Tropical Resorts for Your WeddingWords by Jennifer Stein
Photos courtesy of Preferred Hotels
Pick Your Paradise
When it comes to selecting the perfect place to tie the knot, the world truly is your oyster. Narrowing down your options can be harrowing, so we’re here to help you select the perfect locale for your destination wedding. From the white sand beaches of the Caribbean to the sparkling seas of Mexico, each one of these Preferred Hotels & Resorts properties offers an idyllic destination wedding backdrop in paradise.
Nizuc Resort & Spa – Secluded Modern Elegance In Mexico
Perched on the edge of the cerulean blue Caribbean waters is NIZUC Resort & Spa – a tropical oasis set in paradise. Oversized, stylish suites and private villas complete with plunge pools and luxurious amenities beg you to linger, but the warm ocean air and pristine grounds entice you to get out and experience all the activities the property has to offer. From kayaking on still waters to sailing on a luxury yacht or taking a class on sushi making, you and your guests will enjoy every moment of your destination wedding. With over 274 suites, five pools and residence-style suites, groups of up to 150 will be well taken care of.
Grand Isle Resort & Spa - Beachfront Indulgence In The Bahamas
Grand Isle Resort & Spa offers a home-away-from-home in a tropical paradise. Their 58 coastal-inspired villas offer private balconies with endless ocean views, full kitchens and up to four-bedroom luxury configurations. When traveling for a destination wedding with groups and families, having residence-style accommodations is paramount.
Select from up to five different event spaces for your destination wedding, hosting up to 100 people. From swimming with nurse sharks and indulging in a Thalassotherapy spa treatment at their world-renowned Seastar Spa to playing around at Emerald Reef Golf Club and ending the day with a private meal under the stars you will start your marriage off right.
Haven Riviera Cancun - Your Own Piece of Mexican Paradise
As you sink your toes in the powder-soft sand overlooking the breathtaking Caribbean waters that grace the beaches of Haven Riviera Cancun, saying “I do,” is as natural as the environment you’re in.
For wedding groups, this adults-only, all-inclusive property exudes style and sophistication. With three pools to choose from, a 15,700 square-foot spa, multiple restaurants and 333 total guest rooms (all with ocean views and 88 swim-out suites), you’ve found your slice of heaven.
Wedding groups and honeymoons are a perfect match for this resort. From nearby shopping and exploring in Playa del Carmen to boat excursions to Cozumel and myriad on-site activities (such as water spin classes and yoga), everyone will have something to look forward to.
Condado Vanderbilt Hotel - Historic Oceanfront Opulence In Puerto Rico
History meets modern luxury in Puerto Rico at the Condado Vanderbilt Hotel. This legendary icon was first constructed in 1919, but has been refurbished for the 21st century. Enjoy the stunning views of San Juan and Condado while lounging by the pool, take in a salsa class or unwind at their relaxing spa.
Wedding guests will have plenty to do with the proximity to San Juan, water activities and complimentary wine and hor d’oeuvres served nightly.
If you want a grand, sophisticated event, Condado Vanderbilt Hotel is a perfect match. White glove service, sleek, stunning backdrops and the beauty of the ocean all come together for an unforgettable fairy tale destination wedding.
Santarena Hotel - Boutique Costa Rican Getaway
With 45 guest rooms and flats, Santarena Hotel offers a luxurious getaway in total seclusion. The town of Las Catalinas, where the property is located, doesn’t allow cars, enhancing the feel of being one with nature in a truly spectacular setting.
Accommodations are built for intimate pairs or big destination wedding groups with families, so there is something for everyone, regardless of the length of your stay.
Just steps away from the resort, enjoy hiking, biking, shopping, kayaking or bask in the gorgeous Costa Rican sun. This sustainable hotel offers the comforts of home with the convenience of resort living.
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