Monday, May 10, 2010

Playa Del Carmen

is where Den and I went by ourselves for 10 days. My parents looked after the kids while we were away. We stayed at The Royal all inclusive resort. This by far has been the best all inclusive we have ever been to. The staff were incredible, kind, and polite. The place was spotless inside and out and the food was great! I gained a whopping 8 pounds to prove it! HA

This is where we spent the first 4 days of our the beach drinking. My fav's were the banana mama's and the peach combers. Den's fav's were the mango tangos and rye and coke. We liked the beach cause the breeze off of the ocean...we tried to lounge at the pool, but I couldn't take was too hot. Once we got back to the ocean it was much better. The beach was great, there was no vendors, no people bugging you and it was patrolled all day by security and there was a lifeguard on duty as well. They whistled at people who took drinks into the ocean...that is not allowed. We never got whistled cause the drinks never lasted long enough to take in the ocean! HA

We went on a snorkeling tour on Thursday, which was so lame, but we met a couple from Calgary on it and hung out with them that evening. We walked 5th Ave to a small pub right beside Senior Frogs that made the BEST pina coladas ever and everything was 2 for 1! Then we headed over to Senior Frogs (where I am in this picture) and had a drink there, danced and just hung out. It was fun.

Friday and Saturday we rented this cute car and went to Chichen-itza which is now a 7th wonder of the world. It was over a 3 hour drive to get there, but boy was it worth

it. We had an excellent tour guide named Rafael, who was Mayan and his family was from the area.

Here is the pyramid (which you can't climb anymore) but who cares, it was amazing. They are finding more and more ruins there and I am so glad we made the effort to go.

Saturday we drove to Coba to see more ruins. It was so hot there and no breeze. We were dripping in sweat and once we were done we went back to the resort and headed straight for the bar downed a few blended drinks and headed straight for the ocean.

Sunday we took the 11am ferry to Cozumel and rented a jeep and toured the island by ourselves. This was my favourite day. We got a map and headed out. On the way we stopped at various places to watch the huge waves. After a bit I was dying for some taco's and a pina colada, so we stopped at a place and had a great lunch -we split it as I was too cheap knowing we get all the food we want at our resort-and off we went again. The next place we stopped was where we rented a snorkel set for $5 each and snorkeled and wow was it awesome there. Way better than that lame-o tour we went on. We snorkeled for about an hour and headed back to the car rental joint and took the jeep back. We were a little early so we went for more pina coladas-Den had Sol-and waited for the guy to come back. We did some shopping there where I got a dress for Danika, and 2 masks-one for Travis and one for his friend Ryan. Then we took the 6pm ferry back to Playa and got ready for supper.

This is how we came to our room the very last night and they did the rose petals when we arrived and one more time in between. I told them we were celebrating our 11th anniversary and each night they had a turn down service included in our package. It was so nice. They did up some animals during our stay as well. I can't recommend this hotel enough!! The best part about it was knowing Den and I still have fun together and the love we have for each other is still strong.