Monday, November 10, 2014

All Inclusive Secrets Capri Rivera Cancun Mexico

My first vacation EVER!! Yes, believe it or not it was my first. I've been a single mom since the age of 17 and worked up to 3 jobs all at once while attending college. If your a single mom, I give you credit. Awe hell if your a mom in general we all deserve credit. Because I raised my kids alone, I could never go on any type of vacation due to my finances. I was single recently for a year due to another failed relationship so about five months ago, I met this amazing man, in which, I will discuss how we met in another post. He was in shock that I have not only ever been on a vacation but have never flew out o the country. So one day he told me to read my email, and sure enough it was there...reserved sets to Mexico! OMG..I was stunned. Even though the trip was about four months away, I quickly ran up the attic, practically breaking my neck, to pull the dusty old suitcase my mom gave me and dragged it to my room. I cleaned it and then just stared at it, like a dear with headlights. I said to myself "now what"?. My daughter laughed and said "well you now put clothes in it to wear". So the fun began picking out clothes from my closet and tearing up the drawers for bikini's. I was definitely a newbie traveler.

I didn't have a passport so I had to apply for one. Nothing like getting a horrible mug shot that will stay with you for 10 years. But Yay!! after waiting 2 long months that felt like two years, the day has come to go on vacation. My boyfriend also found out that I have never been in a limo before, yes its true..don't judge he arranged for the limo to pick us up early in the morning.

1st Limo Ride

After 3.5 hours on the plain and going through customs, we finally arrived at the resort. The resort was absolutely beautiful. It was for ADULTS only so sorry kids, step aside. Its our time for some R&R. The resort only holds approx. 200 rooms so its quaint but not to personal. Palm trees are beautiful, there was warm weather in the 80's and the service and food was outstanding. They made sure you had drinks in our hands all day long.

The swim up bar was refreshing and that's where we were able to meet so many other people from around the country. Our room was turned down twice a day. Each day there was some type of swan or bunny on the bed and red rose petals. The beach was breath taking. Sand felt like silk, the water was so clear you can see the corel below and the water was warm. They had tons of huts there to refresh yourself from the sun and or tan all day.

A few weeks before our vacation, I began to shop for additional bathing suits. We talked about being "that couple", you know, the couple with matching outfits..LOL..yes we were that couple. Everyone loved our ensemble. We joked with the other guest when they looked at us and smirked by saying "yes were that couple" and they cracked up because we were reading their minds. They got a kick out of it. Even though you cant see it he does have the shorts on. I love this bathing suit. My favorite one.

Since we were going to be in Mexico during Halloween we had to get costumes. After looking around we found a cool Top Gun costume which I spruced up a little by adding fish net stocking and a sexy boostia for the top portion. It really worked well.

There was tons of activities to partake in. There was volleyball, horseshoes, ping pong, water activities, poker, rifle shooting, kayak and even feeding the turtles...side not: speaking of Kayaking we went out on a kayak trip in the water with five other couples and one couple was expecting. When it was time to come back, the staff member stated that the first one is the winner back to shore. Well that prompted everyone to lift their ores and take off. Some how the lady expecting came flying passed us with her husband, leaving us last. How does this were laughing so hard that we couldn’t paddle. It was like she had a super baby in her belly. They flew passed us...I couldn’t stop that was the joke of the day that we lost to an expectant mother. Good for her! Her baby has to be healthy. God bless. Anyway, At the evening there was cinema night, more gambling, salsa and Spanish lessons. 

In the Grand Ballroom, there was opera singing, more food, and since it was all inclusive, all the alcohol you can have until you passed out. I still can't seem to remember anything Tuesday past 12:00 pm..:) There was entertainment shows at night in the main room; from juggling, to magic and the newlywed game. While there we were able to see the Euphoria Water Show which was amazing. Left us speechless. 

In addition, since we were there for Halloween they had their Mexican tradition...Dia de los Muertos, meaning day of the dead. A Mexican celebration. It was great to see the staff dressed up in costumes. The staff was having a ball with their costumes. It were great that they were familiar with their guest and they knew everyone by name, making it more personal, so they became our new found friend. They were outgoing, energetic and knew how to keep the party going.

House Keeping Killer & Scarecrow

Freddy's Back

Chuckie go easy on me.

Therefore, for my first official vacation it was an amazing one. I had such a memorable time. Had tons of fun meeting lots of amazing people and wouldn't mind going back in the near future. I am not going to lie, it was tough coming back home after a seven day vacation, but reality hit and besides, it made me regroup my thoughts and reset my priorities in life as a whole. I guess I really needed a vacation. I want to thank my boyfriend Joe for taking me and allowing him to be a part of my first official vacation. I would want to spend it with anyone else. 

I have not been paid to advertise Secrets Resorts, I am just blogging about my experience while vacationing there. If you want to check out their website here's the link:

Below are the items I bought for my vacation.


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