Shaadi Destinations - Best Resorts for 100 Guests or Less
With hundreds of resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean to choose from, it's easy to spend weeks researching reviews, forums, and more trying to find the perfect venue. Let's get right to it, shall we? Please note groups of this size have the benefit of choosing from all of our favorite resorts (Best Resorts for 200 Guests and 300+ Guests).
Below are hand-picked, curated, and South Asian Wedding Certified "Top Resorts" by the Shaadi Destinations team. This is not a full list of our partner resorts, there are many others we recommend - and in fact, some others might even be better fits for your goals! Reach out and let us know what your dream resort looks like, and we'll show you something perfect for YOU!
Azul Beach resort riviera Cancún
With the Karisma Gourmet Inclusive Experience as the foundation to an incredible getaway for friends and family, Azul Beach Resort Riviera Cancún is the perfect Indian wedding resort for groups with under 100 guests.
Just a 20 minute drive from Cancún airport, this beautiful resort has it all - from a mojito bar for the adults to a Nickelodeon Experience for the kiddos to the top rated restaurant in Riviera Maya to cooking classes, Azul Beach Resort Riviera Cancún is an adventure! Don't forget the Karisma Gourmet Inclusive Baby Amenities (including everything from monitors to sanitizers to strollers to room service Gerber baby food!).
Our favorite venue is the Sky Deck overlooking the Caribbean Sea, where you can dress the gazebo with colored draping and stunning florals to create an elegant, picture-perfect mandap! We also love Plaza Zavas, a beautiful outdoor reception deck topped off with a bistro-light strung gazebo covered dance floor!
Shaadi Destinations couples love their exclusive Karisma perks - our clients receive a free semi-private welcome dinner with custom menus, a free semi-private brunch experience with private mimosa or bloody mary bar, and much much more!
Azul Beach Resort Riviera Maya
With one of our favorite beaches in Riviera Maya, the incredibly intimate Azul Beach Resort Riviera Maya is a show stopper! With less than 150 rooms, this luxury resort is a dreamy boutique option that still benefits from being a Karisma resort with its Karisma Gourmet Inclusive Experience.
Enjoy the morning with yoga on the beach, take an afternoon cooking class, dance the night away at the Tequila lounge, and more! Just 20 minutes away from Cancun airport and with experiences to be had by the whole family, this resort gets an A+ from the Shaadi Destinations team!
While this resort features the classic Karisma Sky Deck overlooking the Caribbean Sea (including a second level for cocktail parties), our favorite venue is the Chill Deck - a patio that stands over the gorgeous clear blue water, where groups of 30-50 can comfortably enjoy a celebratory cocktail hour to cheer on the newlyweds!
Shaadi Destinations couples exclusively benefit from a variety of perks at Karisma resorts, including every 7th room free, a complimentary brunch with a mimosa or bloody mary experience, as well as a complimentary semi-private dinner with custom menus to delight!
Mahekal Beach Resort Playa Del Carmen
Mahekal translates to 'magic'... or at least, it should! Another Shaadi Destinations favorite, Mahekal Beach Resort just steps from 5th Avenue in Playa del Carmen is absolutely stunning and perfect for smaller groups seeking an alternative to all-inclusives, but want the beautiful backdrops Mexico provides to couples. With less than 200 suites featuring bungalows, palapas, and treehouses - all with luxury modern finishes and front porch hammocks, Mahekal is paradise.
Mahekal has it all - delightful food, pristine grounds and service, as well as beautiful beachfront and garden venues. For couples with adventurers for friends, being located a literal 2 minute walk from 5th Avenue means daily or nightly adventures to Playa del Carmen - where fun, diverse food options, and shopping awaits!
Our favorite wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception site is beachfront! With pre-strung bistro lights jumping from palm tree to palm tree, a perfect gap between the lush trees to house your dream mandap, and a built-in fire pit for s'mores after dark, it is a versatile haven for your wedding weekend!
Shaadi Destinations couples love the exclusivity they get when choosing Mahekal. With a dream team on-site and their deep-rooted relationship with Shaadi Destinations, couples get VIP treatment all weekend long in addition to perks and upgrades to start off their married life right!
Sandos Caracol ECO RESORT
Embracing the culture and nature that made our team fall in love with Mexico, Sandos Caracol is a Shaadi Destinations client favorite right from the start. With beautiful cenotes (natural swimholes), amazing beaches, and activities for all - including a full-sized waterpark for the kids, Sandos Caracol is a wonderful option. What's more, Sandos Caracol provides these experiences at a very affordable cost for guests!
Designed for nature lovers, Sandos Caracol is surrounded by mangroves, wildlife, and natural lagoons. Even so, the resort features modern renovated suites (dubbed the Signature Eco Collection) as well as a newly built Royal Elite section which serves as a premium wedding and reception location.
Our favorite venues are located in this new section. First, the beachfront gazebo sits on the edge of the property and is equally private and stunning - a truly unique and special ceremony site that can be draped in amazing florals. Second, the rooftop of the Royal Elite building is a modern and luxurious option for ceremonies, cocktail hours, and receptions overlooking the Caribbean Sea!
Shaadi Destinations couples receive exclusive benefits at Sandos properties, including significant discounts on wedding packages, one free upgrade to Indian catering offered by local 5 star restaurants, and much more! Our couples love the price point of the accommodations, versatility of the resort, and luxury venues!