Destination: Aruba

An Island Wedding Getaway

Arubans describe their home as One Happy Island, and with good reason.

Gorgeous beaches, warm water and every seaside adventure you could imagine are complemented by a diverse, friendly and incredibly welcoming population with roots in almost 100 different countries. The island truly has something for everyone, making it the ideal setting for your destination wedding, no matter what type of couple you are.

This Caribbean island is located a mere 17 miles north of South America, giving the country a unique and unusual combination of topographies and vegetation. Pristine white beaches, some of the most beautiful in the world, and calm blue seas make up the southern and western coasts. To the northeast, the soft sand gives way to a rugged and wild coast, complete with huge, crashing waves. In the center of the island, a desert-like expanse is dotted with cacti and breathtaking rock formations. Near-constant sunshine and an average temperature of 82°F draw visitors year round, meaning you’ll easily find a time to host your family and friends for your wedding celebration.

So whether you’re looking for a long weekend on a lounge chair, a place to get your post-wedding SCUBA certification or a game of golf with incredible views, Aruba may be just the place for you.

Where To Stay

Does your ideal destination wedding take place at an intimate resort known for its peace and quiet and pristine beaches? The Bucuti & Tara is everything you’ve dreamed of. This adults-only oasis is situated on 14 peaceful acres far from the crowds and bustle of the high-rise hotels. Featuring the intimate Carte Blanche restaurant, where guests watch chef Dennis van Daatselaar as he prepares their meal, and the pristine sands of Eagle Beach, one of the best beaches in the world, this boutique resort is just the place to get away from it all.

Prepare yourself for your nuptials with a treatment at the Intermezzo Spa. Relax with your fiancé during a couples massage, or spend the afternoon winding down with one of their indulgent spa packages. Say “I Do” at sunset with your toes in the sand, then celebrate with a reception for up to 50 guests as dusk falls. Let the Bucuti’s in-house wedding planner take care of all of the details so you can sit back and relax as you enjoy your wedding day. After all the guests have gone, retreat to one of the beautiful Tara suites. Ocean views and luxurious accommodations will have you waking up to your first day of married life in paradise. 

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