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  1. So jealous. I want to fall asleep listening to the waves.

    And the masseuse braided your hair? Hope you tipped well! Sounds like she went above and beyond!

    Love that your using the perks from Chase Sapphire (free lounge! woot!). I need to know more about the new TSA app though. Do you have precheck?

    1. I definitely did! She was awesome!! The app is called Mobile Pass… you enter all the passport info in and walk straight through immigration. Customs scans the app and you’re out! It was legit 15 minutes from deplaning to the Uber home!! We have global entry and precheck. Unsure if it’s a prerequisite, but 100% worth it to check on the app!

  2. I think I can do relaxing for one or two days. However, I do not think I can do more than that. My “vacations” are very active (I need another vacation after one). I have been to the Riviera Maya and loved the place. We only stayed in Cancun one day but we had the opportunity to visit a great beach and eat wonderful food. I will be back in a heartbeat!

    1. I’m the same way. We’re very active on vacation, too… so I was really surprised at how much I enjoyed Cancun. Maybe it’s also the time of year and the stress from work… I don’t know. Either way, it was a much needed break from a really stressful week! 😉

  3. Looks like such a fun vacation and I had no idea about that DFW website – definitely going to go check it out. More and more I am open to booking a package deal while traveling vs. being insistent on booking everything separately. This area of Mexico around Cancun (I’ve been to nearby Cozumel twice) is really The water is incredible… I just transported myself there via your photos and could imagine swimming at the beach everyday! (can you tell vacation time is coming? soon…. haha)

    1. I’ve been impressed with some of the package deals I’ve been able to book. I am trying to check that now if I feel like a ticket price is too high… it’s crazy that adding a car or hotel can drop the price… but it’s all voodoo on pricing anyway, I suppose. 😉

  4. I have to agree with you and I would forgo the all-inclusive resort, especially if I had to sit through a timeshare pitch. The Marriott Cancun Resort sounds wonderful and having a loyalty program gives it that extra boost. I would love to spend a weekend on a warm beach somewhere and Cancun sounds perfect.

    1. It was seriously so nice… I truly had no idea that I would enjoy it so much! It definitely piqued my interest for visiting more warm beach locations for short visits. 😉 That being said, my mom went to St. Barth’s in April and said it was really expensive… so maybe I’ll stick to Mexico for now. 😉

  5. Ah, that all looks so amazing. I’ve never been to Cancun but it’s good to hear it isn’t really as party-town-ish as I am imagining it to be! I’m also not a big drinker so all-inclusive things never sound that appealing to me for that reason. Man, the beach looks soooo nice right now!

    1. Yeah, I was really surprised to find Cancun to be so low-key! I kept looking at Cancun hashtags on instagram and thinking “ehhhh… I don’t know!” It was lovely though. I think that opting out of the all-inclusive helped A LOT. I’d be interested to visit a few more non-all inclusive resorts to see if there’s a difference.

  6. Looks like suuuuch a lovely weekend, and just what you needed! I’ve never stayed at an all inclusive place before (if you don’t count cruises) and I think I would go a bit crazy. So this is good advice for if and when I ever make it to Cancun! Alsoooo I’d love to hear more about intermittent fasting! I’ve heard more about that lately and kind of want to give it a try.

    1. I’ve never done a cruise either. My husband keeps telling me that I’m supposed to never let him take a cruise because it’s not a good use of money… but I feel like it’s a good way to see certain places that are harder to get to… but I also see his point because it doesn’t exactly fit how we travel either. I’ll see if I can work on a post on the fasting – it was life changing for me at first. So much more energy all the way around!

  7. Oh man, I can’t even tell you how great this all sounds! I could SO use a weekend like this right about now! Looks like you guys really enjoyed, made the most of your stay, and all for a great deal! 🙂

  8. On one of my trips I stayed at the JW Marriott and enjoyed it. It’s nice to relax at the resorts there, but there is also a lot to do if you get tired of the beach. I loved Tulum and Isla Mujeres. #TheWeeklyPostcard

    1. Everyone was saying we should visit Tulum! Definitely plan to do that on the next trip!! I would like to visit Cichen Itza as well, but it is a lot further than we anticipated!! Definitely need to be there longer to make that trip!

  9. This seems like a very beautiful resort. It’s been a very long time since I’ve been in Cancun. I kind of miss it. #TheWeeklyPostcard

    1. I was definitely dubious… but I’m so glad I decided to go outside of my comfort zone!! The sunrise was truly spectacular.. and because of the beach access, it was so easy to appreciate!! Worth getting up for. 😉

  10. Your post made me wanting to pack up my bags and fly to Mexico right away! I’ve never been to Cancun, although we visited Riviera Maya (Tulum) and Chichen Itza 2 years ago. Hearing the waves and seeing the stars from the jacuzzi – this sound so magical indeed! #TheWeeklyPostcard

    1. Everyone says Tulum is gorgeous!! Even the hotel staff was telling us that we should go down there. My husband really wanted to go to Chichen Itza, but we weren’t there long enough to make the trip. Next time though!

  11. The first time we visited Cancun, we debated the All-Inclusive avenue for quite a while. We ended up going that way at one of the Riu properties, and loved it. That said, we don’t blame anyone for doubting the all-ins. We have been leaning towards staying with Marriott on our next visit, and you’re certainly helping us seal that deal! Looks like a great property – and the beach spa is seriously calling our names. 🙂 Thanks for sharing with us on #TheWeeklyPostcard!

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