Caribbean All Inclusive and Boutique Resorts Destination Weddings

The Caribbean is a paradise filled with sun drenched beaches, gentle trade winds and the allure of the beautiful blues and warmth of the Caribbean Sea is it no wonder it’s a top pick for destination weddings?!

With over 30  islands you can find one that will be perfect for your Caribbean All Inclusive destination wedding !

You can choose from Caribbean islands that are chock full of activities beyond the soft, warm sand- ziplining, ATV tours, golf, horseback riding, river tubing. Caribbean islands where you can discover rainforests, waterfalls, mountains and volcanoes. To Caribbean islands that offer adventures both above and below the crystal clear seas or that beckon you to slow down and relax for awhile.

To get you started, we’ve handpicked 9 tropical islands that offer an amazing all inclusive or boutique resort experience. Each island has its own essence and rhythm to enjoy, cuisine to savor, history to explore, and warm smiles welcoming visitors from near and far. Read on to find which Caribbean island will work best for your all inclusive or boutique tropical island wedding!

So what’s it take to be a Sand & Sun Vacations

Caribbean Destination Wedding Favorite resort?

Great service, fantastic food options, cleanliness, a great beach or pool, a unique feature that makes it stand above others in it’s category, included amenities, elbow room, staff to guests ratio, policy’s that make our clients feel valued—not just another number, no long queues, responsive, involved management and happy employees = happy SSV clients! While we recognize that each of our VIP clients desire different features, ambiance and have different vacation needs, all of SSV clients are discerning travelers who expect the best value for their vacation!

Destination Weddings require all of the above, in addition to a responsive wedding coordinator, packages that are both beautiful and customizable, beautiful destination wedding locations, great group and/or wedding amenities!

 

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jamaica

Why Jamaica for an Island Destination Wedding? The scenery is breathtaking… the cuisine is scrumptious… the music is pulsating and the people are unforgettable and friendly.
One of the Caribbean’s most iconic and easy to get to and get married on destinations, a legendary island with a landscape that ranges from the stunning white sand beaches, tropical rainforest, soaring mountains to rolling meadows and dramatic coastlines. Jamaica is a land of adventure, sophistication and elegance.

Offering a rich cultural wealth that has created one people, out of many, and shaped a culture that is unmistakenly Jamaican ! This island has much to offer on land and above and below the Sea!

Jamaica was the birth place to legendary Bob Marley and also the all inclusive resort! As such couple seeking a Caribbean All Inclusive Destination Wedding will find an incredible amount of resorts to choose from as there is a wide range of all inclusive and boutique resorts that cater to couples only or families  !

Jamaica Destination Wedding Requirements


Residency Requirement
None required
Medical Tests
None required
Waiting Period
24 hours from arrival
Number of Witnesses
2
Documents Required
The following documents must be sent to the Jamaica Consulate

  • Proof of citizenship – certified copy of birth certificate, which includes father’s name
  • Parent’s written consent if under 18 years of age
  • Proof of divorce if applicable (original certificate of divorce)
  • Certified copy of death certificate for widow or widower
  • Italian nationals celebrating their wedding in Jamaica must notify their embassy and a certified copy of their marriage certificate forwarded to their embassy to be legalized and translated

Language of Documents

  • English is the official language so no translation is required
  • French Canadians need a notarised translated copy of all documents and a photocopy of the original French documents

Estimated Processing Fees

  • Licensing fee $75-$80 USD
  • Marriage official fees $50-$250 USD
  • To apply for your marriage license, call our Ministry of National Security at 1-876-906-4908 or visit the Ministry of National Security.

Civic Ceremony

  • Most common ceremony type
  • Marriage ceremonies may be conducted every day of the week between the hours of 6:00 and 20:00

Religious Ceremony

  • many denominations available, consult church

These are to be used as guidelines only and not as legal advice as requirements can change, please check the most current marriage requirements with your SSV travel agent, the resort or the country directly. Some resorts will require couples to be at the resort longer than the countries legal residency or waiting periods.


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antigua

Why Antigua for an Island Destination Wedding ? Best known for the warm and lovely waters from any of the 365 beaches, giving you a different choice each day for a year. Antigua is home to many boutique luxury resorts where you can be pampered, eat spectacular food, and relax with a massage or wrap in a top-notch spa.

History buffs be sure to explore begin at Nelson’s Dockyard. As you tour you’ll see remnants of Antigua’s sugar mills dot the countryside. Be sure to visit Shirley Heights on Sunday afternoons where steel pan and reggae musicians, flowing rum punch, and tasty barbecue are backed by the Caribbean sea. Divers can enjoy Cades Reef and a sunken three-masted ship. Eco-tours lead through inland lagoons, and of course those 365 beaches are a perennial draw.

