Top 3 Tropical Places to Have a Destination Wedding

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A destination wedding is one of the most exciting ways to unite into married life with one another. Whether it is a small intimate wedding of 50 or less or an elopement with just the two of you, there is no going wrong with this decision of a lifetime. There are so many breathtaking locations across the globe, but we have narrowed it down to our top 3 current locations to have the tropical destination wedding of your dreams. So, grab a cocktail, sit back and enjoy diving in to these next few paragraphs. You’ll definitely be ready to book your flights once you are through reading.

1. Kauai, Hawaii

Number one on the list is Kauai, Hawaii. Kauai, known as the “garden island” of Hawaii, is a picture perfect location to have a tropical and intimate wedding of your dreams. The island is filled with everything including beautiful green taro fields, mountainous beaches, and some of the best high landscape views. There are so many beautiful ceremony areas on the North and South shores of the island.

If you are looking in the North, make sure to check out the Princeville Resort, which has spectacular mountain views and even it’s own private beach. If you decide to get married on the south, be sure to consider the Grand Hyatt Resort and Spa, located in Poipu. This resort backs up to shipwreck beach, where massive turtles linger on the shoreline during sunset.

If you are curious for something a bit more daring and are considering an elopement, there are a other locations that would be great for that as well. Some of these include various hiking viewpoints along the Napali Coast and Waimea Canyon. There are so many places to explore in Kauai and it is a great location if you are looking for somewhere that is still within the United States, but feels unique and semi cultural. There is no denying that this is the most beautiful island of the Hawaiian islands.

2. St. John, Virgin Islands

Number two on the list is St John, Virgin Islands. Many people don’t realize this, but St. John and St. Thomas are still part of US Law, which means that you can legalize your marriage while being on the island. How cool is that?! There are beautiful venues throughout St. John and the beaches are incredibly serene. The culture of the island is relaxed and filled with nature and landscape. Wild donkeys and deer can be seen daily. If you and your wedding guests decide to island hop for a day, it is a short 15 minute ferry ride over to St. Thomas as well. Some of the most spectacular venues on St John include Gallows Point Resort, The Westin St. John Villas, and Cruz Bay Boutique hotel. If you are looking for an adventurous elopement, try a sunset sailing elopement across the clear turquoise waters. You won’t regret this choice! Don’t forget to grab some snorkel gear, a rum punch and your bathing suit for the days following the celebration.

3. Thailand

Coming in at number three is Thailand. It doesn’t get much more exotic than this Southeast Asian oasis. From the Phi Phi Islands, to elephant sanctuaries and Temples of Buddha, Thailand has all the character and spiritual feeling you are looking for to make for a relaxing wedding day. If you are looking to stay within a budget, the American dollar holds very strong in Thailand with $1 equaling 31.98 Thai Baht. Some extraordinary wedding venues include Trisara, Phulay Bay Ritz Carlton, Soneva Kiri, and the Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort. There are plenty of extravagent and luxurious airbnbs for your guests to choose from as well. If you are looking to plan an elopement, a great idea would be to take a traditional long trail boat out to one of the beaches and explore the Phi Phi Islands and beautiful waters around the mainland. You can be sure to enjoy warm waters, creatively shaped rock structures, and amazing traditional Thai food and drink.

There are so many excellent places to have a destination wedding, with these being just a few starters to get your mind going. For more recommendations, feel free to reach out to us through the contact form and we would love to help you collaborate on even more location ideas and answer any questions you may have. No matter where you choose to have your destination wedding, make sure it is exactly what you want and don’t hesitate to let your happiness come first. Choose a location that you will cherish forever and always look back on happily.

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