New All-Inclusive Hotels in Mexico and the Caribbean This Year

‘New Year, New Beginnings’ is especially true for Mexico and the Caribbean. Weddings by Funjet has the best scoop on what’s new and trending for 2018 in the hottest destinations for your romantic getaway or destination wedding. Check out the full line up of our favorite, and most exciting new resorts that would make for the perfect vacation. From foodie to adrenaline junkie, we have the perfect fit for you.


Hotel Xcaret in Riviera Maya, Mexico

Grand Opening: December 2017

Hotel Xcaret made its debut right as we rang in the New Year, and we couldn’t be more excited. This resort is perfect for lovers of nature and adrenaline junkies alike. When staying at Hotel Xcaret, you have full access to all of Xcaret’s parks and tours, including transportation and their dining plans! Feel at peace indulging in all the fun they have to offer – Xcaret has been recognized as a Socially Responsible Company for offering quality of life programs, gender equity, and showing great respect to human rights, local communities, and sustainability.


Royalton Blue Waters in Montego Bay, Jamaica

Grand Opening: December 7, 2018

Perfect for the couple looking to keep things exciting at all times of the day. At Blue Waters you get the advantage of ‘stay at 1, play at 2’ so you can enjoy all of the features of neighboring property, Royalton White Sands.


Ocean Riviera Paradise in Riviera Maya, Mexico

Grand Opening: Early Winter 2017

While the grand opening may not have been in 2018, this property is too good to not mention! Easy on the eyes (and your wallet), Ocean Riviera Paradise gives aesthetically modern vibes, combined with the option for a family friendly or adult only experience for your room category.


Excellence Oyster Bay in Montego Bay, Jamaica

Grand Opening: June 1, 2018

Excellence takes the standard of all-inclusive to a new level this year with its opening of Excellence Oyster Bay. An adults-only luxury property, you can indulge in romance, entertainment, and endless food options. With more than 10 bars and lounges, and nearly a dozen restaurants, foodies will rejoice in the newfound haven.


Sandals Royal Barbados in St. Lawrence Gap, Barbados

Grand Opening: December 2017

Just in time for the holiday season, Sandals opened its most recently resort, Sandals Royal Barbados.  This all-suite resort is a one of a kind retreat with the first ever men’s only barbershop, a 4-lane indoor bowling alley, and a rooftop infinity pool. Don’t forget that Sandals is all about all-inclusive luxury amenities. If you’re looking for romance, you’ll find it here.


Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres in Playa Mujeres, Mexico

Grand Opening: Fall 2018

If you’re looking to combine a family getaway with all-inclusive fun, this is the spot for you. We love this hotel because Palladium offers children’s programs for kids as young as 12 months old. In addition, the adults can stay busy at any hour of the day enjoying the resort’s 24-hour sports bar, cheers!


The Royal Suites Coral in Playa Mujeres, Mexico

Grand Opening: Fall 2018

This brand new adult only all-inclusive resort is the perfect getaway for any couple looking for modern amenities, beautiful scenery, and easy to access location. If you’re looking for a more relaxing romantic getaway, this will do the trick! With gastronomic entertainment, VIP amenities, and a private beach club, the options for relaxing romance are endless.


Jewel Grande Montego Bay Resort & Spa in Montego Bay, Jamaica

Grand Opening: December 2017

The Jewel Grande is something to talk about! This resort is a hot topic in Jamaica for 2018 and we understand why. With a great variety of room options, including beachfront villas, the Jewel Grande brings the feeling of being at home with the ability to gaze into the Caribbean Sea. For couples seeking an unforgettable spa experience, look no further, The Jewel Grande hosts Jamaica’s first ever Himalayan Salt Halotherapy Lounge.


Unico 20°N 87°W in Riviera Maya, Mexico

Grand Opening: Spring 2017

Unico is a one of a kind all-inclusive resort that needs to be on your 2018 radar. Taking all-inclusive standards to a new level, this resort focuses on lifestyle, drawing the attention of millennial travelers. Dive into the local community by purchasing art from local artists’ right in your room. Or, if you’d like to explore the culture, just ask your anfitrion who takes the idea of butler service to a more personable and authentic experience. We also want to mention that your stay includes unlimited golf, select spa treatments, and even some offsite excursions.


The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort, Hawaii

Grand Opening: March 2018

The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort is undergoing a $46million renovation to provide its guests with an experience that benefits a more active and healthy lifestyle. We love this resort for the couple seeking action and adventure which can be found nearly anywhere on the Hawaiian Islands. While The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort is great for guests of all ages, we especially love that their newest features will include an adult’s only pool and additional wellness activities for guests.


Hard Rock Hotel Los Cabo in Los Cabos, Mexico

Grand Opening: Late 2018

We are so excited for the newest Hard Rock resort to open on the west coast of Mexico in Los Cabos. Hard Rock is the best bet for modern travelers looking for an upbeat and action packed experience. Our favorite fun feature about this resort is that they will have 5 pools, all with swim up bars. Looking to tie the knot? Hard Rock has you covered with the option for a complimentary wedding package!


Royalton Bavaro in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Grand Opening: Winter 2018

The island of Punta Cana is the new home to Royalton’s latest exciting resort, Royalton Bavaro. We love that Royalton has opened another resort in Punta Cana, complete with an ultimate FlowRider wave machine, a 1,200 foot lazy river, and its own mini-golf course. If that isn’t enough, you should be thrilled to know that there will also be a beachfront Brazilian Rodizio a la carte restaurant. The location of this resort is right on Bavaro Beach, which was considered as one of the best beaches in the world according to TripAdvisor in 2017. Start packing your bags today!


RIU Dunamar in Playa Mujeres, Mexico

Grand Opening: December 2017

We are so thrilled to see RIU opening a new hotel in the up and coming Costa Mujeres destination. RIU Dunamar focuses on appealing to guests of all ages by providing state of the art entertainment and gastronomy. We love RIU Dunamar because it will feature a Splash Water World park, the perfect way to keep the littles happy! When it comes to keeping the adults happy, there’s no worry here as every room has its very own beverage dispenser.



Ashley loves to combine her passion for planning dream weddings with her love of travel and adventure to give couples the experience of a lifetime. She quickly makes strong relationships with her couples, so much so, she frequently travels with her couples to destination to see the event through to execution. Ashley contributes to the blog with her first-hand travel experiences and best wedding planning tips and tricks of the trade.

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