our beach + cabana beds; catamaran boat trip (h&m dress, asos hat); xel-ha; drunken golf buggy tour; beach bbq for lunch; relaxing in the pool cabana (river island bikini); our room for my 'mexican birthday' petals, balloons, champagne + birthday cake (topshop bralet, river island skirt).
It feels like quite some time ago now that my view from breakfast was the gorgeous, turquoise Caribbean sea. If I could start every day of my life like this I certainly would! I strongly believe that I wasn't built for the British/Welsh climate. I'm always cold and dreary days depress me just as much as having pasty skin! Visiting places like Mexico make me realise that I'd love to live somewhere where even in hurricane season the temperatures reach the 40's! Aah someday!
This was without a doubt my favourite holiday of all time! I've been fortunate enough to holiday in many places with my family and boyfriend in the past including Egypt, Greece, Turkey, Spain, Cyprus and Malta, but this was my first transatlantic journey! Yes the time we spent travelling got a bit tiresome by the end (2 hour drive to Birmingham, 3 hour wait at the airport, 11 hour flight!) but it is more than 100% worth it! We stayed for two weeks at the Azul Sensatori in Riviera Maya. After um-ing + ah-ing about booking to stay in Cancun/Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen I think that we made the perfect decision! Playa seemed a little quiet + Cancun was definitely too go-go-go for a fortnight. Everything in the hotel was beautiful from the grounds to the rooms to the pools. I can't think of one thing to complain about! The focus of this hotel is definitely food and drink! With 6 restaurants (buffet, Italian, Mexican, Caribbean, Tapas + a gourmet experimental restaurant) and a Mojito Lounge with a menu boasting 31 types of mojito, it's safe to say I've worked out where this excess weight has come from! We spent our 'chill out days' sun bathing in the cabanas around the adults only swim up bar pool before diving in to work our way through the cocktail list! This is easily the friendliest hotel I've stayed in too; I have so many amazing memories thanks to the friends we made!
There is so much to do in Mexico there really isn't a way you can fit everything into two weeks! We had an idea of what we wanted to do before we went so tried to get a healthy balance of days out + sunbathing time! First excursion we did was the Cancun Bar Crawl, one word to sum this up CRAZY! We went to four bars; Charlie's & Carlos - a open air bar to get everyone in the mood, Dady O's - a night club with a rotating dance floor, one of the best of the bunch for me so funny, Sweet - a drag bar + the legendary Coco Bongo which there are no words! We also did a Catamaran day trip where we snorkelled and visited Isla Mujeres where they let you hire a golf buggy to tour the island (even after having an open bar on the boat aha!). A day out that I would strongly recommend is Xel-Ha it is even more beautiful than the pictures! We swam with dolphins in the morning then went cliff jumping followed by snorkelling the lazy river back to the start in time to snorkel with the dolphins then finished the day by relaxing in a hammock whilst sipping Corona. One of the best days of my life! We also took advantage of some of the amenities that the hotel had to offer. We painted sugar skulls on the beach the one day it was overcast, went jet skiing at a nearby beach, had a spa day which included a massage on the beach and for my 'Mexican Birthday' my boyfriend booked us a moon lit lobster dinner on the beach and had our room + hot tub filled with petals, heart shaped balloons, towel swans, champagne and white chocolate birthday cake!
We're in talks about going back again next summer + I cannot contain myself! I think I left a part of me back at the pool bar!aha, I hope I don't come across as bragging, I just wanted to share what an amazing time I had incase anyone reading this is thinking of going! If you do have any further questions, don't hesitate to contact me(: