Playa Del Carmen Recap + Survey Winner

Happy Friday Friends!! 

It was a short work week for me but let me tell you, it didnt feel like it with all the catching up! But I am glad it is Friday!! And, we are actually doing some fun Easter Egg Partying today at Ridge’s school!

I wanted to share our whole Mexico adventure with you and recap all the amazing things there are to do in Playa! 🙂

First of all, we were up at 4am for a 7am flight so I wasnt too thrilled about starting the trip off like that but we survived…

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The Royal Resort & Spa

The Royal goes above and beyond to make you feel at home and the service is above what you would see even at some of the most exclusive luxury resorts in the world. In addition to exceptional service, the property’s elegant hacienda design adds an entirely different sense of luxury to your experience.

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This view never got old!!

The property was so spread out – I almost felt like I was on my own little island.  This resort is an adults-only all-inclusive resort 5 minutes south of Playa Del Carmen. It was by far one of the most picturesque resorts and while the reviews noted it was a couples resort and quiet at night… we weren’t visiting to relive the Vegas lifestyle but to relax (as if I ever relax on vacation… too much to do and too little time!). The pictures did not disappoint. The resort was stunning; a super sophisticated colonial-style property right on a powdery white-sand Caribbean beach. The gorgeous infinity pool leads right out to the beach, the ocean crystal blue, palm trees systemically aligned in the sand… it was perfection! It’s no wonder U.S. News ranks this resort in the top 5 for Playa del Carmen! Playa Del Carmen is touristy, but still maintains a quaint charm which I loved. It’s the perfect base to explore the peninsula, with tours to Cozumel, Isla Mujeres, Tulum, Coba and Chichen Itza to name a few. The beach is beautiful and the restaurants and shops are only a few steps away from the ocean.

XCARET Park

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While you’re walking around Playa Del Carmen, you’ll see plenty of advertisement for Xcaret. The park prides itself for its conservation efforts for its Macaws, Turtles and wildlife. They are known for their natural underground rivers, which we almost froze to death in. We were intrigued by it, especially after a few friends had recommended it to us. Overall, Xcaret was great. The park is beautifully maintained, has gorgeous beaches, plenty of water activities for kids as well as adults and an amazing evening show which was the highlight of the day. Oh yes, besides getting to swim with the dolphins!!!

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Shopping

Our resort is just a short taxi ride away from the very trendy and European influenced downtown Playa Del Carmen. 5th Avenue, the most popular street in downtown, is great for shopping and dining. Fifth Avenue is Playa Del Carmen’s main drag, lined with shops of all kinds. Mexico is well-known for its high quality textiles– you can find everything from housewares to accessories to beautifully woven shirts. We stumbled across this open-air textile shop right in the town center. Everything here is handmade, sourced from local artisans and craftsmen across Mexico.

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The restaurants are so colorful and festive and simply amazing! We tried to go to a new place every meal and try a new drink every time! And we were pretty successful 🙂

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We got to check out Guy Fieri’s Restaurant and let me tell you it did NOT disapoint! I had the fish tacos and they were amazing!!! And of course this delicious Pina Colada!! 🙂

Oh yes, and dont let me forget the amazing artwork on the streets of Mexico!!!

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Overall, this place is a dream! Pretty much paradise! We had a blast and would recommend it to everyone! Especially for all you lovers out there 🙂

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But I was VERY happy to be back home with my babes!

I want to thank all of you beauties that participated in the blogger survey. I received so much amazing feedback and I am so grateful for all the sweet comments. Thank y’all again!

And now on to the winner of a $25 Nordstrom gift card…

Lilly from Beauty with Lilly!! YAY!!!! Lilly, I will be contacting you shortly 🙂

I hope y’all have an awesome Easter weekend pretty friends!!! 

Brittany 🙂

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  • These colorful pics of your wonderful time made my day!!! My goodness, you guys are adorable!! Was that a pineapple suitcase I spied, sooo cool!! All your outfits are adorable, you should do post on your outfits cause I need some deets girl..super cute….every single thing you wore!! Looks like the perfect get away and gorgeous resort to boot!!! Happy Easter weekend sweet peep!!

    • Thanks Andrea!!! Hope you have an awesome Easter! 🙂

  • You trip looks like it was an absolute blast! The resort itself looks absolute gorgeous! Makes me so excited for our Mexico trip later this year! Have a fabulous weekend dear!

    Rosy Outlook

  • Your vacation looks amazing! What a beautiful place and you look gorgeous as well 🙂 love your pineapple suitcase!! I saw one similar at Marshalls and was wondering if it was pretty sturdy or not! Hope you have a great weekend and day with Easter eggs 🙂

    • Thanks so much girl! I got the suitcase at TJ Maxx and it was perfect for our trip! You should totally get it 🙂

  • Shelly @ The Queen in Between

    I seriously need a place like this in my life pronto!

    • It was amazing! You should totally go! 🙂

  • Love love love all of your pictures! Looks like such a great trip!

  • Everything is just stunning there! I think we are going to have to add this to our list of places to visit! We hope to take a big trip after our surgeries and shedding the weight, as a celebratory thing — and I think a tropical place like this would be amazing!
    And girl — you ROCKED the resort wear! Loving all of your colorful, vibrant and fun outfits! OH and the poms aren’t too bad either.
    I’m SO glad you two had a blast!

    Ahh! I’m so excited! YAY! Thank you SO much, girlfriend! I never win anything. Haha!

    I hope y’all have a great weekend!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

    • It was seriously amazing!!! You should totally go… you would love it! I will be shipping your new surprise out very soon 🙂

  • Looks idyllic! Super photos and a lovely blog post to read – thanks. Jacqui
    http://www.mummabstylish.com

  • That maxi dress is the perfect choice for Mexico! I love how vibrant it is. And it looks like you had a ton of fun!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  • Looks like you had an amazing time! I loved all your mexico looks – especially that amazing tan!

    • Thanks Kari! Hope you’re having an awesome weekend!

  • What a beautiful trip! Goodness gracious!! Those photos are stunning! Nick and I are going on a trip in June! You’ll have to share some tips with me on how to cope with leaving your babies! ☺️

    • Omg girl! It wasn’t easy but much needed… I was happy to be home though

  • It looks like you had a great time! I love all the bright colors and clear blue waters there 🙂

    -xoxo, Azanique
    LotsofSass.com

  • Hillary @ Style in a Small Town

    Looks like you had a wonderful time! I love looking through all of your pictures and that resort looks amazing!

    ~Hillary
    http://www.styleinasmalltown.com

  • I loved living vicariously through you that week via snap and insta! The maxi you wore in the first picture was made for you. The style and colors look great on you!

    • Thanks girl! I am still living in that maxi! 🙂