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A Fairytale in Barbuda

Words by Susan Campbell
Photos courtesy of Lighthouse Bay Resort

If you’ve dreamed of saying your vows on your very own private island paradise, then check out Lighthouse Bay Resort, on the picturesque little island of Barbuda. A small sister island of Antigua, Barbuda is set upon 17 glorious miles of private white and pink-sand beach separated from the main island by a large lagoon. Best of all, the entire complex can be bought-out for an idyllic intimate ceremony and honeymoon.

The resort has only nine suites, many of which can be joined together, and can accommodate up to 20 guests. Imagine having your dream beach ceremony without any uninvited guests from the resident resort gawking at you, or other people’s children shrieking in the surf. Everything is included for you and your wedding party including wedding planning, a rehearsal dinner, reception and honeymoon. Plus the resort will fly you and your betrothed by helicopter from Antigua and the other guests by small plane.

The suites are luxurious and all dining and spirits are included as well as WiFi, laptops or iPads for your use, satellite television and free world-wide calling 24/7. You will have the entire staff at your beck and call. General Manager Terrence Linton says, “We are delighted to be an integral part of a couple’s new life together as husband and wife.  And, so many of our newlyweds return to relive their fairytale stay here. They become like family.” 

Resident Chef Lennox, has cooked for royalty in the past - he served Princess Diana and her boys when they holidayed in Barbuda. And doesn’t every bride and groom-to-be deserve the royal treatment? 

Above and beyond the luxe amenities and storybook setting, the most alluring attraction here is the endless private ribbon of white sand beach lapping against surreal aqua seas. A short stroll away from the property and you will feel like you are the only couple on earth.

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