There a few things in life that are certain, but I know one to be true: girls' trips are good for the soul. We plan ours well in advance, and one of our friends is fantastic at researching and booking locations, hotels, travel, etc. which definitely makes my life easier. We went to Cancun because it was a nonstop flight that didn't break the bank and had tons of all-inclusive hotel options.
We left at the crack of dawn Thursday morning and came back super late at night Sunday. Two full days plus two half days was the absolute perfect amount of time to stay. We stayed at the Secrets Silversands Riviera Cancun, which is adults only (not in the pervy way) and all-inclusive.
The best part of arriving to Cancun? The bar right at the exit doors to the airport. Pure genius! Back to the hotel.... the food was really good, which is not the norm for an all-inclusive. We thoroughly enjoyed every restaurant and every meal. My personal favorite was the french onion soup at the french restaurant and the nacho bar by the pool which we partook in daily. The house wine was also surprisingly great, another big win! The rooms were great and the whole space was awesome. The only negative was the staff at check in/check out. They weren't friendly or accommodating in any way and at the end became downright nasty and threatening. If you plan on traveling there, definitely take that into account.
The weather could not have been more perfect. It fluctuated between the high 70's and low 80's during the day, but was a little chilly in the evenings. Those are just dreamy temperatures in my book. We usually started our day at the beach then moved to the main pool in the afternoon. We met so many interesting (do with that term what you will) characters every day, and had enough shenanigans to make for stories for years to come.
When you have been friends with people for well over ten years, you see each other grow and change as people. As we settle into serious relationships, marriages, job changes and children, we become different people. We discuss different things (health care, insurance!) and watch our children play together. However, when we are on our own we come back to basics and are just friends. These are the reasons trips like this mean so much and are a reminder of who we are and the strength of our friendships. Sappy rant over!
I rounded up pretty much everything I wore the entire trip below. A lot of the pieces are great staples and I think all but the white tee shirt and necklaces are on sale this week! This is seriously the week to stock up for warm weather and I am literally going to be checking my door every five minutes today for my Shopbop goodies!