By Jared Benoff | Published on January 23, 2024

Our award-winning team of destination wedding experts has planned hundreds of weddings.

While there are countless resorts and destination wedding packages we love, not every resort can pull off a grand affair of an Indian or South Asian wedding.

We’re sharing our curated list of the top 10 resorts for an Indian destination wedding: 

The challenge with an Indian wedding in Mexico or the Caribbean is the organization part of that equation can seem like an unclimbable hill.

The great news is that when you choose the right resort you can live this sunny wedding fantasy without all the headaches and exorbitant costs you may be imagining. 

No matter if you want a traditional South Asian wedding or a desire contemporary twist, there are top-rated resorts in some of the world’s most gorgeous tropical environments just waiting to host you. 

And make sure you read until the end as we have a special bonus offer for couples who book their 2025 wedding with us.

10 Best Resorts for Indian Destination Wedding

Azul Riviera Cancun mehndi henna tattoo indian destination wedding mexico

Azul Riviera Cancun is a family-friendly resort 20 minutes from Cancun International Airport. 

Karisma Resorts’ Cash for your Bash Promotion allows you to redeem up to $15,000 in wedding credits to go toward your ceremony, dinner reception, cocktail events, and decorations by rewarding you for inviting more guests to stay in rooms at the resort. 

Similarly, if you book five rooms or more, you can earn $995 in credit toward the Crazy for You wedding package. 

Another free rooms promotion rewards married couples-to-be with a free 11th room between January and April, 10th room free between May and July, and the 9th room free between August and December, earning $250 credit in the process. 

All packages include a dedicated wedding designer who can integrate whatever traditional touches you want, or design a chic non-traditional style wedding, whether that’s a stunning mehndi party or one of the resort’s famous DJ-enhanced foam parties in one of the resort’s six pools. 

About Azul Riviera Cancun

  • Number of rooms: 435 suites
  • Number of Restaurants: 8 dining outlets
  • Venue details: Roof garden, gazebo, sky deck, and palapa venue options

Best for: Fully customized, large-scale Indian weddings for the whole family (and extended family)

El Dorado Casitas Royale

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El Dorado Casitas Royale is a AAA, four-diamond award-winning adults-only resort on the Riviera Maya. 

This resort features a full South Asian Wedding package for $19,999 (up to 50 guests, with additional guests at $199 per adult), offering those who want a touch or more of tradition to have the decorations, cuisine, ceremonies, and events of a true Indian wedding — but in a tropical paradise. 

Indian chef Kaushal has designed for El Dorado Casitas Royale a special South Asian “Lotus” menu, as well as special menus for Indian cocktail parties and other events. 

The wedding team at this resort understands the needs of Indian weddings and can fully customize your coming-together to suit your taste, ambitions, and desires. 

We often pair El Dorado Casitas Royale, El Dorado Royale, and Generations Riviera Maya for larger destination weddings.

About El Dorado Casitas Royale

  • Number of rooms: 203 suites
  • Number of Restaurants: 14 restaurants and 17 bars
  • Venue details: Palapa ganesh, aqua terrace, gazebo, beach, cenote, garden, pier, and rooftop venues. 

Best for: Boutique resort feel with an Indian chef who cooks authentic food

Generations Riviera Maya

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Generations Riviera Maya is another Lomas Hospitality group resort that delivers the same world-class Indian destination weddings, including authentic food, traditional decor, and unforgettable festivities. 

The major difference with this resort is that it’s a family-friendly option right next door to El Dorado Casitas Royale, meaning there are no exclusions in your all-out family and friends invite list. 

All guests over the age of 18 can enjoy the facilities of Casitas Royale and El Dorado Royale, meaning you can take advantage of both adults-only and family-friendly experiences. 

About Generations Riviera Maya

  • Number of rooms: 144 suites
  • Number of Restaurants: 5 restaurants and 2 bars
  • Venue details: Palapa ganesh, Ballroom, garden, cenote, garden plaza, pool deck, and sky deck options. 

Best for: Boutique family-friendly resort with authentic food and stunning venues

The Grand at Moon Palace

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The Grand at Moon Palace is an all-inclusive family-friendly resort within a resort, offering guests access to not only its own overhauled amenities, but the other two sections of the connected Moon Palace. 

This massive resort is jam-packed with fun for the family – water parks, pools, and a playroom, while giving adults all the gourmet all-inclusive cuisine and luxurious Awe Spa treatments they may desire. 

