If you’re getting married, have you ever thought of arranging a destination wedding rather than in the your hometown? What may come as a surprise, many Caribbean and Mexico resorts offer complete packages that are often more affordable. In fact, these resorts can be more affordable than domestic destinations like Hawaii, California and Florida. If you’re not convinced, take a look at some of the best destination wedding venues in the Caribbean and Mexico.

Blue Waters Resort, Antigua (credit: Randy Yagi)

Blue Waters Resort & Spa

St. John’s, Antigua
Antigua & Barbuda
(800) 557-6536
www.bluewaters.net

Located along the northeastern edge of the gorgeous island of Antigua, the Blue Waters Resort & Spa is a multi-awarding luxury resort. Moreover, it’s routinely mentioned amongst the best Caribbean hotel resorts. Named Antigua’s Leading Hotel by the World Traveler Awards for six consecutive years,  Blue Waters Resort, features spacious Cove Suites and Penthouses. Each accommodation is coupled with private access to stunning Infinity pool. In addition, there is the luxurious Spa at Blue Waters, upscale dining options and two secluded beaches.

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Grand Solmar Rancho San Lucas

Todos Santos – Cabo San Lucas 1
Zona Pacífico, 23473 Cabo San Lucas B.C.S., Mexico
www.grandsolmarranchosanluca.com

It’s no secret that Mexico is among the most coveted locations for a destination wedding. Indeed, in particular is Cabo San Lucas at the southern tip of Baja California. One truly exceptional wedding spot is the Grand Solmar Rancho at San Lucas. One of the newest Grand Solmar properties, it features lavish presidential suites, world-class cuisine and spectacular ocean views. Equally stunning are its wedding venues, most notably the picturesque gazebo and garden. Of course, you have other wedding options, such as right on Grand Solmar’s private beach.

Related: Mexico’s Villa Del Palmar At The Islands Of Loreto

Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto (credit: Randy Yagi)

Villa Del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa, Islands of Loreto

Km. 84 Calle Carretera|Transpeninsular Ensenada Blanca, 23880
Loreto, B.C.S., Mexico
+52 613 134 1010
www.villadelpalmarloreto.com

Villa Del Palmar has been named Mexico and Central America’s Leading Resort by the World Travel Awards. In fact it has earned this distinction for three consecutibe years. Similarly, it’s been named among the Best Resorts in Mexico by TripAdvisor. The beautiful resort features 181 spacious suites, five pools and award-winning spa. Additionally, TPC Danzante Bay, one of Mexico’ finest golf courses is available to guests. The acclaimed resort is located along the Sea of Cortez in Baja California. That’s not to mention that the historic town of Loreto is a half hour away.

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About The Author

Randy Yagi is an award-winning freelance writer who served as the National Travel Writer for CBS Local from 2012-2019. More than 900 of his stories still appear in syndication across 23 CBS websites, including CBS New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco. During his peak years with CBS, Randy had a reported digital audience reach of 489 million and 5.5 million monthly visitors. Additionally, his stories have appeared in the Daily Meal, CBS Radio, Engadget and Radio.com.