Every once in awhile, a resort comes along that steals our hearts. Maybe it is a new build, or a unique concept, or a special venue or location. The Fives Oceanfront checks all these boxes and then some. While the resort was built new just a few years ago, it has made a big impact on us and the couples we send there. Maybe it is just the place you’ve been searching for, too?
Let’s face it. As travel agents, we get to see a lot of different resorts. A big part of being a travel expert requires us to know the ins and outs of a seemingly endless list of properties across the globe. The experts at Romance Travel Group specialize in destination weddings at all-inclusive resorts in Mexico and Caribbean. Because we are so highly specialized, we are able to dive deeper than other agents and really immerse ourselves in the products we recommend and sell. Think about it… if you have a heart condition, would you go to a general surgeon or a cardiologist? You’re planning a destination wedding, do you want a travel agent, or a destination wedding travel expert? We thought so. Ok, back to the blog!...
Located 2 blocks outside of the charming village of Puerto Morelos, Fives Oceanfront is a boutique 92-room all-inclusive property situated directly on the beach (we’re talking steps!) facing the Caribbean Sea. Sunrises here are spectacular. The north side of the property faces acres of protected, undisturbed beachfront. The south side leads to town.
The town of Puerto Morelos is a quaint, authentic Mexican village full of small shops, cafes, bars, street vendors, fishing piers, and artisans. Prices are very reasonable in town, locals are friendly and welcoming and the vibe is relaxing and chill. Skip the bustle and expense of Tulum! Puerto Morelos is where it’s at!
The Fives Oceanfront resort itself has a variety of rooms, but our favorite is the One-Bedroom Oceanview Residence. There is plenty of space to sprawl out and the view from the balcony is second to none. Upgrade to a Penthouse and bask in the sun from your private rooftop complete with a hot tub. There are three full-service restaurants serving meals throughout the day and night, and bar service to keep you hydrated.
There are plenty of wedding venue options, but our favorite has to be the private rooftop terrace. Atop the main building sits a pool, deck, bar and restaurant for you to host your destination wedding festivities. With 365 degree views of the ocean and jungle, complete privacy and the ultimate WOW factor for your guests, this venue is a complete stunner.
The wedding team at The Fives resorts has been partners and personal friends of Romance Travel Group for years. We trust them with our couples and know that they will take care of every detail.
BIG NEWS! In October 2022, Romance Travel Group was named “Top Agency” for The Fives resorts, taking the stage at the annual Asset Awards conference to claim this coveted award. With a resort like Fives Oceanfront, and the expertise and guidance of the destination wedding experts at Romance Travel Group, your wedding will be the one to top for years and years to come.
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Searching for a boho-chic, Tulum-ish wedding resort in Mexico? Well, then say no more - we've rounded up our top 4 here!
Escape into luxury, just a 10-minute drive from Playa del Carmen's famed 5th Avenue, and indulge in a contemporary experience resort with a bohemian feel! Here, the happy couple can enjoy luxurious amenities, stunning views, an in-room rolling bar, all complete with their signature Unlimited-Luxury® experience. This brand new, adults only resort is already a fan favorite for couples looking for an upscale, unique and inspiring destination wedding location.
El Dorado Seaside Palms
Situated on Kantenah Bay, El Dorado Seaside Suites is divided into two distinct sections: Palms and Infinity – both of which offer a unique vacation experience. The Palms features intimate accommodations, authentic Mexican architecture, lush vegetation and serene coconut plantations - perfect for wedding goers looking for a laid back, boho-chic vibe. There are instagrammable photo ops throughout this adults only, all-inclusive resort.
The carefully crafted details and local artful touches make Unico 20º87º the ideal matrimonial backdrop for couples and adult travelers. Known for its exceptional value and service, this property boasts an entirely new standard for inclusion. We think you’ll also find the Anfitrion Service to be especially enticing, which is designed to replace the traditional butler service and to serve as your personal host during your stay.
The Fives Oceanfront
Say hello to The Fives Oceanfront Hotel – where you can relax and recharge your senses on the peaceful shores of Puerto Morelos. This seaside escape will immerse you into the natural beauty of your surroundings and introduce you to new adventures every day. Explore the pristine beaches, cenotes, and some of the best snorkeling and fishing sites in the area – or just lounge on the soft white sands with a refreshing cocktail in hand. Whatever you do, you don't want to miss the private rooftop pool area which turned into a spectacular private wedding venue in the evening!
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In search of the perfect location to have your wedding next year? We have the best destinations that will be sure to please while keeping your destination wedding affordable for all.