 

Antigua Destination Wedding Requirements


Residency Requirement
None required
Medical Tests
None required
Waiting Period
There is no waiting time in the country in order to obtain a Special License.
Number of Witnesses
2
Documents Required

  • Valid passport, or birth certificate and valid ID picture: e.g. driver’s license or state issued ID (UK / European residents, beware, the latter refers to US citizens; lose your passport and you can not marry!)
  • Proof of Status: Single – a declaration is signed within Antigua and Barbuda – Divorced – Original Decree Absolute which includes the seal of the court where the Decree is issued – Widow / Widower – Marriage Certificate and Death Certificate of husband / wife.
  • Application form is filled out and signed at the Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs in St. John’s.
  • Both parties must be present at the time of the application.
  • For further information please contact the Ministry of Legal Affairs, Tel: 562 0381

Language of Documents
Estimated Processing Fees

  • Special License fee of $150.00
  • There is a registration free of $40.00 to be paid at the Registrar’s Office.
  • Ceremonies can be performed between the hours of 6:00am and 6:00pm

These are to be used as guidelines only and not as legal advice as requirements can change, please check the most current marriage requirements with your travel agent, the resort or the country directly. Some resorts will require couples to be at the resort longer than the countries legal residency or waiting periods.


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Dominican-Republic

Why Dominican Republic for an Island Destination Wedding ? Those seeking pure relaxation will love lounging on a powdery white swath of sand. Dominican Republic doesn’t have extensive tour/excursion opportunities, this island is for you if you are a beach lover and content to stay on the resort!

Known for its beautiful beaches this Spanish speaking island sprawls across more than half of Hispaniola, the second-largest Caribbean island.

Punta Cana is the most popular resort area on this island. New all inclusive hotels and all inclusive mega-resorts line the palm fringed beaches– couples and their destination wedding guests can enjoy Nick Faldo golf courses, water-sports centers, spas and a full-service marina, and three Jack Nicklaus golf courses. Restaurants, boutiques, a casino and polo grounds are part of the long term plans.

Those seeking a Caribbean All Inclusive Destination Weddings will find an incredible amount of resorts to choose from!

Dominican Republic Destination Wedding Requirements


Residency Requirement
None required
Medical Tests
None required
Waiting Period
None required
Number of Witnesses
2
Documents Required
The following documents must be sent to the Dominican Republic Consulate

  • Photocopy of valid Passport.
  • Original long-form Birth Certificate
  • Original Statutory Declaration of Single Status
  • If previously married (divorced or widowed), original Divorce Certificate or Death Certificate or a notarized photocopy
  • if the bride to be is divorced or widowed, by law she must wait ten (10) months before she remarries
  • Passport: Required for identification purpose only

Language of Documents
Birth Certificate, Statutory Declaration of Single Status, Divorce Certificate and Death Certificate require translation into Spanish and legalization by a Dominican Republic Consulate.
Estimated Processing Fees
Legalizations: USD 100.00 per document / Translations: USD 40.00 per document
Civic Ceremony
will be married by a Judge and need to pay legal fees for ceremony. Only one judge per region so Judge may not be present for your actual ceremony time (conducted by resort wedding coordinator in that instance) and may see the judge later that night to sign the paperwork.
Religious Ceremony
Catholic ceremonies are recognized when planned in coordination with your home church

These are to be used as guidelines only and not as legal advice as requirements can change, please check the most current marriage requirements with your travel agent, the resort or the country directly. Some resorts will require couples to be at the resort longer than the countries legal residency or waiting periods.


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bahamas

Why should you consider the Bahamas for an Island Destination Wedding? From the relaxed ambiance of the Out Islands, to the bustling energy of Nassau and Paradise Island, The Bahamas will suit luxurious and down-home tastes, and everything in between. Secluded white-sand and pink-sand beaches with the bluest waters in the world entice those looking for a close to home escape.

Conch is the quintessential Bahamian delicacy, eaten scorched, deep-fried, stewed and steamed. No matter how you enjoy your conch, washing it down with a cold Kalik or Sands beer, both brewed in The Bahamas is a pleasure.
Diving and snorkeling are first class in The Bahamas and it is said that The Bahamas has the largest marine mammals found anywhere in the world. It is unique in the region because of its luxuriant coral growth. Blue holes, both inland and in the ocean, are another draw, as well as highly acclaimed fly-fishing flats, where bonefish are abundant.

Just a 45-minute flight will transport you from Miami to the home of Rake & Scrape music and the jubilant Junkanoo.


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st.lucia

Why St. Lucia for an Island Destination Wedding? Gorgeous palm-fringed beaches ranging from powder white to exotic black sand, miles of unspoiled rainforest, natural waterfalls, the majestic Piton Mountains, friendly locals, and breath-taking views around every corner impress the most traveled individuals. Those who choose St. Lucia for a honeymoon, vacation or destination wedding are sure to create lasting memories and stunning vacation photo’s. St. Lucia is an island of endless beauty.

Activities abound for the traveler that wants to see and do it all that range from eco adventure both above and below the sea. Known for its stunning snorkel and dive spots with crystal clear and warm water, visitors can explore coral reefs and a multitude variety of fish and marine mammels.

And it all begins with the iconic Pitons, two peaks that rise majestically towards the sky. Taking a sail along the coast or a hike up the Gros Piton or will inspire a vacationer with awe. So whether you’re ziplining over the rainforest, rejuvenating in the wonderfully unique mud baths at Sulphur Springs, taking a journey back in time when visiting the ruins of the old fort on Pidgeon Island or running your hands across the billowing sails of your catamaran, the sensations of Saint Lucia are sure to stir your soul.

