|Pearl Penthouse suites at the Fairmont Acapulco Princess are ideal for honeymooners.|
Mexico’s rugged Pacific coast is one of our favorite picks for destination weddings and honeymoons. Why? Picture craggy rock formations jutting out into the sea and a menu of hotels that are waiting to cater to your romance clients’ needs. Here are three resorts that we think fit the bill.
Playa Grande Resort in Cabo San Lucas has a romance package for just about every type of ensconced traveler. For intimate weddings, betrothed clients have access to a setup for up to 20 people, including a huppah on the beach, a bridal bouquet and boutonniere, a manicure for the bride, a 20 percent discount on spa massage, the Solmar Romantic Special turndown on the wedding night, and the services of a wedding coordinator assistant.
For something a bit larger, we suggest opting for the Inspiration Package, which can accommodate between 20 and 50 guests. In addition to the intimate wedding setup, brides and grooms are entitled to a sound system for the ceremony, a Swedish massage, a Newlyweds Morning Breakfast in bed, and a one-year anniversary gift certificate for a two-night stay.
The largest wedding option suits up to 100 people and includes a photo package album, a one-hour live music trio to perform during the ceremony; and a Baja Moonlight Experience for the bride and groom.
Looking for an impromptu affair? The resort has a Sweet Escape Package for “elopers” and up to 13 guests. It includes a Sweet Escape Setup on the beach; bridal bouquet and boutonniere; one bottle of sparkling wine for a toast; a 20 percent discount on spa massage; and a Baja Get Away back, neck and shoulder massage.
Already married? Playa Grande offers vow renewal services with a commemorative marriage certificate, a hydrating facial, setup on the beach, and wedding toast after the ceremony.
Travel agents can contact Director of Sales & Marketing Israel Gatica ([email protected]; 011-624-145-7575, ext. 74112) for details.
|Occasion Consultants are on hand at Banyan Tree Cabo Marques to see to every detail.|
In Acapulco, clients who want the ultimate in a luxury wedding can turn to Banyan Tree Cabo Marques. The luxury resort, which sits on a cliff overlooking the ocean, offers a wide range of setups for weddings. The function room at the property comes with 1,100 square feet of space and can seat up to 50 guests.
The hotel has onsite Occasion Consultants who are on hand to ensure that all details are seen to.
We suggest booking your clients in an Ocean View Pool Villa King, which is one of the most romantic accommodation options. All Ocean View Pool Villas are equipped with their own heated pool, wooden sun deck and veranda for private dining. Each one can accommodate only two guests—key for intimacy. The large bedroom and bathroom with separate tub and shower have floor-to-ceiling windows, as well.
Tip: Be sure to request the Intimate Moments package for your clients. This ensures that their villa will be romance-central, with candles, tropical floral arrangements and chilled wine.
Banyan Tree Cabo Marques is just 20 minutes from Acapulco International Airport. Reach out to Director of Sales Patricia Cabral (011-52-744-434-0100) with questions.
Finally, we recommend looking into the Fairmont Acapulco Princess. Tucked among lush tropical gardens, this beach oasis is known for destination weddings.
The onsite staff is prepared to tend to every detail. Wedding services can include a professional group event and wedding coordinator, flowers, shopping, spa services, beauty services, outdoor event facilities, private chefs, laundry and decorations.
Clients can book both religious and civil ceremonies for small or large parties, leaving a wide range of options and customization available for the big day.
If your clients are already married, consider the Fairmont Platinum Honeymoon Program, which offers a “one-stop shop” for planning the couple’s romantic getaway. A special Platinum Concierge is available to coordinate all honeymoon benefits and amenities.
The wedding guests and party have a wealth of options when it comes to occupying their time. All 1,011 rooms have a private terrace overlooking the ocean or the golf course. The resort also includes five tennis courts, five swimming pools, five restaurants and bars, and the Willow Stream Spa.
We say the most romantic room category is the Pearl Penthouse, with one king bed and views of the Pacific or the garden. The Pearl Penthouses have a separate bedroom, in-suite bathroom and a private terrace. A living room offers sofa seating, a dining table, kitchenette and wet bar.
Get in touch with Sandra Dorantes ([email protected]) for more information.