Best Beach Wedding Hotels

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Best Beach Wedding Hotels
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Say "I Do" with a Beachfront Wedding: Your Ultimate Guide to the Finest Coastal Venues Imagine your dream wedding, set against the backdrop of a pristine beach, with the gentle caress of the ocean breeze and the sun's golden rays casting a warm glow over your special day. As you exchange vows, the sound of the waves lapping against the shore provides a soothing ambiance, while the sweet aroma of flowers mingles with the salty air. Choosing the right venue is an important decision that will set the tone for your special day. To help you navigate the vast array of options available, I've compiled a comprehensive guide to some of the best beach wedding hotels around the world. I've handpicked the most exceptional beachfront resorts, ensuring you find the perfect destination! Whether you are looking to elope, barefoot on the beach or to hold an intimate ceremony on a small private cove at sunset or to hold the party of the year and impress your guests with the most luxurious and lavish reception, I’ve got you covered!

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InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort

This quintessential beach getaway is a family favorite for its kids’ club and calm, private bay.

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Naviva, A Four Seasons Resort, Punta Mita, Mexico

All-inclusive luxury tented resort nestled on 48 acres overlooking the Pacific.

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Cuixmala

One-of-a-kind eco-retreat set on 30,000 pristine acres of rainforest, with three rugged Pacific Ocean beaches, a farm, protected wildlife and three restaurants.

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Best for Eloping and Intimate Ceremonies

La Valise Tulum

Tucked away in the heart of Tulum, La Valise is a luxurious (and small) boutique hotel that exudes a Bohemian chic vibe. With its whitewashed walls, vibrant textiles, lush jungle flora and stunning ocean views, La Valise is the perfect place to escape and celebrate your love. Ideal for eloping or for small, barefoot, intimate ceremonies! Perfect place for a honeymoon, too! Big selling point? A bed at their finest suite, which slides onto the edge of the balcony overlooking the crystal turquoise waters. Breakfast in bed anyone?

Hotel Esencia

A Sanctuary of Serenity and Style. For couples seeking a more intimate and serene wedding experience, Hotel Esencia in Riviera Maya, Mexico, provides a tranquil retreat. Surrounded by lush jungle and overlooking the white sands of the Caribbean Sea, this boutique hotel exudes an air of sophistication and tranquility. With its private beach, alfresco dining options, and spa facilities, Hotel Esencia offers a unique blend of luxury and relaxation. Couples can choose to exchange vows on the beach or in one of the hotel's intimate garden spaces, ensuring an unforgettable and personalized celebration.

Naviva Four Seasons

Nestled amid lush greenery and overlooking the turquoise waters of Punta Mita, the Naviva Four Seasons Resort offers an idyllic escape for couples seeking an intimate and opulent beach wedding. With its private beach, secluded gardens, and stunning infinity pool, this resort provides the perfect setting for a picturesque ceremony and reception. The attentive staff will ensure that every detail is taken care of, from the flowers and decorations to the catering and entertainment. Whether you envision a barefoot beach ceremony or a lavish poolside reception, book this resort for exclusive use of its 20 glam tents and make your wedding one to remember!

Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge

Seeking all adventure lovers, escape to the tranquility of Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge, nestled amid the pristine wilderness of British Columbia. This secluded lodge offers breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and its rugged coastline, creating an atmosphere of serenity and romance. The resort does not lack any of the modern comforts and amenities, yet it is designed to feel like a trip down memory lane. Perfect for the couple who met at summer camp! Maybe not what everyone envisions as a beach wedding hotel, no palm trees and white sands yet, a trip to this wild side of the world, will certainly not be forgotten! Looking to impress your guests? Plan for them to arrive via seaplanes!

Cali Mykonos

A Bohemian chic wedding in Greece's Iconic Isle. Escape to the vibrant Greek island of Mykonos for a Bohemian chic beachfront wedding at Cali Mykonos. Its whitewashed architecture, beautifully designed suites with private pools and its expansive, eye catching, glimmering, infinity pool sets the stage for a stylish and unforgettable celebration. There's a small private beach attached to the property, giving you plenty of options for different ceremony set ups.

