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Travel with Me: Negril, Jamaica

It’s finally here my review of my time in Negril, Jamaica. Last month I traveled to Jamaica for a bachelorette during Memorial day weekend. This was my first bachelorette celebration but third time in Jamaica. Below you will find information on where I stayed and a few activities I did while there. Enjoy! Feel free to leave a comment below if you have any questions. Be sure to check my IG highlight for the recap of this trip.

Where I stayed

The Royalton Negril Resort & Spa is where I spent my three day weekend. Negril Jamaica, also known as the Capital of Casual, home to the world famous 7-mile white sand beach and the most breathe taken sunsets is located about a 1 hour away from the airport (now that’s depending on traffic which seems to be the norm in Jamaica).

I must say I was blown away by the resort’s aesthetics and ambiance. When we first arrived we were greeted with a cold tall glass of ‘Rum Punch”. Listen, after that two hour drive from the airport it was much needed. The resort was jammed packed with tourists who came in town for “Mocha Feast”. Mocha Fest is a bi-annual destination festival hosted in Negril, Jamaica over the Memorial Day Weekend.

Toasting to the good life!

Once we checked into the resort we were given our access key which was attached to a bracelet. I must say this was clutch and clever. It was so easy getting around and I didn’t have to worry about holding a actual card.

I stayed in the Luxury Junior Swim Out suite and it was everything. Check out their Instagram page linked here and their website for more information.

What I ate

I have traveled to Jamaica before and stayed at other resorts and I must say the Royalton Negril had the best food options and offered authentic Jamaican dishes.

If and when in Jamaica you must try ackee and salt fish, bammy, breadfruit, brown stew fish, festival, and esovitch fish.

Each morning I started it off with breakfast in main dining room. Again, there was something for everyone. Of course I gravitated towards the bottomless mimosas, omelet station, and endless cups of tea.

Aside from the eight on site restaurants located directly by the pool was a Jerk Food Truck. The jerk chicken and rice and peas were delicious. I had to behave because I wanted to look good in my bathing suits.

When in Jamaica

Staying in Negril had some perks which included traveling to two of Jamaica biggest attractions, Rick’s Cafe and Magaritaville. Rick’s cafe is actually a bar and restaurant, but most people go there for heart-throbbing cliff jumping. Before you ask, nope I did not jump this time.

Magaritaville Negril offers a full- serve restaurant and bar, beach access, live entertainment, and retail stores. We were only here for about 30 minutes before we sailed off into the Caribbean sun on our catamaran.

Helpful tips while traveling to Negril

  • Use a credit card while making internationally transactions.
  • Bring cash. The amount depends on you own comfort level.
  • Be prepared for the rain. Rain showers happen often but that doesn’t keep the sun away for too long.
  • Wear sunscreen
  • Eat local foods

What’s a bach weekend without a photoshoot!

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