Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Girls Getaway to Jamaica - Day 3

After saying our goodbyes at Round Hill, we loaded up in our van for our road trip to Jamaica Inn. We had to make one stop at Scothie’s, which is known for its amazing Jerk Chicken (like In N Out to burgers in California). After getting beers and chicken, we were on our way. I am not sure if it was the beer, chicken or the fact that we were all confined in a car for two hours, but the crazy stories started and Marc (the only guy) wanted to jump out of the van. Welcome to a Girls Getaway, Marc!

When we arrived at Jamaica Inn, I fell in love with its signature blue color that is specially mixed for the resort. It is the perfect hue to match the ocean and gives the resort a special ambiance you feel as soon as you arrive. Jamaica Inn has won several awards as World’s Best Island Hotels ranked Jamaica Inn the # 3 Island Hotel in World in March 2011 and Travel and Leisure’s 500 World’s Best Hotels 2011 list ranked Jamaica Inn # 1 in Jamaica, # 3 in the Caribbean and # 38 in the World.

Mary Phillips, the general manager (and attitude) of Jamaica Inn, greeted us and escorted us to lunch at their exceptional open-air dining room. The food was superb, and we were all ready for a nap as Mary then led us to our rooms and villas. All of the Inn’s 47 suites overlook the beach, ocean or both, and the villas are absolutely amazing. Ariane and I shared Villa #5 with its incredible Caribbean Sea/beach view, steps to the beach, private pool, two bedrooms and baths and mini kitchen. I sat on the back porch listening to the waves and checking email. Not a bad way to work. We enjoyed cocktails and dinner with Mary on the terrace next to the band (who played The Big Bamboo) as our bamboo-loving group member got her groove back!

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