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  • Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    A Grand Setting & Wedding!

    Words by Iberostar Hotels & Resorts
    Photos courtesy of Iberostar Hotels & Resorts

    Gracing the shores of Mexico and the Caribbean's most idyllic beaches, IBEROSTAR Grand Collection Hotels provide a spectacular setting for a destination wedding or honeymoon. These luxurious, adults-only resorts offer endless pampering, butler service, a personal wedding specialist and only one wedding per day. That’s the Grand difference. Beneath swaying palms and sun-kissed beaches, couples are invited to relax, reinvigorate and rekindle while they discover the ultimate in all-inclusive dining, impeccable service and all-suites accommodations. Sophisticated and captivating, IBEROSTAR's Grand Collection features luxurious amenities, exclusive spas, championship golf, European bed linens, pillow menus and other touches. It should come as no surprise that IBEROSTAR Grand Collection Hotels have received countless awards and are among the top all-inclusive resorts in the world.

    At the remarkable IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Paraíso in Riviera Maya, Mexico, private honeymoon villas and personalized butler service offer the bride and groom pampered privacy in the most romantic of settings. Recently named a Condé Nast Reader’s Choice 2016 “Top Resort in Mexico,” IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Paraíso weaves artistic details throughout the hotel – from the domed ceilings to the manicured grounds and the gourmet food to the expansive saltwater pool. 

    Nestled along sandy shores and tropical gardens in Montego Bay, Jamaica, you’ll find the AAA Four Diamond IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Rose Hall. Masterfully designed to offer guests spectacular ocean views, this amazing resort offers a boutique-like feel, filled with artistry, creativity and the sense that – like the bride and groom’s love – it is truly one of a kind. 

    At IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Bávaro, in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, you will discover an architectural marvel that is the physical epitome of stunning. From imaginative sculptures to a life-size replica of a Spanish Galleon ship, IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Bávaro is a visual treat and a wedding party’s delight. 

    Start with IBEROSTAR's Star, Silver Star or Gold Star packages to create the wedding of your dreams. Packages start at $999 and are full of choices, from the types of flowers to the kind of ceremony. A South Asian celebration is available at our resorts in Mexico. With a personal wedding specialist to take care of every detail and only one wedding per day, your wedding will truly be one-of-a-kind. Neighboring IBEROSTAR sister properties offer family accommodations to keep groups together.

    For more information about weddings at IBEROSTAR, visit or contact your favorite travel professional.


  • Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    The Ultimate Wedding Package

    Words by Melina Zúñiga
    Photos courtesy of Basin Harbor

    Interested in a lakeside resort with numerous activities, food and beverages and amenities for the entire weekend to house all of your family and friends? The Ultimate Wedding Package by Basin Harbor Club & Resort is an amazing deal to accommodate your family and friends and to ensure a memorable experience for you and your guests.

    Basin Harbor has 149 accommodations that can sleep up to 275 guests, while keeping everyone within walking distance of each other. The two-night minimum stay package has the special weekend entirely planned for you.

    After checking in on Friday, you can gather your wedding party for the rehearsal followed by a private cocktail cruise aboard a 48-passenger cruise boat. Afterward, you can join the rest of your guests for a lakeside rehearsal dinner and a welcome party after dinner. While getting cozy with your loved ones, you can enjoy classic lawn games and a crackling bonfire.

    Helping you find your peace of mind on your wedding day, you can enjoy a private yoga class on Saturday morning, followed by a buffet overlooking the lake. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, you can enjoy the 700-acre property by kayaking, fishing, biking, paddling or canoeing.

    While you’re out enjoying yourself, the ceremony and reception are complete with live violin music, bouquets, floral centerpieces, a four-hour unlimited premium bar and a live band to reflect your musical taste. Dinner will be served with the wedding cake of your choice and topped off with a fireworks show!

    As your magical weekend comes to an end on Sunday, enjoy a jazz brunch with live music, mimosa bar and freshly baked pastries. As a gift to the newlyweds, Basin Harbor offers a complimentary night to celebrate your first anniversary.

    With a minimum of 125 room reservations, The Ultimate Wedding Package rates start at $208,000 USD. If interested in planning your wedding in good company of all your friends and family, visit to view everything this package has to offer.

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