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10 BEST Eco-Friendly Wedding Resorts In The Caribbean

Dreaming of an eco-friendly wedding in the Caribbean?

Awesome choice!

Throw an epic celebration + be conscious with this list of our 10 favorite eco-friendly all-inclusive resorts. 

You know, a resort that uses renewable energy and focuses on reducing waste, conserving water, avoiding plastic, etc.

Our certified wedding specialists combed through the Caribbean and handpicked 10 eco-warrior resorts.

Check ’em out below!👇

Iberostar Paraiso Del Mar resort

The Iberostar Paraíso del Mar resort is nestled within the Iberostar Paraíso Complex. 

This beautiful resort on the Riviera Maya packs a punch with multiple pools, loads of activities for endless fun, and a Star Camp for the kids at your wedding.

Meanwhile, the adults can unwind at the spa or tee off at the 18-hole golf course.

And the restaurants and bars? We love how you can go on a culinary trip across Mexico, Japan, Brazil, Italy, and beyond!

Some key points:

✓ 388 rooms and suites
✓ 7 restaurants (Mexican, Italian, Brazilian etc.)
✓ 5 bars, including a swim-up bar
✓ Star Camp Kids Club 
✓ Spa
✓ Fitness center
✓ Plenty of activities (golf, live performances, kayaking, catamaran sailing, snorkeling, windsurfing etc.)

Iberostar Paraiso Del Mar wedding venues

What makes the resort eco-friendly?
  • The Star Camp play area was made using over 7 tons of recycled plastic! That’s 65 trees worth of wood saved.
  • Since 2020, all Iberostar resorts have been free of single-use plastic.
  • We love that the resort’s committed to enhancing environmental wellness around their properties globally by 2030.
  • Their current aim is to be landfill-bound waste free by 2025, and carbon emission neutral by 2030.
  • 100% of the fish and seafood served at their restaurants is responsibly sourced; they also support local fishing communities.
  • They have coral nurseries in Riviera Maya that work on strengthening reefs against threats like nutrient pollution, and climate change.
  • The resort’s partnering with CINVESTAV to restore Mexican Caribbean reef fish populations and replenish coral biodiversity.

Like what you see? Check out our honest review of weddings at Iberostar Paraiso Del Mar.

sandos caracol eco resort

Nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers, listen up!

Sandos Caracol Eco Resort is your paradise. It even has the word ‘eco’ in its name!

Surrounded by mangroves, lagoons, jungle cenotes, and an infinite coastline, this resort is a stunner.

Everything here is fantastic, from the accommodations to the food to the wedding venues and packages.

Plus you can take a dip in the waters of an ancient jungle cenote.

Or chill on the palm-fringed beach, or have fun at the on-site water park!

Some key points:

✓ Over 500 rooms and suites
✓ 8 restaurants (Brazilian, Mexican, Italian etc.)
✓ 7 bars, including swim-up bars  
✓ Waterpark with 19 thrilling slides 
✓ Kids Club
✓ Separate, dedicated adults-only section
✓ Spa
✓ Fitness center
✓ All-Nature Experience – eco tours, bike safaris, kayak tours, plant a tree program, guided blindfolded sensory walks in the jungle etc.

sandos caracol wedding venues

What makes the resort eco-friendly?
  • We love their “Plant a Tree” program – you can commemorate your stay/wedding by planting a native tree at the resort.
  • The resort has implemented programs for energy-saving and alternative energy sources.
  • They also have water-saving programs in place, including a water treatment plant.
  • Recycling is at the heart of the resort’s initiatives.
  • They have environmental education programs for their guests and employees.
  • Do check out their on-site organic vegetable garden.
  • They have a compost system fueled by the organic leftovers from their restaurants.
  • They follow strict animal policies to benefit the native wildlife that live at the resort.
  • Their on-site nursery is saving endangered regional palm trees like chit, guano, and nacax.
  • You can take up an Eco Tour to learn secrets of the mangrove, the jungle, and the myths of Maya culture.

Love what you see? Here’s more info on weddings at Sandos Caracol Eco Resort!

