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Weddings at Occidental at Xcaret Destination | Our Honest Review

Thinking Occidental at Xcaret Destination for your wedding? 💍

Not sure it’s the perfect spot?

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Before you choose Occidental at Xcaret, let us tell you about the pros, cons, and everything in between. 

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Occidental at Xcaret Destination is a beautiful resort located in Playa Del Carmen, which is in the heart of the Riviera Maya. 

It’s all-inclusive, laid-back, and surrounded by a jungle. Yes, a jungle! 😮

Instead of a long, stretched-out beach, there is a private cove that only guests have access to. 

occidental xcaret beach

This resort features 765 rooms, 7 pools, a large canal through the lobby, and hidden riverbeds. 

You also get 11 restaurants to choose from, 10 bars, and a nightclub that you and your wedding crew can celebrate at. 🎉

Like to stay active on vacation?

You’ll have access to a large gym, a tennis court, and a stunning spa if you’re in need of some relaxation. 

Occidental at Xcaret Destination offers 5 wedding packages with each one giving you different prices, accommodations, and upgrades. 

  • Coconut Paradise Package | Free for 10 guests
  • Blueberry Dream | $2,150 for 20 guests
  • Mint Breeze | $2,750 for 20 guests
  • Strawberry Passion | $4,350 for 25 guests
  • Tangerine Sunset | $5,800 for 30 guests
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You’ll love their most popular package!

For $5,800 you not only get the wedding of your dreams, but you also get a ton of upgrades that will make your week even more special.

Plus, you and your future spouse get to celebrate with 30 of your closest friends and family.

Here’s what else you can expect from the Tangerine Sunset package:

  • Upgrade to Jr. Suite
  • Choice of ceremony and reception area
  • Help from us and the on-site wedding coordinator
  • Ceremony table with white linen
  • Centrepiece for ceremony table
  • Live violinist or guitarist for the ceremony
  • Elegant bouquet for the bride
  • Matching boutonniere for the groom
  • Sparkling wine for the wedding toast
  • One-hour private cocktail reception
  • Private dinner for 30 guests
  • One-tier wedding cake
  • Breakfast in bed
  • Special turn-down for the wedding night
  • 50-minute couples massage
  • Bath amenities
  • Fresh fruit plate
  • Wine bottle for the couple

Any other service you may need can be accommodated at an extra charge!

Occidental at Xcaret Destination offers 2 wedding venues and 2 reception areas, which include:

This is the most popular wedding location at this resort. 😍

Couples get a view of a Mayan temple and the Caribbean sea while standing on soft, white sand. 

This space can accommodate up to 30 guests

mayan ruins beach wedding occidental
The Garden Gazebo is a romantic space that is held under a palapa and that overlooks the bluest waters. This location can accommodate up to 100 guests.
occidental palapa wedding

The Beach Club is the most popular reception area at this resort. 

It not only includes the club but there are surrounding areas like the terrace and garden that are perfect for cocktail hours. 

Your guests will absolutely love the entire atmosphere, including the romantic, pink lights that light up the whole area. 💕

occidental wedding reception

Are you looking for a space that you can decorate to your own style?

The banquet hall is your best choice!

This large room can fit many guests for your reception and when it’s time to party! 

occidental banquet hall

Occidental at Xcaret Destination welcomes every couple, including those who are LGBTQ+!

Many same-sex couples have had their weddings here and feel nothing but love and acceptance.

gay marriage wedding

If you’re worried about getting married in another country, don’t be! 

At every ceremony, there is a non-denominational Minister that will happily marry you. 💍

And with the help of us and the wedding coordinators, your legal documents will be easier to fill out than you imagined!

This resort has an impressive 765 rooms, with each one offering a terrace or balcony. 

There are 9 different types of rooms ranging from deluxe to royal-level master suites. 

occidental xcaret room suite
You get to choose between these different suites: 
  • Deluxe
  • Deluxe Concierge
  • Deluxe Plus
  • Junior Suite
  • Royal Level Luxury
  • Royal Level Suite
  • Romance Suite – Royal Level
  • 2 Connecting Rooms
  • Royal Level Master Suite

For soon-to-be-married couples, we highly recommend the Romance Suite – Royal Level. 

I mean, the title speaks for itself!

romance suite occidental

This suite spans 1,365 square feet, has a king-size bed, and a living room. 

