We can’t speak for you, but there’s something about the words “clifftop oasis with Caribbean views” that leaves us itching to pack a bikini and escape to faraway sands. Only at this enchanting Puerto Rico resort, you’ll find a flowing white dress to be more appropriate attire.
While you and yours only have eyes for each other, your friends and family will have trouble keeping their focus. White chairs strategically placed in the Las Casitas Resort garden ensure you and your lucky guests a spectacular – and potentially distracting – setting for saying “I do.” When at last your union has been sealed with a kiss, this Puerto Rico wedding resort offers reception venues both indoors and out. And while its elegant ballrooms are all safe bets, we wouldn’t forsake Puerto Rico’s star-studded sky for all the crystal chandeliers in the world. With so many honeymoon-worthy pursuits right on site, to leave Las Casitas Resort post-reception would truly be a tragedy. Here, luxurious casitas – Spanish for cottage – serve as your romantic honeymoon retreat, while the lush expanses of Palomino Island act as your private playground. The resort even offers around-the-clock butler service, so you can turn your attentions to more worthy things, like each other!
1000 Avenida Conquistador, Fajardo, Puerto Rico, USA 00738
The resort’s challenging Arthur Hills-designed golf course is a fitting venue for bachelor parties or pre-wedding festivities.
Las Casitas Resort’s Coqui Waterpark offers waterslides, lazy rivers and other aquatic fun for all ages.
Our No. 3 pick packages its weddings and receptions – great news for you if you’ve had your eye on Gran Melia Puerto Rico as your destination wedding resort of choice. Here, hassle-free planning lets you and yours savor every moment, while the exceptional savings make it easy to have that Puerto Rico honeymoon you’ve been not-so-secretly craving!
At Gran Melia Puerto Rico, wedding professionals take care of the small stuff, leaving you more time to make the important choices – details that transform your Puerto Rico wedding from ordinary to extraordinary. For the bride, a bouquet of traditional roses, exquisite orchids or tropical flowers for a hint of local color. For the reception, a cocktail hour with your choice of tasty hors d’oeuvres washed down with bellinis, mimosas and other fruit-infused elixirs. And for the crowning touch, the Gran Melia’s exclusive wedding cake and champagne toast – because no celebration would be complete without them! The Royal Service Suite comes beautifully appointed with periwinkle walls, an impossibly romantic canopied bed and the views you’d expect from a Puerto Rico honeymoon, graciously provided by an oceanfront terrace. There’s even turn-down service to ensure a smooth transition from reception to wedded bliss!
The YHI Spa at Gran Melia Puerto Rico highlights water’s healing powers in its spa treatments and private tranquility pool.
Gran Melia’s suites offer a variety of views, including terraces that overlook the golf course, rainforest and Atlantic Ocean.
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Gran Melia Puerto Rico is home to five dining experiences, including the Avenue Bar, Martini Bar, Coco Lounge, Wet Pool Bar & Grill and the Royal Service Exclusive Pool Bar.
Set on the pristine expanses of Isla Verde – San Juan’s finest beach – our No. 4 pick is a place of sugar-soft white sands, lacy hammocks and palm trees that sway in the breeze. If a destination wedding brings you to its shores, you might as well add marital bliss to the picture; that’s precisely what awaits you at El San Juan Hotel and Casino!
Al fresco is the preferred way to wed on the Island of Enchantment, as Puerto Rico is more affectionately known. Tie the knot barefoot on the beach, with Isla Verde’s glittering sands tickling your toes. Pledge ‘til death do you part perched on a peninsula that gives way to the Atlantic’s crashing surf. Get hitched under a canopy of twinkling stars. Or our personal favorite: say “I do” beside the El San Juan Hotel’s very own banyan tree, which lends its mystical qualities to your special day! With its inviting poolside cabanas and indulgent venues like Gold Bar, the El San Juan Hotel strikes a balance between sun-soaked relaxation and neon-lit entertainment. Should you feel the urge to venture beyond the resort grounds, Puerto Rico’s untamed terrain hides a world of earthly treasures like the El Yunque Rainforest and the Bioluminescent Bay. And an extended weekend wedding ensures you and your guests plenty of time to explore them!
6063 Isla Verde Ave., Carolina, Puerto Rico, USA 00979
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The El San Juan Hotel’s complimentary beach chairs, beach umbrellas, expansive pool complex and water sports like parasailing let you make the most of San Juan’s best beach!
This Puerto Rico wedding resort features a full-service casino with slot machines, gaming tables, cocktail service and nightly entertainment.
With its distinctive venues and elegant service, our No. 5 spot offers a more refined take on wedding celebrations – without sacrificing any of the island flair that first drew you to this Caribbean nation. Suffice to say, Puerto Rico wedding dreams are realized at The Ritz-Carlton, San Juan!
