Part of what made this vacation so great for me was the fact that I only left the resort one day out of the seven I was there. The boys had activities about every other day, but I got to lay on the beach every single day. It was Heaven to me. The men had a day of golf, and some of them visited Chichen Itza. I enjoyed the resort, ate, got a massage, and read. It was a perfect week.
There were storms that brewed over the sea a few afternoons, but none of them ever touched land. It was a great combination because we got to enjoy a spectacular view and never had to leave the beach. There was even some slight cloud coverage on our 5th day, which felt great.
We went into town for dinner and ate at the amazing Chicago Ristorante. It is the best food we have had in Playa. We were serenaded several times by locals throughout our meal.
On our final day in Mexico, we headed to Isla Mujeres. It was every bit as amazing as I remembered. This time, because we had such a large group, we chartered a yacht and sailed our way over to the island, making a stop to snorkel on our way.
When we snorkeled we saw a lot of great tropical fish, including 5 barracuda. Grandma got a private tour.
Once we were on the island, we rented golf carts and explored the island. I wish I had video of my dad and Luke in their golf carts. They were maniacs, flying over speed bumps, racing people, and off roading.
We spent the afternoon on North Beach. It is the greatest beach because it stays only two feet deep for at least 100 yards.
On our way back to Cancun, we were all pretty worn out. Most people were sprawled on the deck taking naps. The crew would have none of this. They came out, in full fiesta gear, and started a party. They are used to people taking full advantage of the open bar, so they probably thought we were the most boring people alive. They woke us all up sining 'La Cucaracha' and made us all drink soda shots. They started with the four year old, which I thought was awesome. They sang and danced until every one got a shot. It was hilarious.
We were all sad the trip was over. It was everything we needed. I love spending time with my family. It makes my heart happy. I'm so glad we were able to enjoy a perfect week in paradise with them.