The New Way to Celebrate Your Wedding (& Honeymoon) in the Caribbean

At these overwater chapels, bars and villas, you’ll feel like you’re walking on air while you’re living it up on the water.
by Kelley Rowland
sandals overwater bungalows and villas

For couples with destination weddings in mind, it doesn’t get much better than the thought of getting married by the clear blue ocean in front of a setting sun. But the Sandals resorts are taking Caribbean beach weddings and honeymoons a step further by bringing couples and guests closer to the water than ever before. Check out these romantic destinations that’ll take each of your wedding events to another level—over the water.  

  1. Overwater Chapels

    overwater wedding chapel at sandals grande st. lucian resort in st. lucia.

    At Sandals South Coast resort in Whitehouse, Jamaica (pictured above), you can walk down a glass-bottom aisle to get married in the new over-the-water chapel. Recite your vows above the calm, clear water with 360-degree panoramic views of the resort’s two-mile-long beach and 500-acre nature preserve. The Sandals Grande St. Lucian resort in Gros Islet, Saint Lucia, will soon offer its own over-the-water chapel, with equally stunning views flanked by nearby volcanic mountains.  Best of all? There’s no extra fee for these chapels; they’re available to any couple planning a WeddingMoon®

  2. Overwater Bars

    latitudes overwater bar at sandals southcoast resort in jamaica

    The only thing more refreshing than a tropical cocktail? Enjoying one in a hammock over the Caribbean Sea. Kick off your wedding weekend or toast the start of newlywed life at Latitudes, an over-the-water bar at Sandals South Coast. The bungalow bar serves the same premium (and unlimited) spirits the resorts are known for, complete with views unlike any bar you’ve ever seen—and features like illuminated water, firepits and the aforementioned cozy hammocks. If you find yourself in the mood for a swim and a cocktail, you’re in luck: Paddle over to Bar-Tender, a floating swim-up bar, where you can celebrate happy hour (or any hour) in the middle of the ocean.

  3. Overwater Villas and Bungalows

    Sandals over-the-water villa

    Sandals Royal Caribbean resort in Montego Bay, where you can relax in luxe accommodations outfitted with see-through glass floors, walk-in rain showers, private infinity pools and amenities like a water taxi service and a personalized butler.Or book a romantic escape to the Caribbean’s newest bungalows at the Sandals Grande St. Lucian and Sandals South Coast, where you’ll enjoy sun decks complete with swim-up platforms and hammocks, plus the same excellent butler and room service.

    Good news: Experiencing what each of these overwater destinations has to offer is easier—and more affordable—than you may think. Sandals Honeymoon Hop® lets you jump from wedding to honeymoon, within an island or island-to-island, so you don’t have to limit yourselves to one location.

    The Knot and Sandals present Beyond the Beach, a sponsored series full of resort recommendations and ideas to help couples plan the ultimate destination wedding and honeymoon. Visit to start planning your celebration.

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