The first day in Cancun was so great. JFB got our rooms upgraded to a 3 room suite, with 5 balconies, overlooking both the pool and the ocean. The Ritz Carlton had a car waiting for us at the airport. After we checked in, we went right out to the ocean side restaurant for a great al fresco lunch.
We had fantastic margaritas and Mexican food. After a few more margaritas we headed to the pool. Unfortunately the hotel was at 20% occupancy at most while we were there. The plus side: the pool was almost empty and the restaurants and bars were easy to get a table and had quick service; the negative: only two of seven restaurants were open. The hotel has 2 of Mexicos 3 Five Diamond restaurants, both of which were closed for the season.
Our pool waiter Edy was very nice and attentive. He took care of us every time we were at the pool. The ocean was very calm on Thursday, but the rest of the week it was very rough: 1 or 2 red flags. Obviously I didn't spend much time in the ocean. I did go out, up to my mid-thighs, but felt very uncomfortable, plus we couldn't really get bar service in the ocean.
We weren't very hungry that night, since we ate lunch around 4pm. JFB and I split a bottle of bad Baja wine and appetizers. EAD was sleeping. As soon as we finished our food and drink EAD came down to join us. We sat with him, while he ate and had a cocktail. I must highly recommend the Don Julio Margarita, it has everything a margarita should have. The Ritz Margarita was good, a little sweeter than it should be, if you go, stick with the Don Julio.
That night we were in bed sound asleep by 11pm.