Say I Do: 10 Best Destination Wedding Resorts

From the Caribbean to the South Pacific, we share the ten best destination wedding resorts around the world. 

Destination weddings are one of the hottest trends for couples wanting to tie the knot. And the proof is in the pudding. A recent market research report cites that the destination wedding sector is expected to grow to more than $78 billion by 2027. 

Choosing the best destination wedding resort is pivotal for that magical day. So, why are so many couples bucking tradition and considering a destination wedding? 

  • Couples can combine their dream vacation with their special day. These weddings offer an opportunity to exchange vows in breathtaking locations.
  • Destination weddings often come with a lower price tag compared to traditional weddings held at home, especially if the couple chooses to extend their stay for their honeymoon. Resorts typically provide comprehensive packages inclusive of accommodations, ceremony arrangements, receptions and other amenities.
  • With a destination wedding, the guest list can be more intimate allowing couples to celebrate alongside their closest family and friends rather than acquaintances they may hardly know (thank you, parental obligations). 

Best Resorts for a Dream Destination Wedding

A destination wedding allows couples to host their nuptials in a location of their choice — and resorts are finally embracing this trend. Here’s our shortlist of the best dream wedding destination resorts around the world. 

1. Hyatt Ziva & Zilara Cap Cana — Dominican Republic

This all-inclusive resort in the gated community of Cap Cana is just 15 minutes from the airport. Known for their spectacular white sand beaches and an award-winning golf course, the destination wedding resort also offers a mix of water sports, outdoor activities, multiple pools and fantastic restaurants​​.

2. Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort — St. Lucia

Nestled between the island’s dramatic twin Pitons. Sugar Beach offers stunning views and a private stretch of white sand beach. The blissful rainforest escape provides special wedding packages that include beach ceremonies, dedicated planners and various luxury amenities including a dive center, water sports gear and multiple dining venues.

3. Borgo Egnazia — Italy

In the heart of Puglia, Borgo Egnazia is a stunning resort that mirrors the architecture and charm of a traditional Apulian village. Just a short distance from the Adriatic Sea, the luxury destination boasts serene landscapes, luxurious villas and rooms designed with local stone and handcrafted furnishings.

Borgo Egnazia also offers a world-class spa, golf course and a variety of activities, making it an idyllic setting for weddings with a touch of Italian elegance.

4. Miraval Resort & Spa — Massachussetts

If you want to invite your guests to a destination wedding resort that feels relaxing and rejuvenating, this rural getaway in the Berkshires is ideal. Miraval is best known for its diverse array of well-being activities, excursions, workshops and luxurious spa services. And their fully customizable Mindful Wedding allows you to incorporate these experiences into your celebration — before, during or after the big day.

5. Beaches — Turks & Caicos

Every love story deserves a wedding celebration as unique as all the little moments that led to this one big moment. Boasting expansive suites, a variety of experiences curated for all ages and unparalleled level of services, there’s no better place to host a destination wedding with the whole family than at Beaches.

6. The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort — Puerto Rico

Located 30 minutes from San Juan International Airport, this luxury resort is nestled next to the El Yunque National Forest and features 139 guest rooms and suites with a calming color palette, grand amenities and sprawling terraces. The resort also offers fine dining, a world-class spa and various wedding venues, including the Astor Ballroom and the Estate Lawn.

7. Pelican Grand Beach Resort — Florida

Situated directly on the beach, this resort combines chic, beachy aesthetics with a touch of old Southern charm. Pelican Grand offers rooms with rustic elements and modern comforts, a lazy river, a stunning spa and a fully-equipped gym. Wedding venues include The Beach and The Atlantic Ballroom, as well as others.

8. Four Seasons Resort Lanai — Hawaii

Say your vows barefoot on the soft white sand, caressed by gentle tropical breezes and the rhythmic music of the waves. This unique resort on the secluded, pristine island of Lanai exudes the kind of rugged natural beauty that can’t help but inspire romance, making it an ideal wedding destination to celebrate your love.

9. Jade Mountain Resort — St. Lucia

An architectural masterpiece, this resort offers 29 guest suites with stunning views of the Caribbean Sea and the Pitons. Each suite features a private plunge pool and open layout that integrates indoor and outdoor spaces. The resort is known for its privacy, luxury and unique design elements.

10. Royal Davui Island Resort — Fiji

A secluded paradise in Fiji, accessible only by helicopter or boat, Royal Davui is ideal for private and intimate weddings. The resort offers professional wedding planners, unique experiences including swimming with dolphins and luxurious amenities for a dreamy wedding setting.

Unforgettable I Do’s

Each of these resorts offers something unique for your destination wedding. Whether you’re looking for a luxurious beachside ceremony, a cultural experience or a private island getaway, these destination wedding resorts provide the perfect backdrop for your special day.

Remember, the key to a successful destination wedding lies in choosing a location that resonates with your style and provides the amenities and services you desire. Happy wedding planning!

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