Sunday, March 13, 2011

I'm baaaacckkk!!!

I haven't written a post in over a week or so, but I have a real good excuse. I went on a mini-holiday!!

Where do people who live in Cancun go for holidays? Well the Riviera Maya of course!! Okay, not all the time, but many times throughout the year we take advantage of the wonderful resorts that surround us, and sneak away for a few nights. 

This past week hubby and I (along with my dad and Joy) left Cancun for 6 nights, and 7 beautiful days. Seriously, we only had rain once and it was for the latter part of the day.

We spent one night at the Barcelo Maya Palace which was wonderful. I would recommend this hotel to ANY one with children. The resort has an amazing water park for kids, a full size soccer field, tennis courts, ping pong tables, water sports, play ground, etc... Seriously, the list goes on and on. The rooms are pretty nice as well. Very clean and modern. The mini-fridges were stocked with juices, cervezas and peanuts. We paid a premium rate and were served top-shelf alcohol so that was very nice as well. Overall, we would most definitely return as 1 night was not enough.

We spent the next 5 nights at the Secrets Capri Resort. Now we`d only stayed at the Secret`s Maroma in the past so our expectations were high. We were not disappointed. The Secret chain is unbelievable. Top notch in our opinion, and especially for an all-inclusive resort. The beach is not as nice as Maroma`s, but not many are!!! However, the resort itself? Very intimate with only 230 rooms (or so).

Secret`s Capri, like Secrets`Maroma, is an adult only resort. It has 5 restaurants - seafood, steak, Japanese, Italian and a buffet. The food is incredible. No kidding. I actually preferred the food at Capri to Maroma. Typically all-inclusive food is pretty bland, and basic. Not here. From the breakfasts which are FRESH FRESH, to the snacks, lunches and dinner. Yummmy.

Another way to determine the quality of the hotel? When NFL players are staying there you know it isnt' too shabby of a place. Love, love, love.

I have so much more to tell you all as a lot has happened in the past 2 weeks, but a few deserve their own post for sure!!! I'll be sure to write some more posts this week now that I'm back home in Cancun.

Hope you all had a great week :)

6 comments:

KfromMichigan said...

Welcome back! Glad you had a great time. It's so nice to get away. I'll be arriving in Cancun on the 22nd. Hope to hook-up with you. I'll be sending Laura a message this week with the info. You and my hubby can speak Croatian!

Alice said...

yeah, you're back! I was wondering what happened...but, of course, always lots of fun going on on your end.

ElleCancun said...

Kay - No way!!! You are NEVER going to believe this, and I'm SO sad.... I leave for Canada on the 21st for 2 weeks!!! I'm soooo disappointed as I was so looking forward to getting together with you, and your hubby!! I miss Croatian!!! LOL!!! How long are you here for? I'm back in Cancun on the 6th.... I'm keeping my fingers crossed!!!

Alice - Amiga!!! I'm alive, LOL!!! We were only supposed to be away for a couple nights, but oh of course I have a story why we stayed!! I'll be posting that soon!!! Hope you and baby are doing well :)

gringationcancun said...

Good for you! Jorge and I will be going for long weekends to some nearby resorts for belated honeymoons over the next year. Hopefully we'll have as much fun as ya'll had! Gotta save up the money first, but luckily us locals get some pretty good deals :)

ElleCancun said...

Gringation - Yay for honeymoons!! LOL!!! I bet you should be able to get some pretty good deals w/ your job, no??!!! It's all about who we know, right!! Man is that the truth! It was such a great time :)

ashlied said...

It sounds like you had a lot of fun! Hubby and I are also Riviera Maya all inclusive junkies when we have the time to get away for a few days. We loved Secrets Maroma