When the Husband mentioned Sandals Ocho Rios about 10 months ago I was absolutely thrilled. Yes! Jamaica for the honeymoon! And Sandals- all I have ever heard were good things. The wait to spend a week in paradise with my new husband felt like forever but the actual vacation went by in a flash. Mainly because we had an absolute BLAST. It’s hard not having fun with him though. He’s a pretty fun guy. Only one of the many reasons I married him. Upon arrival unfortunately we were pretty irritated. We stayed on the manor side of the resort in a villa (oh my gosh, what a tough life it is!) which is usually the nicer side with the biggest pool and many different restaurants. Unfortunately we inconveniently scheduled our Honeymoon during the reconstruction of The Manor side. All of the restaurants on our side were closed except the pizza bar. The pool however… was AWESOME. Anyway, so our butler pulls up to our villa and I am so excited, trying to ignore the fact that to the right we have a lovely inch of ocean view and to the left we have the stunning front seat view of all the construction. After the butler left to answer another call, Daniel and I sat down on the bed and looked around. I could tell he was not a happy camper. Disappointed husband upon arrival of our week vacation in Jamaica is not a good thing. He made a list of complaints before we got ready to explore the beach side of the resort. We ventured out calling our butler to shuttle us to dinner. When we got to the other side we were completely blown away. This place took my breath away. Seeing the other side that was not under construction really lifted our spirits. I am a beach babe and would be on this side of the resort everyday anyway. We really enjoyed dinner and took in all of the night activities of the resort. Yes, we joined a congo line. After dinner we made our way back to the villa to catch some z’s before our first full day of relaxation. We walked in the door of our villa and turned into the bedroom to find the bed was neatly turned down for the night, our clothes had been unpacked and hung up in the closet or folded neatly in the drawers. My shoes were organized and placed in the closet. There was welcome champagne and some rose petals on the bed. Needless to say, we were extremely excited about the rest of our stay.
From then on out our stay was top notch. We planned out our week with our butler. If we wanted to do an excursion it was all handled for us and all we had to do was show up to be whisked away where ever we chose. If we wanted dinner at 6:30 our butler would pick us up at 6:15 and escort us to dinner. If we wanted a sunset photo shoot it was scheduled and again, all we had to do was show up. If we changed our mind – no problem (literally, though).
We decided to climb Dunn’s River Falls (it had been recommended by everyone who had been to Jamaica). It was pretty cool. We hung out with dolphins, snorkeled with stingrays, held parrots, iguanas, and snakes, drank from a coconut, hung out at a swim up bar, took shots with strangers, sang karaoke with acquaintances, danced the night away, watched cool shows at the amphitheater, enjoyed 5 course meals every night, and most importantly were together every minute of it.
This is my fun Husband singing Baby Got Back and breaking it down. Gosh, I love him.
Lol Bird Man
Can we go back, now?