Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Jamaica, July 2014

One of our favorite places to visit is the Couples brand Resorts in Jamaica.  We did a split trip this year, spending 5 days at Couples Tower Isle and then a week at Couples Sans Souci.

Tower Isle has more of a South Beach/Hotel feel, whereas Sans Souci has a move spa/luxury resort environment.  Both places have excellent staff and incredible food, and it's always hard to choose between them! 

If I had to choose a favorite, it would be Sans Souci.  I find it much more peaceful and serene than Tower Isle.

This year, for the first time, we left the resort to visit Scotchies, a local eatery with great jerk chicken and sausage.  Didn't care for their pork.  It was way too dry.

Pix from this year's trip:

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Jost Van Dyke, 2013/14

Ah, back to paradise! We headed out the day after Christmas to escape the cold. The trip was uneventful, travel went smoothly and before we knew it we were in the steamy afternoon heat of St. Thomas.

Deep breath and off to dinner in Frenchtown. After a restful night at the Windward Passage, we headed out to catch a water taxi and make our way to Jost for the duration.

We met up with many friends we've met here over the years, and even made a few new ones, as usual.

 It was great to see Jay, DuWayne, Winsome, Mic and many others. Our friends Bill and Tammy (who we met in Jamaica) joined us after a few days. We had a blast showing them the island, introducing them to several of the locals we have grown to love, and enjoyed some great lifetime memories on the beach.

I always hate leaving Jost. Part of my heart is there. I hope to be back soon!