20 Resorts Ideal for Destination Weddings

PHOTO: Bride and groom enjoy a destination wedding on the beach. (photo via Flickr/Eugenio "The Wedding Traveler" WILMAN) (Flickr/Eugenio "The Wedding Traveler" WILMAN)
Lauren Bowman
by Lauren Bowman
Last updated: 6:00 AM ET, Wed January 22, 2020

Destination Wedding Planning

Planning a wedding is hard, and if you're wanting to have a destination wedding, things can get downright complicated. One of the best solutions is to work with a travel agent who knows how to plan weddings. The second is choosing a resort that caters to destination weddings. The following is a roundup of some of the best resorts for a destination wedding.

Sandals Grande Antigua

Sandals offers a great adult getaway to the Caribbean, and Sandals Grande Antigua may just be one of the top all-inclusive resorts you can choose from. Weddings are not uncommon here, so it's easier for brides to work with the resort on different wedding packages they offer. Plus, knowing that a resort is well-versed at weddings means that it's less likely for things to go wrong on your big day.

Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya

Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya is the perfect all-inclusive to get you amped up for your wedding. It's easy to combine any bachelor/bachelorette parties with your wedding and honeymoon all in one. And with special adults-only areas, you can still enjoy the resort away from your guests that are bringing their families down.

Moon Palace Cancun

Most people want to be surrounded by their friends and family on their special day, but it's nice to also have some separation from extended family members in the days after you're married. Moon Palace Cancun not only provides a romantic all-inclusive setting for your wedding, but they also have the added benefit of offering local excursions to cenotes, Chichen Itza and more.

Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall

Get ready to be pampered at Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall. From the incredible food options included in your all-inclusive stay to making sure you have enough time to enjoy their world-class spa, the most you'll have to worry about is whether or not you'll want to walk barefoot down the aisle.

Laucala Resort Island

Many people like to opt for destination weddings because it automatically reduces their guest list. If you're wanting a really small and intimate ceremony, you may want to look into a location a bit further away than just the Caribbean.

Laucala Resort Island in Fiji is the perfect upscale destination for all your wedding wishes. With farm-to-table cuisine and a beautiful island backdrop, you'll feel as if you walked into your own slice of paradise.

'Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach

'Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach opened in May 2018 after a $125 million redevelopment of the property. Although not an all-inclusive resort, 'Alohilani Resort offers guests an upscale and sophisticated luxurious stay on Honolulu with breathtaking views of the ocean and Diamond Head.

La Residence in Franschhoek, South Africa

Most people think safaris when they think of traveling to South Africa, but Franschhoek is a renowned wine region of the area. La Residence strives to "Give [Their] Guests a Complete Experience and a Perfect Stay." So anything a bride can dream up for their special day, the resort aims to deliver.

Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun

Another adults-only Caribbean resort, Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun specializes in weddings and catering to brides. This means that if you want a destination wedding with as little of a planning headache as possible, this resort is for you, providing couples with the ease of flying into Cancun, a beautiful tropical backdrop and tailored wedding packages based around their wants and budget.

Grand Fiesta Americana Los Cabos All-Inclusive Golf & Spa

Sometimes brides worry about their guests having enough to do during their destination wedding getaway. Grand Fiesta Americana Los Cabos All-Inclusive Golf & Spa is the perfect location to making sure everyone is entertained while also getting the perfect tropical wedding of their dreams. With plenty of activities located around the property and the ease of an all-inclusive, the Grand Fiesta Americana is a favorite Los Cabos resort.

Excellence Oyster Bay

Excellence Oyster Bay in Jamaica really raises the bar for luxury adults-only all-inclusive resorts. With their all-suite accommodations on a private peninsula, you'll feel as though you're on your very own tropical paradise while only being 30 minutes from the airport.

Dunton Hot Springs

Having a destination wedding doesn't necessarily mean you have to go somewhere warm and tropical. What about a snowy mountain getaway instead? Dunton Hot Springs in Dunton, Colorado offers the perfect escape for those who love spending their time in the snow and mountains.

Club Med Miches Playa Esmeralda

The highly anticipated brand new Club Med Miches Playa Esmeralda in the Dominican Republic is now open. A brand new property sitting on 93 acres, this resort has it all-adults-only areas, a secret candy shop for kids and beautiful views of the Caribbean.

Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort & Spa

Another recently built all-inclusive is the Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort and Spa in Mexico. Located in the much quieter district of Costa Mujeres than Cancun, the hotel was designed with Millennials in mind. With plenty of on-property activities and a world-class spa, you'll be able to unwind in this tropical haven before and after your big day.

Grand Hotel Tremezzo

A truly remarkable resort, the Grand Hotel Tremezzo on Italy's Lake Como offers guests stunning views. This property offers an intimate escape with only 92 rooms available-eight of which are the highly-coveted Rooftop Suites. Indulge yourself with a private terrace and heated jacuzzi while overlooking one of Italy's most famed locations.

Atlantis Paradise Island

Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas is the ultimate mega-resort. With 21 dining options to choose from and a 141-acre Aquaventure water park, you could easily not see your guests until you're walking down the aisle. Plus this resort offers multiple vacation packages to fit anyone's vacation budget.

The Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal

The former Resort at Pedregal was recently renovated and unveiled by Hilton's luxury brand-The Waldorf Astoria. Guests are in the lap of luxury with many rooms being suites and Personal Concierges to help with your every whim. The regal details and layout of the resort only enhance the beauty of the area.

Le Ciel Santorini

Santorini, Greece tops many travelers' bucket lists. with the iconic white stone building, blue roofs and enchanting views of the Mediterranean Sea. Le Ciel Santorini is the ultimate resort in making any bride's Mediterranean dream wedding come true. Specializing in destinations weddings, their packages help to take the guesswork and headaches out of planning an overseas wedding.

Hotel Xcaret Mexico

Wanting to make sure all your guests' interests are met? Hotel Xcaret Mexico has everything from off-property excursions, activities for visitors of all ages, the perks of being 'all fun inclusive', a topnotch spa and is located in the heart of beautiful Riviera Maya.

Hard Rock Tenerife Hotel

A lesser-known island paradise, Tenerife is the largest of Spain's Canary Islands which are located off the coast of West Africa. Hard Rock Tenerife Hotel offers brides an easy and well-equipped option on the island. With all the traditional amenities of a Hard Rock property and the added bonus of the unique island's atmosphere.

Sandos Playacar

Located in Riviera Maya, Sandos Playacar is the ultimate in upscale relaxation. With exclusive adults-only spaces and a variety of spa options, you'll find yourself truly rejuvenated in time for your special day. There are also plenty of family-friendly areas for those in your group traveling with kids.

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