Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Vacation dreaming: Negril Jamaica

Back in 1999/2000 my family took a trip to Jamaica because who doesn't take a New Years vacation to a small island when the world is going to come to a stand still?

I guess my parents thought they'd rather be stuck on a beach than the frigid cold that is Minnesota.

I have no original pictures because that was before camera phones existed and all I had was a wind up camera.

Anyway, we stayed three days on the beach and the remaining three days of our trip on the cliffs. We stayed at The Rockhouse which is the most amazing hotel I've ever stayed at and is what made this my most favorite vacation ever and the place I still imagine getting married at.

My parents stayed in a studio that had outdoor showers with the most amazing smelling soap in the world. The smell always brings me back to this trip.

Every day was spent at the infinity pool drinking purple rains because I was 15 and didn't know better.

One of the really neat things about this hotel is that there are little 'pods' we'll call them with lounge chairs and ladders that go down into the water for easy access to snorkeling. My body craves water so my mom and I would spend a lot of time snorkeling off the cliffs. The water is crystal clear so it was a very cool experience.

We ate a couple meals at the hotel restaurant and I'll tell ya, it's the only time I actually enjoyed eating sea food. You know it's caught fresh but also I think just being where I was made it taste better.

Someday I'll be back and I'll stay at a villa and steal all the soap I can get my hands on. Who knows, maybe I'll even have a purple rain?

Linking up with Holly!



  1. The Rock House looks amazing!! I've never heard of it before. I'm sure it would be a beautiful place for a wedding. Thanks so much for linking up with Holly and I today.

  2. This looks incredible! Always wanted to go here. Someday! :)

  3. Can I tag along? I will carry your luggage! :)