Best Group Perks

Looking for a location that can host a large group of family & friends? These resorts offer fantastic perks for groups of all sizes.

Generally speaking, resort chains such as AM Resorts, Palace Resorts, Hard Rock Hotels, and Bahia are your best bet for getting more bang for your buck! Check them out!

  • Playacar Palace

    Playacar palace1Playacar Palace is situated on glistening turquoise waters and powdery white sands of Playa del Carmen Mexico, a destination known for its laid back charm. This picturesque beach town center is on the famed Quinta Avenida or Fifth Avenue, a bustling strip of shops, bars and restaurants.

    Just a few steps from the Quinta Avenida, Playacar Palace is a luxury all inclusive that is ideal for families, couples and social groups who seek culture, shopping and Mexican hospitality at its finest.

    Playacar Palace offers you enough room to relax and play while affording you the privacy you seek. Over 200 luxury suites with an in-room double whirlpool tub, 24-hour room service, and more. Here, they take your stay from all-inclusive to awe-inclusive.

    At Palace Resorts, not only do you get an incredible vacation experience, but an opportunity to enjoy all their amazing properties. Stay at one play at six allows you to use the services and facilities of nearby Palace Resorts. (Transportation between resorts not included)

    Another great perk at Palace Resorts is the Resort Credit. On top of unmatched all-inclusive luxury amenities and services, Palace Resorts offers guests staying 5-8 nights a $1,500 Resort Credit that can be used for services and amenities as golf, spa, tours and more. Applicable Resort Credit depends on length of vacation and is applied per room/per stay, and is subject to 16% tax.

    Yet on top of all these fantastic inclusions, you can also take advantage of great perks for your wedding when travelling with a group.  Oh… and did I forget to mention they offer free WiFi and Unlimited phone calls to Canada & the USA?

    Travel costs from Toronto – Range $1800-2400 CAD including airfare & taxes. (Low/High Season)

  • Legal requirements for getting married in Mexico

    Mexico welcomes couples from outside the country to hold civil or religious weddings there.

    To have a civil marriage ceremony, in Cancun for instance, the following documents are required:

    • Original and copy of birth certificates of both parties annotated and translated by an authorized translator certified in the Spanish language.

    • Valid passports for both parties.

    • Prenuptial clinical analyses of both parties for VDRL, HIV, and RH (results are valid for 15 days).

    • Original and copy of valid passport for two witnesses per party.

    • Copy of legal immigration status of each party: Tourist Card.

    • Application and official oath of truthfulness of both parties.

    • Name, age, nationality, home address and occupation of 4 witnesses. Couples must arrive at least 3 working days prior to the wedding ceremony to submit all the documents.* note some resorts do not require the translations, some provinces may not require bloodwork, but very rare.

    The following requirements are for a Catholic marriage in Cancun:

    • Certificates of baptism for both parties. • Certificates of confirmation for both parties.

    • Written permission of the selected Catholic church.

    • Two witnesses.

    • A passport-size photo of both the bride and groom.

    • Prenuptial counseling attended by both the bride and groom.

  • Palace Resorts really know how to throw a wedding!

    With a minimum 3 night stay, couples can take advantage of a FREE Wedding Package.

    Compliments Collection Amenities Include;

    • Wedding ceremony location
    • Chocolate coloured ceremony structure with ivory spun fabric and floral applique
    • Chocolate coloured ceremony podium with two floral spheres as table décor
    • Bridal Bouquet of 20 Roses
    • Themed Boutonniere
    • Themed Wedding Cake
    • Silver branches for front of chocolate coloured structure
    • Justice of the Peace to perform legal, symbolic or vow-renewal ceremonies
    • 30 White avant-garde chairs
    • Sparkling wine during ceremony
    • One dinner reservation for up to 30 guests on the wedding day
    • CD system for the ceremony
    • $100 USD coupon redeemable for Dream Art photography packages of $700-1999, or a $200 USD coupon on packages of $2000 +.
    • Breakfast in Bed the morning after the ceremony
    • Complimentary honeymoon package

    Upgrade packages also available starting at $1500 USD.

