Are you the type of person that has always dreamed of getting hitched on an exotic beach? White sand between your toes, ocean breeze in your hair, and the sun setting over the sea. How much more desirable and relaxing a wedding could there be? If this sounds like you, then dive into this blog as we will talk about a few of the most fabulous resorts and their amazing beaches. Bon Voyage!
Our first stop is the vibrant country of Mexico! Along the Caribbean coastline of the state of Quintana Roo, located on the east side of the Yucatán Peninsula lies the resort district of Riviera Maya. There are a plethora of hotels located on the coast, however we are going to focus on the Valentin Imperial Maya Hotel & Spa. With their moto “A new definition of Paradise”, the adults only all-inclusive resort offers 8 restaurants, 11 bars, and 2 giant breathtaking pools. The resort is only 25 minutes from the Cancun International Airport. Gardens lavishing a half-mile-long stretch called the Playa Del Secreto act as the premier location for seclusion and romance. They have 6 different wedding packages available at the hotel including choices of being married at the romantic Gazebo, a bridge by mirror-like water, an area in the sand, or a chapel. To add some local flare you could do a Mayan traditional wedding ceremony! Each package has their own characteristics but each package will guarantee the wedding will capture the beauty of the area.http://valentinmaya.com/nueva_web/en
With every outdoor wedding there is always a worry about weather. If you are worried about the weather, head over to Curacao in the Dutch islands which are located below the Caribbean’s “hurricane belt.” The 5 star Baoase Luxury Resort is the essence of pure bliss. The resort offers ocean front villas, private pool villas, and the ruby of the resort, the master villa. The resort also offers you and 8 guests a chance to stay on your very own private island! Now to tie the knot you can choose from one of their unique locations, the private island, private beach, pool terrace, or even their Master Villa. Since the resort is exclusive, they are limited to a certain number of weddings and events they can accept. If your wedding is going to be bigger than 80 guests there is an option to buy out the whole resort. Talk about top notch! http://baoase.com
One of my favorite movies is “Couples Retreat”. I grab a glass of wine, sit down with my girlfriends, and watch Vince Vaughn and his motley crew tackle their “couple” problems at Eden West. The first time I watched this movie, as probably every other viewer did, I had to look up the resort’s actual name. Eden West’s real name is the St. Regis Resort. Traveling to the French Polynesian we stop at a small island called Bora Bora. Bora Bora is known for its luxury resorts with villas overtop the water. The Polynesian paradise is 13,000 square feet and is nestled on its very own private island. The hotel offers 3 world class restaurants and two amazing bars. Often referred to the “Island of Love” why not say “I DO” with this beautiful natural backdrop. http://www.stregisborabora.com
If you are more a person who wants the beach wedding and doesn’t want to travel out of the United States, look no further than Florida. Midway down the Florida Keys on a resort island of Duck Key lies Hawks Cay Resort. It’s small but secluded and can be reached by car, boat or plane. You will enter a total state of relaxation. They have a collection of villa types available that all have special features. There are 6 dining experiences, 5 pools, and a lagoon on premises. As far as weddings go, the resort offers 3 different wedding packages: Island wedding, intimate wedding, and the Hawks Cay Wedding Experience. Each package differs by how much the hotel will assist you in planning your big day. With the Hawk Cay Resort, you can have your cake and eat it too. Have your beach wedding without even leaving the country! https://www.hawkscay.com
There are so many islands and destinations where you can get married. Have a location in mind that you would love to get married at? Did you already tie the knot and want to share your destination story? Share your experiences and questions with us below!