Glass bottom floors, swim up pools, and an ocean right outside your doors? These are the best all-inclusive bungalows around.
Palafitos at El Dorado Maroma: The Elite Overwater Bungalow
Hands down, The Elite Overwater Bungalows by Karisma Resorts is one of our favorite places to send couples. There are 30 exclusive suites sitting over the glistening waters of Maroma Beach (one of the best beaches in Mexico, we might add), making it the ultimate quiet and romantic getaway you’ve been longing for. Your private bungalow comes with its own infinity pool, glass bottom floors, direct access to the ocean, an indoor jacuzzi, a private outdoor shower, an oversized deck with lounge chairs, and so much more. You also have access to the nearby overwater spa and restaurant to round out the whole “overwater” experience.
In addition, as a guest at El Dorado Maroma, you’ll receive outstanding service and luxury every step of the way, from the food and drink, to the amenities, taxes, and gratuities... it’s all included in your stay. You’ll also find plenty of included activities and entertainment to keep you busy during your stay. Does it really get much better than this?
Royalton Antigua: The Chairman Overwater Bungalow
The all-new Chairman Overwater Bungalow experience at Royalton Antigua is the Caribbean’s latest hype, with its attention for detail, picture-perfect views of the sea, and over-water hammock, it’s no wonder we all love it so much! Here, couples will enjoy a beautifully-decorated master bedroom with a spacious seating area, a dining room, a swim-out plunge pool, and so much more!
And on top of the luxurious overwater accommodations, Royalton Antigua is privately located on one of the dreamiest white-sand beaches in the Caribbean! Guests will also enjoy the resort’s “all-in luxury” experience, where the room service, food and drink, non-motorized water sports, WiFi, and daily beach parties are included. Sounds like this Caribbean retreat is calling your name!
For more information on our favorite all-inclusive bungalows, click here to get in touch with a travel expert. We look forward to making your romantic getaway a reality!
Looking for an affordable place to tie the knot? Then, be sure to look into one of these fabulous tropical destinations!
Why We Love It
To start, Puerto Vallarta is one of Mexico’s most amazing coastlines for its natural beauty and exotic surroundings. Visitors are pleased to find a variety of reasonably priced luxury resorts for adults and families that will give you a true taste of Mexico and its culture.
Resort of Choice: Villa Premier Boutique Hotel
Puerto Vallarta is considered one of the most romantic and spiritual destinations in Mexico, and is filled with possibilities! At Villa Premier Boutique Hotel, your dream wedding can come to life at one of the most breathtaking oceanfront adult retreats in the area. Here, your wedding planner will take care of the details – so all you have to worry about is soaking in the memories.
Why We Love It
Cancun continues to dominate the destination wedding industry for its exotic appeal, family-friendly options, and affordability. It also has dozens of gorgeous all-inclusive properties we send travelers to each year – making it a premier destination for weddings, family celebrations, milestone trips, and more!
Resort of Choice: Azul Beach Riviera Cancun
This multi-generational property has mastered the art of luxury for the value. Here, the entire family can partake in a variety of fun activities during their stay – so no need to worry about entertaining your wedding guests! You’ll also receive everything you need to pull off the perfect wedding with the complimentary “Always & Forever Package.” Sounds like a great choice to us!
Why We Love It
Punta Cana is the very picture of paradise – and if the turquoise water and powder-white sand won’t convince you, then we sure know the resorts will! Not only are the prices fair, but you’ll be able experience luxury and adventure all-in-one, as most properties throw in a variety of activities for free. This gorgeous Dominican destination also has some pretty incredible wedding options.
Resort of Choice: Hard Rock Punta Cana
Generous resort credits and amenities are just a few of our favorite things about Hard Rock Hotel Punta Cana! Here, you'll have access to numerous activities, including a vibrant nightclub and casino, plus legendary Hard Rock entertainment – the best way to celebrate as Mr. and Mrs.
Ready to start planning a destination wedding without breaking the bank? Then, click here to get in touch with a romance travel expert!
Looking for some wedding photo inspiration? Then, keep reading for some suggestions on creating the most memorable photos ever!
We hope this goes without saying… but remember to relax and have fun! Obviously planning a wedding can be stressful and tiring, but the day of should be enjoyable and nothing less than perfect. Don’t let the little things get to you so it’s written all over your face during your photo shoot. After all, candid photos really are the best photos – so be sure to let go and enjoy every second of it!
Communicate with your photographer ahead of time about what you’re hoping to capture on your wedding day. Do you know your man will cry the first time he sees you? Then, make sure your photographer is all over it. Have a special dance you want to share with your bestie? Then, tell your photographer to take those shots. We also suggest doing a little research ahead of time to get some fun ideas on poses, unique angles, etc. Your photographer should also have some fabulous ideas, so be sure to ask!
Find the Best Time
Golden hour happens to be a favorite time to shoot among photographers – and we can’t disagree! The sky is so dreamy and romantic, while the ocean pops against the golden sand. Sunset is another fabulous time to shoot because many beach-goers have gone in for the day, leaving tons of space and privacy for those gorgeous silhouette pictures. Discuss with your photographer what timeline they recommend based on the destination and season you’re getting married in as well!
Determine Photo “Musts”
This is super important and can be forgotten if not planned out ahead of time! Be sure you write down your photo “musts” and give it to your photographer to ensure all the important pictures are taken on your wedding day. Note the photos you definitely need, like photos of the bride and her siblings and the groom with his parents, college buddies, etc. You also might want to discuss a timeline with your photographer, so people are flowing in and out of photos with ease.
Trash the Dress!
While the thought of it might make you cringe, taking a splash in the ocean with your new husband or wife has become a huge trend for destination weddings. There’s just something about being all dressed up and running into the ocean that feels so liberating and free – something that is truly remarkable when captured on camera. Don’t be afraid to let your hair down at the end of the night and just be in the moment with your partner.
We hope you keep these tips in mind when your big photoshoot rolls around – and don’t hesitate to reach out to one of our destination wedding specialists for more assistance when you start planning!