After deciding that a destination wedding is right for you, the next question you’re going to ask is, where should I get married? Fox Travel has you covered! Below is a list of our favorite beach wedding locations in the Caribbean and Mexico to help you decide which location would be perfect for you to say “I Do”!
The Top 7 Best Beach Wedding Locations
Part 1 : Mexico and the Caribbean
1. Cancun and Riviera Maya, Mexico
Just a 2-hour flight from Houston, Cancunand Riviera Maya are some of the most popular destination wedding locations, and for good reasons. With an plenty of hotels to choose from, you can decide if you want an all inclusive destination or a boutique resort experience. You can get married with your toes in the sand, or in the midst of a thick rain forest. If you and your guests love the nightlife, then Cancun will be perfect for you, while if you love beautiful scenery and a slower pace, Playa del Carmen/Riviera Maya is your spot. Many of the resorts in these locations have amazing wedding packages to choose from that start from a simple ceremony all the way up to a completely customized, 3-course reception. Many locations will also allow you to have a fireworks celebration on the beach! Such a fun way to end the night!
2. Cabo san Lucas, Mexico
Located on the Pacific side on the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula in Mexico, Cabo has a completely different feel than that of its Gulf rival, Cancun. With more mountains and rocky terrain, Cabo makes for a spectacular backdrop for your wedding pictures. Like Cancun though, there are plenty of resorts to choose from with many offering similar wedding packages. Welcome your guests with a bonfire beach party, complete with hot dogs and s’mores!
With beautiful white sand beaches and a laid back vibe, Jamaica has always been one of the most popular wedding destination location. Choose to get married where the beach meets the rainforest, on a cliff overlooking the beautiful blue ocean at sunset, or with a stunning waterfall as your background. Jamaica truly has it all. Dance the night away at your reception to the beat of the steel drums and the waves of the Caribbean Sea or welcome your guests with one of Jamaica’s best, a private rum tasting.
At just a 50 minute flight from Florida, Bahamas is an ideal location to get married. With 700 different islands, 30 of which are inhabited, the most popular are Grand Bahama and Nassau. With some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, there is so much you can do here, from snorkeling and scuba diving to swimming with the sharks or even with the pigs (yes, I said pigs!) and everything in between you and your guests will have a blast here. Having a beach wedding in the Bahamas is easy breezy, just like their islands!
5. Turks and Caicos
Turks and Caicos is a great choice for anyone wanting a quieter location to have a beach wedding. It’s beautiful beaches and upscale resorts make for a spectacular scene for you to say “I Do”. Horseback ride on the beach for some amazing and unique wedding pictures. Don’t let the quiet atmosphere fool you, there is still a ton to do on this island from some of the best snorkeling and scuba diving in the world, to ATV rides and possibly a booze cruise as a fun guest activity.
6. Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic is an island in the Caribbean that really has it all. Quiet resorts, perfect for the most romantic beach wedding at sunset, or lively resorts that will turn your celebration into a fun filled party for everyone, but all with the most beautiful beaches, rainforest, and mountains as your backdrop. The Dominican Republic has come into it’s own over the last several years and because of this you will have your pick of great resorts with beautiful wedding packages to choose from.
Why pick just one location for your wedding celebration? With Mexico and Caribbean cruises your wedding party can board a cruise and spend 4 – 12 days having a relaxing vacation of their own, visiting several different countries, islands or cities. The best part is, you get to choose which destination you want to get married in! You can pick one of the locations you will be visiting or have a nautical themed wedding on board while you float on the ocean. Another great option for those that live near a departure port, like us lucky ones in Houston, you could even get married at the port of departure so that guests that cannot travel with you are still able to come to your wedding. The possibilities are endless when it comes to a destination cruise wedding!
When to travel – With all Mexico and Caribbean islands winter is the best time to travel, with comfortable temperatures and low humidity, but it is also the busiest time to travel which means prices will be higher. Avoid Spring Break crowds from late February through March. April and May are great times to get married since tourism slows down between Spring Break and Summer. Be aware, hurricane season starts in June and ends in November.
Stay tuned to our Facebook page to be updated on Part 2 of Fox Travel’s favorite US and Canada destination wedding locations! Or if you can’t wait for more information you can contact Tahnee, our certified destination wedding and honeymoon specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org, or any of your favorite travel agents with Fox Travel at 281-363-0808.
She is also Fox Travel's Destination Wedding and Honeymoon specialist.
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