Friday, May 13, 2011

Honeymoon Recap!












As promised, more honeymoon photos for you guys! It was truly an amazing two weeks. All along we knew we really wanted to spend two weeks by turquoise waters, so budget-wise Mexico was the best option for us. We did a lot of research and fell in love with two resorts. Being the indecisive people we are, we opted to spend one week at each! The first one, El Dorado Casitas Royale, was out-of-this-world. It was secluded and private, so green and lush, and most importantly...entirely romantic. We had a fabulous casita suite right by the beach with an incredible view. So many amenities, my favorite being the open-air, outdoor shower! We spent our days lounging on beach beds, being spoiled by the beach butlers, and playing in the ocean. The food here was fit for a king. It was all-inclusive, but all 7 restaurants were gourmet. It was seriously impressive (and seriously yummy!) We even had a private dinner on the beach our last night there! We did head out one day to go snorkeling off Maroma Beach, my first time snorkeling, which was super fun. (Although I couldn't get the Little Mermaid soundtrack out of my head the entire time!) And another day we toured the Mayan ruins at Tulum. Very fascinating stuff, but honestly the beach there (2nd & last pic above) was one of the most breathtaking things I've ever seen...I wish you guys could have seen it!!

The second week we spent at Sun Palace. We chose this place primarily because of the beach. Another all-inclusive, adults only resort, but not quite as luxurious or private as the first. We loved the more modern, sleek vibe though, and the beach here was fantastic...soft white sand, crisp clear turquoise water. The view from our room made it seem like we were on a cruise ship. It was a dream! This place was cool too because they give you a big chunk of change for "resort credit" that you can use for all sorts of things. We took a trip to Chichen Itza with part of it, then had upgraded wine with the rest. (Not sure I'd be willing to spend $175 for a bottle of champagne otherwise!) The highlight of this week, maybe the whole two weeks, was the day we spent on Isla Mujeres. We took the ferry over and just walked around, poked in the shops and took photos. After almost passing out from being so stink'n hot, we rented a moped and just drove around the colorful little island. I took about a million photos, the buildings above were from here (and that one from the other day I already showed you). It was just so, so cool. We actually took over 1300 photos the entire trip, so I made a collage below with some non-turquoise highlights. I hope you enjoy! :)


Have a wonderful weekend everyone!!!

44 comments:

Emily said...

Wonderful! Looks like your trip was a dream come true. I love the photos and reviews. You have made me want to go back to Mexico even more!!!

Shay said...

I think I need to go there just for the magnificent amount of turquoise everywhere. Breathtaking!

Katie said...

Gorgeous photos!!!

Musette said...

You both look so happy and relaxed! Tulum's beach is gorgeous, isn't it? The iguanas are cool, too (I almost wrote Gila Monsters, which is not AT ALL the same thing! aiiiyy!)

Sooo much turquoise, so little time - you'll definitely have to return to Mexico, won't you! :-D

xoA

mackieandryan said...

Ahhh makes me want to go again so badly! We spent our honeymoon in Isla Mujeres at a Bed and Breakfast. Sounds like you had a wonderful two weeks!

Dream Creations Design said...

Beautiful photos! It looks absolutely amazing.

Kelly said...

Stunning photos! We also stayed at the Sun Palace for our honeymoon, but that was nearly 14 years ago. And we also took a trip to lovely Isla Mujeres & Tulum. Just sorry that I'm a much better photographer now; as none of our shots were all that great. Certainly NOWHERE as beauiful as yours. Congrats again!

RealBeauty said...

How beautiful!!! I Love these photos!
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Kathy said...

just stunning...sitting her wishin I could go off with the Hubs for a romantic getaway...thanks for putting these thoughts of romance in my head!

Morning T said...

Your pictures are stunning Erin and you are glowing in your collage photos. Congrats again and thanks for sharing your dreamy honeymoon with those of us whose hubby's won't step foot on/near a beach!! ;)
Hugs~
T

Sizzle and Zoom said...

The ocean shots are my favorite and some of the best I've seen. Love your honeymoon.

IAMSNOWFLAKE said...

Breathtaking pictures and places! I'm so glad you both enjoyed a wonderful honeymoon surrounded by turquoise.

ann @ my life as prose. said...

we saw tulum on our honeymoon too! my husband loved the history, and i LOVED the amazing green water and crystal white beach!! so gorgeous!! :)

eclecticrevisited said...

oh wow! love the beach scenes..with all that gorgeous blue/turquoise water...so good to hear you had fun..the two resorts sound like they were a great value and treated you two wonderfully..
maureen

The Sterling Cherub said...

Wow, you had an entirely turquoise honeymoon -- LOVE IT! Even your drinks were turquoise! Chris looks so good in turquoise and I think his eyes are even turquoise, too. You both are so adorable I can hardly stand it!

Amazing photos, thank you so much for sharing with us! Looks like an amazing place to visit, will have to go there one day. Glad to have you back!

Best,

Kimberly

April said...

