Katie’s Le Blanc honeymoon offers an epic experience
When I suggested a Le Blanc honeymoon to Katie and Henry, they weren’t so sure. But they trusted me to work on their behalf and customize their once-in-lifetime experience.
Here is an unedited version of Katie and Henry’s epic Le Blanc honeymoon.
Here is a complete review that you can use for other people! Overall (as you will see) we really recommend this resort for a honeymoon. It is smaller and quiet, but not too quiet or boring. It is perfect! Also, if you are looking for more nightlife it is a short 5-10 min walk from all the bars (Senor Frogs, etc.). We walked down to the bars one night and it was completely safe to be out at night and walking in the area. I will send you pictures as soon as I transfer them to my computer!
Room: We loved our room. It had a great view of the pool and ocean. The Jacuzzi tub by the window was great.
Butler service: A great bonus of the resort. While we did not utilize the butler to do any of our unpacking, he did put a new aromatherapy candle in the room each night which was very nice. As part of the honeymoon package we received a romantic welcoming back to our room one night. He had our Jacuzzi filled with water and rose petals, rose petals all throughout the room, chocolate covered strawberries, a chocolate cake, and a cold bottle of champagne. It was great!!
Room service: We ordered room service for breakfast two mornings and it was perfect. We filled out a form with what we wanted and the delivery time and put it on our door the night before. The food arrived still warm with hot coffee and fresh fruit right on time.
Pool: AMAZING! The pool was exactly as it appears in pictures, maybe even better. We never had to worry about getting down early to get a chair or an umbrella. The people working at the pool were great about bringing around drinks and delivering lunch orders. Somebody even came around and offered cold towels and cucumbers for our face/eyes as we lounged one day.
Spa: Very nice and calming atmosphere. Recommend taking advantage of the free hydrotherapy section of the spa if you visit.
Beach: The beach was picture perfect. The water was very warm and very calm. A couple of the days there was some bad seaweed that everyone said was very rare for the area, but it cleared up by the end of the trip.
Night activities: There are nightly activities in the upstairs terrace each night and we attended a few of them. The Michael Jackson show was great, as well as the live band. The bartenders at this bar were so friendly and entertaining- they were my favorite!
Overall: The food was the best I have ever had at a resort. I have nothing bad to say about it!
International restaurant: This is a buffet for breakfast and lunch and has a la carte service for dinner. The dinner menu is a mix between a steak house and traditional Mexican cuisine. The fajitas were great!
Italian restaurant: This has a la carte service for dinner. We went twice we liked it so much! I don’t think you can go wrong with anything you order.
Asian restaurant: This has a la carte service for dinner. It has sushi as well as other Asian dishes. We thought the sushi was great.
French restaurant: This restaurant requires a reservation, which your butler can make. We made one a day ahead of time and had no trouble getting in. It has two dinner options, a tasting menu and a la carte service. We decided to do the tasting menu with the wine pairings and loved it. It was such a great dining experience.
Romantic dinner on the beach: We chose to use some resort credit for the romantic dinner on the beach and LOVED it. I recommend doing this if you have some resort credit. The dinners must be reserved through the vacation planners in the lobby. Each couple has a private dinner on the beach inside one of the beach cabanas, which are right in front of the ocean, so you have an amazing view. The dinner comes with several courses, which includes both lobster and steak. Champagne is also served. They also provided us a personalized menu with our names on it.
JetSki Rentals: We went to Moon Palace for an afternoon to check it out, and they had jet ski rentals through the resort there. It was a great time (60$/30 min). JetSki’s were also available later in the week on the beach near the Le Blanc, just not directly through the hotel.
Snorkeling in the Cenotes: We really wanted to see the Cenotes and go snorkeling, so this excursion was perfect for us. It was approximately 120$/person (could not use resort credit) and included transportation, lunch, equipment, and a guide. The tour lasted from 7:30am-4pm. We got to snorkel in two cenotes, one open water and one in a cavern. The open water cenote also included a cliff to jump off and a zipline. The final location was in one a river that outlets into the ocean. All three locations were great. The included lunch was also good and was traditional Mexican cuisine. Also, they have a photographer that travels with you and takes great pictures. You play only 35$ and receive a cd with all your pictures.
Day trip to Chichen Itza: This is an all-day trip (9am-7pm) and includes transportation, a guided tour, and lunch. We were able to use our resort credit, so I’m not sure how much it cost. It was a great trip with a great guide and we recommend it if this is something that interests you. It took about 2 hours to get to the first stop, which is an area with local shopping and lunch. From there it took a half hour to get to Chichen Itza. We spent around 2-3 hours at Chichen Itza, where part of the time was a guided tour and part of the time we were free to go around by ourselves to take photos. The trip back took around 3 hours total.