Ultimate Honeymoon: Mexico

I’ve had the absolute pleasure to visit some of the world’s most beautiful places. Many a time when I was single, and even since I got married, I’ve thought “hey, this place is stunning. Wouldn’t it be amazing to have your honeymoon here?” Almost makes me want to go through the hassle of planning a wedding again. Almost…

What makes up a perfect honeymoon? We could debate this all day, but based on the feedback I’ve received:

  • Tropical locale (or at least warm!)
  • Relaxation
  • Adventure
  • Culture
  • Great hotel

So, I’m going to start with the country in which I had my own honeymoon.

Mexican Honeymoon

For us, Mexico had it all. The temperatures were going to be a glorious 30 degrees C or more on a daily basis. The food would be delightful. An all inclusive resort made things easy – hey, we just planned a wedding, easy was necessary. And there were tons of adventure/tour options readily available.

Hotel

For our honeymoon, we were adamant that we wanted to stay at an adult-only resort. Now, I don’t mean girls gone wild adult only, but… y’know, civilized? With a great recommendation from a friend, we ended up at the Valentin Imperial Maya on a honeymoon package.

What's a honeymoon suite without towel swans?

What’s a honeymoon suite without towel swans?

We were not disappointed. Stunning resort, seven or eight restaurants, phenomenal service and sexy beaches. We picked a swim-up suite, adding to the luxury. The food is to die for, by the way, so be prepared to pack on a pound a day. That, and I couldn’t say no to a pina colada.

Relaxation

Nothing like a boozy drink on a beach to say “ahhhhhh”. Between the bright blue skies and the hammocks, the swim up bars and the sunrises, we came home very well rested.

Blue skies, thatched roof beach beds and white sand. Bliss.

Blue skis, thatched roof beach beds and white sand. Bliss.

Never a bad sunrise in the Riviera Maya

Never a bad sunrise in the Riviera Maya

Adventure!

I am not one for lying on a beach my entire vacation! The hubby and I specifically chose Mexico, and the Riviera Maya, because it allowed us to alternate between beach days and adventure days. Adventure parks like Xel-Ha and Xplor will satisfy any zip-lining junkie, while the pyramids of Coba will have your heart racing as you try to figure out how to climb down. Up, up is fine. Down is a little more problematic.

Beware the journey down. Suddenly it seems steeper...

Beware the journey down. Suddenly it seems steeper…

Whether you feel like zip lining into the water or drifting on the lazy river, Xel-ha is a touristy must.

Whether you feel like zip lining into the water or drifting on the lazy river, Xel-ha is a touristy must.

Culture

Mexico is teeming with history and fascinating culture. Get off your sun lounger and make sure you visit the Maya walled city of Tulum, or the ruined city of Coba nestled in the jungle. These archeological wonders make you realize that those who lived in the past are more similar to us today than they are dissimilar. Why not combine culture with adventure on a package like Xel-Ha/Tulum or the Coba Adventurer.

The beauty and history of Tulum. Beware the iguanas.

The beauty and history of Tulum. Beware the iguanas.

Coba Pyramid - not for the timid.

Coba Pyramid – not for the timid.

NOTE – I was not paid by any of the listed hotels or companies to provide an endorsement of their services… I just had an amazing time!

Ever been to Mexico? What would you recommend?

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3 Responses to Ultimate Honeymoon: Mexico

  1. phyllis November 25, 2014 at 7:01 am #

    I’m going to Tulum in a few weeks! (not on a honeymoon but still!) I’m so excited to scuba in the cents & soak up the sun…. but yikes, iguanas?!? really??

    • admin November 27, 2014 at 5:41 am #

      Ha ha, yes. Definitely iguanas, but if you just keep your distance, they’re fine. You will LOVE it. Tulum is stunning and that beach down the bottom is to die for. If you have time to swim on the beach (not sure if your hotel is near there or not) you definitely should. Thanks for reading!

  2. Pune June 21, 2018 at 1:15 am #

    Travel is beautiful way to forget all stress and spend time in a different way. One can plan for this exciting trip during their weekend with their loved ones.

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