Monday, June 24, 2013

Adventures at Oasis Sens

Oasis Sens is a beautiful resort.  It's not nearly as large as the main Oasis resort, which is the largest resort on Cancun and is absolutely stunning with a massive interior garden as you enter the hotel.  Oasis Sens was just the right size for our couples retreat.  It seemed like may couples were there for the same reasons, to enjoy each other and hang out with friends.  The resort wasn't wild and crazy, but more relaxing with some great entertainment. (Neal was mocking someone else's crop top style in his pic at the gardens inside the main Oasis resorts, my hubby doesn't normally pull his shirt up!)
We were able to enjoy quite a few performances that are put on at the resort (including that one from our first night at club "Kinky" haha!)

Here's a little bit of the pictures I tried to take of the "Mayan Ceremony" on Sunday.

And there's my man trying to battle a 'warrior' 
The women who perform the Zama Y Eel Dueto Aereo were incredibly strong, talented, beautiful and strangely flexible.  That's a show I recommend!

The rest of the week we enjoyed some amazing foods at many of the restaurants.  Natasha and I really loved the sushi restaurant, we also went twice to the little Italian place, and La Sur, the reservation only dining, was a fresh experience!  After taking pictures of a few of the foods, I could tell my group was finding my photography a bit much, so I put down my camera for most of the trip, but here's a few snapshots of some of the on resort dining.
My typical breakfast - fresh juice (that one is a green juice with kiwi, spinach and grapefruit I believe).  I frequented the fruit for breakfast, the plain yogurt that I added oats and fruit to, and nutella with carrots! Yum!
Loved the plating of my quesadilla and I fell in love with the tea cups!  So Pretty!
 Dining at La Sur on our last night!
I love this man!
We enjoyed pretty sunsets!
 And lastly, on the final day, we got to hold a monkey! This may have been the highlight of my trip!!!!

I hope ya'll enjoyed my trip details and pictures!  To see more look at my previous posts:

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Cancun - Catamaran Isla Mujeres Excursion

On our third day of vacation, we went on a catamaran ride out to Isla Mujeres. 

The day consisted of snorkeling, a form of parasailing, a trip to 'market' on Isla Mujeres, a dance party on board the catamaran, and lunch at a little restaurant.
After snorkeling...we got to see and hold a sea urchin, which was really neat.  It suctioned to your hand, but turns out they weren't supposed to let us hold that!  So no pictures could be taken.  Put you gotta love the post snorkel face with the marks on your head!
Neal and Bob were the first ones up on the parasail.  I went as well.  Women beware, your lifted up fast out of the water and that little boat behind us got to see a little of my behind as my drawers were pulled slightly!!! Yikes!
 Arriving at Isla Mujeres.
 I wore some of my new comfy stretch bracelets along with my new hair ties.  My wrists still have a slight tan line from them and it's been nearly 3 weeks, hehe!
 We went past a beautiful home on the way to lunch.
 I think Bob was tired of me taking pics by this point :)
After lunch, the crew wanted to get the party started, Neal was an unlucky soul as they kept bringing the bottle for him to drink!  I thought we weren't going to take drinks from people that we didn't order...but I guess this is another exception!
Natasha, smartly, wanted nothing to do with that red Mellow Yellow bottle!
And we were back towards the resort zone of Cancun!
Overall, the excursion was fun, but I think if we had thought more, we may have tried to do something a little more adventurous like a trip to some ruins in Tulum, snorkeling in cenotes, a bike tour, or even a zip line tour.  Not saying the catamaran wasn't great, but I feel like doing something a little more unique to the area would have been fun.  I looked at this as a good trip, but that we could also have a booze cruise back home on dad's boat! 

Question of the Day:
Have you been to Cancun?  If so what excursion did you do that you would recommend?

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Cancun and a Beautiful Church

On the second day we were in Cancun, Bob and Natasha asked Neal and I to go to church with them.  Again, we relied on the wonderful tour group who helped us with our flight transfers and excursions to put us in the right direction for a local church. 

On our way to church via city bus!

Surprisingly, there weren't very many Catholic churches on Cancun, honestly I think there was only two.  The church we went to, Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado Cancun, was absolutely breathtaking.  They had mostly Spanish Mass, but one in English.

I tried to sneak a picture from my seat before the mass started, I didn't see anything about no cameras but was still scared!
Here's some photos from the Church's website so you can get a better view!
The church was beautiful, though not very traditional.  There were no walls, only a ceiling above. 

Neal and I hadn't planned on coming to church, so we weren't prepared with the proper attire, but we still managed to be more appropriately dressed than other church goers. Also, going made me really miss the Catholic Church.  I grew up in Catholic School and attended Catholic church, but Neal and I are now going to a non-denominational church, it's nice, but not the same.

After church, we headed back to the resort where Natasha and I took a water aerobics class!  It was really fun, but a lot longer than we had anticipated!
We are the two furthest away :)
The rest of our Sunday was spent relaxing by the beach, enjoying a few drinks & eating some scrumptious sushi (that's my favorite restaurant at Oasis Sens - only open for lunch).  I didn't take pictures of food much since I knew our group was there to enjoy the foods taste, not so much the look, though it was beautiful and extremely delicious!
We finished our Sunday by getting dressed up and going to one of re resort restaurants.
A very enjoyable day indeed!
Question of the Day:  Have you ever gone to a church on vacation that took your breath away?  If so where?