More and more people are choosing to exchange their wedding vows away from home. A destination wedding is a great alternative to the traditional, and often times, stressful wedding setting. A simple solution is an all-inclusive resort for your special day, where coordinators will plan, decorate and manage all details, however big or small. Here are a few all-inclusive resorts that are sure to provide a beautiful, unforgettable day for you and your family.
Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun
Not only do the waiters at this Caribbean Sea resort meet you with a glass of champagne as you enter the beautiful Spanish doors, they also offer wonderful wedding and honeymoon packages. Just outside Playa del Carmen and only 45 minutes from Tulum ruins, or Cancun, Secrets Capri is a quaint, concierge-style resort with beautiful oceanside gazebos and an aqua ocean as backdrops for the special day. Wedding packages start at $799.
Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun Carretera Federal 387, KM 299 Solidaridad, Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo, México C.P.77710 +52-984-873-4880 www.secretsresorts.com/capri/
Kona Village Resort in Kona, Hawaii
Kona Village is located on the Big Island, in the Kona District of Hawaii. Thatched-roof bungalows line the stunning 82-acre property. The oceanfront resort offers two options for your wedding; there's the "Island Site," adorned by tropical gardens and palm trees, or the "South Point Tiki Site," which sits on southern Kahuwai Bay and offers a panoramic view of the ocean sunset. Wedding coordinators are available to alleviate any stress. For assistance, contact the Events & Wedding Coordinator at 808-325-4374. The cost is approximately $1,875 plus tax for the ceremony, which does not include overnight accommodations.
Kahuwai Bay Dr, Ka'Upulehu, Hawaii - The Big Island Queen Ka'ahumanu Highway Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740 808-325-5555 www.konavillage.com/contents/v/Directions
Ladera Resort, St. Lucia
Within the beautiful island nation of Saint Lucia lies the intimate, all-inclusive resort, Ladera. You will be able to say your vows on the Paradise Pavilion, which overlooks the Piton Mountains and is 1,000 feet above the Caribbean Ocean. The $2,000 package includes all legal requirements and transportation costs, witnesses, fresh flowers, a bridal bouquet and boutonniere, and champagne for four. However, the cost does not include accommodation. Ladera has been recommended by "Forbes Traveler," "Modern Bride" and "Wine Enthusiasts" magazines, among others.
Ladera Resort, St. Lucia P.O. Box 225 Soufrière, St. Lucia West Indies 1-866-290-0978 www.ladera.com/