Wednesday, July 20, 2011

My Secrets Farewell to Riviera Maya

The hospitality of Riviera Maya was felt everywhere, but the staff at Secrets went the extra mile to make me feel at home. I was practically the only one at the resort not celebrating my honeymoon or anniversary, yet I never felt alone.

My final night at Secrets Maroma happened to be the night of the Mexican Fiesta. Maria accompanied me to the weekly event, which includes a celebration of the culture, from vendors with silver jewelry, to Mexican food, tequila and a new favorite of mine, Mango Margaritas. There was a wonderful show of music and dance that took us through the various regions of Mexico. I remarked to Maria how impressed I was with the performance and she told me that this professional group is one of many hired to perform at the AMResorts. I have to admit this was my first show in the week I spent there and I wished I had seen more.

After a night of enjoying the food and music, I was off to go pack. I bid my new friends farewell and enjoyed the breeze off the Caribbean Sea for one final evening.  The next day my flight wasn’t until the afternoon so I enjoyed a final breakfast at World CafĂ©, where I tried the crepes with nutella (not very Mexican, but how often do you see crepes at a breakfast buffet?!).

I walked past some of the things that I had admired even though I didn’t have time to try…. The ping pong tables in the water… the giant chess tables… I had to take one final trip down to the pool before bidding farewell to Secrets Maroma and Riviera Maya.

It had been a wonderful trip…
…and I was sure I would be back to this part of Mexico someday, but for now-
Hasta Luego…

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