We arrived in Cancun on a Monday afternoon and quickly made our way to Oceana - one of several oceanfront restaurants on the property. The scenery was breathtaking and the frozen cocktails were just what we were craving.
From there we made our way to our oceanfront room to unpack and get settled. Upon entering our room we were hit with heat and humidity. Despite the A/C being set in the low 60s, the room was over 80 degrees and that, combined with the humidity, left us feeling miserable and damp very quickly. Long story short, we spent hours waiting for the room to cool down, had several maintenance men attempt to fix the A/C, and finally at 10PM were changed to another room. All would be well and good if the problems ended there, but no such luck. The new room was a cold 78 degrees and equally as sticky. Our attempts to sleep that night were miserable at best and we awoke in the morning a sticky hot mess. Great way to start a vacation, right?!? It crossed my mind on multiple occasions that first day that staying at home would have been more enjoyable. Fortunately, after great persistence and numerous complaints, we arrived back to our room that afternoon to see the entire A/C unit broken into pieces outside and a new unit being installed. The final result was a room that never got cooler than 75 degrees. While that temperature would ordinarily be very comfortable in my own home, when combined with 100% humidity, was never exactly comfortable. There's nothing better than taking a shower at night and then putting on "clean" PJs that are sticky and damp from the humidity! The room itself was otherwise as expected and had a fabulous ocean view.
|Interior of our room. Note the clothes that I had washed and were hanging to dry - they hung there for 4 days and were still not dry when I packed them up to go home!|
|The view doesn't get any better than this.|
|We stayed in the Pyramid building on the left.|
|Looking a little rough after hours in the sun and wind. It's a tough life, but somebody has to enjoy it!|
|Sun, sand, and water.|
|Me and Mom|
|Anyone want this iguana put on there head so I can take a picture and charge you $20 for it?|
|My favorite night of the trip. Great performances during the Mexican Fiesta.|
The week came and went really quickly, and before we knew it we were enjoying our last afternoon in the sun and farewell cocktails. Despite the room situation, I had a great time! I was looking for rest, relaxation, and a tan, and I certainly enjoyed lots of that. I have so many vacation destinations on my bucket list that I'm not sure I'll be back to Mexico anytime soon, but I'd definitely consider another visit in the future.
|Ready to fly home. |
A great mother-daughter vacation!!
Nearly half of the hundreds of pictures I took are of food, so up next I'll devote an entire post to our Cancun eats!