Say "I Do" to the Hotel Riu Vallarta
An all-inclusive Weddingmoon in a paradise, styled & created by RIU.
By Meghan Chalfant
If you are seeking a honeymoon destination with pristine beaches, endless activities, and year-round beautiful weather, then pack your bags and head to Mexico. This “Pacific Treasure” offers one of the most unique ways to say “I Do” with luxurious accommodations and affordable wedding and honeymoon packages at the Riu Vallarta in Riviera Nayarit. Your wedding memories are sure to last a lifetime at this magical destination where all of your desires will be met beyond your expectations.
About Riviera Nayarit
Mexico’s newest destination, Riviera Nayarit is located in the heart of one of the world’s largest bays, Banderas Bay. Situated on Mexico’s Pacific Coast, just ten minutes from the Puerto Vallarta International Airport this pristine location stretches 192 miles long just north of Puerto Vallarta. This haven serves up a destination of rich culture of authentic Mexican history that dates back thousands of years, in addition to decadent cuisine and thrilling adventures. Riviera Nayarit’s mild tropical climate boasts year-round warm weather with sporadic afternoon showers giving relief from the summer heat during its rainy season from June to November.
Where to Stay
Situated on the expansive Playa de Flamingos Beach, the Hotel Riu Vallarta is your home away from home. This nine-story facility offers 550 guest rooms with luxurious amenities ranging from miniature refrigerators, in-room safes, a balcony or terrace, and more in the standard double rooms to upgraded accommodations of spacious rooms, hydro-massage bathtubs, and ocean views in the junior and Jacuzzi suites. During your stay, all meals, snacks, and unlimited local and imported beverages are available at gourmet restaurants, poolside bars, beach grills, and lounge bars. Your palate will be satisfied as there are a variety of cuisines available from buffet-style options to specialty restaurants featuring Á la Carte, Asian, and a grill steakhouse.
Swimming, volleyball, table tennis, kayaking, body boarding, and windsurfing are just a few of the leisure activities you can participate in at the resort. Workout at the complimentary fitness center, and then unwind at the Renova Spa for tension-relieving treatments. Daily entertainment is available throughout the day from daytime entertainment programs for adults and evening programs of live music, variety shows, theme shows, and dancing at Pacha Night Club.
Venture off of the resort and participate in off-premise excursions from golf to horseback riding, and assorted water sports from scuba diving in the Banderas Bay, snorkeling to Sierra Madre safaris, jungle adventures, and deep-sea fishing. Doing nothing at all is an all-time favorite for honeymooners, where you can cool off at the pool with a swim-up bar, relax on the beach with the sand between your toes, and nap under a palm tree as the crashing waves create a tranquil melody. The choices at the Riu Vallarta Resort are endless allowing you to do it all or nothing at all.
Getting Married at the Riu Vallarta Resort
Tying the knot at the Riu Vallarta Resort is the perfect location for those couples who want the elegant and intimate celebration they’ve always dreamed of. With the Riu’s all-inclusive policy and a variety of affordable wedding and honeymoon packages, the resort encompasses all of your must-haves right from the start. Leave any pre-wedding stress behind, and leave the planning to your experienced Riu wedding coordinator who will assist with photographers, flowers, the reception, and many of the specific details needed along the way. Say “I Do” on the beach at sunset or on the grounds of the Riu in the lush gardens or in the romantic gazebo. With the Riu as your host and the resorts immaculate services, all you have to do is set the date, show up, and enjoy your celebration, while the staff arranges your perfect wedding. Following your wedding, you and your new husband can easily glide into the honeymoon phase without having to travel to a new destination, making this weddingmoon affordable and stress-free.
How to Get Here
Just a short 10 minute ride from Puerto Vallarta International Airport, you and your guests can enjoy a nonstop flight via Aero Mexico, American Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta Airlines, United Airlines, or US Airways.
With a luxurious a tropical ambiance, endless attractions, and affordable wedding and honeymoon packages at the Hotel Riu Vallarta, you and your guests are sure to experience a magical destination in paradise all while creating memories to last a lifetime.
Photo Courtesy of Hotel Riu Vallarta