Congratulations! You’re engaged!
Now that the initial excitement has started to subside you are ready to leap into planning mode. First step when planning a tropical destination wedding? Choosing where you want to go!
To help you get your list started you started we’ve compiled our top 5 favorite tropical destination wedding and beach destination wedding locations to begin your happily ever after.
Belize is a tropical paradise with more than 100 offshore islands and home to stunning beaches, rainforests, a great barrier reef, Mayan ruins and perfectly warm temperatures all year-round.
Unlike many tropical locations, Belize does not have many large resorts but instead favors inns, boutique hotels, and eco-friendly resorts. This helps to keep the costs a bit lower, allowing you to splurge on your destination wedding.
According to the US Embassy – Belize website; in order to get married in Belize you will want to make sure to arrive at least three days prior to their license application being processed. Applications must be made with the Registrar General’s Office in Belize City. Proof of citizenship is required (i.e. valid passport). The cost of the license is USD$100 or BZD$200 per couple, plus an administrative fee of USD$5 or BZD$10. Licenses can be obtained within two days. You can read the full details or requirements here.
Located just 5 hours flight from Los Angeles, Hawaii is not only an easy to reach, but also a stunning tropical destination wedding location. Offering romance, adventure, pristine beaches, outdoor activities, culture and fabulous food the islands of Hawaii can almost guarantee a fabulous experience for you and your guests.
Best of all? You can apply for the marriage license online! Read the full details here.
#3 The Islands of Tahiti
Well known for their romantic overwater bungalows The Islands of Tahiti are the epitome of romance. With crystal clear turquoise lagoons, lush tropical jungles, underwater adventures and a warm welcoming local culture you will find it hard not to enjoy your time on the island.
Another benefit? The marriage processes in Tahiti aren’t very difficult, and can be taken care of less than five months before arrival. Visit tahiti-tourisme.com for the most up to date information.
#4 Turks and Caicos
Offering some of the top rated beaches in the world Turks and Caicos is a breathtaking destination for a beach wedding. Offering neon-turquoise waters, silky white sand beaches, endless boating adventures, underwater experiences and some of the best luxury resorts around Turks and Caicos is a must our top 5 list.
Marriage requirements are fairly straightforward as well. Find full details on requirements here.
Last, but most certainly not least, is Fiji! Located in the South Pacific Fiji boasts 333 islands and is surrounded by soft coral reefs, vibrant deep blue waters, tropical rainforests and endless amounts of untouched beauty. Known for being one of the happiest places on earth Fiji is the perfect place to start the first day of your lives as a married couple.
Obtaining a marriage license if Fiji is pretty straightforward, just make sure you arrive at least 3 days prior to your ceremony. Find full details here.
With so many destinations to choose from choosing a location for your destination wedding can feel overwhelming. Not to mention all of the details to follow! To help, our destination wedding experts, who have over 20 years combined experience, have put together a Destination Wedding Planning Guide.