Grand Palladium Colonial,
Grand Palladium White Sand
The Royal Suites Yucatan
There are 3 different hotel options within the same resort complex. The Colonial is four star and is the most affordable option. The White Sand is very similar but slightly newer and more expensive. The Royal Suites Yucatan (TRS Yucatan) is an adults only set of luxury suites. All 3 hotels share the same resort complex (pools, restaurants and common areas) so we will all still be able to spend time together regardless of which hotel you choose to stay in. Note that the TRS Yucatan does have a few exclusive restaurants and bars reserved only for guests of the TRS Yucatan.
Michael and Sydney will be staying at the TRS Yucatan.
All 3 hotels are all-inclusive and include drinks, food, gratuities and some activities/entertainment.
The nearest airport to the resort complex is Cancún Airport (located in Cancún, Quintana Roo). When searching for the resort online look for resorts in Riviera Maya.
How to book.
There are a few different options for booking.
If coming from Canada, we would recommend booking flights and hotels as a package through Expedia. Transportation to/from the airport/hotel is sometimes included. We would recommend making transportation arrangements ahead of time.
If coming from Australia, we would also recommend booking flights and hotels as a package through Expedia. However, you might want to play around with different options to see if it is a better deal to book as a package through Expedia or to book flights and hotel separately. Transportation to/from the airport/hotel is usually not included and we would recommend making transportation arrangements ahead of time.
We would also recommend looking at different dates because the price can vary depending on the day of the week you arrive/leave.
If coming as a single, we would suggest sharing a room with someone if possible, or bringing a plus one. The room prices tend to be more expensive when booked based on sole occupancy.
Note: Please include a comment when booking that you are part of Michael and Sydney's wedding.
We will be at the hotel from the 13th until the 23rd of April. Please join us for the dates that suit your schedule.
Welcome Cocktail Party
Please let us know by 20th January 2019 if you will be joining us in Mexico.
We hope you can make it!
We know that this is a big time and financial commitment. While we would love to see you all there, we totally understand if it won't be possible for you to attend.
Tips for Mexico
The a la carte restaurants at the resort have a dress code for men. Men will need to wear closed toe shoes, long pants and shirts with sleeves. There is no dress code at the buffet restaurants.
Gratuities are included in the packages. However, we would recommend bringing either some USD or pesos for the occasional tip as tips are very much appreciated and can get you even better service (particularly at the bars).
The weather in the Riviera Maya in April is usually sunny and dry with a high of 30 and low of 22.
Do not drink the tap water!
These are some of the activities that are available in the area.
Click below to see all activity options
Mayan Ruins (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Chichén Itzá is a complex of Mayan ruins on Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula. A massive step pyramid, known as El Castillo or Temple of Kukulcan, dominates the ancient city, which thrived from around 600 A.D. to the 1200s. Graphic stone carvings survive at structures like the ball court, Temple of the Warriors and the Wall of the Skulls. Nightly sound-and-light shows illuminate the buildings' sophisticated geometry.
Coastal Views and Ruins
Tulum is a town on the Caribbean coastline of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. It’s known for its beaches and well-preserved ruins of an ancient Mayan port city. The main building is a large stone structure called El Castillo (castle), perched on a rocky cliff above the white sand beach and turquoise sea. Near the ruins is the Parque Nacional Tulum, a coastal area with mangroves and cenotes (natural limestone sinkholes).
Underground Snorkeling and Cave Exploring
A cenote is a natural pit, or sinkhole, resulting from the collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes groundwater underneath.