TOP RECOMMENDED ALL-INCLUSIVE DESTINATION WEDDING RESORTS – 2015/2016

The dedicated team at Romantic Planet Vacations has put together the top resorts by destination and estimated total package rate per person to help you in the process of narrowing down the perfect backdrop for your destination wedding. We know that there are so many resort and destination choices out there and our certified Destination Wedding specialists are on standby to further assist you in choosing the best resort and destination to suit your interests and budget. We have visited over 400 resorts in the past 10 years. Let our expertise work for you!

*Package rates are only estimates including flights from Canada and 7-nights all-inclusive stay. Prices vary depending on your departure city, date of travel, duration of stay, destination, tour operator, how soon in advance you book and the star rating of the resort.

Estimated Under $1500: Perfect for Stag/stagette or budget-conscious destination weddings

CUBA: Cayo Coco – Melia Cayo Guillermo, Memories Flamenco Beach
CUBA: Santa Clara – Valentin Perla Blanca, Melia Cayo Las Dunas, Memories Paraiso Azul Beach
CUBA: Holguin – Memories Holguin
CUBA: Varadero –
Barcelo Solymar, Blau Varadero, Blau Marina Varadero, Melia Varadero, Iberostar Playa Alemeda, Memories Varadero, RIU Varadero
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Puerto Plata/Samana – Be Live Marien, Blue Bay Villas Doradas, Grand Bahia Principe San Juan, Iberostar Costa Dorada, RIU Bachata, RIU Merengue, Grand Bahia Principe Cayacoa, Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Punta Cana – Barcelo Punta Cana, Be Live Punta Cana, Caribe Club Princess
MEXICO: Cancun – Barcelo Tucancun, Barcelo Costa Cancun, Grand Oasis Palm
MEXICO: Mayan Riviera – Grand Bahia Principe Coba/Akumal, Occidental Grand Xcaret, Ocean Coral, Barcelo Maya Caribe, Iberostar Paraiso Lindo/Maya/Beach, RIU Tequila, RIU Yucatan
MEXICO: Los Cabos  – Wyndham Cabo San Lucas
MEXICO: Puerto Vallarta – Melia Puerto Vallarta, Paradise Village

Estimated $1500 – $2000: Average cost of a 4 star+ destination wedding
BAHAMAS –
Melia Nassau Beach, RIU Palace Paradise Island, Memories Grand Bahama, Grand Lucayan
COSTA RICA – Allegro Papagayo, Barcelo Langosta Beach, RIU Guanacaste
CUBA: Cayo Coco –  Iberostar Cayo Coco, Iberostar Daiquiri
CUBA: Santa Clara – Iberostar Ensenachos, Melia Cayo Santa Maria, Valentin Perla Blanca Paraiso
CUBA: Holguin – Blau Costa Verde Plus, Playa Pesquero
CUBA: Varadero – Iberostar Laguna Azul, Iberostar Tainos, Iberostar Varadero, Melia Marina Varadero, Ocean El Patriarca, Melia Jardines de Rey
CURACAO – Sunscape Curacao Resort
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: La Romana  – Dreams La Romana, Grand Bahia Principe La Romana, Be Live Canoa
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Punta Cana – Barcelo Bavaro, Bavaro/Punta Cana Princess, Iberostar Dominicana, Majestic Colonial, Melia Tropical/Caribe, Now Larimar, Occidental Grand, Ocean Blue/Sand, Dreams Punta Cana, Grand Bahia Principe, Iberostar Bavaro, Memories Splash, RIU Bambu
JAMAICA – Beaches Negril, Beaches Ocho Rios, Grand Bahia Principe, Grand Palladium, Iberostar Rosehall Beach, Jewel Runaway Bay, RIU Montego Bay, RIU Negril, RIU Ocho Rios
MEXICO: Cancun – Gran Caribe Real, RIU Cancun
MEXICO: Mayan Riviera – Azul Beach, Azul Sensatori, Barcelo Maya Beach/Colonial, Bluebay Grand Esmeralda, Dreams Puerto Aventuras, Gran Porto Real, Grand Bahia Tulum, Grand Palladium, Grand Sunset/Riviera Princess, Iberostar Paraiso Del Mar/Tucan, Now Jade Riviera, Now Sapphire, Sandos Caracol Eco Resort, Sandos Playacar, Marina El Cid Riviera Maya, Ocean Coral/Turquesa, RIU Playacar
MEXICO: Cozumel –  Iberostar Cozumel, Occidental Grand Cozumel
MEXICO: Huatulco – Barcelo Huatuclo, Dreams Huatulco, Las Brisas
MEXICO: Ixtapa – Barcelo Ixtapa, Las Brisas, Presidente Intercontinental, Sunscape Dorado
MEXICO: Los Cabos – Barcelo Grand Faro Los Cabos, Melia Cabo Real, RIU Sante Fe
MEXICO: Manzanillo – Barcelo Karima Palace
MEXICO: Mazatlan – El Cid Marina Beach, Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay, RIU Emerald Bay
MEXICO: Puerto Vallarta – Barcelo Puerto Vallarta, Dreams Villamagna, Grand Palladium, Iberostar Playa Mita, Occidental Grand Nuevo Vallarta, RIU Vallarta, RIU Palace Pacifico, Villa Premiere

