Right after our amazing wedding week in Las Vegas we went to Cancun, Mexico for our honeymoon. We stayed at the Azul Sensatori in Puerto Morelos which is an all inclusive resort. We were amazed at how big our room was. Walking into the room, you walk into a long hallway that goes through an enormous bathroom, living room, and finally the bedroom with a jacuzzi tub and a sliding glass door to a back lanai on the pool deck.
Every day housekeeping would leave a new towel animal for us. By the end of the week we had a blow fish, swan, monkey, koala bear,and a rabbit sitting on various tables around our room.
While the zoo in our room was growing by the day, the wildlife just outside our doorstep was getting friendlier by the day. There were two large iguanas that had made their homes in the grassy area just beyond the seating area on our porch. One of them even decided to climb up on our table one day!
Most of our days were very similar… we would wake up and head over to Spoons restaurant for breakfast. Spoons has the biggest breakfast buffet I’ve ever seen and included virtually everything you could ever want for breakfast… including Irish coffee and mimosas… which we had pretty much every morning. After breakfast, we would put on our swimsuits and lounge by the pool drinking some sort of alcoholic beverage until lunch. Some days we got dressed for lunch and went to one of the restaurants for and other days we were lazy and went to the beach BBQ which didn’t have a dress code. After lunch was more pool time until dinner.
Dinner was always fun because every restaurant has a dress code. It was fun to get dressed up and have a “date night” pretty much every night. The best dinner we had was at their Le Chique restaurant which had a 12 course chef’s choice dinner. The food was inventive and absolutely amazing.
One night after dinner, we came back to our room to find that housekeeping had gone the extra mile during turn down service. We came back to a bottle of champagne, a hot bubble bath, and rose petals on the bed!
The hotel had all sorts of activities planed for each day of the week that guests could participate in. There were salsa lessons, scuba lessons, water aerobics, Spanish lessons etc. We never really made it to the activities we planned on going to (the pool was just so nice!) except for one. We had a private scuba lesson in the pool one day. Konrad was a natural and was pretty much off and running from the moment we got into the pool. I on the other hand needed a bit more time to get over my fear of putting my face in the water… after a few attempts though it was pretty easy. It was so much fun and we’re both thinking of eventually getting certified.
I’m glad that we were able to fit in the scuba lesson, because it really came in handy the next day when we went snorkeling. We bought tickets for a snorkel tour on the reef just off shore of the hotel. It was an amazing experience and I’m excited to go again here in Hawaii. Unfortunately we forgot our camera on the boat…. so I’ll have to borrow pictures from when Konrad’s parents went a few days before us :).
Another fun adventure we had was our day trip to Chichén Itzá. This was definitely an adventure that was on Konrad’s bucket list! Chichén Itzá was so amazing that it requires a blog post all it’s own… which you can find here.
After a full day of travel and walking around, we really needed some extra relaxation. Azul sensatori has an onsite spa (Vassa Spa) that is so amazing. We arrived an hour before our scheduled massage and utilized their self guided Water Journey room in which you alternate between hot and cold treatments to start your spa day. We ended up being able to purchase a special couples package that they had available which included a 50 minute masage, a 15 minute food rub, and a 30 minute scalp massage. Konrad and I were so relaxed that we even dozed off for a bit! After our treatment we were treated to a refreshing coconut and cucumber drink.
Overall, we couldn’t have asked for a better honeymoon. We are eternally grateful to Big Papa and MomSha for such a wonderful trip!