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Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Mexico for Romantic Getaways

From the party-hardy action of Cancun to the pre-Hispanic mystique of the Riviera Maya, the Mexican Caribbean has loads to offer couples planning a destination wedding. Celebrate with mariachis and margaritas, or just go with a beach theme at these top all-inclusive resorts in Mexico.

Best Mexico All-Inclusive Resorts | All-Inclusive Destination Weddings & Honeymoons | Azul Beach Hotel, by Karisma, Cancun

Azul Beach Hotel, by Karisma

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Azul Beach Hotel, by Karisma, Cancun

Families with young ones flock to this 148-room boutique resort for the great kids club, as well as loaner cribs, strollers and other tough-to-transport supplies — but there are plenty of cool toys for adults too. Try the made-to-order sangria, all-lobster dinner menu and 100-variety-strong tequila bar; beach butlers stand ready to deliver drinks and sunscreen.

Weddings
Opt for the free wedding, or choose from five stylized Memorable Moments wedding packages (each paired with its own specialty cocktail); marry on the beach — or above it on the Sky Wedding deck.

Honeymoons A beachfront dinner, rose-petal turndown and breakfast in bed are yours with the honeymoon package, which is free with a five-night stay in an upper-level room category.

Best Mexico All-Inclusive Resorts | All-Inclusive Destination Weddings & Honeymoons | Barcelo Maya Palace Deluxe, Riviera Maya

Barcelo Maya Palace Deluxe

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Barcelo Maya Palace Deluxe, Riviera Maya

Love to supersize? Head to Barcelo Maya Palace Deluxe, the jewel in the crown of a hulking five-resort, 2,500-room complex (The Maya Palace Deluxe alone has 756 suites). Find ocean-size pools with built-in lounges and tiki huts, 20 restaurants, two spas (one just for kids) and a water park.

Weddings
Choose from three settings, including an indoor chapel. Five wedding packages range from free to nearly $10,000, with discounts available on upper-tier packages for additional room nights. Make a splash with extras like a Jet Ski arrival or a fire-dancer performance at your reception.

Honeymoons
A honeymoon registry lets friends and family contribute toward your stay.

Best Mexico All-Inclusive Resorts | All-Inclusive Destination Weddings & Honeymoons | Beach Palace Cancun

Beach Palace Cancun

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Beach Palace Cancun

The party’s always on at 287-room Beach Palace, be it at the rooftop pool bar, the beachfront infinity pool or just outside resort grounds in Cancun’s action-packed Hotel Zone. Each contemporary room has a double whirlpool tub and a private terrace, along with savvy amenities like an iPod-docking station and a flat iron. Overnight stays earn resort credits, which are good toward spa treatments, upgrades and excursions.

Weddings
Color-themed wedding packages — peacock blue, fiery scarlet, regal purple — make a striking statement against the bleach-white sand; for a different perspective, check out the hotel’s Sky Terrace.

Honeymoons
Add to your postnuptial bliss with a mini honeymoon cake, breakfast in bed, a candlelit dinner and other treats.

Best Mexico All-Inclusive Resorts | All-Inclusive Destination Weddings & Honeymoons | BlueBay Grand Esmeralda, Playa del Carmen

BlueBay Grand Esmeralda

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BlueBay Grand Esmeralda, Playa del Carmen

Like a beautiful bride, BlueBay Grand Esmeralda makes a dramatic entrance, appearing at the end of a drive through a tangle of mangroves. Inside, the resort’s 979 rooms all have private balconies and foldout beds for children; swim-up suites open onto a pool and, just beyond, a grassy lawn. Expansive resort grounds comprise gardens and a large lagoon.

Weddings
For tradition-minded couples, the Love in Blue package ($1,000) will grant the groom his own room the night before the wedding.

Honeymoons
Get PADI-certified, and you can explore the world’s second-largest reef, as well as the region’s cave-filled freshwater cenotes (sink holes).

Best Mexico All-Inclusive Resorts | All-Inclusive Destination Weddings & Honeymoons | ME by Melia, Cancun

ME by Melia

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ME by Melia, Cancun

Find an entire resort devoted to decadent pleasures at ME by Melia. Lounge music and mod art in public areas set a hipster tone; room service is available 24/7; the Beach Club pops with energy; and there’s bottle service at the upscale Rosebar.

Weddings
Go for wow factor with a wedding in Suite ME: the two-level, three-deck, four-bedroom pad built to house the cast of Real World Cancun. You’ll be met at the airport, arrive to sparkling wine on ice, and have the service of an “aura experience manager” during your stay.

