This weekend we went to the Cirque du Soleil JOYÁ show for the first time – it was simply fantastic! The theater is at the Vidanta resort, which is only about 15 minutes from our house.

We chose the Dinner, Show, and Champagne tickets.

We arrived a bit early to walk around the beautiful grounds and have a pre-show cocktail in the bar.

Pre-show cocktails


The bar

Pre-show entertanment

We then were escorted to our seats – front row!

There was an assorted of snacks to get started with, and a bottle of champagne waiting for us.

Before the show is about an hour for dinner and pre-show entertainment. There were live musicians on stage – and they were crazy good.


Just like the show – the dinner is a spectacle unto itself.

Champagne and starters




Dragon’s Breath


The main course – Short Ribs


Post dinner – they bring out a book…


…which opens to reveal an assortment of desserts

All of the food was delicious – and the presentation was over the top. Every course was filled with oohs and aahs!

The show

Obviously, the show itself is the main attraction.

There were trapeze artists, dancers, trampoline artists, incredible feats of agility and strength – all were incredible. The story line weaved its way through the entire show. Plenty of fun and laughs and smiles along the way.

We had only seen one other Cirque show, and it was a traveling one that came through Austin a few years ago. This was MUCH better!

Sorry – I didn’t end up taking pics during the show – I was too mesmerized watching!

Obligatory Tourist Photo

Like every good tourist attraction, they take photos of you and then try to sell you over-priced prints. What the heck – sometimes you just gotta embrace the tourist experience.

Wrap Up

We thoroughly enjoyed our Joya experience.  And it’ll be a great place to take friends and family when they come to town.

One of their tag lines is “An experience for the senses”. We would definitely agree.