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Ceiba del Mar, Riviera Maya

Ceiba del Mar, Riviera Maya

This past Labor Day weekend (for us here in the U.S, it’s on the first Monday of September), Matt and I flew to Riviera Maya, Mexico for a much needed break. We were invited by the friendly folks at Ceiba del Mar Spa Resort to stay at their small boutique resort for a few nights. Neither of us had ever been to Mexico before so we were so looking forward to it! The resort is a hidden gem amongst large chain resorts in Puerto Morelos, and we couldn’t possibly have had a better time.

The resort has a dive shop on site, which makes it super easy to go snorkeling. Be sure to bring a waterproof camera – we spotted sting rays, barracudas and even a shark! Riviera Maya, differently from Caribbean Islands, offers a wide range of fun things to do. One of them being a day trip to Chichen Itza, an archaelogical site with ruins from the Mayan civilization. If you’re staying for a few days, check out Tulum – a gorgeous beach about an hour away. Also check out the Cenotes – cave pools. Snorkeling in the crystal clear pools is amazing. If you’re having a destination wedding at Ceiba del Mar Spa Resort, how fun would it be to take an underwater sesh the day after?

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The food at Ceiba del Mar Spa Resort is by far the best I’ve had at any hotel – a big deal plus when the closest restaurants require renting a car and driving for half hour. This quaint hotel is surrounded by nature and the nearest hotel next to them is a few miles away, so it’s private and tranquil. Speaking of which, there were nearly no kids at that time of our stay – which I’m sure all honeymooners and destination wedding couples can appreciate 🙂

Photo credits: underwater bridal photo by Diego Munoz, last hotel photos by Ceiba del Mar and Expedia, all other images by Ruffled

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