Today’s post is all about hosting an unforgettable destination wedding without breaking the bank. From Mexico to the Caribbean we offer numerous destinations that are friendly on the wallet, for both the couple and their guests. This doesn’t mean your wedding can’t have it all, from a reception to impromptu fun across the resort. Below we’re posting 5 of our favorite budget-friendly resorts, and each features beautiful beaches, delicious food, and the ability to create everlasting memories for any destination wedding.
RIU all-inclusive resorts offer great value in amazing locations. In stunning Los Cabos, Mexico you’ll find the Pacific Ocean waves lapping against golden coastlines for miles on end. The bright adobe-style architecture of the RIU Santa Fe emits opulence and features its own private beach. For room accommodations, vacationers will find wood furnishings and balconies with garden and sea views. Across the resort, you’ll find a variety of dining and bars available, from beach bar snacks and a-la-carte dining to a late night lounge featuring live music. The beach makes for a perfect wedding ceremony, and wedding packages come in affordable options ideal for groups of any size. Your guests are sure to love the 4 humongous swimming pools, with lounge chairs built in, and the swim-up bar always nearby.
On the other side of Mexico, in Cancun, you’ll find the turquoise waters mixing pleasantly with jungle surroundings at the unique Sandos Caracol Eco Resort. Although rooms are modestly decorated (and priced), the true perk of the resort is all of the outdoor opportunities available on-site. The resort has walking trails where lizards, peacocks, and monkey sightings are common. There’s also snorkeling adventures just offshore, and did we mention the resort has a full-size private waterpark available to guests too? For a wedding ceremony, guests will find plenty of beautiful venues, from a unique gazebo with ocean views, to the iconic cenote deck, overlooking translucent waters. Around the resort, you’ll find Mayan decor and inspiration and can even book Mayan drummers for your ceremony.
In the Dominican Republic, the recently renovated Majestic Colonial, part of a multi-resort complex, in beautiful Punta Cana demands attention and multiple days to explore all that’s on offer. Enjoy an endless stretch of pristine sugary-white sand along Arena Gorda Beach. Dine at the resort’s 6 restaurants, drink at the 11 bars, and let the little ones explore the stand-out kids’ club with waterslides. Your guests will never run out of entertainment. Rooms are fairly priced amongst the megaresort, outfitted with minibars, flatscreen tvs and more. Your wedding ceremony could feature the large and in-charge gazebo or even the adorable wedding chapel, and afterward, you can host impromptu group outings to the on-site casino or nightclub.
You’ll feel at ease with the tropical surroundings at the Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica, in gorgeous Ocho Rios. Situated on the scenic north coast of Jamaica, surrounded by azure waters and natural parks, the resort provides the perfect location for a destination wedding within the Colonial palace-like grounds. If the several lake-inspired pools aren’t enough to entertain your guests, you can take a nearby excursion to the famous Green Grotto caves or Runaway Bay golf course. Rooms are fair in price and modestly appointed, featuring private balconies and daily restocked minibars.
The Ocean Coral and Turquesa is one of our most popular resorts, and for good reason. It provides a stunning Caribbean location in Playa del Carmen, Mexico featuring large guest rooms and plenty of nightlife and shopping nearby. On-site the pool stays open late with live music nightly, and families will love the included babysitting services allowing adults to get some alone time. For weddings, you’ll find elegant venues for your ceremony, from rooftop terraces to the beach. Guests will love the dining available, with gourmet treats at every restaurant on offer. Rates are tiered perfectly for guests of any budget, from affordable entry-level suites to the Privilege Status rooms offering their own lounge and amenities.
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