The Royal in Cancun

Remember that I mentioned that this trip was for our 10 year wedding anniversary? We wanted to go some where really nice and relaxing. And all inclusive. It was all of those things, and just to rub salt into the wound of all of you that haven’t had any time away in too long, here’s about a million pictures of the resort.

This is the back of the resort facing the Ocean.
The main plaza in the hotel.

Hanging beds by the bar. You know, in case you are too sloshed to sit up.
One of the main hall ways.

At the entrance to the hotel.

In a common area.

One of the views from our balcony.

Is this a nice touch or what? Rose petals shaped into a heart.

A double jacuzzi tub in our suite was really nice.

This is just half of the spacious shower in our room.

Our balcony overlooking the pool and Caribean.

The other view from our balcony. The main drag of the hotel zone.

The pool was, in a word, amazing.

The part of the pool we liked to swim in.
At our favorite restaurant.

Would we go back? In a HEART BEAT!
About Angie

Angie is a CRAFT dabbling, recipe making, WORD loving, sunshine hording, book DEVOURING, Mama to a lot! She's kind of in love with Instagram right now, so if you want her attention, go find here there. {smiling}


  1. nottryingforaboy says

    Wow. That’s beautiful. I’m insanely jealous and that salt hurts a bunch.

  2. Looks wonderful. So glad you had a good time.

  3. This looks like an awesome place to visit. I’m glad you shared the pictures, maybe I can talk my hubby into taking me there!! πŸ˜‰

  4. Anonymous says

    β™‘ VERY VERY NICE!!! Love all the details! πŸ™‚

  5. Are You Serious! says

    sorry that last one was me! Not sure what I did?

  6. Thanks for sharing; those pictures are beautiful! Makes me wanna get a passport and go…I loved Mexico when we cruised there for our 10 year anniversary; can’t wait to go back!

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Hope to “see” you again.

  7. Yes, my name is Arizona says

    Gorgeous! I miss the ocean. The view from your balcony was amazing and the beds in the bar are hilarious. I wonder if anyone actually uses them??? lol! What a great way to spend your anniversary!

  8. What a beautiful place! I love the hammock on the balcony…and the bed bar. hehe

  9. the schirano triplets says

    oh. my. gosh. that is crazy beautiful and insanely luxurious where on earth did you stay woman? i can see now why you had such a fabulous (and much deserved) vacation!

    oh, and ps, thank you so much for rubbing salt in the wound… πŸ™‚

  10. Wow! Im so jelous! We just went to disneyland on our 10 year annv. It does not compare! Maybe for our 15 years we can do that!!

  11. Gunnisac Sandersons says

    Beautiful. I don’t know how you made yourselves come home. Besides your adorable kids.

  12. FABULOUS!!! Oh I am super jealous! I guess we will have to wait till our 15th anniversary because no one has offered to take the twins even for a weekend! They only want the big kids. LOL Who could blame them?

    Hopefully you get to make this a recurring anniversary trip!

  13. Michelle says

    Ok, that resort looks AMAZING. I am owed a trip, and I could so use a week or so being pampered like this. What was the name of the resort?

    And yes, just in case you wondered, I’m thoroughly and appropriately jealous.

    Congrats again on your being featured in SITS!

  14. Vie Chaotique says

    Gorgeoous – am green with envy although with 5 little ones you deserve tha pampering!

  15. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love SITS, it leads me to great blogs like yours, so now I am subscribed to it and can read it consistently.

    I love your vacation photos, they are awesome. You and your husband make such a cute couple, and your kids are gorgeous! πŸ™‚

  16. Wow, that DOES look amazing. I was just in Riviera Maya in May. I think I would go back there and stay anywhere just to be there. Looks like you had a nice trip with sunny weather.

  17. Hello, I’m so going there…not sure when at this point…but I’m so going!

  18. My name is Tammie says

    OMG how cool!!! So glad you got to enjoy yourselves!

  19. Casey's trio says

    JEALOUS is written all over my face right now….seriously.

  20. Oh my gosh it’s beautiful there!
    Your making me want to go on a REAL vacation. I should start saving my pennies now. Sigh….

    Back I go to drool over your pictures. Glad you had such a fabulous time. That’s so awesome that you 2 could get away.


  21. I would lying if I did not admit to being insanely jealous. I am so happy you enjoyed it all though because you totally deserve a get away. I need a real get away one weekend in ten years is just not enough! Someday I hope.

  22. YOu achieved your purpose. I am so jealous. And happy for you. What a great getaway! Did you make the arrangements yourself? Glad to have you back:)

  23. I am SOOOOO jealous! I’d give just about anything for a kidless trip. ANYWHERE! Geesh, I’d be thrilled for a kidless DAY! I am long overdue……Jared and I have only had one vacation together EVER! We just had our 13th anniversary too. We’re gonna have to do something huge eventually.

  24. i actually been reading the blogs for awhile now.
    I never thought i would make my own but just recently i thought it be great.
    Vacation i think not haha.
    16 and working everyday at a 12 hour job hectic xD.
    I wish i was on vacation but then again i love working hard lets me know im accomplishing something.
    and you be jealous your vacation looks amazing. Seems to me that you had a great time too [=
    now thats something to be jealous of.

  25. Um, can I marry you? I don’t play for the other team but if it means a trip to a fab place like this, then count me in! Hubby wouldn’t mind would he?

  26. I am so glad to have a recommendation in Cancun. We went for our honeymoon and were unhappy with the resort… this place looks perfect! And, it has beds if i am too sloshed to sit up? Perfect.

    Happy 10. Today was 10 for us (7/25), but as you know, we did our real celebrating a few weeks ago.

