Caribbean Resorts Take the Stress Out of “I Dos”

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Couples receive a free wedding when they book three or more nights at a Sandals or Beaches Resorts hotel.
Couples receive a free wedding when they book three or more nights at a Sandals or Beaches resort.

These Caribbean resorts are taking the stress out of couples’ upcoming nuptials, vow renewals and honeymoons with specially curated destination wedding and honeymoon packages.

Free Love
Sandals Resorts and Beaches resorts are offering a free Beautiful Beginnings wedding ($500 value) to couples who book a minimum of three nights at one of their resorts, in addition to a free honeymoon for couples who book rooms for their friends and family. To qualify for the special, couples must marry at a Sandals resort between now and Dec. 25 or Jan. 2 through Aug. 31, 2016. Couples who book five rooms, between now and Dec. 25, will receive the sixth room free; one room free when they reserve 12 rooms; or two rooms free when they reserve 18 rooms. Couples who marry between Jan. 2 and Aug. 31, 2016 receive the 12th room free when they reserve 11 rooms; one room free when they reserve 24 rooms; or two rooms free when they reserve 36 rooms. All Sandals and Beaches resorts’ wedding packages feature a personal wedding planner, a wedding gift and a 30-minute reception with sparkling wine and cold hors d’oeuvres for up to six guests. The inclusive honeymoon package includes nighttime turndown service, a complimentary honeymoon photo, and a honeymoon dinner at one of the resort’s restaurant complete with a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine.

Sandals has also revealed its new WeddingMoons Specialist 2.0 Program for agents. The program offers training modules, expanded resources and increased commissions. Once agents become Sandals WeddingMoons certified specialists or reach the silver, gold or platinum tier, they will be able to earn benefits, such as increased wedding commissions, placement within the Find a WeddingMoons Specialist section of sandals.com and beaches.com, and a free “retie the knot” ceremony. For more information on Sandals’ resorts, call (877) 726-3257 or visit sandals.com/weddingmoons/weddings. For more information on Beaches’ resorts, call (877) 232-2437 or visit beaches.com/weddingmoons/weddings.

The Four Seasons Resort Nevis’ wedding ceremonies can take place at the resort’s historic sugar mill, on Pinney’s Beach or in the lush outdoors.
The Four Seasons Resort Nevis’ wedding ceremonies can take place at the resort’s historic sugar mill, on Pinney’s Beach or in the lush outdoors.

Love Anew
The Four Seasons Resort Nevis has created new wedding and honeymoon packages for guests wishing to incorporate the island’s culture into their special day. Located on a long stretch of sand on Pinney’s Beach in Saint Kitts and Nevis, this five-star Four Seasons property offers 196 guestrooms, 40 private residence rentals and 2-storey cottages, in addition to a great location just minutes away from museums, plantation homes and historic churches that date back to the 1600s. Soon-to-be brides and grooms can soak away or work off last-minute jitters at the hotel’s infinity-edge pools or fitness center. However, the couple’s real focus will be on their special moment, which will be much less complicated thanks to the Four Seasons Resort Nevis’ four new wedding and vow renewal packages—Quintessentially Nevis, Nevis Vista Villa, Happily Ever After, and Come Away with Me.

The Quintessentially Nevis ceremony, wedding and dinner package includes flower arrangements, Nevisian entertainment, and a menu featuring locally sourced ingredients. Couples can exchange their vows in front of the resort’s Old Sugar Mill, on Pinney’s Beach or in the outdoors surrounded by the island’s tropical greenery. Extra special touches such as customized wedding favors, a specialty cocktail created for the couple to enjoy at the reception, and spa treatments that use fresh herbs from the Spa’s herb garden are complimentary. Another option is the Come Away with Me package, which comes with a personal wedding specialist who will plan each couples’ ceremony down to the location, musical selections and flowers used to decorate the aisle. A wedding photographer will be on hand to capture the nuptials, champagne toast and the cake cutting. After the wedding, couples can relax the next day in a private beach cabana with personal butler service, champagne, and a 25-minute hand and foot reflexology session for two. Rates start at $4,500. For more information, call (869) 469-1111 or visit fourseasons.com/nevis/weddings.

The Magdalena Grand Beach & Golf Resort's Romantic Honeymoon package features elegant touches such as a hotel suite decorated with rose petals.
The Magdalena Grand Beach & Golf Resort’s Romantic Honeymoon package features elegant touches such as a hotel suite decorated with rose petals.

After the “I Dos”
The 200-guestroom Magdalena Grand Beach & Golf Resort in Tobago is saving its best for the last chapter in a couple’s union with an 8-day Romantic Honeymoon package. As soon as couples arrive, they are whisked off to their rose petal-decorated 1-bedroom Oceanfront Suite, where chocolate-covered strawberries, two glasses of Prosecco and a private hot tub await. Couples can spend quality time together horseback riding along the beach, taking in a few rounds of golf at the resort’s 18-hole championship course, Tobago Plantations Golf Course, or swimming in one of the resort’s three pools. Additional hotel amenities include a tennis court, fitness center and a salon and spa. At the end of their stay, couples are treated with a remembrance gift from the resort to take home. Daily dinner and wine as well as buffet breakfasts are included. Rates start at $2,789 per couple dbl. For more information, call (866) 353-6222 or visit magdalenagrand.com.