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Over the Water Bungalows NOT in the South Pacific!

Over the Water Bungalows NOT in the South Pacific!

Planning a destination wedding but still want to go on a honeymoon after?  Many destination wedding couples love the location they have selected for their wedding but yearn for a more exotic experience for their honeymoon.  The number 1 request is for unique!

Most honeymooners dream of those exotic over the water bungalows with crystal clear waters below.  Sadly, those sought after luxury accommodations in bucket-list destinations come with a hefty price tag and a very long flight.  Bora Bora, in French Polynesia, is one of those destinations where the photographs depicting these unique over water suites are often repinned, shared, liked and favorited all over social media, as the quintessential romantic spots for honeymooners.  The truth is that only those with a $10,000+ honeymoon budget can this once in a lifetime dream become a reality. If you do have that budget, also keep in mind that to get to paradise, you will need to fly on 12+ hour flights.  Thankfully, there are other alternatives if you want to experience an over the water bungalow and they are not only less expensive but also a little closer to home.

Here are 5 unique Over-the-Water Bungalows not in the South Pacific!

1-Cayo Esperanto- Belize

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2- Hotel Desconocido, Mexico (south of Puerto Vallarta)

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3- Eclypse de Mar Aqualodge – Panama

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or Coral Lodge, San Blas Islands, Panama

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4-  CoCo View Resort – Roatan, Honduras

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5- Mayakoba, Mexico

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The best news is that this popular type of accommodation will soon be at the best resorts for honeymooners!!  Opening in 2015 at Sandals Royal Caribbean in Jamaica will be 16 over the water suites. These long awaited couples only suites will feature all inclusive amenities which makes it perfect for honeymooners.

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Finally, El Dorado Resorts, located in the Riviera Maya, will also be opening over water suites this year on the famous Maroma beach at the El dorado Maroma. Known for gourmet inclusive restaurants and their adults only atmosphere, Karisma resorts has become one of the hottest resort brands in Mexico.  These new over water suites will feature infinity pools and glass bottom floors.

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Honoring Your Traditions!

Having a destination wedding doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your family traditions or religious beliefs. Gone are the days where a destination wedding was only officiated by a nondenominational minister or judge. More and more resorts in the Caribbean and Mexico are creating wedding packages that cater to specific religions and allow you to customize the ceremony to fit your personal faith. Several resorts have also built chapels right on their grounds so that guests do not have to leave the grounds to attend a mass or service.

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Recently I discovered that Palace Resorts offers a wedding package specifically for Indian weddings. Hindi and Sikh weddings require a lot of attention to detail and often require several days of festivities. Palace Resorts has put a package together that focuses on these traditions and dietary requirements. Their wedding package specifically includes Mehendi/Henna Artists, Mandap, and stage décor too.

The Karisma Resorts have uniquely created wedding options that appeal to a Filipino couple. At the El Dorado Royale and El Dorado Maroma, a traditional Filipino wedding can take place right in the Chapel located at these resorts. The packages can also provide candles for the customary candle ritual and the couple can also have their veiling ritual as the resort can provide a yugal. Additionally, the El Dorado’s can also provide doves for the reception.
As more and more couples feel it is a priority to follow their religious and cultural beliefs, it is very refreshing to see resorts adapt and modify their wedding packages. The destination wedding experts at VIP make it a priority to ensure that your religious requests are honored and specialize in Asian weddings!