveling and is the most organized way to travel. The team at Destinations by Amy looks forward to making sure the entire group is carefree and enjoys an effortless and memorable time while traveling.

Cancun International Airport (CUN) is the closest and only airport in the area. The resort is located 40 minutes south of the airport by car. Transportation will be arranged by Destinations by Amy.

Air Reservations: Air Reservations may be purchased through Destinations by Amy with your Funjet Vacations booking OR you may book air on your own.  Please note that air bookings will require a higher deposit based on the type of air you request.  

Option #1: If you would like Destinations by Amy to research and book the best-valued airfare for you, we are happy to do so. An international airfare booking fee of $50 per person will be added to your deposit.  Please note that you would like us to research air options for you in the comment section of the booking form.

Option #2: If you book your airfare on your own, proper flight information must be provided to Destinations by Amy and must include the following: names of each passenger as shown on their passport, airline, dates of travel, flight numbers, departure & layover airports, departure and arrival times, and record locator.  Forwarding your confirmation directly from the airline to Destinations by Amy will allow for all of this information to be provided correctly to our travel providers.  Current air information is crucial for the on time arrangement of your round-trip airport transfers.

Passports are required for this trip.

***Please note that your passport should not be expiring within six months of the date of the last day of your trip in order to be considered valid. Please check your passport and if your find that yours will be expiring within that six month time frame, please renew your passport as soon as possible. The US Department of State is expecting an extremely large number of passports needing to be processed soon and has stated that it may take up to 16 weeks to receive your passport once renewed. Please do not delay!***

Juliana and Thomas have reserved 38 rooms in Royal Service at Paradisus La Perla & 2 rooms in Family Service in Family Service at Paradisus La Esmeralda between November 10 – 17, 2020.  If you need to extend your booking outside of these dates, please just let Kathy know and she will request it from the hotel.

Royal Service Paradisus Junior Suite- King Bed (34 Reserved)

Adults only – Refer to Royal Service Tab for more information on inclusions.
This magnificent air-conditioned Suite measures 64 m2 (680 sq. ft.) and is the perfect base for couples on a romantic getaway break to discover beautiful Playa del Carmen. Or if you prefer, just rest and relax in your comfortable king-size bed or in the luxurious bathroom with hydromassage tub, comfortable lounge area with sofa and private terrace.
Bedding - 1 King  Occupancy limits -3 adults, 0 children, 3 total


3 Nights
Single Occupancy $1006.35
Double Occupancy $642.36 per person
Triple Occupancy $604.05 per person

4 Nights
Single Occupancy $1329.46
Double Occupancy $844.15 per person
Triple Occupancy $793.07 per person

5 Nights
Single Occupancy $1652.58
Double Occupancy $1045.94 per person
Triple Occupancy $982.08 per person

6 Nights
Single Occupancy $1975.70
Double Occupancy $1247.73 per person
Triple Occupancy $1171.10 per person

7 Nights
Single Occupancy $2298.81
Double Occupancy $1449.52 per person
Triple Occupancy $1360.12 per person

Lower room categories are available which have limited resort access and services.
Please contact Kathy for additional room categories.


Royal Service at Paradisus La Perla offers an incomparable adults-only resort experience for the most discerning travellers, providing all-inclusive luxury in a private and exclusive environment. Enjoy the most discreet, efficient and personalized attention throughout your stay from an expert personal butler, and rest and relax in a range of distinctive Royal Service VIP suites equipped with superior facilities. Luxurious suites in the resort's most exclusive area, with a private whirlpool on the terrace. Guests also enjoy an elegant Lounge for private check-in and check-out, private swimming pool with a bar, private beach in the exclusive Royal Service area with a concierge service.


Royal Service for adults only at Paradisus La Perla in Playa del Carmen offers guests an exclusive and sublime experience that guarantees the “Wow” factor that discerning travellers expect from their vacations. Royal Service guests can enjoy the greatest privacy and intimacy thanks to a choice of select areas which are off limits to other guests.

  • Distinctive and luxurious Royal Service VIP suites in an exclusive, private hotel area with a whirlpool on the private terrace
  • Private Royal Service swimming pool with a bar and swimming pool concierge
  • Private beach in the exclusive Royal Service area with sun loungers and a concierge service
  • Á la carte breakfast and lunch in the private dining facilities at the La Palapa Restaurant, only for Royal Service guests
  • Our exclusive VIP Royal Service Lounge with private check-in and check-out, daily continental breakfast, coffee and drinks throughout the day, international press, Wi-Fi and cocktails and snacks in the evening
  • Private Royal Service massage cabin in the lounge
  • Access to YHI MOVES, the exclusive fitness centre facilities only for Royal Service guests


At Royal Service at Paradisus La Perla, we only consider your stay with us to have been a success if we exceed your expectations. We aim to ensure you enjoy an adults-only stress-free vacation and an experience of absolute luxury, from the extraordinary services to the avant-garde facilities in both the resort and your room.

