Last week Tom and I took our delayed honeymoon to Playa del Carmen, Mexico (about 40 miles south of cancun). We got lucky and the hurricane totally missed us (for the most part, it was cloudy the first 2 days we were there) but the rest of the trip it was sunny and VERY hot and humid.
First off... I dont think we will ever fly with American Airlines again. From SLC to Dallas, Tx where our layover/connection was... we had to wait on the plane at our gate before taking off because of a battery problem... so then finally we took off and bam, we are turned around because of some engine problem. An hour and half later we take off and wouldnt you know, we missed our connecting flight to mexico. Luckily there was another flight an hour and a half from when we got to dallas so we took that. We got on the plane and wouldnt you know. MORE maintenance problems. We waited about another half hour and then finally left. We were supposed to arrive at Cancun at 2pm and we didnt get there to about 5/5:30.
Now as for the trip, It was good for about 5 days and then tom and I wanted to head home. We ended up getting pretty bored with just staying at the resort. The picture of the resort on the website showed trees surrounding the resort and when we drove up there was construction EVERYWHERE. it reminded me of that hotel commercial of the guy trying to ask where his flipflops are but the construction kept interupting him. I didn't enjoy waking up to banging at 7 am. But the resort was all inclusive so all the food/drinks were free which was nice. There was a buffet which was nice for the first half of the week but we got sick of it after awhile. There were restaurants there that you had to make reservations for that were pretty fancy, with candlelit dinners and what not. We tried to eat there for dinner as much as we could.
There are a lot of excursions that people can go on including scuba diving, snorkling, atv adventures, parasailing, horseback riding and wow were they expensive. A lot of them were only like an hour long or less so we deciding to do the horseback riding for a few hours so it was worth the money. We rode horses through the 'jungle' although i wouldnt say it was much of a jungle but then we went to the beach and we each got to ride a horse through the water. I thought it was right where the water breaks but we actually swam with them> it was pretty neat.
tom on the horse in the ocean
Other than that, we mostly swam in the pool, body surfed in the ocean (there werent many waves at all so we went to one spot that we found that had decent sized waves) We went shopping on 5th ave. where there are open markets and then there were designer stores. We had a lot of virgin strawberry daqaris, pina coladas and magaritas (although i did have an incident with one that was not virgin...) Tom was upset because espn down there ONLY played soccer... and didnt play football but he got lucky because sunday/monday night they played some football (although though that didn't make me happy...) The last night we were there we were so sick of the food we ordered a dominos pizza. I dont like delivery pizza but i was So happy to have that for dinner. At the airport on the way home in dallas, I ate a LOT of mcdonalds. I love american food.
We both got sick as well. Tom threw up violently on thursday night. we think it is because he drank too much salt water and was dehydrated. That was gross. I got sick the following sunday night/monday morning with some bad cold that i still have. It's a pain in the butt. Tom says its because i wont take airborne (that stuff makes me want to gag). Well that was our trip. next time we said we would rather go for about 5 days. Anything longer than that is to long. im just glad to be back in rexburg and in my own apartment.