“Welcome Home”…that’s what they said to my hubby and I as we stepped out of the taxi after arriving at “Couples Negril” in Negril, Jamaica (thank you Mom and Dad Hopaluk for entertaining our kids! Love you!). Negril boasts of 7 miles of white sandy heavenly beaches. The resort, staff, and views exceeded any expectations we had.
Several times during our vacation, I was overwhelmed by waves of happy. The sort of happy that happens when you wake up as a kid on Christmas morning. I would be sitting on my beach chair, drink in hand, soaking up the sights and sounds that is uniquely Jamaican and then I would be hit: whooooaaaa what was that? Extreme Happiness my friends. That’s extremely awesome.
What struck me most about Jamaica (besides the white sand, ocean of blue and green, flowy palm trees & the sounds of the steel drums wafting through the air) was the people of Jamaica. They are cool. For real. The are happy, chill, laid back. No problem. Ya mon! The staff at “Couples Negril” are beyond amazing. They are beautiful, personable, kind, and interesting. They smile A LOT…both when no one’s looking and when you are .
It was magical. You must go to “Couples Negril”, but just with your significant other. No going with other couples. Just the two of you. Your heart will beat to the rhythm of the steel drums, and you will most definitely catch yourself smiling when no one is looking.
Click HERE for the link to “Couples Negril” all inclusive Resort and book yourself a little trip!
In the mean time, here’s some photos to enjoy. If you can’t be there, the next best thing is to transport yourself through photography. As I was taking these pictures, my main goal was to find the best way to bring the feeling of Jamaica home to my friends and family. One Love.
One of the bartenders Carrie made the BEST Mojitos I wish I had taken a good picture of Carrie, but on the night I had many mojitos, I wasn’t so good with my camera settings and I embraced the blur.
This is Amanda. She is such a beauty and her smile lit up the room. She travels over 2 hours everyday to get to work. They are very lucky to have her working at their resort.
This is Davia. She’s a delightful woman who flips a mean Omelette.
This is Kesia. She is super friendly and is always smiling.
I don’t know these dude’s names, but they were happy to let me take their picture
This is Sheryl. She has her own special drink called the “Sheryl Special”. I can’t tell you what’s in it. I’ve been sworn to secrecy.
Don’t you just love their attitude!
Chocolate Fondue at Sunset…amazing.
This is Alecia. She has a killer smile too.
This is super happy Charles. He has a small injury from football
This is Garry. He is so uplifting and always wore a big smile no matter when we saw him.
Yes, I do realize that my goggles are on upside down. You can’t take the nerd out of this girl.
Good-bye Jamaica, we will be back for sure. Can’t wait! As I’m typing this from here in Leduc, Alberta, Canada there is a snow/wind storm outside my window and I’m peeling from my sunburn. But, NO PROBLEM!
Read more about our time at “Couples Negril” in Part Two by clicking HERE.