- Aug 15, 2005
I know picking a honeymoon location is kind of stressful. We were worried about the weather (because of the time of year) so with some advice from a travel agent we backed away from our top picks (Punta Cana and somewhere in Costa Rica) and decided on Riviera Maya, Mexico (her favorite). We flew direct into the Cancun airport (around 2.5 hours!!!) From there we took an overpriced taxi to Iberostar Paraiso Beach Resort. It took about 20 mins. The resort is BEAUTIFUL. Very lovely, clean, grand. The pool was huge. The staff was very friendly. At times the night entertainment was silly, but still fun. They had everything you would need (Gym, Spa, Computer room, Game room...) The only downside was the food. Neither of us have ever been to an all-inclusive so maybe this is common but it kind reminded me of dorm food. We did get 3 nights as their "nice" restaurants which was actually good food. Two other nights we went to Playa del Carmen for dinner so it was fine. The weather was very nice. Looks like we got out of there just in time. It was nothing like Cancun. Had a more relaxed vibe vs. party vibe of cancun. In all it was an amazing deal and we had a great time. It was so nice to just worry about our tans after a stressful month (we both were working on big projects (yah, another issue to print!) and the wedding of course took a lot of time). The all-inclusive was nice as well. It was great not having to carry around money or a purse. I did leave my e-ring at home and my finger did miss her very much. I was so excited to be reunited. I probably would have felt safe with it but I just didn't want to have to worry about it. We both agree that we would be happy to go back there again.