Venues at The Grand are just that, large enough for an authentically festive Indian wedding, while this resort’s wedding perks mean that the more guests you bring, the greater the benefits.

$20 per booked room per night is a generous incentive to go toward wedding essentials like decorations, entertainment, photography and videography, and much more. 

The Grand’s top-notch wedding team is fully equipped to deliver all aspects of an Indian wedding, including a bespoke menu by Indian chef Sarvesh Sureshchandra Patankar, as well as mehndi artists, and even a horse and carriage for the Kanya Aagaman. 

Palace Pro Productions is the go-to, in-house experts that make events come to life just how you imagined, from every aspect of decor in the venue to the music and lighting you’ve been dreaming of. 

We shared a breakdown of planning a wedding at Palace Resorts, which you can read here.

It’s no secret that our team is obsessed with the Grand at Moon Palace and think it’s one of the best all-inclusive resorts for a destination wedding, especially an Indian or South Asian destination wedding.

About The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun

  • Number of rooms: 1,316 rooms
  • Number of Restaurants: 10+ signature restaurants
  • Venue details: Caribbean beach, lounge, gazebo, terrace, and ballroom venues available

Best for: Wedding couples with a “bigger is better” mindset and an extensive guest list

Moon Palace Cancun

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The Moon Palace Cancun neighbors The Grand, and comprises two sections, Nizuc and Sunrise. 

As with The Grand, the more guests you invite, the more benefits you receive in the form of free wedding essentials, including events, decorations, and entertainment, to the value of $20 per room per night. 

Also in common with The Grand, is that Moon Palace Cancun is another family-friendly all-inclusive resort, with the key difference being that this resort is a more affordable option.

We recently reviewed Moon Palace Cancun and it’s still one of our overall favorite resorts for a destination wedding.

About Moon Palace Cancun

  • Number of rooms: Around 1,100 rooms (not including The Grand’s 1,316 rooms)
  • Number of Restaurants: 17 gourmet dining options
  • Venue details: Beach, Tuscan gazebo, garden, terrace, and ballroom venue options.

Best for: Generous wedding perks and a more affordable price point

Dreams Playa Mujeres

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Dreams Playa Mujeres is an all-inclusive family haven for anyone who enjoys a world-class golf course or expert spa treatments (or, why not both?).

Unlike resorts like The Grand and Moon Palace with thousands of rooms, this Dreams resort offers a touch more intimacy as a smaller luxury destination within a gated community in Playa Mujeres.

Offering full South Asian wedding packages, namely the “Shaadi “and “Dulha & Dulhan” packages, Indian weddings come to life under the talent and dedication of Dreams’ amazing wedding team. 

Our team loves working with the wedding team at Dreams Playa Mujeres and think the resort offers one of the best combinations of venues, packages, and pricepoint for a destination wedding.

About Dreams Playa Mujeres

  • Number of rooms: 502 luxury suites
  • Number of Restaurants: Ten dining experiences (including six à la carte restaurants), and 13 bars.
  • Venue details: Beach, gazebo, presidential suite, garden, ballroom, and an over-the-water location

Best for: Weddings under 150 people, who get to take advantage of the South Asian wedding packages in a lavish resort with fewer rooms than the larger destination spots. 

Hard Rock Riviera Maya

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Hard Rock Riviera Maya is an all-inclusive resort south of Playa Del Carmen that’s primed and ready to host your authentic yet amped-up Indian wedding.

Anyone in the family can enjoy the larger-than-life Hard Rock experience, whether enjoying a splash in the sun, sampling gourmet delights, or partying all night. 

Between the adults-only “Heaven” portion of the resort, and the family-friendly “Hacienda,” there’s a slice of paradise for all tastes. 

You don’t have to sacrifice the wedding elements that are most important to you, whether that’s traditional music, a festive mehndi event, or expertly prepared Indian cuisine. 

Hard Rock’s WOW specialists are certified on-site wedding planning experts who keep their eyes on the details and masterfully control all the messy moving parts of a destination wedding. 

Hard Rock offers excellent perks, including a complimentary wedding package, from which you can benefit from initial savings before transforming the offering into your Indian destination wedding fantasy. 

