7 Spots for a Spectacular Caribbean Destination Wedding
Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
Panoramic Caribbean Sea views and lush surroundings define this off-the-grid resort, which offers a luxurious escape on serene Virgin Gorda. Accessible only by boat or helicopter, the island offers a picturesque setting while the expert team at the resort provides a custom wedding experience for everything from an intimate affair for two to a large group gathering.
Shoal Bay East, Anguilla
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For a more intimate wedding, look to Zemi Beach House, a luxury beach hotel tucked on six beautiful acres of bay-front land. Clear, gentle Shoal Bay serves as a stunning backdrop for a beach wedding; if you’re looking for something a little more distinctive, ceremonies can also take place at the hotel’s spa, an authentic 300-year-old Thai house that came to the island in the ’80s.
Vieques Island, Puerto Rico
On an island just off Puerto Rico’s eastern coast, this retreat sits in the midst of paradisiacal Caribbean wilderness, with quiet beaches, wild horses, an the brightest bioluminescent bay in the world. A palm-lined cliff known as Paradise Edge is a prime spot for the ceremony; the resort also has an adults-only beach, a spa with a wide range of offerings, and a restaurant serving local cuisine.
Kittitian Hill, St. Kitts
Sustainability is key to this charming hillside retreat, which offers an amazing culinary experience (think true farm-to-table food at the reception) using food grown on the property’s more than 400 acres of farmland. The Farm overlooks the Caribbean Sea, and wedding events can be held anywhere from the center of the farm to a pool deck overlooking the water.
Riviera Maya, Mexico
An adults-only policy means this stunning beachfront resort on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula is the perfect spot for an epically romantic, elegant wedding. The resort is all-inclusive, but the happy couple seeking the ultimate wedding (and honeymoon) experience can indulge in personal butlers and couples spa treatments. The resort’s wedding planners can handle all the planning details (and you can choose between a package or an a la carte experience), so all you have to do is relax—preferably with a margarita in hand.
Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
Bordered by a mile-long stretch of golden sand and El Yunque Rain Forest, the only rainforest in the U.S., this peaceful destination offers beautiful wedding settings in every direction. An on-staff Director of Romance can bring your wildest wedding dreams to life, and a new beachfront deck offers the perfect setting for a waterfront wedding without the nuisance of sand everywhere.
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
With this adults-only, all-inclusive resort’s personalized three-day wedding experience, you can stay in a signature two-bedroom suite on its own private island. The experience includes a cocktail party to welcome guests and an oceanfront ceremony. Wedding packages are highly customizable, and a wedding team is available to curate every detail. Before and after the wedding, the couple and guests can enjoy private retreat Cap Cana’s 30,000 acres of beaches and polished golf course.