Top Destination Wedding Hotels In Mexico & The Caribbean

If you’re getting married, have you ever thought of arranging a destination wedding rather than in the city that you live? What may come as a surprise, many resorts in the Caribbean and Mexico offer complete packages that are often more affordable than other domestic destinations like Hawaii and the beaches of California and Florida. If you’re not convinced, here are a few suggestions for just five of the best destination wedding venues in the Caribbean and Mexico.

Destination Wedding Resort - Blue Waters Resort in Antigua
Blue Waters Resort, Antigua

Blue Waters Resort & Spa
St. John’s, Antigua
Antigua & Barbuda
(800) 557-6536

Located along the northeastern edge of the gorgeous island of Antigua, the Blue Waters Resort & Spa is a multi-awarding luxury resort that’s routinely mentioned amongst the best hotel resorts in the Caribbean. Also named Antigua’s Leading Hotel by the World Traveler Awards for six consecutive years, the Blue Waters Resort, features the luxurious Cove Suites and Penthouses with private access to an Infinity pool, the breathtaking Spa at Blue Waters, upscale dining options and two secluded beaches. The Blue Waters Resort & Spa offers a wide range of remarkably affordable packages for a destination wedding, from the Blue Waters Wedding Package at $899 or free with stays of seven days or more in a deluxe beachfront room to the Premium Wedding Package at just $1729, which includes a bridal spa package, hair and makeup, groom’s barbering services and an upgraded two-tiered wedding cake.

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Grand Solmar Rancho San Lucas
Todos Santos – Cabo San Lucas 1
Zona Pacífico, 23473 Cabo San Lucas B.C.S., Mexico

It’s no secret that Mexico is one of the most coveted locations for a destination wedding, particularly, the popular resort city of Cabo San Lucas, located at the southern tip of Baja California. One truly exceptional spot to exchange wedding vows is the spectacular Grand Solmar Rancho at San Lucas, featuring lavish presidential suites, world-class cuisine and spectacular ocean views. Encompassing more than 800 acres along the white sandy beaches of Baja California, the Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas is the newest addition to the very impressive collection of Solmar Hotels and Resorts, which also includes Playa Grande Resort and Grand Spa and Grand Solmar Land’s End. Grand Solmar Rancho San Lucas offers wedding packages, such as the mid-ranged Sunset Package at $2499 and the top-end Rancho San Lucas Package at $5399, as well as both indoor and outdoor venues. The Ranch San Lucas Package offers a nice selection of services, including one makeup and hairstyle or one deluxe pedicure, seasonal flowers, a DJ service and the services of a judge or minister.


Destination Wedding Venue: Villa Del Palmar Islands of Loreto

Villa Del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa, Islands of Loreto Km. 84 Calle Carretera|Transpeninsular Ensenada Blanca, 23880
Loreto, B.C.S., Mexico
+52 613 134 1010

Located along the Sea of Cortez in eastern Baja California, approximately 25 miles south of the historic city of Loreto, Villa Del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa has been named Mexico and Central America’s Leading Resort by the World Travel Awards for the past three years. Also named among the Best Resorts in Mexico by TripAdvisor, the resort features 181 spacious suites, five pools, an award-winning spa, a world-class 18-hole golf course and breathtaking views of its namesake Islands of Loreto. The nearly 4500-acrea resort is a segment of the prestigious Villa Group Beach Resorts & Spas and also offers five gourmet dining options, an all-inclusive option, several outdoor activities like snorkeling and whale watching, and several affordable wedding packages. For the budget conscious, the Love Is In The Air package starts at just $1099 featuring a personal wedding coordinator and beach ceremony, while the resort’s top end selection, the Truly Madly Deeply starts at just $2999, with nice amenities like a bridal bouquet, groom boutonniere, live entertainment and a special breakfast in bed the following morning. Founded in 1697, the nearby city of Loreto may be best known as the first Spanish colonial settlement in Baja California and the location for the first of the Spanish missions spread across the famed El Camino Real, which extends into Northern California.

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Randy Yagi is an award-winning freelance writer covering national/international travel for CBS Local and all things San Francisco for CBS San Francisco. In 2012, he received a Media Fellowship from Stanford University. He is also a member of the Freelance Council of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW).