So let’s go back to talking about our honeymoon to Mexico. I kind of left it halfway through and that would be a shame. (Milk it for what it’s worth I say)
So I will talk a bit about the hotel in general and where we stayed.
We were fortunate enough to receive quite a fair bit of money towards our honeymoon as wedding gifts from most of our friends and family, and therefore we managed to splurge out on one of Thomson’s Sensatori resorts, which was top notch!
Having said that, once I arrived I was possibly the grumpiest I have ever been. Clearly a 10 hour flight takes its toll on me! I was tired, we were told to stay up till 10pm to avoid jetlag (yes, that would be 4 am our time, it was a project doomed to fail) it was raining, the first cocktail I tried wasnt very nice (I always forget I don’t like Pina Colada’s) and the hotel had not received the email from Pete saying it was our honeymoon so whilst everyone else had “Happy Birthday” or “Happy Honeymoon” banners on their rooms, well there was a big fat nothing on ours! Harumph.. (Don’t worry though, they made up for that later on) Oh, and the resturant was serving British themed food that day, so I got in a right huff about how I had not flown for 10 hours just to eat Shepherd’s Pie! Then I went to bed! Probably for the best
With the hotel being a Sensatori resort, they prided themselves on everything being as tranquil and relaxing as possible, with no watches or clocks anywhere. And this was fine apart from the one time I woke up and the date on my phone had got mixed up so it looked like I had slept for 36 hours, and I totally panicked feeling like I had wasted a whole day.
This was also related to the fact that we had started off with just a nice strawberry daiquiri at 10am the morning before, got chatting with some people at the bar, and then whoosh, 6 hours had passed away drinking instead of that 1 drink, and hmm.. I remember eating something in the buffet restaurant, but I couldnt tell you what. I honestly got pretty plastered and it was fairly plausible that I had slept for 36 hours. Well I thought so anyway. Luckily I hadn’t. And that was the only time we spent 6 hours at the pool bar drinking Sexy Mama’s and melon daiquiri shots. We had a good time though, made some new best friends for the day, and have a bunch of pictures to help us remember!
That pasty white complexion? More lobster red after 6 hours of drinking and forgetting sun cream..
I also lost half of my pinky fingernail at some point. (I should point out they were gel extensions) Not that I was too bothered, cause those things were a pain – never again!
Also, coincidentally, I don’t think I spoke much to this woman again after our day of bonding, which is a shame because she was really nice!
This is the last picture I took that day – I tried to be artistic, and capture the “mood of the moment” Ironically I think I actually succeeded.
Every now and then during our stay we would hear this jingling from one of the trees and had no idea where it came from. It turns out it was one of the hawks that the local bird sanctuary brought over on a regular basis. For a donation to the sanctuary we got to hang out with it – well we weren’t gonna say no – birds of preys are awesome!
With regards to the rest of the stay there, it was pretty much the same when we didn’t go for excursions, wake up, have breakfast, sit by the pool, have drinks, read a book, have some food at one of the restaurants, more reading by the pool, sit in the lobby for some wifi, more food, another drink, maybe some icecream, a massage at the spa, watch random Mexican tv, that kind of thing – let me tell you, it was bliss! You know you are on holiday when the biggest concern you have is whether to go for the Burger place or the Mexican for lunch!
The resort also had one of the best restaurants I have ever been to – the only way I can describe it is Heston Blumenthal kind of food, we had one sitting with 18 courses, and one with 22 courses, I think I may have to devote a whole blog post to that place actually!
Then obviously there was the joy of the towel animals – one can argue that might be one of the cutest things about fancy hotel stays – you never knew what to expect when you got back to your room everyday, and I was really disappointed the times we had forgotten to ask for new towels and there was no fancy towel-animal. We got some really cute ones, everything from the usual swans to fancy hanging monkeys, but I think this elephant might have been my favourite!
It probably wasnt a good idea writing this post on the coldest day in January.. I really want to go back now! When I win the lottery I definitely will!
Have you ever stayed in an all inclusive resort? Good or bad experience?