My Stay at El Dorado Seaside Suites in Mexico

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Last week I took a break from my daily routine, DIY projects and more to go on vacation, not only with Ed, but as well as both our daughters and their significant others. We headed to the Riviera Maya in Mexico and stayed at the El Dorado Seaside Suites resort.

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It was a fabulous getaway vacation.

Beach at Riveiria Maya in Mexico

This is where I spent most of the days, relaxing on a Bali style beach bed watching the surf, reading, and snoozing.

Mexico vacation at El Dorado Seaside Suites on the Riviera Maya

It was perfect… the weather and everything about the resort. I have written about traveling to this area in Mexico before in this post, My Trip to the Riviera Maya.

Lazy River at the El Dorado Seaside Suites resort on the Riviera Maya

For this trip we decided to stay at another one of the El Dorado resorts. Just like the other two we have stayed at, this resort, El Dorado Seaside Suites did not disappoint. It was beyond just a hotel on the beach. It was a resort where I didn’t have to do anything except relax and be pampered.  I also celebrated my 58th birthday and did enjoy a few extras like a massage and facial at the resort’s spa.

El Dorado Seaside Suites Vacation in Mexico looking out at the ocean from the lazy river

We stayed in the new building where every floor has a lazy river on the ocean side. Each room has a porch with an outdoor bed and chairs and access to the lazy river along with a fabulous view from sunrise to sunset.

Lazy River at the El Dorado Seaside Suites resort on the Riviera Maya

After spending the day on the beach it was refreshing to hang out in the river for a bit before getting ready to head out for dinner.

Dining options at El Dorado Seaside Suites in the Riviera Maya in Mexico

The resort is not just an all-inclusive resort, but “Gourmet All-Inclusive”.  The food was way above par. This picture was taken when we ate out on a pier over looking the ocean for steak and lobster.  My sleeveless top is from Kaari Blue.  

There is a dinner dress code at all the dining places in the resort. Collared shirts for men and no flip flops

Romantic candlelight dining on the beach at El Dorado Seaside Suites resort on the Riviera Maya

We ate a different restaurant every night and each of us, Ed and myself, plus our daughters even had a romantic dinner for two on the beach one night.  This is my youngest and her boyfriend.

Romantic candlelight dining on the beach at El Dorado Seaside Suites resort on the Riviera Maya

…and my oldest daughter and her fiancee.

 El Dorado Seaside Suites resort on the Riviera Maya

During the day when we were not eating, we hung out in the beach beds that line the shore.

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They are the best as they keep you out of the sun, but you get to still enjoy the beach, the water and the green palms swaying in the breeze. It was delightful!

the beach at El Dorado Seaside Suites resort on the Riviera Maya

The resorts beach butlers and waitresses make sure you have everything you need from sunscreen to drinks. Our new favorite drink is called an “Iceberg”.  A mix of Dos Equis with a frozen margarita.  They were refreshing!  Sorry I don’t have a photo of one, but new ones, bottles of water or any drink you wanted were constantly placed on the beach bed tray all day long.

Snorkeling at El Dorado Seaside Suites resort on the Riviera Maya

We went snorkeling along the coral reef and saw lots of colorful fish…

 the beach at El Dorado Seaside Suites resort on the Riviera Maya

…and took long walks along the beach.

Coral reef along the Riviera Maya

The second largest coral reef in the world runs along this part of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico and goes all the way down to Belize.  Some of the beaches are all coral, but the resort has areas that are coral-free so you can swim and enjoy the waves.

Storm brewing along the coast of the Riviera Maya

When in the tropics, pop-up storms in the summer that last 10 minutes are common. We watched two of these roll in, both around noon.

Panoramic view of Storm rolling in along the Riviera Maya in Mexico

It was fascinating to watch from the beach as the ominous dark clouds rolled in and the rain came for about 10 minutes and then moved on letting the sun come out again for the rest of the day. I took this panorama photo with my phone.


I took this photo a day after when I took a long walk along the beach all the way out to the end of a point along the beach and past other resorts. I didn’t think I would make it back, but I did as it never rained along the beach only out on the ocean.

El Dorado Seaside Suites on the Riviera Maya in Mexico

We had a fabulous week not only getting to be at the beautiful resort, but spending time with our daughters.  As most vacations go, it went by way too fast.

We are now back home and spent July 4th out on the lake with friends.

Today, I am back at work and DIYing. My first project to take on this week is to makeover the front door of the house with paint. So it’s back into my paint clothes for me. :-)  You can see the before over on Instagram. 

I will keep you posted on the progress as well as a few other projects that I have decided to do this summer.

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    1. Hi Donnamae – It took some doing for all of us to figure out a week where we could all get off of work, but we made it happen. :-) It was so nice getting to hang out with my daughter’s and their guys.

  1. OMG Diane! My dear sweet 28 year old niece is getting married in Riviera Maya in September 2018. Now I can hardly wait to get there because of your wonderful pictures. You have a beautiful family. You and Ed looked fabulous and I know you must be proud of your ‘girls.’ I know I would be!

    1. Hi Elaine – During our week stay, we saw 3 weddings take place. The whole coast is just gorgeous. You will have a wonderful time and have lots to look forward too. It was nice to getaway and relax. Ed especially since he travels a lot and works 24/7. For me, it was a nice break from paint brushes :-) I am very proud of my girls…they are my pride and joy and what make life the best!

    1. Hi Helen – As soon as you step onto the resort, see and hear the ocean plus feel the balmy breeze… you relax instantly. No cooking or any chores to do also helped. :-)

  2. So glad you took a well-deserved break with family, resort looks wonderful as is your family.

    1. Thanks Rosemary – It took some doing to organize the trip, but I am so happy that we made the effort and made it happen so we could all be together.

    1. Hi Jan – It really was WOW. The resort really is amazing and takes care of your every need. I only brought up a few of the things the staff does for you. They also have bubble baths in your rooms ready for you when you come off the beach, plus champagne and snacks. It was all so nice.