a bottle of wine on three separate nights.
Of course, it is an all inclusive resort so the wait staff never tires of bringing your favorite cocktail to you while you lounge in the sun. They wisely put small amounts of liquor in the drinks so there aren't a mess of drunks falling in the water every day. All the classics were available but I'm pretty sure the guest favorite was the Blue Hawaiian! The swim-up bar was of course was the preferred spot for many.
We also took an excursion out to snorkel at a coral reef one afternoon. While we've done this before, we were surprised to find that the guides would add to the experience in a new way this time. By putting a tortilla in a plastic bottle and filling it with water the guides can lure fish close to the snorkelers by opening the bottle and letting some of the mixture into the ocean. The schools of fish are now used to it and anticipate this from humans in the water and will come up and surround us. Some will even nibble on your fingers and toes! I thought this was a little unnerving at first but actually quite fun - that is until I realized my wife was nearly levitating out of the water in an attempt to flee the fish. Needless to say we shortened our snorkeling excursion.
Another excursion we took was to swim with the dolphins. We weren't sure about doing this at first for a variety of reasons but decided to do it eventually. I intend to post a blog specifically about that experience soon.
Our vacation to Cancun came to a close with an assortment of feelings. Its always difficult to say goodbye to a fun get away but we were also ready to get home and sleep in our own bed. We've become accustomed to our lives and find that we do feel blessed and happy in our every day lives. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Cancun. The head waiter, Levier, who we got to know a little was kind enough to take our picture at the outdoor steakhouse on our last night.
Our trip was a huge success for us. Try one of the Palace Resorts and judge for yourself.