Sandos Destination Weddings

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This Month I am Going to be Featuring SANDOS Destination Weddings! I am super excited to be making resort features a regular thing now as part of my commitment to providing transparent information to wedding couples everywhere. I am going to try and start posting resort features once a month so stay tuned and search “resort features” in the search bar to check out other resorts I have featured!

The Resorts

Sandos Caracol Eco Resort

I always admit when I’m biased so I have to admit that I’m a little biased here. This resort for my own wedding because it matched a lot of what I was looking for. The wedding packages were affordable but more important than that was how affordable it was for my guests!  Just to give you an idea, this resort tends to fall between 1600 and 1900 depending on the time of year (out of Edmonton).

The resort is kid friendly but it never really felt “over run” by kids because of the way the resort is set up. It is spread out with lots of trees and natural beauty in between, so even though the resort is huge, you never feel like you are in a big resort. There is a lot of walking though! It also has an adult only section for guests who would prefer to upgrade and enjoy an adults only experience!

One of my favorite things about the resort though is how good you feel for choosing an Eco resort. Boho Babes, listen up! This resort offers the perfect setting for your boho/hippie/natural vibe. Not only are you choosing a resort full of natural beauty, there are little notes around the resort reminding you (and thanking you!) for considering the environment. The resort uses reusable cups and doesn’t offer straws. If you are planning on giving out welcome bags, or something like that, tumblers (with a straw!) would be a great idea for this resort as some people really do prefer to use a straw – especially if you are a fan of mojitos!

Sandos Playacar Beach Resort

Sandos Playacar is set in the Mayan Riviera within walking distance of Playa del Carmen! If you are a beach babe looking for a family-friendly resort, I strongly suggest considering this resort. This resort has one of the best beaches in the Mayan Riviera! Sandos Playacar Beach Resort and Sandos Caracol Eco Resort have exchange privileges so you can stay at one and play at the other. They are both big resorts with LOTS to do so if you like to stay busy, enjoy!

For those of you who like the OPTIONS that bigger resorts bring, this hotel has 9 pools, 11 restaurants and 6 bars. The choice really is yours! One of the restaurants even has a cupcake cafe – trust me, both kids and adults invited to your wedding will appreciate this. The resort has also been known to set up a beach stand and serve tacos right on the beach!

 

Sandos Cancun Luxury Resort

Are you planning more of a luxury, ADULT ONLY getaway? Sandos Cancun Lifestyle Resort might be the answer you have been looking for! If you want an adults only wedding, choosing a resort that doesn’t allow children is the best way to make sure you get one. Typical of Cancun, this resort showcases turquoise waters and white sand beaches. One of the things I love about Cancun is that everything is a “hotel zone” so you can literally walk on white sand for MILES.

How do you define luxury? If laying on Bali Beds on the beach and your choice between three different infinity pools sounds like luxury to you, this is the right place! Plus, Sandos Cancun Lifestyle Resort also has exchange privileges with Sandos Playacar Beach Resort AND Sandos Caracol Eco Resort so if you get bored easily you can visit these other properties for free (minus the transportation cost).

 

Sandos Finisterra Los Cabos Resort

Looking for a Sandos Resort on the Pacific Side? Sandos Finisterra offers gorgeous Marina and Ocean Views. It is set in beautiful Cabo San Lucas which is the more lively of the two towns that make up Los Cabos. Cabo is one of my favorite places in the entire world. If you like to venture off the resort, Cabo San Lucas is a great little town to walk around in. Cabo Wabo Anyone?

Sandos Finisterra is an absolutely gorgeous resort as well. Set in a mountain side, you can enjoy absolutely breathtaking views right from your balcony. Even more, you can enjoy Marina Views from one side of the resort (the resort with the Cupcake cafe, by the way) and Ocean Views on the other side. The resort is located in the PERFECT location for whale watching (during the right season, of course).

Like to go for a late night swim? Sandos Finisterra has HEATED pools that stay open until midnight. Don’t worry, they have an adults only pool as well! The only disadvantage to Cabo (let’s just get this out of the way), is that you can’t swim in the ocean because of the strong undertow. I am a pool person so this doesn’t bother me but I always like to give a quick heads up!

I couldn’t write a whole post about these resorts without sharing one of my own wedding photos could I? This was on the rooftop at Sandos Caracol Eco Resort.

Sandos Destination Weddings

Each Resort has three packages (kind of like a good, better, best). One of my FAVORITE things about the wedding packages is how flexible the locations are. For example, at Sandos Caracol Eco Resort: The Basic Package takes place at the Cenote, The Middle Package takes place on the Rooftop, and the Top Package takes place on the beach. I personally chose the top package, but I had my ceremony and reception on the rooftop instead, and my cocktail hour on the beach (I had to fit in at least a little beach wedding, right?). I absolutely loved how private my ceremony was on the rooftop and I loved the fact that nobody got sand in their food during the reception.

Side Note: Even though I wanted the rooftop as my main wedding location, I also wanted the top package because I felt I got so much more for my money! I actually always feel like this though. No matter what resort or what package you choose, you always get a lot more if you go one package higher.

