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o many more couples are opting to cast off tradition and fly away to a tropical hideaway in the Caribbean to exchange nuptials and we love that! The Caribbean truly is paradise; with the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean lapping at its coast lines; the breathtaking views of mountains and hillsides; captivating flora and fauna; mesmerising wildlife and the pulsating sounds of reggae, soca, calypso, zouk, salsa and merengue. How can you not be captivated by the charm of the Caribbean? The region is truly diverse; with its African, Asian, Middle Eastern, British, French, Spanish and Dutch influences, which is reflected through religion, architecture, heritage, cuisine and lifestyle. Such diversity means that couples can choose to celebrate their special day in a style that works for them, whether it’s a religious ceremony in a place of worship, barefoot on the beach, or underwater amidst colourful reefs brimming with fish – the options are endless! Couples can choose to get married in one Caribbean destination with family and friends, then fly or sail to another secluded island or a remote hideaway for their honeymoon. Island-hopping is strongly encouraged and easily arranged in the Caribbean, as the destinations are situated within close proximity of each other. There are no shortage of accommodation options: large family all-inclusive resorts; luxury hotels and villas; eclectic boutique properties; private cottages; apartments; or home-stays with local families – there is a choice for every pocket. Larger properties will provide in-house wedding coordinators and many destinations have trained wedding planners and destination management companies (DMCs) that can provide a fully comprehensive service and all of the required special touches for a very unique day. So as you decide where to create your memories, we encourage you to read our guide carefully, decide what is important to you and allow our Caribbean specialists to work with you to ensure that your Caribbean wedding and honeymoon is truly memorable, and, most importantly, that it evokes that never-ending feeling that you must return to the Caribbean and celebrate all those future special milestones with your loved ones! The Caribbean looks forward to welcoming you. Enjoy!

Whilst every effort is made to ensure accuracy, BMI Publishing Ltd & the Caribbean Tourism Organization cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions.

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Director of Marketing UK & Europe, Caribbean Tourism Organization

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The Caribbean for... Wedding Checklist ........................... 4 Romantic Inspiration ...................... 11 Map ................................................. 20 Destinations A-Z ............................. 23 Anguilla ........................................... 25 Antigua & Barbuda ........................ 26 The Bahamas .................................. 27 Barbados ........................................ 28

Belize .............................................. 29 British Virgin Islands ...................... 30 Cayman Islands ............................... 31 Cuba ................................................ 32 Curaçao ........................................... 33 Dominica ......................................... 34 Grenada ........................................... 35 Guyana ............................................ 36

Haiti ................................................. 37 Jamaica ........................................... 38 Martinique ...................................... 39 Montserrat ...................................... 40 Nevis ................................................ 41 Puerto Rico ...................................... 42 St. Eustatius .................................... 43 St. Kitts ............................................ 44 @_LoveCaribbean

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Saint Lucia ....................................... 45 St. Maarten ..................................... 46 Saint-Martin ................................... 47 St. Vincent & The Grenadines ......... 48 Trinidad & Tobago .......................... 49 Turks & Caicos ................................. 50 Venezuela ........................................ 51 Directory of Members ..................... 53

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Think about a colour scheme for your wedding. Or you can go neutral and let the local colour pop

local bands and artistes. If you’re having a resort wedding see if you can block-reserve accommodation for your guests. Many resorts will offer a special discount rate for your party. Don’t forget about your honeymoon! Contact a Caribbean Specialist and start thinking about what you want. Do

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strain and remind you what needs to be done. Make sure you take the time to Announce your engagement and your get to know your wedding coordinator intention to marry in the Caribbean and and let them know what kind of a start getting excited! This is the time to wedding you want. gauge who is interested in coming and If you decide to go ahead without a see what time of year works for you wedding coordinator then you will need and your family. to set about organising the various You’ve decided on the Caribbean, aspects of your wedding day: but which destination? You might want to consider flight • Discuss accommodation connections – do you want needs with a Caribbean ing tt u p worth gether ll e somewhere that can be Specialist at caribbean. w to It’s et tasks adshe reached directly from the co.uk/find-a-caribbeana spre an allocate hat c fw UK or are you ok with specialist. so you ep track o and e and k organised e connecting flights? Are • Book your flights! you’ve needs to b you looking for somewhere Check what the legal what one d small and intimate, or larger requirements are for and with more choice of marriage in your chosen locations for your nuptials? destination – some countries You’ll need to start researching venues. require you to register in person a Do you want a resort where you can few days before the ceremony. combine the wedding ceremony, • Book a photographer/videographer reception and accommodation in one? to capture your memories forever. Or perhaps you want a more traditional • Choose a caterer and create venue for the wedding and a separate your perfect wedding day feast. location for a party? Think about a menu which will appeal Decide on a date and book your to all and remember the weather will venues. Now you can draft a preliminary be lovely and warm so you may want guest list and send out a ‘save the date’ lighter options. to ensure your nearest and dearest will • Do you need to choose a florist? be able to make your big day! Which flowers would you prefer? • Have you booked an official, priest or minister to perform your wedding One year to six months ceremony? in advance If you have a wedding coordinator then • Do you require entertainment at you should be able to let them take the your reception? Start researching

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you want to stay in the same destination as your wedding and party with your friends and family? Or perhaps you want to get away from it all and have some quality one-on-one time with your new spouse! Choose your wedding party. If you haven’t already then now is the time to select your bridesmaids, best man,

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ushers and other important other people. It’s shopping time! You need to start thinking about outfits for the wedding! Wedding dresses often need to be altered so you should factor in time for that. What colour scheme are you going for? Time to hit the shops with your bridesmaids and ushers and select the perfect outfits. Don’t forget that you’ll be shopping for a tropical climate!

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Finalise your guest list with both families You might want to create a wedding website to refer people to. Here you can include all the information on your chosen destination, venue, accommodation and flight options. There are many free sites with easy-to-use templates perfect for technophobes. Order your invitations Are you having a cake? Now is the time to select one and order it in! Are you having a gift list or asking people to give money towards your 

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hether it’s just the two of you, or family and friends, Robert’s Grove will create the wedding of your dreams. Choose our sandy beach or private pier with the Caribbean as your backdrop. Let us take care of all the details.

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Take at least one planning trip so you can scout and secure your venue and, if you’re not using a planner, then you’ll also need to find local suppliers such as caterers and florists. If possible, take two trips - it’s a good excuse to be in the Caribbean after all!

A traditional tiered cake, cup cakes or a cake made from cheese? There are so many options

Transport between venues can be functional or flamboyant

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honeymoon? Decide on this and set it up Do you need transportation between the wedding venue and reception location? Now’s the time to book it! Have you got your wedding rings? Time to organise the hen and stag do if you’re having one

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Check your passports are valid! Send out your official wedding invitations Do you have all the legal documents that are required for your marriage? Start writing your wedding vows and speeches Are you having wedding favours for your guests? Now is also the time to shop for any gifts you might want to give to bridesmaids or other VIPs Have you thought about hairstyles and make-up? Book some pamper time in and decide on your wedding look. Many hotels and resorts offer

makeovers and you can even hire your own private beautician, to give you that perfect wedding look.

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Confirm your wedding guest list Finalise your arrangements and print your order of service Re-confirm all travel bookings and insurance Check your wedding outfits still fit and you have any accessories for the day and night Delegate responsibilities to friends and family Decide on the best way to transport your wedding dress, to your chosen destination

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Set along the best beaches in the Caribbean, with every luxury included, your dream wedding and the perfect honeymoon come together at an exclusive Sandals WeddingMoon ®. Whether it’s just the two of you or your celebration includes family and friends, Sandals is the perfect location for a romantic destination wedding. Best of all, after your magical wedding day, the two of you can slip away to your romantic Love Nest Suite ®. Enjoy 5-Star Global Gourmet™ dining at up to 16 outstanding restaurants, endless pours of Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks wines and premium brand drinks 24/7 and unlimited land and water sports. It’s all included, all unlimited, all the time.

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Visit the venue/s to ensure everything is as you discussed and get a feel for the space. Speak with your wedding coordinator to make any last minute adjustments. Treat yourself to a manicure and pedicure if that’s your thing! Check your outfits are spotless and ready to go and lay out your accessories Have a relaxing bubble bath and an early night

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Relax and let yourself be pampered by your wedding party Make sure you eat a good breakfast – you’ll need fuel for your big day! Forget everything and concentrate on your husband/wife to be. Live in the moment and enjoy yourself. It’ll be over before you know it but it’ll be a day to remember forever. •

Once the day arrives there is nothing to do but say I do

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Tropical Sky Weddings & Honeymoons: we’re with you all the way From the natural beauty of St Lucia, to Barbados’ tranquil sugary beaches and the laid-back island of Tobago. The idyllic Caribbean islands really do offer the perfect place to start married life together. At Tropical Sky we understand that your honeymoon should be every bit as flawless and unforgettable as your wedding day, and can recommend resorts we know will provide you with all the romance and intimacy that you’re looking for. And if you’re looking to tie the knot, our team of dedicated wedding experts are on hand every step of the way to ensure that your dream wedding becomes a reality.

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Rendezvous

hello In a lush, undisturbed corner of Saint Lucia, Rendezvous offers couples a rare opportunity to unplug and reconnect

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et on two miles of powdery sand, surrounded by acres of exotic tropical gardens, it’s easy to see why Rendezvous has been called “the romantic holiday.” It’s hard to imagine a more alluring corner of the world for two people to escape to. A world away from the everyday, it’s a uniquely intimate island retreat. From the long stretches of deserted beach to the lazy-river pool that winds its way through quiet nooks and secret hideaways, every aspect of this all-inclusive luxury resort has been created to give couples the space and time they need to be alone. The true luxury of Rendezvous is being able to indulge in free time, whether that’s time to catch up with one another, time to plan the future together or time to enjoy the moment.

And relax... Here, where there are no schedules or timetables and the only clockwatchers are the sun and the stars, you’re invited to spend each moment exactly as you wish – stretched out in a secluded cabana at the water’s

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A place where two people can be alone and the only clock watchers are the sun and stars. No schedules. No distractions. Nothing but time

Rendezvous – time is so precious, smart couples steal it keen on discovering new experiences edge, lounging by one of the resort’s together. three pools or relaxing in the hands of Once at Rendezvous, it quickly one of the highly-skilled therapists in becomes apparent that the point of The Spa in the Water Garden, where this holiday is relishing your time away. you’re treated to a long list of soothing treatments that span Balinese, Thai, Swedish and Hawaiian Indulge yourselves massage to special This includes the culinary pampering made for two. experience. Breakfast in Persona special m lise your Idling away the hours bed and private candlelit o m e nts w a StolenT is only one enticing dinners on the beach ime Spe ith cia stolentim especiali list: pastime. There’s also a are both on the menu, st theroma nticholid @ PADI Scuba centre for as is a tempting mix of ay. com discovering the beauty haute cuisine, comfort of the Caribbean under the food and island specialties sea, a water-sports centre for at the resort’s five restaurants sailing, water skiing, windsurfing and bars. A truly idyllic destination, and kayaking, state-of-the-art gym, Rendezvous is made for celebrating fitness, yoga and Pilates classes, tennis life’s big moments, including and golf, beach volleyball, archery; your dream wedding or romantic as well as more exotic adventures honeymoon in the sun. theromanticholiday.com/your-caribincluding touring the coastline by bike bean-weddings-and-honeymoons or hiking through rainforest for those

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As soon as you arrive in Jamaica you’ll feel the love. Blue Mountain peaks, sun-drenched beaches and golden sands - it’s made for romance

Castaway with your loved one in ultimate luxury

Make your wedding a family affair

Have the ultimate honeymoon experience staying in an overwater bungalow on Jamaica’s south coast from 2018 at Sandals South Coast Resort.