Cancun continues to dominate the destination wedding industry for its tropical appeal, endless resort options, easy flights, and affordability. There are dozens and dozens of gorgeous all-inclusive properties we send travelers to each year, making it a preferred destination for destination weddings, family celebrations, milestone trips, and more!
If you’re looking for that laid-back, no worries vibe, Jamaica is where it’s at. Couples say “I do” here for the world-renowned beaches, adventurous excursions, and exotic property settings. Those who have their destination wedding in Jamaica will immerse all senses into the culture. Jamaica also happens to be one of the easiest destinations to get legally married!
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Punta Cana is the very picture of paradise, and if the turquoise water and powder-white sand won’t convince you, we sure know the resorts will! Not only are the prices fair, but you’ll be able experience luxury and adventure all-in-one, as most properties throw in a variety of activities for free. This gorgeous Dominican destination also has some pretty incredible wedding options.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Puerto Vallarta is one of Mexico’s most amazing coastlines for its natural beauty and exotic surroundings. The mountain peaks meet the blue waters of the Pacific creating a backdrop second to none. Visitors are pleased to find a variety of reasonably priced luxury wedding resorts for adults and families that will give you a true taste of Mexico and its culture.
Do any of these dreamy wedding destinations catch your eye?
The Big Three: Why These Destinations are Considered the Top 3 For Tropical Weddings
Mexico, Jamaica, The Dominican – it really can’t get much dreamier! Keep reading to see why these romantic spots are considered the best places to have a destination wedding
But first – what are the big three?
These gorgeous destinations are hands-down our favorite places to tie the knot! And here’s why:
Mexico: Affordable, accessible, and SO. MANY. RESORTS. Mexico is our most popular place to send couples for many reasons, but the value-added luxury is at the top of the list. Think gourmet dining experiences, authentic details, incredible hospitality and lavish suites.
Jamaica: If you’re looking for that laid-back, no worries vibe, Jamaica is where its at. Couples say “I do” here for the world-renowned beaches, adventurous excursions, and exotic property settings.
The Dominican Republic: The island's charming historical quality and friendly people will lure you in for a wedding in the Dominican Republic! Couples will need to have their legal documents translated into Spanish here, but that doesn’t stop anyone!
There’s more to love!
In addition to each of these destinations’ unique characteristics, all of them offer the same great perks! Here’s a few examples:
Easy flights: All of these destinations are easily accessible from major U.S. airport hubs, and have international airports that are close to the resorts.
All-inclusive: There are plenty of fantastic all-inclusive options at all of these destinations, making your wedding budget that much more manageable for you and your guests!
Value: Mexico isn’t the only destination with value! In fact, the DR and Jamaica have a wide-variety of luxurious hotel options at a price you can handle.
Do you see yourself tying the knot at one of the big 3’s? If so, fill out this form to let us know and we’ll send you more info!
Make your special day something guests will remember for years to come. Keep reading to discover The Five’s most unique wedding experiences
Do any one of these fantastic venues catch your eye? Then, be sure to get in touch with a destination wedding specialist, today!
Coming to you this summer, The Fives Oceanfront Hotel beckons you with pristine beaches, glistening waters, and friendly smiles. Keep reading to discover more!
Stay, relax, and recharge your senses on the peaceful shores of Puerto Morelos! The Fives Oceanfront Hotel offers a cozy boutique-style experience, where guests will be immersed into the beauty of their surroundings every day. Explore the pristine beaches, cenotes, and some of the best snorkeling and fishing sites in the area. or just lounge on the soft white sands with a refreshing cocktail in hand. Whatever you choose, you won’t want to leave here anytime soon. Here are some more facts we think you’ll love:
Surrounded by the peaceful shores of Puerto Morelos, The Fives Oceanfront Hotel is just 20 minutes from the Cancun Airport. This is a great location for travelers, as Cancun is easily accessible and oftentimes nonstop, by many airports throughout the U.S.
This boutique hotel offers dozens of amazing amenities. Some of our favorites include furnished terraces and balconies, robes and slippers in your room, a walk-in shower and rainfall shower head, full size refrigerators, smart TVs, free Wi-Fi, room service, and amazing views from your room.
Guests will get the chance to dine at five unique restaurants and bars, including The Beach House, which offers everything from salads and ceviches, to grilled seafood and craft cocktails. You’ll also love the beach house infinity pool and private cabana, where you can relax in a sun lounger and enjoy the breathtaking views of the sea.
Things to Do
At the Fives Oceanfront Hotel, activities never seem to fall short! Here, guests can get the full Mexico experience by partaking in a variety of things like exploring eco-parks and ancient ruins, shopping in town, hiking along jungle trails, ziplining through the treetops, and so much more!
