Destination Wedding Hotspot: U.S. Virgin Islands


Robin Westen


The islands of St. John and St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands deliver big time on romantic inspiration with top catch-your-breath views, silvery white beaches and easy breezy marriage laws. Plus, each packs its own unique spin on the perfect wedding destination.

Caneel Bay Resort, St. John

In 1955 mega-financier and conservationist Laurance Rockefeller realized his dream of a natural resort worthy of Shangri La on St. John. Today this rustically elegant getaway reflects a simpler time with seven pristine beaches set on 170 untouched and spectacularly lush acres. Perfect for couples who want to leave their harried lives behind, there are 166 rooms each with wow views of secluded beaches, tropical gardens and free-to-roam deer, mongoose, donkeys and tropical birds galore.

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