So many weddings in Jamaica involve the children, the couples or their guests. At Beaches Resorts you can make your wedding just as memorable for your young guests by theming your wedding with resort characters from Sesame Street.

Wake up surrounded by beautiful sparkling seas and colourful marine life

The Sesame Street gang make great wedding guests at Beaches Resorts

Make sure your big day overflows with love

A special service at sea Ever wished to say your “I Do” over and surrounded by the Caribbean Sea? The over water Chapel at Sandals South Coast will provide a unique experience as Jamaica’s only wedding chapel in the sea.

Jamaica has over 30 waterfalls and Dunn’s River Falls is a popular choice for that perfect tropical garden location. Ceremonies or photography can be done in the Park and on the beach of Jamaica’s most popular and beautiful waterfall attraction.

Be a bride to remember and arrive in style In Jamaica, arriving at your wedding can be done in an unconventional manner. The bride can choose from traditional horse and cart; boat; car, or a more unique way, arriving on a hand-made bamboo raft. River rafting is one of Jamaica’s top activities.

Sand in your toes, breeze in your hair, twinkles in your eyes Beaches are a popular location for weddings and Negril Beach, with its seven miles of palm-fringed white sand and calm Caribbean waters, is the perfect back drop for a truly Jamaican wedding. Negril Beach is one of the top sandy stretches in the world and provides a picture perfect sunset wedding location.

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Vows with Forever sun-drenched, with balmy temperatures, a gentle breeze and a laid-back and relaxed vibe, it’s no wonder that the Caribbean is a top choice for destination weddings Sandals offers a range of themes for its weddings, catering to many tastes and budgets

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he beauty of the Caribbean is in its diversity. For many people, the Caribbean conjures up thoughts of sun-soaked white sand beaches – there are certainly plenty of them – but beyond the beach there are lots of alternative options. Think gorgeous green botanical gardens bursting with colourful blooms; historic houses and plantations; boutique inns or luxurious large-scale resorts; pretty little churches or temples and luxurious yachts – you can even get hitched underwater if you have your scuba diving certification! From iconic backdrops like the dreamy spires of Saint Lucia’s Pitons to a Robinson Crusoe-style setting like the Cayman Islands’ Little Cayman, where you can leave your shoes behind, the Caribbean really does have a venue to suit every kind of couple. There’s plenty of cultural flavour too! What about the Spanish rhythms of Cuba? Start your new life together in the colourful streets of Havana, mojito in hand and ready to dance the night away with the locals. If you like the chic side of life then SaintMartin and Martinique offer French flair and fantastic gastronomy. And don’t forget the Dutch – St. Maarten blends European luxury with Caribbean tradition effortlessly. Virtually every Caribbean hotel can arrange a wedding and some chains such as Sandals and Beaches Resorts,

Pretty in pink SuperClubs, Elite Island Resorts, Marriott Port-au-Prince Hotel offers Occidental, Couples Resorts an impressive ballroom or an and Rex Resorts have their intimate terrace for your own dedicated wedding nuptials, tailored wedding packages which take all menus and a team of the stress away. planners on-hand to small h it w s Couple ar ties may make everything easy p g ge weddin exchan for you. Not the last resort to r fe e e pr ws in th But if a large resort Having your wedding their vo intimacy and isn’t your idea of a in a resort is a great privacy xur y villa of a lu romantic and intimate way to have a hasslewedding – no fear – the free day, where a wedding Caribbean has so many coordinator will take care boutique and unique properties  of all your needs. In Haiti, the

All-Inclusive Weddings & Honeymoons as Unique as Your Clients Are Every great love story deserves the perfect setting, and there’s no place better than at Jamaica’s luxury all-inclusive Jewel Resorts. All three resorts offer the Caribbean’s finest all-inclusive wedding & honeymoon experiences. Our Director of Romance and expert wedding planners will guide your clients each step of the way to ensure their dream wedding comes true. Our full-service salon will pamper and prepare the entire bridal party for wedding day perfection.

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INSPIRATION Capella Marigot Bay Resort and Marina in Saint Lucia offers natural luxury that will feel cosy and personal. The Paradors of Puerto Rico is a network of small inns located outside the metropolitan area. Administered by Puerto Rican families and characterised by the distinctive warmth of the local culture, they aim to highlight the history, gastronomy and cultural diversity of the islands and include haciendas and family-run plantation houses which are a charming alternative to hotels and often host wedding ceremonies. The British island of Anguilla is great for low-key lovers and is home to a fantastic selection of high-end villas which offer the perfect combination of exclusivity and luxury and the bonus of a team of staff on-hand to cater to your every whim! Nature lovers will love the treehousestyle lodges at Castara Retreats, an eco-resort on Tobago’s northwest coast. This romantic hideaway can

hold ceremonies on the beach or on a breezy deck overlooking the bay. If you really want to push the boat out, why not hire an entire island to host your nuptials? Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands is available and can host up to 200 people! Its owner Richard Branson arrived for his own wedding clinging to the struts of a helicopter, but that’s not compulsory!

Natural highs Take advantage of the lush tropical climate and the natural botanical bounty it brings by getting hitched outside, surrounded by abundant nature. The Caribbean is home to several beautiful botanical gardens. The Nassau Botanical Gardens in The Bahamas features 18 acres of tropical flora, including the stunning national flower, the Yellow Elder. St. Vincent and the Grenadines has 

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rom the jaw-dropping views at The Villa or our intimate suites, Ladera offers a dramatic backdrop for your wedding. Quite simply, it is one of the most unique and romantic locations in the Caribbean. You will be enchanted by views of the deep blue Caribbean Sea crashing against the majestic Pitons 1,000 feet below. But our unparalleled service and authentic St. Lucian spirit will truly define your destination wedding as an affair to remember. An eco-luxe resort situated on a rainforest ridge, Ladera is the only resort on Saint Lucia overlooking

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the iconic Pitons, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Each of its 37 suites are purposely missing the fourth wall rendering an over indulgence of the breathtaking views ahead in complete privacy and safety. Constructed with tropical hardwoods, cut stone and tile, the sanctuaries feature a distinct aesthetic décor of locally woven textiles and custom crafted furniture made on site. Private swimming pools form a part of every suite, accentuating the romance of the sanctuary with their own awe-inspiring view of the Pitons and Caribbean Sea below.

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Resort in Guyana? Perched on a the oldest botanical gardens in the dramatic escarpment looking over the western hemisphere – created in 1765 tropical rainforest and the silver sliver and still a haven for the beautiful St. of the Essequibo river shimmering in Vincent parrot, amongst other colourful the distance. It’s a unique venue, great local creatures. for wildlife lovers and adventurers. The fertile volcanic island of Nevis has a stunning botanical garden filled with flowers, vines, cacti and even a butterfly Historic nuptials garden – lovers can wed in a white The Caribbean is full of stunning pagoda surrounded by this buildings dating back to its abundant natural oasis. colonial days. Get wed Orchid World in on top of the world at Barbados sits on six acres Antigua and Barbuda’s l cultura of land, surrounded famous Shirley Heights. For real ganise a – or by sugarcane and This former hilltop flavour edding with lw 810ft above sea level, fort has one of the car niva nt, colourful ya flambo nd a a with panoramic views most breathtaking s e m costu e nd for th across the island. views in the Caribbean, steel ba ce! dan Couples can say their ‘I overlooking the dos’ in a wedding gazebo picturesque English surrounded by gardens Harbour and Falmouth planted with 20,000 orchids. Harbour, with views of Montserrat Dominica prides itself on its natural on a clear day. attractions and wild landscapes and The fairytale sounding Brimstone Hill eco lodge Jungle Bay offers ‘escape Fortress on St. Kitts is another popular weddings,’ with the chance to tie the wedding venue. A UNESCO World knot next to a waterfall or inside a Heritage Site and one of the bestDominican jungle. preserved historical fortifications in the If you want a really wild wedding Americas, it commands spectacular then what about Shanklands Rainforest views and ensures some unique photos

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Well, you are in the Caribbean after all! But where to start? There are so many beaches to choose from! Every island has beautiful sands but all offer something different. Take Grenada – on the Caribbean Sea there are stunning arcs of white sand lapped by calm Pious places water, like the tranquil Morne Those who wish to have a Rouge Beach which is religious ceremony will be backed by luscious foliage spoilt for choice in the and feels hidden from Caribbean, where many edding w the world. But the island faiths are represented. r u o y Give uch entic to e also has Atlantic-facing Jamaica, for example, an auth ing som dr e ff o beaches for a more has many pretty, y b islan vours dramatic backdrop. traditional Anglican local fa chocolate, grown eller y or Belize’s Ambergris churches, just like any w shell je ut oil Cove has sugary sands you would find in a little n coco just perfect for a white English village! wedding – you can even Alternatively, there are say your ‘I dos’ on a secluded churches dating back to the 15th sandbank or hop onboard a beautiful century across the Caribbean. Several vintage sailing boat. denominations are represented in If you love dramatic then perhaps a Turks and Caicos, including Anglican, black sand beach is for you – imagine Methodist, Baptist, and Catholic. St. a white dress pictured against that! Thomas’s Church on Grand Turk is as Montserrat’s gun-powder beaches pretty as a picture – pure white with a contrast with the green Soufriere Hills red roof and shutters. Volcano and a sparkling deep blue sea. Trinidad and Tobago can also offer Margarita Island lies 20 miles off the weddings for Muslims and Hindus. The northeast coast of Venezuela and is a striking pink domes of Sri Dattatreya beach destination with a vibrant, party Temple and Yoga Centre has two blue feel – if your guests want to dance elephant statues at its entrance and into the early hours this is the place welcomes couples wanting to wed. for you! • The region offers Jewish couples

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for the wedding album! History lovers will also be at home on St Eustatius, where they will find some grand venues with fascinating pasts. Fort Oranje dates back to 1636 and couples can wed on the battlements looking out to sea. Alternatively, the restored façade of the Honen Dalim Synagogue, which dates back to 1739, is a beautiful spot for nuptials.

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There are countless reasons to get married here. Let’s start with a couple. Your special day should belong only to you. That’s why our wedding day word of honor promises that your chosen wedding date will be yours exclusively.

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This unique Caribbean island offers couples an unforgettable wedding and a honeymoon experience like no other

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ouples looking to ditch the traditional wedding and get hitched island-style need look no further than the picturesque tropical island paradise of Montserrat. Soft pearl-grey volcanic sand under the bride and groom’s toes, crystal blue waters beating against the shore and the Caribbean sun’s glow gives the perfect ambiance for nuptial bliss. Couples can tie the knot in a sunlit garden wedding with the enticing Soufriere Hills Volcano as a scenic backdrop, or pledge their devotion at the edge of the deep blue sea. Montserrat features many breathtaking natural locations for an unforgettable wedding venue or honeymoon escape.

Engage in new experiences to share with friends and loved ones in this romantic, dreamy island and make your memories everlasting

Room for two After vows have been exchanged and the ceremony is over, Montserrat’s unspoiled island getaway offers couples an idyllic setting for a memorable honeymoon. Intimate villas, cosy bed & breakfasts, charming hotels and quaint inns provide a romantic stay for newlyweds. For adventure-seeking or ecoconscious honeymooners, Montserrat

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Beautiful, natural vistas abound in Montserrat is ideal. Enjoy a romantic picnic on copper sweeper fish. Jack Boy Hill, which is one of the Honeymooners can step into few areas on the island that provides the unknown in a variety of hiking first-rate views of the Soufriere Hills adventures. The Blackwood Allen Trail Volcano. Or erupt with excitement at offers panoramic views of the northern the Montserrat Volcano Observatory, villages and coastline while the Oriole where visitors learn about the history Walkway is where hikers are most and science behind this natural likely to get a glimpse of the Oriole, wonder, or host your wedding Montserrat’s national bird. with the spectacular Weddings and honeymoons mountain as your back are meant to be memorable drop, a perfect location and with lush scenery, Drink th for an extraordinary and intimate restaurants spring w e natural ate legenda r from the memorable wedding. and secluded luxury ry Ghaut Fo Runaway accommodation it’s untain an you will easy to create memories Explore together be destin d ed to return almost anywhere on the Newlyweds can also dive to the is la n d island. What you will find into the deep on scuba/ difficult however, is leaving snorkelling excursions and this magnificent gem when your explore more than 13 miles of holiday is over. coastline, seeing everything from For additional information, visit: colourful reef, fish and sea plumes visitmontserrat.com to stony ledges, spiny lobsters and

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Think Caribbean… think Elite Island Resorts SIX OF THE BEST, OFFERING COMPLIMENTARY WEDDINGS St James’s Club & Villas, Antigua

The bright white beach at The Verandah Resort & Spa, Antigua

Antigua’s most famous address. Widely recognised as one of the Caribbean’s most popular all-inclusive resorts. Enjoy breathtaking ocean views on a private 100-acre peninsula. Boasting two white sand beaches, six swimming pools, great restaurants, Spa Tranquility, and a wide array of activities. This is the perfect resort for couples, honeymooners and families and a top choice for weddings.

The view from St. James’s Club & Villas, Antigua

St James’s Club Morgan Bay, Saint Lucia A perfect resort for all, from young families to couples. For guests celebrating a special occasion, why not stay in a One Bed Garden Spa Suite? The idyllic adults-only hilltop pool with bar and deck area is perfect for secluded relaxation and motorised water sports such as water skiing are included so you will have plenty to do.

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St. James’s Club Morgan Bay, Saint Lucia

Antigua’s only all-suite hotel is perfect for families or if it’s just the two of you, book into one of the adults-only Spa suites. There are two white sand beaches to choose from, enjoy non-motorised watersports from Lovers Beach or pure relaxation on Rasta Beach. There are a variety of gazebos located around the resort - perfect to get married or enjoy a romantic private dinner.

Palm Island Resort & Spa, The Grenadines Set on a 135-acre private island with only 45 rooms, suites and villas, Palm Island Resort & Spa is perfect to escape the hustle and bustle. Surrounded by five stunning white sand beaches. Enjoy the newly-renovated Sunset Grill and new beachfront spa with two double treatment rooms, an additional room dedicated to manicures and pedicures and a hairdressers so brides can be fully taken care of on their special day.

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The Club Barbados Resort & Spa, Barbados A boutique-style adults-only retreat in a superb location on the West Coast of Barbados, set among lush gardens. Enjoy the traditional, vibrant Bajan restaurant for a Caribbean-themed evening. Motorised watersports such as water skiing are also included. A sunset dinner scene at The Club Barbados Resort & Spa

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White sands at Palm Island Resort & Spa in the Grenadines

The island’s most laid-back adult-only all-inclusive resort, with a stunning quarter-mile white sand beach. The resort has amazing ocean views from every angle and has recently been refurbished with an authentic Caribbean vibe throughout. Unwind at the Tranquillity Body & Soul Spa for true relaxation.

British Airways flies direct to Antigua, Barbados and Saint Lucia from London Gatwick. The Grenadines is a 45 minute flight to Union Island. To find out more and to book visit ba.com/elite or call 0344 493 0120

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ominica is a haven for adventurous couples seeking a unique escape off the beaten track and wanting to explore the Caribbean beyond the traditional white sand beaches. Discover Dominica on your adventuremoon: an exotic and romantic escape with a real slice of adventure and authenticity. Dominica is a world apart from the similarly-named Dominican Republic, with volcanic landscapes, lush rainforest, black sand beaches, thundering waterfalls and incredible land and sea life, all waiting to be discovered. They say that if Christopher Columbus were to return to the Caribbean, Dominica would be the only island he would recognise.

Dominica is full of hidden coves and stunning scenery, perfect to share with your loved one

Your adventuremoon will take you to hidden coves where you can swim and kayak, luxurious eco-lodges in the heart of the rainforest where you can spot amazing bird-life and enjoy fresh fruit off the trees, and to luxurious cliffside resorts overlooking the stunning rugged coastline. Hike the Caribbean’s longest walking trail or trek up to the boiling lake – a

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challenge not for the faint-hearted! row up the tranquil mangrove-lined Underwater enthusiasts can snorkel Indian River, where they filmed Pirates of or dive the unique Champagne Reef, the Caribbean, and relax in hot sulphur where you’ll find yourself surrounded pools. For an adventure at a slower pace, by bubbles from the underwater enjoy an easy 30-minute hike to the geothermal springs – it’s like Emerald Pool, passing through the being in a hot tub in the magnificent overhanging trees middle of the ocean! Try and lush vegetation which your hand at canyoning make the pool appear a Black sa white dre nd makes and climb waterfalls, hike deep shade of green in the sses stan Dominic d out! across riverbeds, rappel tree-filtered sunlight. If you a’s beac hes an ideal backdro are down rock faces, and decide to go for a dip you p fo stunning photos o r jump over cascades into can swim right up to the f your big day crystal clear waters. waterfall! Adventuremoon packages give you access to Dominica’s Nature lovers many treasures at fantastic value For wildlife enthusiasts, Dominica prices, and include accommodation, offers the best chance of spotting meals, experiences and airport whales in the Caribbean. Sperm whales transfers. Explore the options and book pass close to shore all year round and your adventuremoon now at: over 20 species of whale can be spotted dominica.dm/index.php/adventuremoon in the waters at various times of year. and discoverdominica.com For a bit of well-deserved relaxation,

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Six of the best Dominica – The Nature Island. If Christopher Columbus were to return, it would be the only island he would recognise - nature trails, waterfalls, hot springs, 365 rivers and undiscovered adventures. Rosalie Bay Resort

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An eco-luxury and wellness retreat in the foothills of Morne Trois Pitons. Sited on 22 acres, this elegant, modern sanctuary includes 28 spacious rooms, luxury rain shower bathrooms, and patio views of ocean, river or gardens. It features a natureinspired spa, organic cuisine, healthy cooking classes, a protected beach for turtles, onyx-lined pool, fitness centre and concierge.

Citrus Creek Plantation Rosalie Bay Resort – rosaliebay.com

A sustainable eco-village, restaurant and lodge, set on 20 acres of tropical plantation along the Taberi River and Bout Sable Beach on Dominica’s Wild East Coast. Made of various selfcatering cottages, cabins and villas, enjoy privacy with the convenience of an eco-hamlet with property management, tour desk, car rental and mini market. Pristine and unspoilt, we call it barefoot luxury.

Hotel The Champs Situated in the Picard area, with a breathtaking view of Portsmouth town, the Caribbean Sea and the Cabrits National Park. Hikers, divers and nature lovers are welcome. This hotel provides its guests with a wide range of first class services and top-quality international cuisine. Complimentary breakfast is served with a view while enjoying the coolness of the morning and the Waitukubuli National Hiking Trail only seven minutes’ walk away.

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Fort Young Hotel Nestled on a historical site at the edge of a cliff overlooking the Caribbean Sea and named after the island’s first British Governor, this hotel has 70 rooms, including luxury Oceanfront Suites. There’s also a Sun Terrace, Sea Breeze Bar, duty free shops, the Boardwalk Café & Bar and Waterfront Restaurant. Old world charm, modern amenities and sea vistas marry harmoniously in this historic building.

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This acclaimed boutique hotel sits on the peninsula of the island’s beach-studded north-eastern corner. Nestled 80-feet above pristine Hodges Bay Beach, the ecohotel is a private relaxed hideaway. With two rooms and two suites, its luxury amenities and location offers the ultimate island experience. The retreat commands spectacular cliff top views of ocean, beach and wilderness, regarded amongst the finest on island.

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Tamarind Tree Hotel This hotel and restaurant is ideally located in the centre of Dominica’s west coast on top of a 100ft cliff, offering a beautiful view over the Caribbean Sea, the Bay of Salisbury and Morne Diablotin. It is an intimate 15-room property featuring ocean views, three villas and four family suites.

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Experience the holiday of a lifetime in the Caribbean and begin your new life together in a storybook tropical setting. Each of AM Resorts’ romantic wedding, honeymoon and anniversary packages are designed to make the most of your special time together. All of our hotel brands offer complimentary wedding and honeymoon packages for a private ceremony or you can easily bring your friends for an upgraded celebration.

Secrets Cap Cana Resort & Spa is located on a picture perfect sugar sand beach with clear, calm water in the exclusive gated community of Cap Cana. It’s an alladult resort surrounded by luxury pursuits and with the world class Secrets Spa by Pevonia® onsite. Relaxation and intimacy is guaranteed here, an unforgettable romantic holiday awaits.

Now Larimar Punta Cana Now Larimar Punta Cana is vibrant, luxurious and a haven for couples in love! Bávaro beach, one of the most beautiful in the Caribbean, is right on your doorstep when staying at Now Larimar. The romantic ambience continues with the lush tropical gardens next door at Now Garden Punta Cana, where guests have full access.

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Couples benefit from access to two hotels with four pools, 12 dining options and 12 bars.

From the moment you arrive in this adults-only resort, you will be enraptured by luxury and infused with romance. With the sound of steel drums playing as the sun sets behind the serene blue mountains, you will be enchanted by an aura of true love at Secrets Wild Orchid and Secrets St. James Montego Bay where guests enjoy full access. Whether you are spending time in your swim-out suite or on the promenade, a spark of passion is sure to ignite.

The names says it all, Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana is set on an awe inspiring palm studded beach. The resort boasts an expansive Preferred Club section and luxurious honeymoon suites, perfect for a romantic retreat. Some quality time in the turquoise sea, amongst the beautiful palms is the start to married life you have been searching for.

