Catholic Destination Weddings

The answer is yes! You can have a Catholic destination wedding in Mexico, the Caribbean or Hawaii that meets all the marriage requirements of the Catholic church. Bring your closest friends and family to a tropical paradise and tie the knot in a beautiful Catholic chapel featuring lush gardens and ocean views.

Luckily enough, the team here at LovinAway has planned countless Catholic destination weddings. That’s why we put together a little guide below to finding the perfect chapel for your upcoming nuptials, and leaving all the nitty-gritty planning to our team of Romance Experts!

The Chapels

When it comes to picking out the perfect destination for you to say your “I dos”, the Romance Experts of LovinAway highly recommend picking a destination and resort that has a Catholic Chapel right on-site. It’s ideal because you can have your ceremony, cocktail reception, wedding reception and even an after party all within walking distance of your hotel room, without coordinating transportation to another chapel in town.

Generations Riviera Maya

Capacity: 120 People

Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya

Capacity: 100 People

Majestic Elegance Punta Cana

Capacity: 60 People

Moon Palace Cancun

Capacity: 80 People

Panama Jack Resort Cancun

Capacity: 70 People

Sandals Montego Bay

Capacity: 65 People

Sandals South Coast

Capacity: 40 People

Sandals Grande St. Lucian

Capacity: 45 People

Destination Weddings with LovinAway

Think of us as your very own wedding coordinator – without all of the extra expense involved in hiring one! We take care of every little detail start-to-finish for you and your guests, so you can relax and actually enjoy your engagement.

We listen, we ask the right questions and we make dreams come true! This is what we affectionately refer to as “The LA Way”.

HOW IT WORKS

1. We plan it.

Your Romance Expert will start with your wedding date, and then begin creating personalized options for your wedding. We’ll help you narrow down the best destination and resort to accommodate you and your guests. Lastly, we will book and hold your wedding date so you can start sending out ‘Save the Dates’.

2. We book it.

Your wedding is booked! Now your Romance Expert will begin planning the travel arrangements for you and your guests. From booking the resort accommodations, airfare, transfers and more – your Romance Expert will work with each of your guests on an individual basis to ensure their travel is flawless.

3. You tie it!

The wedding is planned, the guests are booked, now it’s time for you and your guests to head on down to paradise so you and your fiance can finally tie the knot!

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Before you continue to stress about the small details and remaining DIY projects for your big day, take a moment to step away from the planning and acknowledge all of the things to be thankful for during this beautiful season! Aside from the usual fiancé, family and friends you are grateful for, remind yourself to be thankful for some of the smaller things.

#1: The plethora of planning tools at your disposal.

Can you imagine trying to envision your ceremony or reception without inspiration from Pinterest? Or not having access to a convenient Wedding checklist like the one found on Here Comes the Guide?  Thankfully, someone else was innovative enough to help eliminate the haunting questions of “What’s next?”

#2: DIY projects that are actually feasible.

Everyone loves to save a little bit of money. There’s no better way to do so than finding some inexpensive DIY projects that come with simple to follow instructions. Grab some glue and lace and create a beautiful banner that your guests will think were made to order. Better yet, create a “Thank You” banner that can be placed at your gift table and then later used in photos for your thank you cards. How couldn’t you be grateful for a project that serves a double purpose?!

#3: The traditional wedding rules you can break.

Without batting an eye, today’s modern bride can opt out of the traditional guidelines of weddings. It is no longer expected for a bride to wear a white dress or carry a simple bouquet down the aisle. Today we are now seeing pops of color in a bridal belt or along the trim of a veil. Bouquets now seem to be more organic or composed of brooches. And alongside the bride, you’ll see bridesmaids who aren’t in the same dress or even matching colors.

#4: Honeymoon Registries.

LovinAway recognizes that today’s couples don’t often need kitchen supplies or household appliances, so our honeymoon registry provides a fresh, new option. Our brides are able to place some complimentary registry cards into her bridal shower invites, and her guests then have the option to gift towards their well-deserved honeymoon.