About Hard Rock Riviera Maya

  • Number of rooms: 1,264 lavish rooms
  • Number of Restaurants: 10 dining options and four bars
  • Venue details: Beach, Ballroom, oceanview terrace, rooftop, “backyard” garden, and convention center venue options

Best for: Large wedding groups that want to celebrate in a high-energy tropical paradise while keeping tradition close for the wedding

Hard Rock Punta Cana 

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Hard Rock Punta Cana offers the same unforgettable rock n’ roll-meets-luxury experience as its sister resort in the Riviera Maya, just on a picturesque white sand beach in the Dominican Republic. 

One distinguishing feature of this all-inclusive resort is the on-site casino, the so-called “best casino in Punta Cana,” for those adults who want a little extra party around the festivities.

This is another family-friendly resort, featuring the excellent Roxity Kids Club and Rockaway Bay Water Park to keep the little rock stars entertained day after day. 

As with Hard Rock Riviera Maya, your dedicated WOW specialist works closely with you to plan every moment, and there are generous perks and a complimentary package of which to take advantage.

About Hard Rock Punta Cana

  • Number of rooms: 1,775 rooms
  • Number of Restaurants: 14 restaurants, including “awaken your senses” immersive dining experience, as well as 23 bars and lounges
  • Venue details: Numerous beaches, gazebo, terrace, garden, pool, and plaza venues to choose from

Best for: Full-on family wedding parties that really want to hone in on the tropical island vibes and enjoy a lively atmosphere

Le Blanc Cabo

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Le Blanc Los Cabos is a five-diamond-award-winning dreamscape for adults on the tip of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula. 

With unbeatable views, this luxury destination brings your wedding to this magical environment where the dessert kisses the sparkling tropical waters. 

Exclusivity and intimacy are pillars of your experience in this smaller resort, putting your experience first for not just your big day, but the whole time you call the resort home. 

Le Blanc Los Cabos – one of our favorite adults-only luxury resorts – hosts only one wedding a day, ensuring that your ceremony gets all the dedication and attention it deserves. 

10 paid rooms earns the couple a complimentary wedding package, equaling tremendous savings for the whole wedding. 

Under the Palace Resorts banner, Le Blanc Los Cabos has access to the expert Palace Productions wedding planning team, and the same comprehensive Indian destination wedding services, including traditional menu by chef Sarvesh Sureshchandra Patankar.

About Le Blanc Cabo

  • Number of rooms: 373 rooms
  • Number of Restaurants: 8 restaurants, and 3 chic bars
  • Venue details: Oceanview terrace, poolside, and ballroom, and beach venues 

Best for: Luxury, adults-only wedding groups who want something far from ordinary

Grand Velas Riviera Maya

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Grand Velas Riviera Maya is the ultimate wedding getaway for couples who want themselves and their guests to experience the utmost luxury in every moment of their trip. 

This resort offers three distinct experiences, ensuring there’s something for all your wedding guests– family excitement with the Ambassador section, family-friendly tranquility in the Zen Grand experience, and adult-only romance in the Grand Class experience. 

Grand Velas Riviera Maya doesn’t hold back on any aspect of the luxury experience, from its exceptional gourmet cuisine to its artfully curated SE Spa experiences. 

Velas weddings provide a certified personal wedding coordinator with expertise in Hindu weddings and breathtaking South Asian culinary experiences under its Unforgettable Delights Indian Wedding Package. 

About Grand Velas Riviera Maya

  • Number of rooms: 539 rooms
  • Number of Restaurants: 8 gourmet restaurants and 6 premium bars
  • Venue details: Picturesque garden, terrace, pool, beach, and convention center venues available

Best for: Weddings with guests lists that can include all ages at one of the top all-inclusive resorts in Riviera Maya

Frequently asked questions about Indian destination weddings

What destinations have the least amount of requirements to have a legal wedding?

Anywhere in the US will be similar to getting married at home.

Mexico and Jamaica are also convenient places to get married legally.

In Mexico you will have to complete some paperwork prior to arriving, have a blood test in Mexico, be over 18, have a witness and be in the country a few days prior to the legal ceremony.

Most other destinations have similar requirements.

The reality is that most clients will get legally married in the US and then have a symbolic ceremony at the destination of their dreams.

What locations at the resorts can I be married at?

Most of the resorts our team at Destination Weddings by Vacationeeze works with offer several venue options.