Want to learn more about this fabulous new escape? Then, click here to get in touch with one of our experts!
The Fives Hotels collection offers something for just about everyone! Keep reading to see which property best suits your travel preferences:
The Fives Beach Hotel
For a glamorous beachfront hotel situated on the white sand coast of the Caribbean Sea, look no further than The Fives Beach Hotel! This luxurious Playa del Carmen retreat is chic, modern, and authentic – perfect for travelers of all kinds. Here, you’ll indulge your senses in the “all senses inclusive” experience, with lavish rooms or penthouse sky suites. You can also rejuvenate yourself at the Fives Spa, lounge on the beach, or enjoy the delightful flavors of the region. Planning a destination wedding? Look no further! This resort checks all the boxes and offers something for every guest.
The Fives Oceanfront Hotel
Say hello to the brand new The Fives Oceanfront Hotel – where you can relax and recharge your senses on the peaceful shores of Puerto Morelos. The seaside escape will immerse you into the natural beauty of your surroundings and introduce you to new adventures every day. Explore the pristine beaches, cenotes, and some of the best snorkeling and fishing sites in the area – or just lounge on the soft white sands with a refreshing cocktail in hand. Whatever you choose, you won’t want to leave here anytime soon. Be one of the first to indulge in this oceanfront gem.
The Fives Downtown Hotel
For a vacation with a touch of glamour and vibrancy, you’ll just love The Fives Downtown Hotel. Begin every day with a new experience – whether it’s a night out on the town, shopping and dining at Quinta Avenida, or exploring the Yucatan Peninsula’s most treasured attractions. This boutique hotel also has two infinity rooftop pools, loungers, and music – not to mention a fabulous rooftop restaurant. I think we’ll cheers to that!
Do any of these fabulous properties catch your eye? Then, message us here to request a quote!
Known for its noteworthy service, exceptional cuisine, and breathtaking location, an Azul Beach Riviera Cancun wedding is a no-brainer! Here are 5 reasons to consider tying the knot here
Azul Beach Riviera Cancun is perfectly situated in the beautiful, Bahia Petempich of Mexico. It’s also about 20 minutes from the airport and 30 minutes from downtown Cancun! Here, wedding goers will soak up the sun on the expansive white sand beach, where views of turquoise waters stretch out for miles. Truly an ideal backdrop to say, “I do!”
Between the Kids’ Club, Teens’ Club, baby amenities, and My Gym Program, your guests with children will certainly be well-entertained at this incredible property! In addition, everyone will have a chance attend cooking classes, try out their yoga skills, watch live shows, and so much more!
When you stay at Azul Beach Riviera Cancun, gourmet cuisine, premium drinks, personalized services, and all sorts of fun family activities are included! And just like any of Karisma’s luxury resorts, you and your wedding guests will receive a full-service concierge at your disposal and plenty of mouth-watering dining options, including 24-hour room service!
With 8 fully-equipped kitchens run by the world’s top chefs and mixologists, you’re bound to find a variety of international cuisine to delight the entire family (yes, even the kids!) Enjoy an unlimited selection of premium drink brands, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, as well as a minibar in your room, which is fully-stocked every day!
Free Wedding Package
On top of Karisma’s all-inclusive luxury, the “Always & Forever Package” is just another perk of having your destination wedding at Azul Beach Riviera Cancun. Not only does it include the wedding planners and ceremony officiant, but you’ll be able to choose things like décor and sound systems, a cocktail party, a honeymoon package, just to name a few. Ask us to see how you qualify for this ultra-romantic wedding package!
For more information on having your destination wedding at this exceptional resort, contact us at Hello@RomanceTravelGroup.com today!
Photos courtesy of Andrea Dobbs Photography.
Looking for a traditional wedding ceremony with a tropical flair? Look no further! These gorgeous Karisma chapel weddings in the Riviera Maya are perfect for you
We’re sure you’ll be happy with wherever you say “I do,” but know you’ll have the experience of a lifetime when you do it with Karisma! For more information on a Karisma Chapel Wedding, click here and complete the form and one of our romance travel experts will be in touch with you right away.
Tie the knot under a tropical gazebo while the sound of peaceful ocean waves surround you. Read on to discover some of our favorite Pier Wedding experiences.
El Dorado Royale
As one of our very favorite adults-only properties for destination weddings (and quite possibly one of our favorite vacation spots for personal travel!), El Dorado Royale hosts a fantastic pier wedding experience for couples who, well, love the ocean! Imagine an intimate setting on Jojo’s pier with views of the sea that stretch on for miles, all while in the comfort of the one’s you love. In addition to the stunning views, El Dorado Royale provides guests with a luxurious all-inclusive experience that caters to your adult guest’s every need.
