This Is How You Do a Bachelorette Party in Cancun

Cancun is a pretty cool place to live. I could lie and downplay things and say, “It’s not all it’s cracked up to be.” And sometimes there are tough days… but then I get to go on a bachelorette party yacht cruise to an island and it hits me that life is pretty good here in paradise.

My friend Jessica is getting married soon. She lives in Puebla, but she often comes to Cancun or the Riviera Maya for vacations, and her bachelorette party was no exception. Jessica’s a fellow Mexico blogger (check her out at MexicanAtHeart.com) and she brought a bunch of her family to Cancun to celebrate her last days of “freedom”. A few of us Cancun bloggers/friends joined her and her family for a Saturday afternoon bachelorette party on board a beautiful yacht called the Sea Horse from Sunset Marina & Yacht Club. The clouds were looming overhead all day, but we didn’t get rained on once.

We even ran into a bachelor party group at the marina, so of course we had to take a group shot before we split into our separate boats!

And guess who else was there? Fellow Cancun bloggers like Kelly (CancunCanuck.com), Kristin (WhatAmIStillDoingInCancun.com) and Marhu (MarhuBlog), plus one of my favorite Cancun tweeters Rebecca @BeccaMex. Yes, we’re all friends and if you follow our Twitter feeds you’ll see we hang out quite a lot!

First the Sea Horse took us through the mangroves of Nichupte Lagoon, then out to the Caribbean Sea. We were heading to Isla Mujeres! Along the way, we played some bachelorette party games and of course took some pictures of the amazing scenery.

I freely admit to getting pretty excited when the yacht anchored at North Beach on Isla Mujeres. We all know about my North Beach obsession, but very rarely do I get to see it from a boat. (I think this was the 3rd time.) Some of us couldn’t resist a little swim in the Caribbean Sea, and everyone had fun just hanging out on the boat with snacks and drinks. Just… oh my gosh, heaven.

Above photo by Kelly McLaughlin @CancunCanuck

After a few hours playing on the yacht, it was time to head back to Cancun, where I just napped for the rest of the afternoon. What a day!

After a day like this, it was easy for me to see why so many people choose Cancun for bachelor parties, weddings, honeymoons and anniversaries. My city has so many unbelievable ways to celebrate a special event!

Big thanks to the Sunset Marina and Yacht Club in Cancun… Beautiful place, beautiful boats and a beautiful event, as always!

Sunsets and Flyboarding on Cancun’s Lagoon

I have a confession. I’ve lived in Cancun for over 7 years, but I’ve never been out on the Nichupte Lagoon. Never taken a boat onto the lagoon, never been parasailing, etc etc etc. I’ve only ever looked at the lagoon from a distance.

So of course I was thrilled to be invited to the Sunset Boat Parade this weekend. The Sunset World brand (they own properties like Hacienda Tres Rios and several “Sunset” resorts in Cancun and Playa del Carmen) was renaming some of their properties and hosting a boat parade on the lagoon and the ocean to celebrate. The Sunset Lagoon hotel is now the Sunset Marina Resort and Yacht Club, and the Admiral Yacht Club is now the Sunset Admiral Yacht Club and Marina.

I arrived at the Sunset Marina Resort and Yacht Club at about 4 pm, and spent some time catching up with some friends and snapping pictures of the marina. I’d never been before, and it was stunning!

Soon it was time to view the sunset over the Nichupte Lagoon, and all the guests pulled out their cameras to get an image of this amazing Cancun sunset. I took a few pictures then put my camera away to just enjoy it for a few minutes.

My absolute favorite part of the evening was seeing the flyboard demonstration. I’d seen videos of flyboarding before, but I’d never seen it in person. Oh. My. Gosh. (Contact the Sunset Admiral Yacht Club and Marina if you want to do this as badly as I do!)

Once the sun had dipped under the horizon, it was time for the main event: the boat parade. It was such a blast, with an open bar (hello Tequila Sunrise!), an entertainment team, dancing and even fireworks. We started in the lagoon, took the canal out into the Caribbean Sea, then traveled along the Cancun Hotel Zone coastline for awhile before going back.

I’m not the best nighttime photographer, but here’s what I could do with my trusty cell phone:

Part of the boat parade following us on the Nichupte Lagoon

Fireworks over the Cancun Hotel Zone

Fireworks over the Cancun Hotel Zone

What a great night with sunsets, friends, drinks and music on the water! If you’re ever in Cancun, I highly recommend looking into a sunset boat cruise with the Sunset Admiral Yacht Club and Marina… and maybe invite me along if you go. 😉

**Most of these pics are unedited! It really was that beautiful. Check out the Sunset World Pinterest Page for more incredible photos of this event.**