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oft powder-white sands, turquoise seas and abundant tropical gardens provide the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable wedding, honeymoon or romantic getaway. Feel the sand in your toes as you stroll together along the gorgeous beaches, take a sunset cruise across the calm rose-hued waters, relax in a hammock amongst fragrant flowers or dance the night away to reggae rhythms at a local bar. Choose from adult-only resorts with packages made to pamper or intimate boutique hotels where you can relax in seclusion. The Caribbean knows how to welcome couples, with petal-strewn beds, chilled Champagne on arrival,

exclusive candlelit dinners and many more romantic touches which are sure to make the experience even more special. Weddings and the Caribbean go hand-in-hand, with most resorts offering special packages and wedding planners. Dreamy wedding venues range from colonial plantation houses and sea-facing forts to whitewashed wooden churches and shell-strewn beaches. Honeymooning couples will find a huge array of relaxing options as well as action-packed excursions. Spend your days sipping coconuts on a sun-drenched beach hand-in-hand, or exploring the reefs and rainforests on an adventure tailored for two. •

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pier and watch the colourful boats come uch-loved by celebrities for its and go, bringing in the catch of the day. world-class food scene and diverse range of accommodation, Anguilla is perfect for couples looking Activities for an exclusive, intimate Sailing is the national sport wedding or an idyllic and in Anguilla, which hosts a relaxed honeymoon. famous regatta every May s an a h la il u Ang d o fo and August. There’s also e iv impress 0 some 12 h stand-up paddleboarding, Top Properties it w e n sce ng nts offeri kayaking and divers will Accommodation in restaura m o g fr everythin to fine find colourful corals, Anguilla ranges from e barbequ g. tropical fish and nine luxury resorts like the dinin wrecks. On land, visitors can Four Seasons Resort and enjoy birdwatching, biking and Residences and boutique hotels horse riding or watch wild turtles nest like Zemi Beach House an oceanfront between April and November. property to small local B&Bs. The island also has a great selection of luxurious villas, from modern, state-of the-art properties to more relaxed beachside retreats.

Marriage requirements: Those wishing to get married in Anguilla can either do so before a Magistrate at the Court House or in front of a Minister of religion who is a registered Marriage Officer. A special marriage licence is required. Residency: The marriage licence takes at least 48 hours to process and couples must attend the Court Registry to apply in person. Documents: Couples must present valid passports or original birth certificates along with a form of identification such as a driver’s licence. If divorced, a decree absolute is required; if widowed the death certificate of the deceased spouse is needed.

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Hot Spots Shoal Bay East is consistently voted one of the Caribbean’s most beautiful beaches and restaurants and beach bars line this powdery stretch. The uninhabited Prickly Pear Cays are a pair of pristine islands with six protected marine areas offering crystal-clear waters perfect for snorkelling and diving. Island Harbour is a quaint fishing town on the East End of Anguilla. Sit on the

Fees: Couples must provide US$37.20 of Anguilla Stamps, pay US$241.80 for the Marriage Licence and US$55.80 for an Apostille. Witnesses: At least two required.

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hether a traditional service or a barefoot beach ceremony, Antigua and Barbuda offer sunshine, stunning landscapes and luxurious hotels for an idyllic destination wedding.

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Whether soaking up the sun or enjoying the island’s sporty side, newlyweds can indulge in both the island’s adventurous and the relaxing activities. For cocktail lovers, the new beach bar d n a a u g ti An e v a h trail takes travellers to the Top Properties a d Barbu wedding d very best local bars to Many of the island’s te a ic d de that use indulge in a sun downer hotels offer special planners insider al and hang with the locals. packages for newlyweds their loc to plan ge knowled l day! These sister-islands offer and honeymooners. Sugar a specia excursions ranging from Ridge, on the west coast from swimming with stingrays of Antigua, is a boutique hotel to zip-lining through the rainforest that captures panoramic views over or hiking in the hills. the island, Copper and Lumber is an example of the island’s stunning Georgian architecture, and the Inn in English Harbour is set in 19 acres of tropical woodland.

The Legal List Marriage Requirements: Both partners must be over the age of 18 and couples will need to visit the Ministry of Justice to complete the application and pay licence fees. Residency: You need to be present in the country for at least one working day to process the necessary documents.

Antigua’s ‘hot spots’ include unique and stunning locations for couples looking for a wedding destination with a difference. Devil’s Bridge, Hell’s Gate and Shirley Heights are ideal options for couples who love the great outdoors, and for those in search of a venue that offers more seclusion, Betty’s Hope is a 17th century sugar plantation which has history and atmosphere to boot.

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Documents: Valid passports, original birth certificates or certified copies, flight tickets or eticket information. If either party have been married previously, the original Decree Absolute or a certified copy. If either party are widowed, the original previous marriage certificate and death certificate or certified copies. Any documents not in English require a certified translation. Fees: The marriage license fee is US$150. Witnesses: A minimum of two required.

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Say your vows in The Bahamas surrounded by turquoise waters and bathed in sunshine

n The Islands Of The Bahamas there’s no shortage of special locations for your wedding and honeymoon. Wander along miles of pink, golden or white sandy beaches.

should head to Flying Fish restaurant on Grand Bahama Island, it’s a real find.

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Hot Spots Sail away on a romantic sunset cruise across Nassau harbour. Be entertained by a live band enjoying a modern take on Bahamian dishes at Lukka Kairi in Nassau. The Aura nightclub at Atlantis Paradise Island is one of the most sophisticated spots to be seen. Foodies

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The abundant marine life of The Bahamas can be explored by snorkelling, in e c la p The only have a diving or glass bottom Top Properties d to the worl le wedding kayaks. Aquaventure Sandals Emerald Bay ty o-s and Junkano Water Park at Atlantis Golf, Tennis & Spa Resort usicians m e v li h wit carnival l u delivers full on fun with is set on a soft white rf u lo co s costume challenging water slides, sand bay and has many tubes and lazy river rides. Or idyllic settings for your an Art & Dine tour of Nassau special ceremony in a calm island atmosphere. Or try one of the satisfies culturally while delighting smaller hotels, set on their own island the taste buds. or cay and offering an all-inclusive concept where fine food is key to the tranquil island experience. For example, Kamalame Cay and Tiamo Resort on Andros, or the tiny Ocean Tally on Eleuthera, known for its excellent restaurant.

Marriage requirements: Marriage licences and certificates are issued at the office of the Registrar General in Nassau, open Monday to Friday, 9.30am-4pm. See: bahamas. com/marriage-license Residency: You must be in The Bahamas when you apply for a marriage licence and can apply 24 hours after arrival. You can be married one day after receiving the approved licence. Documents: Passports. If single you’ll need a sworn declaration before a Public Notary or other person authorised to administer oaths in your country. If divorced an original final divorce decree or a certified copy with a raised or colour seal. If widowed, a death certificate for the deceased spouse. Fees: The fee for a marriage license is US$120. Witnesses: Two people required.

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Head to Gun Hill Signal Station for breathtaking vistas across the entire island. Crane Beach, with its beautiful pink coral sand, is probably the most famous beach in Barbados. Tourists and locals alike come here to frolic in the rolling surf, sunbathe on the soft sands, and see the famous Crane Beach Hotel. The quaint village of Bathsheba on the Atlantic east coast is close to the Andromeda Tropical Botanic Gardens

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and Flower Forest and Bathsheba omance is infused into every inch Beach, which boasts large rock of Barbados, from its dramatic formations, remnants from an ancient scenery to its fabulous and intimate coral reef carved by the surf. dining scene, glorious sunsets and colourful and vibrant nightlife - and let’s not Activities forget those miles of sunTry kayaking, windsurfing, ffers o a n u L Cafe s w ie drenched sands. kitesurfing or swimming v c ti roman an Caribbe with turtles. The East e th ss en acro white lin Coast is famous for being Top Properties Sea. The bles are lit ta a surfer’s heaven too. There are some luxurious covered rns and by lante ht Land tours take visitors into properties on Barbados moonlig the lush interior and Joe’s which are perfectly pitched River tropical rainforest. You for couples wanting to wed. Top can also visit the Mount Gay Rum spots include Sandy Lane, Sandals Distillery to try the local tipple. Barbados and Fairmont Royal Pavilion. More intimate boutique properties include The Sandpiper, SoCo Hotel and The House.

The Legal List Marriage requirements: Applications for marriage licences must be made between the hours of 8.30am and 3.30pm, Monday to Friday. Parents or guardians must give consent if either party is 16-18 years old. Residency: There is no minimum residency requirement Documents: Valid passports and birth certificates, return tickets. If either party is divorced, an original decree absolute or a certified copy. If either party is widowed, a certified copy of both the former spouse’s death certificate and the marriage certificate. Fees: US$100 for a marriage license and a US$125 magistrate fee. Witnesses: At least two witnesses are required.

Bridgetown has historic boardwalks to explore

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BELIZE

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The Legal List Marriage requirements: Consent from a parent if both partners are under 18 years of age. The marriage must be registered with the Belize Registry Department after the marriage ceremony has been completed. Residency: Couples must be in Belize for at least three days prior to license application which is made with the Register General’s Office in Belize City. Licenses can be obtained within two days. Documents: Proof of citizenship is required. If previously married, final divorce decree or death certificate must be provided.

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The best way to see the sun go down is on the water. Sunset cruises in Ambergris Caye take couples out on a catamaran where they can enjoy the flowing cocktails and a picturesque fading sky, gliding seamlessly along.

Activities Enjoy a private gourmet dinner together on top of a Mayan Temple

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Marriage requirements: The marriage license application can be prepared online at crisvi.gov.vg or you can apply in person upon arrival at the Registrar General’s office in Road Town, Tortola. Residency: One day Documents: Proof of your identity, resident status and day of arrival via your passport. Proof of marital status (including certified copies of Decree(s) Absolute for divorced or death certificate(s) for any deceased prior spouse.

For the uninhibited, island hopping is the best way to appreciate the contrasts between these unique islands and experience beaches, historic sites, national parks and cultural exhibits, or dine on signature culinary dishes. For many, the exciting journey of Nature’s Little Secrets begins by exploring the tranquil shores or navigating through the deep to discover exotic marine life. In the British Virgin Islands every day is a tropical dream where you can relax in a hammock suspended between swaying palm trees or retreat

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Fees: You will be required to present a US$220 postage stamp for a special license (purchased from the Registrar General’s office or Post office). Witnesses: Two people to witness (and to sign) your application for the licence. These need not be the same two witnesses who are present at your marriage.

Look beyond the beach and choose a green-themed wedding

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CAYMAN ISLANDS EuropeVisitCaymanIslands

info-uk@caymanislands.ky

+44 (0) 20 7491 7771

caymanluxe.co.uk

Cayman Islands Department of Tourism

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in weddings of all shapes and sizes, he Cayman Islands is perfect for including simple barefoot ceremonies couples who love to explore. The on a secluded white sand beach and big day can be shared with guests ceremonies in old colonial-style in Grand Cayman before houses. Underwater weddings the couple hop over to are also possible! secluded Little Cayman for honeymoon. cal lo a se o Cho ing Activities on wedd destinati hey offer T Top Properties Couples and visiting r. e n n e la p siv nal, exclu The following resorts have guests can take a boat professio ordable and aff in-house wedding planners trip to Stingray City s e servic wedding to look after and take Sandbar, explore the Queen care of everything for your Elizabeth II Botanic Park and big day. Grand Cayman: The Pedro St James Historic Site or Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa; The take a spectacular helicopter tour of Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman; Caribbean Grand Cayman. Club; The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa; Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort. Cayman Brac: Le Soleil d’Or and Cayman Brac Beach Resort. Little Cayman: The Southern Cross Club & Little Cayman Beach Resort.