Generations Riviera Maya
We are absolutely in love with the wedding pier at Generations Riviera Maya! This romantic all-inclusive property is a great resort for those couples who have guests with small children. Here, travelers will enjoy all kinds of gourmet cuisine, 24 hour room service, 5-star butler service, family activities, and the list goes on. And since it is just steps away from neighboring resort, El Dorado Royale, Generation’s adult guests can escape the sand castles and pool toys for a day or evening out and have a little fun of their own, all at no extra cost. The combination of family and adult fun make it a big reason couples choose Generations for their big day!
Azul Beach Riviera Cancun
This just may be the perfect resort for wedding groups of all kinds. Azul Beach Riviera Cancun is family-friendly, but has areas of adult-only oasis tucked throughout the property. One entire building of rooms is for guests 18+, including the pool and swim-up bar right out front. Located only 30 minutes south of the Cancun airport, this stunning resort offers a little something for everyone, including gourmet dining, impeccable service and a variety of activities and entertainment. A pier wedding here will be unique and memorable and offer some amazing photo ops!
El Dorado Seaside Suites
South of Playa, isolated from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the world, lies the beautiful El Dorado Seaside Suites resort. Guests staying here can enjoy the lush and tropical quietness of The Palms section, or meander over to the vibrant and modern Infinity section. Stay at one, play at two, but one thing is for sure, the pier wedding ceremony location will be one to remember.
The Fives Azul Beach
Tie the knot atop the waves at this lively and vibrant property! Picture 360-degree views of the breathtaking azuls of the Caribbean Sea, while savoring the local flavors of the region for your reception dinner. Need some additional entertainment after the wedding? Then, enjoy the upscale town’s live shows, trendy restaurants and bars. You’ll also have plenty of down-time for relaxing at the nearby white sand beach, or at the on-site spa, which will completely wash your cares away after the hustle and bustle of wedding planning.
Say “I Do!” with an incredible view at one of these stunning Pier Wedding experiences! For more details on a Karisma Pier Wedding package, click below to get started.
All offering gorgeous private views from a secluded rooftop terrace, it’s no wonder we love a Karisma Sky Wedding. What's a Sky Wedding, you ask? Only the most incredible, unique and breathtaking wedding venue we've ever seen! Think rooftop. 360 degree views. Sweeping shares of ocean blues and tropical greens. And, think utter privacy. Keep reading to find out which property is right for your special day.
Take your destination wedding to a whole new level with one of these incredible Sky Wedding settings. For more information on a Karisma Sky Wedding Package, contact the Romance Travel Group team at today!
Live the Palace Life at Palace Resorts
Boasting breathtaking views, exceptional service, and upscale amenities - this gorgeous resort chain is truly a palace for all!
The Grand at Moon Palace
All-inclusive luxury awaits you with open arms at this tropical paradise! Here, you’ll find everything from a state-of-the-art spa, exciting tours and excursions, golf outings, and live entertainment. It also offers numerous customization packages and enhancements, making it perfect for those couples looking for a fun and intimate wedding. You’ll also experience a perfect mix of elegant luxury and laid-back fun with the entire family. Filled with convenience, excitement, and elegance, this resort makes one fan-favorite option.
Location, location, location! Stay at Playacar Palace and experience all-inclusion at its finest with views of the property’s white sandy beach, turquoise waters, and natural beauty. Just a few steps from Playa's famed 5th Avenue, guests can relax by day, and party with the locals by night. Charming, quaint, and fun, Playacar Palace offers all-inclusive luxury with a low-key vibe that will surely satisfy any traveler!
Located right on Cancun beach, Beach Palace presents a gorgeous modern scene for family members and couples. Ranked among one of the top resorts in Cancun by TripAdvisor, this property offers comfort, convenience, and glorious luxury, as well as personalized service that goes above and beyond the norm. Come here to kick back with the family, relax at the spa, or indulge in some of their signature gourmet cuisine. Expect nothing less than perfection at this jaw-dropping “palace.”
Le Blanc Cancun
If you can imagine the ultimate romantic getaway for you and your sweetie, chances are, it looks a whole lot like Le Blanc Cancun! Known for its upscale setting and perfect elegance, this property is a great place for destination weddings, honeymoons, or for any occasion in your adult life. Sit back and prepare to be pampered with the around-the-clock personal luxury and butler service, and live the palace life in complete sophistication.
Whatever the occasion, we know you’ll create unforgettable memories at any one of these beautiful resorts. For more information, please feel free to contact us any time at email@example.com, or to see what your “Palace Personality” is, click here.
