Hellooooo, friends! We are finally settled in after the best trip of our lives. This past week has been crazy getting back to work, navigating sharing a house together (so fun), cooking dinner, and learning how to live this new life we’re experiencing. I’m finally finding time to sit down and write this post – I have been SO excited to share this trip with y’all! This is quite a long post – so I apologize in advance! Note: everything I’m wearing that is in stock, I will share at the end of this post, so keep reading to the end! ♥
First and foremost, I’m giving allllll the credit for this amazing trip to our travel agent, Brandi Passmore. Look her up on Facebook! She handled everything from flights to payments, and we never worried about ANYTHING other than packing and showing up for our flights.
(Which was interesting…hopefully being a wife will bring me more organization skills? Let’s hope. Keep scrolling to find out what I’m referring to!)
We went to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic for our honeymoon. And before you say anything, YES I’ve heard the many new stories about crazy stuff happening – we got a million texts everyday asking if we’d seen the news. But we didn’t experience anything weird or bad during our stay. We were careful and the place we stayed had high security! Our resort…y’all. IT WAS AMAZING. We stayed at Excellence El Carmen and I seriously recommend it to everyone. (Like, I was telling the cashier at the grocery store about it and encouraging her to go. I can’t stop advertising.)
We arrived on Sunday and were picked up by a driver and taken to our resort (about a 40 minute drive) – this was interesting because our driver spoke zero English. Michael and I were kicking ourselves for not paying attention in 10th grade Spanish class because we could only think of like 2 phrases to say to him! We were pointing to our rings and he understood we were newly weds and kept saying “Fiesta!!” Lol.
When we got to the resort, we were freaking out because it was so fancy. The concierge offered us a damp towel to dab on our faces after our long flight (what?!) – we felt like royalty. We were shown to our room (with a private pool – again, thanks Brandi!) which had a “honeymoon” banner on the door, how sweet?! See pictures of our room below!
It had a cozy bed outside in the shade and another bed in the sun for laying out!
One of our nights at the Sports Bar…it felt like home haha! Michael loved the cheese sticks and onion rings there. I got a burger with a GF bun!
Part of our “honeymoon package” included a romantic dinner (we chose the Mexican restaurant, duh!) and a breakfast in bed! We got to fill out a form with our favorite breakfast food and they brought it to our room on the morning we chose. It was amazing.
Our “breakfast in bed”:
Our romantic dinner night:
Back at the resort, we spent all day every day lounging in beach chairs under an umbrella. If we were hungry, they’d bring us food to our chairs on the beach! It was luxury.
They also walked around with exotic animals and let you hold them for pictures! (Disclaimer: make sure you have cash for tips!) But this was by far the coolest thing ever!
The Iguana was super weird to hold…I didn’t really want to do it but I did it for the experience! The MONKEY, however. Michael and I immediately googled how much a monkey costs because we were obsessed and we want one! Lol.