As I write this, I’m sitting on a sunny yellow couch with the windows wide open. Both the warm air and the rolling ocean sounds are sweeping in. I would be outside, but I overdid it on the sun despite spending 30 minutes applying half a bottle of sunscreen every morning.
My parents and sister have already left for Florida and I have a few more hours here in Mexico. I have to say, even though it was a short trip, it might just be one of the best we’ve had. I’ve mentioned it before, but now that my sister and I are both full-fledged grown ups with jobs and responsibilities, I value our time as a family together even more. Spending time together in a beautiful location doesn’t hurt either.
Wearing: Cashmere Wrap // Ruffle top (c/o) // White Jeans // Sperrys (c/o) // Passport + Luggage Tag (c/o) // Suitcase (I got the medium size at Macy’s!) // Sunglasses // Earrings
My travel to Mexico was very smooth. The only “problem” was that my sister and parents were flying in at a different time than me. We coordinated so it was only an hour difference my arrival and their arrival. We ended up in different terminals and in true Carly fashion, I was paranoid that we wouldn’t find each other. (There was a rogue taxi cab trip to get to another terminal involved…) I not-so-patiently stood in a terribly crowded room right outside customs in their terminal and miraculously spotted my sister after what felt like an eternity of scanning the room.
Once we got to the hotel, we immediately went straight to the beach while waiting for our room to be ready… then slipped into bathing suits and soaked up the sun until dinner! My favorite part of the trip is that because we weren’t there for that long (and because we’ve already been to the area and did the whole Tulum excursion), we opted to just relax. It was great not having to be anywhere or do anything.
Wearing: A Kate Spade One Piece // Sunhat (it keeps selling out and restocking, so keep checking back if it’s unavailable. I’m obsessed with it and wore it all weekend!) // Sunglasses (c/o)
Wearing: Yoga Pants // Sports Bra
On Saturday morning, we all slept in. My sister and I did a little yoga on the pier before breakfast.
Wearing: Rikshaw Designs Tunic (c/o) // Hat // Sunglasses
We split our time at the beach and the pool, again doing nothing other than snoozing and reading. (I finished Paper Towns in one day. Such a good, light read!)
We stayed at the Excellence Riviera Cancun and while my family typically prefers the beach to hotel pools, the pools at the resort were amazing! First of all, there were many different pools to choose from, some loud and fun and others more peaceful and quiet. We loved the lazy river pool… I could have spent the entire weekend just floating!
I didn’t do any spa treatments, but the building was so beautiful.
By Sunday, I was pretty sunburned. Despite my best sunscreen efforts. Let’s call this one, black and white and red all over.
In the afternoon, we went snorkeling right by the hotel. We took a glass bottom boat not too far out to where the reef was… wow! So many fish. We didn’t see any turtles (sad…), but we did see the biggest barracuda I’ve ever seen, a tiny octopus, a starfish that looked like a tarantula, the cutest squid (my favorite), and hundreds of fish.
And our final sunset!