The Latest on Destination Weddings in the Caribbean

Atlantis, Paradise Island

With engagement season well underway, now’s the time to review all the options for booking a Caribbean wedding.

Atlantis, Paradise Island Launches Jewish Weddings, Celebrations Program

Atlantis, Paradise Island in The Bahamas recently announced a new program catering to groups celebrating Jewish weddings.

In partnership with Kosherica, a Glatt Kosher travel industry brand, the dedicated “LOVE Atlantis Weddings and Celebrations” team works closely with bridal couples and group leaders to fully customize their momentous occasion.

Jewish celebrations at Atlantis include a selection of special Kosher menus as well as special cultural touches, ranging from a chuppah overlooking the Bahamian waters to a locally-based Rabbi and a tropical Yichud area.

Kosherica was founded over 20 years ago by Yehuda Shifman and has delivered vacations to Jewish cruise travelers.

The Jewish Wedding program can be combined with select "LOVE Atlantis" wedding packages or planned on a custom basis. Enhancement options include a locally-based Rabbi available for religious ceremonies; a decorated chuppah enhancement with an array of floral options; exclusive Yichud area following the ceremony and a dedicated “LOVE Atlantis Jewish Wedding Manager.”

Groups wishing to plan a Bar or Bat Mitzvah at Atlantis can work with a celebrations specialist on creating a custom package to include ceremony location, daily breakfast, photography services and photo album and dolphin swims.

New Bahamas Resort Offers Unique Wedding Venue

The Sunset Terrace at Warwick Paradise Island Bahamas, one of the newest resorts in The Bahamas, has an arrival dock and expansive Harbour boardwalk with Mermaids Lookout, a unique waterside wedding belvedere offering a picture-perfect backdrop for destination weddings and vow renewals (packages available upon request).

All-inclusive rates at the resort include all meals and snacks; alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages; standard Wi-Fi Internet access from the “beach to the bedroom;” use of the fully-equipped fitness center; daily activities, including bocce, beach volleyball, basketball, tennis, horseshoes and use of bicycles; nightly entertainment; as well as gratuities, surcharges and 7.5 percent Value Added Tax (VAT).

Re-Branded Sandals Resort in Jamaica to Include New Italian Honeymoon Beachfront Room 

Sandals Resorts recently announced the re-launch of its award-winning resort in Jamaica, Sandals South Coast.

Formerly known as Sandals Whitehouse European Village & Spa, the totally transformed "Luxury Included" recently unveiled renovations that include a new room category for honeymooners, the Italian Honeymoon Beachfront Room.

These newly renovated beachfront rooms reside in the first through fourth levels of the Italian Riviera. Inside, the room is adorned with custom crafted furnishings, a four-poster king-size bed and large smart TV. A sliding barn-style door within the room leads to a bathroom equipped with backlit mirrors, dual faucets, a modern shower/tub combination, and recessed lighting. Outside, a glass door leads to a balcony or patio offering sweeping views of the beach and lush tropical gardens.

Divi & Tamarijn Aruba Offers 2017 Wedding & Honeymoon Packages

The Divi & Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusives are offering an array of packages for destination weddings and honeymoons. 

Couples who decide to book their nuptials at the Divi Aruba All Inclusive or the Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive will receive extra savings, with a complimentary Honeymoon Package including an upgrade to an Oceanview or Beachside room. The newlyweds need only to have their wedding guests reserve up to 10 double occupancy rooms for five nights. The Honeymoon Package also includes a bottle of champagne, a free night anniversary certificate, candlelight dinner for two and remembrance gift.

For larger wedding parties, couples who have their guests book a minimum of 20 double occupancy rooms for at least five nights will receive their free honeymoon stay of up to seven nights with all of the above inclusions plus either a $1,000 credit towards the wedding package of their choice or a complimentary Essential Wedding Package that provides premium amenities from wedding coordinator present at ceremony to a palm-fringed aisle with candle walk. For those who've already said "I Do" but are looking to renew their vows, the Divi & Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusives also offer a Romantic Renewal/Commitment Package.

In addition to specific package features, honeymooners staying at the Divi Aruba have all- inclusive use of all facilities and services of the adjacent, oceanfront Tamarijn Aruba, giving them the option to experience the numerous activities available or to simply relax on the beach together. The Honeymoon Package is value-added with prices based on seasonal nightly rates and is available year round.