In the Riviera Maya there are a spectacular number of all-inclusive hotels!
That is why it is so important to come up with a list of personal priorities when making your selection of where to hold your wedding events.
To help facilitate the decision, I am going to share with you a list of my favorite hotels on a photographic level.
At the end of the day, I can´t say it is a list of the 10 best hotels in the Mayan Riviera, but rather the 10 that I like the most to work at, because of their scenic locations, phenomenal service and attention, and when it comes to setting the rules for external providers.
The advantage of an all-inclusive is that you have everything in one place, the disadvantage is that you could lose your freedom when hiring a photographer, florist, makeup artist, etc.
Since if you want something of better quality than what the hotel offers you will have to pay a tax, in some hotels they are higher than in others but they all have them.
Here is my list of the most photogenic all-inclusive hotels in the Mayan Riviera.
Excellence Riviera Cancun: Designed for adults only
The Excellence Riviera Cancun is a luxury all-inclusive resort in the Riviera Maya. This elegant, classic resort is shrouded in jungle foliage, which spills out to a lovely stretch of Caribbean beach.
The rooms are large and bright, with neutral and cream colors, and that´s why I love it. It is perfect for getting ready photographs.
All rooms have balconies or patios, and Two-Story Rooftops that provide perfect backdrops in telling your complete wedding story.
UNICO 20° 87° Hotel Riviera Maya: Designed for adults only
Perched on a stretch of bleached sand in the small beach community of Akumal, UNICO 20° 87° is one of the most luxurious resorts in the area – and one of the most fun.
The 448 rooms are all massive, with floor-to-ceiling windows and terraces very beautiful decoration. The hotel in general is set up with so many places to take gorgeous photographs.
Hotel Xcaret Mexico:
Perhaps one of the most unique all-inclusive resorts in the Riviera Maya is Hotel Xcaret Mexico.
Arrive on boat to your traditional Mayan shaman-led ceremony or venture out to a historic archaeological site to exchange vows at Xcaret Park.
Since it is so much more than an all-inclusive resort, this large Playa del Carmen venue proves that the sky’s the limit when it comes to planning your dream Mexico wedding.
Rooms are gorgeous and airy, with pink accents, textiles from Oaxaca, marble floors, and outdoor terraces with hammocks and the grounds are a photographers dream.
Nizuk Resort Spa Cancun:
Here you can get married right in the sand at sunset or opt for a terrace ceremony between the beach and a reflecting pond.
The two option are simply marvelous!
You can serve dinner at the oceanfront grill and lounge area beside the pool deck or choose to celebrate in the big-windowed ballroom.
There’s also a cool Italian style beach club (my favorite point) in the lush mangroves that makes for a stunning late-night party spot.
Rosewood Mayakoba Playa del Carmen:
One of the Riviera Maya’s most luxurious hotels, Rosewood Mayakoba is known for its modern rooms that float on the surrounding lagoon.
This is an epic spot for a honeymoon or a seriously swanky special occasion.
Banyan tree Mayakoba Playa del Carmen:
Most known for its world-class dining and modern accommodations, Banyan Tree is the ultimate getaway for relaxation and rejuvenation.
You can set up wedding shop in the courtyard, right under the grouping of whitewashed beachy palapas and enjoy the beautiful, serene natural setting.
Dreams Tulum resort:
You can trust the grounds of this Riviera Maya resort are stunning. Head here for a wedding that wows with beautiful Caribbean views and impeccable service.
Zöetry Paraiso de la Bonita:
I love this hotel for so many reasons but a major one being there’s incredible art thoughout the grounds that brings so much inspiration.
You can have a lovely wedding in the gazebo overlooking the beach, say your vows on the private pier, or enjoy your wedding events at a slew of other beautiful spots on the property.
Is the perfect romantic setting to make your wedding dreams come true?
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