Started in 2007, The Memorial Day Getaway is a 6 day 5 night annual Caribbean getaway designed to promote networking and relationship building in a fun-filled atmosphere. We do this through a combination of on and off resort events in an Oceanfront beach, pool and nightclub setting. This is the most complete event of this type in the Caribbean, the best value and also the most professionally managed. It all takes place amidst the backdrop of the “New Caribbean”, the Dominican Republic.
Founded in 1502, Puerto Plata, is one of the longest established ‘New World’ settlements in the Dominican Republic. It is the third largest city in the DR and located on the central North Coast of the island. It is referred to as the “Silver Port”. The people of Puerto Plata and the DR were voted as the most tourist’ friendly in the Caribbean.
Thursday May 24th – Monday May 29th 2018 but you can arrange to stay as long as you want to for the same discounted rate. The minimum length of stay is 3 nights.
Our objective is to make this trip very affordable with a variety of room accommodations and payment methods. All bookings require a non-refundable $100, $150 or $250 deposit by each person depending on the date of your registration. Each person MUST make the required initial deposit within two weeks of the date on the registration form for the price per person and the reservation to be submitted and confirmed. NO DEPOSIT..NO ROOM. Payment schedules are provided up to 4 months after the initial deposit is paid. Payment schedules can be increased conditionally if requested at the time of your initial deposit. MDG guests can get even more payment flexibility by using the PayPal 6 months to pay plan by choosing the “Bill Me Later” plan on the MDG website. Guests can pick their own payment schedule within the 6 months provided by PayPal. Your final balance due is required no later than April 28 without penalty to guarantee your room type and cost per person. Your flight itineraries are required no later than two weeks from your arrival date to ensure free transportation from the Puerto Plata airport compliments of NextLevel Vacations. When initiating a booking within 60 days of the check-in date, the total cost must be paid in full at the time of the registration. There are no exceptions to this deadline. Discounts and payment schedules are not available on bookings within 60 days of the MDG event.
MDG will begin a formal booking and secure a guest’s reservation only after all named registered guests have made their initial deposit, all dates of travel are clear, as well as contact numbers and e-mail addresses are available for all guests. Confirmation letters are not sent to guests until beginning April 1.
The first option is Puerto Plata (POP) and Santiago (STI) second. STI is a larger airport with more flights and you may be able to get more flight options and better rates through STI. Airport transfers are provided free from the Puerto Plata airport. If you fly into Santiago you are responsible for your own transfers but we’ll connect you with our transfer partner and other MDG guests to minimize the transfer cost.
A valid passport is required for travel to and from the Dominican Republic
Yes, We have Group discounts available. The minimum group size is 10 and the maximum for a single group is 20. You can have multiple groups but for administrative purposes we have a min and max group size. The group eligible for the discount MUST be defined by leader and individual traveler name within 30 days from the initial request. There is an Early Bird Special for guests who book before midnight October 31 and reduced for bookings made by midnight December 31. If you have the ability to pay in full at the time of your registration, you can receive an additional Pay In Full discount. Please contact a Memorial Day Getaway Representative for details.
Yes, you must book through NextLevel Vacations and the MDG to receive the best value vacation getaway. This way you get the variety of accommodations, access to VIP facilities, and the all-access Party Pass to all MDG events included in your room cost.
You can do this but you will not have access to the MDG events. You will be required to buy a Party Pass to be an MDG guest will full access and privileges. If you book at another resort, you will also be required to pay a daily resort access fee of $85 since the resort is gated.
The MDG offers guest an all-inclusive experience. Guest must book through the MDG website to get access to all MDG events without additional cost. There are Tour Operators who offer lower accommodation cost. However, these operators incur none on the cost of producing the numerous signature events that make the MDG what it is. Therefore, anyone who does not book directly through the MDG website will need to purchase an all access Party Pass to participate in any exclusive MDG event. You will be required to buy an all access Party Package to be an MDG guests with full access and privileges. You will also be required to pay a daily resort access fee of $85 just to get on the gated resort if you stay at another non-host resort. Some MDG events are conducted off the resort to create a more robust experience for guest as it relates to the Dominican culture. For all off resort events the food and beverage is not included. The event talent, performing artists and transportation, however, are funded by the MDG.
Guest cancellations are extremely costly & time consuming for NextLevel Vacations and our associate travel professionals to administer correctly. In all cases when a guest, of his or her own choice, cancels in advance of the trip or fails to show up for any reason such action will be deemed a trip cancellation. Our policy is “all payments are non-refundable”. Our policy is stated in the terms and conditions located on our registration form. This policy is also communicated twice on invoice statements to each group. If a person has to cancel for any reason, we will credit only the “initial deposit” showing their intent to attend, forward to the next year’s event. Any payments made after the initial deposit are not refundable. If a guest is able to find a new replacement who does not currently have an initial deposit in place, we will transfer all of their payments to that new person. We think this is fair and balanced. It is consistent with our policy of “all payments are non-refundable”. We could not take the risk of doing this type of international event with its scope and complexity with any confidence without a policy like this.
Yes, you can stay as long as you want to. Many MDG guests stay past 5 nights to enjoy their time in the DR. This is a Big 6 day 5 night party with a lot of fun. It can also be a time to take a very relaxing vacation for as many days as you’d like to stay. The same discounted rate applies. Just contact us for rates.