A few weekends ago Geordie and I headed to Jamaica for a long weekend. We both had a four day weekend from work, so back in January I jumped on the chance for us to go on a quick trip somewhere warm together. We stayed at the Couples Tower Isle Resort in Ocho Rios, about an hour and a half away from the Montego Bay Airport. Surprisingly, I can say that the trip was actually relaxing for us. I say actually because while I like to balance fun and rest on vacation (think snorkeling and then hanging at the swim up bar with a marg) Geordie’s idea of relaxation is doing one million activities until he’s tired enough to relax.
Luckily for me, on this vacation Geordie was really tired lol. So we spent a good bit of our time lounging at the pool and on the beach drinking various fruit concoctions with rum.
Highlights of the trip:
The resort itself is really beautiful and has an old Caribbean vibe that is a nice contrast to the mega all inclusives we witnessed in the area, and in Cancun last year. Another positive was the delicious food. After being less than thrilled with the resort food in Cancun last year (besides the guacomole and ceviche which was delish) I was pleasantly surprised that the food was really good here. Even the offerings and desserts at the buffet were delicious. In fact, just thinking about all the decadent chocolate I consumed on the trip has me craving some right now.
The resort also had fresh coconuts available on the beach, which they happily put rum punch in for us.
We also went on a really fun catamaran sail around the island, and to Geordie’s delight we stopped off at a beautiful spot of crystal clear water where he was able to do about 30 inebriated back flips off the boat. I’d say this was probably the highlight of his trip
I could honestly go on and on about the resort and the trip itself, but I’ll let the pictures do the talking. If I were to have one complaint, it would be that we didn’t get to stay longer and experience all the free water sports that were included!
Fresh coconut all day long! I had them put coconut rum in there too!
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