    For Canadian arrivals, a total of 75 hotel nights in your group (ie. 11 rooms, 7 nights) will also qualify you for the Unlimited Events Program which includes;

    • All your private events included (one hour cocktail reception + two hour dinner. MAX three hours per day. Non cumulative)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    With groups of less than 75 room nights, you’ll still receive some perks;
    Book 60 – 74 room nights or more and get:
    • 1 Two hour private function
    Book 30 – 59 room nights or more and get:
    • 1 Hour cocktail reception

More Destinations

Now Larimar Punta Cana, DR


Located on a palm-studded white-sand beach overlooking the turquoise Caribbean Sea, combining understated sophistication with Unlimited-Luxury® amenities, Now Larimar Punta Cana offers the perfect escape for couples, families and friends.

In my opinion, AM Resorts (Now, Dreams, Sunscape, Breathless, Secrets & Zoetry properties) offers the MOST lucrative “free seat” program in the marketplace. Their outstanding 3G program offers every 6th room free, so even for groups as small as 12 passengers, you receive one room free. (2 Passengers)

Wedding packages can be free provided booking an upgraded room, for up to 10 guests, and combinable with the 3G promo. (Some restrictions apply)

Upgraded wedding packages including private cocktail party & private reception dinner start at $2499USD.

Travel costs from Toronto – Range $1400-1900 CAD including airfare & taxes. (Low/High Season)

 


Grand Bahia Principe, Jamaica


Located in the heart of Runaway Bay, this Victorian-inspired resort combines a lively atmosphere with Jamaica’s natural splendor for a terrific vacation experience. A premium resort, the Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica delights with its expansive stretch of soft white sandy beach and three lake-style swimming pools.

Days at the Bahia are often spent engaging in friendly competition during beach & pool sports or with the breeze tickling your skin as you take to the waves onboard a kayak, catamaran or windsurfer. And let’s not forget listening to the local Reggae and partaking in a little Red Stripe!

Bahia offers great group benefits with the 9th Adult free during summer season, and the 13th Adult free in winter. They allow maximum 4 free seats so great for both small and large groups.

Wedding packages can be complimentary, however, ceremony times are restricted to early in the day. Three upgraded packages still offering great value are available, ranging from $850-2400, with the most popular option coming in at $1090 USD.

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Travel costs from Toronto – Range $1400-1800 CAD including airfare & taxes. (Low/High Season)


Hard Rock Resort Cancun, Mexico

At this unique Cancun beach resort, they’ve created the ultimate beachfront celebrity playground and transformed the typical All Inclusive vacation into a rock star paradise, which reflects their Mexican setting and cosmopolitan flair.

With service and style that knows no limits, it’s all the awesome of Rock & Roll made into a vacation that has to be experienced to be believed. That means access to unbelievable All Inclusive amenities like experiential dining at 9 world-class restaurants, never-ending cocktails and in-room drinks from a personal liquor dispenser, legendary entertainment, and top-shelf everything across the board. It’s All Day. All Night. All Included!

To help you feel like a true rock star, the Hard Rock offers its signature ‘Fender guitar room service’ where guests can have one of twenty fender guitars delivered right to their room. Included is a Fender Mustang Floor Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal and Amplifier, plus a pair of SOUL by Ludacris headphones. In-room video lessons are also available.

The little rockers will love the kids’ clubs, designed to foster all their musical desires. From guitar lessons, to dancing and singing lessons, kids get the rock star treatment.

Great group benefits offering the 11th Adult free, with a maximum of 3 per group. As well, Hard Rock will offer all guests an $1800 Limitless Resort Credit to use towards spa, lavish upgrades, amazing tours and more. (7 night stay minimum, subject to 20% taxes)

Not to mention the incredible offers for Weddings! Knock-your-socks-off wedding packages designed by the World Famous party planner, Colin Cowie, who has designed 9 ultra-chic packages to match any style and budget. Packages start as low as $1500USD up to $4500USD.

Similar to Palace hotels, with just 75 room nights total in your group, you will receive Unlimited private group functions for up to 3 hours each day. What a way to extend the celebrations!

Travel costs from Toronto – $1700-2300 CAD including airfare & taxes. (Low/High Season)

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