Honeymoons
Recover from endless nights with a rejuvenating Ayurvedic-energy massage at the resort’s YHI spa.

Best Mexico All-Inclusive Resorts | All-Inclusive Destination Weddings & Honeymoons | Secrets the Vine Cancun

Secrets the Vine

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Secrets the Vine, Cancun

Open since 2012, this pair of sleek David Rockwell-designed skyscrapers soars 18 stories into the sky and is filled with modern touches like designer exterior lighting, poolside chandeliers and glass-walled balconies; book an upper room for never-ending views. Wine lovers will feel right at home here thanks to sommelier-led tastings, wine-inspired spa menus and a glass-wall “cellar” storing more than 3,000 bottles of vino.

Weddings
Evening ceremonies are particularly stunning on the ocean-view pool terrace. Webcams let you share your vows with friends who can’t attend.

Honeymoons
Stay a week, and get all the perks of the $999 honeymoon package — spa treatments, a beach dinner, nightly petit fours and more — for free.

Best Mexico All-Inclusive Resorts | All-Inclusive Destination Weddings & Honeymoons | Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa

Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa

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Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa

This sprawling 486-room resort manages to offer the personal service you’d expect at a smaller resort, but with the amenities (nine restaurants, round-the-clock activities, a kids club, a spa) of a large one. Octagonal-shaped rooms have open floor plans — the bed is in the middle of the room — to maximize the views.

Weddings
Although the Maya-inspired gazebo is a favorite for ceremonies, it’s just a start: Creative planners can transform the beach or pool terrace into spectacular, unique settings.

Honeymoons
Two Jacuzzis, Preferred Club access and, of course, your own pool make Plunge Pool rooms aqua-romantic.

Best Mexico All-Inclusive Resorts | All-Inclusive Destination Weddings & Honeymoons | Grand Oasis Palm, Cancun

Grand Oasis Palm

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Grand Oasis Palm, Cancun

Families rule at this 345-room resort, with kid-themed lodgings that connect to Mom and Dad’s, as well as a teen disco and kid-only Internet and craft rooms. Grand Oasis Palm also celebrates all things Mexico with tequila tastings, performances of Mexican dances and music, regional dishes in the restaurants and a Maya craft boutique.

Weddings
All Oasis Hotels & Resorts are LGBT-friendly (same-sex couples have their own wedding package), but all couples appreciate options like the free wedding and the Maya ceremony performed by an authentic priest.

Honeymoons
Stay five nights, and get a honeymoon package that includes a free room upgrade, two bottles of wine, special dinner reservations and free use of one of the resort’s Smart cars.

Best Mexico All-Inclusive Resorts | All-Inclusive Destination Weddings & Honeymoons | IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Paraiso, Riviera Maya

IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Paraiso

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IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Paraiso, Riviera Maya

Give in to your inner diva at adults-only IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Paraiso, where your butler pre-stocks your mini bar with all your faves, scents your suite with your chosen fragrance, and confirms your dinner reservations, spa appointments and tee times — all before you even check in. Access to four other resorts within the complex expands your options for food and fun.

Weddings
The resort hosts only one wedding a day, so you’ll be treated like royalty. Choose a wedding package, or customize your day with the a la carte menu of wedding services.

Honeymoons
Keep it private: Stay in a secluded, bungalow-style honeymoon villa, and book a spa treatment for two in an exclusive couples cabin.

Best Mexico All-Inclusive Resorts | All-Inclusive Destination Weddings & Honeymoons | Le Blanc Spa Resort Cancun

Le Blanc Spa Resort Cancun

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Le Blanc Spa Resort Cancun

Stylish and all white, this 260-room kid-free zone is all about luxury and tranquility. Ice pops and cucumber slices keep pool-goers cool; gauzy cabanas and wicker lounge areas decorate the beach; and boardwalks behind the lagoon-side pool lead to overwater gazebos.

Weddings
Stay just four nights, and you’ll qualify for a free wedding for 25, which includes generous extras like wedding-day butler service, take-home robes and special dinners.

Honeymoons
The free, four-night honeymoon package includes nightly petit fours, sparkling wine, bathrobes and late checkout.

Best Mexico All-Inclusive Resorts | All-Inclusive Destination Weddings & Honeymoons | Live Aqua Cancun

Live Aqua Cancun

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Live Aqua Cancun

In-room aromatherapy kits, poolside massages, seasonal sea-turtle releases — Live Aqua’s calming dose of Zen is a soothing antidote to any lingering prewedding stress. To add more privacy to the experience, upgrade to the Aqua Club, where you’ll have access to an exclusive lounge and pool. But private doesn’t mean boring: An in-house DJ keeps things lively in the lounge.

