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Best Resort for a Destination Wedding (2023)

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  • Zemi Beach House

    Zemi Beach House
    Anguilla

    Situated on six oceanfront acres on Anguilla’s Shoal Bay, Zemi Beach House Hotel and Spa in Anguilla is all about ambience. Choose among many settings to say forever yes, whether by the pool, in the open-air restaurant, on the beach, or on the grounds of the Zemi Thai House Spa, a 300-year-old Thai building. Cozy bonfires, strings of twinkling lights and stylish pergolas add color and sparkle to outdoor receptions. Zemi Beach House also hosts petite weddings and elopements for those seeking deeply personal experiences with their beloveds. The resort features a selection of rooms, penthouses and beachfront suites with either garden or ocean views.
    Photo courtesy of 2020 Hilton

  • Garden of the Gods Resort

    Garden of the Gods Resort
    Colorado Springs, Colorado

    With sweeping panoramas of the Garden of the Gods National Landmark, Pikes Peak and the Rocky Mountains, a destination wedding at Garden of the Gods Resort is truly a divine experience. The resort proudly welcomes diverse cultural traditions, interfaith ceremonies and LGBTQ+ celebrations. Luxurious accommodations include 116 rooms and suites with private balconies or patios, as well as cottages and casitas for a "home away from home" experience. Treat wedding guests to outdoor adventures, such as falconry, zip-lining, mountain biking or rock climbing. For those seeking pure relaxation, an infinity pool, golf, tennis and a world-class spa await.
    Photo courtesy of Alchemy Creative

  • The Royal Hawaiian Resort, Waikiki

    The Royal Hawaiian Resort, Waikiki
    Honolulu, Hawaii

    Known for its iconic, pink exterior, The Royal Hawaiian claims to be the most-coveted spot on Waikiki Beach, with its billowing sanctuary of private, beachfront cabanas. The Royal Hawaiian provides wedding guests a five-star luxury experience, with couples choosing from a myriad of spectacular settings to exchange vows and celebrate. Beyond the ceremony, guests can experience a Royal Hawaiian culinary feast at the hotel's oceanfront luau or enjoy contemporary dishes at its upscale, beachside restaurant. There are no shortage of diversions. Opt for an afternoon of world-class shopping, pampering at the hotel's Abhasa Spa – or both!
    Photo courtesy of The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort

  • True Blue Bay Boutique Resort

    True Blue Bay Boutique Resort
    Saint George's, Grenada

    True Blue Bay, a family-owned boutique resort on the south coast of Grenada, offers an unforgettable backdrop for the perfect dream wedding in the Caribbean. From cocktail-style to sit-down dinners, arrangements can be made to suit wedding parties of all sizes. True Blue Bay wedding-romance coordinators help couples plan every detail, from legal matters to choosing a theme and color scheme. The resort features 70 spacious guest rooms; four pools; a restaurant, bar and bakery; a yoga studio; and a spa. True Blue Bay's PADI-certified dive shop will get you started or fully certified, and there's no better place to dive than in Grenada.
    Photo courtesy of Arthur Daniel

  • Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa

    Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa
    Honolulu, Oahu

    Known as the "First Lady of Waikiki," Moana Surfrider in Honolulu, Oahu, hosted its first wedding in 1901 and has been perfecting the craft ever since. Seven on-site venues offer 13,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space to say, "I do." The landmark hotel provides professional planning services to make the destination wedding stress-free. Couples are free to stroll along the famous Waikiki Beach or indulge at Moana Lani Spa, the only beachfront spa in Waikiki. The hotel boasts three towers of spacious rooms and suites, many with private balconies and/or views of Waikiki Beach.     
    Photo courtesy of Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa

  • Alyeska Resort

    Alyeska Resort
    Girdwood, Alaska

    Romantic and remote, yet easy to reach from Anchorage, the Alyeska Resort in Girdwood offers a variety of majestic backdrops for exchanging vows. The resort provides all the resources a bride and groom could desire, from themed parties and world-class catering to group transportation and an extensive list of couples and groups activities in the wilds of Alaska. Wedding couples can stay in the penthouse Royal Suite, with 180-degree views of the mountains, hanging glaciers and open water. The luxurious spa accommodates private spa parties of all sizes, and wedding guests have access to more than 300 guest rooms and on-site fine dining and shopping.
    Photo courtesy of Getty Images // christiannafzger

  • Four Seasons Resort Lanai

    Four Seasons Resort Lanai
    Lanai City, Hawaii

    Bordering a marine preserve, the Four Seasons Resort Lanai sits atop a red lava cliff right by the sea. Whether hosting a lavish banquet in the Luau Garden or an intimate celebration amidst koi ponds and waterfalls, weddings at this resort are truly special. Guests have access to a signature Jack Nicklaus golf course, eight bars and restaurants, tennis facilities and a full-service spa. The romance continues beyond the ceremony with hikes to Puupehe (Sweetheart Rock), horseback riding and couples' spa treatments. Take a private sail to listen to humpback whales sing or watch the sun set over the Pacific, Champagne in hand.
    Photo courtesy of Barbara Kraft / Four Seasons Resort Lanai

  • Sandals Royal Curacao

    Sandals Royal Curacao
    Santa Barbara, Curacao

    This all-inclusive resort on the Dutch Caribbean island specializes in destination weddings, taking care of every detail, thanks to the wedding planning team. Nestled in the heart of the Leeward Antilles, where desert beauty meets the sea, Sandals Royal Curaçao excels in being all-inclusive. Wedding guests have access to an appetizing variety of gourmet restaurants, cocktail bars and food trucks. Begin your new life together in a seaside bungalow with private pool or a suite that overlook a heart-shaped pool and lush island garden. Inclusive for certain rooms means you and your partner have use of a convertible MINI Cooper to explore the island!    
    Photo courtesy of Sandals Resorts International

  • Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

    Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
    Kohala Coast, Hawaii

    Developed by Laurance S. Rockefeller as the first resort hotel on the Big Island, the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is an iconic setting for a destination wedding. Thoughtful wedding packages take care of all the details, from rose petal walkways to professional musicians to tiered wedding cakes, and complimentary steaming and pressing of wedding gown and/or suit. The resort has 252 rooms on eight floors, with private balconies that overlook the Pacific Ocean. Guests are pampered with a full menu of water and beach activities, golf, fitness, shopping, spa services and numerous dining options.
    Photo courtesy of Historic Hotels Worldwide

  • Grand Hyatt Baha Mar

    Grand Hyatt Baha Mar
    Nassau, The Bahamas

    An on-site events team makes wedding dreams come true at Grand Hyatt Baha Mar in Nassau, The Bahamas. From selecting decor and catering to arranging fireworks on the beach and delivering gift bags and late-night snacks to wedding guests, they mind every detail. Couples can say "I do" in gardens of jasmine and bougainvillea or at a waterside chapel with floor-to-ceiling windows. The resort has 1,800 rooms, including more than 230 luxury suites with up to three bedrooms. Wedding guests can indulge in spa treatments, take a culinary class or go off resort to explore the island's 18th century architecture and local artisans. 
    Photo courtesy of Getty Images // Linda Raymond

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