Azul Fives, Riviera Maya – Mexico

Azul Fives, Riviera Maya – Mexico

Last June we went to Riviera Maya, Mexico to celebrate the love of Filipa (www.playingwithapparel.com) and her husband (now) Sameer for their wedding. I of course wouldn’t miss it for the world ( Thank God she invited me and my beau!).

I never had the time to go thru the 10k photos I took  during that whole week. So only now that I can show you! Sorry for the delay but I promise it won’t disappoint. I am posting 5 episode from this trip, I hope you’re not hungry as all the photos I took was all about the food. I barely had time to pose in a bikini as I was busy trying everything from Azul Fives .

We left Toronto late afternoon and arrived at Cancun Airport at night time and was picked up by our own bus (perks of destination wedding!) to travel to Playa Del Carmen for almost 2 hours ride.

TIP: DO NOT LOSE YOUR TRAVEL CARD LIKE I DID! I LOST IT RIGHT AFTER GOING OUT OF THE AIRPORT! (SO ME) I HAD TO PAY $50 BEFORE LEAVING MEXICO AND I HAD TO GO THRU THE PROCESS BEFORE I CAN LINE UP AT THE CHECK IN COUNTER.

Anyhow going back to my story,

The next morning we woke up with this view….

azul-fives-riviera-maya-mexico-8

It’s also my first time going to Mexico.

azul-fives-riviera-maya-mexico-11

azul-fives-riviera-maya-mexico-15

It feels like home right away.

azul-fives-riviera-maya-mexico-49

azul-fives-riviera-maya-mexico-92

This was our 2nd room that they gave us the next day as the location and situation of our first room was very unpleasant. The lock on our balcony could not lock and we were situated right at the first floor where anyone can walk in. The rooms are all sold out and this room had a two bedroom which they had to compress together to make a big giant bed fit for a princess like me! lol the situation maybe unpleasant but they made it up with their amazing food and amenities. They were also giving us a chance to stay in another hotel of theirs with much better room walking out with your own private indoor pool looking out the ocean, BUT we can’t abandon our friends. We wouldn’t want to be separated with our awesome crew.

azul-fives-riviera-maya-mexico-86

azul-fives-riviera-maya-mexico-90

azul-fives-riviera-maya-mexico-91

azul-fives-riviera-maya-mexico-87

azul-fives-riviera-maya-mexico-88

azul-fives-riviera-maya-mexico-89

After un packing, we were ready to explore and EAT and EAT ALL DAY.

azul-fives-riviera-maya-mexico-24

azul-fives-riviera-maya-mexico-22

azul-fives-riviera-maya-mexico

Every morning they have this stall open for all the hotel guest, serving fresh made TACOS ! Talk about mexican food!(if you’re in a all inclusive plan you’ll have your own card to be carry around and show to any place to get food and drinks anytime you desire)

azul-fives-riviera-maya-mexico-2

With some fresh Guacamole I can eat this all for myself but of course I didn’t, instead I went to the buffet and had a fair share of  my guacamole in my own little corner. #smart

azul-fives-riviera-maya-mexico-3 azul-fives-riviera-maya-mexico-4 azul-fives-riviera-maya-mexico-5azul-fives-riviera-maya-mexico-17azul-fives-riviera-maya-mexico-21

YUM!

azul-fives-riviera-maya-mexico-18

They also have this drink made of rice, which is sweet and has a little nutty note in it.

azul-fives-riviera-maya-mexico-20

And I tried it too.

azul-fives-riviera-maya-mexico-28

After a big big breakfast we headed out the hammock area just behind the massage area facing the sea.

azul-fives-riviera-maya-mexico-34

azul-fives-riviera-maya-mexico-33

If you’re curious about my tan I had it sprayed by Schulz Beauty.

azul-fives-riviera-maya-mexico-45

azul-fives-riviera-maya-mexico-41

THE LOOK:

 

 

azul-fives-riviera-maya-mexico-39

azul-fives-riviera-maya-mexico-38

We spent quite some time here with our mojitos all morning, listening to the waves and meet some iguanas checking us out in our hammock.

azul-fives-riviera-maya-mexico-27

azul-fives-riviera-maya-mexico-32

After 12, we decided it’s time to make our way to Oriola grill bar to get some more tacos and guacamole.

azul-fives-riviera-maya-mexico-56

azul-fives-riviera-maya-mexico-57

We were seated by the table facing the beach.

azul-fives-riviera-maya-mexico-66

azul-fives-riviera-maya-mexico-78

They have a Salad bar and Make your own Ceviche!

azul-fives-riviera-maya-mexico-72

azul-fives-riviera-maya-mexico-73

azul-fives-riviera-maya-mexico-74

azul-fives-riviera-maya-mexico-75

azul-fives-riviera-maya-mexico-76

azul-fives-riviera-maya-mexico-71

azul-fives-riviera-maya-mexico-70

azul-fives-riviera-maya-mexico-69

azul-fives-riviera-maya-mexico-68

azul-fives-riviera-maya-mexico-59

Ofocurse when in Mexico you do what mexican do before having any food! Tequila time!

