Trying to find the perfect destination wedding resort is just as exciting as it is challenging.
With thousands of destinations and resorts to choose from, it can seem impossible to decide which one will be the best for you and your fiancé. Consider Haven Riviera Cancún your refuge.
For decades, couples have chosen Mexico for their destination wedding or honeymoon for its affordable flights and all-inclusive accommodations, as well as the ease of mixing beach time, cultural adventures, and ecotourism.
Recently, we had the opportunity to travel to the Caribbean coastline on Mexico’s northeastern Yucatán Peninsula to visit Haven Riviera resort in Quintana Roo. This secluded, all-inclusive five-star resort is perfect for the discerning couple seeking luxury accommodations and top-notch service.
Here’s why Haven Riviera Cancún should be added to your shortlist of resorts for your destination wedding.
Accommodations & Amenities
When it comes to Cancún, many of us think of college spring break, where the party never seems to end. However, at Haven Riviera you won’t find the chaos that gave Cancún its reputation. Nestled in the jungle of Quintana Roo, you can enjoy the peaceful serenity that Mexico has to offer in one of the resort’s 333 suites. Amenities include Nespresso coffee makers, minibars, safes, 50-inch flat-screen TVs with satellite cable, free Wi-Fi, and clothing steamers.
To ensure you are treated like the Kings and Queens you are, select a serenity club suite when booking your reservations. From the moment you arrive at Haven’s Serenity Club private check-in lounge, you’ll be spoiled. Greeted by friendly smiles and your choice of top-shelf beverages and finger foods, your concierge will walk you through the amenities of the resort, which include butler service, private lounges, pools, receptions, and restaurants.
The concierge will then escort you to a well-appointed oceanfront suite, complete with a plush king-size bed, fine linens, and a pillow menu. ln the bath area, you’ll find a rainfall shower, lavish bathrobes, and slippers.
The real highlight lies beyond the sliding glass door, where you’ll find a private swim-out infinity pool or Jacuzzi tub overlooking the Caribbean ocean. The list of perks for Serenity goes on, but your next move should be indulging in the bottle of Mezcal and the fruit plate delivered to your quarters to celebrate your arrival.
Haven Riviera is one of the few all-inclusive adult-only resorts that ensure your special day is yours and yours alone. The wedding team will meet your every need—from dresses and tuxedos to flowers and photography. The in-house team of professional wedding coordinators will handle every detail, including finding the right on-site location for your pre-wedding events, ceremony and reception, and photos.
Don’t worry about catering. Get ready to be wowed by the culinary experiences. You’ll find an endless array of delectable dishes, from traditional Mexican cuisine to molecular gastronomy.
With five on-site restaurants, you and your guests will never go hungry. We suggest starting your day with chilaquiles for a traditional Mexican breakfast; it’s perfect for tortilla chip lovers. The dish consists of fried tortillas soaked in salsa, topped with taco-like fixings, and a fried egg (it is breakfast, after all). For lunch, enjoy fresh seafood at Flavours, and for dinner, there’s a fine-dining Mediterranean option, Olios, and Asian-fusion Satsu, both of which are à la carte.
When in Mexico, let the libations pour. Haven Riviera takes its bar experience up a notch with craft cocktail lounge Limes. Certified mixologists work their magic pouring out flavorful infusions sure to be your new go-to cocktail—or a last-minute signature cocktail for your wedding. Want to make your signature sip when you head home? Sign up to learn from the masters at one of the weekly mixology classes. Not into spirits? Haven has an on-site sommelier available to help you pair the perfect wine anytime. And to top it off, Haven boasts a Moët & Chandon tasting room.
Ready to soak up some sun? Haven has two separate pool areas that feature gorgeous sea views. Whether you are looking for a peaceful oasis to read a book, or you’d rather enjoy a cocktail and music at the swim-up bar, Haven’s poolside attendants will make sure you are having a fantastic time.
If you’d like to play in the sand, another resort perk is access to a secluded beach area. Take a plunge in the crystal blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico or have drinks delivered by your butler to your private cabana.
Ahh, the Spa
No trip would be complete without a stop at the spa. Haven’s MySenses spa is a must experience. Whether the day of your wedding or the day after, let yourself be pampered in a beautiful Moroccan-inspired oasis.
Whatever treatment you desire, you’ll want to start your day with the staff-guided hydrotherapy circuit (complimentary access for Serenity Club members). The circuit is designed to stimulate, massage, and relax you, and includes a sauna, hammam-style steam room with an herbarium, a cold plunge pool, and a hot tub.
For an additional fee, show your bridal party or your mother how much you appreciate them with a Mayan-inspired spa party. We suggest you start with soothing aromatherapy scalp massages before indulging in hot stone massages and mani-pedis. If you’re feeling a little adventurous, ask about booking a Shaman tea reading.
Finding your vibe isn’t hard with Haven’s choice of bars, lounges, and live entertainment. Catch an evening cabaret show at Moons bar, watch your favorite sports team at Limes or sip cocktails poolside as you overlook the moonlit ocean. And if you need to turn it up, you’re a short ride away from Cancún’s nightclubs and bars.
All in all, Haven Riviera is a gem that offers an amazing low-key experience for you and your guests, complete with a fantastic team of wedding planners. What you do next is up to you, but you’d be making a mistake if it isn’t immediately planning a sneak peek visit. And when you book your Big Day, don’t forget to invite SIGNATURE BRIDE!