#5: Unique venues.

New venues are now opening their doors for your big day. Some current trends include barns, theatres and museums. If there is a location that is meaningful to you as a couple, it’s probably a safe bet that they would be willing to work with you to host you and your guests. Are you an animal lover or bookworm? Talk to your local zoo, aquarium or library.

One of the most common questions couples ask me regarding having a destination wedding is, how do we express our appreciation for our guests who traveled so far to celebrate with us? Wedding favors are common stateside, and there is no reason they can’t be gifted in destination. With a little bit of forethought and planning, couples can coordinate with their resort to have favors placed at their ceremony or even delivered to their rooms for a small fee. Here are some of my favorite in destination favors that your guests will actually thank you for:

Sunglasses

Average Cost: $0.75 each

As every destination couple hopes, your day will be full of sand and sunshine! A fun way to ensure that your guests won’t need to squint while watching you walk down the aisle, is to provide some custom shades! Select your wedding colors, print your names and wedding date on the temples and place them in a decorative basket near the back of the aisle.

Bottle Opener

Average Cost: $1.00 each

While you and your guests won’t need a bottle opener while in destination due to the impeccable, full service bars, they will need something to help them get back to reality. When they get home and need to open up that “I Miss Paradise” beer, at least they’ll be able to pull out their little reminder you gifted them and pretend they’re sitting under palms trees on the beach and drinking their beer. Look into some tropical designs such as starfish, airplanes, or anchors to tie in your destination.

Fans

Average Cost: $1.50 each

Selecting a destination wedding undoubtedly comes with some tropical heat. Save your guests some sweat and place a personalized fan on each seat. Your guests will thank you later! (If they can wait that long)

Flip Flops

Average Cost: $3.00 each (wedding colors) or $25.00 each (imprinted)

Beach weddings can offer a unique experience for not only you and your wedding party, but your guests as well. While some couples may prefer to be barefoot for their ceremony in the sand, guests may prefer to wear footwear. A nice compromise could be some customized flip flops in various sizes! To make them more affordable, select flip flops in your wedding colors. Do you prefer more customization? Order flip flops with just married and your wedding date imprinted on the soles. As your guests walk through the sand, memories of your special day will remain.

Tote Bag

Average Cost: $5.00 each

Did you happen to venture off resort and do a little TOO much shopping for souvenirs as a group? No worries! Luckily, you gave your guests tote bags as wedding favors! Whether you printed your names and wedding date or made it a simple destination bag, it gets the job done!

Tumblers

Average Cost: $8.00 each

All Inclusive resorts offer you and your guests so many added values, including food and beverage. What some may not know is the fact that you can take advantage of these perks by bringing your own cup to the swim up bar! Why not celebrate with your guests by bringing some personalized, plastic tumblers for the bartender to fill? In fact, why not ask the bartender to create a signature beverage for your group while you’re there?!

Playing Cards

Average Cost: $15.00 each

Ease the pain of having to fly home by providing some in air entertainment! Playing cards can be customized using photos of you as a couple, photos with your friends and family or both. Some resorts even offer casinos on site, so you will want to assist in your guests’ withdrawals should you book one of those!

No matter your selection, these favors will provide you and your group with beautiful photo opportunities. And best yet, they will travel and pack easily for use at home in the future…a gift that keeps on giving!

HOW IT WORKS

1. We plan it.

Your Romance Expert will start with your wedding date, and then begin creating personalized options for your wedding. We’ll help you narrow down the best destination and resort to accommodate you and your guests. Lastly, we will book and hold your wedding date so you can start sending out ‘Save the Dates’.

2. We book it.

Your wedding is booked! Now your Romance Expert will begin planning the travel arrangements for you and your guests. From booking the resort accommodations, airfare, transfers and more – your Romance Expert will work with each of your guests on an individual basis to ensure their travel is flawless.

