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.