After a long wait, it's finally arrived and we're back in Excellence Paradise..Mexico style!!
Trip over couldn't have been smoother. Can't fault Virgin Airlines, we left on time and arrived at Cancun Airport at 16:25 local time. A nice smooth transition through the Airport and straight to EPM, arrive home @ 18:45 :)
First impressions of the Lobby and Martini Bar...Wow!!! Bigger and maybe slightly grander then the setup at ERC. Cesar look after us and took us and our bags to our room...what a lovely guy!
We're in building 1 which we requested. The swimup gardens do seem smaller on building 1, but the big test will be when the sun comes out in the morning...fingers crossed!
Went out around 19:45 and headed straight to the Martini Bar for a few pre-dinner drinks. Had my two favourite drinks. A bottle of Negro Modelo, followed by an Apple Martini...fantastic. Ricardo was serving and he was great, very friendly and attentive. The Martini bar itself is bigger then its ERC brother and seems to have a slightly more up market feel...although we'd be happy to drink in either :)
We had dinner in the French restaurant..the food was superb. I had the Mahi fillet and Mrs Jimbo the Chicken and baked apple...full of flavor and went down well with a little house wine. I'd have to say the building at French Restaurant ERC wins the comparison test, but on first impressions we preferred the food at EPM!
Went outside, had a few drinks and watched the first part of the show. It was the Magician show and it might be because we were both tired, but we felt it was the worst show we have seen in an Excellence resort. Maybe I've been spoilt by watching the Dynamo tv show over in the UK!
In bed by 22:00, which was probably a mistake, as I'm wide awake and its only 5 in the morning...going to go for a run on the beach in a few hours before breaky!!
If anyone is wondering...why Jimmy T? It's a nickname some friends gave me after organizing a holiday for the 4 of us a few years a go and it has stuck with Mrs Jimbo! So whenever we're on holiday I'm known as Jimmy T Tours ;)
So far..so good. Bring on Weds!!!!