Honeymoon: Farewell to Paradise

Saturday was our final day in paradise! We took full advantage of the sun, sand, and salt water.

el dorado maroma

And we found it fitting to perform our wedding dance dip right on the beach.

beach dance

Lunch was an impressive paella with the spicy chorizo we enjoyed so much the previous day. Afterwards we sipped margaritas and soaked in the last few rays of Mexican sun.


nick in the pool

emily in the pool

One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, and then we lost count. Between our margaritas and tastes from various bottles at the swim-up bar, we each paid our share of respect to the local spirit.

swim up bar

We returned to our room and popped the cork on the bottle of champagne that was given to us on the day we arrived.


I painted my toenails and sipped from my flute while enjoying the most beautiful view.

painted toenails and pretty view

And then we got all dressed up for our final gourmet dinner at El Dorado Maroma.

formal on the beach

It was quite appropriate that we bid farewell to the resort with a five-course Mexican dinner that included: Poblano Chile, Spinach, and Mushroom Corn Custard with Cilantro Essence;  Shrimp Ratatouille with Jicama, Pineapple, and Mango in a Coconut Perfume; Mahi Mahi wrapped in Banana Leaf with Sweet Potato Sauce and Vanilla Essence; Chicken Breat Stuffed with Shrimp and Oaxaca Cheese served with Coriander Rice.

mexican dessert

Between courses, we were entertained by a lively mariachi band. And, of course, we danced! We had learned the salsa earlier that day, and the other diners were quite impressed.

mariachi band

We also enjoyed just a few more margaritas, which caused Nick to declare his love for “quetila!”

nick loves tequila

I capped off nearly every evening with a cappuccino and a shot of Frangelico. This night was no different.

emily drinks cappuccinos

We spent just one more hour on the beach the following morning. And then, adiós paradise! Time to catch our flight back to reality as man and wife! Until we meet again.

beach run

beach tricks

beach walk

Read all honeymoon recaps. And if you want to visit paradise, call David. He’ll hook you up!

3 thoughts on “Honeymoon: Farewell to Paradise

  1. I’ve been so jealous reading your recaps. Our all-inclusive Mexican honeymoon didn’t even come close to being as delicious as yours. I’m drooling reading about all of your meals. And, I LOVE that dress in the last couple of pics. It is gorgeous.

  2. Sigh… that photo of you relaxing with your legs stretched out and the towel around your hair pretty much sums up the essence of vacation for me: absolute peace and serenity. And I want it NOW! Gorgeous stuff here… so many great memories on film for you guys!

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