  • Discreet and efficient personal assistance from a professional butler to attend to all your needs
  • Free mobile telephone for calling your butler whenever you need help or assistance (from 7am to 23pm)
  • Preferential reservations at all the ten restaurants located throughout Paradisus Playa del Carmen
  • Water ritual at the YHI Spa included in your stay only for Royal Service guests


  • Personal tour of the resort to make you feel at home
  • Preparation of whirlpool bath in your room if you wish
  • In-room spa and preparation of whirlpool with aromatherapy (*)
  • Personalized coffee service in the room
  • Free ironing service for up to two garments per day (not including delicate items)
  • Shoe-shining services on request
  • Personalised laundry pick-up and delivery
  • Preferential bookings at all the á la carte restaurants
  • Preferential booking at YHI Spa
  • Preferential booking for tennis courts and other activities
  • Preferential booking for one-day excursions and transport
  • Personalized mini-bar in the room adapted to your taste
  • Ice refills for your in-room mini-fridge
  • Postal service
  • Personalized wake-up calls
  • Pre-arrival arrangements to ensure that butlers can personalize each guest's individual experience
  • Preferential booking in á la carte restaurants, YHI Spa and sports, leisure and entertainment activities



  • Private adults-only swimming pool for greater intimacy and privacy
  • Swimming pool concierge to attend to all your needs as you soak up the sun
  • Fresh fruit and juice service to refresh you all day long
  • Refreshing water spray bottle
  • Aromatic cold towels to help cool you down
  • Sunglasses cleaning service
  • Press, magazines, books, board games and card games all available to help you relax by the pool



Family Concierge provides luxury amenities and superior personalized service, many of them especially designed to thrill the kids and ensure family memories that will last for the rest of your lives. From a personal Family Concierge butler to take care of you at all times to a wide variety of services designed to ensure comfort and make you feel at home. Comfort and luxury at the Paradisus La Esmeralda.


  • Assignment of your own personal Family Concierge butler on arrival to attend to all your needs during your stay
  • Complimentary cell phone during the stay so you can stay in touch with your Family Concierge
  • Majestic check-in and check-out coordinated by your butler
  • Packing and unpacking by your butler if desired
  • Preferential bookings for the themed restaurants, YHI spa and activities
  • Life-enriching activities organized for all the family to enjoy together
  •  “Bathtime Fun” whirlpool set-up.
  • Special turndown service for the kids with milk and cookies.
  • Personalized mini-bar stocked with drinks and snacks for children
  • Paradisus welcome beach kit for children
  • PS2™, XBox 360™ or Wii™ available in the Suite on request
  • Aromatherapy menu for children
  • Kids and Teens activity menu
  • Special amenities for children in the Suites including kid-sized bathrobe and mini-slippers in the closet
  • Kid’s bathroom amenities such as mini kit with soaps, toothbrush, shower gel, mosquito repellent and towel

Cancellation Penalties:
Deposit is nonrefundable unless you purchase the travel insurance.

Once Final Payment is applied, your deposit is nonrefundable.

Travel Insurance: Destinations by Amy strongly suggests the purchase of travel insurance. Travel insurance must be purchased at the time of deposit to reap all of its benefits.  It is Cancel For Any Reason insurance and helps with baggage and weather protection.  This travel protection also assists with changes and fees from booking through travel.  Please CLICK HERE for more information.

Room Cancellation Policy: When you purchase the Funjet Vacations Travel Insurance as listed above, you may cancel right up until your departure for a full refund.  If you choose not to purchase the travel insurance, the cancellation policy is as follows:

All deposits are non-refundable.
Once final payment has been made, all payments are non-refundable.

  • The wedding ceremony and reception will take place on-site at Paradisus Playa del Carmen within a short 1-2 min walk of the guest rooms.
  • Wedding Attire: Resort Casual
    • Men: Clean and pressed button-down shirt or a nice polo shirt paired with khakis or other quality pants (no shorts or jeans). Light- and bold-colored shirts are acceptable as are subtle patterns. Jackets and sport coats are optional. Boat shoes or other close toe shoes, no flip flops.
    • Women: Summer dresses or skirts, jumpsuits, pants. Open toe shoes are acceptable, no beach-style flips flops.

All guests are invited to attend optional pre-wedding activities, beginning on Wednesday evening, November 11th.
Juliana and Thomas will update this page with additional details as the wedding approaches.

Please submit RSVP through Juliana and Thomas' Evite by clicking this link or clicking on the photo below:



Why book your travel with Destinations by Amy?

1. The bride and groom have put their trust in us to plan a successful destination wedding for them. The best way for us to manage their wedding plans is to book and manage every reservation so we can coordinate each detail of the wedding event. This relieves stress for the bride and groom and all of their guests.

2. The bride and groom have already set aside a room block and signed a contract for those rooms. Rooms booked outside of their block do not count towards fulfilling their contract.

3. The team at Destinations by Amy is committed to giving you personal and individual attention. You will be treated like the valued client that you are and not merely a confirmation number! We are able to customize your trip any way you like, and can even help if you’d like to extend your stay, change resorts, or bring your family. Please allow us to make sure your travels are handled with our service and expertise.

4. We monitor your reservation and keep you informed of any changes that could occur. Even after you finalize your booking, we will be with you to make certain everything goes smoothly.

5. You will be part of the wedding group and the resort will treat you as a destination wedding VIP guest. You will appear on our final guest list that gets sent to the resort prior to arrival.

6. We work hard on getting you the best price. If you see a less expensive price for the exact package – dates, airline, airline times, taxes, insurance, transfers, etc. – give us the opportunity to work with you to see if we can get the same price. This way we can book your reservation and you can become part of the wedding party. Online prices usually do not include all that we have negotiated for the group. Please give us the opportunity to help you with this.

Kathy Karavitis, Group Travel Specialist

847.485.0018 x 5 local or 888.390.3729 x 5 toll-free


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