Wednesday, April 25, 2012

{our honeymoon} part one

the tiny hut-like airport in Punta Cana

 a first for Allen since he's never exited a plane onto the tarmac

 our lovely room for the next 5 nights

 our balcony

 view from our balcony

 Allen wasted no time hitting up the mini-bar

 we took a sunset stroll down by the beach and were stopped by this "salesman" - the resort guards had to come tell him to move along

 our first official fruity drink at the main lobby bar

 he asked if I'd like to hold his sword so . . I did

 then Allen did while being forced to take a drink!

 our 2nd fruity drinks were served to us in coconuts


breakfast at the grill

spending the day at the pool bar

view of the resort from the pool bar

 my hot husband

view of the ocean from the pool bar

chairs get snapped up very quickly

so we sat with our towels in the sand

this is the life

our rented cabana for the day

loving the beach

Mr & Mrs

view from the top of our cabana

just gorgeous

havin' a drink on top of our cabana

nothing better than a pina colada served inside a pineapple

you can see the storm rolling in

our butler brought us fresh fruit and sushi (not pictured)

of course I brought our scrabble tiles

ended our cabana day and showered up before dinner

 losing $20 at the black jack table

after dinner drinks

hanging out with the friends we made the first night

We arrived at Secrets Royal Beach in Punta Cana Dominican Republic around 6pm after a long day of travel.  We checked in, went straight to our room and changed to go walk around the resort for awhile.  We went down to the ocean and marveled at how gorgeous it was at sunset.  We decided it was time for dinner so we went to the Oceana seafood restaurant in the resort where we ended up meeting Nick & Krista who we became friends with instantly.  We walked around after dinner and had a few fruity drinks before deciding we needed to get some sleep after waking up at 2:30am to make our 5:15am flight out.  We ended the night by opening the complimentary bottle of champagne and sitting on our balcony listening to the sounds of Punta Cana after dark.
Our first full day started with breakfast at the buffet and a visit with the concierge to find out about all the available excursions.  We then walked down to the beach for a little while, laying on our towels in the sand and decided we were going to spend the rest of the day at the pool.  We hung out with Christa, Nick and quite a few other people where we proceeded to get a little bit burnt and drank entirely too much.  We ended up skipping dinner out that night because the day took such a toll on us.  We ordered room service and enjoyed time with just the two of us in our room.
On our third day we rented an ocean-side cabana for the day and that was the best money spent on the trip.  We had a personal waiter who brought us water, towels, rafts, food, fruity drinks and anything else we needed.  We napped and of course played in the ocean all while having our stuff safe and secure at the cabana.  It was the most relaxing, enjoyable day and we both loved it.  Later in the evening we cleaned up for dinner at the all-you-can-eat lobster party.  We made a stop at the casino and then the shops where local vendors were selling handmade items.  We ended our third night hanging out with the newlyweds we made friends with in the promenade listening to live music.


Syndal said...

ahh amazing!! looks like heaven.

Kristen Danielle said...

This sounds like absolute PARADISE!!! Love the photos!

Taryn said...

That looks like heaven! We booked our honeymoon at Secrets Maroma Beach resort....cant wait!!!

Jenn said...

I LOVED Punta Cana when my boyfriend and I went in October. I would 100% go back. It was beautiful! Your pics are great :)

MJ @ Teaching in Heels said...

Looks like a perfectly relaxing honeymoon!! Love the 2-story cabana!! How fun :)

Joeylee said...

I'm jealous your honeymoon looks amazing!! Great pictures. You & your hubby are so cute together

Krystal said...

The photos are for sure gorgeous. It looks like a great place to stay!

Michelle @ The Vintage Apple said...

Beautiful!!!! I need to get my butt in gear and post ours! The water there is so BEAUTIFUL!!! I want to go now!!!

Ashlee Miller said...

Beautiful pictures! Where did you get your cute swimsuit? Can't wait to read more about part 2!

ms.composure said...

Stumbled onto your blog and just wanted to show you some blog luv! def enjoyed this post :)looks like you had an amazing time!!

Emily said...

I'd LOVE to be there!! Amazing!

Miss K said...

gorgeous! what a lovely trip, you two are the cutest!

Courtney said...

Man now I really need a vacation!

the girl in the red shoes said...

Sounds like the perfect trip! The photos are gorgeous!

Sarah-Life is what you make it said...

that cabana is SO AMAZING!

You look so good Jenn!

Sonja said...

This is going to sound weird but I really needed to read this post this morning. lol I could just put myself in those pictures and relax for the 5 mins that I read this post. It is absolutely beautiful and I'm so glad you had a great time!

I really think I need a cabana and a cabana boy haha!! :)

Peace Love Applesauce- Terri said...

It looks stunning there!!

LEA said...

we stayed at a Secrets resort in Cancun!! we loved it!! I'd definitely go back!!
loved your pictures!

LWLH said...

That cabana looks relaxing : )