I guess I don't have to say it, but Jamaica was amazeballs. I had so much fun, I almost wish that I could just pack up everything and move. I didn't want to leave everything was just too beautiful. This is going to be a photo heavy post, but I kind of want to talk about everything at once. Also, thank you for your patience. I know some of you have been following my posting via Instagram and Facebook and wanted to know where you could buy certain items, as usual, I will list and link items at the bottom of the post. Let's get into the breakdown.
Accommodations: We had a 7 room villa at the Half Moon Resort in Montego Bay. There were 10 of us in the group, so we need accommodations for all. The villa came with a chef, maid, a butler, a private pool, and 2 golf carts for us to get around the resort with. The staff was absolutely amazing. Chef Janice was killing it. She provided us with breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day. The food was amazing. She made authentic Jamaican dishes that were mouth watering. A few of the dishes were ackee and salt fish, escovitch fish, rice and peas, and the highlight was her bread pudding. Just know that we brought back the recipe for the bread pudding. Cecil, our butler, made sure we had beautiful place to eat every meal and took care of any of our needs. I was just so impressed with the staff, they really made our stay just so relaxing and carefree. The resort was right on the beach. I spent most of my time just laying out, swimming, and relaxing. The water was amazing! I definitely plan on coming back and staying at Half Moon again.
Reggae Sumfest: Annually, Jamaica has a music festival featuring mostly reggae and some American artist. The festival literally goes until 7am in the morning. Now, I have to admit I couldn't hand. LOL. I left the first night at 4am. I had done all I could do. I went Friday night and the headliners were Jason Derulo, Beenie Man, and Wiz Khalifa. I only mad it to Wiz. I missed Beenie Man, but my friends said he turned it out. Jason Derulo, in my opinion, was just a lack luster performance. He did bring out Jordan Sparks, who was good, but his performance was just blah. Someone said he had broken a rib, so I guess I'll give him that, but for me why waste an hour of my time if you don't want to perform. Let somebody else perform who actually wants to be there. My first impression of him was not good at all. After that Wiz Khalifa performed. He saved the day for me. I'm a casual Wiz listener, but he turned me into a fan. He was so passionate and energetic. I was here for his entire performance. I love to see people passionate about what they do and it totally translates on stage. He was just gave off a total rock star aura and I was here for all of it! If you plan to attend Sumfest plan to be there for 8 plus hours, have your bug spray, and your portable chair.
Margaritaville: If you want to get your club on then check out Margaritaville. The second night, I went to Margaritaville which turns into a club after hours. There was plenty of great dancing and music to enjoy. I thought the bar was going to be filled with tourists, but it was mix of tourists and local people. I wanted to check out the local dance scene, because I love the Jamaican style of dancing and it was amazing to watch. (I wish I could do half the dances they do). I stayed to about 2am and headed back to the hotel. I had an 8:30 shuttle to the airport, so you I had to take it down.
Overall, the trip exceeded my expectations. I had so much fun and the resort made my time there just so ultra relaxing. I can't wait to go back. I think when I retire, I will buy a house in Jamaica and just spend the rest of my days in paradise.
P.S. Sorry a lot of the items are sold out. I shopped my own closet for a lot of the items and some of them were old. If I know that it may be a while before I post, I generally will post the items on Facebook.
Black/White Hat - e4Hats, Yellow Dress - ASOS, Sunnies - Tom Ford, White Swimsuit - HSN, Watermelon Clutch - ChipChop (sold out), Orange/Zebra Wrap - Madison Plus, (similar), Leopard Bikini - MonifC (sold out purchased last year), Pink Lip - MakeUpForever Aqua Rouge 16, Orange Lip - Lady Danger MAC , Sheer Beach Pants - Simplybe, Black/White Swim Bottom - (sold out), (Anything else in the photos not posted is sold out)