Happily Ever After 101: Anniversary Packages and Vow Renewals

By Susie Reese

Congratulations! Your love still thrives, and you can’t wait to celebrate it on the warm sands of Cancun or at a foodie-favorite resort in the Caribbean. Mexico and the Caribbean are perfect destinations to affirm your love with incredible amenities, “anniversary nights,” and intimate vow renewals for you—the happy couple.

Secrets the Vine Anniversary

Celebrate your love at one of the luxurious, romantic all-inclusive resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean. (Pictured: Secret the Vine in Cancun)



The Anniversary Package

Most resorts—like Secrets Resorts, Palace Resorts, Hard Rock Hotels and Resorts, Meliá Hotels and Resorts, to name a few—offer an anniversary package which comes with a delightful set of services, amenities, and extras to take your stay from simply romantic to exquisitely enchanting. Most complimentary packages include:

Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita Anniversary

Included in your anniversary package may be spa discounts, which you and your partner can enjoy with soothing treatments at one of the many elegant spas. (Pictured: Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita)

– A welcome letter from the general manager.

– Special food amenity—mini cake or fresh fruit.

– Bottle of sparkling wine.

– Special turndown service (rose petals, candles, and the like).

– Romantic breakfast in bed with drinks.

– Discount on spa treatments.

Frequently included in these packages are a sash on the door of your room, a welcome drink, and even a special, check-in desk.

Romance packages are also popular at luxury resorts and can be used for an anniversary celebration. Amenities included in these celebrations are generally romantic dinners on the beach, nightly turndown service, chocolate-covered strawberries, a guaranteed king-bed room, and more. Most anniversary packages are available within three months of your anniversary date, but make sure to check with your travel agent about what documents you may need, like a wedding certificate to prove the date.

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Anniversary Nights

Sometimes the best anniversary gift isn’t the one you give your spouse. It’s what you save your spouse. Certain resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean offer anniversary nights, which are free nights given to the happy couple the longer they stay. One such program offers: two nights free if the happy couples spends five or more paid nights over their first anniversary.

Breathless Punta Cana Resort & Spa

Anniversary nights give you more time to relax and enjoy your time together. (Pictured: Breathless Punta Cana Resort & Spa)

These offers vary by resort, so it’s best to check with your travel agent before deciding on a resort and an offer.

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Vow Renewals

Secrets Puerto Los Cabos Wine Cellar Anniversary Dinner

Vow Renewals give happy couples private dinners and other romantic amenities. (Pictured: Wine Cellar at Secrets Puerto Los Cabos)

You and your partner have been together so long, there’s no finishing each other’s sentences; you can practically read each other’s mind, which is why you decided to renew your vows. Most resorts also offer this package for a nominal fee.

Like a wedding, vow renewals also get the services of an on-site wedding coordinator, corsage, boutonniere, sparkling wine toast, special dining arrangements, and more. Some ceremonies only accommodate the happy couple; other packages allow up to 10 people.


Just because you’ve gotten married, doesn’t mean you’re done celebrating your love. Keep the magic alive with special touches and quiet ceremonies at lavish resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean.


About Susie Reese

Susie_ReeseSusie Reese is a copywriter for FC USA Artworks. She loves to travel (you know it!) and has ventured extensively across North America. She enjoys short walks on the beach and comic cons. She writes On the Go: A Magazine for Travelers and on her free-time, comics and short stories.