3. You tie it!

The wedding is planned, the guests are booked, now it’s time for you and your guests to head on down to paradise so you and your fiance can finally tie the knot!

Are you stuck trying to figure out whether to take your wedding to a tropical paradise, or to have a local, stateside wedding? Let this be your guide to helping you decide where you say “I do.”. The Destination Wedding trend started back in the early 2000s when couples were trying to save every penny they had for their wedding and then later turned their traditional 2-day soireé with a rehearsal dinner and wedding day to a week-long bash in a sun-drenched paradise. Here are just six reasons to host a Destination Wedding vs. Stateside:

Affordability

The Knot recently conducted a Real Wedding Study of brides and grooms who got married in 2016, and found that the average wedding cost was $35,329.00. Between these brides and grooms struggling with sky high student loan debt and having to decide between paying for their dream stateside wedding or paying the bills – there’s got to be a break somewhere! That’s where the infamous Destination Wedding comes in! At some resorts, you get paid as much as $15,000 in Wedding Credits for having your big day at their resort! See below for details…

Destination Wedding at Generations Riviera Maya

For this example we will say that you’re getting married on a Friday, with a total of 64 guests. Below you will find how much wedding credits that you would receive!

  • Wedding Package Credit: $950
  • Room Credit: $4,800
  • Private Events Credits: $2,560
    • Cocktail Party Credit: $640
    • Dinner Reception Credit: $1,280
    • Welcome Cocktail Credit: $640
  • Décor Credit: $1,050
    • Ceremony Décor Credit: $550
    • Reception Décor Credit: $500

TOTAL WEDDING CREDIT: $9,360

Centrally Located

One of the top reasons my couples choose to have a destination wedding is to provide their guests with a centralized location. With family members residing all over the states and friends moving from their hometown after college, having your destination wedding in a location such as a tropical paradise, makes a lot of the travel arrangements so much easier! Plus, when you pick a destination like Jamaica or Mexico for example, your guests will likely find nonstop flights directly from their home airport. There is no need to request some generic room block at a local hotel, which requires more work from your guests or open up your own home.  There are literally countless all-inclusive resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean that will welcome you and your guests with open arms.

Quality Time

Instead of the typical ceremony, cocktail hour and reception all crammed into one day, with a destination wedding, you will have a week long celebration with your family and friends that you probably haven’t seen or really spent time with in years! On average, guests will stay in-destination for 4 to 6 days, giving you so much more time to throw mini-receptions like “I Do” BBQ’s, bonfires on the beach, or even a Catamaran Cruise on the Caribbean with the whole wedding party! When you get your closest friends and family to a beautiful tropical paradise, there are truly endless possibilities to make your destination wedding, one to remember for a lifetime!

Stress-free

Planning a wedding can be stressful, but planning a destination wedding doesn’t have to be! As a former destination bride, bridesmaid, and destination wedding guest, I can relate to all of the excitement and stress surrounding wedding planning. To avoid adding to your stress, I handle all of your travel arrangements for your destination wedding, for not only the bride and groom, but also your guests as well! It is my goal to have my engaged couples and newlyweds as stress free throughout their entire destination travel as possible. I also understand that your relationship isn’t like everyone else’s, it’s special, so I ensure that your travel is personalized to you as a couple, and aim to make your dream wedding a reality.

EarlyMoon!

The latest wedding trend is the much-needed, EarlyMoon! This is where the couple heads off for a quick little break in the midst of the wedding planning. My brides and grooms tend to take their EarlyMoon right after they have sent out their save the dates. When you book a Destination Wedding, you can head to paradise and actually preview the resort that you’re getting married for an extremely discounted rate! Picture this: hosting your wedding at the fresh UNICO 20°87° Riviera Maya with 30 guests (with a 5 night stay), they will waive the cost of your EarlyMoon ($1,200 total for a 4 night stay!). Who says no to free travel? Certainly not me!!