The romance traveler will find a large variety of boutique or adult only luxury all inclusive resorts to chose from and be pampered at!

Saint Lucia is the perfect destination, whether you’re after romance, rejuvenation or adventure! St. Lucia offers couples seeking multiple choices for their Caribbean All Inclusive Destination Wedding with a lovely collection of all inclusive, boutique resorts and all inclusive boutique resorts to chose from!

St. Lucia Destination Wedding Requirements


Residency Requirement
None required
Medical Tests
None required
Waiting Period
4 working days
Number of Witnesses
2
Documents Required
The following documents are required

  • Passport, Birth certificate & decree absolute (if one of the parties is divorced)
  • A death certificate of first spouse (in the case of a widow/widower)
  • A sworn affidavit of consent stamped by a Notary Public if one of the parties is under age 18
  • An authenticated translation if required documents are not in English

Language of Documents
English
Estimated Processing Fees

  • $335EC for license applied more than 7 days in advance
  • $540EC for license applied less than 7 days in advance
  • $100 registrar fee

Civic Ceremony
Most ceremonies are civic ceremonies
Religious Ceremony
Catholic ceremonies permitted per dictates of Catholic church.

These are to be used as guidelines only and not as legal advice as requirements can change, please check the most current marriage requirements with your travel agent, the resort or the country directly. Some resorts will require couples to be at the resort longer than the countries legal residency or waiting periods.


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south-caribbean

Grenada Destination Wedding Requirements


Residency Requirement
Visitors must be resident on island for a minimum of three days (including weekends and holidays) before applying for a Marriage License.
Medical Tests
None required
Waiting Period
Application for a Marriage License is then made at the Prime Minister’s Office and the necessary stamp duty and license fees paid.  This process takes about two days but slightly longer if either party is divorced as documents must be sent to the Ministry of Legal Affairs.
Number of Witnesses

Documents Required

  • Valid passports
  • Birth Certificates
  • Sworn Affidavit, or letter from a Clergy Man, Lawyer or Registry if one or both parties are single, attesting to the fact that the parties involved have not been married previously (one each if both are single)
    Decree Absolute if divorced (one each is both are divorced)
  • If widowed, a death certificate
  • If under the age of 18, evidence of parental consent by way of an Affidavit from a Lawyer or Notary Public
  • Legal proof if name is changed by Deed Poll

Language of Documents
All documents must be in English and certified
Estimated Processing Fees
EC $100.00

These are to be used as guidelines only and not as legal advice as requirements can change, please check the most current marriage requirements with your travel agent, the resort or the country directly. Some resorts will require couples to be at the resort longer than the countries legal residency or waiting periods.


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turks&caicos

Why Turks & Caicos for an Island Destination Wedding? Just a 90-minute flight from Miami you will discover some 230 miles of white powdery beaches, superb diving, a collection of top-drawer accommodations, gourmet restaurants and a steady stream of celebrity visits with the island chain’s newfound notoriety. The A-list comes for pleasures that are simple and straightforward; there’s not one iota of hustle-bustle.

The underwater scene is amazing for its visibility, with more than 30 percent of the islands protected, ensuring a bounty of marine life including spotted eagle rays, turtles and huge schools of jacks. Sport fishing is also a big draw, with anglers seeking out blue marlin, sailfish and wahoo that ply the deep blue waters. Mangrove salt flats offer a prime habitat for wily bonefish, especially along South Caicos. And on Provo, bird watchers enjoy acres of inland lakes frequented by white herons and pink flamingos.

Couples will find an array of boutique resorts that offer intimate destination weddings.

Turks & Caicos Destination Wedding Requirements


Residency Requirement
None required

Medical Tests
None required

Waiting Period
48 Hours

Number of Witnesses
2

Documents Required
The following documents are required

  • Photo identification/ passport id
  • Birth certificate.
  • From a certificate of no-impediment the registry, country/state where you reside.
  • Affidavit of single status (office will provide form)
  • Divorce decree
  • Death certificate (if widow or widower) and, copy of marriage certificate verifying the marriage between the deceased spouse and declarant.
  • Copy of legal status (work permit or immigration status)
  • Two (2) declaration forms
  • Application form for special license. (application form can be obtained from the registrar general’s office or from any marriage officer)
  • Copy of TCI immigration arrival and departure stamp

Language of Documents
English

Estimated Processing Fees
$250 license fee

Civic Ceremony
Wedding permitted by marriage officer or registrar

Religious Ceremony
Religious weddings recognized

These are to be used as guidelines only and not as legal advice as requirements can change, please check the most current marriage requirements with your travel agent, the resort or the country directly. Some resorts will require couples to be at the resort longer than the countries legal residency or waiting periods.


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Please keep in mind that resorts may require destination wedding couples to arrive several days prior to the government required residency! Destination Wedding Requirements are subject to change—information provided here is to be used only as a guideline. It is up to each couple to verify the current requirements.