Monday, March 4, 2013

Our Mexican Babymoon!

 
This time last week I was laying under a hut on the beach drinking a strawberry daiquiri (virgin of course) and enjoying the last day of our last vacation, just the 2 of us, before Connor makes his debut in May. 
We spent Friday, February 22 - Tuesday, February 26 at the Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa in Puerto Morelos, Mexico (half way between Cancun & Playa del Carmen).  It was the most relaxing, laid back vacation I think I have ever had.  We agreed we would look at our phones as little as possible and "get off the grid."  We couldn't do too many of the excursions offered since I was 7 months pregnant, so we stayed at our resort the entire time (except for one little 2 hour outing which I will get to later) and just spent time together, relaxed, ate, swam, got sunburned and enjoyed not having a schedule.  It was the best. 
 
A little about our resort and the part of Mexico it is located in....
Dreams Riviera Cancun is an all inclusive, family friendly resort located in Puerto Morelos, Mexico.  We flew into the island of Cozumel (because we got really cheap flights) then took a 40 minute ferry to the mainland (Playa del Carmen), then took a 30 minute taxi ride north, to the resort.  We left Houston at 8:45 AM and were laying on the beach at the resort by 2:00 PM.  It's one of the reason why we love Mexico so much and go every year....it less than a 2 hour flight from Houston!
So, the resort has 9 restaurants and bars, 3 pools, a swim up bar, a beach bar, nightly entertainment, an amazing spa and the best service. 
 



Our room was amazing!  We had a great view of the pools and the ocean from the bed :)  Love!
 
We spent our days laying out by the pool or the beach and spent A LOT of time in the infinity pool.  We would have a huge breakfast at the breakfast buffet each morning, then have lunch by the pool or ocean and 2 of the nights we had dinner at the Italian restaurant and Japanese restaurant and 2 nights we just ordered room service.   Hubby got a massage and I got a Vitamin C and Seaweed facial. We took long walks on the beach, hubby played a game of soccer and I read a little.   The only time we left the resort was to go visit the Crococun Zoo.  I have a serious love for monkeys and we had heard this was an interactive zoo where you can feed, hold and pet the animals, so we had to go!  In a one hour, private tour, we got to play with parrots, feed and hang out with spider monkeys, feed deer, I held a crocodile and take pictures with a snake wrapped around our heads.  I am terrified of snakes and my husband was pretty nervous about the crocodiles but we survived! 
 
And now I will leave you with some of my favorite pictures from our trip!
 
 



 





 



 

 
I am so happy and thankful we were able to take this one last trip together before Connor arrives!
Many special memories were made and we came back relaxed and rejuvenated :)
Now....2 months or less until baby boy graces us with his presence!
 
 

17 comments:

Emily said...

that trip looks amazing!!! i don't think i would want to leave that infinity pool either!

Savanah said...

I love it!! I can't believe it's already been almost 3 months since we were there!! We get free nights at any Dreams on our anniversary and I'm pretty sure we're going back to DRC because we loved it so much! So glad you liked it and had fun!!!

tara said...

omg i am so so jealous! well.. besides the whole snake on your head situation! ;)

Blue Dog Belle said...

Oh... that sounds lovely :) I'm jealous!

Lindsay said...

Your vacation sounds so wonderful! I'm glad y'all had a great time. I don't think I could put a snake on my head though!!

Sarah said...

It looks like you had a blast!!! Are kids able to go to that resort?? I have been trying to find a family friendly one. Also, LOVE that maxi dress!!! Where did you get it??

Valerie Griffin said...

oh fun! looks like an amazing time!

wHiT | Black Little Button blog said...

Looks like the three of you had a great time! :)
-wHiT

Amy Shaughnessy said...

We never took a trip like that before our 1st baby was born. (We should have!) It looks like you had an amazing time. We actually took a cruise when my 1st boy was about 21 months old. That was the first time for us to be away from him and while it was a little sad, I had a BLAST! Now we have 2 boys and just went on another cruise. I've decided that a cruise is the new tradition after each baby! Congrats on your little boy. I know you are so excited!

Amy

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Brandi said...

Beautiful pics!!! u r too cute! And that snake..yikes!!!!

Life in the Heights! said...

Oh my goodness I was not expecting to see that snake....I just screamed in my office, lol. You look beautiful, looks like y'all had a great time!! Lots of sun and relaxation!! The weather looked amazing too!! Why can't our gulf water be that pretty blue color?!!

Kristen said...

i want to go to mexico! how fun! i can't believe you put the snake on your head, that made me shiver! ps you look adorbs in your swimsuit!

Allison said...

Looks like a great time! You did get burnt!

Carolyn said...

So pretty! Sounds like a great trip!! :)

Kristin said...

Looks like an amazing week!

The Cavallaro's said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time! Me and hubs go to Cancun every year too (or at least try too) and stay at the Moon Palace! I really wish I was in Mexico right now! Haha! Where did you get your bathing suit??

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