To celebrate our 5 year anniversary we decided to take a little trip to paradise. We had the time of our lives! If it wasn't for our sweet little daughter back at home you might not have been able to drag us out of Mexico. We stayed at the Sun Palace, which is an all inclusive couples only resort in Cancun. Zach's brother Derek and his wife Breanne came with us and we had an absolute blast!
Here's a little run down of what we did, with pictures.
We were treated like royalty from the first second we got there. They handed us ladies flowers, took all of our stuff up to our room, and took us upstairs to where we got to pick our pillows from the pillow menu, choose the scents for our room etc.
Here is our gorgeous room!
Here is the view from our balcony
The water was seriously turquoise and as warm as bathwater. It was amazing!
We ate like pigs the whole week. This is the room service dinner we ordered, a couple hours after dinner the first night. We are all in our robes because we have our swimsuits on underneath because we sat in our jacuzzi tub later.
The first full day we mostly hung out on the beach.
Breanne got stung by a jellyfish the first day. :(
We went kayaking in the afternoon:
Then we took the bus up to the Beach Palace for dinner (when you stay in a Palace resort you can eat and/or play at any of the Palace resorts, Cancun has 4 of them).
Then back to our resort for a Micheal Jackson impersonator who was amazing!
That night we watched a sea turtle lay her eggs. It was so incredible, I was honestly choked up! You are not allowed to take pictures with a flash because the turtles get scared away so these are not great. But they are like 4 feet long, they are HUGE!
The turtles are protected by Mexican law so every night they dig up the eggs and transfer them to a safe nest. Our resort alone gets an average of 10 turtles per night and they each lay around 100 eggs. It is crazy that they are still endangered! This is us holding the eggs.
This is a picture of the hole the turtle dug (taken the next day). You can see her path to and from the ocean.
We visited some Mayan ruins called Tulum. They were amazing!
These little buddies were everywhere all week.
Don't worry, this one was domestic. The guy tried to charge us $20 after we took the picture. We talked him down to $5.
Then we headed over to a place called Dolphinarus where we swam with dolphins (when I say we I mean everyone but me...I have quite a phobia of sea life and this was just not my thing). It was sure fun to watch though.
That night was karaoke back at our resort.
We kicked off the day with a zip-line tour. It was awesome! It was a course made up of 7 zip-lines that snaked through the jungle.
After that we went horse back riding while Derek and Bre went 4 wheeling. I was the most experienced rider in the group so I got the less obedient horse. The funny thing is I haven't been horse back riding since my senior year of highschool. :)
That afternoon we all got massages at the spa.
Then more awesome beach time!
That night was an awesome Brazilian dance show.
Sadly this was the day Derek and Bre had to go home so we just hung around the beach that morning.
Then Zach and I spent the afternoon at a waterpark.
Then we headed back to our resort for a romantic beach side dinner. The food was absolutely incredible. The pictures don't even do it justice.
That night was another awesome show.
Another day with lots of R&R and good eatin'. I gained 7 pounds in one week on this trip! Luckily I had lost 4 the week before in preparation. :) 3 pounds was very very worth it he he.
We went over to the Moon Palace that afternoon.
I got a facial at the spa, but Zach didn't have quite as much fun. :)
Then back home for dinner (by this point in the trip it really did feel like coming home when we came back to our resort)
Our last day, sniff sniff.
We rocked at pool volleyball (I think it helps when you are the only sober people playing :)
Another massage for both of us...we were so spoiled.
They pour salt in your wounds by cutting your bracelet off when you check out. This just reminds you that no one will be bringing you pina coladas on the beach or breakfast in bed when you get home.
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