Monday, July 11, 2011

A Small Slice of Paradise - Part 1

We just returned from a amazing trip to Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. We stayed at the Grand Sunset Princess all inclusive Resort. Playa is about 45 minutes south of Cancun, MX. We left on June 12th 2011 and returned June 18th 2011. It was seriously one of the best vacations I have ever been on. We ended up going down one day earlier then planned so the first night we stayed in the Jr. Deluxe Suite which was better then expected! We arrived at about 10:00 pm. So we  hung out with Jason & Krista for a while, went down to the beach and then headed to bed! It had been a long day of traveling.
The next morning I snapped a few pictures of our room before we checked out and headed to our Platinum Suite Room. Both rooms were amazing but the perks with getting the Platinum Suite could not be beat!
The view from our balcony in the Jr. Deluxe Suite Room.
Then we hit the buffet with J & K for breakfast and toured around the resort  a little. It was so beautiful and soooo clean!
Me, Ash & Krista!  Most of the pictures at the beach were taken with our underwater FILM camera so they aren't the best quality. Jeremy and Ashley arrived on the 13th after flying the red-eye all night and we headed right for the beach. The weather was HOT & HUMID but that didn't stop us from having a good time. 
Joe and Jason brought little pieces of hamburger buns into the Ocean with them to feed the fish. I wish I could have gotten a better picture of how many fish were in front of them in this picture. They were like this clear, white ghost looking fish. There was hundreds of them. And after the bread was gone, they kept following us all over. It was a little creepy but cool. Jason was later dubbed the "White Ghost Fish Whisperer" and we kept teasing him saying, "Come to me my jungle friends" LOL!
I put the camera underwater and caught a few of the fish swimming up to Joe for some food.
Later that day we checked into our room in the Platinum section of the resort. These rooms were absolutely incredible!! Clean & Beautiful!! We did ask for a King sized bed and a top level room. But on the top floor, there are only a  few rooms with king sized beds, so we were more then happy to settle for a room with two full sized beds just for the view we got from our balcony!
This is the bathroom. Full sized stand up shower and a giant jacuzzi bathtub.
This room also had a pretty good sized sitting area. Booking the Platinum rooms allowed us to have 24 hour (free) room service. Unlimited dinner reservations at their 7 themed restaurants, a private pool for Platinum guests, jacuzzi on the balconies, Roped off area at the beach with a private waiter that is willing to bring you cold drinks all day while you bask in the sun & one of the best part, a freezing cold Platinum lounge were you can relax, get on the internet, eat sandwiches and have unlimited cold drinks. Also we had a concierge named Alex who was AWESOME!! He always greeted us with a friendly, "Wazzz up?" whenever we came in and helped us with anything that we needed. He became a good friend of ours by the end of the trip. It was so nice after a long day of walking or being on the Hot Beach, to walk into the lounge and cool off. We found that most places that were indoors at the resort, including the restaurants were so freaking HOT. We actually purchased fans on 5th Ave. in Playa to use at dinner so we weren't all dying of heat and the 100% humidity!
Our outdoor jacuzzi...
The view of the beach from our balcony.
Me, Krista and Ash! These are a few more pictures from the days spent on the beautiful beach!!

K and J

The boys! The three J's! Jas, Jer and Joe! More to come.....


Ashley Bogard said...

Boo! I don't want it to be over! When we going back? Best vaca ever!