I recently went on a bachelorette weekend in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico! It was so much fun (and also a little different than expected) and I can’t wait to tell you all about it.
We left for Cabo early in the morning on Thursday. We started at the Austin airport, flew to Houston, and then flew to Cabo. We landed around 10:30 a.m., went through customs, grabbed our bags and hitched our ride (just kidding we had a van waiting for us) and headed to our Air BnB. We were staying at the most beautiful house about 30 minutes away from the airport. It had a fabulous view of the ocean, it’s own pool, and enough rooms for us to all have our own bed. We got to work decorating, ate lunch, and waited for the bride to arrive.
Now, here’s where things get crazy. When we arrived it was raining, but not hard. We knew there was supposed to be a storm that night, but we weren’t worried about it. Big mistake! The house manager let us know that a hurricane was approaching…what?! He explained that the power may turn off for a few hours, but that everything would be fine. We had candles and flashlights ready. Around 5 p.m. the power started going off and on every few minutes. After about an hour, it went fully off. We made the most of it and actually had a really fun night playing games by candlelight. It started getting late, power still off, and it was hot and humid in the house. Then we realized that the water was off. The wind and rain had picked up and it was so loud. We ended up going to bed with hopes the power and water would return by morning.
Unfortunately, the power and water did not come back on in the morning. Also, the bottom floor of the house had flooded. We realized we could not stay in this house any longer. We woke up and waited a few hours to hear from the house manager. Once he came by, he offered to refund us, which we gladly accepted. We ended up finding an all inclusive resort that hadn’t been hit hard by the hurricane, and they had room for us!
So, we packed up and headed to the hotel. We stayed at Playa Grande Resort and we were so excited to just have air conditioning and water! We immediately headed to the pool after checking in. The rest of the day was spent eating and drinking by the pool. We were finally enjoying Cabo!
That night, we went to dinner at the hotel and it was amazing! After dinner, we went to Mandala. Mandala is a night club in the downtown area of Cabo. We ended up buying a table (it was tables only due to Covid restrictions). This night was definitely the most fun! We basically danced all night with bottle service!
The next day, we got up and had breakfast at the hotel. Personally, the breakfast each day was my favorite meal. They had omelets, bacon, hashbrowns, and then other rotating items each morning. Oh and I can’t forget the fresh juice…yum! Due to Covid restrictions, you need a negative Covid test to get back into the United States within 72 hours of your flight. Before our activities for the day, we went and got our Covid tests out of the way. Most resorts in Mexico have this on site so we just scheduled with the front desk.
After breakfast, we got ready and then headed to Mango Deck. Mango Deck is a restaurant/bar on the beach. We had reserved a table in advance and had to put down a deposit of $30/person to reserve the table. The $30 went towards our final bill at the end of the day. First we ordered food and drinks (note: if you are ordering alcohol, you are required to order food).
Mango Deck is known for their competitions on stage. Due to Covid restrictions, masks were required to go on stage and it wasn’t as rowdy as I’m assuming it is normally. It was a lot of fun to watch the competitions and cheer on the bride when she was on stage! This was a popular spot for bachelorette parties, I think we say three or four other groups.
After Mango Deck, we were exhausted. We ended up going to dinner and then back to the room to hang out before going to bed that night.
Our last day in Cabo was probably my favorite! It was boat day! We started the morning off with breakfast at the resort and then we got ready and headed to the boat. Our boat tour was booked through Cabo Party Fun and it was perfect for a bachelorette party! They provided lunch, unlimited drinks, a bartender, boat captain, and tour guide/party planner (she was also a pole dance instructor and you could pay extra for a class). We were on the boat for a few hours and enjoyed our time touring Cabo and swimming in the ocean. It was so much fun! I’d definitely recommend Cabo Party Fun to anyone going to Cabo on a girls trip or bachelorette party.
After the boat, we came back to the resort and jumped in the pool. We spent the rest of the day there drinking strawberry daiquiris and eating all the appetizers we could get our hands on. Unfortunately, when we got back to the hotel room I realized my hair had turned green from the pool. This had never happened to me in the past. Pretty much any girl with a little blonde in their hair had green pieces, but mine was by far the worst. I tried washing it, which did nothing. Then, I looked up how to get the green out online and someone suggested ketchup or tomato juice. We had a ton of ketchup packets so I tried that, but it didn’t work. When I got home, I tried an anti-chlorine shampoo and that didn’t work either. I ended up having to go get a hair treatment and toner at the salon to get it out. Note to self: never getting my hair wet in a pool again!!
On our last night, we were all exhausted. Some girls had gone to bed earlier and the rest of us went to a late dinner at the hotel. We actually all went to bed at a decent time and planned to pack up our bags in the morning before our flights.
Our last day was really just a travel day. Unfortunately, we woke up to find out that all of our flights had been cancelled due to a hurricane in Houston (the hurricanes just loved us this weekend). Some girls were actually flying to Houston while some of us were flying through Houston. The girls going to Houston were able to catch earlier flights on different airlines to avoid the bad weather. The Austin girls were able to either book earlier flights or book flights that went through Dallas instead. It ended up all working out, but was definitely stressful to wake up to. I’m glad everyone was able to get home that day/night and get ready for the week ahead!
Overall, Cabo was a ton of fun! We obviously had some bad weather and circumstances that were out of our control, but we made the best of it and had a really amazing time! I’m so glad we were able to move to the resort and I can’t wait to go back someday (maybe even with Kellie)!