azul-fives-riviera-maya-mexico-60

azul-fives-riviera-maya-mexico-61

A bag of crisps and more guacamole and mojito.

azul-fives-riviera-maya-mexico-63

Beau opted for the steak

azul-fives-riviera-maya-mexico-64

And I ordered deep fried shrimp chipotle sauce! I think I had about 3 rounds of this that day. The shrimp were really big. It was so good and it was the only thing I keep going back for more, well except the burgers and other things too.

azul-fives-riviera-maya-mexico-77

After lunch we went back to our spot to nap and well digest everything we just ate.

azul-fives-riviera-maya-mexico-42

Around 3pm we decided to head back to our room to freshen up and take a nap before dinner time. (I told you it’s all about the food)

We had a great time exploring the hotel where we have our own Cenote. I have been hearing about all this cenotes around mexico and I was just so happy.

azul-fives-riviera-maya-mexico-53

I also made some friends along the way. How cute are they? really?

azul-fives-riviera-maya-mexico-7

For dinner we opt out for the mediterranean place beside Oriola, too bad Oriola only opens during lunch.

azul-fives-riviera-maya-mexico-94

azul-fives-riviera-maya-mexico-97

azul-fives-riviera-maya-mexico-98

We started with some frozen margarita

azul-fives-riviera-maya-mexico-99

azul-fives-riviera-maya-mexico-101

azul-fives-riviera-maya-mexico-103

Calamari

azul-fives-riviera-maya-mexico-104

Greek Salad

azul-fives-riviera-maya-mexico-106

Steak again for the beau.

azul-fives-riviera-maya-mexico-105

And some Salmon for me with pistachio sauce . And yes we didn’t even have to worry about the bill! Everything was part of the All inclusive, the food and restaurant are 5 stars! truly won’t disappoint.

See you again for more Mexico adventures coming your way!

SHOP THE LOOK:

 


 

23 Comments

  1. October 8, 2016 / 11:01 pm

    The food looks so delicious !! Hmmm, after reading your post I might really consider going to Mexico next 🙂

  2. October 9, 2016 / 4:08 am

    That was a lot of food & it did make me hungry but they were such nice photos I enjoyed it haha Looks like such a beautiful place. Love you bright bikini too!

    TFM BLOG

  3. October 11, 2016 / 5:01 pm

    This trip looks perfect! I love where you stayed and you are rocking that bikini. I have been to Mexico several times and have enjoyed it every single time. Beautiful photos Darlene!

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

  4. October 12, 2016 / 12:54 am

    Oh my gosh, these photos are all gorgeous! What a beautiful place! The food looks absolutely incredible and I love your bikini!

    • thenewgirl
      Author
      October 12, 2016 / 5:30 pm

      Thank you Melissa!

  5. October 12, 2016 / 10:36 am

    Look at that body!!! Girl, you look absolutely amazing in that bikini, wow! I’ve been to Cozumel, Mexico and though I loved the food and beaches, I wouldn’t go back to that area again because I felt it was a little too touristy for my liking, so I’ll have to visit Riviera Playa the next time we go. I seriously LOVE Mexican food and the culture is so lovely, somewhat similar to that of my husband’s, he”s Guatemalan and loves that rice milk drink, I’m not too fond of it, but when he drinks it, it’s he’s always in a happy mood, haha. Thanks so much of sharing your time spent and I look forward to your future posts from the trip! Have a wonderful day, beautiful!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

    • thenewgirl
      Author
      October 12, 2016 / 5:29 pm

      aaawww thanks girl! coming from girl crush ! You ahve the most perfect body and thank you hopefully someday i can visit you in New York! And wow I wanna go to Guatemala. And yes that rice milk drink is not for me too! hahaha it was okay to try. hahaha

  6. October 12, 2016 / 12:27 pm

    I did the same thing!! We threw away our travel cards and had to pay. It’s so crazy how they make you do that! Such a rip off. Lovely photos girlie. You have a really great eye for photography! This area of Mexico is so beautiful and we were just there in July. 🙂

    -Emily http://www.coatandcoffee.com

    • thenewgirl
      Author
      October 12, 2016 / 5:30 pm

      I know right, It slip out of my passport! I was so nervous because I have never been in mexico. It was my first time. haha great to know Im not the only one. X come visit us in Toronto soon!

      xxxx

    • thenewgirl
      Author
      October 12, 2016 / 5:30 pm

      Its like a dream come true!

      xxxx

  7. October 17, 2016 / 4:55 am

    I’v still never been to Mexico and your post makes it look so amazing!

    What a perfect relaxing holiday xx

    Sophia W. | http://www.themissw.com

Leave a Reply