Okay, okay – what’s this going to cost?

I am going to provide a quick summary of the most important things each package includes (and the price OF COURSE). I am not trying to hide anything, it would just take up too much space to list every single detail of every package (12 packages total!). If you want alllll the deets just shoot me an email at kara@loveatfirsttravel.com and I will send them over! I have nothing to hide!

Sandos Caracol Eco Resort

The Green Wedding Package $3150USD (up to 30 people – $59/person over 30 people)
  • Symbolic Ceremony
  • Natural Set Up on the deck of the Cenote Cristalino [this is GORGEOUS and very unique]
  • Live Mayan Drum Music during the Ceremony
  • Flower Arrangement for the minister’s table
  • 1 bouquet and 1 boutonniere
  • 3 Hour Private Dinner Reception
  • 1 Tier Wedding Cake
  • Wedding Toast with Sparking Wine
The Emerald Breeze Package $3500USD (up to 30 people – $75/person over 30 people)
  • Symbolic Ceremony
  • Spectacular setup for your ceremony on the ocean front rooftop terrace
  • Background music for the ceremony (iPod or CD)
  • 1 bouquet and 1 boutonniere
  • Private Cocktail Hour with Open Bar
  • 3 hour Private Dinner Reception on the Rooftop Terrace
  • DJ, light and sound during dinner (1 hour)
  • 2 Tier Wedding Cake
  • Wedding Toast with Sparking Wine
  • 4 Floral Centerpieces for the tables
  • Make-up and Hair for One Member of the Wedding Couple
The Caribbean Fantasy Package $4500USD (up to 30 people – $75/person over 30 people)
  • Symbolic Ceremony
  • Spectacular setup for your ceremony on the beach at the gazebo
  • Gorgeous Ceremony Arch with Natural Flowers
  • Rose Petals for the aisle
  • Background music for the ceremony (iPod or CD)
  • 1 bouquet and 1 boutonniere
  • Private Cocktail Hour with Open Bar and Appetizers
  • 3 hour Private Dinner Reception on the beach
  • DJ, light and sound during dinner (3 hours)
  • 3 Tier Custom Made Wedding Cake
  • Wedding Toast with Sparking Wine
  • Make-up and Hair for One Member of the Wedding Couple
  • 1 Hour Couples Massage for the Newlyweds
  • Steaming Service for the wedding outfits

Sandos Playacar Beach Resort

The Hidden Paradise Package $3150USD (up to 30 people – $59/person over 30 people)
  • Symbolic Ceremony
  • Romantic Setup in the garden
  • Flower Arrangement for the minister’s table
  • Rose Petals for the aisle
  • 1 bouquet and 1 boutonniere
  • Violinist or Saxophonist  for the ceremony
  • 3 Hour Private Dinner Reception
  • 1 Tier Wedding Cake
  • Wedding Toast with Sparking Wine

The Serenity Blue Package $3500USD (up to 30 people – $75/person over 30 people)
  • Symbolic Ceremony
  • Spectacular setup for your ceremony at the ocean front gazebo
  • Background music for the ceremony (iPod or CD)
  • 1 bouquet and 1 boutonniere
  • Private Cocktail Hour with Open Bar
  • 3 hour Private Dinner Reception on the Rooftop Terrace
  • DJ, light and sound during dinner (1 hour)
  • 2 Tier Wedding Cake
  • Wedding Toast with Sparking Wine
  • 2 Floral Centerpieces for the tables
  • Make-up and Hair for One Member of the Wedding Couple
The Turquoise Breeze Package $4500USD (up to 30 people – $75/person over 30 people)
  • Symbolic Ceremony
  • Spectacular setup for your ceremony on the beach
  • Rose Petals for the aisle
  • Background music for the ceremony (iPod or CD)
  • 1 bouquet and 1 boutonniere
  • Private Cocktail Hour with Open Bar and Appetizers
  • 3 hour Private Dinner Reception on the beach
  • DJ, light and sound during dinner (3 hours)
  • 3 Tier Custom Made Wedding Cake
  • Wedding Toast with Sparking Wine
  • Make-up and Hair for One Member of the Wedding Couple
  • 1 Hour Couples Massage for the Newlyweds
  • Steaming Service for the wedding outfits

