It is official – I am off to Jamaica – very happy with the decision to do the all inclusive!
Going back to the Grand Palladium – had such a good time the first time and loved the resort (click here for a review of the hotel and the food). Some big pluses in my book include the fact that the Grand Palladium is only 30 minutes from the airport – no wasted time on the bus! The food was top shelf so no worries there and the staff – awesome. Will be heading back to Sunset Cove for beach time and water sports. I especially enjoyed the reggae in the evenings! Dancing on the deck with the breeze coming in off the Caribbean – perfect! It’s all a dream about to come true again!
Those who know me, know I can’t sit still for long! Last visit – horse riding with Chukka kept me entertained and very happy. Also worth looking into with this trip – Chukka has zip lining and an ATV safari, I am sure my need for activity will be more than met.
On my Jamaican bucket list for this year is a trip to Dunn’s River Falls…I have heard so many good things from other bloggers and friends who have vacationed in Jamaica. The waterfalls, approximately 600 feet high, are terraced, making it great for tourists to climb. You will find me clambering up the limestone staircase, through the falls and no doubt giggling with delight all the way! (Click here to link to the Dunn’s River Falls experience – it was a blast!) Happy times ahead.
Rafting on the Martha Brae River on a bamboo raft looks to be another one of those Jamaican experiences to be added to my list. A number of sources suggest the raft ride to be a quintessential part of a Jamaican holiday.
Last time I traveled to Jamaica, I woke to hear on the radio that we were having the first ice storm of the season! The airport was in a little chaos – flights were delayed as the planes needed to be de-iced and people were missing their connections all over the place. My connection in Toronto was literally an all out airport dash as I raced to make that flight! Thankfully, as I was in for a trip of total R&R by myself, all I had was a small carry on bag. I arrived in Jamaica with all my goodies. Others on the flight were not so lucky as their bags did not make the connection!
I will be looking for that all in one carry on packing job. What essentials will I be packing? For a week on the beach – there is very little I will need. My list of essentials will include:
2 swim suits + sarong
reef sandals and 1 pair of nice sandals (for dinner and dancing!)
kayak socks (for climbing Dunn’s River Falls)
2 t-shirts and 1 shorts
2 summer dresses
toiletries (minimal – will buy sunscreen there due to restrictions on airlines for liquids in carry on!)
My list is quite simple! What can I say …life in Jamaica should be simple. Jamaica me happy mon!