If you haven’t been to the Caribbean, it’s hard to fully express how special the beaches are, how friendly the people are, and how beautiful the islands are. If you want a destination wedding that’s a beach wedding, then you’ve got oodles of choices here. From dark, volcanic sand in St. Lucia to pink sands in Bermuda and white sand in the Bahamas, each island is as unique as the next. We love a Caribbean destination wedding! Here are five reasons to touch down there if you’re considering a tropical wedding location.
1. The Flights: If you live on the east coast, travel to most of the Caribbean Islands is a breeze! Direct flights from Miami, Atlanta, and New York are fairly priced and frequent!
2. The Resorts: The best names in the biz have made their way to this part of the world. If you like a big hotel with all the luxuries and service of the states then you’re in luck – brands like Four Seasons, Ritz Carlton, Westin and others have taken up residence across the Caribbean.
3. The Villas: If a resort isn’t so much your style, then snuggle in to a cozy and oh-so special villa instead. Whether you rent a beachside home direct from the owner or go for a spot high above in the hills through a villa booking agency, you can find temporary homes for most budgets with everything from butlers, chefs and daily maid service to the untouched spot where you never see another person on your private honeymoon.
4. The Seafood: Fresh. Fresh. Fresh. Hit islands like St. Lucia and you can even hit their local fish fry on Friday nights where the community serves up and sells what was caught that week.
5. The Beaches (of course): Some of the most beautiful beaches in the world can be found in the Caribbean. From the pink sands of Bermuda to the white sands of Seven Mile Beach on Grand Cayman; you can have any kind of beach experience you’re looking for here. Well, except for too much epic surfing.
And of course we can’t forget the people! Be prepared to live on “island time” but with that comes love, laughter and lots of smiles from some very happy locals.
All Photos via CN Traveler.