Enhance your happily ever after with à la carte offerings.By: Carrie Bell
-AS SEEN IN BRIDAL GUIDE MAGAZINE-
Photo: TRS Yucatan
Whether it's for the actual big day or your first trip as marrieds, it is worthy of a splurge and it should be all about the two of you — full of your favorite things and memorable moments that could've been ripped from a rom-com script, not some copy-and-paste production. Good thing is your all-inclusive experience can be both pragmatic and personalized because these resorts allow you to add bespoke details if your bank account allows.
"Our team can help couples plan nearly anything they can imagine, whether it's a surprise moment at dinner on the beach, flowers and champagne in the room, a mariachi serenade, or an off-property adventure," explains Karen Bussen, the Weddings by Palladium exclusive designer. "We love making couples' dreams come true."
Although not all add-on services that incur charges outside of the all-inclusive promise will be as interesting or rewarding as surprise singers and sunset souffles with your toes in the sand — sometimes fees are attached to logistics like airport transfers or the ability to have your pet in the room — the following are just a few of the fantastic add-ons we love.
Giving new meaning to Netflix and chill is the Love Is Blind package at the TRS Coral Hotel in Costa Mujeres. (It's where pairs that made it past the pods went in season 2.) It includes a swim-up suite, welcome gift, a five-course dinner at the Love is Blind Cava, tickets to the CHIC Cabaret, passes for the hydrotherapy circuit at the spa, and more.
Feel like royalty by springing for a 5,500 square-foot Castle suite at Sanctuary Cap Cana in the Dominican Republic. With three private plunge pools inside and beach access from your own private island outside, you may never leave the room. But that would be tragic, as the hotel can organize whale watching, horseback riding, and golfing at a Jack Nicklaus-designed club.
Turn a Bali bed and cabana with bottle service into your relaxing love nest for the day at the pool or beach at many Hilton all-inclusives. While you are out soaking up the sun, send a team to set the mood for romance in your room.
The Excellence Oyster Bay spa has not one, not two, but eight different treatments aimed at pampering pairs that feature all variety of essential oil wraps, botanical scrubs, hot stones, and herbal poultices to ensure every last nugget of wedding prep stress has been kneaded into submission. Sparkling wine and IRL wave sounds wafting through the treatment cabana curtains speed up their demise.
Palladium all-inclusives in Jamaica and the DR offer many indulgent ways to keep from getting hangry, including sunset wine and cheese boards, garden picnics, or dinner preceded by a twilight photoshoot guaranteed to leave your followers with FOMO.