By Jared Benoff | Published on August 16, 2023

If you like the idea of a wedding without kids, then an adults-only resort is the perfect choice for your dream destination wedding. 

An adults-only resort is designed with rest and relaxation in mind and offers stunning wedding locations and secluded honeymoon destinations. 

If waterparks and kids’ shows aren’t your thing (we get it!), you will certainly appreciate the serenity of a child-free hotel. 

So let’s look at some of the best adults-only resorts for a destination wedding.

1. Breathless Riviera Cancun

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Offering a prime position along a pristine beach, Breathless Riviera Cancun is a trendy adults-only hotel with a laid-back charm.

Spend your days relaxing by the beachfront pool, with uninterrupted views of the Caribbean Sea.

When it comes to entertainment, Breathless Riviera Cancun has something to suit everyone. 

If you’re feeling energetic, make your way to one of the hotel’s legendary pool parties. 

If you’re looking for a cultural experience, you’ll appreciate the Live Art Exhibition with music and installations from local artists. 

If it’s peace and serenity you’re after, escape to the Relax Spa by Pevonia, where you can choose from a selection of restorative treatments. 

Nine gourmet restaurants and a selection of bars complete the experience.

Key Amenities

  • Two swimming pools, hot tubs, and a selection of watersports from kayaking to snorkeling 
  • A luxury spa complete with a hydrotherapy circuit, steam room, sauna, and juice bar
  • Nine gourmet restaurants with a steakhouse, Italian, and authentic Mexican cuisine
  • Themed parties, live music, and unforgettable cabaret performances

Wedding highlights

  • Chic beach weddings tailored precisely to your needs with the help of a dedicated wedding planner
  • Five unique wedding packages for celebrations of all sizes 
  • The ‘Elope in Luxury’ package is for couples who like to keep it intimate
  • A beautiful beachfront terrace with exceptional views of the Caribbean – a popular choice for wedding receptions

Best for: Couples who like to party

2. El Dorado Maroma

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Voted Reader’s Choice for multiple years by Conde Nast Traveler readers, El Dorado Maroma is an exquisite boutique property sure to impress. 

Located along one of Cancun’s most beautiful beaches, this hotel is popular for couples looking to relax and unwind.

Wake up with morning yoga classes or take to the water with some stand-up paddle boarding. 

Escape to the spa for some true R&R and indulge in a beachfront massage beneath a palapa. 

El Dorado Maroma offers a sophisticated style and a tranquil haven where guests can unwind and let go. 

When it’s time to eat, fulfill your cravings at one of four restaurants (we love the ceviche at Lima Limon!). 

Tuck into authentic island fare with a Mexican twist at the Caribbean Grill Restaurant, or fill up on flavorsome Peruvian cuisine at the Lima Limon Restaurant. 

There is also a popular Italian Restaurant and a gourmet Beach Club with unparalleled sea views.

El Dorado Maroma Palafitos

For something extra special, the resort is also home to Palafitos, Mexico’s first and only overwater bungalows, and one of Mexico’s most gorgeous wedding backdrops.

For a truly memorable experience, these bungalows promise an authentic stay with luxury finishing touches. 

Situated directly on Maroma Beach, each Palafito features a private infinity pool, butler service, an indoor hot tub, and glass bottom flooring with views straight into the ocean. 

Offering extra privacy and seclusion, the Palafitos are also an excellent choice for honeymoons and special occasions.

Key Amenities

  • A wide range of activities, including yoga classes, stand-up paddle boarding, tequila tasting, cooking classes, and more
  • The Naay Spa, where you can enjoy a soothing couples massage in an oceanfront palapa
  • Mexico’s only overwater bungalows with a private infinity pool and exclusive butler service 

Wedding Highlights

  • A dreamy wedding location on Maroma Beach, one of the best beaches in Mexico
  • The Palafitos Sky Deck with extraordinary sea views for up to 50 guests
  • Romantic ceremonies on the Beach Papitos for up to 80 people, followed by a reception on the Beach Area Lima Limon for up to 120 people
  • Four different packages with decor and finishing touches of your choice

Best for: Unique wedding locations

3. El Dorado Casitas Royale

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For a luxury break in Riviera Maya, it doesn’t get much better than the El Dorado Casitas Royale

This adults-only all-inclusive resort is set along a private beach with a beachfront saltwater swimming pool and stunning views. 

The resort has 13 gourmet dining options, including Mexican, Italian, and Japanese cuisine. 

