Thursday, January 31, 2013

Honeymoon @ Sun Palace

Originally Posted 8/21/11 - Reposted with pictures and other edits on 1/31/13

Photo taken by Autumn Skye Photography.
We're married.  & home from our honeymoon.  & in love completely.  I can't believe we've been married for a little over a month now.  It seems so much longer; in a good way!  I'm loving cooking new dishes and just hanging out with my husband at night withOUT him having to leave when it's bed time.  It's just wonderful.  Sometimes I think I might be a little strange by how much I love being a wife... everything about it is just wonderful and I feel so blessed to have such a beautiful life.
Photo taken by Autumn Skye Photography.
Photo taken by Autumn Skye Photography.
Our honeymoon was amazing.  If only it could have been longer! We went to Sun Palace all-inclusive resort in Cancun for 6 days and 5 nights.  The service at the resort was excellent and everyone was extremely friendly and helpful.
Just getting to the resort. So tired but so excited!
TIPPING: Tips were included but we tipped when we felt like a server went above and beyond others. However, we learned at the end of our trip how much the employees made from a fellow guest that had been there three times previously. So next time we go, we'll be sure to tip everyone at least a $1. They are definitely deserving of more with the amount of attention they provide to each guest.
LOCATION: The resort is at the beginning of the strip of resorts so it's the first drop-off and last pick-up for the airport transfer which was nice. (We booked with Best Days for $35 roundtrip transfer for two.) The best part about it being at the beginning of the strip was that it wasn't busy at all. It was just our resort, the one to the left of us and one that was pretty far down on the right. This made for a very relaxing time and a very uncrowded beach.

BEACH: The beach was incredibly clean, there were plenty of lounge chairs and umbrellas that the beach attendants would set up immediately if there weren't any free ones.  There was service on the beach for food and drink and they came around about every 10 minutes which was wonderful. (Lemonade was so good! It's more limey than lemon but it's delicious!  Def try it!)

Our Room! Once inside, you place your key card in a thing to turn the lights on. How nifty is that!?
The Hallway. At the end there's a balcony that's open to everyone with lounge chairs.
There were 4 restaurants on site - Oriental, Mexican, Grill, American and Italian.  We ended up eating at the Oriental place twice cause it was our favorite.  (You could also eat at any of the other two Palace Resorts in Cancun, if you wanted to make the trip to another.) 
Breakfast the day we ordered room service. Not gonna lie, we were pretty excited about being able to order room service. ha
Breakfast and lunch were served in the main dining area (the same as the Mexican restaurant) and they cooked omelets, pancakes, scrambled eggs, different fried mexican dishes, chicken, and fish fresh when you ordered and everything else was buffet style.  
Dinner our first night. Those chips & fresh salsa were awesomeeeee. I think I ate more chips, guac, salsa & coconut ice cream than anything else while we were there. Coconut ice cream for breakfast? Ok!
 We also received a resort credit when we arrived to use for a variety of things.  Our credit was for $1500 but it can go from $300 to $2000, depending on the number of days you stay.  We used ours for zip lining, a couples massage, a room upgrade from our resort view regular room to an ocean view jr. suite w/ a jacuzzi in the room, and a day at Wet 'N Wild.
View from our balcony. Sigh.
The room upgrade was SO worth it.  Having the beach view with the balcony was wonderful.

If you're honeymooning, as we were, you receive a free bottle of champagne & a cake sent up to your room (it was good!), a Sun Palace shirt and a special romantic dinner.
Honeymoon Dinner
The resort in it's entirety was incredibly clean and well kept. Loved every bit of our stay. We are planning on making another trip there for sure.

xo - Kem


  1. so fun! looks like a lovely place! We want to go back to our honeymoon spot too!

  2. Where did y'all go, Hannah?