Down the way from spirited Cancun is the sublime and relaxing paradise of Riviera Maya, a collection of exclusive resorts nestled against a few of the world’s best beaches. It’s hard to imagine a more picturesque location for your dream wedding than along this secluded slice of Mexico’s Caribbean coast surrounded by the lush natural beauty of the Yucatan. But while Riviera Maya offers a feeling of isolated serenity, it has all the packages, amenities, and experiences to make sure your Big Day is everything you’ve always imagined.
Luxurious Ceremonies — Excellence Riviera Cancun
Picture a sunset wedding with panoramic views on a pier or an unforgettable ceremony on the beach. At Excellence Riviera Cancun, you’ll be pampered with elegant amenities like a complimentary suite for the groom the night before the wedding, special turndown service the night of the wedding, the professional services of an onsite wedding specialist, and even a Caribbean music trio. And you must indulge at Miilé Spa with couple massages on the Zen Patio or in the Spa Garden, plus sweet delights and sparkling wine.
Embrace the Mayan Spirit — Grand Velas Riviera Maya
Grand Velas Riviera Maya is not only a AAA Five-Diamond resort but also a member of the Leading Hotels of the World, so bridal couples will find luxurious amenities, elegant settings, and even a Shaman when celebrating a Mayan Connections Wedding. In addition to a plated menu for the reception, a special bridal spa suite on the wedding day, and four-hour premium open bar, the couple will receive a complimentary night for an anniversary celebration at Casa Velas when booking three or more nights.
Unique Setting — A Cenote Wedding
If you’re choosing a destination wedding, then you probably want to add special touches to your ceremony from the local culture. In Riviera Maya, consider holding your ceremony at a cenote, or a large sunken pool usually surrounded by lush tropical landscapes. Cenotes had a variety of uses for the Maya, but some, like the famous cenote at Chichén Itzá, were sacred. For nature and adventure lovers, this backdrop is picture-perfect.
Spotlight On — Secrets Akumal
Akumal means “Place of Turtles” in Mayan, but how would you say “Place of Brides?” Secret Akumal Riviera Maya, of course!
Okay, maybe that’s in English, but the recently opened Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya is the perfect romantic getaway for destination weddings, less than 500 feet from the world’s second largest barrier reef, near the Mayan ruins of Tulum and Coba and less than 20 minutes from the famous Playa del Carmen. Secrets’ newest resort has three elegant ceremonies each with wedding organization and the personal touch of on-site wedding coordinator, preparation and ironing of the couple’s wedding day attire, bouquet(s) and/or boutonniere(s), wedding cake and sparkling wine touch, special turndown service, and more. Plus, couples can celebrate a complimentary wedding when they book at least seven nights in a Preferred Club Junior Suite Ocean View or higher category or if five rooms, in any category, are booked for at least three nights. And don’t miss out on free anniversary nights!