What better way to celebrate your new marriage than with an authentic culinary experience for just the two of you? Here’s 3 properties that will not only delight your hearts, but your taste buds, too
El Dorado Casitas Royale
From the first sip of your cocktail, to the last bite of your exquisite dessert, the Gourmet Inclusive Experience falls nothing short from perfection. And at El Dorado Casitas, the chefs believe the perfect meal should not sacrifice quality or quantity, but rather, work together equally to create the ultimate foodie experience. In addition, each and every meal is made with locally-sourced and delectable ingredients to create a variety of authentic cuisines. They’re also more than happy to accommodate guests with dietary restrictions or preferences, and provide you with personalize services that go well above and beyond any average resort. What better place to celebrate your love and taste for adventure, than here?
You won't leave this delightful, adults-only paradise unsatisfied, that’s for sure! Unico 2087 elevates the meaning of Mexican culture through its unique dining experience and impeccable service. Locally-grown ingredients and flavors are a must-have at every restaurant and bar, while incorporating an array of international flavors in each and every dish. This honeymoon spot has dining options everywhere from casual and beachy, to fancy and indulgent. The menus are also carefully designed by experienced chefs, many of which own their own restaurants, or have cooked in kitchens across the world. This is an experience a culinarian in love shouldn’t miss!
Grand Velas Riviera Maya
Experience some of the most spectacular gourmet restaurants Mexico has to offer at Grand Velas Riviera Maya! Here, you’ll see local flavors and the surrounding culture blend to create the ultimate dining experience for lovers. Savor the intoxicating flavors from across the region in an array of chic or casual settings and indulge in their daily menus prepared by world-renowned chefs. Don’t forget to see what the mixologists are up to; you’ll find them at the Aqua Bar, which is just steps from the gorgeous beach!
So, for those of you who have a true appreciation for the art of food and drink, we highly recommend you honeymoon at one these show-stopping properties! For more information, or a complimentary quote, contact us at Hello@RomanceTravelGroup.com today.
Looking for a more elegant and sophisticated destination wedding experience? Then check out 3 of our favorite adult-only properties that cater directly to you and the grown-ups on your guest list.
El Dorado Royale, by Karisma
Explore signature wedding collections, beautiful offerings, and award-winning cuisine at this one-of-a-kind luxury property. In addition to El Dorado Royale's lush and tropical scenery, you and your adult guests will experience impeccable personalized service, endless inclusions, and a true taste of Mexican culture. The best part? With a Karisma destination wedding also comes a free wedding package with all the bells and whistles. Click here to learn more about the “Always and Forever Package,” or ask us today how to qualify.
Secrets Maroma Beach, Riviera Cancun
It doesn’t get much better than an oceanside wedding on one of the best beaches in the Riviera Maya – not to mention Secrets’ signature hospitality and Unlimited-Luxury. You and your adult guests will receive a secluded, exquisite, and harmonious wedding and vacation experience, all in the comforts of a AAA Five Diamond award-winning property. Secrets Resorts also prides themselves for staying true to each property’s cultural roots – so expect to receive the ultimate authentic Mayan experience.
The carefully crafted details and artful touches make UNICO 20º87º the ideal matrimonial backdrop for couples and adult travelers. Known for its exceptional value and service, this property boasts an entirely new standard for inclusion. Here, you’ll find that everything is included – even the spa treatments, select tours and excursions! We think you’ll also find the Anfitrion Service to be especially enticing, which is designed to replace the traditional butler service and to serve as your personal host during your stay.
Think you’re ready to get started? Then contact us today at Hello@RomanceTravelGroup.com, or fill out this brief questionnaire and we’ll be in touch with you soon!
With so many incredible resorts dotting the shores of Cancun and Riviera Maya, it can be hard to know which one is the best for YOUR wedding group. All weddings are unique, and at Romance Travel Group, we believe there is a perfect resort for each one. Read on to see our recommended resort for each type of destination wedding group.
Adults only? - - - El Dorado Royale
Large guest list? - - - Moon Palace Cancun
Young kids? - - - Azul Beach Riviera Maya
Price conscious? - - - Riu Palace Riviera Maya
Foodies? - - - Generations Riviera Maya
Party crowd? - - - Hard Rock Cancun
Lots of teens? - - - Royalton Riviera Cancun
Small wedding? - - - Playacar Palace
Luxury minded? - - - Grand Velas Riviera Maya
Looking for something that is not on our list? Feel free to give us a call to discuss your needs. 507-237-6133. We'd be happy to listen to your destination wedding ideas and recommend resorts that fit your vision. You may also use our destination wedding questionnaire to share your ideas with us. The perfect resort is out there! Let our experts show you where!
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