Hot Spots Located on the peaceful north east of Grand Cayman, the luxury private villas for rental in Cayman Kai are popular with couples wanting a luxurious escape and also make stunning locations for the wedding ceremony. On-island wedding planners specialise

Marriage requirements: A Marriage Officer must officiate the ceremony, although it can be officiated by anyone as long as a Marriage Officer attends. Applications for non-resident licences and a list of Marriage Officers can be obtained from the Passport and Corporate Services Offices in Grand Cayman. On Cayman Brac and Little Cayman this is provided by the District Commissioner’s Office. Residency: There is no residency requirement. Documents: Non-residents must have a marriage licence, a letter from your authorised Marriage Officer, proof of citizenship and age (passport or an original/certified copy of birth certificate with photo ID). Proof of marital status, Cayman Islands Immigration Dept card or cruise card for cruise guests. Fees: $250 for licence. Witnesses: Two people required.

Take the plunge in the crystal clear waters of Grand Cayman

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CUBA MinturCuba.uk

tourism@travel2cuba.co.uk

+44 (0) 20 7240 6655

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rom the seductive streets of Old Havana to the vast sandy beaches of Varadero, the largest island of the Caribbean is a romantic destination for weddings and honeymoons.

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The incredible mixture of music, dance, art and passion makes for a heady atmosphere on this captivating island. Couples can dance the night away in a local bar or at Cuba’s International n a c rs e oon Honeym in centre Jazz Festival which takes Top Properties enjoy a tw ding time at place in Havana every Whether you dream of n e sp holiday, r nature resort December. an extravagant themed o h c a a be st as well a e Active lovers can take wedding with a lavish e th in hotel in advantage of Cuba’s huge reception, or an intimate as a city a Havan array of watersports, ranging exchange of vows on the from scuba diving to kayaking. beach, the wedding planners Or maybe play a round of golf and of Cuba have a wide range of hotels relax in the spa afterwards. and resorts. Among the most popular are: The Saratoga, Iberostar Grand Trinidad, Paradisus Princesa del Mar, Iberostar Laguna Azul, Barceló Solymar Arenas Blancas, Meliá Buenavista, Melia Jardines del Rey y Paradisus Río de Oro among others.

The Legal List Marriage requirements: The couple must be 18. You must apply for a marriage licence at the Ministry of National Security, this can be done through your wedding planner and can take up to four weeks to process. Residency: Three working days

Ultimate lovers’ locations to look out for include Soroa, with its waterfall and orchid garden; the relaxing Topes de Collantes in the heart of the Escambray Mountains with its beautiful forests and refreshing climate; or the intimate beaches of Santa Maria, Ensenachos and Las Brujas Cays.

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Documents: Passports, birth certificates, Cuban Tourist Card, certificate of no impediment. A list of full names, addresses, occupations, level of education, nationalities, and the full names of parents. If divorced then the final divorce papers. If widowed then the death certificate of the previous spouse must be shown as well as the previous marriage certificate. All documents must be originals, legalised by the FCO and validated by the Cuban Consulate in London. Fees: To be advised locally. Witnesses: Four people are required to be at the wedding.

Long walks on the beach abound in Varadero

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CURAÇAO @CuracaoTravel

curacaotb

info@ctbe.nl

+31 70 891 66 00

curacao.com

uraçao offers all the ingredients Activities for a perfect wedding - a lovely Visit the island’s picturesque country climate, beaches shaded by coconut mansions, or ‘landhuizen’ as the locals trees and venues ranging from call them; share a sundown 18th century churches to cocktail on a trendy beach luxurious resorts. It’s a and then dance a passionate place where you can salsa together. g in d d e rw Want you a bang? Watersports, such as dance the night away or h to go wit es place windsurfing, kitesurfing snooze in a hammock. k ta l Carniva ao every and sailing, are ubiquitous in Curaç rch, with /Ma in Curaçao. A must-see for Top Properties February nd street c si divers is the Mushroom Curaçao has a wide mu a s partie Forest, an underwater jungle choice of accommodation, of 10-foot, mushroom-shaped whether you’re looking for quiet star coral. Land sports include jeep luxury or local colour. Choose from tours, golf and mountain biking. international brand beach resorts or B&Bs with home-cooked meals.

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The Legal List Marriage requirements: Send a written marriage petition to the town hall, signed by both partners, including your wedding date/time. Residency: Three days. Documents: Passports, birth certificates; international declaration of unmarried status by the civil registration of your hometown and an apostille/ legalisation. If divorced, a copy of the divorce decree; if widowed, a death certificate plus an apostille/ legalisation of proof. This has to be done at the Netherlands embassy in your country of residence. Documents must be less than six months old.

Hot Spots

Fees: US$18 for marriage licence. Curaçao Tourist Board Europe

Explore the Hato Caves, an elaborate network of stalactites and stalagmites with drawings at least 1,500 years old. Alternatively, the Christoffel National Park is teeming with exotic wildlife. Curaçao’s capital Willemstad is one of the Caribbean’s few UNESCO World Heritage cities. Vivid, sherbet-coloured buildings showcase Dutch colonial architecture not to be found anywhere else outside of the Netherlands. You’ll also find high-end retailers, great restaurants, and hot nightlife spots.

Curaçao’s charming locals add another layer to festivities

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DOMINICA @nature_island

DiscoverDominica

Dominica@brightergroup.com

+44 (0) 20 7326 9880

discoverdominica.com

Discover Dominica Authority

Emerald Pool waterfall grotto is at the heart of Morne Trois Piton National Park

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he Caribbean island of Dominica, known as the ‘Nature Island’, caters to honeymooners looking for a more adventurous and authentic Caribbean experience with idyllic settings.

impressive and photogenic natural sights on the island. Standing 165ft in height, the water flows into the White River which is sourced from the Boiling Lake, the island’s famous hot spring. ique n u ’s a ic Domin Top Properties Activities include elements eef ,where R e Rosalie Bay Resort is an The Nature Island has n g a p llers Cham d snorke eco-luxury and wellness a diverse range of divers an bubbles rise h retreat in the foothills activities for couples. can watc e sea bed from th of the Morne Trois Pitons Soft adventure options where the Rosalie River include its adventure park, greets the Atlantic Ocean in biking, birdwatching, botanical spectacular fashion. Or stay at Secret gardens, and hiking. Alternatively, try Bay, a boutique eco-luxury hotel with diving, canyoning or snorkelling. just eight sustainable luxury villas and bungalows all hidden away in the lush green hillside. Each villa has floor to ceiling glass windows with views over the Caribbean sea.

The Legal List Marriage requirements: Both parties must be aged 18 or over. Couple need passports and a photocopy of the photo page, and a declaration that you are single, which you can sign in Dominica in front of a Commissioner of Oaths. Residency: One must be in Dominica for at least two days before the license application which may take up to three days to be granted – complete application form ‘G’, obtained from the Ministry of Community Development, signed by both parties and witnessed by a magistrate.

The enchanted Emerald Pool waterfall grotto is in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Morne Trois Piton National Park. See the magnificent overhanging trees, lush vegetation and shimmering pool, which appears green in the tree-filtered sunlight. Share in a romantic moment and bask in the spray of the beautiful Victoria Waterfall, one of the most

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Documents: You may need to provide a letter stating your names and occupations. If previously divorced, final divorce papers must be provided; if widowed, a death certificate must be provided. Fees: Approximately US$110. Witnesses: Two people. They must provide passports or photo ID.

Honeymooners will love Dominica’s wild and tempestuous side

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GRENADA @Discovergrenada

Discovergrenada

GTA@eyes2market.co.uk

+44 (0) 20 8328 0644

puregrenada.com

Grenada Tourism Authority

Grenada has dramatic Atlantic beaches and warm and calm Caribbean sands, take your pick!

ure Grenada sets the standard for romance in the Caribbean. A lush green island with hidden, crowd-free beaches and welcoming people, it is the ideal choice for any occasion.

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Grenada’s award-winning luxury properties include Calabash Luxury Boutique Hotel & Spa, LaLuna Beach Resort & Villas, the legendary Spice Island Beach Resort and Sandals LaSource. In the mood for an authentic Caribbean experience? Then look no further than La Sagesse Hotel, Cabier Ocean Lodge, Mount Cinnamon, Petite Anse Hotel or True Blue Bay Boutique Resort. Each is a gem in its own unrivalled setting. For the independent of spirit, Blue Horizons Garden Resort, Le Phare Bleu Hotel and Jenny’s Place, or the luxury Maca Bana offer individual and memorable settings.

Marriage requirements: Couples must apply for a marriage license from the Office of the Prime Minister. The process usually takes two days. If either party is divorced it may take longer.

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For true romance, try a sunset sail in a glamorous yacht with Champagne-inhand, explore the tropical rainforest on foot, taste the sensual local chocolate, picnic by a cascading rainforest waterfall or enjoy a couple’s beauty treatment on the beach.

Hot Spots Pure Grenada, The Spice Island of the Caribbean is home to the world’s first Underwater Sculpture Park: yes, underwater weddings can and do

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Residency: A minimum of one day before application. Documents: Passports, birth certificates,a sworn affidavit stating that neither party has been married. Decree absolute needed for divorcees. If widowed, then the death certificate of your previous spouse required. If your name has been changed by deed poll then you need legal proof.

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happen! Grenada and sister islands, Carriacou and Petite Martinique, offer white-sand beaches and a very warm welcome from the open-hearted and friendly local people.

Fees: An EC$10 (US$3.70) fee is payable at the Ministry of Finance Treasury Department, plus EC$15 stamp duty, EC$2 registration fee search and a EC$5 stamp for your certified marriage certificate. Witnesses: Two people required.

Get off the beaten track and explore the rainforest

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GUYANA @TourismGuyana

GuyanaUndiscovered

info@guyana-tourism.com

+592 219 0094

guyana-tourism.com

Guyana Tourism Authority

A stunning wedding by the Kingston Seawall, near Georgetown

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Hot Spots Guyana’s capital Georgetown is an unusual mix of British colonial architecture set alongside Hindu temples, with top spots ranging from St. George’s Cathedral to the Botanical Gardens. Out of the city, top destinations include the Kaieteur National Park and Kaieteur Falls, a single-drop waterfall five times the height of Niagara Falls, plus the Iwokrama Forest and the Rupununi

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Savannah region, with its fascinating pristine nature and adventure Amerindian village communities. paradise undiscovered by many, Guyana offers unique and exotic locations for the perfect Activities wedding and most romantic Activities include day tours honeymoon. Come and fall along the Essequibo River, in love! with visits to its many in d ie Get marr arden islands, camping and the G Guyana, t one a 4WD expeditions in the Top Properties e b d n a of Eden re, the way savannah. Also on the Aruwai H2o White Water tu a n h it w ded. Start n te agenda is relaxation at Resort, Arrow Point in d Go now! rustic interior lodges and Nature Resort, Kaieteur planning resorts, visits to indigenous National Park, Splashmins communities to experience their Resort, Baganara Island Resort, culture, mountain biking, canoeing Rockview Lodge, Hurakabra River and trekking. Resort, Lake Mainstay, Sloth Island, Atta Lodge, Marriott Hotel Guyana, Georgetown Ramada Princess Hotel, Pegasus Hotel and Grand Coastal Hotel.

