Destination weddings are a popular way to tie the knot. If you are envisioning warm weather, sunny skies, beautiful backdrops and the sand beneath your toes then you absolutely can’t go wrong by choosing the Caribbean. With lots of islands to choose from, here is a list of 5 of the best locations in the Caribbean where you can say “I do” in paradise.
With a collection of 700 islands to choose from, every couple will find the destination wedding spot of their dreams. You can choose to enjoy total freedom and relaxation by renting your own private island or host a big energetic group at a mega-resort like the Atlantis. Several of the islands like Eleuthera or Grand Bahama Island have pristine protected areas for the adventurous nature lovers to explore. If you want to take it easy, there are stunning beaches, or tons of marketplaces in Nassau (the country’s capital) for the shopping enthusiasts! The Bahamas offers so many diverse options that you and all of your guests are guaranteed to have an amazing getaway. Just avoid travelling to the Bahamas between June and November as the islands fall within the hurricane belt and this is the rainy season
This collection of 40 islands surrounded by natural coral reefs has a very intimate feel. It is truly the best place for an exclusive, secluded destination wedding! The turquoise waters are clean, calm and full of beautiful sea life from the natural reefs making snorkelling and scuba diving excellent activities. For the best prices and fewer crowds, try planning your visit in April and May.
To many people, Jamaica is known as the heart of the Caribbean! It is perfect place to host your destination wedding as it boasts more than just beautiful beaches, but is also packed with culture and history. Home to many all-inclusive resorts, Jamaica can be a super affordable option in the Caribbean but also offers more upscale options with many private villas available as well. There is no doubt you will have a blast in the birthplace of reggae music surrounded by gorgeous mountains and foamy waterfalls. The best time to visit is November to mid-December when the weather is best and deals are easiest to find!
This island has gorgeous beaches, friendly locals and beautiful resorts – but an added bonus is that Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory! This means it is a convenient location, there are fewer worries about travelling abroad and most people speak English which will make your trip 10x easier. The capital city of San Juan has an exciting nightlife ranging from casual bars, to dance clubs and lounges offering live music. Aim to hit Puerto Rico from mid-April to June (right after busy winter season and just before the rainy summer!)
The island of St. Lucia has some of the most extravagant resorts in the Caribbean. It is a hot spot for destination weddings so they know what they are doing! You can rest assured that everything will go off without a hitch in the perfect place to have a storybook wedding with stunning sunsets and chalky beaches. Keep in mind that this location is less family focused than islands like the Bahamas, so if your guests have children to bring along it may not be the right choice. Visit between May and June for wonderful weather, plus the St. Lucia Jazz & Arts festival takes place in early May.
Each location will offer you something unique, so weigh the pros and cons while deciding on the perfect spot for you and your guests! The Caribbean’s tropical islands are definitely the perfect romantic spots for your destination wedding.
Not sure how to choose the location of your destination wedding? Read here on how to make the right choice for you!
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