Stand Out.

Couples that choose to do a destination wedding are truly able to create an experience that is personalized and unique to them! Have you been dreaming of a sunset wedding ever since you were in grade school? We can make it happen! Searching for a Catholic Chapel with glass bottom floors that looks over the Caribbean? We’ve planned that. Dying to put that Pinterest board to work? This is the perfect opportunity to have a resort make that a reality. And to tell you the truth, no destination wedding is ever the same. I plan each of my weddings to be unique to the couple and their interests.

HOW IT WORKS

1. We plan it.

Your Romance Expert will start with your wedding date, and then begin creating personalized options for your wedding. We’ll help you narrow down the best destination and resort to accommodate you and your guests. Lastly, we will book and hold your wedding date so you can start sending out ‘Save the Dates’.

2. We book it.

Your wedding is booked! Now your Romance Expert will begin planning the travel arrangements for you and your guests. From booking the resort accommodations, airfare, transfers and more – your Romance Expert will work with each of your guests on an individual basis to ensure their travel is flawless.

3. You tie it!

The wedding is planned, the guests are booked, now it’s time for you and your guests to head on down to paradise so you and your fiance can finally tie the knot!

ABC News and Brides.com claim that the hottest wedding trend is the much needed – EarlyMoon! Right in the midst of the hectic wedding planning, you and your fiance flock to a tropical paradise for a quick getaway in the sunshine. New York City based Wedding Planner, Amy Shey Jacobs recommends “taking one after you’ve booked all of your important vendors like photographer, band, florist, and venue but before you send out your wedding invitations”.

If an EarlyMoon doesn’t sound perfect enough, see below our 10 reasons engaged couples should take an EarlyMoon:

1- Because You Deserve It

It’s not everyday you have to plan a wedding, and we totally understand how overwhelming all the details are. Once you have your important vendors booked such as the venue, florist and caterer, etc – you deserve a break in a tropical paradise with your fiance.

2- You get to reconnect

An EarlyMoon is the perfect opportunity reconnect and remember why you’re marrying your fiance in the first place!

3- Travel is always good for the soul

Weather its those road trips we use to go on as kids or a 3 night getaway in Cancun – travel is always good for the soul.

4- It can be totally affordable!

Your EarlyMoon doesn’t need to be a grand once-in-a-lifetime vacation. It can be as simple as a 4 night all-inclusive getaway in Jamaica. Plus with LovinAway’s flexible payment options, you can pay off your EarlyMoon at your own convenience

5- You get to find out what you like in your vacation

Maybe you went with an Oceanfront room when you later find out that you would rather like a swim-up suite. These are vacation specifics that you only truly figure out when you experience it.

6- You can scout out potential honeymoon locations

Is it a toss between St. Lucia and Aruba? Your EarlyMoon is the perfect opportunity to help you narrow down your dream honeymoon location.

7- It’s the ultimate way of relaxation

Can’t you just imagine a candlelit dinner on the beach, or that romantic couples massage? That beats date night any day.

8- You don’t even have to plan it

You’ve already planned just about everything under the sun from floral arrangements to invitations. That’s why the team of Romance Experts at LovinAway take care of all the planning for your EarlyMoon! Starting with finding the best destination to booking your flights and resort accommodations. Plus, they don’t even charge a fee for their planning services! SCORE!

9- You can save on both your EarlyMoon and Honeymoon

LovinAway has an exclusive offer for their couples where you can save $100 on your EarlyMoon and then they reward you with $150 off on your Honeymoon! That’s $250 in savings that you can put towards other wedding expenses!

10- It’s the perfect excuse to see the world

Traveling for no special occasion is the best reason to travel! Just you and your future husband or wife, roaming the globe and experiencing a once in a lifetime adventure. Is there anything else that could be that perfect?

Ready to start planning your EarlyMoon?

Scientists have proven that the best time to go on your EarlyMoon is 6 months prior to your wedding date. Click below to start planning!

