Photo Credit: Shane Leacock via Visit Barbados
For the brides to be planning a destination wedding to Barbados, MunaLuchi is excited to share a handful of recommendations as you begin your planning for your big day! From where to stay (a worldwide top ranked luxury villa) to where to relax, we've rounded up a peek at the best of the best.
Barbados offers an unforgettable island hopping experience for your honeymoon and an abundance of locations and packages for the big day. There's so much Barbados has to offer, from the wedding to tourist activities in the downtime. Here's a look at what you can expect should you begin planning your destination wedding to Barbados.
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The Wedding & Honeymoon
Sandals Barbados has a wide variety of absolutely incredible wedding and honeymoon packages that are pre-designed, with room for customization, perfect to fit your destination budget. Sandals also offers a $500 credit for the Beautiful Beginnings wedding packages for those really looking for a good deal. For the honeymoon, there is the wildly clever honeymoon hop option, to hop around eight islands and 18 resorts so you can soak in as much of the islands as possible, including but not limited to Grenada, Antigua, and Jamaica! If you're going to have a destination wedding, best to stay and get the most of it. This hop allows for newlyweds to do just that. It's perfect.
Sandy Lane is also a popular destination and superb location for your dream wedding or honeymoon. It caters to both the intimate wedding and the more grander weddings, providing ceremony locations at the spa, country club, beach, and more as well as an in house recommendation for bridal parties to reside in the Sandy Lane Villa. As for the honeymoon, Sandy Lane is more than happy to provide a candlelit dinner on the beach as one of the many perks in this romantic package.
If you're planning a more intimate wedding, The Cliff Restaurant could be the place that you've been searching for all this time and no longer have to search for. Offering limo pickup from the airport, arrival to The Cliff by boat, a barbecue on the beach, fireworks and more, The Cliff and the wedding planners that work with the restaurant are here to make your wedding the best night of your life. The Cliff caters to you 24/7 and will not stop until your dream wedding has been brought to life.
Photos via The Crane Vista Villas
Planning Your Stay
If you're looking for a more secluded stay, The Crane Vista Villas which consists of the Cragmere and Windermere Villas, is a top ranked luxury villa destination, according to Trip Advisor.The villas offer panoramic ocean view of a lifetime, infinity pools, outdoor speaker systems, and more. Cragmere Villa, which has four bedrooms, is within walking distance of the Crane Resort which is home to Crane Beach, once ranked the number one beach in the entire world. If there’s one beach to lay out in the sun, Crane Beach is the one to make your temporary home. Staying at Cragmere Villa will make that walk to paradise all the more relaxing.
Photos via Seaduced Luxury Catamaran
Seaduced Luxury Catamaran will host a private charter for your guests in the day, evening, or night which you can fill with snorkeling, jet skis, fishing, a masseuse on board, and freshly prepared cuisine among a number of choices available for your very own personalized itinerary, wifi included. This is perfect for a small bridal party or for the soon to be married couple the day before the big, “I do.”
Photo via Gospel Fest Barbados
There are a number of music festivals throughout the year in Barbados, crossing many genres including but not limited to the Naniki Caribbean Jazz Safari Festival, The Barbados Reggae Festival, and Gospel Fest Barbados. If you're looking for a theatre or opera experience, consider attending an event put on during the Holders Season.
Photos via Harrison's Cave Facebook
While there's an abundance of water activities, from windsurfing to sailing and everything in between, Barbados also has a beautiful wildlife that is a must see for any visitor. Consider visiting theBarbados Wildlife Reserve which is down the road from Farley Hill National Park. Get an up close look at the exotic birds, monkeys, and more in their natural habitat. If you're not a huge fan of the intimate wildlife experience but still want an outdoor activity on your itinerary, a tour of the active Harrison's Cave might suit you. Cave tours range from 45 minutes to 4 hours, depending on your physical capabilities and level of adventure.
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Watch a Horse Race
One of the oldest horse race tracks in the Americas, The Garrison Savannah is a great spot to soak in the sun while watching the local horse races. The horse race schedule can be seen here. There is also an incredible opportunity to watch the horse trainers groom their horses along Pebbles Beach before races as well.
Photo via Visti Barbados
There is so much to do in Barbados, this is just a slice of the wedding cake. There is so much to explore on the resorts, in the water, on trails, and on the streets with the locals. Barbados is a beautiful country just waiting for you to dive in. If Barbados is on your list of destination wedding locations, let Barbados be the haven you choose.
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