8.04.2011

Honeymooning in Mexico

Update on the pro photos: I called our photographer yesterday. He said he would have our photos online for viewing at 7-8 weeks. So we have another week or two to wait until we see anything ::minor sad face::

In the meantime, I'll share with you our awesome honeymoon to the all-inclusive resort, Excellence Playa Mujeres. If you're an avid reader of Weddingbee (aren't we all?!), then you'll recognize this as the same place that Mrs. Penguin and Mrs. Elephant went on their honeymoons. No coincidence... this resort is phenomenal.

On to the photos!

When we arrived at the resort, we were greeted with hot towels and champagne. I look a little beaten from the travel, but we were thrilled to finally be there...


We stayed in a Junior Excellence Club Oceanview Suite. Excellence Club is basically the VIP section of the resort. Our room had a honeymoon banner on it during out stay. I'd say about 1/3 of all the doors we saw had some sort of banner on them...


When we walked into our room, we saw a bouquet of flowers with a welcome letter...


... Along with fresh fruit and a bottle of champagne (which we never drank, because the bottle wouldn't fit in our mini fridge, and warm champagne is gross)...



Our suite had a jacuzzi that opened to our patio overlooking the ocean...


After all the wedding planning and wedding week overload, it was truly wonderful to spend a week just relaxing by the beach with a drink in hand...


 




One of the only times we set foot in the ocean...
 

I loved all the comfy beds and hammocks around the resort. I took a daily nap around 3pm to sleep off the booze and refresh myself for our evening ahead. These beds were the perfect setting for that...


As for entertainment, there was plenty of it at the resort. They had shows every night...


Ryan even got called up on stage during the Circus show (he's second from the left)...



We brought some cards and small games to keep us busy between dinner and the evening shows...


 We did take one excursion off the resort. We went to Selvatica to do some zip-lining and 4-wheeling. We don't have any photos of that (they want you to purchase them, and I just look terrified in most of the pictures!), but we have some photos of us hanging out at the base camp, along with swimming in the cenote after our 4-wheeling adventure...





 

But the best part of our honeymoon was the reason you go to an all-inclusive resort... the free food and alcohol!











 

Free room service is the greatest idea ever...



It was all totally delicious, and I ate dessert with almost every meal. I gained, NO JOKE, 8 pounds during our honeymoon. Ryan gained 7. It was ridiculously awesome. When we returned home, all I wanted to do was shove my face and drink mimosas every morning. Too bad real life isn't like that.
  
That's pretty much our honeymoon... a lot of lazing around and eating. Overall, we had an amazing time, and would recommend the Excellence Playa Mujeres to anyone. Any complaints I had about the resort were minor, and have since been forgotten.

It was the perfect way to start off our marriage.

3 comments:

Lauren said...

LOVED it there! Looking at your pictures makes me want to go back! We were just like you, that welcome bottle of champagne remained in the room when we left because we didn't want to drink it warm. Looks like you guys had a blast!

Anonymous said...

Love the pictures and all of the food.

majorminutiae said...

Wow, talk about relaxing! Your honeymoon looks like it was *so* awesome. You are two pampered pups!

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