The Legal List Marriage requirements: A petition for marriage must be purchased from the Guyana Post Office and notarised by a Justice of the Peace. Parties must be 18 years of age. Residency: A minimum of 15 days stay is required, or 48 hours if one of the party is a resident. Documents: Valid passport, copies of birth certificates, completed and notarised petition form submitted at least two days prior to the marriage. If either person was married before a divorce or death certificate must be presented. Fees: The petition is US $1 and the licence US$25. Witnesses: A minimum of two.

Kaieteur Falls is a natural wonder well worth a visit

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HAITI @tourismhaiti

Haititourisme

info@haititourisme.gouv.ht

+509 2816 3208

experiencehaiti.org

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Haiti has breathtaking beach resorts perfect for couples to get hitched

country of extraordinary beauty, rich history and captivating culture, Haiti is truly the heart and soul of the Caribbean and the perfect place to declare your love for each other.

fortress in the Caribbean. There is also Sans-Souci Palace, the now ruined but no less impressive former royal residence of King Henri I of Haiti.

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Marriage requirements: A compulsory blood test is required upon application to marry in Haiti. Applications must be made to the Civil Registrar. The Civil Registrar will request proof of identity and a list of potential witnesses upon application.

Head to Labadee for tels offer Many ho oneymoon ziplining, watersports such Top Properties to h discounts If you wed in as kayaking, snorkelling The Best Western couples. oubadour and parasailing, and the Pétion-Ville is Haiti’s first tr a i, it a H cers folk dan Dragon’s Tail rollercoaster. Internationally-branded group or at for the re g A top excursion for four-star hotel. Set on are n receptio honeymooners is Bassin Bleu, the beach close to Port-aua series of three cobalt-blue Prince, it offers stylish, upscale pools linked by waterfalls and tucked lodging with modern amenities. into mountains. Close-by is the Royal Oasis which has a wide selection of restaurants and bars and the exclusive Royal Club, a VIP hotel within a hotel with added luxury benefits and amenities perfect for honeymooners.

Residency: A four to five day waiting period is required after applying for a marriage licence. After approval an appointment will be made for the marriage ceremony within 15 days. Documents: Identification cards or passports as well as birth certificates. If divorced, a certified copy of the divorce certificate is needed; if widowed, the death certificate of the deceased spouse.

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Fees: The fee at application for a marriage licence is US$50.

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Haiti has countless pristine beaches fringed with palm trees and lapped by clear and warm waters – Ile a Vache has been voted as having the most beautiful beach in the world. Head inland to see the beautiful north coast and uncover 500 years of history at the UNESCO World Heritage Site Citadelle Laferriere – the biggest

Clear waters make for some stunning pictures

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JAMACIA

JAMAICA @visitjamaicauk

visitjamaicauk

mail@visitjamaica.com

+44 (0) 20 7725 9090

Jamaica Tourist Board UK

visitjamaica.com

Beach weddings abound in Jamaica - there are many sandy spots to choose from

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amaica is ideal for weddings and honeymoons. It is easy to get to, and offers a great range of resorts and experiences to make the occasion memorable.

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Jamaica offers a multitude of activities for visitors of all ages and interests – take a stroll along Montego Bay’s Hip Strip for entertainment and shopping, or bask in the sunshine on the soft Top Properties m o c s. n tio vipattrac reat VIP white sands at Negril’s With a wide range of offers a g st tracks Seven Mile Beach. If properties offering fa t a service th n with access you’re seeking adventure, wedding and honeymoon o ti ra ig imm ival and rr a choose from over 175 packages, Jamaica has n a to lounge attractions including an something for everyone. departure exhilarating bobsled ride There are many adult-only through the rainforest at Mystic resorts including Couples Mountain, zip-lining or horse riding in Resorts, Secrets Resorts and Sandals the Caribbean Sea. Resorts, all offering bespoke romantic experiences. Many family resorts offer wedding, honeymoon and familymoon options and these include the RIU, Royalton and Hilton Rose Hall Resorts.

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Marriage requirements: Couples must apply for a licence in advance from Jamaica’s Ministry of Justice. Residency: Having applied for a marriage licence, visitors can marry after 24 hours’ residency. Licences are valid for three months. Documents: The required documents include birth certificates, proof of divorce if applicable, death certificate if widow/widower and consent if under the age of 18. Documents must be in English - if translated, certified copies must be provided. For further information, the Registrar General’s Department website (RGD) may be viewed at rgd.gov.jm Fees: JMS$4,000 (US$30)

Jamaica Tourist Board UK

For romantic experiences you can’t beat Dunn’s River Falls, where couples can frolic in one of the many natural pools or take a romantic raft journey down the Martha Brae River at sunset. Another experience for lovers to savour is having a sunset dinner surrounded by candles in a cave overlooking the Caribbean Sea, available at the aptlynamed resort, the Caves.

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The romantic Dunn’s River Falls

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@cmtmartinique

MartiniqueMagnifique

infos@martiniquetourisme.com

MARTINIQUE

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+33 1 44 77 86 00

martinique.org

Comité Martiniquais du Tourisme

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his beautiful mountainous island intoxicates honeymooners with its exotic birds and flowers, black and white sand beaches and verdant rainforest.

commune of Les Anses d’Arlet contains a string of villages and coves connected by a steep and winding coastal road.

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Sailing, deep sea fishing, jet-skiing, kayaking, s e d se An g Grande kitesurfing and snorkelling There is a surprising range in p e a swe Salines is w, untouched are options for water of accommodation on f ra stretch o a beach on lovers. Hiking, horse riding Martinique, from elegant – re tu a n to u’ll want and dune buggy trips are five-star properties to tiny which yo sunrise m o fr available on land. And don’t auberges set in historic stay t to sunse miss the chance to visit local gingerbread-style cottages. rum distilleries, historic estates Top choices include Le Cap Est and fascinating museums. Lagoon Resort & Spa, Hotel Bakoua, Club Med Les Boucaniers, La Suite Villa and Hôtel Plein Soleil.

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Martinique’s coastline is dramatic and varied, with steep cliffs and volcanic black sands in the north and fine white sands in the south. The still-smoldering Mont Pelée in the north offers a great vantage point for spectacular views. If you prefer some hustle and bustle then head to the island’s capital, Fort-de-France. The largest city in the French West Indies has colourful streets, a vibrant music scene and some excellent restaurants. For a quieter slice of local life, the

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Marriage requirements: All documents are required to be translated into French. Visit the French Embassy to obtain relevant documents. A blood test is also required on application. Residency: At least one party must have resided in Martinique for 40 days or more. The marriage licence must be published at the local town hall 10 days before the ceremony. Documents: A valid passport plus a birth certificate and proof of address. If divorced, a decree absolute is required; if widowed, a death certificate, for the former spouse. You’ll also need to fill out a confirmation of marital status form, available from the French Embassy. All documents must be provided in French. Fees: None. Witnesses: A minimum of two required.

Relaxing on Martinique’s beaches is a must

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MONTSERRAT islandofMontserrat

info@montserrattourism.ms

+1 664 491 2230/4703

visitmontserrat.com Montserrat has an abundance of wild but peaceful beaches for couples to explore

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Hot Spots Tour the former capital city Plymouth, which is buried in volcanic ash like a modern-day Pompeii. In contrast, the rest of the island flourishes with green

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mountains, deserted dark sand beaches he emerald isle of the Caribbean and untouched reefs. The Centre Hills is known for its lush green landscapes as well as its strong Irish forest is home to globally endangered connections. What could be a bird, reptile and plant species more dramatic backdrop to while the Montserrat National your white wedding than Trust’s botanical garden is the black Soufriere Hills dedicated to conserving s it h it w at, Montserr eritage, volcano? indigenous plants like the h rich Irish t Patrick’s national flower, Heliconia. S s celebrate h 17) with a Top Properties rc a (M y Da and holiday Properties in Montserrat Activities national g festival n o -l k tend to be small and Nature hikes, bird watching, wee intimate with lots of kayaking, snorkelling, diving, character. Tropical Mansion free diving, fishing, sailing and Suites is an award-winning boutique a visit to the Montserrat Volcano hotel nestled in the historic Sweeney’s Observatory, are all a must. estate. You could also choose one of the unique villas offered by Tradewinds Montserrat. A guest house with history is Olveston House, set on five acres of tropical gardens with spectacular views of the volcano and the neighbouring Belham Valley. The property has hosted musical artists like Sting, Eric Clapton and Elton John, who came to record at Sir George Martin’s AIR Studio.

The Legal List Marriage requirements: Both parties must be over 18, but can still marry if under 18 with parent or guardian’s consent. Residency: A minimum stay of three working days in Montserrat is required before the application can be made to obtain a Governor’s Marriage License. Documents: A marriage application and valid passports are required. If divorced, an original decree absolute is needed; if widowed, a death certificate of the deceased spouse. A certificate showing the publication of the marriage banns and a Registrar General’s certificate are also required before the day of the ceremony. Fees: A Governor’s license is US$185. Witnesses: A minimum of two required.

Hot stuff!

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NEVIS @NevisNaturally

NevisNaturally

info@nevisisland.com

+44 (0) 13 0523 3107

nevisisland.com

Nevis Tourism Authority

NEVIS

Pinney’s Beach at the Four Seasons Resort Nevis is a great place to start married life

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evis reflects the way the Caribbean region used to be. With its pristine beaches, lush greenery and beautiful natural surroundings, it’s an idyllic setting for romance.

Couples can enjoy the fantastic views at Lovers Beach, which was last year named the third most secluded beach worldwide.

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Metres from the shoreline, Nisbet Plantation Beach Club offers a spectacular backdrop to a dream wedding or honeymoon. As well as this, guests can stroll the Avenue of the Palms - an immaculate stretch of lawn bordered by waving coconut palms. Montpelier Plantation & Beach is a romantic hideaway, surrounded by tropical greenery. Couples can say ‘I do’ in the perfectly preserved sugar mill, or on the hotel’s beach, then celebrate with guests in the gardens that look out to Nevis Peak. The five-star rated Four Seasons Resort Nevis offers luxurious wedding and romance packages, such as a couples spa under the stars, massage lessons and sunset cruises for two. Ceremonies can take place on the resort’s golf course, sugar mill ruins, and on its undisturbed beach.

