The Best Guide to Sandos Cancun Weddings

If you’re planning a wedding, you may be considering a destination wedding in beautiful Cancun. But with so many resorts to choose from, how can you be sure you’re picking the right one?

This guide to Sandos Cancun weddings will help make your decision easier. We’ll tell you everything you need to know about this popular resort, from the stunning beach settings to the delicious food and drinks. So whether you’re looking for an all-inclusive beach wedding or just want a little escape from the cold winter weather, Sandos Cancun is a great choice!

Content of the Complete Guide to Sandos Cancun Weddings

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beautiful sunrise on a caribbean beach in cancun
A beautiful sunrise from Sandos Cancun beach

Where is Sandos Cancun?

Sandos Cancun is located in the heart of the Hotel Zone, only 20 minutes from Cancun Airport. If you are in the mood for a cultural experience, you can visit the Museo Maya of Cancun and San Miguelito archeological site within minutes from the resort.

Shopping lovers will be delighted to have Luxury Avenue Shopping Mall and La Isla Shopping Village, where you could find from local art to top-brand clothing and jewels. This is if you wish to ever leave the resort!

Our experience with Sandos Cancun

Sandos Cancun is a great resort for a wedding or simply a romantic getaway. The accommodations are very comfortable, the grounds are well kept and the food options will always have something that will satisfy you.

This is a great resort for couples looking for a more budget-conscious wedding, without sacrificing a beautiful location! We’ve had dozens of weddings at this resort and our couples and guests couldn’t be any happier.

Lisa wright from hola weddings standing next to sandos cancun sign on the beach
Greetings from this beautiful beach!

 Resort Overview

  • Rooms: 213
  • Adults-only: No, the resort is family-friendly
  • Pet Friendly: No pets or service animals are allowed on the property
  • Room Service: Yes, 24-hours
  • Wi-Fi: Included in the rooms and common areas
  • Restaurants: 5 restaurants
  • Bars: 2 bars
  • Cafe: No
  • Nightclub: No, however, they do offer nightly activities and themed parties 
  • Spa: Yes, The spacious Spa del Mar covers 15,000 square feet and offers 12 luxurious treatment rooms
  • Beauty Salon: Yes, with hand, foot, and nail treatments
  • Fitness Center: Yes. Open from 6 am until 9 pm.
  • Pools: 3 infinity  swimming pools with live DJ and music
  • Water Sports: Water activities at the main pool provided by the entertainment staff
  • Exchange Privileges: You get access to Sandos Caracol and Sandos Playacar to enjoy the day, previous reservation with the concierge.

Pros and cons of Sandos Cancun

Pros

  • The resort has been open for a while so it does not look modern on the outside, but it has been remodeled a few times and the grounds are always impeccable.
  • Sandos Cancun is just 20 minutes from the airport! Time is EVERYTHING while on vacation and the fastest I can be to having a margarita on the beach, the better.
  • Sandos Cancun performs only 1 wedding per day. No one will steal your thunder on this magical day and all the attention will be directed to you and your wedding guests.

Cons

  • There is no coffee shop, so if you are in a hurry or just need an afternoon pick-me-up, you must visit a sit-down restaurant.
  • Kids will not be as entertained as the grown-ups, since there is no kids club and no kids-oriented activities organized throughout the day.
  • The resort is right next to Secrets the Vine, a very tall and large hotel. You will get lots of shade thanks to it, but pools will not have much sun so they feel a little chilly!
exterior of a beach resort in cancun

Rooms and Sections

Superior and Deluxe Rooms come with one king-size or two double beds, making them ideal for up to 3 adults. They have a large marble bathroom with a separate shower and soaking tub and provide views of the ocean or the lagoon. The main difference is that Superior Rooms have a floor to ceiling windows, and Deluxe Rooms offer a private balcony.

hotel room with two double beds and ocean view
Ocean-front rooms offer the best views

Suites accommodate up to 3 adults in a master bedroom and a separate living area complete with a sofa, a kitchenette, and a dining area. Sando’s suites may have two double beds in the master room while Laguna suites will come with only one bed but with two private balconies.

