If you’re just catching up, I have returned from Cabo, and you can read part one of my vacation here.
Now for part two!
Since I love to kayak, Michael thought that I’d enjoy an estuary kayak tour and signed us up.
We were the only two people on the tour (aside from our guide), which was so wonderful because we could ask a ton of questions about everything we saw.
The guide even had us pull up onto a sand dune and gave us some wine!
Michael told me that I am bossy when I kayak though. I’m not going to deny it.
Don’t mess with me while I’m rowing.
Eating at the resort was an…interesting experience.
RIU Palace (which is all-inclusive) has four restaurants. In order to make reservations for dinner, you need to get your booty in the reservation line by 6:30 am two days in advance. And most of the time, they tell you that everything is already booked when you reach the front of the line.
Isn’t that nuts?
It was sort of stressful, and for someone like me who loves food, it was a bit disappointing.
Trust me, we heard people yelling and complaining in all languages over that frustrating situation.
Thankfully, there was a buffet at the hotel called El Medino that was always open. We ate there… a lot. We were able to get reservations at the hotel’s Japanese, Mexican, and steakhouse restaurants though.
The Japanese and Mexican places were very good. I loved my shrimp fajitas and guacamole! I didn’t like the steakhouse though and ended up going to El Medino for some more food and a cookie.
My favorite dinner was from Ruth’s Chris in town. I had the best salmon ever! Even Michael cannot stop talking about it.
The breakfast buffet was really good, which made me a very happy lady! They had a ton of fruit (including some yummy papaya) and get this…
They even had a juice bar that served green juice made from celery, spinach, and cucumber!
I was in heaven, but sadly, I didn’t discover the juice bar until two days before we left.
Before that discovery, I also had whole wheat toast with guacamole every morning.
Some of the best days were just spent lounging at the beach and in the pool. With a swim up bar, how can you not have fun?
And some of the best evenings were spent watching shows at the resort and sitting outside under the moon.
We were both kind of sad on Friday since it was our last full day there, but on Saturday, we were ready to be home. Plus, we really missed our dog Emma.
It is really true that there’s no place like home.
I'm Erin, the happy woman behind The Grass Skirt. Here you'll learn all about how I manage to maintain a healthy, well-balanced lifestyle (with some silliness sprinkled in). Hope you'll enjoy it!