Jamaica, Looking Back

Bobby and I always say that going on a vacation you should try as many new foods and experiences as possible. We were fortunate enough to be in a beautiful resort in Jamaica where we able to do both of these things.  Firsts: First Tennis Lesson First Massage First Time Climbing a Waterfall First Yoga Class First Rum Punch First Time Hearing a Steel Drum Band First Time at a Beach Party on the Ocean First Time in a Suite with Two Balconies First Time Being Called Racist by a Merchant  Favorites: Cherry Juice Banana, Mango, Strawberry and Raspberry Sorbet…

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Jamaica Day 7

Jamaica Day 7

Our last day in Jamaican paradise blossomed sunny, hot and very humid! We spent the morning on the beach and Bobby took a dip in the ocean, allowing himself to float pretty far out. I enjoyed reading the latest William Kent Kruegger mystery novel while soaking up the hot sun rays! At 10:30 we had a scheduled photo session with the resorts professional photographer. A complimentary photo session is part of the all inclusive package you get at Couples but purchasing the photos is extra. Because of the $300 credit we had we figured we could buy some of the…

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Jamaica Day 6

Jamaica Day 6

Today we were scheduled to take a scuba course that began at 8:30 so we rose early got some breakfast and headed to the scuba shack where we were given the disappointing news that the class was canceled because of the high winds. Bobby was pretty bummed out by this news and we were faced with the age old question of “What now?” Lay out by the pool sounded like a great idea to me! But Bobby wanted to be active so he suggested that we participate in a few of the fitness activities that are offered daily. So, we…

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Jamaica Days 4-5

Jamaica Days 4-5

The past two days here have been extraordinarily lazy for us! Saturday morning we woke up to rain and more strong winds. The beach and both pools were completely deserted. It was as if there was nobody at the resort. We hunkered down in our room and watched some TV. The sun decided to make an appearance after lunch so we went for a dip in the main pool and hung out in the sun for awhile. In the afternoon we boarded a very full bus to go on the Catamaran Cruise. The Catamaran Cruise is included in your stay…

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Jamaica Day 3

Jamaica Day 3

The sun finally decided to make a strong appearance today! Sadly the wind was still too strong in the morning and all water sports were canceled. We ate a hearty breakfast at the buffet and then visited the resort’s gift shop which is pleasantly not part of the lobby, but it’s own separate building tucked away amongst the trees at the front of the resort. I had foolishly forgotten to pack a beach bag! Big Mistake! Luckily, we found a reasonably priced and adorable bag! We donned our swimsuits, packed the beach bag, and headed down to one of the…

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Jamaica Day 2

Jamaica Day 2

The 12 mph wind continued to howl through the halls of our resort yesterday. That combined with the intense cloud coverage and it proved to be a rather chilly day. After receiving our continental breakfast in bed at 8:00 we took a stroll around the grounds of the resort to try and familiarize ourselves with the area.   We visited the reservations desk where we made reservations for dinner at the two high-end restaurants that require advanced notice and we booked two seats on the Catamaran cruise for Saturday (Although if the wind continues we probably won’t be able to…

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Jamaica Day 1

After getting up at 3:00 a.m. to catch our departing flight at 6:05, spending four hours of the day in the Miami airport on a layover, and then traveling from the Montego Bay Airport to our resort via a two hour van ride with five other adults, we were ready for some relaxation… We arrived at Couples Tower Isle Resort just before 7:00 p.m. (and surprised that it was already dark out!) and were greeted at the door by two men, one carrying a tray of iced towels (a relief after the hot and stuffy van ride) while the other…

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