The Hottest New Destination Wedding Locale: Curaçao

For the last 40 years, Sandals® Resorts has drawn in couples from around the globe to bask in Caribbean paradise, exchange vows, and enjoy a private escape for two. With 17 Luxury Included® resorts in its repertoire, Sandals has expanded to the island of Curaçao.

Sandals Royal Curaçao brings fresh concepts and a seventh island to the Sandals lineup while upholding all the innovation, romance, and beauty Sandals is known for.

To learn more about Sandals Royal Curaçao and why it is the hottest destination wedding location, keep reading!

Curaçao: “Feel It for Yourself”

Located in the Caribbean's southernmost region, Curaçao is known for its stunning beaches, lively scuba diving sites, and vibrant culture. Rich in natural beauty, the island features desert landscapes and rocky coastlines that carve into azure waters. Drawing from its rich Dutch history, the island’s capital, Willemstad, is marked by bright, pastel-colored architecture and quaint neighborhoods.

The newly opened Sandals Curaçao has ignited excitement among Sandals' loyal members and newcomers alike. Sandals Royal Curaçao also brings together the best of four worlds through architectural and design elements inspired by Dutch, Caribbean, Latin, and Creole culture.

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Whether you prefer discovering Curaçao’s dive sites or roaming its lively, eccentric neighborhoods, there’s no better place to explore, play, and celebrate love!

Sandals Royal Curaçao: Customizable weddings

Taking note from the brand’s other Luxury Included® resorts, all 44 acres of Sandals Royal Curaçao are designed with opulence, relaxation, and romance in mind.
For brides and grooms exchanging vows at Sandals Royal Curaçao, a variety of breathtaking destination wedding venues are available. Depending on preference, couples can choose from beachfront nuptials, a desert garden setting, a stunning golf course, or an indoor-outdoor reception space setup.

As for ceremony styles, couples have two options on the island of Curaçao.
The first is a legal wedding. This traditional, government-officiated ceremony is recognized by a marriage license and calls for all non-residents to complete a list of requirements administered by Curaçao’s government.

In contrast, couples opting for a special ceremony without the hassle of paperwork can consider a symbolic ceremony. Symbolic nuptials, although they are not legally recognized by your state or country as a binding contract, allow for greater expression of a couple’s personality and values. This relatively newer concept has been gaining popularity due to its flexibility and the ability to fully personalize.
To ensure the big day is exactly as envisioned, all couples have their own dedicated Wedding Team. From wedding planning to event execution and everything in between, the Sandals’ Wedding Team is committed to bringing every wedding vision to life.

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From enchanting landscapes to vibrant cultures, there’s no better place to say “I do” than Sandals Royal Curaçao!

Behind the Veil: Explore all of Sandals Royal Curaçao

Just when guests thought Sandals couldn’t outdo itself anymore, the brand has done it again. At Sandals Royal Curaçao, a collection of firsts will bring guests to new horizons, both literally and figuratively!

New highlights on this 44-acre resort include:

Brand new accommodations, including the Awa Seaside Bungalows, complete with private pools and unmarried views of the Caribbean, and the Kurason Island Suites — a secluded collection of suites surrounding a private heart-shaped pool and island garden.

The Dos Awa Infinity Pool, featuring not one but two zero-entry levels overlooking the Caribbean Sea.

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Set around a heart-shaped lagoon and secluded island, the Kurason Island Suites are the perfect retreat for brides and grooms!

12 flavorful 5-Star Global Gourmet restaurants featuring nine brand new concepts, which include three food trucks.

An expansive, Pete Dye-designed golf course, spanning 6,920 yards of hills and valleys across 18 challenging holes

38,000 sq. ft. of reception space — perfect for indoor or outdoor events, meetings, or weddings!

From sparkling pools to delectable dining options, Sandals Royal Curaçao offers brides, grooms, and guests endless ways to revel in paradise.

black couple romantic picnic on the beach
Located within the 3,000-acre Santa Barbara estate, Sandals Royal Curaçao emphasizes the island's natural beauty where the desert meets the ocean.

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