Why Unico’s 5-Star All-Inclusive Resort is the Perfect Tulum Destination Wedding Haven


HEY - I'm Annette

An Arizona based Wedding, Elopement & Couple's Photographer. I am here for the wild, messy and imperfect moments. Let me help you create an experience that will last a lifetime.


January 10, 2024

A Tulum destination wedding is a dream come true, especially when set against the breathtaking backdrop of Mexico.

One exceptional resort that stands out for an intimate celebration is Unico, a 5-star all-inclusive haven nestled between Playa del Carmen and Tulum. In this blog, I am going to help you explore the enchanting journey of Ashley and John, who opted for a Tulum destination wedding and unravel the top reasons why choosing a 5-star all-inclusive resort in Mexico, like Unico, is the ultimate idea for a magical celebration.

Ashley + John’s Magical Tulum Destination Wedding:

In the heart of the jungle and along the pristine beaches of Unico, Ashley and John embarked on a romantic journey to exchange vows.

The resort’s exclusive wedding ceremony sites, offering the choice between a gazebo or a secluded beach spot, provided the perfect setting for their intimate celebration. The couple’s day unfolded seamlessly, from getting ready to the breathtaking sunset portraits on the beach, capturing the essence of their love in every moment.

Wedding Day Timeline:

Here is an idea of how the day went for our Destination Mexico Wedding. Remember, the best part about destination weddings, you can do whatever you want and design your day however you like. Here is an example of what my couple wanted for their elopement day;

12:00 PM:  Hair and Makeup

2:30 PM: Various Pictures around the Resort

  • Groom getting ready photos
  • Bride getting ready photos-robe shots

3-4:30 PM: Put on dress

4:00 PM ish: First Look

4:40 PM: Walk over to Gazebo

5:00 PM: Ceremony – (The Gazebo)

6:10 PM: Sunset

  • Cake Cutting
  • Dinner & Toasts 
  • First Dance on Beach
  • Sunset Bride and Groom Photos

7:30 PM: Private Dinner for the bride and groom

Top 10 Reasons to Choose Unico

I have stayed at many resorts in Mexico and I will be honest, this is my first, all-inclusive 5 star resort.

The “All-Inclusive 5 Star” part is what completely sold me. This resort BLEW ME AWAY! From the moment of checking in a couple of days prior online, I got to choose my pillow preference, what I wanted stocked in my mini-fridge, the scent in my room, to my welcome drink on arrival, I was sold!

This hotel treated you like royalty. The staff were the most amazing people and were the sweetest and nicest people to talk to.

It did not feel like a normal all-inclusive resort in Mexico, it was the next level. As someone who has traveled to Tulum many times, the food at Unico was better than the town of Tulum! Everything I ate at the resort was spectacular. With all the amazing things to say about this hotel, I would hands down get married here myself. 

ONE | Luxurious Amenities:

Unico elevates the all-inclusive experience, offering personalized touches from personalized scents to craft welcome drinks, making every moment extraordinary.

TWO | Culinary Delights

Indulge in a culinary journey with craft cocktails and high-end meals that surpass even the renowned restaurants in Tulum.

THREE | Exceptional Staff

The friendly and accommodating staff at Unico ensure a warm welcome, creating an atmosphere where every guest feels valued.

FOUR | Ideal Location

Situated just 20 minutes from downtown Tulum, Unico provides easy access to explore the vibrant surroundings, striking a perfect balance between Playa del Carmen and Tulum.

FIVE | Safety Measures

Unico prioritizes safety with complimentary shuttle services, dress/suit cleaning, and steaming services, ensuring a stress-free and secure celebration.

SIX | On-site Hair & Makeup Services

Pamper yourself with on-site hair and makeup services, allowing you to relax and prepare for your special day without leaving the resort.

SEVEN | Exclusive Wedding Ceremony Sites

Choose between a gazebo or a secluded beach spot for your ceremony, ensuring a private and inclusive experience.

EIGHT | Complimentary Wedding Coordinator

Unico provides a dedicated wedding coordinator who takes care of every detail, from hair and makeup to flowers, ensuring a seamless celebration.

NINE | Immersive Experience

Unico offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the beauty of Mexico, creating unforgettable memories with your soulmate.

TEN | Tailored Wedding Day Timeline

Customize your wedding day timeline, allowing you to focus on what matters most – an intimate ceremony right on the beach, free from external pressures.

Exploring During Your Tulum Destination Wedding

Beyond the enchanting Unico resort, here is a list of activities and attractions near Tulum, from visiting cenotes to exploring the Tulum Ruins, ensuring a memorable experience for every couple and their guests.

Adventure Session and Bonding with Your Photographer

Let me emphasize the importance of an adventure day before the wedding – especially if it includes exploring Tulum and creating a bond with your photographer. This unique experience adds a personal touch to the wedding day, making it even more special.

Visit the Cenotes:  

A cenote is a natural sinkhole resulting from the collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes groundwater underneath.

  • Gran Cenote 
  • Oxman Cenote
  • Cenote Calavera
  • Cenote Oxman
  • Cenote Dos Ojos 
  • Cenote Corazon
  • Cenote Atik
  • Cenote Ik 
  • Cenote Xaman Ha

Things to do + see in Tulum:

  • Kaan Luum Lagoon
  • Raw Love 
  • Crooked Palm Tree Playa Paraíso
  • Tulum Jungle Gym 
  • Azulik
  • Follow that Dream sign
  • Selina Tulum
  • Tulum Ruins 
  • Xel-Há Park
  • Xcaret Park
  • Catamaran Ride to Isla Mujeres 
  • Ferry over to Cozumel 
  • Chichen Itza
  • Dolphin discovery or swim with the dolphins at Xel Ha or Xcaret 
  • Snorkel and swim with the turtles 
  • Rent bikes or a moped around Tulum 

Restaurants in Tulum that are my Favorite

  • Cerveceria Tulum Brewery and Tulum Sign 
  • Batey Mojito and Guarapo Bar, C. Centauro Sur, Tulum Centro, 77760 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico-best mojitos in town 
  • Burgerito
  • Raw love 
  • Matcha Mamma 
  • Gitano-nicer meal 
  • Karma-Treehouse Restaurant 
  • Kin Toh at Azulik 
  • Arca- fancier meal like Gitano 
  • Hartwood 
  • El Habanero Rojo-authentic Mexican 
  • Taqueria Honorio
  • Posada Margherita

Other 5-Star All-Inclusive Resorts : 

In the realm of Tulum destination weddings, Unico’s 5-star all-inclusive resort stands as a beacon of enchantment, providing couples like Ashley and John with a dreamy backdrop for their intimate marriage.

With its luxurious amenities, exquisite dining, and unparalleled service, Unico ensures that every couple experiences the wedding of their dreams in the heart of Mexico’s paradise.


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HEY - I'm Annette!

An Arizona based Wedding, Elopement & Couple's Photographer. I am here for the wild, messy and imperfect moments. Let me help you create an experience that will last a lifetime.


Annette Ambrose

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