When it comes to wow factor, nothing beats a wedding abroad. Tropical paradises all over the world are waiting for you to tie the knot, fairy-tale style. Let’s take a look at 5 wedding destinations that will wow your guests, guaranteed.
Nowadays, it’s not really necessary to go to the extra expense of visiting the location and venue before you decide to make your booking. Most venues in tropical locations will have an extensive online portfolio of what you can expect if you choose them. So make sure you spend some time going through the websites of the locations you find interesting.
Aruba has really predictable weather, which is probably the reason why it’s a favourite location for weddings. Aruba does not sit in the hurricane belt and is fairly dry all year round, making for optimal conditions for an outdoor wedding ceremony.
Aruba offers something for everyone and whether you need a more adult, intimate affair, or something that caters to both adults and children, there are loads of great venues to choose from. Tie the know in a luxurious hotel, or on a private island in front of your closest friends and family, Aruba has it all.
- The Bahamas
Nassau, Freeport, and Grand Bahama offer scenic and tropical venues for a wedding that would knock the socks off your guests but why stop there? If you are looking for paradise, you can find it on its very own island, named ‘Paradise island’. Home to the Atlantis resort, it is great for family filled fun and awesome entertainment.
For something a little more upscale, there is the one & only, this hotel offers fantastic service. For those looking to do something on a more traditional Caribbean or local scale, then taking a quick trip to the nearby islands of Abacos is a great idea for a beach wedding.
- Cancun/Riviera Maya
Cancun is a beautiful region of Mexico that is rich in both wildlife and flora. Lush rain-forests, ancient Mayan ruins and picturesque sunsets make Cancun a truly special place. The beachfront hotels offer luxury wedding venues that deliver on their promises to make your day special for both you and your guests.
Villa Rolandi on Islas de Mujeres is an amazing spot that will blow you away with its amazing views. Settling into some sundowners before dinner is a perfect way to enjoy the beauty of this tropical paradise.
- St. Maarten/St. Martin
One of the jewels of the Caribbean, this duel nationality island is half French & half Dutch. The islands theme is very different depending on what side of the island you find yourself on. The Dutch side is very cosmopolitan and upmarket, while the French side has a very laid-back theme to it, giving it that French-Creole vibe.
The diversity in the venues varies as well, with absolutely anything available to you for a huge, intricate wedding, or if you want to go with something more downscale, relaxed an intimate, then there is sure to be a venue to accommodate you as well.
- Dominican Republic
The best wedding resorts on this amazing island are found in Punta Cana. This bustling resort town has most of the major hotel chains and has a multitude of venues for you to choose from. Everything from a fun-filled dance-a-thon reception at the Hard Rock hotel, to a more relaxed vibe in the Marriot, Puta Cana has everything you and your guests could need.
Now Larimar do possibly the best beach wedding available in the world, so make sure you inquire about the service if you are planning to tie the knot with the sand between your toes.