So much goes into planning your wedding – from hiring a professional photographer, to choosing the best caterer to saying “yes” to the dress. You want everything to be perfect, including your honeymoon. That’s why so many couples work with one of the Romance Experts at LovinAway who truly specializes in planning honeymoons, destination weddings and romantic escapes in the heart of paradise. Not only that, but a new study by the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) found that you save an average of $450 per vacation when using a Travel Agent (Romance Expert), which is money you can use on your other wedding expenses or new life together. Here are more reasons to use a Romance Expert.

They’re the Experts


  • They’re job is to clear all the clutter and plan travel – in this case, your honeymoon! They truly work with you to book the best destination, flights and resort that fits you and your fiance best.
  • They shop with their own wallet and find the best deals. You know that one friend that always seems to find the best deals whenever they shop at a department store? Well, here’s your new best friend, that will always keep your best interests in mind.
  • They deal with the nitty gritty fine print so you don’t have to. They ensure that all the t’s are crossed and the i’s are dotted with every little detail of your honeymoon.

They have your back.


  • Your Romance Expert is here to take care of any bumps in the road during your travel. So, say your flight gets cancelled. You grab your phone, then you call, text or email your Romance Expert and they’ll make the arrangements to get you on the next flight to your destination. Simple as that. No sitting on hold, no impersonal greeter from a call center – this is your honeymoon, and you deserve VIP service.
  • They’re job is to make your honeymoon as special as you are, so think of your Romance Expert as your personal travel concierge. Answering all questions and truly having you back while you enjoy paradise.

They Have Connections


  • They Romance Experts at LovinAway have built relationships with the top airlines, hotels and tour operators all over the world; and they will use those connections to get you the best deals, VIP amenities and so much more.
  • LovinAway doesn’t even charge a fee to have them plan your honeymoon! They receive a commission from the airlines, hotels and tour operators for providing you their expert service, and they refuse to charge you anything more. 

Ready to get this planning party started?

Click below to start planning your honeymoon with one of LovinAway’s Romance Experts!

One question I always ask my couples looking to book their romantic getaway is whether there are a “beach person” or a “pool person”?  I sometimes feel ashamed to say that I’m more of a “pool person”. Don’t get me wrong. There’s something to be said about a relaxing walk on the beach and then heading for the tides for a bit, but at the end of the day the pool will always be my spot.

On my recent visit to the brand new UNICO 20°87°, I stayed true to my poolside ways.  When I began writing this, I thought I would give an overview of this amazing, adults only and all-inclusive resort in Riviera Maya, but I realized that the true shining stars of this resort were most definitely their pools.

One problem that I run into, being a “pool person”, is that I don’t like to get up too early. This means that I won’t always get the best spot by the pool when I actually get my day going. At UNICO 20°87° still the earlier you’re up, obviously, the better spot you will get. However, there are so many different “spots” at the pool that you should have no trouble at all finding your spot with out getting up at the crack of dawn. The resort faces the ocean and wraps around its two main pools, named appropriately enough La Unico Pools, that sit adjacent to each other. Both pools are large, multi-layered and have little nooks and secluded areas around every corner with plenty of privacy.

At UNICO 20°87°, you will find a variety of seating around both pools. From standard chairs and lounge chairs around the pool’s edge, to the lounge chairs that sit in the very shallow part of the pool. There are even beach beds situated on their own little platforms like an island in the middle of the pool. They have those circular day beds with comfy pillows and love seats in the water on their own peninsulas. Oh, and you can even claim one of their several cabanas that could totally seat about 6 people comfortably. Trust me, at the pool there really is something for everyone.

The first thing that I noticed when I arrived to the pools was that they have black tiled floors. This dark color draws more heat from the sun to the pools, making them more efficient and saving tons of energy and resources! The temperature was perfect; a nice cool plunge to cool off and refresh without having you do the whole, dip your toe and get used to the water. If you’re ready, the pool is ready. I even liked the texture of the pool! It provided a little more grip when you’re running to your nearest swim-up bar.

