SO many options, budgets, destinations, so how do you choose? Let me make this simple and give you more time to worry about the actual wedding details than endless hours online "trusting" that picture or review you read is the real deal. I travel 8 times a year to Mexico and the Caribbean to make SURE that resort or destination is worthy of my couples time and money.
So, where to start? I offer many more destinations and resorts than listed here, but let's be honest, I have my favorites and not ALL are shown here. Call or email me but be prepared to give me your dates of travel, estimated budget, expectations and the freedom to allow me to help curate that perfect getaway for you both.
The Hilton Playa del Carmen (Previously The Royal)
On the beautiful Mayan Riviera of Mexico and within walking distance of the famous Fifth Avenue promenade, this luxurious, adult only all-inclusive beachfront resort offers exceptional service, first-class amenities and every Jr Suite comes with a romantic Jacuzzi for 2. Guests are treated to a variety of activities, adventures and excitement. With scuba lessons, nightly live music, bike tours to Playa del Carmen, wine and tequila tasting classes, there is something for everyone.
The Royal Playa Del Carmen
Hyatt Ziva Cancun
A family beachfront 5 star all inclusive property on the tip of Punta Cancun - Mexico's most desirable oceanfront location. Just 30 minute transfer from the Cancun airport. Hyatt Ziva Cancun opened with flying colors December 2015 and I had the opportunity to stay here in January. WHAT an amazing location with an onsite interactive dolphinarium, located on the northern corner of the Yucatan peninsula, the Hyatt Ziva Cancun is surrounded on three sides by the sparkling waters of the Caribbean, making it perfect for diving, snorkeling, sailing, fishing, and swimming, as well as serving as a perfect backdrop for destination weddings. The ONLY onsite Micro-Brewery and Pastry Shop I have ever seen at an all inclusive. Unlimited ala carte dining, NO reservations required for dinner. You can even dine ala carte for breakfast, lunch and dinner if you like.
Secrets Maroma Beach
Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun offers luxury adults-only all inclusive honeymoon, wedding and vacation packages in the Riviera Maya. Enjoy the Unlimited-Luxury that Secrets Resorts are famous for (24 hour concierge, 24 hour room service, luxurious rooms, gourmet restaurants, no wristbands). This resort is located on Maroma Beach, which has always been considered one of the best beaches in the world. Secrets Maroma covers more than 500 acres and has 410 Jacuzzi Jr Suite. Since this luxury all inclusive resort opened in the fall of 2008, Secrets Maroma Beach has quickly become one of your favorite choices for a Riviera Maya Honeymoon, vacation or wedding package to rekindle your love or to celebrate a new life together. Riviera Cancun offers luxury adults-only all inclusive honeymoon, wedding and vacation packages in the Riviera Maya. Enjoy the Unlimited-Luxury that Secrets Resorts are famous for (24 hour concierge, 24 hour room service, luxurious rooms, gourmet restaurants, no wristbands). This resort is located on Maroma Beach, which has always been considered one of the best beaches in the world. Secrets
Maroma covers more than 500 acres and has 410 Jacuzzi Jr Suite. Since this luxury all inclusive resort opened in the fall of 2008, Secrets Maroma Beach has quickly become one of your favorite choices for a Riviera Maya Honeymoon, vacation or wedding package to rekindle your love or to celebrate a new life together.
LIVE AQUA Cancun
Live Aqua Cancun`s all-inclusive adult only environment lying along white sand beaches has 371 stylish rooms feature plush bedding with Egyptian cotton sheets, flat-screen TVs, aromatherapy kits, complimentary high-speed Internet access, marble bathrooms with separate showers and tubs and private balconies with beautiful views. Guests enjoy a stunning beachfront, eight infinity pools overlooking the Caribbean Sea, Spa, State of the Art Fitness Center, three exquisite restaurants, five Bars featuring signature liquors.
The Valentin Imperial Maya
The Valentin Imperial Maya offers all inclusive Riviera Maya Honeymoon, vacation and wedding packages. This adults-only all inclusive resort is located in the Mayan Riviera area known as Playa del Secreto (Secret Beach). This resort has a beautiful mile long white sand beach and is 23 minutes from the airport, 30 minutes from Cancun, and 20 minutes from Playa del Carmen. The Valentin Imperial Maya has 396 junior suites and 12 One Bedroom Suites. The suites are located in 2 and 3 story villas and all are equipped with Jacuzzis. The resort has 9 restaurants, 12 bars, 6 pools, 4 swim-up bars, and plenty more for an unforgettable all inclusive Riviera Maya Honeymoon. What's Included at Valentin Imperial Maya: (accommodations as selected) all meals, 24 hour unlimited drinks: national and a selection of international brands, snacks, unlimited access to all restaurants private check-in, welcome cocktail & cool refreshing towel concierge service
for all room categories upscale toiletries, oversized jacuzzi, free internet access in all categories, 6 swimming pools, daily activities, live entertainment, daily disco show non-motorized water sports activities are included tennis courts, paddle courts, soccer field, 3300 square foot shopping area chaise lounges, coffee/tea (in-room) and a fitness center.
Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraiso
Iberostar Grand Hotel offers adults only, luxury all inclusive Riviera Maya Honeymoon vacation packages. This flagship resort has 312 Jacuzzi Jr Suite Rooms, 5 restaurants, 5 bars, 3 pools, and much more. This resort is great for honeymoon couples because every room is a suite, with Jacuzzi for two, butler service, and 24 hour room service. All accommodations at Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraiso include: DVD player, turndown service, jacuzzi, air conditioning, balcony or terrace, bathrobes and slippers, bathroom (marble), bed linens (European), clock radio (am/fm w/ CD player), room service (24-hour) and a safe deposit box.
Couples Swept Away - Jamaica
Dotted among the tropical gardens---open-air cafe's, small pool enclaves and fresh fruit oases are yours to discover. Never crowded or hurried, the resort offers an intimate tranquility and when desired, total seclusion. Immediately upon entering Couples Swept Away, you realize that you have arrived in paradise. Exotic flowers bloom amidst acres of green---on seven miles of the purest white sand beach in Negril, Jamaica.
Hard Rock Punta Cana Resort and Casino
Thrilling gaming action and the best casino around, exhilarating nightlife, tantalizing culinary options, state of the art meeting facilities, and rooms worth tweeting about, all infused with our legendary rock and roll vibe? Delivered...This is Hard Rock after all... But were you expecting a mind blowing all-inclusive experience featuring 15 pools, 0 restaurants, a Nicklaus designed golf course and an astonishing Spa all lovingly cradled by the most pristine beaches in the Caribbean?
Sandals Great Exuma - Bahamas
Deep within the idyllic waters of the Exumas, Sandals Emerald Bay brings unprecedented luxury to the easy-going rhythms of the Bahamian Out Islands. This luxury Bahamas resort is a privileged enclave, designed to ensure you'll feel like you're the only ones there, where service reigns supreme and Bahamian-style architecture of elegant villas and suites harmonize with nature. Secluded within 500 tropical acres along a pristine, mile-long beach, civilized pleasure coexists with exotic adventures, from three impressive pools - including a half-acre, zero-entry pool with a dramatic fire pit in the middle - to seven exceptional restaurants.
At Secrets Huatulco in Mexico, guests are welcomed to a secluded hide-away, tucked along Mexico's Pacific coastline where mountains kiss the shore of the beautiful beaches of Conejos Bay. The Sweetest Suite goes to Secrets Huatulco's Preferred Club One Bedroom Swim-Out Suite. This spacious 1,080 sq. ft. suite boasts a contemporary flare with exotic splashes of color throughout. This room comes furnished with a full bathroom complete with tub and separate shower, king bedroom with closet and a separate living area. A few key features are the private furnished patio and pool. Positioned in buildings closest to the bay, it has premier views of the destination. Guests are sure to capture an incredible sunset while enjoying a quiet, relaxing and environmentally conscious* getaway.
Requirements to travel internationally:
Valid US Passport Books - expiration date 6 months beyond travel date.
Dominican Republic Marriage Requirements;
Must be in Dominican Republic 3 business days prior to wedding (weekends and holidays nationally recognized holidays do not count)
Parties must be at least 18 years of age
Original copies and photocopies of birth certificates, adoption certificates (if applicable) and name deeds (if applicable)
Single Status Affidavit and documents certified in Spanish for each party. Originals must be brought with you to the property
Original and photo copies of the court decree absolute if divorced. Bride must be legally divorced for a minimum of 10 months
Original and photocopies of death certificates, if applicable
Jamaica Marriage Requirements;
Must arrive 24 hours prior, but recommend arrival three days prior to arrange details with Wedding Coordinator
Notarized copies of bride and groom's passports, birth certificates, and certificates of divorce or death when applicable
Blood test is not required
*Please be sure to review all legal requirements in details before booking travel and ceremony dates. Lone Star Travel or agent is NOT responsible if above requirements are not completed or accepted in the country of marriage.