The Caribbean has the reputation of being the epitome of a romantic, tropical paradise and, deservedly so, with islands surrounded by clear, warm turquoise water, beautiful white sandy beaches, stunning scenery, lush tropical vegetation and each with their own unique and relaxed, friendly vibe. There is a huge choice of places to stay with something for everyone from super luxurious to eco-friendly, colonial to contemporary, well known large resorts to small boutique hotels. With it’s all year round appeal, the Caribbean has become a very popular destination for couples looking for that extra special place to get married. There is so much choice – here are three of our favourite Caribbean Islands perfect for a dream destination wedding
A year round destination and located outside the hurricane belt makes Barbados a great choice for a wedding. Not only does it offer beautiful sandy white beaches and stunning scenery, it also is renowned for it’s delicious cuisine (and rum!) as well as having a really good selection of places to stay from boutique hotels like the popular Cobblers Cove Hotel to well-known all inclusive resorts such as The House by Elegant Hotels. When it comes to picking a wedding venue Barbados has many beautiful locations from beaches to boats, impressive colonial piles to rooftops with amazing ocean views. Also, another very good reason to choose Barbados is that there is no waiting period or minimum stay needed to get married.
Here are some unique wedding ideas for your Barbadian destination wedding
Beachfront Cave Wedding: Barbados is home to several stunning sea caves, many of which can be used as unique and intimate wedding venues. Imagine exchanging vows surrounded by crystal-clear waters and stunning rock formations.
Rum Distillery Wedding: Barbados is famous for its rum, and what better way to celebrate than with a rum distillery wedding? With historic buildings and stunning grounds, a rum distillery wedding is a truly unique and memorable experience.
Flower Forest Wedding: For a stunning botanical backdrop, consider getting married at the Flower Forest Botanical Gardens. With lush greenery and vibrant blooms, it’s a romantic and unforgettable location for a wedding.
Sunbury Plantation House Wedding: Barbados’ historic plantation houses offer a unique and elegant setting for your special day. With stunning architecture and lush gardens, it’s a romantic and unforgettable location for a traditional wedding.
Animal Flower Cave Wedding: Barbados’ Animal Flower Cave is a unique and stunning location for a wedding. With dramatic sea views and rock formations, it’s a truly unforgettable backdrop for your special day.
Crane Beach Wedding: For a classic Barbadian beach wedding with a twist, consider getting married at the stunning Crane Beach. With pink sand, turquoise waters, and towering cliffs, it’s a truly breathtaking location for your special day.
Antigua has to be included in my top three after being voted the Caribbean’s Most Romantic Destination four times in a row by The World Travel Awards with Sandals Grande Antigua being awarded the Most Romantic Resort in 2021! Incredibly, Antigua has 365 beaches all lined with beautiful tall palm trees and pristine white sand. It is volcanic and surrounded by coral reefs offering great snorkelling and diving opportunities. However, Antigua is not all about sand-and-sea – it has a fascinating history, a busy marina that was established in the 17th century, sugar mills and plantations. The jungle covered interior is a great place to explore with lots of hiking trails and zip wires over the canopy for those are looking for a bit of adventure. Wherever you are on this island you are guaranteed incredible sunsets, and what could be more romantic than sipping sundowners in a beautiful tropical location with the one you love?
Here are just a few unique wedding ideas for your Antigua destination wedding
Sunset Catamaran Wedding: Imagine saying “I do” on a luxurious catamaran as the sun sets over the horizon. It’s a truly unique and romantic experience that you and your guests will never forget.
Island Garden Wedding: Antigua’s lush gardens offer a serene and romantic setting for your special day. With tropical flowers, stunning scenery, and an intimate atmosphere, an island garden wedding is the perfect choice for a romantic and intimate wedding.
Underwater Wedding: For the adventurous and unique couple, Antigua offers the opportunity to tie the knot underwater. With crystal-clear waters and colorful marine life as your backdrop, it’s a truly unforgettable experience.
Beach Bonfire Wedding: Antigua’s stunning beaches offer the perfect setting for a romantic and intimate beach bonfire wedding. With the sound of the waves and the glow of the fire, it’s a truly unique and romantic experience.
Historic Fort Wedding: Antigua is home to many historic forts, offering a unique and dramatic backdrop for your wedding. With stunning architecture, panoramic views, and a rich history, a fort wedding is a truly unforgettable experience.
Rainforest Wedding: Antigua’s lush rainforests offer a unique and intimate setting for your wedding. With a stunning natural backdrop, abundant wildlife, and a serene atmosphere, it’s the perfect choice for a couple looking for a unique and intimate wedding experience.
A truly stunning island with rolling mountains covered in tropical vegetation, waterfalls, dramatic landscape criss-crossed by rivers and fabulous white sandy beaches. Over the years it has attracted stars, royalty and dignitaries including Elizabeth Taylor, the Queen Mother, Ian Fleming and more recently Justin Bieber, Sofia Ritchie and Beyonce. Jamaica has many adult only resorts that offer complimentary weddings as part of an inclusive package with cocktail parties and a dinner reception. It also is well known for its unique, rather alternative venues and hotels including over water chapels, a luxurious adult only hotel, The Caves, located on a cliff above some spectacular caves and others offering accommodation in fabulous treehouses like Kanopi House. Wherever you go on the island you will receive a warm welcome, a glass of rum punch and delicious food made from locally grown produce. The Jamaicans certainly know how to party and will make your big day a truly memorable one.
Here our wedding experts offer some unique wedding ideas for your Jamaican destination wedding:
Overwater Chapel Wedding: Jamaica’s overwater chapels are truly one-of-a-kind. Imagine exchanging vows in a glass-bottomed chapel with the Caribbean Sea as your backdrop. It’s a stunning and unique experience that will leave you and your guests in awe.
Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee Farm Wedding: Jamaica’s Blue Mountain coffee is world-famous, and you can tie the knot surrounded by its fragrant coffee trees. With lush greenery and a serene atmosphere, a coffee farm wedding is a truly unique and memorable experience.
Cliffs of Negril Wedding: For a dramatic and breathtaking backdrop, consider getting married on the cliffs of Negril. With stunning views of the turquoise waters below, it’s a truly unique and unforgettable experience.
Reggae Beach Wedding: Jamaica is famous for its music, and what better way to celebrate than with a reggae beach wedding? With upbeat music, colourful decor, and a relaxed atmosphere, a reggae beach wedding is a truly unique and fun experience.
Great House Wedding: Jamaica’s historic great houses offer a unique and elegant setting for your special day. With stunning architecture and lush gardens, it’s a romantic and unforgettable location for a traditional wedding.
Jungle Treehouse Wedding: For an adventurous and unique experience, consider getting married in a jungle treehouse. With lush greenery and stunning views of the surrounding forest, it’s a truly unforgettable location for your special day.
These are just a few unique wedding ideas for your Caribbean destination wedding. With its stunning natural beauty, rich culture, and warm hospitality, Jamaica is the perfect place to create memories that will last a lifetime. Send us your wedding requests today
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