Saturday, April 16, 2011

Jamaica, Mon!

The view from our balcony.
Four and a half glorious days in tropical beautiful Jamaica with my dear friend Bonnie at an exquisite all-inclusive resort, all the lobster you can eat, and a butler at our beck and call.  The skies were blue and clear, a soft breeze and warm sunshine. Tropical flowers bloomed in abundance and the foliage was lush and green.  There were plenty of cushioned lounge chairs and sun beds to relax on. The hotel staff was incredible and there was always someone asking if they can get a us cold bottle of water or a colorful frozen foo foo drink.  You could even swim up to a bar in the pool, sit on underwater cement bar stools and get a mixed drink.  I'm not much of a drinker, but the resort served an impressive array of top shelf liquor. We ate spicy jerk chicken cooked on an outdoor grill, freshly cut fruit, and sushi.  The pool water and ocean water were clear and cool, not warm, not cold, just right!  There was an indoor spa to enjoy  hot tubs in a variety of temperatures, wet and dry saunas, a thalassotherapy pool, Swedish showers, and a gym to exercise away the pounds we were trying to not gain (and we didn't).  There were massage tables both inside and outside for those willing to pay (we didn't).  We danced together in the night club to reggae and Lady GaGa, and all sorts of pounding music.  Our suite was beautiful with two queen beds, a living room/office area, an amazing balcony with a swinging nap chair and a soft outdoor sofa, a stocked fridge, Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee, you name it.  If that wasn't enough, we could call for room service whenever we got the notion.  If I was with my husband, I would have asked the butler to draw a bath, complete with bubbles, floating flowers and a cold bottle of champagne.  The bathtub was amazing - big enough for giants, complete with jacuzzi jets.  
What more could a person want?
Bonnie and I have been friends since we were in 10th grade, almost 40 years.  She owns the travel agency and I work for/with her and we went to Jamaica to make sure a large incentive group was well taken care of, so it was a working/fun trip.  Leaving paradise was difficult and we wished for just one more day.  Spending time with Bonnie was very enjoyable and relaxing.  Although I would have loved having my husband with me, I highly recommend going with a good friend to this resort!  

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