A beach is the epitome of a romantic setting for a wedding, with the most beautiful backdrop of technicoloured skies and crystal waters, topped off with a luxurious holiday in paradise with your new spouse and your family!
With the vast range of stunning beaches across the world, bring your dream island wedding to life by choosing from our line-up of the best beach locations.
Makena Cove Beach – Maui, Hawaii
Walk down the aisle in the tropical heaven of Maui in Hawaii, the state’s second largest island. Discover Makena Cove Beach which offers an extraordinary backdrop for your wedding, featuring a walled-in cove, golden sand and beautiful palm trees. With less rain and visitors than other beaches as well as spectacular sunsets, this beach is perfect for a small, intimate setting for your special day.
Stay at the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, a luxury hotel overlooking Wailea Beach and featuring three swimming pools and restaurants. Choose from ocean or garden view rooms and treat yourself to relaxing spa treatments to unwind after your wedding.
Seven Mile Beach – Negril, Jamaica
Exchange your vows in front of a breath-taking sunset at the famous Seven Mile Beach, dance to the beat of some of the best reggae bands and stay at one of Jamaica’s many luxurious resorts.
This award-winning beach was historically known for being ruled by pirates but is now celebrated for being one of the best beaches in the whole of Jamaica! Admire the stunning surroundings of cliffs, palm trees and endless golden sand, which is popular among visitors but is so large that you are guaranteed to find the perfect spot to host a blissful wedding.
Stay at the Skylark resort or choose this as the venue for your ceremony, as it is situated on the Seven Mile Beach! Featuring an all-weather venue as well as a beachfront venue, this hotel ticks the boxes of both a wedding and accommodation for you and your guests.
Maroma Beach – Riviera Maya, Mexico
Give your wedding a Mexican twist by following the luminaria tradition of lining the aisle with glowing candles on the peaceful Maroma Beach, one of the best beaches in Riviera Maya.
The main way to access the beach is through the Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun resort, which is also the perfect accommodation for your wedding vacation. This glamorous hotel is worthy of its AAA’s 5 Diamond Award as it features 13 outdoor pools, 7 restaurants and a coffee shop.
Enjoy a range of activities with your new spouse and guests after the wedding, including dance lessons, beach and pool volleyball, archery and more in the all-inclusive deal! Snorkelling, diving, tours of ancient ruins and tubing are also available out-with the hotel.
Pangulasian Island – El Nido, Philippines
What better place to celebrate your dream wedding than the island that was voted the best in the world? El Nido is famed for its white-sand beaches, coral reefs and as a gateway to the Bacuit archipelago, which is where you will find Pangulasian Island.
Spot the exotic fish and sea turtles in the turquoise waters of the sustainable, luxurious island resort run by El Nido Resorts, before marrying your significant other in your choice of location from the beach to the garden chapel or the hidden cove! Celebrate afterwards with a sunset cruise and stay at the accommodation in the resort, offering 42 deluxe Filipino-style suites.
Le Meridien – Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Set your wedding at the extraordinary island that sits on an inactive volcano, Bora Bora, known for its brilliant lagoons, incredible resorts and adventurous activities.
Le Meridien is an elegant island resort within Bora Bora, overlooking Mount Otemanu and the iconic lagoon. Make this the backdrop of your divine wedding as you declare your love for your new spouse in front of your guests in a luxurious overwater chapel, followed by a celebration on the soft white sand of the beach.
Amalfi Coast – Italy
Italy is one of the most romantic and charming settings for a unique wedding that is often overlooked when it comes to beach holidays. However, the hidden treasure of the Amalfi Coast is one that may be the perfect choice to fulfill your idea of a dream beach wedding.
This trip offers rich value with fascinating culture, seaside towns, cliffs, and a stunning coastline. The best wedding venues along the Amalfi Coast can usually only be accessed by wedding planners who know the area well, as many of them are privately owned.
By Layla Maguire
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