El Dorado Royale resort

El Dorado Royale is all about luxury and relaxation.

This adults-only resort features fantastic suites, especially those swim-up ones that lead to a lazy river.

And with over 20 restaurants and bars, you and your wedding guests are in for a real treat! 

Some key points:

✓ 13 restaurants (American, Italian, Mexican etc.)
✓ 10 bars, including 4 swim-up bars 
✓ Fitness center
✓ Spa
✓ 6 swimming pools, including 1 natural salt-water pool
✓ Scuba clinics in the pools
✓ 1 hard surface tennis court
✓ Plenty of activities (kayaking, snorkeling, volleyball, water polo, dance and Spanish language lessons etc.)

El Dorado Royale wedding venues

What makes the resort eco-friendly?
  • The resort fosters sustainability through energy efficiency, water optimization, waste management, biodiversity preservation, carbon footprint reduction, and promoting the circular economy.
  • They are EarthCheck certified.
  • Their investment strategy focuses on acquiring equipment with high levels of energy efficiency.
  • The resort has successfully established turtle conservation camps in collaboration with other resorts in the Riviera Maya.
  • They partner with Planned Pethood to support animal welfare, focusing on sterilizing stray cats for potential adoption.
  • The resort hosts a unique 6,500-square-meter hydroponic greenhouse, the only one along the coastal region. It cultivates top-quality, chemical-free produce year-round using mineral solutions for nutrition. This tech not only maximizes land use but also minimizes resource waste.

Do read our honest review of weddings at El Dorado Royale.

bahia principe grand tulum resort

Bahia Principe Grand Tulum is a captivating resort for your dream wedding.

The rooms and suites here are total luxury, equipped with all the modern goodies.

They’ve also got a bunch of awesome restaurants and bars.

But the real kicker? Their incredible lake-style pool

Some key points:

✓ 774 rooms and suites 
✓ 3 pools
✓ 7 restaurants (Indian, Brazilian, Mexican etc.)
✓ 5 bars
✓ Spa
✓ Fitness center
✓ Children’s waterpark
✓ Discotheque

Bahia Principe Grand Tulum wedding venues

What makes the resort eco-friendly?
  • Their Eco-Bahia Ecological Foundation works in partnership with the Flora, Fauna and Culture of Mexico agency to undertake protection and conservation initiatives.
  • They’re dedicated to improving energy, water, and waste management while actively preserving biodiversity across all their destinations.
  • In 2021, they reduced their water consumption ratio per stay by 30% compared to 2020.
  • In 2021, they reduced their CO2 emissions by 13% compared to 2020.
  • They are also focused on reducing landfill-bound waste.
  • They work with the local communities, supporting their culture and playing a part in their economic development.

Check out our honest review of weddings at Bahia Principe Grand Tulum.

secrets akumal resort

Seeking a romantic, adults-only hideaway near Tulum? Secrets Akumal resort’s the one for you.

We love its cute pathways, and its luxurious spa

They’ve got breathtaking wedding venues, awesome packages, and lively restaurants and bars.

Warning: between the pools, wild theme parties, live shows, and non-stop fun, you might just forget about the whole wedding thing!

Some key points:

✓ 434 suites
✓ 3 pools, including an infinity pool, and 3 hot tubs
✓ 9 restaurants (Grilled specialty, Mexican, Pan-Asian etc.)
✓ 7 bars, including a swim-up bar and a theater bar
✓ Spa
✓ Fitness center
✓ Live musical performances
✓ Plenty of activities (Snorkeling with sea turtles, kayak tours, scuba diving etc.)

secrets akumal riviera maya wedding venues

What makes the resort eco-friendly?
  • Secrets Akumal has achieved significant and measurable sustainability milestones and has received the Preferred by Nature™ mark.
  • The resort’s part of the Akumal Bay Management Plan created by the federal authorities, supporting safe diving around sea turtles.
  • During the sea turtle nesting season from May to November, the resort cleans the beach, and minimizes light and noise pollution to create a calm nesting space for these amazing creatures.
  • The resort has a strict ‘No Straw’ policy on their beach and pool bars in an effort to protect marine life from plastic waste.
  • Plus the resort has an Environmental Manager who trains new employees, and creates smart policies in coordination with local eco-friendly practices.

