Mexico resorts offer wedding/honeymoon plans

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NEW YORK -- The popularity of Mexico as a wedding/honeymoon destination is evidenced by the number of resorts that offer honeymoon and destination wedding packages.

The following is a look at some of these resorts. All packages are commissionable at 10%:

• The new One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos is offering a Romance in Paradise package. The resort is fresh from an $80 million renovation and features an on-site chapel and a new restaurant, C, created by Charlie Trotter.

Available year-round, the seven-night package costs from $4,875 to $8,600 per couple, depending on room type and season. The plan includes daily breakfast and lunch, five dinners, a couple's yoga class and spa treatment and roundtrip airport transfers.

For more information or reservations, call (877) 472-5645 or visit www.oneandonlyresorts.com.

• Las Alamandas, an upscale, 14-suite resort situated on a secluded section of Pacific coastline halfway between Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo, offers a six-night honeymoon package priced from $2,999 per couple.

The program includes one dinner for two with a guitar serenade, a couple's massage on the beach, a picnic lunch served on the beach and photos of the couple.

For reservations or information, call (888) 882-9616 or visit www.alamandas.com.

• Orient-Express Hotels launched a Gifted Couple program that offers free room nights to couples who spend a minimum of $20,000 (including rooms and food and beverage) on a wedding at a participating Orient-Express property.

After the wedding, couples who book a three- to five-night honeymoon package receive one free night, while couples staying six nights or longer receive two free nights.

Participating in the promotion is Orient-Express' 61-room Maroma Resort and Spa in the Riviera Maya. The promotion includes a complimentary room upgrade (based on availability) and a welcome amenity.

For information or reservations, call (866) 454-9351 or visit www.maromahotel.com.

To contact reporter Jorge Sidron, send e-mail to [email protected].

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