Welcoming you and your wedding party to a romantic beach paradise.
Curaçao was named one of the hottest destinations by AOL Travel, Fodor’s and SmarterTravel, and it should come as no surprise that it’s also one of the most popular sun-drenched hotspots for destination weddings. With a dreamy backdrop that includes endless ocean and seaside views, not to mention top-notch resorts that are armed with wedding planners who can take care of every last detail on the “I do” to-dos, Curaçao is the perfect locale for new couples to start their lives together.
Part of the undeniable allure of this Caribbean island is its eclectic charm. “Curaçao is a little replica of Amsterdam,” said Jose Castillo, Director of Sales and Marketing at Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort and Emerald Casino. “There’s history and a lot of mixed culture, with museums and a little town that has a lot of charming colorful houses. The fact that we have a cosmopolitan island means that there are four languages spoken here and we’re open to all cultures – there’s more than 40 different nationalities living on the island, with everyone from Venezuela, the UK, Canada, Denmark, Holland… you name it and we have it here.”
Castillo also said that couples who are tying the knot and want a beachy destination are drawn to Curaçao because of the endless seascapes. “There are 35 beaches here – I’ve never seen an island with so many beaches! And they are white-sand beaches that are not very commercialized, which visitors love.”
“The Curaçao sea is an incredible backdrop for wedding pictures, and the authentic plantation houses have impressive patios to host romantic receptions,” added Sabine Perret-Gentil-Halabi, Special Events Wedding and Party Planner at the World Trade Center Curaçao. “During the ‘wedding-moon’ week on the island the couple can bathe in the sun, swim, snorkel, scuba dive, and dine under the stars. Visitors can go to Willemstad, with its historic inner city and harbor – it’s on the World Heritage list. Wedding pictures on the pontoon bridge ‘Emma brug’ with historic Dutch façades in the background are also gorgeous and unique.”
In addition to the mesmerizing surroundings Curaçao has to offer, there’s also a bevy of high-end resorts to provide world-class accommodations to elegant suites, fabulous dining options, decked out patios and pools with endless features, and friendly staff who make your stay a memorable one all come together to create the ultimate destination wedding experience.
Not only will the happy couple enjoy a first-rate vacation but their guests can also take advantage of all the same amazing amenities. There really is something for everyone in Curaçao. “There are lots of options for hotels, apartments and luxe houses as well as many tours offered, from tours on the water, such as scuba diving, to sunset-bound or fishing trips and even sporty tours like jeep or ATV tours,” said Perret. “And, of course, there are the city and sightseeing trips. The island also has many options for dining out, from restaurants offering barbecue-style menus and local cuisine to haute-cuisine, Italian and Japanese fare.”
While couples can choose from a number of wedding packages at resorts like the Marriott to customize their special day, a wedding planner can help the bride- and groom-to-be make virtually any dream a reality. “We have different packages but it’s not necessarily about putting together a package – we have a wedding planner with 20 years of experience who can tailor all of the packages to the individual needs of every guest,” Castillo said.
Exclusive Caribbean Weddings at Baoase Luxury Resort
Baoase in Curaçao provides the perfect setting for your Ultimate Caribbean destination wedding. The professional staff is highly prepared to host your wedding celebrations and make your most special day look like an effortless vacation. The hotel offers unique wedding locations ranging from the beautiful private island, to a private beach or at the pool terrace of the Master villa, where your wedding ceremony and reception can be held.
The Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort & Emerald Casino offers the perfect location for Curaçao meetings or events. To cater to a growing number of Jewish tourists from all over the world, Marriott has built a new kosher kitchen. It opened on August 1, 2010. The resort can now host kosher events and groups, stemming from lavish weddings to Jewish tour groups and conferences, of 20 to 200 guests. Marriott worked closely with Curaçao Rabbi Ariel Yeshurun to revamp the kitchen and to train Marriott kitchen staff to provide upscale Glatt kosher cuisine. The exquisite location of this hotel, now coupled with high-end Kosher catering, make this a unique wedding destination for Jews in the Caribbean.
So with perfect weather, clear aqua seas and endless stretches of beaches, why wouldn’t a couple choose Curaçao for their destination wedding?
It’s a romantic getaway, a hot vacation spot, a region steeped in history and culture, and the ideal locale to exchange vows.