Beloved Playa Mujeres: Paradise is waiting

My new favorite trip of all time came in the form of my honeymoon.

Not only was it a joyful occasion getting to celebrate my wife and I’s marriage, but we sure got spoiled in Cancun, Mexico at the Beloved Playa Mujeres.

Beloved is part of the Excellence Collection, which has resorts all over Mexico and throughout the Caribbean.

Our resort was an adults-only all-inclusive with four restaurants, a swim-up bar, food & drink service on the beach, a spa, free water sports, and room service whenever we wanted among many other things.

Our room was one of the biggest on the resort. We had a wraparound patio that had three different beds throughout. I also ordered the plunge pool for the room, which was a surprise to my wife.

There was a rainforest shower in the room, as well as a very large tub in the corner of the room that was very peaceful. The bed and pillows were extremely comfortable as well.

The staff was incredibly kind and helpful. Anything you needed, they were right there.

I remember one time I heard a knock on our door in the afternoon. I opened it, and it was an employee standing there with fancy chocolates on a plate. The service was above and beyond.

We enjoyed dinner at a steakhouse, breakfast at a French restaurant, Mexican food on the beach, Italian food overlooking the pool, and plenty of drinks and nachos on the beach. There was never a question if we would have a good meal. And if you weren’t a huge fan of what you ate, you could order more. Or order dessert and call it good. Don’t forget the taco stand! Yum.

There was also the Cafeto. It was a place to get coffee, pastries, cakes and more. It was very quaint and cute and was a perfect place to stop on the way back to the room or when you get up in the morning.

There was a fully stacked bar in the resort with candy, chips, soda, and alcohol. If you drank one drink or had one of the candies, it was replenished the next day.

Aside from the resort, you could go down to the lobby and sign up for excursions. They do cost extra, but we were able to snorkel in caves, go zip-lining across the jungle, see ruins, and take a catamaran tour to Isla Mujeres.

The ruins in Tulum were immaculate. It was so cool to learn about the history of the ruins and see the sights. Once in a lifetime chance.

I’d recommend at least doing 1-2 excursions during your stay. But if they aren’t for you, there’s still plenty to do during your stay back at the resort.

Back to the spa.

This was one of my absolute favorite parts of the trip. Because we were on our honeymoon, we were treated to one “Agua Viva” treatment. It was a 45 minute experience where you go in steam rooms, saunas, a pool with massaging jets and streams, and get a temple massage at the end.

I remember being in the steam room where the masseuse gave us a bowl of cold water filled with ice and two rags. You would get so warm in the steam room you’d want to put the cold rag over your face. It was an incredible feeling.

I also surprised my wife with a one hour couples massage. I had bought it before the trip, before I knew we were getting a free Agua Viva. But I’m glad we did both.

We also got a free “special meal” brought into our room for breakfast one day. We could also choose one special dinner at our favorite restaurant, we chose the Steakhouse.

Then at the very end of the trip, we had a beachside dinner which was incredible. I had surf and turf, which consisted of steak and lobster. It was a beautiful night and they set up the scene so perfectly. Thanks Uncle Tom & Mark! Tomark, as we call them, also helped plan our trip. Check them out at Air/Sea International Travel.

The worst part of the trip was having to leave. We went during COVID so we needed to show proof of a negative test before we left for the U.S. It was also just sad to leave paradise.

But after this trip, I know we will be back. Beloved also did special things for people on their anniversary trip, so we would like to do that one day.

I hope you enjoyed my review of the Beloved Playa Mujeres. I hope you can get there one day and experience paradise like we did. If you have any questions, comment them below and I’ll get back to you!


Published by mattsheehanofficial

Matt Sheehan is a journalist based in Illinois. He grew up in St. Louis and went to college at Missouri State University. He's the host of On the Record, and secures exclusive interviews with celebrities for his TV morning show.

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