A Quick Look at the Top Resorts
Some resorts are more popular for destination weddings than others, although each resort offers something unique. Here is a sampling of just some of our favorite resorts, all of which offer all-inclusive packages for your destination wedding.
Beaches Turks & Caicos
Beaches Turks & Caicos is one of LoveShack’s favorite resorts for families. The newest part of the resort–the impressive Italian Village–is located right on the beach and really has the “wow” factor. The French Village is located close to the beach and a wonderful kids’ water park. The Caribbean Village is a more affordable option and it’s important to remember that if you stay at one particular section, you can use the amenities of the entire facility. With sponsors like Xbox, Nike, Crayola, Sesame Street and Martha Stewart, it’s easy to see why we think this resort is one of the best for families. With stunning beaches, endless expanses of white sand and lush gardens, romantic sunsets and exquisite turquoise waters, Beaches offers the perfect backdrop for your dream destination wedding.
Dreams Riviera Cancun
This sharp resort is only twenty minutes south of the Cancun airport. Dreams Riviera Cancun is unique in that it’s a great family resort, yet the architecture gives it the more mature-feel of an adults-only property. One thing that you’ll definitely notice when you stay here is the attention to detail that went into the design of the rooms and the configuration of the resort itself.
Families with children of all ages will have a blast at this outstanding resort. It’s is located close to the town of Puerto Morelos, where new experiences and adventures await. The décor is very modern and the property even has different suites that were designed with families in mind. For times when you’re looking to relax away from children, there are adults-only areas and accommodations that are perfect for destination wedding romance.
The sunsets at Beaches Negril are second to none. The resort itself is filled with gorgeous landscapes, vibrant colors, an assortment of activities and adventures, and reggae music that will make you feel a part of the relaxed Jamaican vibe. Whether your wedding guests are families interested in water sports and fun-filled canopy tours or couples who want to embrace the hospitality and laid-back culture of the Jamaica, this resort will definitely provide a great time.
Dreams Punta Cana
Perfectly located on the magnificent east coast of the Dominican Republic, the natural beauty of the island and nearby coral reef nurtures an incredible number of flora and fauna — and it will nourish your spirit as well. Every detail has been selected for your complete pleasure and total relaxation. Uncrowded. Unrushed. Unequaled.
For Adults Only
Sandals Royal Bahamian
Sandals Royal Bahamian is located in the Cable Beach area, about twenty minutes away from the airport. It’s a smaller resort, but we recommend it because it has a wonderful ambiance that is unmatched by any other. Fire pits are positioned along the beach and sparkling pools and it even has a private island that houses a pool with swim up bar, spa and amazing Royal Thai restaurant. Because of its size, the beach is accessible regardless of where your room is located. Stay at this elegant resort and you can also enjoy fun beach parties.
El Dorado Seaside Suites
While all of the El Dorado resorts are romantic, this one is definitely at the top of our list. It has received numerous awards for its focus on romance. We feel this resort is the perfect size…not too large and not too small. The beach area provides a picture-perfect backdrop for a destination wedding and the wonderful cuisine and service will make you feel confident in your choice to stay and this charming resort.
If you’re looking for the best beach in Riviera Maya, look no further than Secrets Maroma. This adults-only resort is about thirty minutes away from the airport and features beautiful modern décor. With gorgeous beaches and a warm atmosphere, we think this resort is the most impressive of all the Secrets resorts in Riviera Maya. It’s also the largest!
Couples Swept Away
Exotic flowers bloom amidst acres of green—on seven miles of the purest white sand beach in Negril, Jamaica. Never crowded or hurried, the resort offers an intimate tranquility and when desired, total seclusion.
All rooms embrace a quiet elegance with island cedar furnishings and pure white linens. Plantation shutters open onto private verandahs with views of gardens and azure sea.
Breezy open-air restaurants engage candle-lit lanterns and billowing white curtains to strike a romantic note. While the pristine 10-acre sports complex encompasses every imaginable activity, the superb spa serves as a haven of relaxation. Couples Swept Away simply captures your heart and soothes your soul.
Sandals South Coast
Charming Italian piazzas and fountains are surrounded by gardens resplendent with fragrant foliage, while three European-inspired villages – Italian, French and Dutch – are home to luxuriously-appointed, all oceanfront rooms and suites. Each one offers magnificent views overlooking the two-mile long beach, and top tier suites come with Sandals’ legendary Butler Service. Seven restaurants serve mouthwatering gourmet cuisine from around the world, and entertainment ranges from a sophisticated piano bar to bonfire beach parties and a chic nightclub. This resort is truly a world unto itself, where time is all but forgotten and the only moment is now.