You know you want to tie the knot with your beau in pure paradise. You yearn to feel the ocean breeze blow back your veil as he slips the ring on your finger, a brilliant turquoise sea providing the breathtaking backdrop behind you. And you want to do it all surrounded by your closest family and friends.The only problem? You just don’t know which of the best destination wedding resorts will work for your dream wedding! Ask yourself these four questions to narrow down your options — plus check out our expert picks for five of the best destination wedding resorts!

What to Consider When You Choose Your Dream Destination Wedding Resort

1. Will you be spending your honeymoon at the same resort as your destination wedding?

If so, then you’ll want to pay special attention to the resort’s honeymoon suites.

What comes after your destination wedding is just as important as the wedding itself!

Consider resorts that are known for treating honeymooners well, like Sandals Royal Caribbean in Jamaica and El Dorado Maroma in Riviera Maya, Mexico. Both of these all inclusive resorts boast overwater bungalows, perfect for a luxurious, utterly romantic honeymoon experience.

Check out our other destination wedding ideas.

2. Do you plan to invite children or teens to your destination wedding?

Many all inclusive resorts are reserved for adults only, so your won’t be able to have the wee ones in attendance if you choose one of these luxurious resorts for your destination wedding.

Don’t fret, though — some family-friendly all inclusive resorts also exhibit a romantic vibe!

For example, Beaches Turks and Caicos welcomes visitors of all ages, while still amping up the romance with sugar white sand beaches, swim up bars, and exclusive “weddingmoon” packages.

3. How much of a “wow” factor are you looking for?

The best destination wedding resorts know how to turn your wedding into a magical, once-in-a-lifetime affair.

If you’re looking to make your guests’ jaws drop, seek out luxurious resorts that have that “wow” factor in spades.

For a destination wedding experience that truly shines, we recommend Sandals Grande St. Lucian, which features an overwater wedding chapel. Imagine tying the knot with nothing but the ocean below you and endless horizon in front of you — absolutely breathtaking!

Imagine tying the knot with nothing but the ocean below you and endless horizon in front of you at Sandals Grande St. Lucian! Share on X

4. Where are your guests coming from?

Often, guests attending a destination wedding may make a long weekend out of the occasion.

Overall, though, these celebratory trips are short. It’s always kind of couples to take into account the amount of travel involved when planning a destination wedding.

If, for example, many of your guests will be traveling from the same area, you can narrow your options for the best destination wedding resorts down to those resorts in destinations with direct flights to and from your guests’ home town.

Our online team of travel experts can help you pick the best option that lives up to your wedding dreams while still being convenient for guests.

Five of the Best Destination Wedding Resorts: Discover a World of Romance!

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1. El Dorado Maroma Resort at the Riviera Maya, Mexico:

This stunning resort on a breathtaking stretch of coast in Mexico’s Riviera Maya beckons brides and grooms in search of pure paradise. After hosting your destination wedding here, slink off to your own luxury overwater villa, called a palafitos.

You get that classic Tahitian overwater experience without the 13+ hour flight!

2. Sandals La Source Grenada Resort:

The Sandals brand is known for its top-notch service. When you’re planning your destination wedding, it’s such a relief to know that you have the Sandals team in your corner. Plan the wedding of your dreams with ease at this breathtaking luxury resort in Grenada.

Read how our client planned a destination wedding at Sandals La Source Grenada that absolutely blew her away!

3. Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort:

Sink your toes into the pure white sand of Turks and Caicos as you host your dream destination wedding on the beach of this stunning resort, with the Caribbean’s translucent blue waters spread out before you. What’s more? This resort gem is family friendly, so there’s no need to limit your guest list!

Read an exclusive Q&A with our client Colleen, who hosted a dream destination wedding at Beaches Turks and Caicos!

4. Sandals South Coast Resort in Whitehouse, Jamaica:

All inclusive destination weddings hosted at Sandals South Coast (formerly Sandals Whitehouse) benefit from some of the most pristine coastline on the entire island.

Also, your guests will love that every room at this resort faces the brilliant white sand beach.

5. Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica:

Another option for overwater bungalow honeymoon suites, Sandals Royal Caribbean combines signature Sandals service with that chic South Pacific style.

Your destination wedding guests will also enjoy the opportunity to explore other nearby Sandals properties, Sandals Montego Bay and the Sandals Inn.


Get Expert Help Planning Your Destination Wedding

Coordinating all the logistics of your destination wedding can get overwhelming, fast. That’s where the romance travel experts at Southern Travel Agency come in. Our Augusta, GA, agents and our experts at our online travel agency can take care of all the planning for you and your guests. So you just get to concentrate on a magical destination wedding experience!


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