2017 gave me the Blessing of travel, little did I know that I would be spending my 24th birthday in Mexico. Unfortunately, I was suffering from whiplash so my back was aching so bad. We arrived in Cancun the day before my birthday so that we weren’t travelling on my actual birthday. Instead of returning to where Daniela and I stayed before, I found a new place for us to stay. Mayan Monkey Hostel. Honestly, it was the best hostel we stayed in in all of Central America. It was only 3 weeks old when we got there and they provided both breakfast and dinner. Sounds too good to be true, but it was only £10 per night for a bed in a 6 bed dorm. The staff were amazing, the rooms super clean and they had a roof top pool. I will definitely be heading back to Cancun to stay there again.

Snorkelling in Mexico for my 24th birthday? YES PLEASE!

I had never been snorkelling, so what other way to start the 24th chapter then by doing something new. We had two sessions of snorkelling and then a traditional Mexican lunch. There was also unlimited drinks, meaning an abundance of tequila for anyone who wanted it. I was wasn’t in the drinking mood, however I did have a shot for my birthday.

So annoyed I didn’t charge my GoPro because seeing all the fish schools swimming around was surreal, not something I get to see everyday and I would have loved to have the snorkelling on video. I actually found it difficult trying to breathe solely through my mouth so I choked on salt water multiple times. The lunch was really yummy and the staff were so lovely, making sure we were enjoying ourselves.

The ride back was so much fun, we literally had a karaoke session with the other guest. Again, meeting other people when travelling – always a highlight of the trip.

I did have a bit of a crappy birthday night, my back was aching I had to stay in bed. Literally any move I made cause excruciating pain. We were meant to go on a bar crawl that night, but I couldn’t moved so I asked the girls if we could stay in for the night. However, it was a solo option, they decided they really wanted to go to the club and so I spent the night in bed alone. I am going to keep it 100% real, I wasn’t happy at all and didn’t really speak to them that evening and well until we were back in London – haha. I am over it now, but they aren’t my first choice in travel buddies anymore.

LOL, I had been 24 for all of a couple hours and I am learning more life lessons. At least the WiFi was strong that night so I spoke to some friends in Jamaica and streamed programmes until I fell asleep.

I was in Mexico for my 24th so I definitely cannot complain. Bring on the 24th year of my life!



  1. February 18, 2018 / 12:56 am

    Looks like a fun place to go! I liked the interior 🙂

    • AshleeMoyo
      February 21, 2018 / 9:56 am

      Yeah, it’s amazing. One of the best places I’ve ever stayed in!

  2. February 18, 2018 / 10:56 am

    Cancun looks amazing, and karaoke is my fav! Happy belated birthday!

    • AshleeMoyo
      February 21, 2018 / 10:01 am

      It truly is amazing, absolutely beautiful. Thanks lovely! (:

  3. February 18, 2018 / 11:55 am

    It is always sad to spend birthday night alone! I wish the things could have been better! Great hostel option though! I think it might come in handy! Thanks for sharing!

    • AshleeMoyo
      February 21, 2018 / 9:58 am

      Yeah, I was proper gutted but I’m a big girl and I’ve learnt – haha. Will definitely be changing things up for this year!

      I highly recommend you staying there if you are in Cancun! (:

  4. February 18, 2018 / 3:45 pm

    What a great place to spend a birthday! Looks like you had a blast!

    • AshleeMoyo
      February 21, 2018 / 9:59 am

      Yeah it definitely was an amazing place to stay! (:

  5. Adulting on Coffee
    February 20, 2018 / 11:05 pm

    ah breakfast and dinner sounds like a great deal, especially with most places that just serve breakfast. How early did you book your bed there?

    • AshleeMoyo
      February 21, 2018 / 10:00 am

      Yeah, it was such a good deal. We actually didn’t book, we just showed up – haha! (:

  6. February 21, 2018 / 5:42 pm

    Sounds like a great trip – er, except for the effects of the whiplash! Definitely a memorable way to start your 24th year, though. Your photos are awesome…really makes me want to go sometime!

    • AshleeMoyo
      May 1, 2018 / 12:06 pm

      Lool, yeah it definitely was. It was a birthday I will never forget – haha!
      You definitely should, Cancun is amazing and you’d LOVE The Mayan Monkey Hostel.

      – Ashlee (:

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