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Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya Mexico

Hello everyone! Sorry it has been so long since I have written anything! Ever since we got back from Mexico we have been so busy.  I have been wanting to write this post so badly so that I could share our experience for all of you that are curious or wanting a great place to visit! I have had a couple of weeks to reflect on this trip and I can tell you, honestly, it was the best vacation I have ever been on! I can’t wait to go back!

This was the first vacation together for my boyfriend and I,  so we wanted to plan something really special.  We looked at the Secrets resorts because they are adult only. It was so hard to narrow it down because all of them looked so nice!  What first attracted us to Secrets Akumal was that there were many different restaurants, tons of activities to do, it was a newer resort, and it was easily accessible from the airport.  It is located just between Playa Del Carmen and Tulum. Akumal Beach was rated one of the “Top 10 Beaches in Mexico” by Trip Advisor, and I can attest to this!  The waters are crystal clear and the sand is soft and white. Akumal, by definition, means “place of the turtle,” and is a famous destination for snorkeling, where visitors can swim with endangered green sea turtles right in the bay!

From the moment we arrived, I felt like I was living someone else’s life.  They greeted us with a glass of champagne and cool mango-infused towel.  After checking in, the bellman escorted us to our room and gave us a short tour of the resort.  Our room was amazing and we even had our own little swim up pool off of our back patio that was secluded by lots of plants.

One of my favorite things about this place was the food, because a girl’s gotta eat (and drink)!  They have 6 restaurants, a buffet, a grill, and a cafe, plus room service.  We didn’t have time to eat at all the restaurants but I loved everything I ate.  We went to the buffet every morning for breakfast and I have never seen anything so extravagant. I ate tons of fresh fruit and their banana bread every morning.  I had fish tacos or ceviche every day for lunch and we tried a new restaurant every night.  For cocktails, there were 7 bars and lounges including a swing bar on the beach, a swim up bar in the pool, and my personal favorite – the coffee shop. Can you say spoiled?!

There was so much to do at this resort, but we never got bored of “just laying around.” There are three different pools, the beach, shopping, snorkeling, water cycling, yoga, beach volleyball, and water aerobics, just to name a few!

I fell head over heels for this place and I am counting down the days until we get to return to this amazing resort! It is my new favorite beach and I hope you all can see why! Comment with any questions and I would be happy to answer them!

xo,

Heather

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