Palm trees, Rum runners, and lots of sunscreen
19.09.2012 - 02.10.2012 41 °C
Well we made it to the Dreams resort in Punta Cana safe and sound, just a little late and it was amazing!
We spent the first few days on the beach relaxing before the bride and groom to be, Blair and Stacey showed up. They just spent the last 12 months traveling across 22 countries so it was very exciting chatting with them and getting lots of advice for our trip. They had 45+ people come for the wedding and it was so great getting to know all of their other friends and family. Only an awesome couple like these two could bring together such a great group of people! We couldn't be happier for you two!
The resort itself was so beautiful and the weather was a sweltering 41 degrees everyday with the humidex so we obviously spent most of our time either in the pool or in the ocean with a cold drink in our hands. I think we drank more rum in the last two weeks than I've drank in my whole life combined! Although it was our first all inclusive vacation I think it will be hard to top in the future. All the staff were so friendly and fun , the food was fantastic and the beaches were beautiful! I did get a chance to work on getting over my arachnophobia as there were several tarantulas hanging around the sidewalks eeek! I only got pictures of one and he was the smallest one we seen which was about the size of my palm and I think it was dead lol.
I also spent a day at the spa getting a full body deep relaxation massage and spending an hour in the mineral pools which was definitely needed after the last few stressful weeks leading up to our departure! We did a Marinarium excursion with about 8 others from our wedding crew which was also fantastic, we took a bus ride around to the other side of the island which faces Caribbean Sea, and from there hopped on a great big catamaran with a glass bottom and headed out to an area where we snorkeled for about 40 minutes, a first for both of us, which we loved and can't wait to do more of once we get to SE Asia. We swam with nurse sharks and stingrays in a closed off area, the sharks are a friendly breed and the stingers were removed from the stingrays which I think is kinda sad, although interesting none the less. Then the boat took us to some shallow waters along the coast and they fed us rum after rum after rum in the water and by the end of our hour in the water to no surprise, Jordan was singing Johnny Cash on the mic with the locals lol.
Both of us left the resort one other night for the Stag and Stagette, Jordan headed to a club called Mango with the boys and I went with the ladies to Imagine a club that was built in a huge underground cave. The whole trip was just what we needed and we enjoyed every minute of it. I am currently having some issues uploading my pictures but Im going to try again soon. When we left Punta Cana we headed off to Niagara Falls new post to come soon!