How To Throw A Beach Party : Beaches Resorts

I’m not exactly Martha Stewart but I do think I know how to throw together a pretty decent party.  Well, I thought I did, that is until my girls and I had the the opportunity to see how Beaches Negril Resort pulls together their  Beach Party.  Set right beside the ocean each and every week, this resort brings the “Wow” factor and throws a shindig that even Martha herself would be impressed with.

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As my girls and I left our suite we paused for a moment to take in a deep breath of the sweetly scented and humid air of Jamaica.  It was time to make our way to the first official event of our #BeachesMoms trip; The Beach Party.  Not exactly sure which way to go, we simply followed the sounds of the music wafting through the air, listening for the familiar sounds of the ocean as we went.  We traced out way along the shoreline until we came across the kind of party you only ever see in the movies.  Large round tables decked out in white table cloths, square tables off to the side, tiki torches and long banquet tables laden down with food!  All of this set up on the softest white sand.  Then there was table after table of food all spread out for the guests to sample and enjoy.

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Instead of grabbing my camera to capture the scene like I should have, I snapped just a couple of shots on my iPhone, then grabbed a table with friends and a great big plate.  It had been a long day of travel, we were hungry and it was time for the culinary adventure to begin!

We dove in; jerk chicken, an entire table dedicated to salads, spaghetti, fish, rice and peas, potato wedges, hot dogs, corn, far too many foods to list!  Simply put there was something for everyone, even the pickiest of eaters.  I loved the fact that although not every item was hot, the self serve style was quick, plentiful,  and you never felt crowded while browsing the mind boggling number of choices.

We sat, ate, chatted and relaxed right there beside the ocean.  Servers coming by often to see if we needed anything at all.  I had a “someone needs to pinch me moment” as the little people danced to the steel drum music and mix of popular tunes,  and I marvelled that a mere six hours before I had been scraping snow off my windshield!  IMG_1014

Following a trip to the dessert buffet the entertainment started.  “JAMROCK”  began with a bang as Leroy walked on a bed of nails and wowed the crowd with his fire eating performance.  Do not try this at home!

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He was followed up by a Limbo Dancer and some very brave volunteers eager to take the stage and learn some Limbo skills of their own.  (Don’t worry, I can guarantee there is not a single picture of me doing the Limbo,  Well, at least not from this trip!)  There was still time for a quick Reggae lesson for all, and perhaps one last trip to the dessert buffet before calling it a night.  We were full, smiling and very tired. Our first evening was drawing to a close and my girls had already decided,  Beaches Resort Negril Resort and Spa was awesome.  I couldn’t wait to  see what adventures awaited us the next day!

For more information on Beaches Resorts, visit their website at www.beaches.com

*Disclosure: Thanks to Beaches Resorts for paying for my travel expenses to accommodate this review.  As always, all thoughts, statements and opinions are my own.



Comments

  1. Party on the beach? Sold immediately 🙂 I can see this being a location you and the fam would return to again – what an experience! 🙂

    • You are exactly right!! I really can see our family going to this location again and again! So much beauty all in one spot and the people….well they were just so welcoming. I hope we get to go back soon and hope everyone has the chance to experience a Party on a beach like that. Memories were made 🙂

  2. What I wouldn’t do to escape this cold and be at a beach party tonight! This looks incredible!

    • It was kind of a surreal experience. From the room to the beach party to all the restaurants, pools and activities ….oh wait, that’s in the next post! Needless to say I agree, an escape from the cold to Beaches Negril is a great idea 🙂

  3. Oh my god – I would give a kidney to be at a beach party like that right now.

    • LOL No Kidney required, but I do know that feeling! It was a fabulous beach party and great getaway for our family. I highly recommend Beaches Resorts!

  4. Fantastic experience for all of you. Makes me want to make reservations right away and get out of all of this cold, cold snow!!

    • The snow was falling here again in our neck of the woods today! We are already planning our next escape to the sunshine 🙂
      Please let me know if I can answer any questions for you Lynn!

  5. I do LOVE the idea of someone else taking control of the party planning and being the one who just gets to sit back and enjoy. I didn’t realize All Inclusives held special events like this, looks like so much fun!

    • Exactly!! ..and did I mention no reservations are required for this event! You simply had to show up and get into the spirit. It was so much fun! I highly recommend Beaches Resort Negril and can’t wait to tell you about the rest of our adventures there 🙂

  6. Crystal Englot says:

    WOW this would be fabulous, one day I will be able to spend some great time with my husband on a beach. I was supposed to be going to Cancun on January 5th, but my father in law has been scheduled to go in for a lung biopsy on that same day, so beach plans are on hold till next year.

    • Stephanie says:

      Sending positive thoughts and prayers for your Father In Law. I hope when everything is once again settled you get your beach vacation…

  7. Melinda L. says:

    Looks like such fun beach party.

    • Stephanie says:

      It was the most perfect way to spend the evening! Just when I thought I couldn’t love the beach anymore Beaches Resorts finds a way to make that happen 🙂

      • Melinda L. says:

        I agree. They totally know how to make you fall in love with the beach more than you ever thought possible. 🙂

        • Stephanie says:

          It’s only been a month and I’m ready to go back!! The beach sounds so much better then the cold right now , don’t you think? 🙂

          • Melinda L. says:

            I agree with you 100%! I bet a lot of people would love to trade in the cold for the beach. It’s been an unusually cold winter so far. Keep warm!

  8. I want to have a beach wedding I think it would be so much fun having the reception on the beach 🙂

    • Stephanie says:

      Such a lovely idea! My sister was married on a beach and it is one I know all of her guests will never forget! There is just something about the beauty of the beach.

  9. How fun for you and your girls. Jamaica is one of the islands I’ve not visited….yet!

    • Stephanie says:

      The people of Jamaica were warm and welcoming, the weather was perfect, and the resort was exactly what we needed! Lots to two with two tween/teen girls! I loved it! Hoping to go back with the entire family one day.

  10. Victoria Ess says:

    That looks like so much fun! I would love to experience this!

  11. Looks so fun!

  12. Brilliant memories in this lovely post. Hope we meet again someday!

  13. Stephanie says:

    Thank you Sarah! It already seems like a distant dream! The beach party was our first event as a BeachesMom and a great way to kick things off! Hope our paths cross again soon 🙂

  14. If you had to ask me about my idea of paradise, I think a buffet on the beach would top the list. Thank you so much for sharing – Beaches definitely knows how to throw a party! Can’t wait to read more about he Negril resort!

  15. What a great party! Too bad I’m 2000 miles away from a beach.

  16. Darlene Schuller says:

    I know I’m ready for a sunny, sandy getaway!

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