5 Perfect Places for a Destination Wedding
Destination weddings are a dream event. You get to celebrate one of the most special days in your lives surrounded by your closest friends and families in a jaw-droppingly beautiful setting. It’s an ideal combination of big event and group vacation, with options for plenty of pre and post-ceremony celebrations. Whether it’s returning to a favorite vacation spot or getting married in a locale you’ve always yearned to visit, a destination wedding creates unique memories both for the wedding couple and for each attending guest. However, some locations have proven to be more popular, especially when adding in guests’ travel times, affordability, and other factors that differ with each couple. Our groups experts selected five different beach destination wedding favorites that provide a wide range of options.
Ideal for having it all, one of the best beach wedding spots is Cancun. With its fairly central location, Cancun is easy to get to for both east and west coast travelers. Beautiful beaches, numerous resorts at a variety of price points, and countless activities makes this Mexico favorite an easy choice. Cancun offers gorgeous tropical weather, surreal sunsets, perfect white sand, and vivid cerulean water. And whether your guests are partiers or relaxation seekers (or a combination of both), there’s plenty of ways to keep them occupied in between scheduled wedding events.
South of Cancun is another popular choice—the Riviera Maya. Although not far from Cancun, this Yucatan destination is a very different experience. Its long beaches and uninterrupted coastline make for some of the best walking beaches in the Caribbean. The now famous Playa del Carmen boasts a pedestrian thoroughfare, offering blocks of shops, restaurants, and night life ranging from bars to dance clubs. To the south, Tulum is home to a quieter experience alongside the preserved ruins of an ancient Mayan port city, perched above a beach.
For those who are willing to venture a bit farther south, Jamaica is a fabulous choice with a laidback vibe. Numerous beachfront resorts provide the perfect beach backdrop for the big day. And beyond the breathtaking beaches, guests can explore lush rainforests, swim under waterfalls, taste the world-famous cuisine, and befriend welcoming locals. Jamaica’s easygoing ambiance will help keep away wedding stress to remind you that your event is also a vacation to remember.
Next on the list is Punta Cana, the eastern most province in the Dominican Republic. One of our favorite beaches in the country, it hosts idyllic, white sand and epic views that make the perfect setting for a romantic sunset ceremony. Punta Cana is famous for being home to some of the world’s best golf courses that cater to every skill level. While some of your guests golf, others can unwind in state-of-the-art spas, explore the underwater world while snorkeling, or just relax on the beach.
Blissful beach mornings, romantic sunset sails, and so much in between. Aruba is a perfect Caribbean island for a couples escape thanks to its azure seas, brilliant beaches, dazzling resorts, and countless activities. Soaking up the sun (and the laid-back Aruban lifestyle) on a white-sand beach is always a must, but the island provides plenty of opportunities for exploration. Tour a rugged desert with tall green cacti and limestone cliffs, snorkel the delicate reefs of Mangel Halto, browse the colorful Dutch shops of Oranjestad, and take a romantic sunset cruise complete with cocktails and live music.
There’s so much to do when planning a destination wedding and finding the perfect location is just the beginning. Which is why getting some expert guidance is the way to go. Contact your Liberty Travel Groups specialist to get started.
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