Best for Large Scale Weddings and Parties

One and Only Aesthesis

Step into a world of refined elegance and unparalleled luxury at One and Only Athens, Greece. This is the newest and most elegant property on our list just opened in November of 2023. The resort is in the process of completing works on a small private island, where weddings & events can be held other than on the main beach, restaurants and pool areas if that's more your vibe! There is also a small church on the grounds to allow for religious weddings! The architecture of the resort and individual bungalows is understated yet stunning, featuring large outdoor spaces, private pools or jetties and complete privacy! With its stunning views, impeccable service, and personalized wedding planning, One and Only Aesthesis Athens elevates your nuptials to an unforgettable Greek odyssey.

Sugar Beach a Viceroy Resort

Indulge in the epitome of barefoot luxury at Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort in St Lucia. This resort is renowned for offering one of the most luxurious experiences in the Caribbean. Embark on a tropical escape at Sugar Beach, renowned for its white sand beaches, turquoise waters, and lush tropical gardens. Let your love story unfold amid this idyllic setting. You can exchange vows under the open skies, surrounded by the vibrant hues of nature. One of our most visited honeymoon destinations, popular with couples flying in from the US as well as Europe.

Cuixmala

Weave your love story into the rich tapestry of Mayan culture at Cuixmala in Mexico. Escape to paradise at Cuixmala, a luxurious eco-resort nestled in the Mexican jungle. With its pristine beaches, lush flora and fauna, and commitment to sustainability, Cuixmala is the perfect place to say "I do" in style. The architecture is unique, fun and colorful. The resort’s vibrant colors provide the perfect backdrop for stunning wedding photography.

Lizard Island

Venture to the heart of the Great Barrier Reef and exchange vows amid its vibrant marine life. For a truly unforgettable wedding experience, Lizard Island's Great Barrier Reef is the ideal spot. Located off the coast of Australia, this private island is home to pristine beaches, vibrant coral reefs and lush rainforests. It offers a variety of wedding packages and venue options that are perfect for couples who want to celebrate in paradise.

The Wauwinet

Rediscover the essence of elegance and sophistication at The Wauwinet, a timeless retreat nestled on the picturesque shores of Nantucket. Offering not just one but two private beaches, you have a wide choice of ceremony venues. With its charming Cape Cod architecture, elegant guest rooms, stunning ocean views, pristine private beaches and exquisite dining, The Wauwinet offers an unparalleled setting for a wedding filled with elegance and romance. Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and Nantucket Bay, The resort offers a secluded and intimate setting for a truly memorable wedding. Perfect for those based on the East Coast, looking to make it easy for their guests to reach their destination wedding!

Amanpuri

Step into a tranquil oasis at Amanpuri, a luxurious Aman Resort nestled amid the pristine beaches and lush paddy fields of Thailand. With its serene atmosphere, exquisite accommodations housed in traditional yet ultra-luxurious bungalows and personalized wedding planning, Amanpuri offers an unparalleled setting for a truly unforgettable beachfront wedding. When has Aman ever gone wrong? If that is a hotel brand you love, then Amanpuri should definitely be on your list!

Intercontinental Danang Peninsula

For a stunning wedding on the coast of Vietnam, Intercontinental Danang Peninsula is the perfect choice. This luxury hotel offers stunning views of the South China Sea and the Marble Mountains. It offers a variety of wedding packages that are perfect for couples who want to celebrate in style.

Need to Know

Ultimately, the decision of choosing a wedding venue is deeply personal, reflecting your unique style and preferences. However, there are several key factors to consider to ensure that your big day is everything you've dreamt of.

Your budget will play a significant role in your venue selection. Consider the costs of travel, the venue itself, accommodation for your guests, and any additional expenses like catering, décor, and entertainment.

The proximity and accessibility of the destination are also important. If you're inviting a large number of guests from different parts of the country, you may want to choose a venue that is easy to get to for most people.

The level of comfort and luxury you desire is another important consideration. Do you prefer a rustic barn or a luxurious hotel? Consider the amenities offered by the venue, such as Wi-Fi, air conditioning, and ample parking.

The climate of the destination also plays a role. If you're getting married during the rainy season, you may want to choose a venue with a backup plan in case of inclement weather.

Finally, think about the overall atmosphere and ambiance you want to create for your wedding. Do you want a formal affair or a more casual celebration? Consider the venue's architecture, décor, and natural surroundings.

This trip report is part of our ongoing series on Destination Weddings. In need of further inspiration? Check out Julie Willhide’s trip report, Nashville Bachelorette Party.

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