Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Visitng Negril, Jamaica

 
 
 
Jamaica has to be one of my favorite places to travel. The past several times I stayed right in Montego Bay. It is probably the easiest because it is only a mile away from the airport. This time I decided to visit the other side of the Island, Negril. This is considered part of the 7 mile beach. Although the beach was beautiful, it took over an hour to get there with the bus transfer.

After arriving at the Sandals Negril, we got checked in and headed to the swim up bar. There was definitely a lot of lounging around with fun tropical drinks during the time there. But that's what you have to do when your on vacation right?
 
Even though there was a lot of relaxation. I did manage to make it to the gym twice while I was there. It was a nice gym with plenty of cardio equipment and weights. I'd get up and go to the gym for at least a half hour before breakfast. There was actually a lot of people working out during this time. I guess just because you are on vacation that's no excuse to not workout!

 
 
After breakfast I wanted to try some activities before relaxing at the pool. Since it was an all inclusive resort there was no reason not to. First was kayaking. I've done this before but it is always fun and a great upper body workout. While I was kayaking I saw one of the boats pulling inter tubes that look like a blast. I knew that was the next activity I wanted to try. It was so much fun! It was even much faster than expected.

That evening we went to a Seafood Restaurant on the beach. How cool is that? Watching the sunset while enjoying a lovely dinner.

The next day I woke up and went to the gym again before enjoy a great breakfast buffet. I kayaked once again. Afterwards we went out on the glass bottom boat hoping to see some colorful coral and fish. Unfortunately, there wasn't any of that. It was still neat seeing a bunch of different fish and being out in the middle of the ocean during this time. Then it was time for the pool. After the afternoon in the sun, I enjoyed a lovely massage at the spa.

While we were there we went to a Japanese Restaurant around a Hibachi grill. I'm sure most people have been to one of these before, however this restaurant allowed you to try everything on the menu. It was all so delicious.

Each night after dinner there was always a show or some entertainment going on. Unfortunately, I would get up so early to work out and spend the day at the pool enjoying cocktails in the sun, that I was exhausted after dinner and never got to enjoy that experience, maybe next time.
 


Negril was beautiful with a great beach. That's what draws people to this particular one. However, we always find ourselves at the pool anyways. In my opinion I think the Sandals Montego Bay resort is just as nice. In additions to being close to the airport, it is even close to two other resorts that the van will take you to enjoy other restaurants. 

Have you ever been to Jamaica? Where at and what did you think? -L

19 comments:

  1. Great post! I've never been to Jamaica but have loved the other Caribbean islands I've been too. I've never tried an all-inclusive resort like Sandals but we're thinking about it for a future vacation. Are the activities you mentioned and all the restaurants included in the price?

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    1. Thanks! Yes, all activities and restaurants with your drinks are all included. Such a great deal!

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  2. My husband and I got married in Negril at Couples so it holds a special place in my heart. I haven't been to a Sandals before but I hear they are nice, I'd like to try them out the next time we do a Caribbean vacation!

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    1. I really like sandals but I would love to try a couples or secrets resort sometime.

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  3. The swim up bar looks really nice. I've never been to Jamaica, but my cousin has. Her honeymoon was there and I think they stayed at the Sandals in Montego Bay.

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    1. Swim up bars are so much fun! The afternoon always go by so fast while I'm there. I really liked the sandals in Montego Bay!

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  4. Beautiful photos! I have never been to Jamaica or an all-inclusive resort, but both are absolutely on my bucket list!! I like the idea of not having to pay for every little thing on a vacation!

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    1. Thanks! All inclusive is the way to go. You can even add airfare to the package

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  5. I love Jamaica, I hope to go back sometime, I'd like to see other area's of the island. That and I want to take the Jamaican Bobsled run, LOL.
    I haven't been to that area of Jamaica, and I must say it looks fabulous!

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    1. I love Jamaica too! the island is beautiful, I just don't like how long the transfer is to anywhere that's not right in Montego Bay. I have not heard of the bobsled run.

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  6. I was waiting to hear about your trip! Looks fabulous!! And all of those activities sound really fun. I definitely like trying new things so that sounds like a blast. Glad you had a good vaca! :) -C

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    1. Thanks Christine. It was a really great time! Can't wait to go back!

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  7. I haven't been to Jamaica but that looks just stunning. Enjoy!!

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    1. It is beautiful. A must see for a vacation spot!

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  8. We just came back from Montego Bay. I was pretty impressed with the Sandals there. I'm not sure I ever have to go back though. We shall see.

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  9. Really? I really enjoyed Montego Bay while I was there. Loved that it was so close to airport and you had other sandals resorts close by you could get shuttled to for their restaurants.

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  10. I have never been to Jamaica but it looks amazing! I so want to go to a Sandals Resort!!!!

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  11. Your pics are gorgeous! Haven't been to Jamaica in a long time

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  12. I'm so debating on Sandals for our honeymoon next year! I loved reading your review.

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