Now I just wanna go on vacation :) I went to Mexico on my honeymoon and Chichen Itza, we joke now and call it Chicken Pizza :) Great pictures!

Amanda said...

Beautiful!!! What great pics! and all that Turquoise -I bet you were in heaven!!

Anonymous said...

Pretty pictures, but I'm sorry. I just don't get the big attachment to Mexico. I would rather go to Florida or California. You can find wonderful deals there, too, and you don't have to worry about the water. Plus think how it helps the American economy. Of course this is water under the bridge.

colorsdiary said...

excellent pictures!

Anne said...

Oh Erin, I'm just so happy for you! And so glad you guys had such a great time! The pictures are amazing! I've always wanted to go to Mexico. The hubs and I are planning a cruise to Cozumel one of these days...

Bringing Pretty Back said...

CONGRATULATIONS! All of the turquoise was so fun to see!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

mrsben said...

Mexico! My second most favourite place in the world. Amazing photos!!!!!

Wishing you a belated CONGRATULATIONS and
"May your love be modern enough to survive the times,
And old fashioned enough to last forever". ... -Brenda-

Anonymous said...

Being kind of obsessed with the color turquoise myself, I wander into your blog now and then.

Tonight I was looking at your honeymoon pics, thinking, "wow, that looks so much like Isla Mujeres". It's fresh in my memory from our visit last year. I looked at more pictures, and was stunned to discover that I think all of your featured turquoise pictures are almost exactly like what I have in my folder from that trip. Oddly, it made me cry. It was actually a terrible vacation, but that wasn't the fault of the little island.

I want an Isla Mujeres do-over so badly.

Seeing how happy you were there makes me happy, too.

The Blonde Mule said...

Love Mexico! We honeymooned there, too. Great pics!

--Kim

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Stunning! And I too, love Isle de mujeres!!

Wouldn't doubt that you would find a wee bit of the turquoise!

Remodelaholic said...

Congratulations on your marriage! It looks like a totally MAGICAL honeymoon! Good luck at the beginning, being married is so fun!

Christina said...

oh.my.word. breathtakingly beautiful! i want to go there for my honeymoon when i get married wow! i LOVED all the pictures that you found in turquoise, simply perfect!!! i'm sooo happy for you both!!

Rose - The Center of My Self said...

SOOOO happy you two had such a great honeymoon! Makes me want to go back soon. If you return again, I highly recommend Akumal (beautiful bay where you can swim with the sea turtles), Xcaret and Xel-Ha. Your pics and you both are utterly beautiful!

Allison said...

Beautiful photos, Erin! You and you hubby look so happy and relaxed. So glad you two had a wonderful getaway to paradise.

Marie said...

This must be the perfect place for you, with all the turquoise :) Loos lovely!
xx Marie

La chica said...

lucky turquoise girl!!

Congrats for the wedding...

xx

Claire M. said...

Lovely photos I love it :)

Claire M.

Judy said...

Great photos...thanks for sharing them with us.

Jana said...

you certainly got those turquoise waters! They are so beatiful!

Donna said...

Erin,
Thanks for sharing your lovely pics. You both look so happy. I wish you both will feel for many years as you did those two heavenly weeks.
Your pic taking skills are great too!

Lovely Scribbles said...

Oh, Erin, your honeymoon looks like it was wonderful!! I'm so happy for you guys! :)

Trashy Decor said...

You are beautiful! What a fabulous honeymoon! I am so happy for you. What a beautiful time in life.

xo!

Kristen said...

Beautiful photos from a beautiful gal! So happy for you Erin!

seventh sister said...

Beautiful. I hope you have that seascape framed and put it in your home.

humiklibocek said...

You are truely amazing... I love every single picture you post...I hope your married days will be as bright... Cheers from a loyal Turq follower :)

[ [ [ Mosh ] ] ] said...

Im so happy bout your honeymoon, im from Mexico, Merida exactly and is very common for us expend vacations at Riviera Maya, is beautiful! id follow your blog a while ago, so next time hit me up to a few recommendations :)

Wedding Flowers Co said...

Lovely! I am green with envy...I have been to Playa del Carmen and amazed at how nice the beaches in Mexico are.

Style Maniac said...

This looks like heaven! Thank you so much for getting in touch with me so that I could properly credit your gorgeous photos.

Anonymous said...

Reading this post brought to mind an old song. (Change blue to turquoise if you need to! :) )

My Blue Heaven

Whippoorwills call, evenin' is nigh
Hurry to my blue heaven
Turn to the right, there's a little white light
Will lead you to my blue heaven

You'll see a smilin' face, a fireplace, a cozy room

Little nest that nestles where the roses bloom

Molly and me, and the baby makes three

We're happy in my, in my blue heaven


You're gonna see a smilin' face, fireplace, cozy room

And a little nest nestled where the roses bloom


Just molly and me, and the baby is three

We're so happy in my blue heaven

We're happy in my blue heaven

We're happy in my blue heaven


Read more: FRANK SINATRA - MY BLUE HEAVEN LYRICS

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