Resorts such as Generations Riviera Maya have roof top venues that look over the resort and the beach and have amazing views. Most resorts also have locations in the gardens, in a gazebo, on a pier or around the pool.

If you’re planning an Indian wedding, or a wedding of 100+ guests, you want to double check that your desired venue can accomodate your guest list.

I want to have my wedding at an adults-only resort but I have guests with children, can they attend?

The simple answer is, maybe!

Some adults-only resorts will allow the kids to attend but for a limited amount of time.

Some resorts will have restrictions as to where you can hold the ceremony and reception if there are children.

In some cases, Vacationeeze will work with resorts that are close to a sister family-friendly resort that allows everyone to stay.

In that case, you might have the adults stay at the adults-only resort and have the ceremony at the family resort.

What are your most popular destination wedding resorts for an Indian Wedding?

Some of the best resorts are:

  1. Azul Riviera Cancun
  2. El Dorado Casitas Royale
  3. Generations Riviera Maya
  4. The Grand Moon Palace Cancun
  5. Moon Palace Cancun
  6. Dreams Playa Mujeres
  7. Hard Rock Riviera Maya
  8. Hard Rock Punta Cana
  9. Le Blanc Cabo
  10. Grand Velas Riviera Maya

I see advertisements for free Destination Weddings. Are they really free?

The answer is actually yes.

Many of the resorts we work with will provide you a free wedding package, that may include a ceremony and components to your reception.

Each resort has certain requirements such as a minimum number of rooms booked or that you stay in a certain room type, or that you (or your guests) stay a minimum number of nights.

Most of the free packages are for symbolic weddings only.

Each package typically includes the ceremony, a toast, cake and a few other special things.

We want to include a Baraat in our wedding. What can you do for us?

Anything you can do at home, we can typically arrange for your destination wedding.

If you dream of arriving to your reception in a horse-drawn carriage, we can do that.

If you want a barefoot party on the beach with a DJ and special lighting we can handle that. Interested in fireworks on the beach or a bonfire, we can do that also.

We can help you customize the menu, hire a photographer, pick your theme and decorations, and select your music to make your event memorable.

The cost for events are typically much less than it would cost you at home.

How far in advance should I book my destination wedding?

For your destination wedding, we suggest that you start to plan 12 to 18 months in advance.

Booking your tropical wedding well in advance is better for both you and your guests.

How much does an Indian wedding cost?

Based on our experience, an Indian destination wedding with about 200-300 guests typically costs around $150,000 for a three-day celebration.

Of course various factors contribute, but this tends to be the average for couples that we work with.

How do I get my wedding outfit to the resort?

We do not suggest shipping your clothing in advance as there is no way to assure it will make it to the resort.

We suggest that you either carry your garments on the plane or you ask the shop to pack it for you in a carry-on or a box.

Once you arrive at the resort you will meet with one of the wedding planners and they will work with you to unpack and steam the clothes so they look brand new.

What is the best time of day to have a destination wedding?

Each resort has certain times for the ceremony.

As we help you plan we need to think about the time of day and time of year.

It is not much fun having a wedding on the beach at 1 pm in the afternoon when it is 100 degrees out.

We have to think about the weather in selecting the location.

Do I need to hire a wedding coordinator for my destination wedding?

It depends.

We will work with you to plan the travel arrangements for you and your guests.

We will also have you work with one of the coordinators at the resorts that we work with.

They can help you with everything from selecting your menus, the location for the ceremony, your flowers and anything else you can think of.

If you’re planning a wedding with 100+ people, or multiple events we may recommend hiring a wedding planner as they can help with all the small details.

BONUS: Indian Destination Wedding Promotion

  • For a limited time, we’re offering couples an exclusive wedding gift when you book at one of the resorts in this article.
  • Book a wedding of 60 – 99 paid rooms to receive $2,500 cash 
  • Book a wedding of 100+ paid rooms to receive $5,000 cash

Recap: Best Resorts for Indian Destination Wedding

We hope that this curated list of our favorite resorts for an Indian destination wedding has helped you find some options that capture your heart. 

You may be drawn to destinations that promise excitement, entertainment, and unforgettable events, or maybe those that deliver tranquility and romance is more your speed. The truth is, many of the options in this list can help you achieve all of the above. 

Navigating the array of options out there can be overwhelming, but that’s where we come in. 

We’re experts in understanding every aspect of your dreams and working with these world-class resorts to make them a tangible reality.

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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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