1. Cancun Region (Riviera Maya / Playa Mujeres / Hotel zone)
There is a reason this area is so popular with destination wedding couples. The area offers the largest number of all inclusive resorts and the largest number of flights from the USA to the destination.
Why is that important? Both of these factors keep pricing in check and you will find the most value for your money in this region of Mexico.
If you ever did spring break in Cancun, this is NOT that Cancun experience. The area is home to many luxury resorts as well as upscale but moderately priced resort options.
Should you and your guests wish to go offsite for some local culture, there are food classes, food tastings, active tours and excursions (want to swim in a cenote?), the archaeological wonder of Chichen Itza and the ever so trendy Tulum to explore.
2. Jamaica (Montego Bay / Negril / Ocho Rios)
While there are not as many all inclusive resorts on the island of Jamaica as there are in the region of Cancun, Mexico, Jamaica continues to be a very popular destination for weddings.
A great wedding option on the island of Jamaica is the Sandals and Beaches resorts. Sandals if your wedding party is adults only or Beaches if you will have children to attend your wedding celebration. Both do a great job with weddings, the resort grounds are lush with flowering vegetation, and the resorts include activities for travelers of all ages.
Please note: Unfortunately, resorts in Jamaica are prohibited from performing LGBTQ weddings.
3. Dominican Republic (Cap Cana / Bavaro)
The Dominican Republic offers many all inclusive resorts and there are a decent amount of flights to the destination from the US. At times, flights to the DR can price higher than flights to the 3 regions of Mexico or to Jamaica so you will want to see how flight prices are trending from your area to Punta Cana.
The Dominican Republic is known for its deep, sandy beaches with palm trees on the beach. If you are a foodie and are looking for a strong food offering, you may want to stick to the resorts in the Cap Cana region of the DR.
4. Puerto Vallarta (Riviera Nayarit)
Another destination for amazing sunsets is the Puerto Vallarta region. This area is a great destination for wedding groups with guests traveling in from the West coast of the US. If the majority of your guests are East coast based, this could be too long of a flight schedule for your friends and family.
The Malecon boardwalk offers stunning ocean views, lively street performances and festive shopping. Puerto Vallarta has a strong food scene and food tours here are a must!
This area is also known to be a very accepting area and many LGBTQ weddings take place in this area of Mexico.
5. Puerto Vallarta (Riviera Nayarit)
Known for the dramatic sounds of the waves crashing ashore, a rugged coastline and killer sunsets, Cabo is a fantastic location for a destination wedding. While there may be fewer all-inclusive resorts compared to other areas, you’ll still find a nice variety of options. What sets Cabo apart are the amazing sunset views that will provide a beautiful backdrop for your special day.If the majority of your guests will be flying in from the West Coast, Cabo is a convenient destination with easy access. Plus, the region offers plenty of off-resort venues that will add a unique touch to your wedding celebrations. One such venue is the Sunset Monalisa, where you can indulge in an incredible dining experience while enjoying breathtaking views of El Arco (the arch).
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