The All-Inclusive Riviera Maya Resort Honeymooners Must Stay At

Iberostar Grand Paraiso, Mexico

Iberostar Grand Paraiso, Mexico | Iberostar Grand Paraiso via Facebook

There’s only one aspect of getting married that’s potentially just as important as your wedding day — and that’s the honeymoon. And if you’re hoping to relax in a tropical paradise in Mexico’s beautiful Riviera Maya region, there’s certainly no shortage of resorts to choose from. But there’s one luxurious resort you should seriously consider staying in for the ultimate in post-nuptial celebration.

Iberostar Grand Paraíso’s room amenities are top-notch

Iberostar Honeymoon Villas

Iberostar Honeymoon Villas | Lauren Weiler/The Cheat Sheet

From the Grand Paraíso to the other nine hotels in Mexico, Iberostar has customer satisfaction top of mind. The chain originated in Spain in 1986, but over the course of 30 years, they’ve expanded to having 110 four and five-star hotels in 17 countries. You’re certainly not limited to their Mexico offerings — but if Cancun and Riviera Maya are in your honeymoon plans, you’ll want to take a look at the Grand Paraíso as your ideal destination. The “Grand” title indicates you’ll be staying in Iberostar’s most luxurious suites and amenities. For honeymooners, the Grand Paraíso may also stand out due to its adults-only atmosphere.

Iberostar Honeymoon Villas

Iberostar Honeymoon Villas | Lauren Weiler/The Cheat Sheet

As for rooms, there are plenty to choose from. Newlyweds are encouraged to take a look at the Honeymoon Villas (it’s all in the name, after all). Not only are you provided with a beautiful king-size bed and large living space with a spacious bathroom, you also have a private swimming pool and outdoor garden area. In total, with the garden, that’s 2,090 feet of space. And you can’t forget about the minibar, which is stocked daily and totally customizable to your liking (you can personalize your pillow selection for the ultimate comfort experience, too).

Private pool for the Honeymoon Villas at Iberostar

Private pool for the Honeymoon Villas at Iberostar | Lauren Weiler/The Cheat Sheet

Don’t want to stay in the Honeymoon Villas? The Ocean Front Suites offer a beautiful view of the turquoise Caribbean that can’t be beaten, too. You’ll even get your own private wrap-around terrace.

Their resort remains a hot destination for honeymooners for a reason

Lodgings aside, the number of entertainment and relaxation options around the resort are endless (and we doubt you’ll mind having a personal butler).

Spa offerings: 

A couple’s massage should be in order after your wedding, and that’s exactly what you can get here. In addition, spa services offered include time in the sauna and jacuzzi, facials, and an indoor swimming pool with floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing the tropical climate. To keep you feeling invigorated, there’s also a juice bar waiting for you once you’re finished whatever treatments you desire.

Fit & Fun:

If fitness is your favorite way to bond with your spouse, Iberostar offers a complete fitness program that includes daily classes and access to the gym. You’ll find state-of-the-art equipment in the gym — and if you’re feeling up for a Zumba or yoga class, the beautiful wood floors, mirrors along the wall, and windows along the other remind you of the tropical paradise you’re surrounded by, even when you’re indoors.

A happy couple at the Iberostar Grand Paraiso

A happy couple at the Iberostar Grand Paraiso | Iberostar Hotels & Resorts via Facebook


Love golf? There’s an 18-hole course right on sight (and if only one of you likes to play, there’s also a beautiful bar). Playa Paraíso stands as a World Class Championship course that was ranked the seventh Best Course in Mexico by Golfweek magazine in 2012. Now, in 2018, it’s still as good as ever.


Like all resorts, there’s no shortage of food offerings when you arrive at the Grand Paraíso. You have access to Italian restaurant Venecia, gourmet restaurant L’atelier, buffet Bellavista, surf and turf restaurant Toni’s, Japanese restaurant Haiku, Mexican restaurant La Brisa, and all the burgers, crepes, ice cream, and cocktails you could ever ask for. There’s even a 24/7 bar in the Grand Paraíso lobby boasting an impressive cocktail selection.

For newlyweds looking for a Michelin Star chef experience, you should plan your trip around the Chef on Tour offering. Here, you take part in an intimate evening event where you are served a beautiful dinner with wine pairings and get to meet the chosen chef from around the world.

Iberostar offers their own wedding venue and packages

A bride getting married at Iberostar

A bride getting married at Iberostar | Iberostar via Instagram

Perhaps you’re still looking for your wedding venue (or know of someone else hoping for a tropical destination wedding). Iberostar offers multiple wedding packages starting at $999 USD. These include fresh bridal bouquets, wedding specialists, a traditional cake, a wedding dinner, and a toast to complete the ceremony. There are also à la carte options if you have specifics in mind for the big day already. As couple Kennia and Matt said, “Iberostar, you guys made our wedding the best wedding in the entire world! From the reception check-in until the ceremony ended we felt that our happiness was your number one priority.”

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Editor’s note: Guest accommodations were provided by Iberostar Grand Paraíso. Opinions and recommendations are our own.