Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Jamaica, Jamaica

Got an opportunity to enjoy the Ritz Carlton Rose Hall in Montego Bay Jamaica for my FABULOUS 30th BD CELEBRATION and away we went!

The thing about this resort is the people! From Elvis' 1st "My Pleasure" greeting to you at the front door to Maydene the fab concierge that rocked the front desk to Angela the "angel" in the business center who rescued our lost overnight package to Kingston this staff delivers!

The other great thing - the food! The food! Oh and the FOOD! Oh, we enjoyed some of the freshest most amazing fruit I've ever had in my life at
the Ritz Rose Hall. I ate figs (baby bananas) and guinep on my way out of the gym every day. Breakfast every morning in Horizons (thanks Laurel) was delicious. Lots of variety and there was always an authentic Jamaican dish. Lox with capers in one plate and ackee in another is as close as you can get to heaven on earth for me.

About the resort - simply beautiful! Not the most amazing beach you'll ever enjoy in life but you won't find the perfect beach in MoBay - take a day trip to Negril for the big sandy beach. This one has just enough beach and sun to enjoy and the pool is gorgeous day and night.

Now the property is about 5 yrs old and is beginning to show its age (needs a little botox here and there) but they are scheduled for a major renovation and I'm sure they'll keep everything looking fresh and lovely.

Enough about that - let's show you who helped me ring in my 30th in style & culture.

Here's our merry bunch!
My girl Jena, my BFF Jackie & our mommies.
Here's another hot pic of Jackie. Yes fellas, I am accepting applications (Sorry B).

My 1st "TripTip" -
Always look for special packages at resorts. The RC can costs hundreds a night for a basic room, we got a resort view room (and it was ocean view if you just looked to the right), a resort credit ($$$) and full buffet breakfast for two every morning for under $200 a night by just being flexible in our dates and shopping a bit. Never be intimidated by a name - most hotels want their rooms to be full and they'll be creative to get them that way. All you have to do is be diligent and take advantage.

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