6 beaches that are perfect for romantic oceanside weddings

Beach weddings in Mexico and the Dominican Republic are unlike other types of weddings — romance and scenic beauty combined.

Beach weddings are unlike other types of weddings — romance and scenic beauty combined. We've gathered some of the best spots for a sand-and-sun wedding in spectacular destinations, including Mexico's Riviera Maya, Aruba and the Dominican Republic.

Playa del Carmen – Riviera Maya

The Hotel: Royal Hideaway PlayacarThe Beach: When you think of Playa del Carmen, you think of pristine beaches, with gently swaying palm trees, white sands and sparkling turquoise waters. The AAA Four-Diamond, all inclusive Royal Hideaway Playacar features a stretch of private beach that is perfect for your oceanside wedding. With fine coral sand and scenic surroundings, the beach creates a magical atmosphere to say “I do” in front of about 120 guests. Good to know: The Royal Hideaway Playacar is a luxury resort designed just for adults that ensures unique beach weddings in a relaxed atmosphere with guaranteed privacy. Learn more Royal Hideaway Playacar weddings.

  • Playa del Carmen Wedding Package: The Royal Love Package offers the planning and celebration of intimate beach weddings for 20 guests.

Bávaro Beach – Punta Cana

The Hotel: Barceló Bávaro Grand ResortThe Beach: Bávaro Beach in Punta Cana, just steps from the all inclusive Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort isn’t just on one of the best Dominican beaches. It’s one of the world’s best beaches. Just ask millions of TripAdvisor® reviewers across the globe, who named names Bávaro Beach one of the Top 10 Beaches In The World in 2018. For weddings, you have two options: Tie the knot in the presence of your friends and family under a beautiful curtained arch, with the sparkling turquoise ocean in the background. Or plan a ceremony underneath an exquisite white gazebo, the big moment framed by the sand, sky and sea. Learn more about Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort beach weddings.

  • Bávaro Beach Wedding Package: The Tangerine Sunset wedding package offers personalized wedding planning assistance, a Huppa on the beach, a tangerine multi-vitamin facial for the bride and much more.

Tucancún Beach - Cancún

The Hotel: Occidental TucancúnThe Beach: Occidental Tucancún is located on a vast stretch of sand that is ideal for holding an incredibly romantic storybook beach wedding in Cancún. As bride and groom, you can make your dream of getting married on a white, sandy beach come true. To take things to the next level, recite your vows under an elegant Mexican-style gazebo, while the soft sea breeze lightly makes the bride's veil dance and sway. It’s just the right way to begin your new life together. Learn more about Occidental Tucancún beach weddings.

Palm Beach – Aruba

The Hotel: Barceló ArubaThe Beach: The Barceló Aruba wedding services team specializes in elegant wedding ceremonies and celebrations on the beach, where the light sea breeze, swaying palm trees and sparkling turquoise waters blend to create an absolutely perfect tropical paradise ambiance for up to 150 guests. This all inclusive resort also has a magnificent ballroom for hosting the banquet and subsequent wedding dance in a luxurious setting. Barceló Aruba’s catering staff can prepare a diverse array of internationally inspired flavors for the wedding feast, all adjustable for the couples’ tastes and budget. Learn more about Barceló Aruba beach weddings.

  • Aruba Wedding Package: The Strawberry Passion wedding package offers a tailor-made ceremony officiated by a minister on the beach, during an intimate celebration for 25 people.

San Francisco Beach – Cozumel

The Hotel: Allegro CozumelThe Beach: The magnificent San Francisco beach is one of the world’s most beautiful beaches on the island of Cozumel – so why not have your wedding here? The all inclusive Allegro Cozumel’s beachfront location makes its beach ceremonies both special and popular. It also has a wide variety of beautiful settings. Choose from a Beach Canopy, an extensive white sand beach, or the pier. Wherever you celebrate, the Caribbean Sea will provide a stunning backdrop. Learn more about Allegro Cozumel beach weddings.

  • Cozumel Wedding Package: The Mint Breeze wedding package offers your very own wedding coordinator, a wedding cake, a beautiful beach ceremony location and much more.

Playa Azul – Riviera Maya

The Hotel: Barceló Maya Grand ResortThe Beach: The 1.2-mile-long Playa Azul is the perfect choice for couples who want to get married right on the beach, immersed in the purity of the Caribbean Sea and with attention to every last detail. It is ideal for civil and symbolic ceremonies. The all inclusive Barceló Maya Grand Resort offers a gorgeous setting for an emotional and unforgettable chapter before the big party in the resort’s ballrooms and gardens. Learn more about Barceló Maya Grand Resort beach weddings.

  • Riviera Maya Wedding Package: The Coconut Paradise wedding package at Barceló Maya Grand Resort includes an oceanside wedding location, a wedding coordinator, sparkling wine for the ceremonial toast and much more.