Curly Crafty Mom: Secrets Maroma Vacation Recap - Days 3 & 4

Friday, July 21, 2017

Secrets Maroma Vacation Recap - Days 3 & 4

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Today I'm sharing the last recap post of our trip to Secrets Maroma. You can find the first post HERE, for Days 1 and 2.


Day 3
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On our third day we decided to check out the fresh juice bar, which is right outside the breakfast buffet area. The watermelon juice was my favorite!


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At breakfast Brian ordered us jugo verde, which is 'green juice'. This drink is a popular Mexican breakfast staple and is made with cactus (I know, right?!), parsley and pineapple. It's good for you, too!


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Here is my breakfast plate again, yes... I took a picture of it everyday! You'll see that I had the nutella and strawberry crepe (with whipped cream!) again. I'm a huge cheese, tomato and sausage fan. I also had eggs, bacon, pico de gallo and guacamole on my plate every morning. Their coffee was delicious, too!


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We saw our little friend again. :) 


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After breakfast, we headed down to the beach. We had a cabana rented again for the day! I wish we had rented one the entire time we were there, that is how much we enjoyed it.


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Ok, so I have maybe 2 drinks a month... so, all of this alcohol was a little overwhelming for me! But, it was fun... because, we are on vacation, right?! I started with my first margarita of the trip! Yum! I always get my margaritas on the rocks, I'm not a fan of frozen margaritas. Brian is, though.


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I also ordered a cosmo... it didn't come in a martini glass, but maybe this beach glass was so I didn't spill it all over myself!


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It was fun watching the workers clean up the seaweed on the beach. They worked really hard!


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Brian and I wanted a snack and decided to try the oyster dish. I think I would have preferred them fried. They were a little... slimy tasting this way? Yuck! Brian didn't mind it though.


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After the cabana closed (we had it from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.), we went back to our room and decided to hang out in our swim out pool. I surprised Brian with a bottle of our first wine we shared together at a winery. It is called Black & Blue and the winery we drank it at doesn't carry it anymore and we couldn't find it anywhere else. I had it shipped to our house before the trip and then safely transported it to Mexico in my suitcase. :) We also had a cheese and fruit tray delivered to our room. We had 24/7 food service to our room and there is this neat 'mailbox' that they can put trays of food in and it locks on your side and you can open it when you're back to get the food. Very private and clever! Then, when you're done with the food you can put the dirty dishes back in the 'mailbox'. It's a rather big mailbox, don't worry. :)


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Enjoying the swim out pool view in my hotel slippers. :)


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For dinner, we decided to try out the Mexican restaurant. For my appetizer, I had a watermelon salad.


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I had crab enchiladas for my main dish, which I wasn't sure if I'd like them... but, they were delicious!


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We capped the night off in the theater, they had a Beatles show. I LOVE the Beatles, so this was so much fun!


Day 4
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On our fourth day I surprised Brian with a couples massage! He had never had a massage before, so I thought it'd be fun!


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When we went in the lobby they had the fish pedi thing... I've never tried this and not sure if I'd want to. ;)


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After our massages, we got to enjoy their outdoor hydrotherapy area. So nice!


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Another breakfast photo! Our massages were at 9 a.m. and I assumed we'd eat before them, but we got up late. Oops! Luckily they had breakfast until 10:30 a.m. and we still got to enjoy our crepe!


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We spent the rest of the day at the beach and in the pool. We didn't rent a cabana this day, but they had a lot of chairs set up by the pool. I am not a swimsuit model by ANY means, but I did find this cute one piece at The Gap outlet. It is navy with little pink polkadots. I was going to go out and look for the perfect swimsuit, but ran out of time. So, this had to do! I'm glad that one pieces are hot this summer, although if we ever go back I think I'll try and find a cute bikini or tankini since it was an adults only resort.


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They had some 4th of July decor set up on the beach.


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They had all kinds of festivities for the 4th of July and one was a foam pool party. I have to say, I got in and it was quite fun!


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We found a cute little wood stove pizza place for lunch.


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My pizza :) Tomatoes, mushrooms, pepperoni and mozzarella.



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We made reservations at the Hibachi restaurant (the only one that requires them) for dinner our last night. Our next trip here, I really need to figure out some better ideas for my hair. I did not have control over my hair at all with the humidity. Flat ironing was lost after 5 minutes outside. Our last night I took a shower before dinner and just slicked it back in a fancy pony tail. Makeup was also not your friend on this trip, but I tried to keep it light for dinner. 


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The hibachi dinner was really good! We got a spring roll and some sushi for appetizers. Yum!


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They had two soups to choose from and I selected the broth one.


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Our cook was fantastic! I ordered steak and shrimp. I usually get scallops at hibachi restaurants, but after not liking the ones at Oceana, I decided not to go there again!


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Us at dinner. :)


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Fried ice cream for dessert


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After dinner we hung out on this swing thing for a long time and talked. A nice guy offered to take our photo.


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At night they had a 4th of July celebration.


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There was even fireworks! Brian was laughing, because it was two Mexican guys on the roof of the resort shooting them off.


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They even had 4th of July cupcakes. So pretty!


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On our last morning, we had room service for breakfast. It was all really good!


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I took some last minute photos. This was a view of our swim out area in the morning. I was really sad to leave.


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Bar with swings


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Floating chess board


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Bus back to airport

This was such a beautiful vacation with my husband. I enjoyed every minute with him and it was nice to have some time alone. We don't get a lot of that at home. We plan to go back sometime in the future, if not Mexico... another Secrets resort! It really was all inclusive. I think the only things we paid for were a few tips for room service, $25 in souvenirs for the kids and then $50 per day for the beach cabana (rented it 2 days). So affordable, especially after coming back from Disney where we spent a ton still even after the dining plan (don't worry, we still love you Disney!).
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