Life is too fast. It passes us by in a blur as we tend to obligations and schedule’s that range from hectic to full on crazy. Why would a sane person ever pile travel on top of all of this? Simple. It is transformative. Travel takes you out of your everyday throwing you into a brand new world. It pushes you to learn about yourself, the world around you, and provides the chance to bond as a family that no other experience can.
My daughters and I recently had the opportunity to take a whirlwind four day trip to the Beaches Resort in Negril Jamaica. We packed enough action into those four days to leave us breathless, sweetly satisfied and down to the core happy. There’s so much to see and do at Beaches Resort, it’s hard to know where to start! Bright and early on a blustery Thursday morning we headed to the Pearson International Airport in Toronto Ontario to meet up with fellow Travel Bloggers and Writers; destination Paradise.
Resting an hour and a half outside of Montego Bay is the beautiful Beaches Resort Negril. An award winning, 5 star family orientated hotel that the three of us were eager to explore. Our Mother-Daughter trip was underway!
This low rise resort of under 300 rooms hugs the stunning and famous white sands of Seven Mile Beach.
A few quick facts about this incredible property:
- 3 pools, 2 with swim-up bars
- 6 bars serving unlimited premium drinks
- Caribbean Inspired Red Lane® Spa
- Liquid at Beaches Nightclub
- Comprehensive Scuba program
- Pirates Island Waterpark
- Supervised kids camp for kids of all ages
- Caribbean Adventure with Sesame Street®
- XBOX® Play Lounge
- Trench Town Teens-only gameroom
- Scratch DJ Academy
- There was going to be a lot to cover on this trip! (and we hoped to find some time to do nothing at all!)
We arrived at the resort, walked through the unique open air lobby and proceeded to check in with the help of the warm and very helpful Concierge Service. The children in our group were welcomed with fruit punch and fresh baked cookies, the Adults with a cocktail of a slightly stronger variety! A sweet and very relaxing way to start to our stay.
My girls and I were ushered through lush gardens with birds singing, and past play areas to our room in the 300 block. I might have skipped a little!Room 311 was a warm, bright and very spacious room. Fantastic! The suite contained a lovely pull out couch and matching love seat, all arranged in a cozy sitting area. Although it was almost dark when we arrived, we could see this sitting area opened up to a lovely balcony overlooking the croquet field and the ocean. The room was configured perfectly for the three of us and could easily accommodate a family of up to four or five with rollaway beds.
The couch pulled into a double bed, but as an alternate sleeping arrangement, we were also given the option of two rollway beds for my girls. We graciously accepted the rollway beds, I was eager to see if a family of four or more could fit into this suite. This answer was yes! One rollaway fit easily behind the couch, the other behind the loveseat and the room still felt spacious and airy.
Each room on the property has it’s own X Box for the little one’s to enjoy (or the little one’s at heart) and games are easily borrowed from the concierge area. One of my favourite features of the room is that each has it’s own mini fridge stocked full of waters. juice, pops and beer. This little fridge is re-stocked twice daily. Love this!
The bathroom area was big enough to make the three of use feel spoiled. Double sinks with plenty of counter space for this Mama and her two tween girls to spread out and really make ourselves at home.
The powder room was separated from the double sinks, and consisted of the toilet, shower/tub and plenty of big white fluffy towels. Side note; the shampoo and conditioner provided were just short of full size, and among some of the best products I’ve ever had the pleasure of using. My tweens loved it too!
For the first time ever while staying at an all inclusive, I had more than enough closet space! Practically a walk in, the girls and I were able to hang up nine dresses and more little tops and skirts then I am comfortable to admitting to packing. We utilized the hangers, shelves and ample dresser drawers to unpack with ease. It’s the little things that can make a good vacation, a great one.
Tucked inside this closet was a perfect size electronic safe. Two small purses, cellphones, passports, jewellery and a small laptop all fit in quite nicely.
After a very quick tour of our room we changed into summer wear and made a dash for the beach. There was a party gong on and we didn’t want to miss it!!
We’d been travelling from early morning, left a place where the snow was blowing, and arrived to resort full of smiling faces, warm relaxed attitudes and tropical breezes. With every step we took closer to the beach I could see the stress of the everyday simply melting away. I could also feel the excitement building. What lay ahead for us in this beautiful, humid, star lit place? What adventures would the three of us have together. Mom and Daughters ready to explore! I never could have guessed. I believe in the power of travel, in it’s ability to teach and help us grow, and now I believe that everyone needs to venture to Beaches Resorts in Jamaica. I can’t wait to tell you all about it….
…more next week!