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!