Thursday, March 13, 2014

cancun getaway

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!

j.crew top // peter pilotto for target pants // baggu bag in gold

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
On one of our last evenings we told the waiter it was our honeymoon (well, it's still our newlywed year!) and they brought us out a delicious cheesecake dessert.

We're back home safe and sound, although I am starting to peel a little bit. 
Already can't wait for our next getaway!