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Active couples can hike through Nevis’ exotic rainforests and up the Nevis Peak volcano, where vervet monkeys, croaking frogs and hummingbirds can be found en route. Couples can also snorkel, catching sight of the natural marine wildlife that lies beneath. Nevis Tourism Authority

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Residency: Both parties must have a valid passport or birth certificate with photo ID. If the applicants have never been married, an affidavit confirming their single status is required. This can be obtained from a Public Notary in the home country or on Nevis for approximately US $20. Documents: If either party is widowed, copies of the death certificate of the deceased. If either party is divorced, a copy of the decree absolute. If it is not in English, a notarised translation will be required. Fees: Stated above. Witnesses: Two people required.

Nevis’ dramatic and dreamy volcanic scenery

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Marriage requirements: A marriage license must be obtained. There is a marriage license fee of EC$200 (US$80) and application forms must be completed in the presence of a Justice of the Peace. These forms cost EC$50 (US$20).

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PUERTO RICO @SeePuertoRico

SeePuertoRico

puertorico@hillsbalfour.com

+44 (0) 20 7593 1782

seepuertorico.com

PUERTO RICO

Puerto Rico Tourism Company UK

A beautiful beach wedding on the soft sands at the W Retreat & Spa Vieques Island

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crystal-clear Caribbean waters, night uerto Rico is a stunning backdrop kayaking amongst the glittering for your once-in-a-lifetime bioluminescent at Puerto Mosquito, a destination wedding or honeymoon, hike through the lush landscape combining stunning beaches of El Yunque Rainforest, with the colonial cobbled delicious rum tasting at the streets of its capital. world-famous Bacardi Rum Choose Puerto Rico for ll a le d n ir ha Distillery, or horseback the ultimate romantic WedAffa perwork, so pa the local need to worry riding in the mountains. break. ot you do n thing. Visit There’s plenty to a t u o b a om for .c ir a entertain the wedding Top Properties ff a d we rmation party too – go for a luxury Puerto Rico has an array of more info shopping spree for bridal properties which are perfect gowns in San Juan or book for weddings and honeymoons, in salsa dancing classes and a golf including the W Retreat & Spa on tournament for the guests. Vieques Island, Hotel El Convento, Condado Vanderbilt, St Regis Bahia Beach Resort and Dorado Beach – A Ritz Carlton Reserve.

The legal List Marriage requirements: Celebrants must be registered through, and authorised by, the Demographic Registry in order to officiate marriages in Puerto Rico. Residency: None.

Hot Spots Puerto Rico Tourism Company UK

Take a romantic waterfront stroll along Paseo La Princesa in Old San Juan and watch the sunset. For salsa dancing, head to Nuyorican Café or Latin Roots in Old San Juan on a Friday or Saturday evening.

Activities There’s an array of activities to keep you and your guests busy in Puerto Rico. Try taking a sunset cruise over

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Documents: Passports or other photo IDs and birth certificates; if divorced, a decree absolute is needed; if widowed, the death certificate of the deceased spouse. Couples will need to submit a sworn statement or affidavit which stipulates that their visit to Puerto Rico is purely for the purposes of matrimony/holiday and that they will not stay in Puerto Rico for longer than their visa/travel permit allows. The couple must complete form RD2014 – 3 for the registrar. Fees: A Puerto Rico Internal Revenue Stamp for the sum of US$150. Witnesses: Two people required.

Old San Juan is the ultimate romantic spot when night falls

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ST. EUSTATIUS @statiatourism

St-Eustatius-Tourism-184630988242982

charleslindo@statia-tourism.com

+599 318 2433

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re you ready for a one-of-a-kind experience? And would you prefer a unique destination for your marriage? If that’s the case, make sure you explore the wonderful St. Eustatius.

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Marriage requirements: You must submit a written request to the Census Office to get married (detailing the desired date, time and place) at least three weeks before the wedding. A special licence must be obtained from the registrar’s office. Details of marriage predomination are processed on arrival by the immigration department.

St. Eustatius, known to many as ‘Statia,’ is an unpretentious and uncrowded destination, offering plenty of activities, ranging from top-class diving to hiking. With beautiful beaches all around and a vibrant calendar of activities across all seasons, any time you opt to visit is the right time.

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The island offers the right atmosphere for a unique wedding. It’s the most tranquil wedding and honeymoon vacation spot you will ever find. You may have blinked and missed it but St. Eustatius is a petit destination preserved from mass tourism. Check out these great properties: The Old Gin House (oldginhouse.com), Statia Lodges (statialodge.com), Knippenga (villarentcaribbean.com) and Papaya Inn (facebook.com/PapayaInn).

Hot Spots There are many possibilities to get married like at the Courthouse, one of the churches or at the beach. Other attractive sites which the island offers for unique weddings include the historic Fort Oranje, the Dutch Reformed Church, the ruins of Honen Dalim (the Jewish Synagogue), or the Miriam

Residency: None required.

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C. Smith Botanical Garden. Marrying at one of these unique places on the island is possible every day of the week.

Documents: A valid proof of identity (passport), a copy of your birth certificate (with the parent’s name), a recent proof of your single status. If previously married/ widowed a copy of the divorce certificate or death certificate or former spouse are also needed. Fees: No fees are applicable. Witnesses: If you marry inside the Courthouse at the Government’s Guesthouse, two are required. If anywhere else, six are needed.

Statia has many historic venues for your marriage

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St. Eustatius’ unique charm makes it a must-visit

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ST. KITTS @StKittsTourism

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+44 (0) 20 7376 0881

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St.Kitts Tourism Authority

St. Kitts’ white sand beaches make for perfect getaway spots

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t. Kitts’ unspoilt beauty, its lush rainforests and secluded beaches complemented by historic landmarks offer an idyllic haven for weddings and honeymoons or romantic breaks.

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Hot Spots The picturesque Banana Bay on the southeastern peninsular is the location for the new Park Hyatt St. Kitts. Discover the island’s history and take in spectacular scenery at the UNESCO Brimstone Hill Fortress, visit the unique black sandy beaches of Dieppe Bay or take the ultimate wedding photographs from the stunning lookout at Timothy Hill.

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Experience the natural beauty of St. Kitts on a rainforest hike, soar 1,000ft above it on a zip-line adventure or climb to the crater of Mt. Liamuiga for panoramic views. Enjoy beach quirky rs e ff o St. Kitts es for c la activities and watersports Top Properties p l a su and unu tie the knot, from snorkelling to Make sure to include to s le p c cou g histori sailing, kiteboarding to Ocean Terrace Inn set includin such venues fl yboarding. Take a tour amongst tropical gardens l il one H as Brimst ss on the unique St. Kitts and overlooking the re Fort Scenic Railway. Or simply Caribbean Sea for intimate enjoy the atmosphere, music weddings or honeymoons; and food at beach bars along the St. Kitts Marriott Resort with its breathtaking beach setting for romantic incredible coastline. moments; and the idyllic paradise of Belle Mont Farm at Kittitian Hill offering luxury ‘farm to table’ dining against the splendour of Mt. Liamuiga.

The Legal list Marriage requirements: A valid passport and birth certificate are required, and a marriage licence must be obtained from the Government Headquarters. This must be completed and signed in front of a Justice of the Peace. Residency: There is no residency requirement. Documents: A notarised letter stating the couple are known and unmarried is required. For Catholics getting married in church, this must be from their home priest, along with proof of pre-marriage counselling. Documents will be required if there are any children or if either party is divorced or widowed. Fees: Marriage Licence fee is $80. There is also a Justice of the Peace fee from $20 and Marriage Officer fee from $50. Witnesses: Two people required.

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SAINT LUCIA @SaintLuciaUK

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+44 (0) 20 7341 7000

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Saint Lucia Tourist Board

Saint Lucia’s iconic Pitons are a breathtaking sight which make the perfect backdrop to romance

aint Lucia provides the perfect backdrop for romance with its stunning lush scenery, award-winning accommodation, memorable dining experiences and a range of activities.

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There is so much to do in Saint Lucia, whether you opt for a relaxing spa treatment, a sunset catamaran cruise, a helicopter tour over the island’s lush peaks, a private sailing lesson or a th o b in e m Spend ti d South of cooking class to master Top Properties h an the Nort for a fantastic the island’s delicious Diverse accommodation ia c Saint Lu g experience flavours. There’s an options range from contrastin hange of abundance of options stunning open-walled and a c your view for on for adventurers too, be on suites and charming honeymo the look out for snorkelling, boutique hotels to luxurious diving, kayaking, jeep safari resorts, all-inclusive hotels and tours, hiking, jungle-biking, Segway spacious villas. One thing’s for sure, tours or a rainforest canopy ride. your stay will be one to remember.

The Legal List Marriage requirements: Couples wishing to get married must first obtain a marriage licence. couples can apply for a marriage license two days before the date of the wedding. Residency: None Documents: Passport, birth certificate, if divorced, a decree absolute is required; if widowed, a death certificate of the deceased spouse is required. If a name has been changed by deed poll this document must be provided, a sworn affidavit of consent stamped by a Notary Public if one of the parties is under the age of 18, and an authenticated translation, if the required documents are not in English.

One of the most romantic views on island is of the Piton Mountains, located near the town of Soufriere and Choiseul, on the stunning south west coast. These beautiful iconic peaks provide the perfect backdrop for your nuptials and your wedding photos. Other great spots include Pigeon Island National Landmark with its old ruins looking out to sea; botanical gardens bursting with colourful tropical flora; and various grand plantation houses, surrounded by lush rainforests, gushing waterfalls and idyllic beaches.

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Fees: EC$335 (US$124) for a ordinary licence or EC$540 (US$200) for a same day licence. Witnesses: Two people required.

A gazebo is the cooler way to wed in Saint Lucia

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ST. MAARTEN @StMaartenTravel

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info@vacationstmaarten.com

+1 721 549 0200

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Philipsburg is a popular port of call for cruise ships and tourists.

t. Maarten is a magical Activities mixed marriage of European There are over 50 unique dive locations sophistication and natural island off shore and kayak hire can get you to passions. Set at the northern end numerous secret coves and inlets. of the Lesser Antilles, it is Bike your way around St. part of the smallest island Maarten and you can pedal in the world to be shared through landscapes which st ju is d The islan om New transform from rugged by two nations – the urs fr three ho d two hours to serene. The Dutch half Netherlands and France. n a y York Cit minutes from of the island is known The St. Maarten side e iv -f y a fort onsider c as the culinary capital of blends Dutch style with so i m Mia en route the Caribbean and foodie Caribbean flair. stopover fusions are the order of the day. St. Maarten is tax free, as Top Properties well as duty free so perfect for those From comprehensive resorts with who love to shop ‘til they drop. casinos on site to quaint relaxed inns, the choice is yours. Big names include Sonesta, Westin and Diamond Resort.

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The Legal List Marriage requirements: Requests must be made 14 days in advance. Anyone of adult age may get married (18 years and older). Persons between the age of 1617 years will need consent from their parents/guardians. Divorced women may not marry until 306 days have passed since getting their divorce finalised. Residency: A minimum of 10 days Documents: Passports, original birth certificates and two photo IDs; if applicable, proof of divorce or death certificates of former spouse/s. Couples must also provide names of parents, place and dates of their birth and maiden names of their mothers.

