Yes you CANcun


March 17, 2022
Words by Shana Kinnerup
Photos courtesy of JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa

Its not just the draw of the endless white sand beaches against the turquoise waters that have turned Cancun into a premier wedding destination.  It’s the easy access and location on Mexicos eastern coast, at the northern edge of the Caribbean Sea, that makes it a great choice as a tropical destination. Jetting out from the coast is an isolated stretch known for its luxury hotels, nightclubs, shopping and fine dining. In the heart of this, you will find Cancuns JW Marriott Resort & Spa, a property unsurpassed in elegance, offerings and service.

An easy flight from Dallas or Miami means your wedding party could be toes in sand and drink in hand, within a few hours. You wont disappoint by greeting your guests in the Lobby Bar, where they offer 150 unique margaritas, created by their own mixologist and tequila experts.

If you prefer something more organized, consider planning a Mezcal tasting as a welcome reception for your guests. Tequila experts, along with the Chef of Sacbé Beach Shack, curate a meal pairing that includes regional flavors. Dining just steps from the shoreline, with the sound of waves breaking on the sand, is an experience your guests will not soon forget.

If action is what you crave, Cancun has an abundance of options from extreme sports to pulsing nightlife. Natural water caves and swimming holes deep in the jungles of the Yucatan Peninsula, called Cenotes, are plentiful, with 3,000 of them within a short drive from Cancun. Spending the day snorkeling, ATV riding, zip-lining and diving in the Cenotes is an unforgettable experience, and the vitamins and minerals in these natural treasures are known to be healing. JW Marriott is happy to help book an excursion, complete with lunch and transportation.

My single most memorable evening of dining was adjacent to the JW Marriott at the unforgettable Chamboa Fashion Grillhouse. Dressed to impress, and tucked into a jungle lagoon, this is not just dinner- it is an experience. While food and drink are of the highest caliber, the entertainment is sensory overload. Fashion and live music, cirque-style acrobatics, along with strobing cocktails and a live club DJ all work in unison as the evening escalates and caps off with a private fireworks show from a boat in their lagoon.

As your destination wedding winds down, do not miss out on the opportunity to recharge by soaking in some Vitamin Sea in an oceanfront Bali Bed at the JW Marriott. Plunge in the pool, read a good book and move Cancun to the top of your Caribbean destination wedding list. It should be an unexpected front-runner.

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