These are that type of pool that you hate to leave to get lunch or grab a quick snack. Luckily, you truly don’t have to leave the pool. The wait staff provides their guests with a full lunch menu ranging from your popular poolside snacks to delicious meals. This isn’t your, choose the nachos, a burger or some chicken tenders menu – were talking about authentic, well prepared meals made from the incredible chefs at UNICO 20°87°. The first day, I went for the fresh, fish of the day. The presentation was almost as good as the meal, the waiter brings your food out on these cool teak wicker folding trays, as if we were having breakfast in bed, with linen napkins and real silverware. Classy. The meal was outstanding! The fish was a whole white fish fried with a light coating and cooked to perfection, and I also ordered the filet that was so tender I honestly could have cut with a butter knife!

La Unico Pool #1 is closest to the beach, has the ever popular swim-up bar, and tends to be the busier pool – for good reason! This pool gives a lot more of a beach-like feel to it.

La Unico Pool #2 is farther in from the beach, but just as big and easily accessible with more of a resort feel to it. Near this pool you will find a wood-fire pizza station where you can get your own personal pizza prepared right in front of you, and a full bar and restaurant as well!

Don’t be surprised if you see a unicorn, alligator or horse floating in the pool, UNICO 20°87° has several of these large blow up rafts for the “grown ups” to use during their time in the water. Throughout the day you will see a couple young gentlemen strolling along the pools with their cool little “craft cocktail cart” serving the refreshing and innovative cocktail of the day.  Their visit is also a great excuse to start getting to know the people around you, I tend to keep to myself at the pool but when the “cocktail cart” shows up I’m buying a round and everyone is having a good time.

The third pool, La Escondida Pool, is known as the quiet pool and it is located on the south side of the resort.  This area also has a bar and pool-side menus but is extremely quiet, as a matter of fact too quiet. Okay maybe too quiet for me, I like to hang out and talk, therefore I don’t think I’d last longer than 15 minutes. But if you want a nice, relaxing area to plug your headphones in and/or read a book in the sunshine, this area is perfect for you.

My Wife, Monica and I at Mura House. The Asian restaurant at UNICO 20°87°.

All pools are as fun or chill as YOU want, no one in your face asking to play volleyball, water olympics, pool pong, etc.  Don’t get me wrong, there is plenty of fun to be had at the pool but it happens organically without any pressure to participate. This is your getaway, you do what you want to do. My past getaway to UNICO 20°87° made me even more of a “pool person” than ever before.

To begin planning your romantic getaway to this brand new resort in the heart of Riviera Maya, Mexico, click below!

Your honeymoon is the perfect opportunity to shamelessly up your Instagram game and snap some perfect shots of paradise! LovinAway’s Romance Experts picked out 10 of their favorite resorts located on the finest beaches in Mexico and the Caribbean that make a truly picture-perfect honeymoon. See below and then start planning your happily ever after today!

El Dorado Maroma

Riviera Maya, Mexico

“El Dorado Maroma is perfect for honeymooners, not only because it is situated on the best beach in Riviera Maya, but because the resort itself was made for romance! From swim-up suites to their Gourmet Inclusive Honeymoon Package, they know how to make newly-weds feel special on there honeymoon. Plus it is a foodie paradise, so be ready to have some of the best meals and beverages of your life! You can even upgrade your honeymoon experience to the new Over-water Palafito suites for a truly ultimate honeymoon!”

Monica Karnes – Romance Expert

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Live Aqua Cancun

Cancun, Mexico

“White sand beaches, and turquoise waters as far as the eye can see – but why stop there? This adults only and all-inclusive beachfront resort has a several gourmet restaurants, a swim up bar, beachside beverage service and a “Inlaa’kech Lobster & Grill” restaurant where you can enjoy fantastic Caribbean dishes under the stars. My couples ask all the time, is the water always that rich blue? The answer is absolutely yes! You can enjoy perfect beach views from your honeymoon suite, year-round.”

