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The Four Best Resorts to Top Your Destination Wedding List

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Sponsored by Marlin Travel | Transat

There are many reasons to choose a destination wedding: the glamorous resort, the romantic setting, the high level of all-inclusive luxury, the on-site wedding planner, and all of it culminating in an intimate week-long celebration with your loved ones.

Luxury resorts understand the importance of your destination wedding, and together with Transat, these properties offer some amazing perks for you and your significant other, including:

  • Flight upgrade
  • Complimentary VIP. access to select Canadian airport lounges
  • Wedding gown as free additional carry-on
  • Credit on a pre-booked excursion
  • Voucher for future travel to celebrate your one-year anniversary

Plus, you and your fiancé can receive special rates to visit the resort before the big day and ensure your vision a reality.

Three alluring destinations for nuptials are Mexico’s Nuevo Vallarta and Cancun, and the Dominican Republic’s Punta Cana. Check out the following elite destination wedding spots that go above and beyond.

MEXICO

Nuevo Vallarta

For a stunning setting, look no further than Reflect Krystal Grand Nuevo Vallarta, which sits on a magnificent five-kilometre golden-sand Pacific Ocean beach with the Sierra de Vallejo mountains in the background. This breathtaking location is the perfect backdrop for every magical moment during your destination wedding.

The property boasts elegantly modern decor, from the chic rooms to the grand infinity pool that fades off into the turquoise ocean and horizon. Onsite recreation ranges from a fitness centre and bicycles to every water activity imaginable, with other amusements, such as horseback riding and golf, nearby. Guests can explore the area on outings, including eco-tours, extreme adventures and cultural excursions, like exploring the charming colonial town of Puerto Vallarta.

Wine and dine guests at the resort’s gourmet restaurants, organize an evening sipping cocktails on the rooftop Sky Lounge or pre-arrange for a special cocktail to be created to toast the two of you!

Cancun

Paradise awaits at the Reflect Cancun Resort & Spa where expansive white sand beaches provide an exquisite Caribbean Sea playground for your ultimate destination wedding. Close to the shopping and nightlife of Cancun, the resort has a sensational locale, especially at night with the glittering city lights as your backdrop.

The property also has four swimming pools (including one for kids and an adult-only infinity pool) plus loads of land activities, including bicycles, a fitness centre, ping pong and a games room—your guests will never run out of fun.

Paradise awaits at the Reflect Cancun Resort and Spa, where expansive white-sand beaches provide an exquisite Caribbean Sea playground for your ultimate destination wedding. Close to the shopping and nightlife of Cancun, the resort has a sensational locale, especially at night with the glittering city lights as your backdrop.

The property also has four swimming pools (including one for kids and an adult-only infinity pool) plus loads of land activities, including bicycles, a fitness centre, ping pong and a games room—your guests will never run out of fun.

The luxe, authentic decor creates a serene atmosphere throughout the resort, from rooms and suites to the myriad of dining options. The entertainment team also hosts special classes, including mixology and wine or tequila tastings. Arrange one of these as a unique, intimate time for you, your fiancé and your wedding guests— one of many memorable events to form part of your fabulous destination wedding.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Punta Cana

The Now Larimar Punta Cana resort is the perfect escape for a luxurious destination wedding for you, your family and your friends, with multiple settings to host your big day, including a botanical garden with lush, tropical vegetation. In addition to your private celebrations, you can entertain in the international gourmet restaurants and 13 bars and lounges featuring top-shelf liquors. And 24-hour room service means that you can keep the festivities going long after retiring to your suite.

Guests can unwind on the spectacular white-sand Bávaro Beach, party poolside, try their luck at the resort casino or indulge at the spa. The property offers family-friendly activities, including tennis, basketball and a fully equipped bowling alley. And your party can explore the region on exciting excursions to nearby islands, jungle safaris or local villages.

Punta Cana

If your crew is adults-only, the award-winning Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana is a utopian Caribbean oasis to host your wedding abroad. Luxuriate in the quiet of the palm-studded, white-sand private beach, featuring strictly non-motorized water sports. Other grown-up playtime options include revelling in the free-form pool that stretches throughout the property.

Culinary delicacies await in the swanky restaurants, including the Wine Cellar—perfect for a sumptuous, intimate gathering. Access is included to two nearby sister resorts, featuring 12 additional restaurants, 14 bars and other facilities, such as a casino and golf courses.

All rooms are suites with gorgeous accommodations. Pampering options entail a hydro-tub on your terrace, a world-class spa and whatever you can dream up with your private butler.

Your onsite coordinator is waiting to turn your dream wedding into a reality at Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana. Envision your perfect day your way at this heavenly retreat, where the wedding coordinator will make every detail fit the fairy tale you imagine.

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