Avocado Giveaway Winner & The Jamaica Inn

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Hi guys! First of all, I’m finally announcing the winner of the avocado giveaway! Then, I’m talking about the Jamaica Inn. Wee!  Secondly, Happy Skinny Bitch Tuesday! Sadly, due to my INSANE schedule, I wasn’t able to partake, but please check out Stephanie, Jennifer, Michelle and Kelly’s versions of this week’s recipe, dill and chive biscuits!

Okay, so the winner! Of all the things! Well, not all the things, all the delicious avocado things. DRUM ROLL PLEASE!

Aka, LAURA! Congrats love!

Now, as promised, a few more Jamaica photos and some snippets from my trip. Guys, I’m sorry I keep talking about it, sharing photos and the like, but it was honestly one of the best trips of my life. I learned so much about the culture and myself. So, I’m going to begin by telling you a bit about the first amazing hotel we stayed in Ocho Rios, the Jamaica Inn.

Guys, I can’t say this enough, this was the most incredible hotel I’ve ever stayed in. Not only are the views breath-taking (above is the view from the lobby!), the hotel rooms are top-notch, the food amazing and the staff is absolutely, hands down incredible. We had so much fun with all of them! In fact, one of the staff members had been there for 54 years! They all treat you like a family and you start to feel like you are family to them.

We when we first arrived, we were greeted with some Jamaican cocktails. 99% rum and a splash of juice.

As we sipped our cocktails, we got a tour of the incredibly beautiful property. Ocean and mountain views everywhere you looked, it was like a postcard or a movie.

Then, we got to our rooms. I, of course, forgot to take pictures of the inside, but it was a standard room with a big bed and bathroom! The real selling point for it was the view. As soon as you step out, you are on a huge veranda that is, literally, a step from the beach. Like, you jump over the railing and are on the beach. Absolutely incredible.

Right? That was my view from the porch.

In addition to beach front rooms, they have private cottages WITH their own infinity pools. Like, really. Although they are on the steeper end of the price spectrum (like over 1,000 dollars a night) they are completely worth it. Plus, you get your own little private stairs into the ocean. It’s perfect for a honeymoon or when you want complete and utter privacy and tranquility.

One of my favorite moments from our stay there was the room service. They deliver the breakfast, lunch or dinner to the table on your porch so you can eat, feel the ocean breeze and hear the waves. I ordered eggs Benedict and coffee Friday morning and it was pure perfection.

The dinners were just as incredible, I just didn’t get any photos since it was too dark. But, awesome food. The last day we were there we also got spa treatments! I got reflexology, which is where they rub the pressure points in your feet? I dunno. It was awesome, relaxing and was in a tree-house overlooking the water. I mean, can you beat that?

Seriously y’all, I can’t recommend this place enough. The deluxe veranda room (where I stayed) is about $500 a night during high season (Dec – April) and $300 during low season (April – December). But guys, you saw those views, right? SO worth every penny and more. You won’t want to leave the Jamaica Inn, I promise.

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  1. Posted by Clare on
    Tuesday, June 26th, 2012
    I love Jamaica so so much. When we went for our honeymoon we said we probably wouldn't come back for a while since there are many places on our "must see" list, but this makes me want to plan a trip back ASAP. The Jamaican people are so nice! You know the saying - once you go, you know. 
  2. Posted by Jessica Trimble on
    Tuesday, June 26th, 2012
    O.M.G. Seriously gorgeous photos!! Can I go now??
    • Posted by claire on
      Wednesday, June 27th, 2012
      AWWW. Thanks love!
  3. Posted by amy donovan on
    Tuesday, June 26th, 2012
    isn't jamaica the best? i've been to jamaica a bunch of times, including Ocho Rios, + have loved it every time. I need to take my husband there - he still hasn't been + I know he'd love it!
    • Posted by claire on
      Wednesday, June 27th, 2012
      Like, the best ever. I want to move back into a cozy cottage!
  4. Posted by April Johnson on
    Tuesday, June 26th, 2012
    your trip looks wonderful, absolutely gorgeous! I am so jealous right now :)
    • Posted by claire on
      Wednesday, June 27th, 2012
      Aww, thanks April!
  5. Posted by kjpugs on
    Tuesday, June 26th, 2012
    Congrats to the winner! And I love your pictures of Jamaica. They are so beautiful and well done. It makes me want to hitch a plane there.... or just swim. Honestly, I need a vacay!
    • Posted by claire on
      Wednesday, June 27th, 2012
      Yes, you really do :) It's perfect.
  6. Posted by Katie Lambert on
    Tuesday, June 26th, 2012
    your trip looks divine!!! I need to put a vacation to Jamaica on my bucket list! 
    • Posted by claire on
      Wednesday, June 27th, 2012
      Yes, you REALLY do!
  7. Posted by Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. on
    Tuesday, June 26th, 2012
    I loved all your pictures! What a beautiful trip!
    • Posted by claire on
      Wednesday, June 27th, 2012
      Thanks Steph!
  8. Posted by Kathryn on
    Wednesday, June 27th, 2012
    I so agree with you about Jamaica Inn.  I've been there a couple of times (I can even see "my" room in one of your pictures. I definitely need to go back soon...
    • Posted by claire on
      Wednesday, June 27th, 2012
      Oh really??!! Omg!! Which room? It's the most amazing hotel!
      • Posted by Kathryn on
        Wednesday, June 27th, 2012
        It's the third one along on the top floor of the main building where the corner sticks out! Isn't it just the most relaxing place ever? I dream about having a rum punch on the beach every morning when I'm stuck in the office!