We took a quick break from this terrible polar vortex and headed off to Cancun Mexico for five nights. Luckily, as New Yorkers, this sunny and tourist friendly destination is only a 4(ish) hour flight from NYC.
Leaving on a 745a flight, we were at our hotel by 1130a - and into the sun by noon! We caught a great 48-hour special deal on Orbitz and stayed at the ME by Melia. It's a very modern hotel, with an upscale feel and "cool & sexy" vibe. My only gripe was that I was under the impression that it was an Adults Only (not in the swinger sense, more in the I don't need to hear kids running around the pool while I'm hungover) - and it turned out to be a more Adult Oriented sort of feel. Not quite a family-friendly option, but I cant blame a young couple for bringing their two-year old to spot that doesn't have 200 screaming kids and 5 water-slides.
Most of our days were spent bouncing between the pool and beach - with lots of drinks in between (all-inclusive package = bottomless brunch, bottomless snacktime, bottomless lunch, etc) one day at the pool party with a DJ from Mexico City, naps after swimming around in the Atlantic Ocean and lots of SPF!
|Pool at the ME Cancun|
ME by Melia - Cancun
We tried to make it out to dinner after our post-sun naps, but I really only got dressed up a few times!
zara crop top // bcbg bandage skirt in navy
One of my favorite parts of our trip was taking a ferry from Playa Tortugas to Isla Mujeres. It was about $19/each round-trip - and once we got to the island, we found a little rental shop and got a golf cart for the day for $40! We drove around the beautiful little island, found a tiny beach bar with live raggae music and cheap beers and then went off to find lunch. We drove well past the very touristy area and drove down a few quieter streets, and happened upon a house with a Taqueria on their first floor. The owners were so kind - and all of the food was amazing!
|Isla Mujeres street art|
|our entire lunch bill was $24 - 6 tacos, guacamole, a torta steak sandwich, queso fundido, and some juices!|
|golf carting down the streets|