We had our dream wedding at Kukua on December 13, 2014. Bego (the wedding coordinator) is FABULOUS!! She is such a sweet, beautiful soul who goes above and beyond to make every bride’s dream wedding a reality. She and her staff provided impeccable service to our guests all night long. The food was delicious! We especially love the ceviche and even went back for lunch during our honeymoon to try the paella which was out of this world. If anyone is considering having their wedding at Kukua, then stop thinking about it and start planning it with Bego!!
We visited Kukua on Dec. 22nd for my daughter’s wedding. What an amazing experience! Beautiful venue, excellent service all the way around. The staff was friendly and the food was fantastic! Our wedding coordinator was extremely professional, thoughtful and genuine.They went above and beyond our wildest dreams and expectations! We recommend it and would do it again, hands down. If you’re thinking about a great place to dine or celebrate a special occasion, do consider Kukua. You won’t be disappointed!
We got married here and it was beyond perfect!!!!!! The people were amazing and helpful… the food was incredible and most of all it was just beyond all expectations especially since we planned it all from afar!! Bego is the contact person and she is truly a great person!!!! You can’t go wrong with this place!!!!
Quiet, upscale restaurant. Very accommodating, owner even asked if we wanted the music changed. Food prepared to customers requests. Open air with roof, on the beach.
And I have had a lot of fish. My family dined there three times in two days to give you an idea of how much we liked it (and hated our all-inclusive). Friendly staff, remarkable pasta and lobster on top of the incredible fish, which was the catch of the day. It has a well designed dining patio, a pool, and a beach. Day 2, we just hung there all day and had lunch and dinner.
We visited this excellent restaurant last week to celebrate our wedding anniversary and to have a break from the all inclusive resort where we were staying.
The service was second to none and we learned more about the Dominican way of real life from our excellent waiter during that meal than from anyone else during our 2 week stay.
We opted for the specialty of the house which was their seafood platter which cost $66 USD between 2 people. It was fantastic and I would recommend anyone feeling that they need a break from their AI resort to give this place a try…you won’t be disappointed
“Best day EVER!”
I was recently married at Kukua (November 10th) and I cannot say enough good things about Bego, her staff and the location. From day one planning was super easy and stress free. I am usually a bit of a control freak, but found myself relaxing in my planning because I had total confidence in Bego, especially after seeing pictures of how she had decorated other weddings. She was extremely responsive with every email I sent her, and I usually didn’t go more than 24 hours without a response… (snip from long review)
“Kukua Dream Wedding”
A week ago my now husband and I got married in Kukua Beach Club and Restaurant. Our 50 guests and us are completely IN LOVE with Bego and all the Kukua stuff! From our first email with Bego to the last day in Punta Cana – we received nothing but love, support, lots of kisses and hugs! Bego answered all my questions though emails within hours (sometimes even minutes). We chose Coral & Turquoise colors for our wedding and Bego did an AMAZING job and was always there to offer suggestions and incorporate every single detail we ask her. The center pieces – WOW! All the credit goes to her! Food – YUM! All the dishes were fresh and delicious… (snip from long review)
I found this restaurant on a destination bride website. I sent an email through the site and had a response less than 24hrs. Her name is Bego and she is a wonderful, kind, and truly talented woman, you can tell she absolutely loves this venue and her job. She created the most beautiful atmosphere for our wedding. We had exclusivity of the whole venue. Her staff are wonderful and attentive and THE FOOD! It was delicious, mouth watering, yum yum yum. The venue was clean, tables and chairs good quality and you get to enjoy the beautiful blue water of the dominican while you dine. If you visit Bavaro you must visit this restaurant and meet the wonderful Bego and her husband. More than worth every penny. We had a wedding you dream of.
“Kukua – Be sure to plan for it one day on Punta Cana Beach”
Kukua is this quiet little diamond edged between the Bahi Principe complex and the RIU complex. It is a very unassuming little restaurant, apparently associated with the golf course but overlooking the beach with a very romantic setting. It opens at 11am and offers a wonderful selection of Paella, Seafood and other choices to delight your pallet. We were staying at an all inclusive but ventured out for something a little different. The Paella was just simply outstanding. They poured a wonderful sangria as well as imported beer, wine and spirit choices. To get away from the hustle and bustle of your all inclusive resort…the Kukua is just a wonderful delight. Enjoy ! Rolando is sure to meet your every need and delight. Wonderful service with terrific food. Note. They have quite a great reputation for private wedding receptions as well.
“Amazing Staff! Awesome Food! Very Highly Recommend!”
My wife Rupal and I had our very private and intimate wedding ceremony here just over a week ago and it was amazing! If you are looking for an amazing setting for a destination wedding you will want to DEFINITELY check out Kukua Beach Club. Bego (our Angel) and her staff did an AMAZING job of coordinating the whole night for us and the décor and the food and EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE was just awesome! I have to thank her again for everything. I just wish we had time to go back there for dinner before we had left but we will definitely be back again. btw if you like a bit of spice in your life…ask for their curry sauce with one of their dishes….I had it with the Red Snapper (Catch of the day) and it was amazing.
