My husband and I recently arrived back home from our amazing trip to Riviera Maya. When we originally talked about planning a trip and talking about where we wanted to go we weren't sure where to even start. While we were trying to figure out where to go I told Chris we should contact Nikki for help planning our vacation and oh my goodness are we so glad we did! She made our whole vacation planning process so much easier. After answering a few questions she was able to provide us with ideas for places we could go. After talking, we decided that Mexico would be the place to go. The fun part was choosing where and when. Of course, she gave us amazing and beautiful options all that would have been great for our first trip to Mexico. We ended up choosing The Hard Rock Rivieria Maya and never looked back. Nikki was able to book our room, flights, transportation and excursions...we didn't have to do any of the thinking and worrying which as we all know is the most stressful part of going on any vacation.
When we got to The Hard Rock we were instantly welcomed and given a margarita...which I might add was one of THE BEST ones I have EVER had! The staff was amazing and definitely made sure we didn't lift a finger and had anything and everything we wanted. We eventually made it up to our room and the view alone was amazing! We stayed in the Sky Terrace suite that they offer and it was absolutely perfect! Anything you could ever want in a room while away from home was there. Our room faced the Ocean so it was wonderful to get to wake up to that view every day. Their beaches and pools were great. We never had to worry about not having a chair to lounge and relax on while soaking up the sun. The servers made sure you always had a drink...in my case one made sure I always had three Coronas not sure why, never ordered anything, but he brought them to me anyways and continued like clockwork the entire time we were lounging by the pool every day. Their food was great at the entire resort. We did not have a bad meal at all. They definitely pay attention to detail when it comes to plating and the servers take very good care of you.
During our stay, we had decided to do a couple excursions. The first excursion we did was a Couple's Dream Swim with the dolphins. This was hands down the best part of the vacation (aside from soaking up the sun and just relaxing) and an experience that neither one of us will ever forget! They are such beautiful creatures and so smart! We highly recommend that if you are going to do the dolphin swim (which you should) paying to do the couple's swim. You get one on one time with the dolphin instead of having to share the time with a larger group. The other excursion we did was Chichen Itza. Being able to visit the ruins was a great experience and one we can cross off of our bucket list. It's amazing to get to see all that remains from such a long time ago and all that the Mayans were able to build. That alone is impeccable and unbelievable. The only downfall was that we were gone all day and we're pretty positive that our transfer drove 50 km below the speed limit for about an hour to make sure that our tour guide could say absolutely everything he wanted to.
Overall, our experience was definitely one for the books and we can't wait to go back. Next time we'd chose a different resort just so that we can experience another all inclusive and see what they have to offer. But any trips that we do plan in the future we will definitely be going through Nikki and seeking her help because she helped make this trip as amazing as it was. We cannot thank her enough! So THANK YOU NIKKI!!!!
~Anna and Chris