One in four American couples opted for a destination wedding in 2015 and that number continues to grow thanks to all-inclusive destination wedding locations making it easier than ever!
Destination weddings offer one-of-a-kind memories, like saying “I Do” with sand in your toes, waves crashing behind you or having that first kiss on a terrace overlooking the dramatic coastline.
An all-inclusive destination wedding location offers the added advantage of making sure that you and your guests don’t have any surprise expenses once you arrive, as well as giving you the opportunity to eat new foods, have new adventures and make new friends all for the original price! Here are the top all-inclusive destination wedding locations from our travel experts:
Jamaica invented the concept of an all-inclusive vacation and this Caribbean island’s resorts are still among the best of their kind. Consider one of the seven Sandals resorts on the island, Beaches at Negril or Ocho Rios or Couples Sans Souci on the north coast of the island.
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2. Mexico’s Mayan coast
Mexico’s Mayan coast along the Caribbean coast of the Yucatan peninsula offers uncrowded beaches, gentle waves and a chance to explore the many remnants of the fascinating Mayan civilization.
Some of the best resorts in this area include the Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraiso, Barcelo Maya Palace Deluxe and the Royal Suites Yucatan by Palladium.
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3. Costa Rica
Costa Rica combines lovely beaches with fascinating rain forests with plant and wildlife not found anywhere else in the world.
Top all-inclusive resorts in this small Central American country include the Hotel Riu Palace on Matapalo Beach, the secluded Barcelo Tambor Beach resort and the adults only Occidental Grand Papagayo Resort overlooking the Pacific coast.
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4. Dominican Republic
The Caribbean nation of the Dominican Republic occupies the eastern half of the island of Hispanola, located just east of Cuba.
The country has evolved into a major all-inclusive destination, with the many luxury resort at Punta Cana on the island’s far eastern shore leading the trend. Top all-inclusive resorts in the Dominican Republic include the Barcelo Bavaro Beach Resort, Dreams Palm Beach in Punta Cana and BlueBay Villas Doradas in Puerto Plata.
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5. U.S. Virgin Islands
The islands of St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John are located just a relatively short flight away from south Florida. In addition, since these islands are U.S. territories, you and your guests don’t have to worry about having a passport to travel.
A driver’s license or state-issued ID is sufficient. The U.S. Virgin Islands offer a number of luxurious all-inclusive resorts, such as Bolongo Bay Beach Resort on St. Thomas, Divi Carina Bay Beach Resort and Casino on St. Croix and Sugar Bay Beach Resort on St. Thomas.
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Choosing a destination wedding is romantic, memorable and even affordable. If you’re thinking about a destination this season, consider a resort in Jamaica, Mexico’s Mayan coast, the U.S. Virgin Islands or Costa Rica for a wedding that you and your friends and family will remember for a lifetime.