Sandos Cancun Lifestyle Resort

The Scents of Luxury Package $4790USD (up to 30 people – $75/person over 30 people)
  • Symbolic Ceremony
  • Spectacular setup for your ceremony on the beach
  • Rose petals for the aisle
  • Background music for the ceremony (iPod or CD)
  • 1 luxurious bouquet and 1 boutonniere
  • Kir Royal and Strawberry Martini Cocktails for the Wedding Toast
  • 3 hour Private Dinner Reception on the Martiniere Rooftop Terrace
  • Sound System for iPod and microphone during dinner (3 hours)
  • 1 floral centerpiece
  • 2 Tier Wedding Cake
  • Make-up and Hair for One Member of the Wedding Couple
  • Steaming Service for the wedding outfits
The Ivory Petals Package $5290USD (up to 30 people – $75/person over 30 people)
  • Symbolic Ceremony
  • Spectacular setup for your ceremony in our oceanfront Penthouse
  • Rose petals and decoration for the aisle
  • Background music for the ceremony (iPod or CD)
  • 1 luxurious bouquet and 1 boutonniere custom made with a touch of pearls
  • Private Cocktail hour with gourmet appetizers and open bar
  • 3 hour Private Dinner Reception on the Martiniere Rooftop Terrace
  • 2 floral centerpieces
  • 3 Tier wedding cake with natural flowers and pearls
  • DJ, light and sound during dinner (3 hours)
  • Wedding Toast with Sparking Wine
  • Make-up and Hair for One Member of the Wedding Couple
  • Steaming Service for the wedding outfits
The Scarlet Love Package $5490USD  (up to 30 people – $75/person over 30 people)
  • Symbolic Ceremony
  • Spectacular setup for your ceremony in our oceanfront Martiniere Rooftop Terrace
  • Rose petals and decoration for the aisle
  • Background music for the ceremony (iPod or CD)
  • 1 luxurious bouquet and 1 boutonniere custom made
  • Private Cocktail hour with gourmet appetizers and open bar
  • 3 hour Private Dinner Reception on the Martiniere Rooftop Terrace
  • 4 floral centerpieces
  • 3 Tier wedding cake with natural flowers
  • DJ, light and sound during dinner (3 hours)
  • Wedding Toast with Sparking Wine
  • Make-up and Hair for One Member of the Wedding Couple
  • Steaming Service for the wedding outfits
  • 1 Hour Couples Massage for the Newlyweds

Sandos Finisterra Beach Resort

The Cabo In Love Package $3500USD (up to 30 people – $99/person over 30 people)
  • Symbolic Ceremony
  • Spectacular setup for your ceremony in the Finisterra gardern
  • Background music for the ceremony (iPod or CD)
  • 1 bouquet and 1 boutonniere
  • Private Cocktail Hour with Open Bar
  • 3 hour Private Dinner Reception
  • DJ, light and sound during dinner (1 hour)
  • 1 Tier Wedding Cake
  • Wedding Toast with Sparking Wine
  • Make-up and Hair for One Member of the Wedding Couple
The Finisterra Sunset Package $4500USD (up to 30 people – $99/person over 30 people)
  • Symbolic Ceremony
  • Spectacular setup for your ceremony on the beach
  • Decoration for the aisle
  • Background music for the ceremony (iPod or CD)
  • 1 bouquet and 1 boutonniere
  • Private Cocktail Hour with Open Bar and Appetizers
  • 3 hour Private Dinner Reception on the beach
  • DJ, light and sound during dinner (3 hour)
  • 2 Tier Custom Made Wedding Cake
  • Wedding Toast with Sparking Wine
  • 4 Floral Centerpieces for the tables
  • Make-up and Hair for One Member of the Wedding Couple
The Pacific Romance Package $5290USD (up to 30 people – $99/person over 30 people)
  • Symbolic Ceremony
  • Spectacular setup for your ceremony on a Rooftop in the Los Cabos mountains
  • An arch with natural flowers for the ceremony
  • Decoration for the aisle
  • Violinist during the ceremony
  • 1 bouquet and 1 boutonniere
  • Private Cocktail Hour with Open Bar and Appetizers
  • 3 hour Private Dinner Reception on the Mountain top Terrace
  • DJ, light and sound during dinner (3 hour)
  • 3 Tier Custom Made Wedding Cake
  • Wedding Toast with Sparking Wine
  • 4 Floral Centerpieces for the tables
  • Make-up and Hair for One Member of the Wedding Couple
  • Steaming Service for the Wedding Outfits

**Of course pricing and inclusions can change at any time. Please DO NOT choose a wedding venue based on ANY blog post (even mine!). Make sure to schedule a consultation so we can make sure ad find you the right fit!*

Save Money (Up to $2000USD)

Are you excited to hear about how you could save $2000USD off one of these amazing wedding packages? The more guests you book in, the more you save! Luckily, up here in Canada, we have an advantage. Guests almost always stay 7 nights, so these room nights add up fast!

Save $1000USD off of any wedding package with an equivalent of 90 room nights booked into your group! That is about 13 rooms for us Canadians staying 7 nights.

Save $2000USD off of any wedding package with an equivalent of 180 room nights booked into your group! About 26 rooms for Canadians staying 7 nights!

We all know how things add up for weddings (especially if you have a bigger group!) so this helps your wedding budget – big time!

Are you Thinking Sandos could be “The One” ?

Want more information on their Sandos Destination Weddings packages or locations? Shoot me an email through my contact form or email me at kara@loveatfirsttravel.com. I will send all 24 pages of it over within 24 hours 🙂 Included in the brochure is all the terms and conditions of their promotion where you can save up to $2000USD off of your wedding package AND even more details about the wedding packages at each location. Can we start celebrating already?! Schedule an appointment if you are ready to chat!

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