Weddings
Each of the three wedding packages at this adults-only resort includes a free room upgrade for the bride and groom, if available.

Honeymoons
Call ahead, and a bottle of bubbly and petit fours will be waiting in your room when you arrive.

Best Mexico All-Inclusive Resorts | All-Inclusive Destination Weddings & Honeymoons | Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Perla

Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Perla

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Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Perla

Yes, the beach is gorgeous, the spa fab and the rooms posh, but it’s the unexpected touches that set this 394-suite, adults-only resort apart. Michelin-starred chef Martin Berasategui has a restaurant onsite; pool suites are decked out with submerged chaise lounges; and at night, sultry lighting transforms the beach bar into a romantic outdoor lounge.

Weddings
Book a site visit through the Love at First Site package (doubles $420), and the cost of your room will be credited toward your wedding. The package also includes a menu tasting.

Honeymoons
Royal Service guests receive access to an exclusive beach and restaurant, as well as pool-concierge service and a butler who will iron clothes, shine shoes and brew coffee.

Best Mexico All-Inclusive Resorts | All-Inclusive Destination Weddings & Honeymoons | Royal Hideaway Playacar Resort, Playa del Carmen

Royal Hideaway Playacar Resort

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Royal Hideaway Playacar Resort, Playa del Carmen

Offering seven buffet-free restaurants, free activities (sailing, kayaking, windsurfing), a cigar lounge and a piano bar, there aren’t many reasons to leave Royal Hideaway Playacar — but if you do, the shops and cafes of Playa del Carmen’s famed Fifth Avenue are just steps away. The resort’s 200 rooms are spread out in 11 separate buildings connected by waterways.

Weddings
The midlevel Extravaganza wedding package ($3,499) includes a manicure and a couples massage in addition to late checkout, music by a Mexican trio and a bottle of champagne.

Honeymoons
The resort’s child-free environment is already romantic; up the ante with a special dinner at the resort’s exclusive chef’s table.

Best Mexico All-Inclusive Resorts | All-Inclusive Destination Weddings & Honeymoons | The Royal Suites Yucatan by Palladium, Riviera Maya

The Royal Suites Yucatan by Palladium

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The Royal Suites Yucatan by Palladium, Riviera Maya

Want to be pampered? Head to The Royal Suites Yucatan, a resort-within-a resort where butlers handle any task (be sure to request a bubble bath to be waiting in your room after dinner one night). Bonus: There are no children to break the mood.

Weddings
Simply Stunning author and designer Karen Bussen has created a series of wedding packages that start at $700; locations include the beach and the colonial-style wedding chapel. Continue your celebration with a private beach bash complete with a bonfire and a DJ.

Honeymoons
Super-private Royal Mayan Suites have sexy outdoor showers and come with canoes for paddling around the property.

Best Mexico All-Inclusive Resorts | All-Inclusive Destination Weddings & Honeymoons | Sandos Cancun Luxury Experience Resort

Sandos Cancun Luxury Experience Resort

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Sandos Cancun Luxury Experience Resort

Low-key and friendly, Sandos Cancun is geared toward couples and families with varied interests. Events and activities run the gamut from champagne nights and reggae parties to cooking classes and beach yoga; there’s no charge to windsurf, kayak, or sail a sunfish or catamaran up and down the coastline.

Weddings
The expansive rooftop terrace is large enough for both your ceremony and reception. Book enough room nights, and you’ll be upgraded to a suite filled with chocolates, rose petals and sparkling wine on your wedding night.

Honeymoons
After dark, beach cabanas morph into romantic beachside dinner hideaways perfect for canoodling under the stars.

Best Mexico All-Inclusive Resorts | All-Inclusive Destination Weddings & Honeymoons | Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya

Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita

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Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya

With just 90 oceanfront suites, Zoetry Paraiso is one of the region’s smallest resorts, but you’d never know it from the amenities, which include private chauffeured airport transfers, a sunset sail on a 45-foot catamaran, greens fees and, best of all, access to the spa for a seawater treatment and a traditional temazcal steam-room ritual.

Weddings
Be it a bonfire and fireworks on the beach, your own private after-party disco, a photo booth or a mariachi band, Zoetry’s planners can make it happen.

Honeymoons
Tell the resort you’re newlyweds, and the staff will stock your room with fruit and sparkling wine, plus they’ll treat you to a mimosa breakfast in bed one morning.

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