“Best restaurant/venue! Highly recomend!”
For anyone thinking of having a destination wedding in Punta Cana, Kukua Beach Club is the place to go. The place is gorgeous! The website is nice but in person it’s unbelievable. We had a taste test a few days before our big day and the food was to die for. I am not exaggerating one bit. It was some of the best food I’d ever had 🙂
Bego, her husband and wonderful staff are all super accommodating and easy to work with. They will ensure your vision is completed… (snip from long review)
“Dream come true!”
My husband and I got married November 2013, and although this is a delayed review of Kukua, Punta Cana, I urge you to take it into consideration when planning your destination wedding! First, Bego, your wedding planning extraordinaire, is more than money can pay for. From the minute I emailed this venue , Bego jumped right in , with a response within a few hours! All I did from day one was provide photos and details of what I envisioned my “dream wedding”. I admit, a lot of what I sent was very, what I believed, unrealistic , but Bego made it happen!… (snip from long review)
“Best Wedding/Reception Venue!”
I recently had my wedding/reception at Kukua on May 24, 2014 and I can only describe it as one word AMAZING! The service I received from start to finish was first class service, including the initial planning via email, the tasting and the actual day of the event. I am a very very detailed person and I want things done exactly how I want them and that usually never happens when I put things into other people’s hands. LOL However, Bego exceeded my expectations! She didn’t miss a single detail and made everything even more beautiful than I envisioned. She is so sweet and her team is so pleasant. I was nervous about the whole planning via email and never even visiting the place prior to my wedding, but this was the best decision ever… (snip from long review)
“Beautiful wedding, amazing food!”
Wow! It’s all I can say. Bego is stupendous! I researched many of the other venues available and although they are nice as well, I believe they too are becoming too “cookie cutter”. All the weddings are starting to look the same. At Kukua, your vision will be brought to life! Bego will work with you and will do everything in her power to make sure your day is beautiful and special. You will be treated like a queen!
Kukua Beach Club is an excellent place for your wedding ladies! The grounds are beautiful and the food is amazing! You, your fiancé, and everyone in your party will be impressed; guaranteed!
I truly love this place and Bego! You will not regret it!
“Highlight of our trip”
I found this restaurant on behalf on Trip Advisor, and I couldn’t have been more pleased. This was such a nice time and a wonderful meal. We decided beforehand to get away from the resort for one night to have some seafood. I made reservation via the internet about a week prior. Upon arrival, we had two table reserved for us, we got to choose which one we preferred. The service was top notch: very informative, non-obtrusive; just perfect. My spouse and I split the seafood platter… (snip from long review)
Dear future brides and grooms,
For all those of you, who do not want to read our whole story, here the short version:
If you want to have a real caribbean dream wedding, do NOT do it in a hotel. They are inflexible and just wedding production machines. Bego and her team do not only take care of everything you have in mind. They add a secret ingredient, which makes your wedding a fairy-tale wedding ♥ ♥ ♥
Dominika and Simon
Dear Future Brides
Choosing this venue was the best decision we ever made! Bego is a miracle worker and has the most beautiful eye for decor. I am from New Hampshire and found her on a website, I contacted her by email which she responded to in less than 24hrs. She was so reassuring during our correspondence offering suggestions and kind words, always so polite and pleasant especially to a nervous bride so many miles away. When we first walked on the grounds of the venue we were blown away with the privacy and beauty! One word- Magical… (snip from long review)
The food, service, and atmosphere was absolutely amazing!!!
The servers and manager were so friendly, spoke wonderful English ( which is my first language) and were very helpful and knowledgeable when ordering their freshest fish!! The prices were extremely reasonable for what we ordered we were so happy!! I know this was an exception but we were there when the owner was trying new food to add to a menu and when we told them it was my favourite they brought it over to our table for us to try and to get our opinion. They were so wonderful and so thoughtful I would bring them my business every time I come back to Dominican !!! … (snip from long review)
We would like to say that this is an amazing place with great atmosphere for this kind of events like weddings. Bego exceed our expectations. We still think about this moment like the best thing in our life. Thanks a lot to Kukua team.
Milena & Adam
First off I would like to say that Bego is such an amazing and talented person. It’s tough for any bride to plan a wedding long distance but with the way everything came together on my wedding day, I couldn’t have asked for a better venue with better people.
When I told Bego what my vision was for my wedding, she worked us to give us our perfect day. She is full of great ideas and when you guests tell you that your wedding is the best they’ve ever attended, well, that makes it all worth it. … (snip from long review)
In a day and a half Bego, the wedding fairy Godmother, has made two months of uncertainty and confusion fade away. She’s beyond amazing!!!!! I’m so happy she and Kukua exist!!!!! I hear wedding bells!!!!
Grasias por sus atenciones y buen servicio.
Excelente cocina, un trato delicioso y la calidez de un restaurante atendido por sus dueños: todo en un lugar de ensueño.
Qué más se puede pedir?
Buena comida, buen servicio y buena compañia.
No se puede pedir mas. Enhorabuena desde la Costa Brava ¡¡¡¡¡
I wish there were more stars to give! Bego, you’re the best!