Choosing to say “I do” in a Caribbean destination takes one beyond the dream and into the planning process. When it comes to choosing the perfect island, there are many things to consider. We’ve compiled a few characteristics of some Caribbean Islands that you may want to consider when you are deciding where to have your big day.
Barbados – Referred to as “tropical-England,” guests can enjoy a caviar and a champagne picnic while watching a brilliant match of Polo at the Barbados Polo Club. The fiercely romantic Bathsheba Beach offers the perfect setting for the wedding couple as well as their celebratory guests. The Sandy Lane hotel offers palatial guest rooms, luxury spas and 18-hole golf course. For a more modest budget, one can still have an extraordinarily special and memorable experience at Southern Palms Beach Club.
Curacao – This little Dutch island encompasses a blend of cultures from all over the world. Rich with history, the Punda and Otrobanda districts house several Dutch-colonial buildings beautifully restored with galleries, duty-free shops, restaurants, bars and music clubs, which will keep your guests busy for the duration of their stay. For a trip back in time, one can enjoy the island at The Kura Hulanda Hotel, Spa and Casino in Otrobanda. It is located in an ancient, walled colonial compound with cobblestone streets, making a beautiful setting for a rustic wedding.
Cayman Islands – The islands which comprise the Cayman Islands are engulfed with tantalizing clear water, making it a diving hot spot. Scuba divers adore the Sunken City of Atlantis where a local artist is creating a below-the-surface city from rock, sand and cement thus cultivating a brand new reef. For those looking for a classic, upscale wedding, the Ritz-Carlton is available here. Guests can enjoy amenities such as the La Prairie Spa and Greg Norman golf course.
This is only a small sample of the hotels, activities and sights that the entire Caribbean has to offer for destination weddings, but it’s a start! When researching, make sure to keep your guests’ interests in mind, along with the type of Caribbean setting you’re looking for. Comment below and let us know where you would want to have a destination wedding!