Last Friday we got back from our fabulous week long Honeymoon in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. It was a fabulous trip! And if this is the reward for stressing, and planning a wedding for 11 months, it was well worth it! If anyone is looking into a fabulous getaway, I would highly recommend Jamaica.
Chris planned and booked this trip back in January, and with everything else going on, I sorta just forgot about the honeymoon. Combine that with a last minute trip to Maryland, and this vacation was well deserved!
We arrived in Montego Bay, Sunday October 14th in the afternoon. Jamaica itself is not a very big island, only about 150 miles across and 50 miles wide. Montego Bay is on the Northwestern side, and Ocho Rios on the Northeastern side. We had a layover in Dallas, which was perfect and split up the travel times nicely. Upon boarding the flight in Dallas the flight attendant gave us US Customs Card, but they never reviewed it with us, and what needs to be filled out and what doesn't. It's been 16 years since I've flown out of the country, so I wasn't too sure what to do. So we just filled out what we knew. Upon arrival in Montego Bay we had to stop with 3 different customs people. And they weren't the nicest people. It was a little frustrating when you've been flying for a few hours and all you want to do is get to where you are going and you can't get any good help. We eventually figured it out, got our luggage and arrived at the Couples arrival check-in to get onto the next shuttle to our resort. It was so nice to have a smiling face and a welcome to Jamaica. They had a little lobby area set up for us to sit, and even Red Stripe available to drink. I'm not a beer drinker, but Chris enjoyed it. We then joined two other couples on the shuttle bus to Ocho Rios. One was a couple who has been married for 19 years, the other was a couple on their honeymoon who had gotten married the night before! It was so much fun chatting with her about her wedding and their love story...they met at the end of June via match.com! (talk about a quick courtship!)
About an hour and forty minutes later we arrived at Couples Tower Isle Resort!
|the flight into Montego Bay|
|love towels in our room|
|the view from our room|
|the front of the resort|
|walking around the resort for the first time. Notice my "Mrs. Sweat" tank top!|
From there we did some more touring and headed back to the room to unpack.
We then went to the main buffet area for dinner. To be honest, I wasn't really expecting much in regards to the food, but I was pleasantly surprised! The food options and taste definitely exceeded my expectations. Everything we had was very good.
|romantic turn down service|
Our first full day in Jamaica: Monday October 15th
|standing on the balcony|
|cruising around the nude island|
|endless beautiful blue water|
|the only one's on the boat :( and not wearing swimsuits!|
|my HH! (hot husband) (in the background is a restaurant)|
|enjoying the water!|
That night the resort had a Beach Party on the ...beach! They served some amazing food buffet style and we got to sit with and meet some different couples. They showed some amazing Jamaican dancers and a crazy flexible limbo dancer!