Hello again from beautiful Secrets Playa Mujeres! With a banana banshee (our favourite drink) in hand, I’m writing after we have had a great couple of days here and will be sad to leave.
Since arriving, we’ve gotten to know the resort well. It’s small and easy to manage, with one section housing the lobby and most of the restaurants, and all the rooms, the pools and a few more restaurants close together in a separate section, near the beach. There is a golf cart that takes you between the two areas, and there is never any wait. Because the portions are smaller, we have also taken to restaurant hopping – eating at at two places for dinner, so that we can try everything in our short time here. On Friday night, it was oceanana and bordeu, the French restaurant (the duck dishes were amazing!). On Saturday, it was seaside grill and then himistu, the Asian restaurant, which was our favourite hands down. Tonight, we tried portofino, the Italian restaurant and for the first time, had to wait for a table for 45 minutes, and so checked out a mediocre Mother’s Day buffet, that had some incredible opera singers to serenade us.
Overall, the food was hit and miss. Quality varied, but the service has been excellent. Not having reservations for dining is nice, as we can decide what we are in the mood for, but they don’t always know how to manage lines. The room has been a highlight, as it is very big, well maintained, and quiet. Just be careful not to leave the do not disturb button on, or else your room won’t be cleaned!
A highlight was our day trip to Isla Mujeres, where we took the locals ferry to get there, rented a golf cart, drove around the island, swam with some locals in a hidden area between some rocks and bought some local jewelry.
A full review of the hotel and the island will follow after the trip with more dos and don’ts. And while this place was nice, we are excited for El Dorado tomorrow!!