Join us in Paradise – Melissa & Josh May 4, 2024

We are so excited to invite you to join us in paradise as we say “I do!” We have partnered with Destination Paradise to ensure seamless travel and wedding planning. Be sure to book your room here so you are part of our wedding group. You’ll find information throughout this website. If you have additional questions, please reach out to our agent for assistance!

Grab your passport and get ready to enjoy this incredible experience we are planning. Your love and support mean the world to us. We can’t wait to celebrate with you in paradise!


Melissa & Josh

This is Their Story

How did you meet?  When?

Both:  We actually met twice!  First time was at Josh’s unit’s Christmas party in 2019.  Both of us were too nervous to say hi, but the universe insisted!  A month later, in January 2020, fate (and the NYPD) put us in the same “train-the-trainer” weeklong Active Shooter tactics course.  Melissa was the only girl in a class of 40 cops, but had her eyes on the prize: Josh.  By mid-week, they went on their first date and have been inseparable ever since.

Who asked who out first?

Both: Josh asked out Melissa for drinks after work during that training week.  Josh was also the first one to go for the kiss, that night!  Melissa made sure they had plans that weekend 

What is your favorite memory of each other?

Melissa: “Definitely the day we got engaged!  Seeing Josh on one knee was the most incredibly lovely thing I have ever seen.” (see picture below!)

Josh: “There’s so many… Melissa’s 30th birthday, during Covid, in the park of Bay Ridge.  That picture with our surprise kiss.” (see picture below!)

What do you like most about the other person?

Melissa:  Josh is completely dedicated to protecting and caring for our family.  He is loving & sweet, my biggest fan, my best friend, and someone I trust with my life.  But my favorite thing about him, is how wonderful of a daddy he is to Molly, Landon, and our house of pets.  He takes care of everyone with their best interest at heart and never forgets to show us how much he loves us.  Josh is everything I have ever wanted in a life partner and I’m so glad we found each other.

Josh: Melissas’ selflessness! From day one, she was able to see past all of my outside problems and short comings.  She was able to see me for me and not my situation which people saw as “not ideal”.  The way she stepped up as stepmom when it was probably the last thing she was ever looking for in a new relationship. The way she unconditionally loves us with all her heart above all else, even herself.  And of course, the way she undoubtably stands by in support of everything I want to or try to do.

What is your favorite way of spending time together?

Both: We love hanging out at home on the couch, cuddled up with the kiddos, cat & puppy.  These nights usually involve Ralph’s Italian Ices & a superhero movie that Landon picked out and Molly fell asleep to. 

How did you get engaged?

Both: We got engaged at Melissa’s brother’s (Matthew) lake house in Greenwood Lake, accompanied with Molly, Landon, Melissa’s parents (Mark & Barbara) and Matthew’s girlfriend, Victoria.  To make the day even more special, the engagement ring was made with the diamonds of Melissa’s grandmother’s (Lala) ring, donated with love by Melissa’s mom 

What is your favorite place that you have traveled to?

Both: Naples, FL 

Why did you decide on a destination wedding?

Both: We love the beach, tropical paradises, and very much wanted a small tight-knit family wedding.


Resort life among the mangroves!  There are activities for everyone at our all-inclusive beachfront resort, from on-site water sports to daily adventure tours and activities. Enjoy our four pools, aquapark with water slides, children’s playground, art workshop, cigar lounge and dive center. We also offer four themed restaurants along with our Breeze buffet restaurant, our 24/7 Pera Lobby Bar & Patisserie and other bars and food establishments. All in all, a true Caribbean escape.

Room Option

Every bright and fresh room features a glass sliding door to a furnished patio or balcony. Bursts of aqua blue décor remind you the glistening sea is steps away.  

Run of the House

Guests will be assigned the best available room at the time of check in. Specific room types, locations and/or views are not guaranteed.  Maximum occupancy is 2 adults.

Important Information

We know there are a hundred online places to book a room. However, the couple is counting on you to book here on their website, so you are part of their group. They are planning an incredible experience for you which requires your room reservation. Ensure you are part of the group by booking into their room block here.

