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Destination Wedding Venues on Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres, the Island of Women, is the jewel of the Yucatan. This tiny island off the Yucatan Peninsula blends the soul of Mexico with the beaches of the Caribbean.

One of the Most Beautiful Beaches in the World

The island’s coastline is diverse in geological character. The north side of the island, Playa Norte, boasts pure powder white sand, calm turquoise waters, swaying palm trees and breathtaking sunsets, while the south side of the island, Punta Sur, features dramatic cliffs deeply carved by eons of wind and water and powerful crashing waves.

According to Trip Advisor, “the water is so blue it makes the sky look pale”. No wonder why they ranked Playa Norte 7th in the top 25 beaches in the world.

Maintaining its Caribbean Charm

Besides it’s natural beauty, Isla Mujeres is also rich in culture and history. It has managed to balance its fishing village quaintness and tourist industry without loosing its charm.

The Mexican Tourism Board officially recognized the island’s natural beauty, cultural interests and historical richness in 2015 when they designated Isla Mujeres as a “Pueblo Mágico”. This designation essentially means a place of magical and memorable experience.

Why get Married on Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres is only a short 15-minute ferry ride from Cancun’s bustling hotel zone but has managed to maintain a faraway feel. With its relaxed, bohemian vibe, the island promises to charm you and your guests within minutes of arrival with its picturesque beaches, amazing restaurants and laid-back attitude.

Couples who are a bit more adventurous and want a more authentic Mexico experience without sacrificing conveniences will find this Mexican island perfect for their destination wedding.

Isla Mujeres also offers a wide range of options for budget conscious couples looking to have their destination wedding on an island without breaking the bank.

Although the island is relatively small, it offers a variety of activities for you and your guests. Besides the island’s colorful downtown area that includes a walking street with great restaurants, live music and quaint shops; the island also offers excursions for fishing, snorkeling and diving. Want to stay on land? Then rent a golf cart for the day and explore the spectacular variety of Isla’s coastline and friendliness of the people.

If beautiful beaches and incredible sunsets on a Caribbean island in Mexico is your vision of a perfect destination wedding, then Isla Mujeres has what you are looking for!

Best Isla Mujeres Wedding Venues

Isla Mujeres boasts some incredible destination wedding venues. Below, are a few of my favorites:

Zama Beach Club

Looking for a private beach and an incredible sunset for your destination wedding? Then Zama Beach Club is the perfect location. The design and layout of Zama provides the perfect setting for your beach-chic wedding on the powder white sands of their secluded beach to the incredible Mexican contemporary cuisine to the wide-open space under the palapa for dancing all night long!

Privilege Aluxes

Privilege Aluxes is the premier all-inclusive Isla Mujeres resort located on Playa Norte. This modern and elegant hotel provides 124 luxury units so you and your guests can all stay at the same resort. Imagine turquoise Caribbean waters, a white sandy beach, flowers, champagne, gourmet meals and incredible sunsets. Additionally, Privilege Aluxes offers highly qualified in-house wedding coordinators to help you create your dream destination wedding!


Located on the sunny shores of Isla Mujeres’ famous North Beach, Buhos at Maria del Mar is the perfect setting for couples looking for a natural authentic Caribbean atmosphere for their destination wedding. Palm trees, gorgeous views of the Caribbean Sea, a powder white sand beach and incredible sunsets all with a relaxed and fun ambience, will surround your wedding.

Playa la Media Luna

Playa la Media Luna is a tranquil, upscale hotel with a casual atmosphere ideally located on the secluded “Half Moon Beach” on the downtown north tip of the island. This intimate beach hotel offers privacy from the touristy areas, but only a few short blocks to the walking street where you can enjoy restaurants, shopping and nightlife.

Zoetry Villa Rolandi

Looking for an upscale resort with luxurious amenities, then Zoetry Villa Rolandi is the place for your destination wedding. Zoetry Villa Rolandi is located on the Sac Bajo peninsula and boasts breathtaking views across the Mexican Caribbean Sea. This 5 star hotel with its tikul stone and marble floors and vaulted ceilings offers luxurious services, including their luxury spa and gourmet restaurant.

Casa de los Suenos

From the moment you walk through the door, Casa de los Sueños radiates tranquility, peace and a sense of “home.” Their luxurious villa and spectacular carefree tropical location give brides the best of both worlds. Breathtaking views out over the Caribbean and an inviting atmosphere are the hallmarks of this beautiful house, as with its warm and attentive staff.

Vista de la Luz

Perched on the cliffs high above the Caribbean sea offering spectacular panoramic views of the sunset, is the island’s most sophisticated luxury villa, Vista de la Luz. This is a fabulous location if privacy is a top priority for your wedding.

With four lavish suites, this piece of paradise is best suited to accommodate more intimate wedding groups. The private dock with covered palapa is a jaw-dropping location for your wedding ceremony, and the vaulted terrace over the suspended infinity pool makes a magical backdrop for the post-nuptials celebration.

Mayan Beach Club

Situated on Playa Norte, Mayan Beach Club is located on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world with spectacular sunsets, white sand and turquoise water.

Capitan Dulche

Capitan Dulche is an exclusive beach club that combines an exceptional setting with first class cuisine. This venue is a true paradise that combines blue sea, white sand, a beautiful garden and an interesting museum. The main palapa can hold a large number of guests while the beach deck is perfect for your cocktail hour. Ceremonies take place on the beautiful, white sands looking out over the blue Caribbean Sea.

Isla Mujeres Palace

Looking for a secluded all-inclusive hotel on Isla Mujeres for your destination wedding? Then consider Isla Mujeres Palace. Pamper yourself with luxurious accommodations, upscale amenities and extraordinary services, all at Isla Mujeres Palace. Picture your destination wedding ceremony on the white, powder sands of Isla Mujeres Place with a golden sun setting on the Caribbean waters.

Casa Mimosa

Perched on the south point cliffs of Isla Mujeres with spectacular panoramic ocean views, is the 6,000 square foot Casa Mimosa. Located on a private, sugar white sand beach overlooking the crystal clear water of the Caribbean this exclusive property is perfect for a private destination wedding.

For additional information on other Isla Mujeres exclusive homes and villas for your destination wedding, visit Luxury Retreats.

Other Wedding Destinations

Inspired by historic preservation and culture? Then consider the World Heritage Site of San Miguel de Allende for your destination wedding.