When it comes to luxurious wedding destinations, very few places can beat the Caribbean. Here are 3 luxury Caribbean regions to host a wedding…
With its clear blue seas, white sand, natural beauty, and vibrant culture, the Caribbean is one of the most sought-after tourist spots in the world.
It comes as no surprise that when most people think of the perfect beach wedding, they are likely dreaming of the Caribbean. From the small island of Nevis to Roatán and Barbados, the Caribbean is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Such is the popularity of getting married in the region that an outlook for Caribbean destination wedding sales reported that the market size will increase from $4.9 billion in 2023 to $17.3 billion in 2033. This, in turn, reflects a growing trend of destination weddings as more couples look to hold their special day in a special location.
One trend the above outlook also notes is that couples are opting for smaller weddings as a result of the pandemic. Despite restrictions being lifted, people are still being careful. A post by 77 Diamonds on how to plan or re-organize a safe, accessible, and responsible wedding post-COVID-19 detailed how couples are more conscious of who they have on the guest list and whether to limit the numbers.
This can range from deciding whether to invite distant family members to a child-free wedding. While couples may be reducing their guest list, they are certainly not having smaller weddings in the Caribbean, with affluent couples looking to invite around 50 guests making up a large part of the market share. And when it comes to luxurious wedding destinations, very few places can beat the Caribbean. Here are 3 luxury Caribbean regions to have a wedding.
Located approximately 65km north of Honduras is Roatán. While this picture-perfect island is famous as a destination for honeymooners, it is also the perfect destination to get married. The island is home to several five-star resorts that are located on the shorefront. The Grand Roatan Resort and Spa, which can only be accessed by boat, is located in a forest sanctuary and is considered one of the most luxurious resorts on the island. The hotel offers wedding packages where couples can get married on the beach to a setting sun.
Located in one of the most exclusive areas of Roatán, the Ibagari Boutique Hotel is another five-star resort. The hotel is only 7 miles from West Bay Beach, where guests can try world-class diving at Roatán’s coral reef (the second-largest reef in the world). The hotel has a wedding package that caters to indoor and outdoor events. The island is green all year round, making it the perfect place for a tranquil wedding and getaway. Visitors also enjoy the rich gastronomic scene, with plenty of shoreline restaurants and beach bars serving fresh seafood.
This Eastern Caribbean island nation is fast becoming one of the top wedding destinations in the region due to its stunning mountainous areas and pristine beaches. The only sovereign nation in the world to be named after a woman, St Lucia, this island is perfect for a luxury wedding destination.
The island is home to some of the most hospitable and lavish resorts in the Caribbean.
One such place is The Landings Resort and Spa. This award-winning resort is located on the shore of Rodney Bay, one of St. Lucia’s best beaches. The resort is famous for its luxurious 7,000-square-foot spa and exclusive wedding packages. Another top resort is Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort, which merges the highest quality service with nature. With private cottages in the mountains, the resort is on the site of an 18th-century sugar plantation and is surrounded by the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Pitons, making it one of the most beautiful places to stay and get married.
The resort has a dedicated marriage service to cover your every need. St Lucia is ideal for more adventurous couples with lots of hiking and outdoor activities, such as the world’s only drive-in volcano. Visitors can drive into the heart of the dormant volcano for a truly unique experience.
St Vincent and the Grenadines
St Vincent and the Grenadines is fast becoming the top wedding destination in the Caribbean. The Loop reports the recent amendment to the Marriage Act in St Vincent and the Grenadines has made it easier for visitors to get married in a day compared to waiting three days before. This southern Caribbean nation is famous for its private islands and luxury resorts, which offer the ultimate Caribbean experience.
The Mandarin Oriental on Canouan Island is the top resort in the region. Guests have access to a private spa, golf course, and a butler service. The resort also offers exclusive wedding services. Voted one of the best hotels in St Vincent and the Grenadines this year, the family-owned Bequia Beach Hotel is a luxury resort on the island of Bequia. This resort is loved for its luxury villas on the beach and wedding services. St Vincent and the Grenadines is a top sailing destination, and many visitors charter a luxury yacht holiday around the islands.
Luxury sailing vacations are becoming increasingly popular in the region, with some companies offering wedding services. In 2025, The Four Seasons Yacht will sail around the Caribbean and offer “a world-class Four Seasons experience, at sea and on land, marked by the genuine, personalized service that our guests know and love.” Whether on land or sea, St Vincent and the Grenadines offers the best luxury experiences.
If you are thinking of having a luxury wedding in the Caribbean, do consider the above regions.