Category Archives: Tropical

November 13, 2015

OUR HONEYMOON | WHERE WE STAYED

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We’re married!

The wedding was everything we had hoped it would be and more! Since I don’t have the professional photos yet, I’ll wait and share more about the wedding when I do :)

I want to first jump into recapping our honeymoon because it was EPIC!

We went to Tulum, Mexico “where the jungle meets the sea” the Monday after our wedding.  We landed in Cancun then took our shuttle, The Happy Bus, first to get street-side tacos and Coronas then drove the two hours South to our hotel, Ahau Tulum.  When we arrived they greeted us with mimosas and said “this is your new home, welcome to paradise” Indeed, it was paradise!

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Lounging here on our porch wearing my staples of the trip; a Stetson hat, Le Specs sunnies and a Forever 21 kimono. Pretty much had these and similar pieces on rotation the whole time when we were doing things around the hotels.

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Ahau is a smaller hotel resort with an attached restaurant, massage therapist on site (Julieta, gave me the best massage of my life!) yoga studio and beach side cabanas. There was great beach access, and in my following post you’ll see more photos of the food from the restaurant and surroundings!

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My cutie and his uniform; a Stetson I bought him for his birthday and a breathable Columbia shirt. Gotta stay shaded and cool in the jungle!

I went gaga over all the details! We were told the furniture and floors were sourced and made locally.

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The sitting area in our room that served mostly as a resting place for all our gear that we laid out for the follow day’s adventures.

I’m wearing the same Le Spec shades as above, a Free People tunic and Victoria Secret swim top.

After three nights at Ahau we moved over to our second location, The Beach Tulum.

The reasoning for this was simple, I just couldn’t decide on one place and since we had 6 nights it made sense to us to have two experiences. Turned out to be a great idea!

The hotel was everything I’d hoped it would be; chic with minimal decor, a fantastic staff, lush tropical plants (fiddle leaf figs everywhere!) and bright whites – such a paradise! They also had a restaurant and bar called Ziggy’s which we ate breakfast at each morning. More on that later as well!

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The hotel lobby had two beautiful Mayan dream catchers that I obsessed over! Seriously I bet Dustin was thinking “Ok, I get it, move on” haha but I didn’t and we went on a hunt for one. Ended up finding them but decided it didn’t match our home vibes and I went with a more monochrome style. Currently hanging in the bedroom!

Of the two hotels, we had the best experience at The Beach.  The biggest thing is that it was what we expected. When we arrived at Ahau they put us in a room that wasn’t what I booked and then tried to pawn it off as mine. After going round and round with me ending up in tears and pulling the “honeymoon card” they finally (sorta) admitted their mistake and offered to pay for the extras charged to the hotel room.  It was a frustrating start to our trip but after we agreed it was fair we shook off the bad vibes and began our trip of a lifetime!

I would suggest either hotel to anyone visiting Tulum, and regardless if you stay at Ahau you can always book an amazing massage with Julieta, she rules!

As you’d expect I took so many photos so I’m going to recap in several posts; next up our adventures, then a mashup of moments, then our favorite restaurant and finally the wildly popular perfumery- Coqui Coqui!