August 24, 2018
The fabulous part of having a destination wedding is already being in the best locations for honeymoons. Lots of our couples decide to extend their stay in destination and take their honeymoon immediately following the wedding. However there can be one issue – a lot of your friends and family will still be there. That’s why heading off to another resort can be ideal. Privacy is important for a honeymoon after all. These are our picks for some of our favorite resort combinations for weddings and honeymoons that are only a short shuttle-ride away. We have plenty of other choices, so reach out to us if you want to hear more!
Wedding: Generations Riviera Maya | Honeymoon: El Dorado Maroma
Generations Riviera Maya is an all oceanfront, all butler resort that is also family-friendly, so all ages of guests are welcome. Ceremonies on the pier here are gorgeous, but the Chapel is also amazing! When you are ready to get away from the kiddos, we recommend your next stop be El Dorado Maroma. This adults-only resort is only minutes away from Generations Rivera Maya and is located on Maroma Beach, which is lauded as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and the over-water Palafitos are a spectacular honeymoon spot. Quiet and romantic, it’s perfect for any newlyweds looking for the ultimate in relaxation, but also close enough to Maroma Marina for exciting water adventures.
Wedding: Royalton Negril | Honeymoon: Hideaway at Royalton Negril
Royalton Negril is chic, modern, and a resort that is inclusive of all guest ages along the white sands of Jamaica. The views from the Sky Terrace are an incredible backdrop to a destination wedding. For our honeymoon recommendation, you won’t need to go far. Hideaway at Royalton Negril is on the same grounds as Royalton Negril, but still separate. It’s the perfect resort to enhance your honeymoon, and it is of course adults-only.
Wedding: Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort & Spa | Honeymoon: Secrets Puerto Los Cabos Golf & Spa Resort
With some of the most mesmerizing views of the Pacific you can find on the West Coast of Mexico, Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort & Spa is a fantasy wedding location. This is another resort that is family-friendly, so no one has to be excluded. Then you can’t go wrong with Secrets Puerto Los Cabos Golf & Spa Resort as your honeymoon resort. It’s adults-only, secluded, and exemplifies romance. Plus it is still close to world-class golfing, so you can also hit the green!
Wedding: Paradisus Palma Real Golf & Spa Resort | Honeymoon: Paradisus Punta Cana
Paradisus Palma Real Golf & Spa Resort has one of the most elegant ballrooms in the Dominican Republic with immaculate chandeliers and expansive arched windows, perfect for luxury destination weddings. Also set on Playa Bávaro is the Paradisus Punta Cana Resort. With trendy modern design and lush, natural gardens, it is perfect for any newlyweds seeking tranquility for their honeymoon.
Wedding: Now Jade Riviera Cancun | Honeymoon: Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya
Now Jade Riviera Cancun of Mexico has a wide variety of fantastic ceremony and reception locations that you will instantly fall in love with. The Bamboo Room is an ideal reception spot for anyone who wants indoor and outdoor options without sacrificing ocean views. The daily activities are for all ages, but it still has a Preferred Club, adults-only pool where your adult guests can go to relax. We definitely recommend your next stop to be Secrets Akumal Rivera Maya when you’re ready for honeymooning. It has a boho-chic feel and is surrounded by tropical greenery, plus has exciting nightlife, a luxurious spa, and even daily snorkeling for Green Sea Turtles!
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Megan was recently engaged last fall to the man of her dreams! Her insight into what it feels like to be a blushing bride to be paired with her experience in the travel industry gives couples and their guests a personalized experience from start to finish. Megan contributes her best tips, inspiration and first-hand experiences on the blog!