Chris Terry – Romance Expert

Hard Rock Hotel Cancun

Cancun, Mexico

“Who says your Honeymoon can’t be a have a little bit of Romance, Rock and Roll? At the Hard Rock Hotel Cancun, you will find entertainment and luxury all surrounded by that perfect beach in Cancun, Mexico. Whether you want to get away from all the action in your Rock Royalty level suite or dance the night away at their own nightclub, the Hard Rock Hotel Cancun knows how to create that fun, and totally entertaining honeymoon! My suggestion, use that limitless resort credit towards a couples massage at the one and only, Rock Spa!”

Juan Avalos – Romance Expert

Royalton Negril

Negril, Jamaica

“My wife and I traveled to Negril, Jamaica for our honeymoon over 25 years ago. That relaxed Jamaican vibe with that beautiful Seven Mile Beach, still remains at Negril, Jamaica. The perfect resort for a Negril honeymoon is with out a doubt the new Royalton Negril. It features two sections, a family section and an adults only section where most honeymooners reside. This resort features gourmet dining amenities, swim-up bars and endless sunset views right from the beautiful beach of Negril.”

Tom Karnes – Romance Expert

El Dorado Seaside Suites

Riviera Maya, Mexico

“The El Dorado Seaside Suites is the perfect adults only and all-inclusive resort for honeymooners who always want a perfect view of the Caribbean by their side. Every suite is a swim-up suite with your own individual infinity pool. The food and beverage are all gourmet which makes this resort a paradise for foodies and culinary enthusiasts. My recommendation, ask your Romance Expert about the exclusive complimentary honeymoon package only if you book with LovinAway!”

Mariea Wallace – Romance Expert

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Excellence Playa Mujeres

Playa Mujeres, Mexico

“My couples simply love this resort. Maybe it’s the complimentary romantic dinner? Or maybe it’s the beautiful grounds and breathtaking Caribbean view? Regardless, Excellence Playa Mujeres is perfect for honeymoon couples! The resort is located just across from the island ‘Isla Mujeres’, where you can rent a golf cart and just ride around the island and create your own little adventure. “

Jodi Minorini – Romance Expert

Beach Palace

Cancun, Mexico

“My rule is that if a resort has the name ‘beach’ in it, the beach better be phenomenal. Saying that the Beach Palace’s beach is phenomenal is the biggest understatement in the history of understatements. It is extraordinary! It is located on easily the best area on the Cancun hotel strip, but the luxury doesn’t stop there! Whether you’re dining on fine cuisine, relaxing in your luxurious & spacious rooms, enjoying a soothing spa treatment for two, Beach Palace is for sure your paradise.”

Deanna Pederson – Romance Expert

Unico 20°87°

Riviera Maya, Mexico

“This resort was specifically designed for the active and adventurous. For starters, its adults only and all-inclusive and located on a fabulous beach nearby Tulum, Mexico! The bars and restaurants are all authentic and give a unique twist to their cuisine. The part that I LOVE most you also receive unlimited excursions, tours, salon, spa and golf included with your stay! Want to swim with the dolphins, go back to your suite, and then head off for a massage for 2? You got it, and its all included!”

Cassidy Karnes – Romance Expert

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Hard Rock Punta Cana

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

“Easily my favorite resort in Punta Cana. Nowhere else in Punta Cana will you find a nice stretch of beach like at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana. Here you can also use your LIMITLESS Resort Credit on Excursions, Tours, Spa Salon and Golf. With a 5 night stay you receive a $1,500 resort credit to use on whatever you wish! They also have an on-site casino and nightclub where you can dance the night away on your dream honeymoon in Punta Cana.”