The Caribe Suites are the largest accommodation in the resort. These two-bedroom, two-bathroom suites complete with a living area and a kitchenette are ideal for 4 guests. A very large balcony will be the perfect location for dining al fresco or simply enjoying a drink during sunset.

hotel suite living area with dining table, kitchenette and sofa with a tv
Suites offer all the comforts you may need on your vacation

No matter what room you book, you are almost certain you will enjoy water views from your windows or balcony. Your room could face the Nichupté Lagoon with a glimpse of the ocean, a partial ocean view, or a full oceanfront view. 

The Beach at Sandos Cancun

The beach is just amazing! Deep blue tones and calm waters will make you want to spend your whole vacation sunbathing and refreshing in the water.

You can walk miles unending in each direction and see other nearby resorts from the beach. Quite nice for an early run or a romantic evening promenade.

sandos cancun weddings beach area
This beach has me dreaming!

Food & Drinks

Sandos Cancun offers 4 specialties a la carte restaurants for dinner. A steakhouse, an Italian house, a French restaurant by the beach, and a reservation-only Japanese teppanyaki service.

dessert station at a beach restaurant in cancun
Desserts are an important part of any meal, right?!

Guests can also enjoy a buffet restaurant for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with international food and themed nights on rotation. If you are in the mood to stay in bed all day, room service operates 24 hours a day!

Bar One is located in the lobby. It’s open from 9 am until 2 in the morning and here is where live music, entertainment, and the silent disco party take place. Bar Two lounge is an outdoor bar with an ocean view open on some special evenings, weather permitting. It does have an incredible view and the breeze is perfect for those warm nights.

lobby bar of a beach resort in cancun

If you are spending your day by the pool or the beach, you can go grab some refreshments at the beach restaurant. Servers come and go all the time offering refills and taking orders as well.

The beach restaurant is available for a la carte breakfast for vacation club members only, along with a VIP bar with premium drinks and cocktails.

ocean front restaurant with large windows and white furniture overlooking the beach
St Trop restaurant offers nice views of the beach

Activities, Sports, Kids Club

You will find the entertainment team day and night offering fun things to do. You can start your day with stretching and water aerobics, followed by beach volleyball, pool contests, Dj, and trivia games. What about a tennis match on an ocean-view court? They also have a foam party some days of the week!

resort pool with ocean view and guests doing acuating excercise
Are you ready for some water stretching?

Although there are no specific activities for kids, the staff will accommodate them and include them in anything they can to keep them amused.

During the afternoon there’s live music at the lobby bar and daily shows during the evening to end the night. The silent party and the disco show are awesome and they surely invite you to showcase your best dancefloor moves!

mayan show with dancers in traditional costumes
Daily evening shows and happenings are available for your entertainment

Exchange Privileges

Staying at Sandos Cancun gets you access to sister properties in the Riviera Maya. Families will love to take the kids to the water park or arcade at Sandos Playacar, or get a swim at Sandos Caracol natural cenote! Three resorts for the price of one. Isn’t that a great deal? 

kids playing at the arcade room of a beach resort in cancun
Kids will love the arcade at Sandos Playacar!

What makes this resort different from other All-inclusive Resorts

What makes Sandos Cancun so special, is the beach. The property is situated on one of the most beautiful stretches of beach in the area. On top of that, you add the closeness to the airport, the easy connection to everything you must see and do in Cancun, several food options, entertainment, and comfortable accommodations for a truly affordable price, and you get the whole package!

If you are still unsure about how to choose the right destination wedding resort for you, here’s our quick guide.

Sandos Cancun Weddings

Sandos Cancun is the perfect venue and resort for beach weddings. The sand here is white and powdery, the water is crystal clear, the sunset is absolutely breathtaking, and the facilities will please your guests.

The resort also offers a variety of wedding packages that can be customized to fit your needs and budget, whether you plan an intimate wedding or a large beach fiesta!

just married couple walking holding hands
Are you ready to say ”I DO”?

Sandos Cancun Wedding Package

Seaside Bliss Wedding Package – 30 guests

$5,750 USD Selling price
$89 USD extra person + TAX + Service fee

Ceremony inclusions: Symbolic ceremony • Ceremony setup as per resort location • Government beach permit • 3 medium-sized flower medallions • Rose petals for the aisle during the ceremony (1 bag) • Sound system and microphone during the ceremony • 1 bouquet and 1 boutonnière, or 2 bouquets, or 2 boutonnières for the couple.

