My fiance and I are planning a wedding on Isla, and we're so excited about returning and introducing our guests to the island that we love. We'll be arriving on a Tuesday, hosting a welcome dinner on Friday, and getting married on Saturday. We plan to fly home the following weekend but can't decide whether to stay on the island or head somewhere else for a honeymoon. We were initially thinking that we would stay on Isla after the wedding, but then a friend of mine very strongly suggested that we "escape" for more of a real honeymoon, and now I can't decide what to do!
We expect 30-50 guests. I imagine that most will arrive on Thursday, and those with kids in school or those with not much vacation time will leave on Monday or Tuesday, whereas others will stay the following week. The wedding will be at Sunset Grill, and we are suggesting that guests stay nearby (Ixchel, Privilege Aluxes, Posada del Mar, or Cabanas Maria del Mar).
We plan to stay at Ixchel for the wedding, and if we stay on the island afterwards one option we've considered is to book a suite at Privilege Aluxes after the wedding. I'm thinking we could hang out a little bit on the island with any guests who remain but also have a nice suite to return to each night for some alone time (a platinum or honeymoon suite? have never stayed there). Alternatively, we could book somewhere else on the island like Hotel Villa Rolandi or Casa de los Suenos and be a little bit more on our own.
I've also been looking at all-inclusive resorts in Playa Mujeres (Excellence and Beloved), mostly because now I'm wondering if we might want to be completely on our own after the wedding (and perhaps at the type of resort that we would typically never splurge on). But at the same time I worry that we would miss Isla (we're getting married there because we love it, after all). Any thoughts?