While the allure of a faraway getaway beckons countless couples with a penchant for adventure, many have discovered that the ultimate escape can be found closer to home and offers them everything they could want and more.

The Le Blanc Spa Resort is one such gem, nestled between Nichupte Lagoon and the Caribbean Sea on Isla Cancun. Though surrounded by modern hotels, tourist amenities, upscale shopping and nightlife, this resort shines as an all-inclusive, adults only diversion from daily life, an especially appealing feature to those of the marrying kind.

Pristine white sand and clear blue waters, certainly, are signature features of this romantic landscape. Couples who spend four or more nights at the resort can marry on-site compliments of Le Blanc or choose to accommodate grander plans and larger groups by tailoring a bridal package to their heart’s content. The resort also enables couples to upgrade their experience with resort credits useable toward everything from wedding details to luxurious services.

Naturally, what begins with a spectacular setting continues with the amenities at this five-star locale. Outfitted with beachfront cabanas, three pools, a full-service beauty salon, a fitness center and six distinctive restaurants specializing in everything from casual fare to international cuisine, Le Blanc ensures couples can do as much or as little as they like. Still, it is the spa boutique that often keeps this resort’s name on the tips of tongues.

Consistently ranked as one of the best resorts in the world, the Spa at Le Blanc has perfected the art of indulgence and touches upon all the senses. Designed with Zen in mind, views overlook serene bamboo gardens while nuptial couples enjoy sublime downtime in an array of ways. Linger throughout the day with hydrotherapy highlighted by the hot and cold plunge waterfall, herbal steam room and pressure showers. A co-ed lounge offers time as a twosome followed by private treatments.

For the definitive spa experience, guests can relish in relaxation in the private sauna, steam room, double Jacuzzi and side-by-side treatment tables in the VIP suite. Bold brides and grooms can even have Garra Rufa fish at their beck and call as they dip their toes (and more) at the fish spa.

Of course, when it comes down to an unforgettable experience, the secret lies in the service. From the moment a couple steps on the grounds, Le Blanc can accommodate. Bridal guests enjoy 24-hour room service and a full-service butler available on every floor to help with everything from unpacking to scheduling daily activities. And, while this great escape may feel like a world away, guests have access to all of life’s little conveniences including wireless internet, docking stations, free unlimited calls to the U.S. and Canada as well as an app to download upon arrival so an afternoon massage or bubble-filled bath request can be made from the comfort of a lounge chair.

> Written by Dina M. Cortez

Location: Le Blanc Spa Resort, Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico