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Weddings at Sunscape Akumal Beach Resort | Review for 2022

Is a Sunscape Akumal wedding in the cards for your future?

Let’s find out.

In this post, you’ll get all the insider tips for weddings at Sunscape Akumal.

Our team has planned 100s of weddings here in Mexico so you’ll get a look at wedding packages, venues, prices, and our pros and cons!

Ready to see what this resort has in store for you?

Let’s get started…

Sunscape Akumal Wedding Review

1. Hotel Overview

★★★★ | FAMILY-FRIENDLY | ALL-INCLUSIVE | AKUMAL

Set on 1 of the world’s most beautiful beaches in Akumal, Mexico, Sunscape Akumal Beach Resort provides the perfect setting for your wedding day.

The resort features over 500 suites, 7 restaurants, 6 bars, a nightclub, 7 pools, a kids’ club, a spa, and so much more.

sunscape akumal

For your wedding ceremony, you can choose from a variety of locations including the beach, gazebo or terrace.

Reception options include the ballroom, which can accommodate up to 250 guests.

2. Wedding Packages

Sunscape Akumal offers 4 all-inclusive wedding packages to choose from…

1. Sun-Kissed Wedding Package

Price: $899 USD or complimentary

This package is great for intimate weddings of up to 10 guests staying at the resort.

sunscape akumal

It includes:
  • Wedding organization & personal touch of on-site wedding coordinator
  • Preparation & ironing of couple’s wedding day attire
  • Symbolic ceremony
  • Service of judge or minister (additional costs apply)
  • Bouquet(s) and/or boutonniere(s) for wedding couple
  • Wedding cake and sparkling wine toast (for up to 10 guests staying at resort)
  • Special turndown service the night of the wedding
  • 15% off spa treatments*
  • Newlywed Package

They also offer an Elope in Luxury package for just the 2 of you!

It costs $1,100 & includes everything from the ceremony to hair & makeup, wedding cake, photography & more! 

2. Love in the Sun Wedding Package

Price: $2,699 or $2,499 USD

This package is great for weddings with up to 30 guests.

sunscape akumal

It includes:
  • Wedding organization & personal touch of on-site wedding coordinator
  • Preparation & ironing of the couple’s wedding day attire
  • Symbolic Ceremony
  • Service of judge or minister (additional costs apply)
  • Bouquet(s) and/or boutonniere(s) for wedding couple
  • 2 boutonniere(s) & 2 corsages for wedding party
  • 1 natural floral centerpiece for the sweetheart table
  • Wedding cake & sparkling wine (up to 30 guests staying at the resort)
  • Private cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres
  • Private dinner reception
  • Special turndown service night of the wedding
  • Complimentary room for 1 member of the wedding couple the night before the wedding (based on availability & upon request)
  • Late checkout for the couple (based on availability & upon request)

3. Forever Wedding Package

Price: $3,199 or $2,999 USD

This package is an elevated wedding experience for you & up to 30 guests.

sunscape akumal

It includes:
  • Wedding organization & personal touch of on-site wedding coordinator
  • Semi-private rehearsal dinner for 10 pax
  • Preparation & ironing of the couple’s wedding day attire
  • Service of judge or minister (additional costs apply)
  • Ceremony décor: Chairs with white covers, ceremonial table and carpeted walkway
  • Live music trio (1 set)
  • Bouquet(s) and/or boutonniere(s) for wedding couple
  • 2 boutonnieres & 2 corsages for the wedding party
  • 1 natural floral centerpiece for the sweetheart table
  • 1 natural floral centerpiece for ceremonial table
  • Wedding cake & sparkling wine 
  • Private cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres 
  • Private dinner reception 
  • Special turndown service night of the wedding
  • Complimentary room for 1 member of the wedding couple the night before the wedding (based on availability & upon request)
  • Late checkout for the couple (based on availability & upon request)

You also get 15% off spa treatments and a Newlywed Package in additional inclusions!

3. Ceremony & Reception Venues

As mentioned, there are a variety of venues for you to choose from.

Take your pick between these 7 spots…

1. Beach

ceremony | 100 guests

If you’re dreaming of a beach wedding, this is the perfect spot for you.

With the sound of waves crashing in the background, it’s an incredibly romantic setting!

sunscape beach wedding venue

 

2. Consecrated Chapel

ceremony | 80 guests

Located in the heart of the resort, this beautiful chapel is perfect if you’re looking for a more traditional ceremony.

consecrated chapel sunscape

3. Barefoot Grill

cocktail | reception | 80-100 guests

For a fun & casual reception or cocktail, the Barefoot Grill is the perfect spot.

You can dance the night away under the stars with your toes in the sand!

barefoot grill suncape akumal

4. Ballroom

reception | 100 guests

If you’re looking for a more formal reception, the ballroom is perfect.

It’s decorated with beautiful chandeliers and has a private terrace with ocean views.

ballroom

5. Sharky's Terrace

Ceremony: 30 guests | Cocktail: 80 guests | Reception: 50 guests

This terrace is perfect for a smaller, more intimate wedding.

It has stunning views of the ocean and the resort gardens.

sharky's terrace sunscape

6. Pier

Ceremony | 10 guests

This is a unique spot for a very intimate ceremony.

The pier juts out into the ocean, so you’ll have 360-degree views of the water.

wedding pier

7. Olive Branch Terrace

Cocktail | 20 guests

This is a great spot for a cocktail hour or pre-wedding event.

