Official language – French
Flight time: 12 hours from Johannesburg
If you're looking for a chic and stylish location on which to get married then why not consider the tiny island of St. Barts. Officially known as St. Bethelemy, this beautiful island sits in the Caribbean and yet it is extremely European in design. With wonderful soft white sandy beaches, rugged coastlines and secluded bays, coupled with sunny blue skies, weddings abroad in St. Barts are growing in popularity amongst discerning couples. Whether you want a small intimate ceremony on the beach or a glitzy affair in a hotel resort, St. Barts can cater for you, and with spectacular locations in which to hold your reception, your special day will be unforgettable.
Getting married here is more difficult than the other islands since on of the couple has to obtain a residency card which means living in St. Barts for at least 1 month before getting married. You will also need your marital status to be certified within a Letter of Good Conduct and medical certificates, together with blood results within 3 months of your intended wedding date need to be provided. In addition you will need to have all of your documents translated and certified into French. One good point is that there is no fee to pay. For more information visit http://www.premiumiv.com/st-barts-wedding-legality.php