Mexico: Mia Reef All Inclusive Resort
Hey guys and gals!
As you already know, I wrote about Isla Mujeres, an island off of Cancun; for those of you that never got a chance to read it, I’ll give you a quick recap… Cody, my fiance, booked a wonderful trip to Isla Mujeres this last June. He is new to the whole planning out a trip thing (that is usually my area of expertise) so he decided to make it easy on himself and book an “all-inclusive” resort. Aaaaand that is how we ended up at Mia Reef!!!
*** If you want more details on Isla Mujeres (the island itself), click here to read my past article.
Anyhow! As worried as I was with what was to come, he actually didn’t do too bad. In fact, I’m actually happy that he selected this place!! We had a wonderful time to say the least. This little island is packed with activities and things to do, but the resort itself had its own set of activities to keep us busy as well!! So much so that a bunch of the days, we didn’t even need to leave the resort. In all honesty, we could have stayed at the resort the entire 6 days we were there, but we figured it would be nice to see what Isla Mujeres had to offer. You know… since we flew a bunch of hours to get there and all. Haha!
The first day…
When we arrived, I was exhausted, and jet lagged, so we changed into our bathing suits and ran straight to the pool! There was a fun group of people lounging in the water chairs and cheering on a water volleyball game, that had just begun. The resort has numerous water activities, including kayaking, snorkeling, and more throughout the afternoon into the evening, so if you miss one, just wait an hour and you can join in another!! Cody decided he would play volleyball and I made my way to the swim up bar. You probably could’ve guessed. Lol.
The pool bar was fully staffed and offered everything the other bars on site offered. I could not believe how quickly the staff members were there when you began to run low on their tasty tropical drinks!! We never went hungry or thirsty at this resort, that’s for sure! I recommend the Pina Coladas, they are made fresh and are bottomless, like everything else! Excuse my excitement, I love all-inclusive resorts now, you end up saving so much! [Note: Only when they include alcohol.] Check out the swim-up bar. Imagine me anywhere around there, cause that’s MY spot.
Luckily, I was able to catch a picture of the pool empty, but this was at 6am. The perfect spot to soak up the sun and enjoy extreme peace and quiet. I spent the better part of each morning floating tranquilly in the pool or the ocean, so these photos make me oh so happy. 🙂
The view of Mia Reef from the water
Crystal clear waters, warm sunshine, and great people helped add to this perfect vacation. Now when you think all-inclusive you are most likely thinking of only drinks and food, but not here. Right next to the pool is an activity room where you can rent kayaks, snorkels, and more, completely free of charge!!! And you already know that we definitely took full advantage of that; every day we snorkeled around the hotel. There were stingrays, endless amounts of bright and colorful fish, and lots of coral reef. The Grand King Pool was so, so beautiful! You can snorkel or swim in there and it is semi protected from the ocean waves. Meaning, with every wave, a little water came over, and with that some small, pretty fishies would get thrown in, so you really swim with them! One of my favorite spots at the resort!
There was soooo much to do and so little time… Yes, even with a 6 night stay. But you better believe that every night at dusk we would be out by the lounge chairs eating dinner and taking in the beauty around. After a filling and delicious meal, there are numerous paths you can take to watch the sunset, which we opted-in for consistently. It doesn’t hurt to walk off some of the calories you drank and ate all day! I know it’s vacation, but this was eating and drinking galore, so the exercise helped!
Now that the sun has set, the entertainment begins!! Remember earlier how I said that Mia Reef has activities going on all the time, I wasn’t joking!! When you arrive, the first thing they do is hand you a calendar of events and activities that happen throughout your stay. One every hour on the hour, or so it seemed.
My favorite was the music and dance shows at night. Sit back and watch them perform dances from different Hispanic cultures… i.e. Cuban night, Colombian, Mexican, and sooo many more.
The staff at Mia Reef were all incredible, hardworking, kind, fun-loving, and very clean people. Service was instant and the team members in every department were out of this world UH-mazing!!! We are true fans of this resort and have already begun telling everyone we know about it. I will definitely return!!