• Carrie

Every Little Thing's Gonna Be Alright

I haven't to been a whole lot of places that I said I'd want to return to immediately.

Yet, I've been to Jamaica 4 times in less than 5 years.

I really don't know what it is about Jamaica. Maybe it's because from the moment I step off the plane, I've always felt welcome there? I'm sure people think, of course you're welcomed there, they want tourists! But I've been a tourist in a lot of places in the Caribbean and Jamaica is just different.

I feel safe taking my kids there. I feel safe being there as an adult. I feel safe on and off resorts. We've been to family resorts and adult only resorts. We've visited to Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, Negril, Runaway Bay, and Lucea.

We've snorkeled, climbed waterfalls, ziplined through the rainforest, and kayaked.

When we travel as a couple, we prefer Adult Only resorts. In Jamaica, we've stuck with Sandals Resorts for our Adult Only choice. We've celebrated two wedding anniversaries in Jamaica and Sandals has always made it very special!

Sandals has a fun tool on their website. A vacation planner that helps you narrow down which resort would be best for you based on a number of factors.

If you're in the market for a family resort, I can't say enough about Jewel Runaway Bay.

With an included water park and three kid-friendly pools, I didn't see my teenagers for a week! I felt 100% safe letting them roam the property on their own and usually they were in the company of the tween/teen camp staff.

No matter what route you go with Jamaica - kids, solo, family, couples - you can't go wrong. The people of Jamaica are so welcoming and love to make your experience in their country special! If it's your first visit, it won't be your last!


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