Wedding Destinations in the Caribbean
The breath taking beautiful locales of the Caribbean islands have attracted many a couple from the world over to exchange their vows in the stunning surroundings. Those looking for a big wedding with all the trimmings will find a perfect destination in the palm-fringed beaches of the Caribbean islands to the sparkling waters of the sea; from the state-of-art spas to private luxury Caribbean villas; and from good golf courses to bougainvillea studded gardens – the Caribbean has something for all brides. Here are just some of the Caribbean islands that are popular destinations for weddings.
The Bahamas: One of the biggest reasons for its popularity as a wedding destination is its easy proximity to the USA – Grand Bahama – the closest island is just 55 miles away from the Florida coast. The capital, Nassau and Paradise Island offer plenty of opportunities in terms of accommodations and other activities that are part of the wedding industry. Atlantis, with its casino and water park is very popular with couples. Then there are other destinations including the less-populated Out Islands for those looking for a venue that is equally beautiful but more secluded.
Barbados: Barbados has its share of parish churches, plantation houses, luxury villas and hotels where you can get married in style. You can opt for a full-fledged ceremony with family and guests or opt for something more intimate and then take your party for rum tasting in a distillery or opt for a bus tour of the best beaches of the island.
Grand Cayman: If you are looking something different, you may wish to consider Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. The isle has plenty to offer, especially the East End which is pretty laid back and takes you back into time. For those looking for some more action, the West would serve the purpose. Here, you will also find one of the finest beaches of the Caribbean – the Seven Miles beach dotted with well-established hotels and private resorts with luxury villas ranging from two to multi-bedroom residences. After the ceremony, you can opt for a group snorkelling trip to Stingray City.
Jamaica: The Island has consistently been voted as one of the best beach destinations in the Caribbean. Added to the fact is its close proximity to the USA. Some of the more popular venues are Osho Rios, Montego Bay and Negril. You can exchange your vows near attractions like Dunn’s River Falls in Ocho Rios or on the Seven Miles Beach in Negril or head inland to the Blue Mountains. The choices are varied and there are plenty of accommodations to cater to all your guests including private resorts and luxury Caribbean villas.