Get a head start on destination wedding planning with this shortlist of Cancun hotels.
All right, y’all, I owe you an apology. It *never* occurred to me to write about destination weddings until recently. Partly because I figured that other sites had it covered (Indian Destination Weddings, Shaadi Destinations, Destination Weddings). And also because I had never been to one myself, so I felt like I didn’t have enough context to give you guidance.
But you know what, given the fact South Asian weddings in Mexico have skyrocketed in popularity in the past 10 years, another helping hand won’t hurt.
If you’re thinking about a destination wedding in Cancun, kick off your planning with this list of popular South Asian wedding resorts.
Most of the South Asian destination wedding photos I come across feature the Moon Palace in Cancun. This resort offers a variety of locations for the wedding ceremony, such as the beach or a terrace overlooking the ocean. They also have different wedding packages, and even their very own on-site Indian restaurant, Agra.
I haven’t been to this resort myself, but I do love the fact that they have a beautiful paved path that’s big enough for baraat, overlooks the ocean, and avoids guests getting sand all over their clothes and in their shoes.
I have a soft spot for this one because I went to the Playa Del Carmen location right after I got engaged. I also *just* happened to be at the Cancun location for my very first destination wedding earlier this April.
The Cancun location of this Paradisus all-inclusive resort has a dedicated Indian wedding package with a professional team that can assist with traditional ceremonies and events. They offer various wedding locations, including a beachside gazebo and a garden area.
And while they don’t have an Indian restaurant on-site like the Moon Palace, the nearby Indian restaurant catered it and it was, hand to God, some of the Indian food I’ve ever had (the chef is from New Delhi).
The Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun (whew, that’s a mouthful) offers a range of customizable wedding packages, including Indian weddings. They have multiple indoor and outdoor venues, such as a ballroom and a beach terrace, and can provide specialized catering.
The Hyatt Ziva Cancun has a team of experts that can assist with Indian wedding ceremonies and celebrations. They have various wedding packages, including an Indian wedding package that includes a mandap, haldi ceremony, and mehndi party.
Similar to the other resorts on this list, the Hard Rock Hotel in Cancun and neighboring Riviera Maya have different packages available for South Asian weddings. Contact them directly or discuss deals with destination wedding planning service, Shaadi Destinations.
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