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Island Girl Vacations and Travel

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10th personal trip to Jamaica

Posted on November 6, 2015 at 9:10 PM


Soon we will be off to one of our favourite islands in the Caribbean Jamaica. It was our first Caribbean and adults only experience back in 2003. We fell in love with the island then. The warmth of the sun is matched only by the warm smiles of her people. Jamaica has changed a bit in 12 years. The first time all planes unboarded on the tarmac and now they have a modern airport. Just as Jamaica has changed the resorts and the tours offered change frequently too.

This trip we will be exploring the changes at Sandals Whitehouse. We were married here in 2012 but first visited this secluded gem in 2006. We look forward to seeing what is new and venturing out to the surrounding areas. Needing no reservations for dinner we are free to explore to our hearts content with no timetables to restrict us. I am excited to see what entertainment they have this time. We loved the Steel Pan Band, Acrobatic show, Opera singer (surprised me I liked it too), cultural show, and White/Chocolate Night. We will still likely spend many afternoons playing pool volleyball, sailing the Hobie Cat, tubing across the beautiful blue waters, snorkeling, and walking the beautiful beach. I have missed the music of the tree frogs and the serenity of sitting by a fire while I listen to the waves crash a short distance away. We have a resort credit so maybe we will check out Mayfield falls as we have not been there since 2006. We also have a romantic beach dinner reserved so we catch watch the sunset from the beach and enjoy each others company. Last time a few friends and myself danced the night away in the Martini bar and then jumped in the large main pool to cool off. SHHHHH don't tell! We will try to behave this time.

We are also spending 3 nights at Sandals Royal Caribbean. This will be our fifth time staying in Montego Bay. We were last there 2 years ago but they have made updates and are finally starting on the overwater bungalows so I must go check out the progress and the other 2 resorts that they transport you to so you can stay at one play at three. Royal Caribbean has the private island and we've had many fun times there. All three resorts in Montego Bay are different so it is fun to spend some time at each.

I will also be checking out 6 resorts in Montego Bay that I have not seen yet. The Jamaican Tourist Board is great about taking Jamaican Specialist around so we can learn more about the options in Jamaica. I will be checking out budget, family, adults only, and Luxury options.

We will be using Club Mobay again as we have fallen in love with the experience. Having someone meet you as you deplane with a sign with your name on it only to whisk you through customs and immigration, Then we will have to choose between the Sandals Lounge and the Club Mobay lounge till we take our included transfer to the resort. Our favorite option is the Club Mobay Departure service. You have to be at the airport 3 hours before your flight. The departure service again fast tracks us through customs and the we are off to the Club Mobay lounge. Here we have WIFI, drinks, and small bite food options included all in a comfortable setting. I love that if I couldn't bear to pull myself from the beach or pool very soon before our transfer there is a shower room as part of the lounge. If all this service isn't enough to relax you until take off there is even a small spa.

As you can tell I am ready to go back to a place I will always call home. Soon Come !! Ya mon.


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