Surrounded by Mayan Ruins and tropical jungles, this luxury hotel is the perfect place for those who want a special and over the top romantic wedding ceremony. The resort is located on a private bay in the Riviera Maya. It features riverbed formations and uniquely shaped outdoor pools so your wedding ceremony will be effortlessly beautiful. You even have the choice of the historical Mayan Ruins as the background for your wedding ceremony! Your destination wedding will feel like paradise with the Mediterranean style decor placed all along the subterranean rivers that flow through the property.
The resort is next to an eco-archeological park that offers more than 40 cultural attractions and expositions on art and traditions in Mexico.
There are 11 restaurants, including 5 international a-la-carte restaurants, and 10 bars, so this is the perfect place for foodies and adventurous eaters!
You’ll see all sorts of wildlife and exotic animals from the resort with jungles and rainforests in the surrounding areas.
The base price for this package is $1525, but complimentary when booking 10 deluxe room categories for a minimum of 5 nights at the resort. Upgraded packages, additional guests, and add-ons are available for an additional cost.
Rooms range from $140 – $180 per person per night. Every room includes a minibar and hot tub. Wifi is available with extra charge. Children 2 and younger stay free.
Symbolic ceremony | Welcome amenity and VIP treatment for couple (upon arrival) | Ceremony location and decor | 1 white rose bouquet 1 matching boutonnière | White Tiffany chairs and pink sashes | Sparkling wine wedding toast | Dinner reservation | One-tier wedding cake | Special amenities for bride and groom | Romantic breakfast in bed | Special turn-down service (on wedding night) | Honeymoon gift
There are 764 total guest rooms with views of the pool, jungle, or garden.
Garden Gazebo – 100 guests max, Mayan Ruins – 60 guests max.
All rooms allow up to 2 adults and 2 children max, or 3 adults max. Children are ages 12 and younger.
The resort will host no more than 1 wedding per day, Monday thru Saturday. Ceremonies will be held at 4pm, 4:30pm, or 5pm.
High-season months typically include January, February, March, April, July, August, November, and December. It is always encouraged to have your guests book their stay 8 – 12 months in advance.
The wedding coordinators typically respond within 24 hours. During the resort’s busy season, they may take up to 48 hours, or longer.
Occidental Xcaret is located 35 miles from the CUN airport. The resort is about 10 minutes outside of downtown Playa del Carmen.
Q: What makes Occidental Xcaret such a great place for a destination wedding?
A: It is a perfect places for those looking for adventure, nature, luxury and history. These elements make our resort a great place.
Q: What are the challenges brides face when planning their destination wedding at Occidental Xcaret?
A: We have high chances to be sold out since we are located in a very privileged area, and that is why we have many visitors all year long.
Q: What is your favorite part of a destination wedding?
A: The challenge to bring to life all the requests and expectations of the brides!
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“This is a beautiful resort. We enjoyed everything and everyone. The food is great, the service is outstanding, and the staff are very kind. They made our wedding anniversary very special. There’s so much to see that we weren’t able to see and do everything on our short visit, but we’ll definitely be back… SOON!” – Christy B. 11/18
“We just renewed our vows and it was absolutely perfect. Luz (our wedding coordinator) made certain everything went smoothly. The resort was extremely clean and the food was delicious. Bring your snorkel gear and swim in the inlet. .. so many beautiful fish.” – 2/18
“I cannot begin to describe how much I love this place. The food is fantastic with plenty of variety, there is plenty to do during the day, and the staff are incredible. The waiters are friendly and patient, reception staff are so helpful, and the staff in my block of the hotel would actively go out of their way to make sure I was OK and that I had everything I needed. The entertainment team are fantastic with so many activities during the day; Mario and Luis were particularly ready to get everyone involved with their go to attitude and their enthusiasm. The rooms were incredible with an amazing team of cleaners who keep the rooms to the manner of which we’ve become accustomed. On the whole I could not praise this hotel enough and would love to come back next year. As previously stated, I cannot praise this hotel and their staff enough, and I cannot recommend it enough.” – Karen L. 8/17
“Stayed in this hotel 3 times. Perfect location. Get a lot cheaper price for the xcaret park. Food is delicious and the variety is amazing. Bartenders are funny and very friendly. The staff is great too. Rooms are big and have balconies. Wild animals (not dangerous) are all around which is absolutely amazing. Great and fun experience.” – Vingaile S. 8/17