You may have seen that last month, Ed and I finally got round to booking our honeymoon. We are flying out to Mexico in two months, during the Easter break and I am both excited and nervous in equal parts!
Whilst researching places to stay in Mexico, we looked into lots of options. I always research a destination extensively before making a decision. I was tempted to go off the beaten track a little and book something like Mexico vacation rentals, with the option to have a property or villa all to ourselves.
I can imagine it would be incredible to experience Mexico this way, totally secluded and able to relax and unwind without any interruptions.
Ultimately though, we decided on an all inclusive resort in Cancun for this trip as we wanted to have everything close to hand and to be totally pampered, but I will definitely be keeping this in mind for a return trip.
Going on a child free break, one of the key criteria for us when looking at where to stay was an adults only environment. I don’t want to be all that way from my children and end up missing them more being around other people’s kids. Plus, it will be nice to have a bit of peace and quiet!
An adults only hotel also means a more relaxing atmosphere around the pool, which is where I am planning on spending the majority of my time, deep in a book with a cocktail constantly at my side – perfection.
There are several adult only resorts around Mexico, both in the Riviera Maya area, and Cancun, but we discovered that some were a little more risqué than others with slightly taboo entertainment schedules and topless sunbathing.
The complex we have chosen is adult only, but has a sister hotel just next door which is family friendly. I like that we are able to use both hotels as it offers us a huge variety of restaurants, bars and entertainment to enjoy during our stay.
I’m a total bargain hunter too, so this two for one type of deal appealed to me! It also means we get the best of both worlds and can pick and choose what we want to do each day without needing to leave the area.
Speaking to others who have been to Mexico, I’m so looking forward to the vibrancy of the area. Looking at photos, everything seems so bright, bold and inspiring! Everything about Mexico seems alive and exciting compared to back home in England.
Having never been to Mexico myself before, I’ve been researching things to do, places to see and of course all of the restaurants and bars in our resort. As we are leaving the children back at home with relatives, we opted to only stay for 7 nights, which means we want to fit in as much relaxing, eating and drinking into our break as possible.
Having said this, I would still quite like to head out on at least one excursion and I love the sound of Coba, Mayan ruins with a pyramid which can be climbed (although whilst researching, apparently you won’t be allowed to for much longer).
Although I’m sure it would get busy at peak times, it looks so tranquil, but it appears to be around 2.5 hours away from where we are staying, which isn’t ideal. I’ve looked into alternatives and there are other ruins a bit closer, so that may be a compromise.
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I am not the most adventurous of people (you may remember reading about my experience of indoor skydiving last year, which was an epic fail), but Ed does enjoy more adrenaline filled activities. Mexico provides the perfect location for those who like to make the most of their time away with snorkelling, scuba and shark diving all available. There’s also the chance to swim with dolphins, which I’ve heard is meant to be pretty incredible.
Mexico is an excellent destination for a honeymoon with so many options for added romance. I’ve been eyeing up a private boat tour, complete with champagne and a meal onboard, and it’s even possible to have couples massages right on the beach front with the sound of the waves lapping at the shore to add that extra element of tranquility.
Ed and I love Mexican food, although I’m intrigued to see just how tame our British version of the cuisine really is in comparison, and I can’t wait to eat out there.
I’m also excited to taste some authentic Mexican cocktails – I love a good margarita! As well as Mexican food, our hotel has a mix of French, Italian, Seafood and Barbecue restaurants, so I think I may be gaining a bit of weight during our trip!
Before booking our trip to Mexico, we had been looking at other destinations, including Egypt and the Maldives. Ultimately Egypt wasn’t somewhere I felt confident flying out to at the moment, and although the Maldives are stunning, the cost is totally out of our budget.
Mexico has the all inclusive resort vibe we had been looking for in Egypt, whilst having the spectacular landscape similar to the Maldives with white sand and the brilliant blue sea. I feel Mexico is perfect for us for our honeymoon, and I can’t wait to get out there and make the most of our time away.
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As the temperature is due to be around 28 degrees celsius when we are out there, packing is going to be quite simple. I will be practically living in a bikini during the daytime and for the evening I am planning to pack a variety of floaty dresses to keep me cool.
Although I’m very apprehensive about the eleven hour flight we need to make, the brilliant clear blue sea and sky is what’s going to get me through it.
Having started making more of an effort with my photography lately, I’m keen to arrive and take some shots of those stunning scenes myself. It’s going to be a picture perfect trip and I can’t wait.
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