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 carried chilled glasses of champagne. They wanted to make a memorable first impression, and they did! We went through the checkin process (sitting down in comfy light blue leather chairs) with the charming concierge, Mikiko. The lobby is completely open, no doors in sight. The interior is a lovely balance of white and light blue with black accents.

Upon completing the checkin process, we were escorted to our room by our own, personal, bellhop who was kind enough to give us some basic knowledge about where things were in the resort (we will participate in an orientation about the resort tomorrow at 10:00 a.m.). Walking into our room was like walking into another world! (We have the Junior Ocean Suite) The room is very spacious with two balconies (one off the bedroom, the other off the bathroom), a fully stocked and “complimentary” mini bar, a bottle of champagne chilling, a sitting area, and a kingsized bed. The colors are light and bright while the floor is shiny tile. It’s a windy evening and the sound of the waves hitting the beach below us is filling the room with it’s melodious rhythm.

At this point it was well past our dinner time and we were in desperate need of food! There are several restaurant choices within the resort, however, due to our exhaustion (and smelliness from too much travel) we decided room service was called for. It was delivered promptly and politely and was pretty delicious! Having supped it was time to do some serious relaxation in the jacuzzi tub in our bathroom! Having been up for too many hours to count on too little sleep we are calling it a night early with the hopes of being refreshed and ready for a fun day tomorrow on the beautiful island of Jamaica!

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I am the youngest of six daughters and spent my childhood vacations camping in the beautiful State Parks of MN. In 2009 I married my best friend, Bobby Marko. We have embarked on numerous adventures along with our Golden Retriever, Latigo, our son, Jack (born 7/26/2014) and our daughter, Rowan (born 10/25/2016). When not adventuring in the great outdoors I spend my time as a stay at home mom and volunteer. I am a Branch Lead for the Twin Cities Hike it Baby branch. My favorite pastimes include dog training, eating chocolate, reading mysteries and crappy romance novels, and creating paper crafts, my passion lies in writing.

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