You’ve dreamed of saying “I do” surrounded by sparkling blue water and white sand. You know your perfect beach dress, how your hair works best in the tropics and have a pretty good idea of who’s going to travel with you. Now, you just need to figure out where! We’ve found 6 insta-worthy Caribbean wedding destinations with picture-perfect backdrops for you in the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Anguilla, St. Kitts, British Virgin Islands, Vieques Island and Puerto Rico.
And trust us, you don’t want to go this alone. Enlist the help of an established travel agent. They know the best package deals, travel/custom information and are there to help with any last minute adjustments, time changes, flight cancellations and more. Better yet, there is no fee for their services!
Event insurance is also a VERY. GOOD. IDEA. Mother Nature can be unpredictable at best. Premiums start at $175 and vary based on event type and size.
Travel Agent – check. Insurance – check. Location…let’s get started.
Iberostar’s Grand Hotel Paraiso – Mexico
Located on the combed shores of the Riviera Maya, adult-only all-inclusive Grand Hotel Paraiso by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts provides the perfect Caribbean destination for couples looking to tie the knot. Couples can experience elite luxury and tranquility with the opportunity to indulge with personal butlers, couple-oriented spa treatments (try the Mayan Temazcal) and world-class dining, while preparing for the big day. Iberostar’s wedding coordinators will take care of all details to ensure stress-free planning. All weddings can be customized with packages or a-la-carte. Iberostar also offers similar wedding offerings for couples looking to exchange their nuptials in Punta Cana and the Grand Hotel Bavaro or in Montego Bay at the Grand Rose Hall.
Sanctuary Cap Cana – Dominican Republic
Guests of Sanctuary Cap Cana by AlSol in the Dominican Republic can have the tropical wedding of their dreams at the resorts’ breathtaking castle island suites. The resort offers couples a signature two-bedroom suite set on its own private island paired with a personalized three-day wedding experience, including a welcome cocktail party for guests and an ocean side ceremony. AlSol’s wedding program allows for highly customizable packages and the resorts’ wedding team will curate each and every detail.
Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa – Puerto Rico
Equal parts romantic getaway and adventure locale, the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar is a top Caribbean wedding destination for warm weather nuptials. Nestled between the only U.S. national rainforest and a mile-long stretch of secluded golden sand, couples will find the perfect backdrop for a variety of ceremonies. Topping destination wedding wish lists, the property boasts its own Director of Romance that aims to side step the cookie cutter weddings while bringing over-the-top romances to life. The newly built beachfront deck provides the perfect ocean backdrop without having to worry about sand in your shoes!
Zemi Beach House – Shoal Bay East, Anguilla
Nestled on six pristine acres on the east end of Anguilla’s word-famous Shoal Bay, Zemi Beach House is a luxury boutique hotel with an intimate beachfront ideal for wedding celebrations. An exquisite backdrop of Shoal Bay and the Caribbean Sea are perfect for a barefoot ceremony in the sand, or for the untraditional, nuptials can be arranged at the Zemi Thai House Spa — an authentic 300-year-old Thai house, transported from Thailand to Anguilla in the 1980s. Each ceremony option is followed by an elegant poolside reception or formal seated dinner overlooking the ocean.
Belle Mont Farm – Kittitian Hill, St. Kitts
Set on the foothills of Mount Liamuiga, Belle Mont Farm at Kittitian Hill is a luxury hillside culinary retreat on the island of St. Kitts that offers an alternative to the traditional Caribbean beachfront wedding. With 400-acres of farmland providing 90% of the food at the hotel, this sustainable property offers wedding receptions at locations that range from the center of the farm to the deck of the Farmhouse’s 100 foot pool, with views of the Caribbean Sea and surrounding islands as a backdrop. Guests can enjoy a true farm-to-table reception featuring the many varieties of fruits and vegetables that grow right on Kittitian Hill.
W Retreat & Spa – Vieques Island
Off the coast of Puerto Rico, W Retreat & Spa – Vieques Island boasts an intimate wedding experience with a ceremony at the palm-lined cliff, Paradise Edge. For LGBT couples, the retreat launched the nation’s first exclusive hotel partnership with 14 Stories where Bernadette Smith leads the charge for same-sex ceremonies. Couples enjoy an adults-only private beach, indigenous treatments at AWAY Spa, local cuisine at Sorcé restaurant, and a glow-in-the-dark engagement at the Bioluminescent Bay where microorganisms light up underwater at nighttime (real life magic).
Oil Nut Bay – British Virgin Islands
Tucked away on the east end of Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands sits the exclusive island resort of Oil Nut Bay; the ideal destination for couples seeking an off-the-grid luxury beach wedding and/or honeymoon. Accessible only by boat or helicopter, couples can say ‘I do’ while surrounded by the island’s secluded beauty, white sand beaches and spectacular views across the Caribbean Sea. From an intimate affair for two or wedding extravaganza, the dedicated team at Oil Nut Bay is on hand to provide a custom experience with world-class gourmet dishes and impeccable service.
There’s nothing quite as romantic as a beach wedding. Cheers to your happy ever after!