Over on The Ritz-Carlton’s private stretch of beach, a few dozen candles light the way to a gazebo enclosed with gauzy white curtains. Plush banquets piled high with metallic pillows replace the more traditional chairs, while waist-high vases overflowing with fuchsia blossoms are an exotic twist on ho-hum floral displays. With the bride and groom exchanging vows to a backdrop of waves advancing on golden shores, the entire scene comes together for an impossibly romantic display – one perfectly suited to your Puerto Rico wedding! With its minimalist décor accented with plush velvet chairs, BLT Steak strikes a balance between masculine and feminine styles. We think this Puerto Rico restaurant – an intriguing look into the art of compromise – serves as a symbolic venue for pre-wedding festivities. There’s even a beachfront set-up for a more casual take on reception space, with Puerto Rico’s breathtaking sands providing the scenery.
6961 Avenue of the Governors, Carolina, Puerto Rico, USA 00979
The Ritz-Carlton, San Juan lets you choose from a wide range of Puerto Rico accommodations, including the Ritz-Carlton Club Level, Ritz-Carlton Suites and Garden Suites.
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The spa at the Ritz-Carlton, San Juan includes ladies’ and gentlemen’s steam rooms, relaxation areas, a complete spa menu, a co-ed sauna and a whirlpool.
From intimate occasions to lavish extravaganzas, our No. 6 spot has made Caribbean weddings its specialty. With flowers, photography and even catering in the Hyatt Hacienda del Mar’s capable hands, planning your Puerto Rico wedding promises to be a carefree affair!
Hyatt Hacienda del Mar is of the firm belief that a hotel – especially one fortunate enough to call Puerto Rico home – should offer more than a place to rest one’s head. This Caribbean resort strives to exceed expectations in more ways than one, though if you ask our opinion, its location on Dorado Beach is reason enough to visit! Hyatt Hacienda del Mar will even keep your guests entertained between festivities, which means your family and friends will be in high spirits as they file into their oceanfront chairs and face the altar, where the groom tries to hide his joyful tears. Though the rooms are never the sole focus of a Hyatt Hacienda del Mar stay, there’s a good chance your Puerto Rico honeymoon will center around their condo-style comforts. And as a special thank you for celebrating your Puerto Rico wedding on its pristine shores, Hyatt lets you enjoy up to five nights of your honeymoon on the house!
301 Hwy. 693, Dorado, Puerto Rico, USA 00646
Looking to explore on your Puerto Rico honeymoon? Nearby attractions include historic Old San Juan, Camuy Caverns and the Bacardi Rum Distillery.
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Olympic-sized swimming pool, two whirlpools, activity center, full-service spa, fitness center, private beach and three tennis courts.
Every bride wants a wedding to remember and every groom, well, he just doesn’t want to hear his wife-to-be rehash every minute of the day for the duration of their lives together. Fortunately, both will find their every wedding wish met (which is more than we can promise for their marriage) at Embassy Suites Dorado del Mar.
If pre-wedding doubts have stolen the happy anticipation and replaced it with trepidation, Puerto Rico promises to restore your once-blissful state. Its Cathedral of Rum – or Bacardi Rum distillery, as it’s more commonly known – may be cause for raised eyebrows when used as a wedding venue, but this popular attraction is a must-see once “I dos” have been exchanged. And deep within the waterfall-laden territory of the El Yunque Rainforest, the island’s beloved coqui frogs celebrate your union with their distinctive serenade. Caribbean caves and rum distilleries have their merit, but chances are your Puerto Rico wedding calls for a slightly more formal setting. Enter the Embassy Suites Dorado del Mar, which boasts an elegant ballroom and exceptional cuisine that are perfect for sharing with groups of two or 200. The tropical gardens and expansive beaches that surround this Puerto Rico resort are spectacular to be sure, but brides may not fancy having to compete with the island scenery – especially when all eyes are supposed to be trained on them!
201 Dorado del Mar Blvd., Dorado, Puerto Rico, USA 00646
Puerto Rico’s Rio Camuy Cave Park is home to the world’s third largest underground river cave system.
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Every Embassy Suites Dorado del Mar Beach Resort stay includes complimentary breakfasts and evening manager’s receptions.
If you’ve considered eloping just to avoid the embarrassment of greeting guests whose names you can’t quite remember, our No. 10 pick can help you save face. In fact, exchanging vows on the beach as a sunset paints the sky may just be your saving grace!
Add in the indulgence of one of Puerto Rico’s finest destination spas and you’ve found a Puerto Rico wedding resort worthy of your big day. They call it the Copamarina Beach Resort, but we’d rather call it the latest – and greatest – thing to hit the destination wedding scene. While the surrounding blue skies and matching Caribbean waters are breathtaking, the resort’s partnership with Our Puerto Rico Wedding is what really makes wedding dreams a reality here. Gazebos draped with tropical greenery, expansive white tents lit by paper lanterns and countless other options let you customize your big day! When it comes time to set sail for the honeymoon, tie a string of tin cans to the back of the resort boat’s outboard motor rather than your rusty car bumper – this Puerto Rico wedding resort doubles as an idyllic honeymoon retreat! Copamarina Beach Resort’s oceanfront cabanas invite newlyweds to begin their lives together on laidback island time.
Road 333 Km. 6.5, Cana Gorda, Puerto Rico, USA 00653
Bodyderm Spa offers Reiki, Raha Yoga and meditation workshops upon request.
Copamarina Beach Resort’s suites reflect the island scenery with their potted orchids and color palettes of sea blue and sunshine yellow.