On 5/5 we left for Cancun for 5 days for our 5 year anniversary…it just happened to work out that way while planning but it seemed like a good omen. This post is a bit of a detour from my normal home/decor topics but I feel like it is worth sharing and I hope you agree. Very shortly after we got back I posted some photos on Facebook and IG but I wanted to take a little more time to give credit to the wonderful place we stayed.
Delta offers a direct flight from Indianapolis to Cancun…that part was a no brainer. After some research we picked the Riu Palace Las Americas. I cannot recommend this place enough…seriously. This was our first experience an all-inclusive for both of us and it was worth EVERY DANG PENNY!
At check in we were promptly greeted with glasses of chilled champagne. When the manager discovered we were celebrating our anniversary, she upgraded our room to their best available suite, free of charge…talk about great first impressions. We tried to act cool about it, but as soon as we got to our room and were by ourselves we promptly LOST ALL CHILL.
We are not “free upgrade” people, we are “I’m sorry there has been a mistake” people.
Every single inch of the resort, inside and out, was IMMACULATE. We were constantly in awe. Most of these photos do not give this place justice…not even close
First…the lobby and our suite
The terrace and the view from our room felt like were like nothing I had ever seen in person
The entire resort was immaculate, honestly breathtaking
Most of our time was spent lounging by the pools or the beach, we intentionally did not plan any excursions. We had no concept of what time it was, we left our phones on airplane mode, it was the most relaxed I have ever been. It was heaven.
The food was good (surprisingly the buffet was our favorite dining spot), the drinks were strong and plentiful, the service and the facilities were top-notch.
Since nothing is ever 100% “perfect” I will share the only complaints we could come up with, if that’s even what you would call them…
1. The handle on the toilet in our bathroom was a little jiggly…but was promptly fixed
2. One day Mark ordered a screw driver with breakfast and they brought a mimosa
3. Apparently the pool bars do not open until 10:00 AM (which actually seems pretty reasonable)
A very sweet touch was a bottle of sparkling wine delivered to our room while we were at dinner with a note and a plate of chocolate covered strawberries for our anniversary
Before we left, we had several people express concern about traveling to Cancun. I feel like it should be common sense when traveling anywhere, especially abroad, you should exercise a certain level of caution and awareness, this was no different. There wasn’t a single moment that we felt unsafe.
We have missed this place since the moment we left and are already planning our next trip to another Riu resort. Maybe for our 10 year…probably sooner 🙂