A follow up from my first post about our time at “Couples Negril” in beautiful Jamaica. You know when someone returns from a trip and they invite you over for a slide-show of pictures complete with stories for each one? I’ve become that girl, only I’ll use this blog so you don’t even have to pretend to be listening to me if you don’t want to… I can’t help it, I’ve spent many months in a sea of white snow so seeing colour was mighty delicious. I took so many pictures! Every where I looked there were so many interesting lines, tones, colours, and character. There was joy to my right, peace to my left, and love all around.
This group of men had so much character! They played during supper time with so much joy, and you couldn’t help but smile through every song they played.
In the morning, I would go sit on our little terrace and enjoy the yummy golden light of the morning while listening to the soft waves from the ocean. Here’s some views that were only steps from our little terrace.
This is a lime tree. The staff would come every morning to pick limes to add to the drinks.
One morning a nice grounds keeper named Aaron asked if I wanted to try some coconut milk. After nodding yes (while sporting sticky-uppy morning hair I might add) he climbed a tree and brought me a coconut. He quickly whipped out his pocket knife and expertly cut away at the coconut until there was a nice little hole to sip the milk through a straw. It was refreshing and sweet. Little tip for future visitors to the resort: if you take your coconut to the bar, they will fill it with coconut Rum…Yummmm.
On our third day there, my hubby and I booked Swedish couple’s massages. We chose to have our massages in the Tree House with views and sounds of the ocean. I’ve secretly always wanted a tree house (as kids my little sister and I spent countless hours trying to build our own…it was pathetic) so the ambiance was greatly appreciated even though I had my relaxed eyes closed for most of it!
On the first day I walked by this tree stump, it was just a tree stump. It magically grew a face by the next day.
This was another favourite view.
Mmmmmm…food. There’s a reason I returned home and wasn’t hungry for days.
Another view of the stair case I fell in love with. Love, love, love the lines.
One of the resort photographers who, if I remember correctly, told me she has been a resort photographer for over 15 years…now that’s a good gig!
Part of the all-inclusive package included at Couples Negril resort is the option to go on water excursions. We booked the glass-bottom boat tour which was really interesting.
They took us to a choral reef which you can also visit via scuba diving (next trip we will scuba for sure).
Do you see the goat in the window? A 1/2 hour later when our boat traveled by again he was still in the window.
On our last night we booked a Catamaran excursion….a.k.a the “Booze Cruise”. One rum punch will have you giggling if you can get through the initial sip. Two rum punches will have you seeing double, and the third will knock you on your tanned tush.
I asked our bartender for the trip if I could take his picture and this is what he did. Then he admired my hubby’s “Canadian” hat. My hubby gave it to him. I hope he wears it!
The boat stopped so we could swim into these caves or take a ride down the water slide on the boat. For a small fee, you could climb up and jump from the top of the caves into the crystal clear waters below. I was not so brave. See the splash to the right in the picture below? I guess someone took the plunge, but I missed it.
I had hoped to see someone getting married at the resort. As we were sitting on the wicker swing awaiting our taxi to take us to the airport to fly home, I looked down and there they were…a bride and groom just married. Love, love, love.
This was the last picture I took. The sun was setting as the airplane took off to return home. The bright sunset shone through the plane window. Ahhhhh…it was a great vacation. Have you booked your trip yet?