  27. Wow! I bet your trip was absolutely amazing!! I am definitely jealous!:)

  28. Crazy Daisy says

    WOW! I totally just went on vacation for about 3 Minutes, vicariously through your photos. MMmmm. πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing! Looks like an amazing trip!

  29. Good N Crazy says

    Holy holy cow. I’m sold. The pool looks attached to the ocean.

    Jealous? Yes?

    We’ve been doing ‘family’ vacations because it’s so hard to arrange to leave the kids. Which means we have to drive anywhere cuz flying for 5 is out of the question.

    But can I dream with you for a few minutes….thanks.

  30. Between that amazing pool and that gorgeous beach I don’t think I’d ever get out of the water – unless it was to collapse on one of those bar beds LOL.

  31. Great pictures! Glad you had a wonderful time!

  32. Scary Mommy says

    We’re looking to go away over Christmas, sans kids. This looks gorgeous!!!

    And I always forget to check in with you, so I’m adding you to my blogroll. Hope that’s ok!

  33. Mekhismom says

    Thank you for the pictures. That looks like an amazing resort.

  34. Threeundertwo says

    Rose petals. Oh my.

    It’s like it’s some separate universe from the one I live in.

    I think I might have a hard time leaving the room — except maybe to go to the pool or “stretch out” at the bar.

    Wow. Just Wow.

  35. MoziEsmΓ© says

    Ok Ok enough already – I’m drooling! JK

  36. sigh. Can I just transport myself into that pool?? (or the hanging beds by the bar!)

  37. Wow! It all looks so beautiful. Maybe someday for us but this coming month we are looking forward to celebrating out 12 year anniversary by actually getting to go out on a date! Yippee!

  38. Blissful Nikki says

    I am soooo green with envy! lol This is just beautiful. I would love to stay anywhere that lined my bed with rose pedals and took the time to shape them into a heart too. Just stunning!

  39. Kacey Randolph says

    This looks like a DREAM! And when you don’t think it can get any better…they put a hammock on your balcony! Oh my goodness!

  40. Sherri - KaysvilleMomma says

    That’s beautiful!!!! I am so jealous!!!

  41. Veronica says

    Words cannot convey my jealousy!! Looks like an absolutely divine place! Glad you enjoyed yourself.

  42. Mom Taxi Julie says

    Wow that is sooo beautiful!

  43. Wow I can’t believe how nice that looks. Now if me and Dru were thinking about doing this, what would it cost us?

  44. Elizabeth says

    Beautiful pics…I haven’t been there in a few years and after seeing your pics, I really want to go back!

  45. Veggie Mom says

    You already KNOW how jealous I am, right? πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for Sharing the Comment Love; are ya gonna contact Oprah, too? Uncle Lynn would appreciate it ever so much. We’ve got our fingers crossed…

  46. WOW! Beautiful. Looks like a place I will have to put on the list of visiting.

    Was that a hammock on the balcony?

  47. You have so many commentors now, I don’t know how you keep up. Anyway, mission accomplished. I’m jealous, but WAY happy for you…of course.

  48. Your comment count is seriously impressive.

    After the Sex in the City movie I so want to go to Mexico!

  49. aaaaaaaaaaaa……
    *wide opened eyes, opened mouth but speechless*

  50. Oh my word! That looks beautiful! I’m glad you had a good time.

  51. Karin @ 6ByHisDesign says

    WoweeWowWow! We’re discussing the 10 – I’m just hoping for a long weekend in NYC in the fall. Time to walk in Central Park, visit the Statue of Liberty, and then hop on a place back to the midwest! You hit the jackpot!


    And speaking of gorgeous, I don’t think I saw pictures of the babes when I visited first time. They, too, are just beautiful!

    I’m impressed you responded to 200 new comments! Thanks!

  52. Okay WOW. Totally green with envy. Loved the hanging beds in the bar, that’s too funny. Loved the view, too gorgeous and LOVED the heart shaped rose petals on the bed .. so something I would do.

  53. Okay, WOW!

    First comment: Where is everyone? Did you rent the whole resort? There is, like, NOBODY in any of your pictures, except for the one with your handsome husband.

    Second comment: The hanging beds by the bar are HILARIOUS!!!

    Third comment: After seeing that wonderful suite, I’m left to wonder if you will be changing your blog name to “Eight Clown Circus” any time soon?


  54. Cecily R says

    Holy CRAP I am jealous. Totally and completely. It sounds and looks WONDERFUL.

    And happy HAPPY anniversary! Congratulations!

  55. WOW gorgeous!

  56. Holy Smokes, that looks fab. I’m gonna show Brian and hope that he books us a trip:)

  57. Mama's Losin' It says

    How fun for you guys!! I bet you missed the kiddos a ton…no?? Happy Anniversary!

  58. Um, yeah, Now I know what an anniversary really looks like! Happy 10th! You deserved this amazing trip-you guys rock!
    I’m starting to really understand jealous as well.
    Good for you Angie! I’m so happy you have a tan!

  59. girlytwins says

    Happy Anniversary! I am so happy you and Jeff enjoyed yourselves. It’s the least you deserve after 10 years.

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  61. Carrie and Troy Keiser says

    Looks like a great place to stay! a hammock! I will some day have a hammock {I hope…} πŸ™‚

  62. I am glad you liked the hotel. You got some cool pics of the place. It is fun to get away. Your blog is fun!! Sorry about the psycho lady story. I made my blog private because of sick-o’s out there.

  63. We managed to not get a room on the end. Instead we look over our neighbors balcony…it’s interesting.

    We have a picture of the ocean almost exactly as yours.

    This place really is beautiful…thanks for the recommendation!

  64. THE Stephanie says

    Oooh girl! My favorite vacation spot? The Royal in Playa del Carmen. Been there 4 times. LOVE IT!!!

    And yeah, I'd take a comp too!! LOL