These past two weeks have felt like an absolute whirlwind: between family/friends in town, wedding prep, the actual wedding (take me back!! I'm so sad it's over), and the honeymoon, I can't believe how quickly only 14 days can go by. I went a little crazy on the photo-taking during our honeymoon (don't worry, I won't subject you to that many :)) so I'm going to break it up into two posts: the hotel and adventures this week, and outfits next week.
I had three main goals for our honeymoon: 1) total relaxation, beach required, 2) our own little plunge pool, 3) to make the most of our short time frame. Having only Sunday through Saturday basically limited us to Hawaii or Mexico (why is Seattle so far from everything?!) so we ended up choosing El Dorado Casitas Royale in Riviera Maya, Mexico and I am SO glad that we did!! The room was perfect, it not only had a small, private infinity plunge pool but also an outdoor shower which we loved!
The hotel grounds were absolutely stunning, I've never seen water so blue and clear!!
We had no problem finding our own cabana everyday which was an unexpected bonus. Did I mention it was all-inclusive as well? Champs on the beach all day every day :)
Matt and I love having a vacation mixture of complete relaxation with a few days of adventures so this trip was no exception. In Riviera Maya, all the tour/adventure groups provide transportation to and from your hotel, which is very convenient but makes for very long days (we always seemed to be the last stop). On one trip, we went to Chichen Itza and toured the insanely beautiful Mayan Ruins, then went to one of the many cenotes in the Yucatan Peninsula where we rappelled 55 ft into the cenote, ziplined, and inner-tubed the rest of our day away.
On one of our other adventure days, we explored another area of cenotes where we went spelunking in caves, swimming, and ziplining.
On one of our days relaxing at the resort, we each filled out wedding time capsules purchased from Thyme Is Honey on Etsy. I cannot wait to open them up on our 5 year anniversary and see what we wrote!!
Honeymoon/summer outfits and another DIY floppy hat will be on the blog next week so stay tooned and follow along with us on IG @clockingoutblog!