Alyssa Dial – Romance Expert

Ready to start planning your beach honeymoon in paradise!? Begin planning your happily ever after with one of LovinAway’s dedicated Romance Experts! They are just like Travel Agents, but specialize in planning honeymoons, destination weddings, and romantic escapes to the most beautiful destinations around the world. The best part – they don’t even charge a fee! You get all of their travel planning services with out paying a penny more! They receive a commission from hotels and airlines, for providing you their expert service! Click below to begin planning!

Riviera Maya, Mexico is surrounded by ancient ruins, white sand beaches, and crystal-clear oceans. Here are 10 reasons why couples choose to tie the knot in this beautiful tropical paradise:

10 – Ease of Travel

The biggest concern of the bride and groom is the ease of their guests arriving to their hotel. In Riviera Maya, it couldn’t get any easier. You and your guests can fly directly into Cancun Airport from pretty much all major airports in the United States, then you take a quick 15-20 minute transfer south of Cancun, and just like that, you have arrived in paradise.

9 – Excursions & Tours

Riviera Maya isn’t just top-notch resorts on beautiful beaches. Here, you will find awesome excursions for you and your guests to enjoy. Below are top excursions and tours our couples and their guests love to do while traveling for a Destination Wedding…

  • Selvatica Canopy Adventure
  • Chichen Itza & Tulum 
  • Cozumel Snorkeling
  • Sunset Catamaran Cruise (Perfect for the night before the wedding!)
  • Riviera Maya Golf Club

8 – The Resorts!

In Riviera Maya, you will find some of the best resorts in the world! From all-inclusive to adults only, LovinAway’s preferred resorts in Riviera Maya feature options for really any type of traveler. Below are some of our favorite resorts in Riviera Maya to consider for your Destination Wedding…

7 – Minutes away from Playa del Carmen!

While Riviera Maya is perfect for a tropical Destination Wedding, you can still get the city-shopping-foodie life in Playa del Carmen. Take a cab from your resort and head to Playa del Carmen to visit local stores, restaurants and bars! Looking for a night full of fun? You and your guests can visit one of the many night clubs where you can dance the night away. This isn’t no typical hometown wedding, this is a week filled with fun, laughs and good times for both families.

6 – The Beaches

Here, you will find Caribbean beaches with powdery-white sands. The water really is that turquoise blue, making the perfect backdrop for your destination wedding. Thinking about a welcome party the day your guests arrive? Ask your Romance Expert for details. You aren’t in paradise everyday, so make the best of it and spend some time on those beautiful beaches!

5 – Much More Affordable

Mexico is one of the most affordable tropical wedding destinations in the world, costing only a fraction of other Caribbean destinations. This gives your guests a more affordable vacation as well! When booking your Destination Wedding with LovinAway, you and your guests actually get the flexibility to make their deposit on their stay for as little as $50 down. Oh, and LovinAway has group discounts of up to $225 off per reservation. Combining LovinAway’s travel services with Riviera Maya, you’ll create the best destination wedding that won’t break the band for you or your guests.

4 – You can Honeymoon at Mexico’s only Overwater Bungalows

Mexico’s only Overwater Bungalows are located in the heart of Riviera Maya, Mexico on Maroma beach. These bungalows don’t just have glass bottom floors and breathtaking views of the Caribbean, they are also all-inclusive, adults only and have their own overwater restaurant, bar and spa. When planning your Destination Wedding in Riviera Maya, ask your Romance Expert to explore the option of venturing to the Palafitos at El Dorado Maroma for your unbelievable, overwater honeymoon.

3 – Easy Marriage Process

When getting married in a foreign country, there’s always a little bit of a process. In Riviera Maya, it couldn’t get any easier. They need 3 simple things to get legally married and that is, a passport, birth certificate, and a blood test of both the bride and groom. In other countries, the process could be so much longer, with a greater expense. When getting married in a foreign country, your Romance Expert will guide you through the whole process, and in Riviera Maya, that process is so easy!

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