Estimated $2000 – $2500: More destination or 5-star options

ANTIGUA – St. James Club, The Verandah Resort
ARUBA – Divi Aruba, Occidental Grand Aruba, Renaissance Aruba, RIU Palace Antillas, RIU Palace Aruba
BARBADOS – Almond Beach Resort, Accra beach Hotel, The Club Barbados, Savannah Beach, Waves Hotel
BERMUDA – Grotto Bay Beach Resort
COSTA RICA – Dreams Las Mareas, Hilton Papagayo, Occidental Grand Papagayo, Riu Palace Costa Rica
CUBA – Paradisus Varadero
CURACAO – Renaissance Curacao, Santa Barbara Beach
DOMINICAN – Iberostar Hacidenda Dominicus, Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe, Dreams Palm Beach, Hard Rock Hotel, Majestic Elegance, Paradisus Palma Real, Paradisus Punta Cana, RIU Palace Bavaro/Macao, RIU Palace Punta Cana
JAMAICA – Hyatt Ziva Rosehall, Iberostar Suites Rosehall, Azul Jamaica, Moon Palace Jamaica, RIU Palace Jamaica, RIU Palace Tropical Bay
MEXICO: Cancun – Beach Palace, Finest Playa Mujeres, The Beloved Playa Mujeres, Iberostar Cancun, Hard Rock Cancun, Hyatt Ziva, Dreams Sands, Sandos Cancun Luxury, Live Aqua, RIU Palace Las Americas, RIU Palace Peninsula
MEXICO: Mayan Riviera – Azul Fives, Barcelo Maya Palace Deluxe, Moon Palace, Playacar Palace, Paradisus Playa Del Carmen La Esmeralda, Grand Velas Riviera Maya, RIU Palace Mexico, RIU Palace Riviera Maya
MEXICO: Cozumel  – Cozumel Palace
MEXICO: Los Cabos – Dreams Los Cabos, Hyatt Ziva, Hard Rock Los Cabos (2016), RIU Palace, Sandos Finisterra
MEXICO: Puerto Vallarta – Grand Velas, Hard Rock Hotel, Hyatt Ziva, Iberostar Playa Mita, Marival Residence, Grand Velas All Suites, Now Amber Resort
PANAMA – Intercontinental Playa Bonita, RIU Playa Blanca
ST. LUCIA – Bay Gardens Beach, Coconut Bay Resort, St. James Club Morgan Bay
ST. MAARTEN – RIU Palace St. Martin, Sonesta Ocean Point Resort

Estimated $2500 – $3000: Options abound for something different

ANTIGUA – Galley Bay
ARUBA – Manchebo Beach Resort
BARBADOS – Mango Bay, Turtle Beach, Crystal Cove, Sea Breeze
COSTA RICA – DW Marriott Guanacaste, Westin Playa Conchal
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – Zoetry Aqua Punta Cana
GRENADA – Coyaba Beach Resort
MEXICO – Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita, Zoetry Villa Rolandi Isla Mujeres, Zoetry Casa Del Mar Los Cabos
ST. LUCIA – Anse Chastanet, East Winds Inn, Windjammer Landing
TURKS & CAICOS – Beaches Turks & Caicos, Windsong Resort

Adult Only Resorts

ANTIGUA – Sandals Grand Antigua
BAHAMAS – Sandals Emerald Bay Great Exumas, Sandals Royal Bahamian
BARBADOS – Sandals Barbados
CUBA – Melia Cayo Coco, Melia Buenavista Royal Service Santa Clara, Paradisus Rio de Oro Holguin, Melia Las Americas Varadero, Paradisus Princesa del Mar Varadero, Royalton Cayo Santa Maria, Royalton Hicacos Varadero
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – Bahia Principe Don Pablo Bouganville La Romana, Bahia Principe Don Pablo Ambar, Bahia Principe Don Pablo Cayo Levantado, Breathless Punta Cana, Excellence Punta Cana, Iberostar Grand Bavaro, Secrets Royal Beach
JAMAICA – Couples Negril, Couples Sans Souci, Couples Swept Away, Couples Tower Isle, Hyatt Zilara Rosehall, Iberostar Grand Hotel Rosehall, Jewel Paradise Cove, Bahia Principe Don Pablo Runaway Bay, Sandals Grand Riviera Beach, Sandals Montego Bay, Sandals Negril, Sandals Royal Caribbean, Sandals Royal Plantation, Sandals Whitehouse, Secrets St. James/Wild Orchid
GRENADA – Sandals La Source
MEXICO: Cancun/Mayan Riviera – Diamond Suites Riviera Maya, El Dorado Casitas Royale, El Dorado Maroma, El Dorado Royale, Excellence Playa Mujeres, Excellence Riviera Cancun, Hyatt Zilara Cancun, Iberostar Grand Paraiso, Isla Mujeres Palace, Le Blanc Spa and Resort, Bahia Principe Don Pablo Sian Ka’an, Paradisus Playa Del Carmen La Perla, Royal Hideaway Playacar, Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun, Secrets Maraoma Beach, Secrets Playa Mujeres, Secrets Silversands, Secrets The Vine Cancun, Sun Palace Cancun, The Royal Playa Del Carmen
MEXICO: Other – Secrets Aura Cozumel, Secrets Huatulco, Secrets Marquis Los Cabos, Secrets Puerto Los Cabos, Secrets Vallarta Bay (great price – Ocean Maya Royale and Platinum Yucatan Princess)
PALM ISLAND  (Fly into Barbados) – Palm Island Resort
ST. LUCIA  – Jade Mountain, Rendez-vous, Sandals Grand St. Lucian, Sandals Halcyon, Sandals Regency La Toc, The BodyHoliday leSport