For many couples, few things help showcase their love for each other like a destination wedding. After all, why not turn this momentous occasion into a fun trip for family and friends? Better yet, a destination wedding provides the perfect segue to your honeymoon. But which locations should top your list of potential destinations? Here are a few great reasons why you should choose your destination wedding in Cuba.
1. The Beach
Without a doubt, the beaches are one of the top reasons to choose Cuba for a destination wedding. Cuba’s temperate semitropical climate means that the weather is wonderful year-round, with average high temperatures typically hovering around 26 to 28 degrees Celsius — perfect for an outdoor wedding. Combined with consistent sunshine (the country averages 330 sunny days per year) and beautiful white sandy beaches, and you have an amazingly picturesque location.
Though destination weddings can be a lot of fun, there’s no denying that they also tend to be more costly than a traditional wedding. Fortunately, Cuba offers a relatively low-cost experience when compared to resorts in other countries. Many resorts offer special wedding packages for couples who bring a certain number of guests. Alternatively, many locations offer discounted rates depending on the number of guests and the length of your stay.
Getting to Cuba is also less expensive thanks to its proximity to Canada, and getting around within the country itself can also be quite cheap. You don’t have to overspend to enjoy Old Havana’s Historical Centre or the beaches, helping keep your wedding and honeymoon affordable for everyone involved.
Getting to a tropical destination from Canada isn’t always easy. Locations that offer tropical weather and exciting cultural experiences aren’t always close at hand — places such as Bali or Fiji, though popular, require much greater travel time, which can make it difficult for your guests to attend.
On the other hand, Cuba is relatively close for Canadian residents. Many airlines offer direct flights to the island nation, and depending on where you live in Canada, you may not even need to change time zones! This easier mode of travel will help ease much of the stress that can occur in the days leading up to the wedding.
Your wedding is meant to be one of the best days of your life — so shouldn’t the locale live up to the festivities? By holding your destination wedding in Cuba, you’ll create memories that last a lifetime for you, your spouse, and your guests.