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Escaping NYC: Jetting Away to Jamaica

It’s been a dream of mine for a while to visit Jamaica. I mean, why not? The beautiful weather, clear blue water, and the food… OH, MY GOODNESS, THE FOOD.

I got a great deal on this dream vacation through JetBlue Getaways. I spent 5 days and 4 nights at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa in Montego Bay. The resort was absolutely fabulous and located only 15 minutes away from the airport! I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the resort, eating delicious Jamaican dishes (although there were times where I would’ve preferred a little more kick and spice) and getting my fill of rum punch. The staff was always friendly and helpful… and there were always fun activities happening to keep you occupied.

The one thing that bummed me out about the resort was that the water park on the property (Sugar Mill Falls) was closed for renovation during my visit. This was understandable because it was September, which was a massive downtime: summer vacation is over, children are back in school and overall, the resort was not crowded at all which makes for the perfect time to do some improvement work.

I was told that they’re also adding on more rooms. I hope to visit again during the summer to finally experience the water park as well make new friends and enjoy the club when the resort is at peak occupancy.

Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa grounds.

Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa grounds.

 

Always something to do!

Always something to do!

 

Breakfast at the resort. Sunglasses made by yours truly!

Breakfast at the resort. Sunglasses made by yours truly!

 

Having some fun by the beach at the resort. Sheer cover-up from H&M, shorts from Charlotte Russe, kente print swimsuit by Bahari Couture

Having some fun by the beach at the resort. Sheer cover-up from H&M, shorts from Charlotte Russe, kente print swimsuit by Bahari Couture.

 

The famous Bob Marley.

The famous Bob Marley.

I booked a tour through Real Tours Jamaica in which I got to visit the Rose Hall Great House, see some of Montego Bay, visit Doctor’s Cave Beach and do some shopping. We finished off the tour with a delicious late lunch at Scotchies.

 

The Rose Hall Great House

The Rose Hall Great House

 

The view from the Rose Hall Great House Balcony. Skirt by Pauline Asmah Designs

The view from the Rose Hall Great House Balcony. Skirt by Pauline Asmah Designs

 

The clear blue, calm waters at Doctor's Cave Beach.

The clear blue, calm waters at Doctor’s Cave Beach.

 

Late lunch at Scotchies. Rice and peas, festival and of course, jerk chicken!

Late lunch at Scotchies. Rice and peas, festival and of course, jerk chicken!

The Details

Location: Montego Bay, Jamaica
Date: September 2016
Airline: JetBlue
Hotel: Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa

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1 Comment

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    She Dares
    February 6, 2018 at 11:05 am

    Oooo I want to go too!

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