Check out our honest review of weddings at Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya.

fairmont mayakoba

Fairmont Mayakoba is a beautiful resort located along Mexico’s Caribbean.

Their spacious, modern rooms and suites overlook lush mangroves and the stunning beach.

We love how they spoil you silly with loads of perks – think free valet, beach activities, gourmet dining, and even babysitting.

Plus, they offer memorable weddings with flexible venues and savvy planners.

Some key points:

✓ 401 spacious rooms, suites and residences
✓ 9 restaurants (Italian, American steakhouse, Mexican etc.)
✓ 2 exclusive bars
✓ Fitness center
✓ Spa
✓ Kids Club
✓ Golf course
✓ 6 pools 
✓ Plenty of things to do (live concerts, snorkeling, scuba diving, jet skiing, paddleboarding, kayaking etc.)

fairmont mayakoba wedding venues

What makes the resort eco-friendly?
  • Their water management program is an important part of their sustainability program.
  • The resort cultivates precious acropora palmata, a type of coral, to be integrated into the Mesoamerican Reef.
  • Fairmont Mayakoba preserved the land’s natural jungles, flora, and fauna during construction.
  • Using an ancient Mayan technique called ‘socoleo,’ they rescued and relocated over 1,500 trees across the property.
  • They work on reducing pesticide use by opting for organic or natural pest control to eliminate only those pests that might damage the grounds.
  • Because of the resort’s close proximity to the mangroves, only indigenous plant species are planted at the resort.
  • The golf course includes rocky areas which make great homes for native iguanas.
  • The resort keeps trees that have died but are still standing, as these make a great home for small animals and birds.

Hard Rock Hotel Punta Cana aerial view

The thing that guests love the most about Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana is that it’s packed with awesome perks!

They’ve even got 13 pools, 4 swim-up bars, and 3 kids pools!

And for golf enthusiasts, there’s an epic 18-hole course waiting.

With a casino, nightclub, and non-stop live entertainment, you and your wedding guests are going to love it here!  

Plus it’s got 5 wedding packages and 11 wedding venues!

Some key points:

✓ 1,775 rooms and suites
✓ 13 pools and 4 swim-up bars
✓ 14 restaurants (Caribbean, Italian, Asian etc.)
✓ 23 bars & lounges
✓ Spa
✓ Fitness center
✓ Kids’ Club
✓ Water park
✓ Music Lab
✓ Casino

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana wedding venues

What makes the hotel eco-friendly?
  • They implement actions to prevent and control pollution and environment degradation caused by the operation of its facilities.
  • They have good environmental practices in place for energy saving.
  • They have ongoing programs of using water efficiently, and recycling waste.
  • They undertake ecosystem restoration, and rescue endangered wildlife.
  • We love how they’ve created habits for environmental improvements with the support of their employees and the community.

Breathless Montego Bay

Breathless Montego Bay’s the ultimate adults-only resort in Jamaica.

It’s party central, trust me! DJ sets, themed bashes, pool parties, and live music keep the vibe alive ’til dawn.

Plus it’s got massive pools, amazing restaurants and bars, and insane wedding packages!

The best part? No kiddos around! Just relaxation and fun for all the grown-ups!

Some key points:

✓ All-suites resort with 150 spacious suites
✓ 6 restaurants (Latin, Global cuisine, seafood etc.)
✓ 5 bars, including a swim-up bar
✓ Fitness center
✓ Spa
✓ 3 pools + 3 hot tubs
✓ Plenty of activities (foam parties, theme parties, kayaking, beach volleyball, wakeboarding, banana boat rides etc.)

