Destination weddings are a romantic and exotic way to tie the knot, and there’s no better place than the beautiful Turks & Caicos Islands in the Caribbean.
And if it’s good enough for celebrities such as Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner and Bruce Willis and Emma Heming, then it’s good enough for you!
So why exactly are the Turks & Caicos Islands so perfect for your big day?
The islands are home to some of the most beautiful powdery sand beaches in the world, particularly on the main island of Providenciales, (also known as Provo) where Grace Bay was even voted the world’s best beach according to TripAdvisor.
Most of the islands are surrounded by natural reefs, making the surrounding oceans perfectly calm, clean and full of colourful wildlife.
This also serves to protect the beaches from ocean surges and keeps them perfectly pristine.
Only eight of the 40 islands that make up Turks & Caicos are actually inhabited which gives them a very intimate and romantic feel.
Best of all, many of the resorts, such as Beach House are located right on the beach itself, so you can have your ceremony with the sand between your toes.
One of the best things about a destination wedding is that it also doubles up as the perfect honeymoon, and there’s plenty to see and do in the Turks and Caicos Islands.
It’s also worth bearing in mind it can take as long as five days to be granted a marriage license, so you’re going to need something to do to keep your guests entertained!
While you could easily spend a whole week chilling at the beach on the Turks and Caicos Islands, there’s also a whole host of other activities for you to enjoy, either with the rest of your guests or just the two of you.
Even if you don’t want to leave the beach all week we would recommend you at least give snorkelling or scuba diving a go as the surrounding oceans are absolutely teeming with beautiful wildlife including fish, lobsters and turtles.
In particular, we recommend Smith’s Reef for snorkelling.
If you’re more of a history buff then you could talk a walk to the historic Cockburn Town, which is believed by some to be the spot where Columbus first landed in 1492.
For a particularly romantic day out, why not explore the beach and the ocean on horseback!
As you would expect from a Caribbean island chain, the weather in Turks and Caicos is fantastic, with a dry and sunny tropical climate, and an average summer temperature of between 29 and 32 degrees and 27 and 29 during the winter.
Rain showers do occur infrequently but often pass as soon as they begin so there’s no danger of your big day being ruined by the elements.
So if you want to make your wedding day a day you’ll truly never forget, why not consider going all out for a destination wedding in this true island paradise?