Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Cancun--The Hotel

SOOO...We're Back from Paradise! Just in time to be interviewed by the news upon our arrival in the Phoenix Airport. I've included a link to that right here. Seriously, funny to be interviewed looking so completely fabulous, but I had a lady stop me in the library today and tell me she recognized me from last night's news, so I guess I better get some glamour shots made up with my signature at the bottom. Got to keep the masses happy right?

We stayed at Excellence Playa Mujeres. It was separated from the Hotel Zone and in a different part of Cancun which we really enjoyed. The only trick being that if you wanted to venture out, you had to get a taxi. The hotel was seriously fancy though.


So, this was the first thing we saw when the bell boy took us into our room. Yes, a bottle of champagne which we never drank and a leather couch to relax on while we watch our flat screen TV and enjoy the fresh tropical flower bouquet that's in our room. BUT wait! Before we could even sit down, a second guy knocks on our door with these:

Fresh made pastries for us to eat after having traveled so far! Did I mention that when we first walked in the lobby they greeted us with a fresh, wet towel for our faces and glasses of champagne? We had to decline the champagne of course, but it was a nice thought.

In addition to the bouquet of flowers, there was a rose for us on our bed. Speaking of the bed--they made it for us every morning as would be expected, but every evening they also came by and turned down the covers and put mints on our pillows along with a report of the current temperature and weather conditions as well as all of the activities the hotel was going to offer the next day and any other special info we may want to know.

I loved our double sinks and the shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and lotion they give you are the largest bottles I've ever seen! They also gave us a toothbrush and comb and a shoe brush...

I am just sorry to say that this picture doesn't do the shower justice and I couldn't get the right angle to take a picture. Let's just say the shower was about seven feet long and had two shower heads--one that you can see and another from the ceiling as well as a bench to sit on. I loved that huge shower as much as I loved....

Our gargantuan tub with jets! It also looked out onto the balcony. I was in heaven. And, you could see the TV from the tub as well. In fact, there was not a single place in the entire room where you couldn't view the TV--even the shower!


Another perk I loved was the slippers.


This was the bed on our balcony where you could lie down and read or enjoy a view of this:

Our view of the lazy river. There are seven pools at the hotel and this lazy river.

Relaxing in one of the hammocks at the pool.

The stairs to the lobby of our hotel--I love the stained glass.

And, the restaurants. Did I mention that it was all inclusive--so all of our food was included, so we did what any good couple would do and completely gorged ourselves--multiple times! This was our first dinner at the French restaurant in the hotel and it was delicious. We had four desserts that night.

Yummy!! Love those virgin strawberry daquaris!! In fact, I had Derek sample one of mine and he ordered those almost exclusively from that point on. The only other drink as good as that was the hot chocolate at breakfast. That was amazing!!!

This was the tapas restaurant--all appetizers. I loved it.

The view from the Lobster House. You can see how close we are to the beach which was gorgeous.

The last dessert we ate during our stay. I can't remember the name, but it was ice cream with some sort of yummy sauce and fresh berries all in a crust of some sort. I was in dessert heaven!

Not only was the hotel beautiful, but the service was amazing. Almost anytime you asked for anything, you were told, "It is my pleasure." Boy, I could get used to this!

13 comments:

Erica said...

Ahhh!!! I am so happy/jealous you guys went. So dreamy. And now I am starving. I need to go back. Now.

steve said...

LOL, I laughed watching you on the news saying that you did a lot of research. . .

Looks amazing and lots of fun. We absolutely loved the all inclusive resort we went to in the Dominican Republic for our honeymoon. The only problem, the desserts were just OK.

Steph Bowen said...

Aren't you glad you didn't go to San Fran?

Lara said...

Sounds wonderful! Can't wait to see pictures outside the resort...

And you looked just fine on the news. :)

DKAZ said...

Jealous! Looks amazing. I loved the interview...you did so well under pressure and with little sleep.

The food, the room, the hammock in the pool-amazing!

So glad you guys got away.

Bethany said...

Hey, you're a star now. And you DID look great. "Check out my tan" great!" My husband has been trying to get me to Cancun for years now. Was it everything you hoped it would be?

Thanks for your feedback on my query letter! I really do need to spice it up a little!

Carianne said...

Saw you on the news! You looked great, I want your hair. Also, the hotel looks fabulous! I wish I had been the one to think of combining a hammock and swimming pool together. That is the perfect combination.

JenW said...

oh man! that sounds so awesome! sometime we should definitely go there! and i could totally just eat and be happy...but wait, i can't wait to hear the other fun things you did!

Lyndsey said...

I now know where we are celebrating graduation! That looked and sounded amazing!!!

Mel said...

Look at you! You are on the news! Very cool.
Those were amazing pictures! What an amazing resort! I want details though. Where did you book it through for an all inclusive? Sounds dreamy.

Lacey said...

How fun!!! I'm sure it won't take much convincing to get Derek back right??? So happy you guys had fun!

Lauren and Trevor said...

Wow, that looks like an amazing trip! I loved all your pictures and descriptions of the ruins, I am sure those were all very interesting to see. Isn't the food at those resorts amazing?!

Jack and Annie said...

All I have to say is you need to do your hair curly again! You have great curls, wish I had them!