After all of the intensity of planning the wedding, and then having a wedding day where it seemed that everything that could go wrong did go wrong, it was wonderful to spend eight stress-free days in paradise with my new husband :)
Here are some shots of us at our resort, ClubHotel Riu. It was such an amazing all-inclusive, and we had a junior suite with a gorgeous view of the pool and gardens.
Here's Dan in the lobby when we first arrived
And one of our favorite activities from the beginning:
Our resort's private beach was heavenly
I read four new books start to finish on our HM (and yes, we had time for "other things" ;)
Dan found other activities while I read
During our eight days there, it only rained for a couple hours, and even that wasn't bad
(This is his fake wedding band - we left the real ones at home. Still, I loved seeing him with it on <3)
For our one week anniversary we took a dinner cruise
The crew danced with all of us, but only Dan got an embarrassing photo out of it ;)
We also went on a TON of excursions!
The first was a party boat that took us snorkeling and then to Dunn's River Falls
Our next excursion was a ziplining and river-tubing tour. We met two other awesome couples, tried some native fruits, and even came across a rope swing, which we had to try out!
Our resort offered paddleboats, shows every night, and on Friday there was a huge bonfire/party on the beach
Nothing was sadder than leaving