Add deals and discounts to the reasons to do a destination wedding in the Caribbean. Beautiful beaches, balmy weather and perennial status as a dream vacation have made the Caribbean region a coveted wedding destination. Now, many betrothed couples are sure to say, “I take thee” to the big savings and lavish extras in Divi Resorts’ new Divi Destination Wedding promotion. The special treatment includes free accommodations for the betrothed, an amenity-laden vacation for them and their wedding party and a free seven-night stay for the newlyweds to return for their one-year anniversary.
The Divi Destination Wedding Package starts with a welcome for wedding couples with champagne, ice bucket, flutes, candles and a flower-strewn bed upon arrival and continues with free daily breakfast and a couple’s massage.
Packaged extras for the wedding party include Divi’s special turndown service on the wedding day: a bottle of champagne, souvenir flutes, candle and a flower-bedecked bed. The no-cost amenities ensure memorable moments for the guests, while easing the planning process and budget for the wedding couple.
Divi is offering the promotion at six of its resorts across the Caribbean, Barbados, Bonaire, St. Maarten and three properties in Aruba. To enjoy more of the Caribbean, the certificate for the free anniversary stay allows the newly hitched couple to spend their anniversary at any of the participating resorts. The Divi Destination Wedding package is available to any couple booking 10 or more rooms.
Each property’s catering department coordinates with local independent wedding planners or wedding planners stateside. In Aruba, where there are three Divi Resorts properties participating in the promotion, Divi Resorts’ own Aruba Weddings For You is available to handle all the big day details.
Divi properties participating in the promotion reflect the variety of vacation styles in the company’s collection of Caribbean resorts. “Each of our resorts takes its character cues from the island itself,” said EJ Schanfarber, CEO of Divi Resorts, “so there is a variety of wedding settings. What is especially exciting about this promotion is that we are giving couples the promise of ‘something new.’ They can enjoy a different resort, even a different island for their anniversary stay.”
Among the distinctive wedding day locales within the Divi Resorts collection:
-Wind-swept cliffs rise above Divi Little Bay Resort, overlooking the main harbor of St. Maarten and the neighboring islands of St. Bart’s and Saba. Beachfront dinners and poolside celebrations are also among the options here. Divi Little Bay Resort, which arcs around a private peninsula, features an award-winning beach, awarded the international Blue Flag for high environmental standards.
-Twenty acres of tropical gardens and a half-mile of white sand beach ensure both privacy and grandeur for ceremonies at Divi Southwinds Resort in Barbados. Celebrants can enjoy resort-to-table cuisine from the on-site greenhouse, which provides fruits, vegetables and herbs for the kitchen. Barbados’ famed St. Lawrence Gap, a lively strip of shops, restaurants and nightlife, cuts through the resort, so the festivities can continue there, if desired.
-Aruba is known for sugary white beaches, but a unique wedding setting lies at the 9th hole of the Links at Divi Aruba at Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort. Frame a postcard view of the Caribbean Sea with a flower-bedecked arch, with a shimmering lagoon, verdant greens and dazzling blue Aruba sky completing the picture. Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort also includes one of the island’s top rated restaurants, Windows on Aruba, noted for an extensive wine cellar and artful and extravagant desserts.
-On Bonaire, the on-site dive operation at Divi Flamingo Beach Resort can host a marriage at sea, while on land, there are 111 square miles of varied terrain for a unique Caribbean destination wedding. Activities run the gamut from sporting, casino fun to total relaxation. To experience the colorful marine life, guests need go no farther than the resort restaurant and peer over the railing’s edge.