A week of relaxing on the beaches of the Mayan Riviera was just what was needed after months of planning our wedding and Scott’s crazy work schedule.
We made it to the Cancun airport around 2:30 and then waited in customs line for an hour. We made light of it by talking to the couple in front of us and laughing at everyone’s reaction as they came down the escalator. After customs and Scott’s random bag check, we headed out to meet our ride to the hotel. Then we waited about 20 minutes for the van, with the world’s worst driver to show up.
Waiting for the van
After dropping off a people at their resorts and the crazy driving I was starting to feel car sick, I’m never car sick and then our driver completely missed a speed bump and ran it full force. Needless to say, he did not get much of a tip from us.
Once at our resort we checked and were taken around and had a quick tour of the grounds and restaurant. Then we raced to find food. We were sat at a corner table that had a front row view of the ocean. It was the most peaceful dinner I had had in a long time. I think at that moment, my headache disappeared, I was full and starting to relax. We then went for a walk on the beach and found some chairs to sit on and watch the waves.
On Monday we decided that it was a full on beach day. We still had to meet with our on resort travel guide. We met with Ariel and were given lots of off resort excursions to think about. We headed back after lunch and beach time and picked out the Ek Balam tour and snorkeling. Plus we found out there were buses leaving from the resort going to Cancun and Playa del Carmen. We had our week planned out for us with plenty of relaxing time included. So we headed to the beach to chill out.
On Tuesday we decided that we would head into Cancun to see the city. Little did we know that shopping there would be like shopping at home, in a mall.
Lunch in Cancun
We did walk down the road to another mall and found a few shops that were worth getting some souvenirs.
View from the Cancun Mall
We headed back to the resort for some more beach time and then dinner at the Italian restaurant at the resort and then a walk on the beach and lounging under the stars.
On Wednesday we had our first excursion. An all day trip to Ek Balam, a Mayan ruin, and then to a Mayan village to see a sink hole.
View from half way up
We just finished walking down
We returned to the resort exhausted. We cleaned up and headed to the fondue restaurant to relax. The food there was much better than the Melting Pot.
On Thursday, we had a 1/2 day excursion lined up. After a delay and mix up with the buses we were finally able to get to Puerto Morelas for some snorkeling. We went out in the second largest barrier reef in the world. Our tour guides were great! They would go down and find sealife and bring it up for us to touch. We saw lobsters, sting ray, sea crab, eels and countless fish. We had a quick lunch and almost missed our bus ride back to the resort.
Our lunch view
Once we returned we headed straight to the beach until it was time for our couples massage. The massage was outside over the ocean and extremely relaxing. After a quick shower it was time for our candle light dinner on the beach.
Dinner on the beach
On Friday, our last full day in paradise we decided to make it a beach day. We found a great spot on the beach and hung out for most of the day.
Friday night we took a bus into Playa del Carmen. The shopping was much better and people watching was great. We were able to buy a few more things and then find a nice Mexican food restaurant for dinner. We were sat right on the street and had great entertainment for the night.
Dinner in Playa
On Saturday it was time to leave and head back to reality. Of course we did have some issues with our ride to the airport showing up on time. Those Mexican Minutes did not sit well with us, especially when we had a huge line at the airport to get through. We made it and had time to spare waiting at our gate.
It was a great honeymoon, and now to start spending the rest of our lives together!