Jamaica, a Caribbean island nation, has a lush topography of mountains, rain forests and reef-lined beaches. Many of its all-inclusive resorts are clustered in Montego Bay, with its British-colonial architecture, and Negril, known for its diving and snorkeling sites. Jamaica is famed as the birthplace of reggae music, and its capital Kingston is home to the Bob Marley Museum, dedicated to the famous singer.

We visited this beautiful island twice, the first time in September of 2010. We flew into Kingston and drove to Ochos Rios. We stayed at the RIU Ochos Rios and enjoyed swimming and snorkeling, swimming and sailing along the beautiful beaches, exploring the island and even climbed the iconic Dunns River Falls. The second time was November to December of 2020, where we celebrated our daughter Nubia’s first birthday. This time we stayed in Montego Bay at the all-inclusive Hilton Rose Hall resort & spa. We used our points to cover the entire stay for free. Having diamond status with Hilton, they also upgraded us to a 1-bedroom suite. During our stay we enjoyed the amenities of the resort, the water slides, swimming, snorkeling, and booked pool and the beach cabanas for some relaxing beach days. We also ventured off the resort and once again climbed the iconic Dunns River Falls, but this time with our 1-year-old daughter strapped to us with a chest harness. We had such an amazing time, we can’t believe it’s been a decade between trips, as so much has changed since our first visit in 2010. Though our daughter may not remember, we have some amazing pictures and videos we can show her as she gets older, these memories will last forever.

Jamaica 2010

Jamaica Gallery

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