A Slice of Paradise Just Outside of Cancun

While in the US back in May, I took a whirlwind trip down to Mexico. I’d never been to Mexico before but was super excited to catch up with some girlfriends I hadn’t seen in a while over a sizzling, hot sun and an unlimited supply of booze. I had a simple plan – to drink and tan.

We decided to steer away from Cancun and stay around the Riviera Maya area at the Ocean Coral & Turquesa in Puerto Morelos. We were all upgraded to ocean view rooms which were so cute and colourful. The resort grounds were also very bright and so gorgeous to explore.

Ocean Coral & Turquesa - Puerto Morelos, Mexico

Our hotel was right on the beach and the view from our floor was just to die for. I spent a little bit of time up here snapping some photos and admiring the beauty that surrounded me. As much as I love laying out on the beach, I’m not a huge fan of swimming in them for two reasons; one, the salt water burns my eyes beyond belief and two, I am terrified of seaweed clinging to my feet and legs, it freaks me out so badly! This strip of beach is nice and quiet and away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Cancun. What a great place to try out your swimwear. If you’re chilling with your lover, you can finally use those matching his and hers swimsuits.

Riviera Maya, Mexico

And besides, why would I want to swim at the beach when I have four glorious pools to choose from… one complete with its own swim up bar! Kelly had gifted each of us with personalised sippy cups, about four times the size of the standard cups they served drinks in at the bar. Our resort was all inclusive which means, you guessed it, all you can drink of whatever it is you want to drink! We knocked back so many Miami Vice’s and beers in these bad boys so much so that when it was lunch time, I could barely doggie paddle out of the pool. I was also pretty much the only Australian in the entire resort so other tourists were quick to fall in love with my accent, one lady even telling her husband they were going to adopt me which was fine by me because they joined in on taking shots with us and they were American… hello green card! Haha.

Resort Pools


Would definitely love to go back and explore more of Mexico one day!