Honeymoon at Grand Velas Riviera Maya, Mexico

(866) 230-7221, riveriamaya.grandvelas.com

Thirty-five miles from Cancun International Airport, this all-suite resort opened in 2008, and it’s already received AAA’s Five Diamond designation. The resort bills itself as family friendly, but the 90-suite Executive Grand Class Section on the beach is dedicated to guests age 12 and up, so an infant’s caterwauling won’t disrupt your honeymoon. Don’t mind the kids? There are 206-suites tucked in the jungle and 195 family friendly beachfront suites in the Ambassador section.

Amenities 76,640-square-foot spa with 40 treatment suites, 24-hour butler service, 24-hour in-suite dining, non-motorized water sports, pool and beach concierge service, fitness center

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Dining Eight restaurants, including Cocina de Autor, which in 2010 was listed in Food & Wine’s top 100 best new food and beverage experiences.

Area activities Mayan ruins, snorkeling, diving, zip-line tours, the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Preserve

Wedding perks A bridal suite in the spa lets you get pretty in private. The tony retreat is outfitted with a hydro-massage tub and a massage table. There’s even a dedicated closet for your wedding dress.

Rates Double occupancy rates start at $600 per person per night, January to April, and $518 per night, May to December. An Expedia search found roundtrip options from Philadelphia ranging from $393 per person to $867 per person in the high season.
 

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