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!)
- Great hotel
So, I’m going to start with the country in which I had my own 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?