One of the most significant changes in the wedding industry in the last 10 years is the emergence of destination weddings. This is a phenomenon where a couple contracts a wedding company to look for a wedding destination based on their set of requirements and preferences.
Here is our list of the top 10 wedding destinations in the world:
1. Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts in Aruba
Aruba is a Dutch Caribbean Island that is located in the Lesser Antilles. Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts is Aruba's most preferred wedding destination. It is an adult’s only beachside resort where you can literally skinny dip in the warm Caribbean waters. Of course if you cannot afford this resort, there is Renaissance Aruba Resort with lovely little private island for weddings and Aruba Marriott & Stellaris Casino.
2. Four Seasons Bora Bora
Four Seasons defines the essence of a superb honeymoon. As a destination setting, whether for just the two of you or for your whole party, they make weddings and honeymoons seamless and inspiring. For your first night they offer a retreat of peace and comfort – with a smooth start for your trip to another Four Seasons setting. Or for your honeymoon with them, they can help you craft every unforgettable detail. For more information on the Four Seasons in Bora Bora or flights to Tahiti, please contact one of our Wedding Specialist at North South Travel today
3. Hotel Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas
In the south of the Baja California peninsula you’ll find Los Cabos, one of the most beautiful and exclusive destinations in Mexico. It is an amazing place with numerous attractions and one of the most spectacular natural sights in the world. Surrounded by splendid gardens with beautiful views of the beach, and luxurious service for guests to enjoy during their stay. This Palace, with its relaxing atmosphere, offers the best way to regain strength and escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. It includes two fresh water swimming pools, a Jacuzzi, solarium terrace, gym, sauna and the “Renova Spa” wellness centre with a range of different treatments. If you would like to have your wedding at RUI, they have three different types of ceremonies and what better place to have your wedding then on a beach and in the sun. For more information on the Hotel Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas or flights to Mexico, please contact one of our Wedding Specialist at North South Travel today
4. Radisson Blu in St. Maarten
This is another tropical wedding destination in the Caribbean. St. Maarten is half French, half Dutch Island in the Caribbean Sea. Radisson Blu is a private resort that comes complete with a private beach. You can have your wedding and honeymoon in this destination.
5. Cancun / Riviera Maya
The ecological diversity of this vast Mexican region provides scads of unique settings beyond beautiful beaches. Historic Mayan ruins, lush rainforests and scenic cenotes also provide picture perfect backdrops. For an upscale, adult-only all-inclusive, Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun is your best bet, while for large groups the side-by-side sister resorts CasaMagna Marriott and JW Marriott Cancun host in high style. Dreams Puerto Aventuras is a perfect choice for families, and for luxury boutique-style, Villa Rolandi on Islas de Mujeres is the spot.
6. Dominican Republic
A perennial favourite for Canadian sun seekers thanks to its plethora of all-inclusives, most of the best wedding resorts are situated in Punta Cana. For an upscale, boutique-style all-inclusive, Zoëtry Aqua Resort exudes romance in very private settings, with a focus on health and wellness. For families and big groups, the new Hard Rock hotel caters to the young and energetic, while Now Larimar really knows how to pull out all the stops for a sophisticated and luxurious seaside ceremony.
7. Grand Hotel in Florence, Italy
Grand Hotel is an 18th century palace that is nestled along River Arno in the heart of Florence. The scenic backdrop of the river will add the 'wow' factor to your wedding video and photographs. You can contract the hotel to cater for the wedding.
8. Le Château d'Esclimont, France
Is your dream to have a wedding like royalty? Well, there is no better place than the Le Château d'Esclimont that is located about 45 minutes outside palace on a 150-acre estate. While at it, why not also spend a few days of your honeymoon in the estate? You can fish, ride horses, hike and get gourmet meals prepared for you.
9. Couples Resorts, Jamaica
You have an option of selecting between Ocho Rios and Negril if you opt to have your wedding at these resorts. I would go with Ocho Rios due to the active entertainment scene in the area. The beaches are also awe-inspiring with their turquoise, crystal clear waters.
Home of the famous blue liqueur and known for its candy-coloured waterfront buildings, Curacao is full of culture, history and idyllic beaches. Sunscape Resort is a lively all-inclusive for families and groups, and Santa Barbara Resort is cosmopolitan on its own private beach. For luxury, downtown Sandton Kura Hulanda Resort is incredibly unique, and its sister resort Kura Hulanda Lodge has one of the world’s only tree-house mansions. Both were recently featured on The Bachelorette.
For more information on destination weddings or honeymoons, please contact one of our Wedding specialists at North South Travel today