A Night at the Plaza

A Night at the Plaza
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Monday, November 30, 2009

Beautiful By Nature: The Somerset on Grace Bay

Located on one of the most beautiful beaches with clear, turquoise water, the island of Turks and Caicos has one of my favorite hotels: The Somerset on Grace Bay. As a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, The Somerset truly gives you and your guests the attention you all deserve.


When planning a destination wedding, it is important to keep in mind the distance to this destination as well as ease of traveling for your guests. Turks and Caicos is great because of its location. From the east coast, there is a direct flight from JFK into Providenciales.

The Somerset on Grace Bay is about 15 minutes from the International airport.


Because this location has a boutique style and size, it is more appealing to couples who are looking to have an intimate wedding with about 50-80 guests.

Another fantastic thing about The Somerset is the option to host a tented wedding on their lawn. This is truly a unique because a tent gives you the opportunity to really do anything with d├ęcor. I always say that a tent is like an empty canvas.


Turks and Caicos is a great spot for destination weddings. This island is an unexpected surprise that will surely leave you wanting to come time after time.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Mayakoba, Mexico: A Great Option for Destination Weddings



Mexico is making a resurgence. With the reports of violence and Swine Flu, Mexico took some heavy hits on the tourism front. Most people were changing plans and canceling the location completely.

But now that things have calmed down considerably and the location is again welcome crowds by the dozens.

Mayakoba is a region on the rise that offers the high-end quality resorts of Cabo region on the East Coast. On a recent visit to the Banyan Tree, a new property in that Mayakoba region, you can see why this area is receiving rave reviews.The unique design of the property is appealing to many people.


This Eco-friendly resort area sits amongst a bird sanctuary allowing birds to live in their natural habitats throughout this entire property.

Among this place being beautiful... there are so many interesting things to do. Your guests will definitely be entertained! From snorkeling to ATV excursions to just tanning on the beach, Mayakoba offers something for everyone!