Weddings and vacations are some of the happiest times in life, so why not mesh the two for one dream come true? Cozumel, Mexico is a dazzling island practically made for destination weddings. There’s nightlife, world-class diving, pristine beaches and, most importantly, beach resorts that specialize in destination weddings. Turn your wedding planning into vacation booking and say “yes” to a bikini and a dress!
Best Wedding Hotels in Cozumel
Cozumel Palace has everything you could want in an all-inclusive and more. Dine indoor or outdoor at four restaurants with varied cuisines and enjoy unlimited top-shelf liquor and international wines included. The spacious 196 suites have Caribbean views, double whirlpool tubs, purified water and 24-hour room service. Concierge Level suites have even more special touches, like CHI hair care products, private check-in and out, and a personal balcony with a hammock.
Your vacation will be varied and well-spent when you stay at Cozumel Palace. The Palancar Reef awaits inquisitive swimmers just off the resort’s dock and the Flamingos swim-up pool bar stands at the ready to refresh your senses with a cocktail. Included snorkel gear, pool volleyball and entertainment, like break dance and fire shows with professional dancers, give you an all-out vacation with minimal effort. You receive resort credit based on the length of your stay that you can use on activities that aren’t included like golf, dives at Aqua Safari and spa treatments. When you just want to close your eyes and let your thoughts float, the Awe Spa delivers with aromatherapeutic massages, facials and even a Fish Spa Experience with the Garra Rufa fish.
Brides to be—plan away! This resort has seven themes to choose from, custom weddings and even a traditional Indian wedding option.
El Cid La Ceiba Beach Hotel
El Cid La Ceiba Beach Hotel is the ideal destination for customized, stress-free relaxation. The hotel offers a variety of accommodation options to suit the unique needs of its guests. Deluxe rooms boast marble bathrooms while the one-bedroom suites are fitted with a private balcony. All options are available with all-inclusive meal package upgrades, so guests are able to personalize their travel experience. For cruise ship travelers, the day-pass option provides access to the hotel’s many fun activities and amenities.
Visit Babieca Dive Center, the on-site dive shop, to schedule a diving tour or grab some snorkeling gear. The private pier offers convenient access to Cozumel’s gorgeous coral reefs and tropical fish. There’s also a stair entrance to the crystal sea located directly off the man-made beach area next to the shoreline. Take a step back from the excitement by unwinding poolside and enjoying a handmade cocktail from the swim-up bar. Want to take your relaxation to the next level? Stop by the El Cocay Massage Center for a special massage.
After working up an appetite, grab a bite to eat at one of the hotel’s two on-site restaurants. For exquisite Mexican cuisine with jaw-dropping ocean views, visit La Chopa Restaurant. In the mood for pizza? Try the brick-oven variations at the Trattoria Di Salvatore. With the all-inclusive meal package, guests gain instant access to the resort’s breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffet options.
Grand Park Royal Cozumel All Inclusive
Grand Park Royal Cozumel resort is designed to meet the needs of kids and adults alike. Start your mornings with coffee, tea and pastries at Café Solé before heading to the adults-only pool for relaxation or to the kids’ pool for family fun. The Kids’ Club offers a huge variety of activities, including water slides, a mini theater and playground. For teens and adults, grab equipment from the hotel and go on a snorkeling adventure right off the private dock. Or take a more laid-back approach to vacation, lounge on a deck chair or beachside cabana.
When it’s time to recharge, grab a bite to eat at the hotel’s buffet or three restaurant options. La Veranda Restaurant overlooks the majestic garden area and offers buffet morning, noon and night, featuring a variety of international food options. For authentic Mexican cuisine, El Mexicano is a top choice while El Italiano is sure to satisfy your Italian cuisine cravings. For a date night, choose the adults-only El Caribeño for exotic Caribbean flavors and specialties.
All of the Cozumel resort’s 342 rooms are designed with comfort in mind. The arrangements offer cozy decor, furnished balconies and flat-screen TVs. Guests also have the option of garden or ocean views.
When you stay at the Iberostar Cozumel, things can get a little wild. For starters, the resort’s location—a bit off the beaten path and surrounded by jungle—means lots of friendly animals (like peacocks, flamingos and iguanas) wander on and off the hotel grounds. And that only covers the creatures you’ll see on land. As is the case in many resorts outside Cozumel’s main tourist zone, the main attraction here is scuba diving—something the private beach here, complete with its own on-site dive center, is perfectly cut out for.
The resort also offers all-inclusive amenities, including access to the hotel’s three restaurants (one is a buffet while the other two offer à la carte steaks and upscale Mexican fare). Additionally, anyone traveling with young children will be happy to hear Iberostar offers a whole host of supervised activities at their kids’ club—a boon to parents who might want to slip away for a little while to enjoy resort amenities like the luxury spa or sauna (and each other’s company, of course). Plus, the huge variety of room options means you’ll feel comfortable no matter what your travel plans are; choose from a bungalow-style ocean-view room with a king bed, a family-style room or anything in between!
The colorful, hacienda-style buildings of Occidental Cozumel sit right behind an immaculate, palm-studded beach with plenty of room to spread out and soak up every ray of Caribbean sunshine. On-site are three pools, a hot tub, tennis courts, fitness center, spa and kid’s club. The upgrade to Royal Level at Occidental Cozumel brings a host of well-worth-it amenities including a private restaurant, free WiFi, beach towel service, a private pool, a private lounge for check-in and check-out, concierge service and nightly turn-down service. Accommodations range from deluxe rooms to Royal Level master suites and each is surrounded by lush jungle and a tropical mangrove forest.
Cozumel is one of the top diving destinations in the entire world, and Occidental Cozumel is close to the Palancar Reef—one of the five best scuba diving sites on the planet. Dive during the day and see brilliantly-colored reef fish and otherworldly-shaped coral. Take a night dive to see bioluminescent plankton, huge crabs, lobsters, eels and octopus. Other water sports at the resort include snorkeling, windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, water aerobics and water polo. For a delectable, second-to-none dining experience, try La Carreta restaurant or, hit La Posada—a more casual buffet—for delicious tacos and more. Other restaurants feature Mexican and Mediterranean cuisine as well as seafood. The private restaurant, for Royal Level guests only, prepares anything you want if you give them a little advance notice.
Sunscape Sabor Cozumel
Create memories of a lifetime for the whole family at Sunscape Sabor Cozumel. The resort’s “Unlimited Fun” package will make your kids feel like real VIPs with a special check-in experience and red carpet stairs as well as welcome treats and resort passports included. Supervised activities are available daily for kids ages 3 to 12 at the Explorer’s Club, and the Core Zone Teens Club is on site for older kids. Choose from one of the open, breezy rooms that overlook the garden, the pools or the sparkling Caribbean. Families can travel with ease thanks to the connecting-suite option.
There is plenty to do for adults as well: bars and lounges serve international and domestic spirits, live music and entertainment are offered daily, and the spectacular beach comes with a host of water activities. Those who would rather stay on land can take advantage of ping pong, yoga and beach volleyball. For an extra fee, snorkeling and scuba diving are available as well. Cozumel Country Club, featuring a par-72 golf course designed by Steve Nicklaus–son of the Golden Bear himself–is just 30 minutes away.
Every taste and mood can be satisfied at one of the four on-site restaurants. Choose from Mexican, Italian and international cuisine. Special kid’s menus are available as well. Some areas have food and snacks available 24 hours a day, and reservations are never needed at the restaurants. Three bars and lounges serve unlimited drinks, including spirits, soft drinks and natural fruit juices.