Tropical Settings We Love for Destination Weddings
Destination weddings are a fun, romantic and adventurous way to say I do. If you’re planning to tie the knot far from home, consider a relaxing resort venue where you can exchange nuptials in an opulent oceanside or lush, tropical setting.
When it comes to doing destination weddings right, Starwood Hotels and Resorts are top notch. Their diverse collection of luxury venues ensures there’s a unique spot that’s perfect for every couple, whether you’re planning an intimate, low-key celebration or a posh blowout.
If that’s not incentive enough, great offers like the ability to apply Starpoints® toward a fabulous resort honeymoon or toward free nights in your wedding suite with your beloved make planning the resort wedding of your dreams even more sweet.
We’ve made a list of a few of our fave spots below:
The Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas, Hawaii
Prepare to be blown away by the WOW-factor of this luxurious all-villa Maui resort. An oceanfront haven nestled along Hawaii’s Ka’anapali Beach, this beautiful Westin resort is a tiny slice of paradise. Sparkling on-site pools and waterfalls add to the tropical ambiance, and amenities like excellent restaurants, markets, and a decadent spa provide comfort and relaxation that make this ocean resort feel like a home away from home. Working with some of the best local wedding vendors in Maui, the Westin Ka’anapali offers coordinated services for your big day, whether you’re hoping to get hitched outside on the picture-perfect Kai Lani lawn or prefer a more intimate or upscale indoor affair.
The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas, Hawaii
Resting 200 feet above the Pacific Ocean, this lush resort provides elegant comfort along tropical cliffs on the north shore of Kaua’i beach. Replete with exhilarating plunge pools, rejuvenating spa services, and an array of bars and restaurants, the Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas is a haven of relaxation. Weddings at the resort are distinguished events that incorporate modern styles and trends alongside the individual preferences of each couple for an experience that’s truly unforgettable—down to the very last detail.
Royal Palm South Beach, Florida
This modern luxury South Beach resort boasts three swimming pools, a poolside bar, Miami beach and boardwalk access, a full-service spa, a restaurant and a coffee bar, creating a perfect ocean dreamscape for a destination wedding along the sparkling waters of the Atlantic. The Royal Palm South Beach, Florida resort pays homage to the rich history of the original Royal Palm Hotel, showing off intricate architectural details like a green-glass reception desk, a terrazzo lobby floor replete with a compass rose, and restored porthole lounge windows that create a gorgeous, romantic ambiance. Celebrate nuptials in the resort’s Great Room, on the pool deck, or at a reception in South Shore for a glamorous destination wedding experience at this premier Starwood resort.
Sunset Key Cottages, a Luxury Collection Resort, Key West, Florida
Sunset Key, “an island off an island” just 500 yards from Key West and accessible 24/7 by boat ferry, provides a magical, majestic destination wedding site. What makes this resort especially unique is the ability to rent the entire island, which provides private ceremony, reception, and villa space for up to 150 guests. In this gateway to the Caribbean, the Key West aesthetic is illuminated by the lush, tropical setting and charming villas. At Sunset Key Cottages, couples can choose a ceremony along a private beach, in the pool garden, or out in the water on a chartered catamaran. Reception options range from a paradise cottage cocktail hour, a plated dinner or buffet, or a semi-private dining reception at the resort’s award-winning restaurant, Latitudes.
The Westin Beach Resort, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
The relaxing Westin Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale, Florida offers bountiful beach access, a fantastic spa and fitness center, a refreshing oceanfront pool, excellent dining options, and activities like diving, sailing, and fishing. With a range of flexible indoor and outdoor spaces to accommodate a wedding of nearly any size, the premium feature of this oasis is the rooftop deck. An expansive, sunlit space totaling more than 5,500 square feet, this epic romantic setting offers breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding blue waters of the beautiful ocean—a gorgeous backdrop for saying “I do.”
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