Golf Wife Diaries: Playa Mujeres Golf Trip

Our Cancun golf trip was a blast, we just got back, and I couldn’t wait to write it all down and tell you all about it. Retirement has just begun, and if this is what it’s all about, I am on board 110%. Dear Husband has given the trip an A-plus (retired teacher is still a teacher!) and is already talking about a return trip.

We flew direct from Detroit with our dear old friends, the Martins. Sheila and I still giggle like schoolgirls when we’re together, and we were ready for some margaritas on the beach. Dear Husband and his buddy Joe were up to their usual shenanigans from the get-go, look out Cancun!

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Our travel agent had recommended we go to Cancun for a whole lot of reasons. Short, direct flight, beautiful weather and beaches, terrific golf for the guys, and lots of activities for the golf wives too. She set us up with a couple of suites at Finest Playa Mujeres and arranged our transportation from the airport. 

We arrived at the resort and Sheila and I were “ooohing” and “aaahing” over every little thing, it was GORGEOUS. The decor, the art, the furniture, the plants, it was all so luxurious and lovely! Our suites were divine, Sheila and I ran back and forth between them, squealing with delight, cracking open treats from the minibar.

While the men set up their tee times with the Playa Mujeres golf course, we ladies got down to the serious business of fun. We planned out our week with a mix of cooking classes, spa treatments, and dedicated jacuzzi time. One day was set aside to do nothing at all, and we decided to take a tour to Isla Mujeres on another.

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So, how did Finest Playa Mujeres Resort stack up for golfers and the non-golfing travel partners? As I mentioned, Dear Husband gave the trip an A-plus. He thought the golf was a great, challenging course with unique hazards and a top-notch pro shop. He thought it was neat to have to adjust for the ocean breeze and line up his shots with palm trees and avoid crocodiles.

As for the golf wives who don’t golf, we thought the whole trip was perfect. We had SO much fun, we met people from around the world in all the activities we did, we learned a little Spanish, did water aerobics, and Sheila won the dance contest! 

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The food was fantastic. We may have overindulged on desserts, but it’s vacation, right? Our favorite meal was our dinner at Duke’s, THE most delicious lobster ever! All the staff were super friendly and helpful, and the service was wonderful overall. Big thanks to Jose at the pool bar for making great margs and tolerating our silliness. We felt welcome and at home and look forward to returning again soon. Two thumbs up, five stars, would definitely recommend to friends (YOU!)