It has beautiful views of the beach & surrounding gardens.

olive branch terrace sunscape

 

4. Gay Weddings

Yes, Sunscape Akumal Beach Resort & Spa is a gay-friendly resort!

They welcome all couples with open arms.

If you’re planning on getting married, you’ll want to consider having a symbolic ceremony here.

lesbian wedding

It’s much easier to have a legal ceremony back in your home state!

But if you do want a legal wedding in Mexico, it’s still possible.

It just takes a little extra planning & paperwork.

Our team of experts can guide you all the way through.

Just give us a call or reach out to us through our contact form!

5. Room Types

There are a variety of room types available at Sunscape Akumal Beach Resort.

Choose from Standard, Deluxe or Club Level rooms.

Or, if you’re looking for something a little more spacious, there are also Junior Suites & 1 Bedroom suites available.

Prices start at $92 per person, per night.

sunscape akumal suite

All rooms come with:
  • TV
  • In-room mini bar
  • In-room safe
  • WiFi
  • Coffeemaker & more!

6. Beach

The beach here is absolutely beautiful.

It’s wide & sandy, with plenty of space to relax.

sunscape akumal beach resort & spa

The water is calm & clear, perfect for swimming.

Plus, there are plenty of beach umbrellas & sun loungers, so you can find a spot to relax in the shade.

7. Food & Drink

There are plenty of dining options available at Sunscape Akumal Beach Resort.

The resort has 7 restaurants & 6 bars, so you’re sure to find something to your taste.

There’s everything from Mexican & international cuisine, to buffet-style dining & a la carte restaurants.

sunscape portofino restaurant
Your restaurant options include:
  • Barefoot Grill
  • Coco Cafe
  • Da Mario
  • The Olive Branch
  • Portofino
  • Tiki Taco
  • Windows

Plus, there are plenty of bars serving up delicious cocktails & refreshing drinks.

sunscape lobby bar

Choose from:
  • Starboard
  • Sip & Dip
  • The Kids Korner
  • Sharky’s
  • Manatees
  • Flip Flopz

You’ll find bars located throughout the resort, so you’re never far from a drink!

8. Activities & Entertainment

There’s plenty to do at this resort, both for couples & groups.

If you’re looking for some adventure, you can try your hand at snorkeling or scuba diving.

Or if you’re looking for some alone time, you can relax on the beach, by the pool, or at the spa. 

sunscape akumal spa

There’s also a variety of land & water sports available, from tennis to kayaking.

And, if you’re traveling with kids, they’ll love the Kids Club & Teen Lounge.

Plus, there are plenty of group activities & entertainment options.

You can join a dance class, take a cooking lesson, or go on a catamaran cruise.

Or, you can watch a live show or catch a movie at the on-site theater.

There’s something for everyone at Sunscape Akumal!

9. What Brides & Grooms Said...

“Our Mayan ceremony on the beach was more than we expected, it was beautiful. We upgraded the romantic dinner on our wedding night to steak and lobster and we ate on the beach! The beach is gorgeous!

Our room was upgraded and we were in awe when we entered. We had a full view of the ocean, the bed was comfortable and the AC kept our room basically freezing. The beaches at the resort are beautiful and there are many pools to post up for the day!

Pros:
  • Budget Friendly
  • Drinks included (so much Tequila)
  • Super friendly staff- the staff was wonderful and most called us by name!
  • Pool Bars
  • Cheap Massages in the Spa – I recommend Claudia
  • Live Music/ Movie Nights
  • Appeared to be very family friendly, my husband and I traveled alone.
  • Additional Restaurants were fairly close by
  • Covid-19 tests on site prior to travel- it was easy
  • Peacocks and Iguanas on site

brides opinion

Cons:
  • Cabs leaving the resort were expensive!
  • Food at the resort became very boring some not so tasty
  • The building needs some TLC in some areas

Over all we had a wonderful time at this resort. Yes, we were on a budget but we accomplished our dream wedding. I hope they will step up their food game but I give their staff 5 stars. We do not have plans to travel at this time but if we do go back to Mexico we would consider going back!” – Mel

10. Why We Like It

We have to admit, overall the  Sunscape Akumal Beach Resort is very nice budget-friendly, all-inclusive resort for smaller weddings.

PROS
  1. Small & cozy.
  2. A real oceanfront resort…right on the beach.
  3. Affordable.
  4. Very comfortable beds.
  5. Kid-friendly. (The kids LOVE Dinoland pool)
  6. Plus, the staff is super friendly.

But there are a few CONS…

sunscape akumal pool

CONS
  1. Only 2 a-la-carte restaurants. It comes with the “smaller resort” territory. Compare that with other resorts with 8-12 a-la-carte restaurants and you start feeling like there aren’t many food options.
  2. Standard rooms are very standard. Upgrading to the Sun Club is a must.
  3. Over 1.2h away from the airport or 58 miles.

Need Help Planning?

Have more questions about Sunscape Akumal?

Not sure if it’s the right resort for you?

Our team can help you find the perfect venue that fits your budget & vision.

Plus, we can get you the best deals & discounts.

Just give us a call at 877-737-0177 for a free consultation.

Or send us an email at [email protected]

Let’s start planning your dream day today!

Hi, I’m Najah! If you're planning a destination wedding in Mexico, I'm your girl. Our team of experts at ParadiseWeddings.com help me create these posts to prepare you for magic! Whether you’re just looking for information or need help planning, we’ve got your back. Have any questions? Reach out in the comments below!

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