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The Ultimate Caribbean Destination Wedding or Honeymoon

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As I type this, I’m looking out my window on a very cold, very grey, doesn’t-quite-feel-like-Spring-yet kind of day. And let’s just say, I’m dreaming of warmer climes.

And they don’t come much warmer, (or more indulgent and relaxing for that matter!) than the all-inclusive Barceló Aruba and Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort.

So, seeing as we’re lusting after somewhere a little more tropical this time of year, we’ve teamed up with Barceló Hotel Group to give you some island inspiration for your big day.

Whether you are planning a destination wedding that your guests will never forget, thinking of eloping somewhere exotic, or on the hunt for a romantic honeymoon destination, these luxury resorts might just be exactly what you’re looking for.

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Is a Beach Wedding For You?

I’m going to just take a guess on this, and say, yes!

I used to think all-inclusive resorts or beach weddings weren’t my kind of thing and then I took my first trip to the Caribbean and I was entirely converted.

The beaches are stunning, the sunsets are incredible, the food is amazing and the people are so lovely. And that’s before you even sip your first cocktail!

I can’t quite explain the level of relaxation that comes with staying somewhere so beautiful and luxurious. So, to combine that with your wedding or honeymoon would be pretty special indeed.

The lead up to your wedding is such a fun and exciting time, but it can also be really busy and stressful. Jetting off to paradise to tie the knot, (or for a post-wedding getaway) means all the details are looked after for you by amazing in-house teams – and all you have to do is unwind and enjoy all the amazing services the resort has to offer.

Still not sure about a destination wedding day? I think these places might just seal it…

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Barcelo Bavaro Grand Resort

With a breathtaking setting in Punta Cana, in the Dominican Republic, Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort is an extensive, 24-hour, all-inclusive resort. 

The resort overlooks beautiful Bávaro Beach, a stretch of picture perfect white sand and palm trees, with a coral reef that stretches out to the Caribbean Sea, turning the waters into a natural pool.

This resort has everything you could possibly need for your wedding or honeymoon. Comprised of both the Barceló Bávaro Palace and the adults-only Barceló Bávaro Beach, it boasts up to 13 dining experiences, five swimming pools, a 24-hour casino and a theatre.

The heavenly U-Spa will ensure you’re entirely pampered in time for your big day, while The Lakes Barceló Golf Course gives you a place to unwind (if you’re tired from all the poolside relaxing that is!). 

If you want to thoroughly wow your guests, and give them lots of choices on their trip while still being all together in one beautiful resort – this is the place to do it.

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Barceló Aruba

For a more intimate feel to your destination wedding or honeymoon, Barceló Aruba sounds like our slice of paradise. 

An idyllic setting nestled on the white sands of Palm Beach in Aruba, this all-inclusive resort blends a boutique feel with lots of amenities.

This entirely relaxed oasis offers guests up to six restaurants, three bars, a gorgeous free-form swimming pool, daily activities and nightly entertainment.

The only effort you’ll have to make here is choosing what cocktail to have after you’ve taken a dip in the clear, turquoise sea. Decisions, decisions.

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Wedding Packages

So, now that you’re already packing your bags and looking at beautiful beachy wedding dresses, let’s talk wedding planning.

The wedding teams at Barceló Aruba and Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort are so good at what they do. They are passionate about giving you your perfect (stress-free!) wedding day, and can create a personalised event, whether it’s for just the two of you, or for 102 of your friends and family as well.

For your ceremony, both resorts offer lots of options and ideas for symbolic ceremonies and blessings, while Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort can also provide civil ceremonies or Catholic weddings at their on-site church.

The resorts offer wedding packages which include their own professional in-house wedding coordinators, who will assist you with every last detail from the flowers and the decor to the cake and the cocktails.

You can visit the Barceló Weddings dedicated hub for more information and inspiration on their wedding packages.

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Honeymoons

So even if you’ve already started planning your wedding closer to home, you can still make a break for it afterwards with a honeymoon that’s all about thoroughly relaxing and basking in the romance of newlywed life.

Even the most adventurous of couples are amazed by how much you need to unwind after your wedding. (I recommend at least three days of doing nothing but snoozing, swimming, and reading by the pool when you first arrive on your honeymoon!)

But once you’ve fully rested, Barceló Aruba and Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort offer tennis courts, instructor-led activities, beach volleyball and all kinds of water sports, plus diving and snorkeling. Or you could just stay glued to that sunbed – it’s up to you.

An all-inclusive honeymoon means you can indulge in a long lunch or have impromptu pre-dinner drinks – while trying all the different bars, restaurants, and evening entertainment the resorts have to offer.

Both resorts offer packages just for honeymooners, with treats like turn-down services, breakfast in your room, bubbly, late check-outs or complimentary room upgrades – after all, you deserve a little VIP treatment when you’re on your honeymoon! 

 

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Anyone else already looking up flights to the Caribbean? I’m not getting married and I’ve already been on my honeymoon, but I’m still dreaming of a totally chilled out escape for two!

For more information on Barceló Aruba and Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort and to find out about their honeymoon and wedding packages, visit their wedding hub website.

Leave the planning to them, while you shop for new bikinis or swim-shorts.

This is a sponsored post, but all opinions expressed are our own. 

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