Please know that this resort requires all guest rooms to be booked within the couple’s room block. The hotel charges a minimum of $100 per person to attend the wedding events if you do not book one of the rooms the couple is holding. To avoid extra fees, please make sure to book here.


Per the Refund Policy, deposits and payments made towards your trip are non-refundable. If you choose to forgo insurance, you will be solely responsible for any and all fees if any change, cancellation, interruption, delay or additional expense occurs.

Travel Insurance is available and strongly recommended. If you wish to have coverage for things such as cancellations, medical, lost luggage, trip delay, interruption or evacuation, please purchase a policy directly from a third-party provider such as Allianz, or one of your choice. There are several policy options for you to choose from. For questions or quotes, please contact the insurance provider directly by following the links below.


A valid passport is required for all travelers, regardless of age. Passports must be valid for at least 6 months after you return home. For more information regarding passports and entry requirements, please visit www.Travel.State.Gov.


Flights are not included with our room block. If we did group air, everyone would need to be on the same plane, and that just doesn’t happen with wedding groups. Please feel free to book the flights on your own. Usually the best time to book a flight is 5-6 months prior to travel when all airlines have their schedules available. We recommend using Google Flights to research fares, but then book directly with the airline you’re flying with. This will ensure you the best airfare. Fares are the same everywhere, but you’ll get much better service working with the airline instead of Orbitz, Expedia or Cheap Tickets. Remember to also check as their flights only show up on their own website.


When you book your flights, be sure you are flying into the CURACAO airport, code CUR.  Private round trip airport transfers (the ride between the airport and hotel) are a service we include with your room package. To confirm this service for you, we must submit a complete list of passengers and flights to the transfer company at least 45 days prior to travel. We will be sending you emails about this so you can submit your flight itinerary to us via the link. To ensure a seamless experience when traveling, please provide us with your flight itinerary as soon as you can. The transfers included will pick you up at the airport on the day we have you checking in at the resort and bring you back to the airport on the day we have you checking out. Deviations to dates and vehicle upgrades are available for an additional cost.

RSVP Deadline

As a courtesy to the couple, please RSVP by making your room deposit by December 30, 2023. This lets the couple know who is attending so they can plan their wedding events for the correct number of guests. Missed the deadline? That’s okay, it happens. Please still book your room here and we will work on confirming for the room for you, however, inventory and group rates will be subject to availability.


The deposit for the room is $300 per room, plus the cost of Insurance if accepted.

Final Payments

All rooms must be paid in full by February 25, 2024. There is a $50 late payment penalty applied to reservations that are not paid in full by this date. If the reservation is not paid in full within 7 days of the final payment date, the reservation will automatically cancel and all payments will be forfeited.


Rates are per person and are based on the number of adults sharing the room.  “Single” means 1 adult alone in a room.  “Double” means 2 adults sharing a room.  For example, 2 adults sharing a room for 4 nights would be $855 per adult.  The total cost of this room would be $1,710.

Rooms are priced “Per Person” because the resort is all-inclusive.   Prices include shared round trip transfers, hotel stay, all meals, snacks, drinks, entertainment, and taxes.  Rates are valid for all guests holding a US Passport.  If your passport is issued by another country other than the US, please contact us for options.  We are unable to accept payments from outside the US.  We are holding rooms for May 3-6, 2024.  You may request to stay before or after these dates.  We will just need to get confirmation from the hotel before we can send your receipt.


We understand that you may need to modify your reservation after it is booked. For this reason, there is no fee for your first revision as long as it completed prior to the final payment date. Any additional revisions will incur a $50 revision fee. Revision fees are non-refundable, even if you have insurance, and must be paid at the time of the revision. Revisions are not allowed after the Final Payment date.

Per the Refund Policy, deposits and payments made towards your trip are non-refundable. If you choose to forgo insurance, you will be solely responsible for any and all fees if any change, cancellation, interruption, delay or additional expense occurs.