8 Reasons to Wed at Grand ResidencesWords by Lauren Ertl
Photos courtesy of Grand Residences Riviera Cancun
We [Destination I Do staff] will say it until we’re blue in the face: Mexican hospitality takes the cake! And, judging by the thousands of couples who flock to Mexico for a dreamy destination wedding by the sea or a most romantic honeymoon each year, we’d say we are in good company. With so many wonderful spots to vacation from Riviera Nayarit on the Pacific side to the Yucatan’s Riviera Maya off the Gulf Coast, choosing the ideal location for you is no easy feat.
Just a thirty-minute drive south of Cancun International Airport sits the quaint fishing village of Puerto Morelos. If your scene is less pulsing dance music and lively beaches and more tranquil ocean waves and naps by the sea, this relaxing respite just might be perfect for you and your amor. Lucky for us, we recently got the privilege of experiencing the charm of this town, along with the height of luxury and cuisine at Grand Residences Riviera Cancun, a Registry Collection Hotel.
Truthfully, we could go on and on about this ocean-side gem (seriously, it’s enough to knock your socks right off), but instead, we will be sharing 8 reasons why you must consider it for your destination wedding or honeymoon.
Location, Location, Location
Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Cancun, the sleepy fishing town of Puerto Morelos brings all the charm, relaxing vibes and pristine beaches you could ever want. The property itself is secluded from the center of town but just a short bike ride away if you want to sample the local shopping and cuisine.
Optional All-inclusive Plan
The All in Grand Experience brings a whole new meaning to all-inclusive. Ideal for couples hosting intimate wedding groups, the All in Grand Experience includes all room service and restaurant dining, most drinks and onsite activities. (Imagine not having to worry about feeding people or keeping them entertained - every destination bride and groom’s dream!) Additionally, you will be welcomed with a gift of premium tequila and a scrumptious snack tray to get the party started right.
Service starts as soon as you arrive at baggage claim!
After touching down at the Cancun International Airport, all guests will be met with a private, luxury town car transport. Before heading to the hotel, the driver will phone in your welcome drink orders so they’ll be available upon arrival. Ride in ultimate comfort with wifi, bottled water, chargers, etc and watch an educational video on the property and the area of Puerto Morelos.
Perfect for Intimate Ceremonies
Perhaps our favorite element of Grand Residences Riviera Cancun is its propensity for setting up the most romantic of intimate occasions. With four wedding packages to choose from, numerous ceremony locations and a dedicated wedding planner at your service, there is little Grand Residences won’t do to ensure your wedding dreams come true. While visiting the property, we actually got the chance to experience a candle-lit dinner on the beach complete with rose petals and party lights. The sun set over the gulf as a multi-course meal with wine pairings (guided by the property’s sommelier) graced our tastebuds. Liking what we’re saying? Well, this could be your actual reception dinner should you so desire!
Kids Club to Keep Them Entertained
If you want to make your intimate wedding a family affair, the Grand Residences Kid’s Club has everything to keep the little ones entertained and the adults off-duty. Open daily, the club offers a full schedule of activities that teach about Mexico and its culture through arts and crafts, games and more.
Romance at Every Turn
The all-suite accommodations offer peak luxury and come equipped with a kitchen/kitchenette, daily fruit basket and sun-dried fruit, minibar, Bvlgari amenities, artisanal handbag and beach hat (hello easy wedding welcome gifts), and much more! Even the base-level accommodations offer impeccable views and luxurious amenities. But, if you can splurge, we would highly recommend booking an oceanfront suite with both an indoor and outdoor jacuzzi. Is there anything more romantic than relaxing in a jacuzzi with your sweetheart under the stars as waves crash on the beach below? We think not!
Top-notch Cuisine, Period Full Stop.
Are you prepared to try some of the best food you’ll have in your life? Grand Residences culinary experiences range from new takes on classic Mexican favorites to completely unique personalized in-room dining experiences. Regardless of what you choose, you can rest assured that it will be out of this world.
That last sentence really applies to the Grand Residences Riviera Cancun as a whole. From the friendliest service to a most impressive infinity pool leading the eye to a pristine white beach, it’s not hard to see why this hotel could be the ticket to the dreamiest, intimate Cancun destination wedding!
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