Words by Nneka Samuel
Tropical flora and fauna, infinite sun, sand, and crystal clear blue waters – it should go without saying that a destination wedding in the Caribbean can make your special day all the more romantic, especially when money’s not a concern. Just ask these celebrities that said “I do” in one of the world’s most beloved travel destinations.
Johnny Depp and his new wife, actress Amber Heard, exchanged vows in front of a dozen family members and friends this month at the actor’s private island in The Exumas. Named Little Halls Pond Cay, the actor reportedly purchased the island in 2004 for $3.6 million. Some of its beaches are named after Depp’s children and fellow thespian and mentor Marlon Brando. We’re sure it won’t be long before Amber has a beach all her own.
Supermodel Cindy Crawford tied the knot to second husband and model-turned-businessman Rande Gerber on the beach at the One & Only Ocean club in Paradise Island, Bahamas. 17 years later, the couple are still going strong.
Spanish actors Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem wed in secrecy at a friend’s house in the Bahamas and Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon took the plunge on the tiny island of Windmere off the coast of Eleuthera., just 50 miles east of Nassau.
Actor Matt Damon and wife Luciana Barrosso renewed their vows in 2013 at St. Lucia’s luxurious Sugar Beach Resort. Located in the valley of Pitons, the 100+ acre resort, formerly a sugar plantation, has won all sorts of awards and accolades, including being named one of the Top 30 Hotels in the Caribbean and Atlantic. According to People magazine, Damon and wife spent $1 million to rent out the resort to accommodate family and friends, which included the likes of actors Don Cheadle and Ben Affleck.