The Jamaica Chronicles: A Weekend in Negril Part 1.

A few days after my arrival in Jamaica, I went on a weekend girls trip with family to Negril.

We left from the parish of Saint Elizabeth and drove to Negril which is located in the parish of Westmoreland.

The drive was about 2 hours long in total, including a few stops made along the way.

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Our cottage while staying at the Xye Resort.

The cottage was cute and cozy.

When we first arrived, we checked in and picked our room.  I then took some time to familiarize myself with the resort. I could hear the sound of waves and realized that the beach was just beyond the distance, right past the bar and dining area.

After settling into our rooms,  we changed into our swimsuits and headed to the beach. It was no more than a minute walk from our cottage.  The water was so clear and beautiful. I was surprised at how calm and quiet the beach was. It all seemed so surreal. All you could hear were the sounds of the waves splashing and birds chirping. I had to pinch myself to make sure that I wasn’t dreaming.

There were only about a handful of people spread out around the area. I could tell that everyone on the beach was there to relax and have a chill time.

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I spent a good hour just relaxing on the sand and watching the waves clash on the white sand. You can watch a snippet of that here.

 

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I got my fill of the sights and decided it was time to kick off my slippers and dip in.

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The water was warm and welcoming.

I  decided to live in the moment and enjoy this experience to the fullest so I left my phone with my belongings. I have no way of knowing how many hours I actually spent in the water but I did start to prune, so I’d say awhile lol.

I had just finished sharing my dreams of one day riding a horse around the beach when I spotted a horse in the distance. I couldn’t believe it.

I got to ride a horse. His name was Chocolate

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Chocolate walks in the distance.

After our beach festivities, we headed out into the town for a drive. We stopped at a shopping plaza and walked around.

While there, we stumbled upon a gift shop which had some unique items.

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I didn’t have any intention of buying souvenirs but still ended up leaving with about a dozen items. They had a sale on magnets that I couldn’t resist and it was in USD (United States Dollar). Most of the other items in the gift shop were priced in JMD (Jamaican dollar), but they also accepted USD if you didn’t have any.

While out on the town, we began to feel hungry and decided to find something to eat.

We had our dinner at Sweet Spice. I had heard good things about this restaurant prior to going there.

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I ordered the Curried Goat dinner.

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The food did not at all disappoint. It was fresh and super tasty.

After finishing our meal, we headed back to the resort and called it a night.

Stay tuned for part 2! 🙂

 

 

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