This past march I was fortunate enough to travel to Cancun Mexico for my spring break! This was my first official time flying out of the country (I went on a cruise that stopped in Cozumel Mexico a couple of years ago but we were only there for a day) and the fact that I HATE planes and had not been on one in almost 4 years made me both excited and nervous. I made it a personal goal to try and concur my fear of flying on this trip, which didn’t really happen until the flight home.
We left bright and early Sunday morning, headed to the airport and got through security nice and easy. Once we boarded I found out my seat was alone on the isle (the worst spot, I’m # team window) next to strangers I didn’t know. thankfully some of the people I was traveling with got bumped up to the isle across from me. Oh? did I mention there were no TVs on our plane? I know that sounds like a first world problem but that was how I was planning on calming my travel anxiety. oh well. I popped my headphones in and braced myself for take off. I really wish I was kidding but I’m dead serious when I say ‘Defying Gravity’ came on shuffle as we became air bound lol! Overall, the flight was fine. cramped and long and my foot kept getting run over by the drink cart but fine. All I could think about was the fact that we were headed for sunny 80 degree weather!
We stayed at the Beautiful Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun Hotel. This hotel is the perfect place to stay in Cancun, especially during the crazy spring break season. It is a little more on the pricey side compared to spring break favorites likes the Hard Rock Hotel and Oasis Cancun (my whole family went so that is why we stayed here) so the atmosphere is more relaxation than party. It is right in the center of downtown Cancun, but honestly you would never notice unless you left the resort. The hotel was spacious and beautiful and the staff were excellent. Our rooms were very also very big with two queen beds and a sitting area, plus it had a beautiful ocean view from the balcony!
The lovely staff suggested while we were checking in that we upgrade our rooms to VIP for $100 USD a night. With that we would get access to a special beach section, unlimited drinks, special dinning options and a coupon book full of free offers to try at the hotel like Jet Skis and spa treatments (which we did, 10/10 would recommend the hydro therapy). The hotel isn’t all inclusive, so If you are able to do this upgrade you won’t be disappointed. It’s honestly an amazing deal because it’s per room not person. Once we got our cute little black VIP wrist bands we headed to the beach to get our tan on!
The VIP beach section was honestly amazing, there were lounge chairs with cushions and big day beds to sleep on and you got your drinks delivered to your seat, it all made me feel like a princess. the crystal clear blue water was steps away from our chairs and the big pool with the swim up bar was right up the steps. We spent most of our time on the beach but we took a few dips in the pool and hung out by the swim up bar around sunset before dinner a few times!
I want pause real quick to give a special shout out to our two amazing serves who took care of us on the beach all week and were so incredibly kind to us! Thank you Adrian and JJ, the two of you were so wonderful to us and made our trip so memorable, I don’t know if you will ever see this but I don’t want your hard work to go unnoticed. we truly appreciate you both so much!
These two made the best drinks, we accidentally ordered a pineapple juice and Malibu instead of a Malibu and coke, but let me tell you it was the best damn thing we drank all week! Yes, the drinking age in Mexico is 18 so yes, I could drink and this was my drink of choice. And If you’re like me and hate the taste of alcohol, fear not, this is the magic drink. It honestly just tastes like fruity goodness! My mother makes these at home now for pool parties Lol!
As relaxing as the whole week was, us kids were itching for a little excitement. And we happened to find that at the infamous Señor Frogs right down the street from our hotel! I am not the club type at all, I really wanted to stay in the room and finish watching ‘Letters to Juliet’ on Netflix, but the rest of the kids persuaded me and off we went to our wild night out.
If you’ve never been to Señor Frogs let me fill you in real quick, it is a restaurant / Bar / Club all in one. It is the most bizarre, entertaining, fun place you could go to for a night out. We did a special where we got dinner and free drinks all night which was honestly a steal because some of us drank A LOT. We got there and got sat at a table along the side and ate our tacos before the real fun began. The night started with Ballon hats because why not right?! then we got funny name tags and free tequila shots. You could never be bored there even if you tried. There were conga lines, and twerk offs and even a candle light rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody with birthday candles. It honestly was a super fun night out and a great place to go outside of the resort.
Overall, it was an amazing trip and I’m so grateful to haven been able to go on it with my family. Cancun is beautiful, and such a fun place to visit! I absolutely recommend staying here, and taking in all the area has to offer! beautiful beaches, great food, lots of good drinks and plenty to do! I was a very sad girl when it was time to come home (at least the flight home was better in the window seat lol ) but I am so lucky to have gone on this amazing trip! I will end the post with some of my favorite photos of the trip!