Breathless Montego Bay wedding venues

What makes the resort eco-friendly?
  • Breathless Montego Bay is committed to employing environmentally friendly practices to support and promote sustainable tourism.
  • Their commitment to protect, preserve and minimize the impact on the planet influences many of the choices and practices at the resort.
  • The resort achieved measurable sustainability milestones and received the Preferred by Nature™ mark.
  • They have adopted a ‘No Straw’ policy on their beach and at their pool bars to protect marine life from plastic waste.
  • They strive towards minimizing their carbon footprint and aim at reducing the use of energy and water, and reducing waste.
  • Their employees are educated through environmental seminars.
  • They also undertake shoreline and beach clean-ups.
  • They also care about the local community – you can educate yourself through their daily Nature Walk, Cooking Classes and weekly Local Craft Fair.
  • Their outreach includes enhancing schools, children’s homes, infirmaries, and local government sites in order to support local economic development.

Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica

How breathtaking is this resort?!

As you can see, Dreams Las Mareas is tucked into a dense jungle.

From white water rafting to jungle treks and wildlife sightings, your stay here is going to be adventurous.

Not your thing? No worries! You could head straight to the spa for a relaxing massage.

Some key points:

✓ 447 stunning suites
✓ 8 restaurants (Italian, Pan-Asian, grilled specialties etc.)
✓ 8 bars, including a swim-up bar
✓ 3 pools, 1 outdoor hot tub
✓ Fitness center
✓ Spa
✓ Separate clubs for kids and teens
✓ Plenty of activities (snorkeling, hiking, kayaking, scuba diving, Spanish classes etc.)

Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica wedding venues

What makes the resort eco-friendly?
  • They are committed to incorporating environmentally friendly practices to support and promote sustainable tourism.
  • The resort has received the Preferred by Nature™ mark.
  • The resort lives in harmony with the animals of the rainforest – from lizards to the monkeys you can spot on the property.
  • They’ve partnered with the NGO Tora-Carey to safeguard the 5 species of sea turtles that nest along their coastline.
  • They have adopted a ‘No Straw’ policy on their beach and at their pool bars to protect marine life from plastic waste.
  • They’re dedicated to the local community, offering English classes, school supply donations, cultural promotion, and beach clean-ups.

the ocean club bahamas

The Ocean Club, a Four Seasons Resort, is the epitome of luxury and class.

This iconic resort boasts lavish accommodations, including villas that come with a personal butler.

And the food here is heavenly, to say the least!

The picture-perfect gardens and those white-sand beaches will be perfect for your dream destination wedding.

Some key points:

✓ 107 guest rooms, suites and villas
✓ 5 gourmet restaurants and bars
✓ 3 massive pools
✓ Spa
✓ Fitness center
✓ Golf course
✓ Tennis courts
✓ On-site boutique selling luxury brands

What makes the resort eco-friendly?
  • They are committed to preserving and regenerating the environment and leaving a positive, enduring impact on their local community.
  • They have energy-saving guest room controls and building systems.
  • They have water conservation measures in place.
  • They focus on elimination of single-use plastic water bottles and food and beverage containers.
  • Local, sustainable and seasonal menu items are available + they use responsibly sourced seafood.
  • They have a food waste reduction program in place.
  • They protect the local biodiversity, including quarterly employee-led beach cleanups.
  • Donations are made to organizations like the Bahamas National Trust that’s dedicated to conserving and protecting the Bahamian environment.
  • You can engage in educational tours at local, natural, cultural, historical or heritage sites to learn more about the local community through their concierge.
  • Local artists and artisans are featured throughout their resort.
  • Their employees volunteer at local schools and support various charitable initiatives.
  • Bicycles are available for you to use and explore the region.
  • Linens and towels are replaced every 3rd day, unless otherwise requested.

Want to have an eco-friendly destination wedding but not sure where to start?

Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

Our team at ParadiseWeddings.com has planned 100s of destination weddings across Mexico and the Caribbean, and can help plan yours too. 

Call us today at 877-737-0177 or contact us here for a free consultation.

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Hi! I am Niyati from ParadiseWeddings.com. Need help planning your destination wedding? I'm your gal! From resort reviews to fashion tips, and everything in between, our team of certified destination wedding specialists and I've got you covered!

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