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Top beach spots include mile-long Mullet Bay Beach for swimming; Little Bay Beach, a favourite of snorkellers; Dawn Beach known for its powdery white sand; and Guana Bay Beach with magnificent views of St. Barthelemy. For a break from romantic dinners for two check out the steamy Miami-style nightlife where the hottest DJs and latest dance mixes will keep you on the dance floor; or there are 14 Vegas-style casinos to try your luck in too.

Witnesses: If the wedding is performed at the Marriage Hall, minimum two. Outside the Marriage Hall, six witnesses are required.

A pretty traditional church in St. Maarten

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contact@iledesaintmartin.org

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SAINT-MARTIN

00 33 1 5329 99 99

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Marquis Hotel Resort and Spa. You can aint Martin offers such charming go for walks or yoga sessions at Lottery adventures and a breathtaking Farm, or go shopping in Marigot and ambiance that it will make your trip Philipsburg. unforgettable! Nothing beats saying your nuptials next to the sparkling turquoise Activities ocean. Relax at the pool, or stroll les p u o c ie Food rand G to on the beaches of golden d a e should h h has a huge sand and enjoy swimming Top Properties ic h w , nt Case of elega in the Caribbean Sea; La Samanna Resort & Spa selection perfect for nts, awaken your taste buds in is a world-class luxury restaura c candlelit ti a roman for two the small but gastromically resort hotel offering dinner pleasing town of Grand Case; whitewashed buildings wander the colourful market in lush tropical vegetation, place in Marigot; or take a catamaran lined with white sandy beaches. It to the stunning Tintamarre Island. always ranks among the best hotels in the Caribbean for its service and is a secluded haven for luxury, elegance and superb cuisine. Alternatively, Riu Palace Saint-Martin is nestled in the picturesque Anse Marcel on the northwest coast. Set on 500 metres of beach, the luxurious resort has over 250 rooms and suites with private patios, plus a spa, infinity pool and two restaurants set in beautiful tropical gardens.

Hot Spots Head to a top spa for a massage – try the Radisson St Martin Resort, The Mercure Marina and Spa, La Samanna or

Marriage requirements: An application including a letter stipulating the desired date of marriage and the names of the couple should be sent to the President of the Territorial Council at least one month before the publication of the wedding banns. Couples must provide the names, dates and places of birth of their parents and witnesses (as well as addresses and professions for the latter) with this. Residency: There is no residency period but ceremonies can only be held 10 days after the date of publication of the marriage banns. Documents: Birth certificates and proof of identity such as passport. If widowed, a death certificate, if divorced, a decree absolute. Fees: Contact the CollectivitĂŠ de Saint Martin. Translator fees apply. Witnesses: Two people required.

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ST. VINCENT & THE GRENADINES DiscoverSVG

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+44 (0) 20 7937 6570

discoversvg.com St.Vincent and the Grenadines’ striking vistas make for the perfect setting

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t. Vincent and the Grenadines is a diverse multi-sided destination. It has picture perfect backdrops ranging from verdant green landscapes to platinum white-sand beaches and azure seas.

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Climbing La Soufriere volcano is a popular choice for thrill seekers, along with hiking or horse-riding as alternative options. For foodies there are a variety of cooking classes around arried m t e g t Why no bago o T the islands, with rum Top Properties s u o in the fam re you can e tasting also a popular There are a variety of h w s y Ca ach rivate be local pastime. On the properties perfect for have a p Or you can . water, sailing through the couples in St. Vincent and wedding ‘I do’ on a y opt to sa ner Grenadines gives the island the Grenadines including: schoo a new perspective, and there Beachcombers Hotel, Blue is the opportunity to swim with Lagoon Hotel and Marina, Hotel turtles at the Tobago Cays and to try Alexandrina, Grenadines House, Young surfing, diving and snorkelling. Island Resort, Bequia Beach Hotel, Cotton House Hotel, The Pink Sands Club, Anchorage Yacht Club, Islander’s Inn Hotel, Bougainville Hotel, Palm Island Resort and Petit St. Vincent Resort.

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Marriage requirements: One of two licences must be filed for in person at the Ministry of Legal Affairs: a Governor General Licence which can be obtained one day before the ceremony or a Registry Licence which must be obtained seven days before the ceremony. Residency: A minimum of 24 hours’ residency is required.

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Hot Spots Hot spots to watch include the newlyconstructed Glossy Bay Marina on Canouan Island. Stroll through the oldest Botanical Gardens in the Western Hemisphere in Kingstown, sip a cocktail on the aptly-named Happy Island located just off Union Island. Or visit some of the destination’s stunning inland attractions, like the Dark View Falls and Trinity Falls.

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Documents: A valid passport, ongoing plane ticket, a certified and a notorised copy of birth certificate. If divorced, a final copy of the divorce papers is required; if widowed, a death certificate for the deceased spouse. All documents must be certified and have the original stamp/seal and signature. Fees: A Governor General Licence costs US$170. A Registry Licence costs US$5. Witnesses: A minimum of two required.

The look of love

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TRINIDAD & TOBAGO @TNT_Steelypan

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trinbago@amgltd.biz

+ 44 (0) 844 846 0812

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Trinidad & Tobago Development Company

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There’s a multitude of beautiful hotels offering a full range of facilities for weddings as well as your dream honeymoon. The Hilton Hotel and Hyatt Regency in Port of Spain offer lavish rooms for receptions and beautiful grounds for impressive ceremonies. There are also smaller hotels, like the intimate Kapok Hotel. On Tobago, enjoy the island’s famous hospitality at Coco Reef, with its beautifully calm beach location, or the Magdalena Grand Beach Resort, with its 18-hole golf course and dive centre. Alternatively, the rustic and exclusive Castara Retreats is a great option for eco-conscious couples.

Marriage requirements: Nonresident couples can get married in as little as three days with a Special Marriage License.

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Trinidad offers rainforest hiking trails, limestone caves, hidden waterfalls and countryside biking. Tobago offers clear blue seas, sandy beaches and swaying palms, along with options for adventure including bird watching in the rainforest reserve.

Hot Spots Trinidad has plenty of history for couples to explore. Check out the botanical gardens to see one of the oldest collections of exotic plants and trees

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Residency: Three days, not including arrival day. Documents: If divorced, an original or notarised copy of the decree absolute is required; if widowed, the death certificate of the deceased spouse. Proof of name change where name differs from documents. Under 18s must have documented consent from a parent or legal guardian. All documents must be in English. Trinidad & Tobago Development Company

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in the Western Hemisphere. Tobago’s beautiful bays range from the serene Englishman’s Bay to the surfer’s paradise of Bacolet Bay. Head to Speyside for the best diving.

Witnesses: At least two required.

Enjoy the amazing sea views in Trinidad and Tobago

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Fees: A marriage license is TT$62.50 (just under US$10) in Trinidad and TT$300 (US$45) in Tobago. There’s an additional cost for a certified copy of the Marriage Certificate. Licence valid for six months from date of issue in Tobago and one year in Trinidad.

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TURKS & CAICOS @tcitourism

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+44 (0) 20 7034 7845

turksandcaicostourism.com

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dining at Crackpot Kitchen; there’s no urks and Caicos Islands: One limit to what a couple can do. Country, Eight Destinations. An archipelago that is picturesque, steeped in history, rich in Activities culture, captivating by There is a plethora of design – ‘Beautiful by activities to do in Turks and Nature’. Caicos: the weekly Island ters a w re zu The a hes c a e Fish Fry, water sports b e invite; th e islands th ; and diving, eco tours and Top Properties te a v ti cap dise It’s a para kayaking, Bambarra Rum A destination wedding d enthral! re e cov to be dis utiful tasting, whale watching on or honeymoon in the a and a be ce Salt Cay and Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos is the n e ri expe bird watching, day trips to purest form of luxury. The the North and Middle Caicos, picturesque and captivating the annual Regatta and Maskanoo. islands are the ultimate get-away. There’s always something to do! Many resorts offer fantastic weddings and bespoke honeymoon packages; but none does them better than the Grace Bay Resort, The Amanyara, The Palms, COMO by Parrot Cay, The Somerset Resort and The Gansevoort TCI.

The Legal List Marriage requirements: Persons under the age of 21 years must have consent from parents or guardians. Residency: 48 hours before submitting application. There is a special marriage license for cruise visitors who can marry on the same day as arrival in the Islands. Documents: Photo ID/ passport, birth certificate, certificate of noimpediment from the country/state where you reside, two declaration forms, a copy of your immigration arrival stamp and an affidavit of single status (office will provide form). If divorced, a divorce decree. If widowed, a death certificate of your late spouse. All copies of documents must be notarised and sealed.

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The Turks and Caicos is truly one of the world’s foremost romantic destinations. Whether you’re enjoying a private picnic on Little Water Cay, strolling along Grand Turk’s Duke Street, sunbathing on Malcolm’s Beach, snorkelling at Smith’s Reef, enjoying a couples spa at The Palms Resort, horse-back riding along the beaches, or

Witnesses: At least two witnesses are required.

Grand Turk’s azure waters are a major pull

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VENEZUELA @minturvenezuela

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regions of Macanao and La Restinga enezuela offers a mix of the offer a labyrinth of mangroves. Caribbean, the Andes and the lush wildlife-rich Orinoco River Delta - there’s something for every Activities kind of couple. Relax on one On the mainland, the world’s of the 72 Caribbean islands tallest waterfall, Angel Falls, or explore an unspoilt is a must-do excursion. is la Venezue eaches, wilderness just waiting to Adventurous couples can with b saturated plains, rivers be discovered. hike in the Andes, camp s, mountain ral wonders under the stars in the tu a n d an dscape Orinoco Delta, or head to Top Properties - it’s a lan two to r fo e d Los Roques to experience The Wyndham Concorde ma discover some of the world’s best Resort, Isla Margarita is snorkelling and scuba diving, in a 205-room hotel, close to crystal-clear lagoons. The capital of Concorde Beach and Laguna Blanca, Caracas offers great dining and culture. with onsite duty-free shopping, leisure activities aplenty, on-site dining and 24hour room service. If boutique is more your style then try one of the charming pousadas in the Los Roques archipelago. Posada La Gaviota has fresh whitewashed rooms and a breezy courtyard and offers romantic touches for honeymooners.

Margarita is Venezuela’s most popular Caribbean island, and no wonder, thanks to its beautiful sandy beaches. But explore further and you’ll be rewarded too - with a lush interior and pretty colonial churches, while the

Marriage requirements: The woman must be 14 years of age, and male 16 years of age. Parties under 18 years of age must have parental consent. The religious ceremony can only be performed when the minister or priest has received the marriage certificate issued by the Venezuelan government. Residency: One working day Documents: Birth Certificate. If Single: An affidavit duly signed by a notary public. If divorced, a decree absolute is required; if widowed, the death certificate of the spouse, along with an affidavit duly signed by a notary public. Fees: Marriage certificates are free in Venezuela. Alice Nerr/Bigstock.com

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Let your dreams come true Let Barcelรณ Bรกvaro Grand Resort bring your dreams of the perfect destination wedding come to life. Our onsite wedding coordinator at our allinclusive beachfront resort will handle all the details while you prepare for your special day.

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