Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Excellence Playa Mujeres

Ian and I are back from our wonderful tropical getaway! It was sooooooooooooooo needed and absolutely the most relaxing vacation we have ever had! I have lots to say about our trip and still have to look through our pictures to put up some fun ones, but in the mean time I wanted to put up some of the videos. It might take a few posts to capture what an amazing time we had!

The hotel was astonishingly perfect! We knew it would be nice because it is a 5 star hotel, but it totally exceeded our expectations. If you EVER have a chance to go over to Cancun, you MUST stay at the Excellence Playa Mujeres! It wasn't on the peninsula where most of the Cancun hotels and touristy stuff is. It is off on it's own little cove about 20 min. from town, so it was totally private and relaxing.

This was when we first checked into our room. Our rooftop terrace and balcony were twice the size of the room. We had our own pool, outdoor shower, 4 outdoor full sized beds, and two eating areas. The pool and one of the beds were pretty private up on a deck that protected from onlookers; one of the beds and an eating area were under an overhang so we could sit in the shade and others were more for sunbathing. It was beautiful! If the rest of the hotel wasn't so inviting we could have been perfectly happy staying in our room the entire time!

The hotel spa was out of this world! The hydrotherapy pool was something I have NEVER seen or experienced before. Ian and I each had spa services then met up at the spa's pool for the hydrotherapy session together. By the time we were done we could barely walk we were so relaxed! That made for a pretty stellar start to our day. Laying out on one of the many beds by the ocean, snacking on quesadillas under a king sized palapa bed by the pool, cruising by the swim-up bar, sleeping in the hammocks that dangled you into the shallow pool water, and listening to the live music or falling asleep to the lapping waves about sums up the rest of that afternoon.

The evenings were a blast. They had different bands and shows all night, 6 different 5 star restaurants to choose from, night clubs, jazz clubs, karaoke bars, and more. We would just stroll around to one thing or another then down by the beach, then back to another show or what not. It was no pressure, but so much fun! If and when we didn't want to do much, we could just stay in the room and order 24 hour room service. (Did I mention this was an adults only all-inclusive resort? So all our food, drinks and staff tips were covered and there were no kids in sight! THAT is the way to relax!) They even had a little box next to your door to put the room service food in so that you never had to get dressed or get up to get the door! It was awesome!

This was one morning when we were having breakfast on our balcony.

This was one of the shows they put on at night.

And of course the karaoke bar! Hilarious! A lot of the younger couples were celebrating an anniversary or on their honeymoon so it was fun to be around so many people in love! :)

The sunrise and sunset were beautiful! I love being up in the morning when everyone else is sleeping, just to take in the quiet of the day.

I will post some pictures shortly, but I wanted to go ahead and put up something for now.


  1. ok...reading these out of order. so Excellence Plaza it. :) hee hee...