Sun, sand and celebrating your love for each other: here are some of JLife’s recommendations for intimate destination weddings in sunnier climes.
Matangi Private Island Resort | Fiji
Nothing says luxury quite like a private island, and this one in Fiji is a secluded paradise. Matangi Island’s wedding package includes the decorated venue, a marriage license, a wedding coordinator, a minister to preside over the service, floral leis for the bride and groom and two others, a bouquet for the bride, a choir, wedding cake, champagne, a private beach- side candle lit dinner, and a 60-minute massage, all for just $1,500.
The Bellagio | Las Vegas | USA
Las Vegas is known as the marriage capital of the world, so what better place for a destination wedding? The Bellagio is a swanky hotel and casino on the main strip which offers a variety of wedding packages to suit any budget. All packages include the wedding ceremony, use of a dressing room, a bouquet or boutonniere, music, an officiant, photographs, and a live broadcast of the ceremony.
Olympic Lagoon | Nissi Beach | Cyprus
Boasting white sand beaches, crystal blue waters, and baby turtles hatching overnight, Nissi beach is a wedding paradise. A sprawling resort, the grounds contain an adults-only hotel, so your post-wedding honeymoon won’t be interrupted by the piercing sounds of family holidays. This adults-only area includes a variety of restaurants, tranquil pools, and entertainment experiences.
Caldera’s Dolphin Suites | Santorini | Greece
Perched on the top of a cliff and overlooking the Aegean sea, this intimate wedding venue has a dreamlike quality. The hotel itself only has 12 rooms and the wedding package is based on 10 guests, so this is one to bear in mind only if you’re looking for a small ceremony. Santorini itself is famous for its blue domed roofs and white-washed buildings and will make for some stunning wedding photos.
Sugar Beach | Mauritius
This grand five star hotel in Mauritius is the perfect setting for a deluxe wedding. Their wedding package offers a gorgeous ceremony setting (chosen by you), a wedding planner, ceremony set-up and décor, bouquet and boutonniere, a wedding cake, a romantic dinner for two, an in-room breakfast, a Japanese-style bath for the bridal couple with a detox cocktail at the spa, and a gift on your wedding day.
Grand Mirage Resort | Bali
Bali is a popular destination thanks to its temperate weather and beautiful scenery. The Grand Mirage resort offers a variety of locations for wedding ceremonies to give you the exact experience you want. Those looking for a more traditional ceremony can get married in the on-site chapel. Or, if you’re looking to show off that island scenery go for the beachside option and tie the knot on beautiful white sands. Or for some truly spectacular views you can say “I do” at the infinity pool which looks out over the ocean.
Tongabezi Lodge | Zambia
Get in touch with your wild side by getting married at Tongabezi Lodge, with the ceremony taking place on Livingstone Island. Reciting your vows in the wake of one of the seven natural wonders of the world is a memory that is sure to last a lifetime. The island sits at the brink of Victoria Falls, which sees 10 million litres of water rush through it every second. This option has the potential for some truly enviable wedding photos.
Breathless Riviera | Cancun
Breathless Riviera offers all-adult wedding experiences to fit any vibe. From Boho ceremonies under palm trees to breath-taking rooftop terrace services, Breathless Riviera has something for every couple. The hotel offers every couple an on-site wedding coordinator to take care of all the minute details, so you can focus on getting ready for the big day.