Sit in a swing chair on the beach with a refreshing drink, or make the most of one of the hotel’s swim-up bars. 

Top up your tan by one of the swimming pools, or participate in some onsite activities, including cooking lessons, Spanish lessons, archery, tennis courts, beach volleyball, and more. 

When you’re ready to relax, retreat to the Naay Spa for a revitalizing wellness treatment. Pro-tip: Try out the spa’s Delicious Chocolate exfoliation – a unique experience not to be missed!

Key amenities

  • 13 restaurants, including the Santa Fe Grill, the Health Bar, and the Las Olas Gourmet corner
  • 14 swimming pools, including a natural saltwater pool
  • The Naay Spa, where you can enjoy shiatsu, body scrubs, Swedish massage, and a signature chocolate exfoliation

Wedding highlights

  • Saying “I do” on the beach as the sun goes down over the Caribbean
  • Six different wedding styles, from colonial charm to coastal bliss
  • Fantastic photography and entertainment options to make the most of your special day

Best for: Beach weddings with unbeatable views over the Caribbean 

4. Unico 2087

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Unico 2087 invites you to enjoy white sandy beaches and azure waters in Riviera Maya. 

With local artwork, authentic designs, and sumptuous Mexican cuisine, Unico 2087 is perfect for couples looking to celebrate surrounded by Mayan culture. 

Within the resort, you’ll discover three beautiful pool areas lined with sleek sun loungers and Balinese beds. 

Activities include yoga, mixology classes, and a fully equipped fitness center. 

If you’re feeling hungry, Mi Carisa serves hearty Italian fare, while Cueva Siete focuses on authentic Mayan dishes. 

Mura House offers mouthwatering dishes in a laid-back atmosphere for Japanese cuisine, like teppanyaki, yakitori, and sushi. 

If you’re looking for something healthy, Flora is the hotel’s plant-based restaurant with a selection of mouthwatering vegan dishes.

Unwind and destress at the spa, complete with a hydrotherapy circuit and reviving wellness treatments. 

For memorable excursions and activities, the hotel can arrange everything from swimming with dolphins to thrilling ziplining adventures. 

Key amenities

  • Five gourmet restaurants, including Cafe Inez, a sophisticated European-style cafe with wholesome breakfast dishes
  • Wine tasting, chocolate tasting, and mixology classes for a fun couples’ escape
  • Three swimming pools and a luxury spa where you can disconnect and unwind in style

Wedding highlights

  • Five beautiful ceremony styles with everything from elopements to large weddings
  • The bespoke 20°87° Experience with extra special finishing touches, including a room upgrade and live musicians
  • A professional make-up artist to make you look and feel fabulous
  • Seven wedding venues, including the Beach Gazebo (up to 80 people) and the Terraza Verde (up to 800 guests)

Best for: Large weddings

5. Secrets Maroma

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Spend your days relaxing on a white sand beach at the Secrets Maroma, a picture-perfect adults-only all-inclusive resort in Riviera Maya.

Secrets Maroma is an award-winning AAA Five Diamond hotel set within a 500-acre property, surrounded by tropical scenery. 

Embark on an unforgettable snorkeling adventure, or try your hand at golf. 

For a fun couples getaway, choose between a range of activities from taco making to sunrise kayaking. 

Kick back at one of the beautiful pool areas, or let go of your troubles in a hot tub. 

When it’s time for some R&R, retreat to the spa, where you’ll find a hydrotherapy circuit and fabulous treatments like the Papaya-Pineapple Crème Fraîche Body Wrap.

As part of the all-inclusive dining package, you will enjoy access to six gourmet restaurants with a little something for everyone. 

Quench your thirst at the swim-up bar or chill out at the Palapa Beach Bar with a tropical cocktail – the perfect place to watch the sun go down.

Key Amenities

  • 14 swimming pools, including a panoramic infinity pool 
  • An extensive spa with couples’ massage
  • Daily entertainment with live musicals, performances, and beach parties

Wedding Highlights

  • A variety of wedding venues, from secluded gardens to outdoor swimming pools
  • Four unique wedding packages to suit your needs and styles
  • Extra finishing touches like hair and make-up, ceremony decor, wedding cake, and sparkling wine

Best for: Weddings by the pool with a range of locations to choose from

6. Le Blanc Cancun

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Kick back in style and soak up the vibrancy of Cancun at Le Blanc Cancun

As one of the best adults-only resorts for a destination wedding, you can expect luxury accommodation in a tranquil setting along one of the best beaches in Mexico.

