Writing to you feeling pretty refreshed after a 5 day beach vacation to Cancun with the hubby. I am a firm believer that sometimes you need a vacation after your vacation... hence why my browser is currently filled with potential next trips. It doesn't help that this Texas weather is driving me bonkers. I am so ready for warmer days!
I have lots to share from the trip including thoughts on the all-inclusive resort we went to and all the outfit details. It was just too much to share on my social media and it was about time I get back to blogging.
So first things first, thoughts on the resort....
Room: Maya Deluxe Garden View
We did NOT purchase the "Privileged Package."
We booked through Expedia and the price was very affordable for us.
All inclusive - takes the stress out of worrying about the cost during your vacation.
So many cute, little creatures roaming around the resort: deer, something called a Coati (cutest thing ever), iguanas, etc. Shea and I loved this part.
Very kind, fun staff. They all really wanted you to enjoy your vacation.
Access to the beach as well as a pier
Many photo opp places
They only had one vendor setup in the resort so you are not being asked to buy something constantly. There were people walking up and down the beaches, but even they were considerate.
Room service from 11 AM to 11 PM (if you are a "privilege" member you can get it 24/7)
Very good live entertainment. One night we saw some dancers who performed for about an hour or so and they were AMAZING. They also had light shows on the beach. During the day, they had several games and interacted with the visitors through dance classes, competitions, bingo, etc. It usually gave Shea and I a laugh.
On-site COVID testing (required to get back into US). It was $35 per person.
Housekeeping and restocking of your minibar everyday. Minibar was sodas and a couple of beers.
The coffee bar was delish!
Plenty of food options - always had a buffet option.
Pool bar + 2-3 others throughout - lines were never very long
Room was clean and bed was fairly comfortable
There was at least one restaurant, one bar, and a lounge that were for "privileged" members only. This was an extra fee. The resort is not very large, so it was a little annoying but also didn't keep us from having plenty to do/eat/drink.
You could only get bottom shelf liquor unless you wanted to pay an extra price - also not a big deal to Shea and I as we aren't picky.
Their food was good to us, but we are also in our twenties and still eat ramen. The food was by no means top tier and we did hear others complaining about it. The dessert was my least favorite thing. But honestly... we liked the food!
THE TV. The TV had only 4-5 channels that were in English and they were blurry and had large Spanish subtitles that were very distracting. We ended up watching movies on our phones at night.
Coffee house was not open in the mornings, only at night! It was great to get a cup of delicious coffee at night, but I was craving it in the AM.
The fruity mixes they used for drinks with fruit in them were no good. They tasted very artificial. I stuck with Micheladas and Malibu/Coke most of the vacay. Shea did enjoy their margaritas.
This list is nit-picky as I tried to think of this from many different perspectives. Shea and I had a blast and had everything we could have wanted and more.
My Trip Outfits:
Now, why we are all really here... the outfit details! Every time I go on a trip, I'll make a SHEIN order. It is so cheap and honestly 90% of it typically works great. Lots of my outfits/swimsuits are from SHEIN or Amazon - but I'll leave all the deets below. I'm linking several of Shea's outfits this post too!
My Outfit: LINK TO MY OUTFIT
Shea's Outfit: LINK TO SHEA'S OUTFIT
I legit love this bodysuit! The back is so cute!
Shea and I almost didn't do this excursion, but I'm so glad we did. We got to hold birds, snakes, monkeys, etc. It was a short 2 hour tour. If you are an animal person or have kiddos, it would be tons of fun!
Back to the beach!
I love this plain black swimsuit from Amazon! It was one of my faves for sure!
Dinner at the hibachi! It was so delish!
Shea becoming my professional photographer!
We got sooo sunburn the last day!
We truly had an amazing trip and I hope the next one isn't far out! I think we are going to plan a couple of fun, Texas trips soon. If you have any trip or outfit questions, please feel free to leave them in the comments!
Have a great weekend, friends!