Destination weddings are great…if you choose a location that friends and family are excited to visit.While most of your loved ones will travel far and wide to watch you get married anywhere, why not pick a destination that most people only dream about visiting? After all, a cross-country flight can cost just as much as a flight to one of these dreamy beaches. With the perfect combination of relaxation, entertainment, and luxury, these beach resorts below are a great choice for destination weddings.
With only 48 charming cottages and suites (and room for up to 100 wedding guests), the family-run Jamaica Inn is the perfect choice for an intimate and chic destination wedding. Located in Ocho Rios, your guests will have the choice of either relaxing at the hotels’ pristine private beach or seeking out an adventure such as visiting Dunn’s River Falls by boat or go river tubing at White River Valley. When it comes time for the wedding, you’ll be saying your “I Do’s” at a sunset ceremony followed by dinner on the sand under the romantic glow of paper lanterns. Need we say more?
Excellence Playa Mujeres
If you’ve been to Cancun before, it’s sure to invoke memories of lazy beach days and crazy nights out. But even though you and your guests have (maybe?) left your Spring Break tendencies behind, you can still head to Cancun and have a ton of fun now that you’re grown up. This adults-only all-inclusive resort is tucked into a previously untouched peninsula neighboring a wetland preserve. The guest rooms feature king-size beds, private Jacuzzis, and furnished balconies or patios. Or guests can upgrade and book a swim-up suite with direct access to the private pool. As for the wedding ceremony, the resort offers plenty of professional services to help with your big day. From an onsite wedding specialist to horse-drawn carriages, a complimentary suite for the groom before the wedding (optional of course), and a minister to oversee the service, no detail is too small to ensure that your special day is one that you and your guests will always remember. And with so much taken care of for you, you’ll actually have time to spend time with your guests which is what they’ll love most of all.
The Regent Grand
When your guests arrive to this hotel they’ll take one glance at its crystal clear waters, and realize why Scuba Diving magazine named Turks & Caicos one of its top two diving destinations in the world. It’s the perfect tropical hideaway for anyone who dreams of an escape from modern life. Just picture this: sandy white beaches as far as the eye can see, extending out into some of the clearest oceans in the entire world. With 40 islands to explore, there’s plenty of things to discover and experience in this last true tropical paradise. Guests can go on discovery tours, or lie in the sun and gaze out over the shimmering waters as the cool sea breezes wash over them. The resort and surrounding scenery also provides an amazing backdrop for wedding photos!
The island of St. Croix provides all its guests with a truly exceptional Caribbean experience. Not only do the lively culture and gorgeous views make this a real-life utopia, your guests can also spend their days exploring nature, visiting historic landmarks, shopping, or just relaxing on the white sand beaches. Then, if they’re not too busy enjoying a poolside drink, gather a group and head to Buck Island or Salt River Canyon for some of the best scuba diving on earth. The island also hosts a ton of festivals throughout the year including food and wine festivals, the monthly Sunset Jazz in Frederiksted, the Taste of St. Croix, and the yearly Crucian Christmas Carnival. You could plan your wedding around one of these to add to your guests’ already unique experience. No matter what you do on this beautiful island, your wedding will be one that everyone will be talking about for years to come.