There’s a lot of planning that goes into a destination wedding, but typically our wedding couples find the planning process much less stressful than with coordinating your common stateside wedding (and a lot cheaper too). The reason being, because our all-inclusive resorts have wedding departments built into your package, and all of the reception and decor planning can be from one source. So with all that free time, we’re featuring 5 exciting wedding activities you could host during your destination wedding.
We’ve got you covered for every style of wedding, from a group of couples looking for adventure, to family-friendly resorts that offer fullscale waterparks. After you’re done planning your reception and ceremony, consider some of these options to maximize your fun. Remember, a destination wedding is more than one day of wedding celebrations, it can also be a full-blown vacation too! Not only will you have an unforgettable journey, but so too will your guests with these 5 exciting wedding activities.
Snorkeling and Watersports
Even better, many of our resorts offer snorkeling expeditions, which you can arrange with guest services. In Punta Cana, guests can visit the Marinarium, to swim with stingrays and tropical fish, and you can arrange to be picked up right from the lobby of your hotel. The world-famous island of Cozumel in Mexico’s Caribbean coast is known as one of the top snorkeling destinations in the world, and at resorts like Fiesta Americana Cozumel, you can jump directly into the waters to swim amongst the coral reefs.
Hard Rock Riviera Maya’s Activities
Woodward Skatepark at Hard Rock Riviera Maya
Wedding guests that are young, or young at heart will love all of the thrilling amenities on offer. Like the full-size waterpark free to any staying guest. There are mat-racer slides, body slides, and a full kid’s park with a multi-gallon bucket that dumps water on guests every few minutes. Recently the resort has also added the Woodward Skatepark, with ramps and halfpipes, along with full lessons available, for skateboarders and rollerbladers of any skill level.
Wedding groups can rent out entire catamaran cruises for their guests, or offer it as an optional excursion and guests can sign up to join if they’d like. There are romantic sunset catamaran cruises too. Take for example in the destination of Puerto Vallarta, where your wine and appetizers will be included, as you take in one of the most vividly orange sunsets seen across the globe.
Ziplining and Jungle Tours
A cenote at Xcaret Park.
Zipline tours offer you an immersive experience to see the tropical surroundings that many of our destinations feature. In Riviera Maya, you may get birdseye views of the ocean, or even Mayan ruins. The Occidental at Xcaret resort is right next door to exciting Xcaret Park, home of more ziplining routes then you can count, along with cenotes and underwater rivers to explore too.
A cenote at Xcaret Park.
Your chosen resort will be happy to accommodate a welcome party, and some wedding packages even feature them as an inclusion. We’ve seen such events at resorts like Dreams Tulum , and Royalton White Sands. You can have a full-blown dinner if you’d like, with plated seating or a buffet, or opt for a cocktail hour with drinks and appetizers served. A welcome party is a great way to utilize special venues your resort has if you feel your wedding ceremony or reception isn’t enough. They also are a great way to say Thank You to your guests for traveling so far.
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