… where do I start
We stayed 10 nights at a luxury all inclusive in Cancun (Live Aqua). We had stayed once before and were so excited.
Day one: we get to the room around noon. We are so tired because of red-eye, and try to take a nap but they’re doing construction upstairs. Not the entire floor upstairs, JUST above our room. Also, the bathroom toilet won’t stop flushing.. it’s just a perpetual “WOOOOOOOOSHHHHHHHSHHHH” sound that’s surprisingly loud and obviously disturbing since its such a waste of water.
We call and ask someone to fix the toilet and ask what time the construction will start the next morning, afraid that it’ll really disturb our trip.
They say the construction won’t start until 10am the next morning, and send someone up.
The handyman works on the toilet for 20 minutes or so, announces “ITS FIXED” and leaves. The toilet is the exact same.
We go to the pool, its lovely, the food is lovely, the drinks are lovely. We go take a shower before dinner and the shower door for some reason doesn’t actually block water–we essentially flood the bathroom floor. We’d assume it was a design flaw but since we’ve stayed here before we know its just that one shower door.
That night, starting around 11:30pm, our neighbors (in the adjoining room–for some reason all of the rooms seem to be adjoining to 1 other room), get into a fight. They are 3 girls, from the sound of it, maybe 4.. and one of them is very upset. Something about the other girls being judgy bitches? Anyway, they’re screaming at each other housewives of atlanta style and we call security. Security arrives around midnight, talks to them, and they spend the rest of the night (until maybe 3am?) whisper fighting, then the one who is very upset will start to scream again, then the other girls go “SHHHHHHHHH!! BE QUIET” really loud, and the cycle repeats over and over..
The next morning, construction starts at 8:30 am.
Well, I complain on FB and tag the resort, they FB message me and put us up to the 9th floor so we won’t have anyone above us and sent us (reaaally cheap) champagne and chocolate covered strawberries and a rose petal bubble bath to make up for it. DH and I are like.. Ok, NBD, 9 nights in this room will totally make up for the 1 night in the shitty one. The view is way better, the toilet and shower doors work, cool.
We have a pretty good day, on day 2.
On day 3, we’re supposed to go snorkeling to see an underwater museum, but Darling Husband is sick. I call to try and cancel but it’s no refunds.. so we just no-show and forfeit the $75 we paid. We figure $75 is worth not getting more sick and ruining the rest of our honeymoon.
He’s sick all day, so we don’t do much, just hang around the room and maybe we went to the pool briefly.
On day 4.. he’s way more sick, and I get travellers sickness. I’ve actually never had um.. intestinal problems.. this bad before in my life. I can’t say more without it getting graphic, it just was.. astounding.
I do not get better at all, for the rest of the trip. DH improves somewhat, but is still under the weather the whole time. We spend the entire rest of the trip not drinking at all, despite the all inclusive top shelf drinks. We can’t eat at the nice restaurants because I can’t eat anything other than rice/bread/pasta (trust me I tried.. it was.. painful).
We do get 2 days of fun:
One day, we had a zipline/snorkel/rappel adventure thing booked and I refused to miss it so I took a bunch of immodium. I still felt not so great, but I was able to go the whole day without misshap.
The other, we had a spa day booked and again I took a bunch of immodium.
I guess I should/could have taken immodium every day, but the container said not to take daily.
(**It wasn’t actually immodium, it was a similar thing but with a different brand name and maybe a different active ingredient sold at the resort gift shop.. no idea if you can take immodium every day.)
The DAY we got back, all my tummy issues magically dissapeared 100%.
Unfortunately, it seems they magically transfered to Darling Husband because he had intestinal issues for the week after we got back, just to ice the cake that was our honeymoon.
lol.. so yeah. Our honeymoon was pretty bad, but we laughed about it even as it was happening, even if we were both bummed. I really wish I hadn’t forgotten to pack all those card games we’d purchased for the trip.
ETA: OH YEAH! and on the last few nights it POURS all day and night, which obviously wasnt’ so bad for us considering we weren’t going out much.. BUT… the sliding doors in our room (and others, I think) don’t seal, at all it turns out. SO while we’re at dinner and it starts to pour so much water comes in that it floods the entire room. From then on we just kept 10 towels or so on the floor by the doors to keep our room from flooding.. and we kept all our stuff off of the floor, as it got rather wet the first time. I’m glad my leather heels didn’t happen to be lying on the ground that first time!