Private Reception Inclusions: Private cocktail with open bar and appetizers (duration: 1 hour) • Private dinner reception with open bar (duration: 3 hours) • Basic setup and ambient lighting • Sparkling wine for the wedding toast • 3-tier custom-made wedding cake • 3 centerpieces • DJ, light, and sound during dinner (duration: 3 hours).

Additional Perks: Wedding organization and personalized service from the wedding coordinators • Steaming service for the wedding outfit (arrival 3 days prior is required) • 1 make-up and hairstyle session (excludes trial) at the Sandos Spa • Couple’s massage at the Sandos Spa (duration: 50 minutes) • Upgrade to next available room category (subject to availability) • Complimentary honeymoon amenities for the couple.

wedding ceremony set up on a terrace overlooking the ocean with chairs covered in white and red bows

Of course, there are a couple of other options available for Sandos Cancun weddings, but this one is the most complete in regards to amenities for the wedding day, as well as benefits for the couple and the guests. Get in touch if you want to explore other wedding package options!

Related: 7 great tips to know about wedding packages at all-inclusive resorts.

Extra Costs to Consider

  • Photography and Videography
  • Dance floor
  • Lighting
  • Decor tweaks
  • Floral Tweaks
  • Outside Vendor Fees
  • Wedding Favors

Same-Sex Weddings Sandos Cancun

Sandos Resorts are proud members of IGLTA and strive to help ensure that the LBGTQ+ community has a special celebration with their loved ones. Queer couples can come to Sandos Cancun and have the wedding they have always dreamed of.

gay wedding at sandos cancun resort
#lovewins

Sandos Cancun Wedding Promotions

Saving $2000 USD on your wedding package sounds appealing to you? Would you care for room upgrades, or cash back just by booking with us? There are many things Hola Weddings can help you with to enjoy even more your day and get perks and benefits no one else will give to you. Ask us how!

Sandos Cancun Wedding Venues

Sandos Cancun wedding venues are beautiful, and spacious and will give you enough privacy for you to enjoy with your guests. Most of them offer ocean views and the possibility to add as many decor elements as you wish, so you have the perfect wedding!

Beach Wedding Venue

The beach has a perfect size to accommodate small, medium, or large weddings. It’s right where the pools and beach restaurant are so be ready to have an audience! You will need to walk through the gardens and go down the stairs making your entrance very dramatic.

You are allowed to use the beach area until 11 pm from November to April and until 9 pm from May to October due to turtle nesting season. There is a mandatory government fee to use this venue.

CAPACITY: 200 guests // AVAILABLE FOR: Ceremony, Cocktail & Reception

Rooftop Terrace

wedding rooftop terrace with a romantic set up and bistro lights

This is a large open space surrounded by a beautiful pergola. You get to see the ocean on one side and the lagoon on the other. A nice breeze will refresh you while you dance the night away!

CAPACITY: 300 guests // AVAILABLE FOR: Reception & cocktail hour.

Bar Two

ocean view terrace with a reception set up with white and black tablecloths

In a more secluded area of the resort, there is a bar with a large floor and a lawn area. It offers an ocean view and it even has a stage for a band or Dj for your party.

CAPACITY: 100 guests // AVAILABLE FOR: Ceremony & Cocktail

Penthouse Rooftop Terrace

This is a completely private venue with an impressive view of the ocean. If you are having a medium size wedding ceremony this is a perfect choice!

CAPACITY: 70 guests // AVAILABLE FOR: Ceremony & Reception

Ballroom

hotel ballroom set up for a wedding with white clothing and rose petals on the table

If what you really want is to have an indoor celebration with A/C, the ballroom would be your best choice. Curfew is 2 am and it can be divided into sections according to your group’s needs.

CAPACITY: 300 guests // AVAILABLE FOR: Ceremony, Cocktail & Reception

Come watch the Sandos Cancun weddings venues on our Youtube Channel!

Conclusion

There you have it! Just a small taste of what Sandos Cancun has to offer when it comes to wedding planning. We hope this post helped get your wheels turning about how perfect Sandos would be for your big day. And, if you’re ready to start planning, give us a call! One of our skilled wedding specialists would be more than happy to chat with you about all the amazing things we can do to make sure your day is everything you’ve ever dreamed of… and more!

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