Soon to be married, Sonny has his eye on a promising property now that his first venture, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful, has only a single remaining vacancy, posing a rooming predicament for fresh arrivals Guy and Lavinia. Evelyn and Douglas have joined the Jaipur workforce and are wondering where their regular dates for Chilla pancakes will lead. Norman and Carol are negotiating the tricky waters of an exclusive relationship. And Madge juggles two eligible and very wealthy suitors. Perhaps the only one who may know the answers is newly installed co-manager of the hotel, Muriel, the keeper of everyone's secrets. As the demands of a traditional Indian wedding threaten to engulf them all, an unexpected way forward presents itself.