With pilates, paddle boarding, yoga, and more, you will feel refreshed and ready for your big day. 

When it comes to accommodation, each room is designed with comfort and style in mind. 

Enjoy either sea or lagoon views accompanied by plush bedding, neutral tones, and sleek decor.

Beyond the room is a whole host of things to do. 

Treat yourself to a pre-wedding massage or facial at the sublime spa. 

Enjoy romantic strolls along the beach or make the most of the hotel’s exclusive experiences, from private yacht charters to romantic dinners.

Key amenities

  • Six gourmet restaurants, from traditional Japanese dining to refined French cuisine
  • A beautiful spa where you can enjoy a range of wellness and beauty treatments
  • Serene pool areas and a whole host of fitness activities, from yoga to aquatic spinning

Wedding highlights

  • Seven unique wedding venues, including the panoramic Blanc Gazebo (for ceremonies with up to 60 guests) and the Blanc Beach (for ceremonies with up to 150 guests)
  • The Love Blooms collection with a gold wedding arch covered in flowers, lanterns, chairs, and a themed bouquet, boutonniere, and wedding cake to match 
  • Special amenities for the happy couple including a welcome fruit platter on arrival and breakfast in bed the morning after the wedding

Best for: Intimate weddings in a peaceful setting

7. Secrets Tulum

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Secrets Tulum is an exciting new addition to the adults-only all-inclusive resorts in Mexico.

Nestled within a green mangrove in the Tulum jungle, the brand-new Secrets Tulum is an exclusive resort with a unique location just moments from a white-sand beach. 

This picture-perfect resort offers plenty of opportunities to relax and has everything you need for the ultimate destination wedding. 

Comprising 300 suites and one luxury villa, Secrets Tulum boasts a distinct boho-inspired design with elegant interiors and high-end amenities. 

Stroll along the nearby beach or retreat to the spa for well-needed pampering. 

Take a tour to Tulum or kick back at the luxury Beach Club with an oceanfront swimming pool. 

Daily activities and entertainment are available to ensure that you have the most memorable stay.

Key amenities

  • Four secluded courtyard pools, two rooftop pools, and one resort-sized swimming pool, as well as an oceanfront pool at the Beach Club
  • An onsite spa complete with a hydrotherapy circuit, sauna, and revitalizing treatments
  • A selection of a la carte restaurants, including Jasmine for Asian and Peruvian dishes and The Grotto for light lunch specialties 

Wedding highlights

  • The choice between getting married in the jungle or saying “I do” on the beach 
  • Five destination wedding packages, each with a dedicated wedding coordinator 
  • 14 wedding venues, including the Sky Wedding Gazebo (for up to 100 guests), Master Suite Rooftop (for up to 30 guests), and the beach (for up to 80 guests)

Best for: Unique wedding backdrops like the Tulum jungle

8. Margaritaville Riviera Maya

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With an impressive beachfront location, Margaritaville Riviera Maya is a trendy resort for couples who want to unwind in style. 

Dive into one of the swimming pools or head to the 10,000-square-foot spa for an array of island-inspired treatments. 

Re-energize at one of four bars, including Mexico’s first and only LandShark Brewery, where you’ll enjoy live music and tasty smokehouse cuisine. 

Tuck into traditional Italian fare at Frank & Lola’s or an extensive international buffet for breakfast and lunch at the Boat House. 

Pool parties, pickup Pickleball contests, and live musical performances invite you to let loose and soak up the vibrancy of Riviera Maya.

Key amenities

  • An incredible line-up of world-class restaurants and bars, including KWB Steakhouse and Frank & Lola’s 
  • Three free-form swimming pools and a whole host of fitness activities 
  • 148 Caribbean-inspired guest rooms with swim-up options

Wedding highlights

  • Beautiful beach weddings in the Beach Gazebo for up to 80 guests
  • The largest Sky Wedding rooftop terrace in the Beach Resorts collection 
  • An exceptional wedding planning team to ensure that your big day runs smooth

Best for: Beach weddings, big and small

9. Live Aqua Cancun

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Wake up to expansive sea views each morning at the Live Aqua Cancun, a luxury resort nestled along a powdery white-sand beach. 

Live Aqua Cancun stands out for its attention to detail, with a unique aromatherapy menu to help you feel relaxed from the moment you arrive.

Satisfy your cravings at one of seven restaurants and eateries with gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options. 

When it’s time to unwind, the spa awaits with unforgettable outdoor treatments, set to the soothing sounds of the sea. 

Other features include several swimming pools, a fitness center, and daily activities. 

Key Amenities

  • A diverse selection of restaurants, including a sushi bar and Mexican buffet
  • Morning yoga, beach games, cooking classes, themed parties, karaoke nights, and more
  • An outstanding spa with indoor and outdoor treatment rooms, saunas, steam baths, and a Jacuzzi

Wedding highlights

  • Reception dinners on the beach with a unique personalized setup
  • Specialists in Jewish and South Asian weddings
  • Your choice of beach or poolside locations

Best for: Couples and guests with dietary requirements

10. Atelier Playa Mujeres

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Inspired by Mexican art and design, Atelier Playa Mujeres is a beautiful five-star hotel with a unique concept. 

Combining art and nature, Atelier Playa Mujeres resort is the perfect choice for couples who want to soak up the local culture.

With 593 suites, it is an expansive hotel with mesmerizing architecture. 

Explore the hotel and discover its impressive Art Walk and gallery. 

Unwind in the 14,000-square-foot pool with automated heating systems.

Take part in a range of activities or unwind at the Nuup Spa, a serene haven where you can let go and revel in the luxury of this hotel. 

Key Amenities

  • Spectacular sea and golf course views
  • More than 20 restaurants and bars
  • Unlimited watersports and activities, including kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding
  • A 38,000 square foot spa with a hydrotherapy circuit, beauty salon, and 18 treatment cabins

Wedding Highlights

  • An idyllic beach setting or a semi-private terrace for captivating sunset views
  • A bridal Dress-Up Lounge at the Nuup Spa, complete with a private bar, treatment chair, bathroom, and dress fitting room where the bridal party can get ready for the big day in style
  • The Entice package for weddings with up to 20 guests or the Bliss package for weddings with up to 50 guests
  • A couples massage at the Nuup Spa included with both packages

Best for: Relaxing honeymoons with special added extras

11. Valentin Imperial

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As an award-winning adults-only resort, we couldn’t wrap up without including the Valentin Imperial. 

Designed to look like a Mexican hacienda, Valentina Imperial is a beautiful property with unbelievable facilities.

Dip your toes in the stunning outdoor swimming pool that flows through the resort, with quiet spots where you can rest on a lounger. 

Once you’ve worked up an appetite, head to one of the seven a la carte restaurants with everything from fresh seafood to vibrant Indonesian cuisine. 

After a fun-filled afternoon, escape to the spa and indulge in a soothing massage to get you ready for the big day. 

The hotel also has a commitment to protecting the environment with specific protocols in place to respect and conserve the surrounding area.

Key Amenities

  • Seven a la carte restaurants and two daytime restaurants for lunch and light bites 
  • An onsite spa with revitalizing wellness treatments
  • Special extras like romantic dinners on the beach

Wedding Highlights

  • Five wedding packages, including a traditional Mayan experience
  • A selection of high-end wedding services to complete the day
  • An outstanding beach location surrounded by tropical scenery and breathtaking architecture 

Best For: Luxury weddings

Recap: Adults-only all-inclusive resorts for a destination wedding in Mexico

If the thought of inviting kids to your wedding sounds stressful, opt for an adults-only resort instead. 

Destination weddings should be relaxing, so indulge and treat yourself to some R&R at one of Mexico’s adults-only all-inclusive resorts. 

Whether you want laid-back spa days or extravagant pool parties, this curated list of resorts is designed to inspire, excite, and relax. 

All the adults-only resorts we shared have state-of-the-art facilities and fantastic packages for your dream destination wedding. 

Need help planning? 

Our experienced wedding planners at Destination Weddings by Vacationeeze are with you every step of the way.

With decades of experience planning hundreds of weddings, our team understands what couples are looking for and how to navigate working with the resorts. 

Our dedicated team will work with all your friends and family so you can focus on planning your dream wedding.

Ready to start planning your big day?

Call us at 215-454-2070 or get in touch with us here

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About The Author

Jared Benoff

Jared is a certified destination wedding travel advisor and has been recognized as a top agent by Palace Resorts, Karisma Resorts, Lomas Hospitality, and Hyatt Inclusive Collection.

He caught the travel bug early in his life as his parents (the founders of Vacationeeze!) instilled a passion for travel and adventure in him and his siblings.


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