Playa del Carmen Resorts

Home to beautiful beaches and many natural wonders to experience awaits you in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. There are several Playa del Carmen resorts that I recommend, but one is at the top of my list.

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Set along a beautiful stretch of beach, where you will learn the secrets of the jungle. Lush tropical grounds. Beautiful mangroves, and a natural cenote that can only be found in the Riviera Maya of Mexico.

There are many reasons why Sandos Caracol is at the top of my list of resorts in Playa del Carmen. The natural setting where you can experience wildlife, explore mangroves and relax on the shores of a beautiful beach. This resort is all-inclusive and offers something for every visitor. Learn the secrets of the Mayan jungle at the weekly Fire show. Take a boat ride for two through the mangroves. Swim in the natural cenote.

Sandos Caracol is for both families & adults. The resort offers an adults-only section with its own pool and an adults-only beach club. There is a wonderful waterpark to keep the kids entertained. Several restaurant options to choose from, and nightly entertainment. The staff is wonderful, and every time I visit, it feels like home to me. The rooms are comfortable, and there are several room categories to choose from.

When we travel and explore new destinations, it should be a relaxing & learning experience where everyone feels welcome. That is what you will experience on your visit to Sandos Caracol. It is also the number one reason why it is one of my favorite Playa del Carmen resorts.

Couples-Only Retreat November, 2021

Furthermore, this resort will be home to a couples-only retreat that I & my colleague will be hosting in November. If you would like to join us and experience this amazing resort, click here for more information.

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I planned a year ago to visit Playa del Carmen, Mexico. The purpose of my visit was to check out some resorts that I had not seen before. Having returned two days ago, and while travel has changed under the new requirements, it was a wonderful visit. I was able to tour some great resorts that each offer something different.

The first night I stayed at one of my favorite resorts a little further south along the Riviera Maya. The next day I headed to Playa del Carmen for a three night stay at Sandos Caracol. Joining me on this site inspection trip was Shannon, from Riviera Reflections Weddings & Events, based in the Riviera Maya.The purpose of this trip was to scout out some new locations for honeymoons and destination weddings.

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Sandos Caracol is a family friendly, all inclusive resort set along a beautiful beach. There is also an adults only section, with its own beach club area. The staff is wonderful, and the food was good. This resort offers something for everyone, and the natural setting is amazing. Jungle, cenotes, monkeys, waterfalls, and a suspension bridge are just a few of the things waiting for you. The rooms are  comfortable, and a good size for 2 adults or 2 adults and 2 kids. If you are traveling as a family, I recommend the Eco Family Suite which gives you more room, a separate bedroom for the kids, a larger bathroom with 2 showers, and a plunge pool on your balcony.

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Celebrating my birthday during my visit was extra special; the resort went out of their way to show me some ‘birthday love.’ It is special touches like this that will make a special occasion, honeymoon or destination wedding that much more memorable. The cake was delicious by the way!

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Destination Wedding Options

The resort offers several wedding locations. Beach palapa for toes in the sand, but shaded from the hot sun. A rooftop terrace with views for miles. At the edge of a cenote; the possibilities are endless to craft your picture perfect wedding day. The resort offers several wedding packages which can be customized anyway that you like.

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Contact me for more information or to start planning your visit to this amazing resort

 

 

Wedding Planning During COVID

Wedding planning during COVID is not what you had in mind when you dreamed of your perfect wedding day. Many couples have had to cancel and/or reschedule their wedding plans during the COVID pandemic. So many factors are at play when deciding what to do. Many states are now requiring a 14-day quarantine for out of state visitors. Venues have to limit seating capacity, and the way food is served is very different now. I know you never envisioned having to deal with the restrictions we are all now subject to. This is why there is an increase in wedding elopements and micro weddings among couples whose plans have been impacted this year.

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Couples are choosing to elope, just the two of them. They are choosing a destination that is closer to home, or a destination that is open and currently welcoming visitors with minimal travel restrictions in place. One of the top international destinations couples are choosing is Mexico. Mexico has put safety and health protocols in place to ensure the well being of its visitors and does not require a COVID test prior to travel like some other tropical locations. Many of the resorts in the popular spots, Cancun, Cabo & Puerto Vallarta have already reopened. Couples are choosing to elope so they don’t have to limit the number of people who attend their wedding and will have a big wedding celebration with family and friends when it is safe to do so.

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Another option couples are choosing is a micro wedding. Weddings that are much smaller in size, with only family or a few close friends attending. A destination wedding is perfect if you are choosing a micro wedding. Escape to someplace beautiful for a few days to a week, give your guests a much-needed vacation, and honeymoon at the same time. The options of outdoor venues are many; social distancing is easier to maintain and to keep everyone safe.

Wedding planning during COVID is not what any of us could have imagined. My heart goes out to all whose plans and lives have been impacted by this nasty virus.

If you have questions about wedding elopement packages or a destination micro wedding, please reach out to me.