Oh my, what day.
We spent most of the day in the main swim-up bar at the El Dorado Royale. Based on our explorations, while there are 9 swim-up bars between the Royale and Casitas properties, 8 of them are really quiet. Not to stereotype, but it seemed older guests liked the peace and quiet. We made our way to the big swim-up bar / pool and spent most of the day there. You’ve got three restaurants surrounding this pool so it’s the place to be, if you ask me.
Teo, Sofia, and Nums enjoyed drinks in hand-carved coconuts and pineapples after breakfast. We spent nearly the entire day in the pool. Of note, around 2 pm, we walked over to participate in the daily tequila tasting. For some reason, people kept pouring their shots into my cup. Sometime after the tequila tasting, we were all well… hydrated.
At some point, on the way back to our rooms, all the while stumbling / giggling, we stopped and swam around in a large salt water pool. Eventually we made it to the rooms, and got ready for dinner at the Casitas Italian restaurant. Wow, great food.
Later around 10 pm, we took a golf cart ride to the Royale lobby, and caught a cab into town (Playa del Carmen) and went to our destination for the evening – Coco Bongo. Now. I’ve been to the Coco Bongo in Cancun at least twice now, and I know it gets super crowded on the main floor. I highly recommended that we purchase VIP tickets ahead of time, which turned out to be an good idea. after all We were escorted to our balcony area, where we had waiters running drinks for us, and also escorting the ladies to the rest rooms as needed. The Playa Del Carmen version appeared to be smaller than the Cancun version, but I could be wrong. Still, very entertaining.
We ended up partying until about sometime an after 3 am, and only after we got the girls on stage to dance. Check that one off the list! We grabbed a cab, and we were home 30 or so minutes later.
What a day. What a night.