Escaping the bitter cold in Canada we ventured to Riviera Maya for some R&R before returning home to holiday madness.
Riviera Maya, Mexico
It felt like forever since I'd gone away with my guy; two years to be exact. We were ready for a trip that demanded very little of us. I'm talking room service and long naps on the beach. The difficulty of our decisions that week consisted of what time of day to start drinking ( 11am ), where to eat, and beach volleyball or soccer?
Mexico had been on my travel wish list for a long time. I was so excited to spend my days on some of the most gorgeous beaches in the world, stuff my face with guacamole, and down one-too-many margaritas! We opted to stay at Secrets Maroma based on amazing personal recommendations and almost 10 thousand excellent recommendations online. It was a no brainer, and it did not disappoint! The food was fantastic, the drinks were strong and the service was the best I had ever experienced for an all-inclusive.
While I'm still an all-inclusive newbie, my partner is a veteran and said it was the best he had been too. The resort itself was designed beautifully and maintained to the highest standard. However, for us the most important thing is the beach. We have pools at home so when we go away we spend our days on the beach. Maroma Beach has repeatedly been voted one of the best beaches in the world and I can see why. The white sand and crystal clear water of all shades of blue was stunning. Mexico beaches can get considerable seaweed, but the resort cleaned the seaweed multiple times per day so there was never any on the shores.
For this trip I brought a book that has been on my list to read for almost a year. Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff, is a story of a marriage told from both sides. The first part Fates, is told from the husbands point of view while Furies is told from the wife's side. A marriage spanning 24 years is documented and what fascinated me was the fierce asymmetry of the two perspectives. However, I wasn't the biggest fan of the ending. Even President Obama named it his favourite book of 2015 so I definitely recommend it.