Destination Elopements & Intimate Weddings Make a Comeback Amidst COVID

by Vivian Roe

Admittedly, it’s easy to feel like everything has screeched to a halt amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, large weddings and social events continue to be cancelled or rescheduled. However, if there is one thing we know, it’s that love always conquers all. And its definitely not being put on hold! In fact, recent trends show many couples are forgoing the grand 200 person wedding for quick elopements and intimate weddings. And why not! If you are one of the many saying to heck with it, an intimate destination wedding or elopement in Belize may be for you. Inspired by the month of love, this beachfront resort is the perfect place to say ‘I Do’ – toes in the sand and the Caribbean Sea as your backdrop.

An Intimate Caribbean ‘I DO’

Cheers to wedded bliss. Photo courtesy Grand Caribe Belize

This upscale Caribbean resort is located just 2 miles north of San Pedro Town on 800 feet of beautiful, sandy beach. Here, the experienced and friendly team offer full service wedding planning to ensure you have everything you want and need for your dream wedding.

Image courtesy of Grand Caribe Belize

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A personal wedding coordinator will work with you from the moment you enquire until the day you leave as a newly married couple. And, for those worried about the legalities of marriage in Belize, Grand Caribe can take care of all the requirements.  From flowers, to food, music to entertainment, the team will plan every detail to perfection – according to your wishes.

The Resort

For those planning to share their special day with a few of their nearest and dearest, Grand Caribe offers a range of accommodation options. For example for the family, there are spacious Caribbean-themed resort condos. Whilst for the bride and groom, there are luxurious beachfront walkouts or cozy studios available.

Caribeville. Population: Happy. Photo courtesy Grand Caribe Resort

And because it’s not all just about the one day, there is no shortage of activities on-site to keep entertained in the lead up to the wedding. The resort pier features a gazebo and lounging deck with easy access for a dip in the sea. There are five swimming pools, 2 hot tubs and comfy hammocks; ideal for reading, listening to music or taking an afternoon nap. There is also a beachside spa, two restaurants with one boasting rooftop views, a fitness centre and even a grocery store.

Pre & Post Wedding Adventures

Beachside San Pedro. Photo courtesy Grand Caribe Belize

The island of Ambergris Caye also offers a wide range of fun-filled pre- and post- wedding activities. Divingsnorkelingfishing, and sailing adventures can all be planned for you, showcasing the best of Belize. Or choose to experience the mainland by visiting the Mayan Ruins or a journeying though the rainforest. Whatever your heart desires, the Grand Caribe team can set it up.

Dreaming of a intimate Caribbean wedding or elopement at Grand Caribe Resort?  For more information or to make an enquiry,  visit their website. Header photo courtesy Grand Caribe Belize. 

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