Step outside and you’re in your own little paradise. On the private deck, you’ll find a hydromassage tub and lounge chairs surrounded by tropical gardens. 🌴

topical private deck occidental

As for the other suites, they all include: 

  • Balcony/terrace
  • TV
  • Two double beds or a king-size bed
  • Phone
  • Stocked mini-fridge
  • Air conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Coffee maker
  • Fan
  • Wi-Fi
  • Alarm clock

The beach at Occidental at Xcaret Destination isn’t like other resort beaches. 

Instead, you’ll be able to swim in a private cove that is surrounded by soft, white sand.  😍

If you’re not up for swimming, take a rest on the comfortable beach chairs or a luxury beach bed. 

occidental xcaret beach

Not a fan of the beach? You can find 7 pools at this resort, all spread out and perfect for lounging!

With 11 restaurants and 10 bars, there’s no way you won’t find something to satisfy your tastebuds

No matter what you’re craving, you won’t have to leave the resort to find it! 

occidental food buffet
Restaurant options include:
  • Le Buffet | Buffet
  • Sonora Steak House | Steakhouse
  • Los Olivos | Mediterranian & Italian
  • La Hacienda | Mexican
  • D’Oriental | Asian
  • El Pescador | Seafood
  • La Piazza | Authentic Pizziera
  • The Beach Club | International Buffet
  • El Lago Snack Bar | Fast Meals
  • Paco’s Tacos | Mexican
  • Royal Level | A La Carte
occidental beach restaurant

The 10 bars are scattered all throughout the resort including swim-up bars, pool bars, lobby bars, sports bars, and more! 🍹

This family-friendly resort has so many activities and entertainment options, you won’t know which one to choose!

For those over 18, the Palenque Nightclub is a great spot to listen to international music and try out some delicious drinks. 

occidental entertainment stage

Some of the activities and entertainment options include: 

  • Mini-golf course
  • Video game room
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball court
  • Gym
  • Ziplining
  • Rafting
  • Xcaret Park
  • Jungle walks
  • Animal-life sightings
  • Boat rides through a canal

When choosing a wedding destination, you want to know all the details.

That’s what our team is here to bring you!

Q: How far is the resort from the airport?

A. The resort is approximately 63.2 miles (1 hour and 5 minutes) from Cancun International Airport.

Q: What are the check-in and check-out times?

A. The check-in time starts at 3 pm, and the check-out time is 11 am.

Q: Are there fees for additional wedding guests?

A. Yes, $125 per guest.

Q: Is there a minimum stay required?

A. No, you can stay as little as one night.

Q: What are the cancellation rules?

A. Occidental at Xcaret Destination has fully refundable rooms available, which can be cancelled up to a few days before pending arrival.

Q: Does the resort offer Wi-Fi?

A. Yes, there is free Wi-Fi for all guests.

Q: Is it a pet-friendly resort?

A. No, there are no pets permitted at the resort.

couple relaxing at occidental

From the beach to the jungle, to the different cuisines they provide, Occidental at Xcaret Destination has something for everyone. 

Plus, your wedding photos, ceremony, reception, and everything between will be handled delicately and with your every need in mind. 😀

With that said…

Our wedding specialists had a lot to say about this resort.

Read their comment below!

occidental hotel overview
Things we love:
  1. Amazing wedding venues
  2. Great value accommodations
  3. Very unique
  4. Beautiful scenery
  5. Has a variety of restaurants and buffets to choose from
  6. Wedding ceremonies and receptions are very private

And just a couple of cons…

Things we don’t love: 
  1. The beach is small
  2. The rooms are a bit dated
  3. Lack of service
  4. Since there is a surrounding jungle, animals can appear out of nowhere
  5. Needs upgrades 
Beautiful scenery, tropical vibe, amazing beautiful and very private beach..Could use some lifting, lacking service and monkey control lol. One scared the heck out of me when it jumped to my balcony and wanted to open the door to the room. Since the lock didn't work I had to stand there and hold the door until the monkey left.. It's very nice, but lacking.
occidental lobby canal

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Do you have more questions about Occidental at Xcaret Destination? 

Or maybe you’re just looking for options that may suit you better. 

That’s what our experienced team at is here for! 

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

We can’t wait to help you plan your perfect day!

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    mariangely santiago

    how and who do we get in touch with to book a destination wedding at Xcaret at occidental.
    we went to the wedding place a spoke with someone when we were on vacation last month.
    Xcaret occidental. when got home we decided on a date and called to reserve, and he gave us
    a web site to book the wedding but that was not very helpful.

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