206 Photos - Jul 28, 2013
Photo: This was our third trip to Couples Negril. We go every year in early March.Photo: Besides the beauty, food, and wonderful people of Jamaica, this pool is a big draw!Photo: The swim-up bar in the early morning light.Photo: We usually sit on the other side of the pool but found ourselves seeking chairs wherever we could. It was a busy week at the resort and there were some serious early risers who would grab chairs. Slightly irritating but not a dealbreaker.Photo: Playing with my new fisheye lens for my iPhone.Photo: There is a hot tub at either end of the pool.Photo: The swim-up bar from the land side.Photo: Beautiful and relaxing, isn't it?Photo: I found those cushions to be a great place to chill and look out at the ocean.Photo: Photo: Photo: Our favorite spot by the pool.Photo: The Mr. relaxing in the morning with his book.Photo: A mini photo series of places I sat. Notice the not so tan feet.Photo: Photo: Photo: Super tan!Photo: Photo: Photo: Selfie.Photo: I cannot rave enough about the Blue Lizard sunscreen. It smells a little funny but it does a great job in that serious sunshine in Jamaica. We tanned nicely but no sunburn at all!Photo: My beloved sparkly sequin and striped beach bag for the trip. I brought several but be sure to bring at least one.Photo: I have a blog called Juniper Disco (juniperdisco.com.) This shot was for that. LOVE it!Photo: Our new friends on day one, if you can believe it! Looks like we've been friends forever, doesn't?
Left to right: Randy, Katrina, Cory, Tara, Dave, Ros, me, and Kevin.Photo: Some of us like to play sports.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Palm tress for days. Sigh!Photo: There's beach volleyball, too, every day for those of you so inclined.Photo: I saw a hummingbird here one day. It was so quick I couldn't get my camera ready in time!Photo: The towel situation was greatly improved this year. We could get more than one and switch out as often as we pleased. So wonderful!Photo: Obsessed with this shell-accented outdoor shower by the beach.Photo: Photo: Photo: Look how beautiful the water is even when the sky is grey.Photo: More fisheye lens fun.Photo: Photo: Photo: Really. That water!Photo: Photo: A view of the game room.Photo: We have stayed in Building 2 twice now and love it! During our first visit we got an Ocean View rom but have gone with the Garden View since then. It's quiet and shady on that side and you can see a lot of birds.Photo: Photo: Photo: Another round of fisheye photos ... the open air lobby (pool is to my back.)Photo: The gorgeous tile and fun chairs down the hallway towards the photo shop.Photo: The Casava Terrace bar, the heart of everything around dinnertime.Photo: Cassava TerracePhoto: A few shots of the spa. We got peppermint sea wraps this time (both of us!) I added some reflexology to mine which was divine.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: The dive pool.Photo: Photo: Photo: The hidden, secret hot tub on the garden side of the resort.Photo: The treehouse.Photo: Photo: Photo: A Jamaican woodpecker came to visit several mornings.Photo: A few of the shells I found on the beach.Photo: Love this little crooked palm tree.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: The white birds are everywhere. I was totally stalking them. I have a million photos but I'll spare you and only share a couple.Photo: How cute is he?Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: The food is amazing here. My favorite meal of the day was breakfast, which we ate overlooking the beach. So much fresh fruit and fresh juices!Photo: Photo: Photo: Seriously, this is good eating!Photo: Photo: Photo: Saltfish and ackee, a Jamaican traditional meal. I had some with breakfast and it was pretty good!Photo: Muesli. In a coconut shell.Photo: Fried snapper. Delicious!Photo: Jerk chicken. A MUST!Photo: Photo: Cocobread. Another must!Photo: So I discovered breadfruit on this trip. If you like starchy or doughy things, you'll love it!Photo: And the desserts are ridiculous! So impressive.Photo: Photo: They spare no effort on the details.Photo: Photo: Photo: Grilled lobster. Lobster night is on Fridays! All the restaurants have lobster and this night we ate at Heliconia.Photo: Otaheite, the fancy restaurant, is definitely worth it. Make a reservation as soon as you get there. And, men, you cannot wear shorts. You will be turned away! I saw it happen.Photo: At Oteheite.Photo: The fancy lamp there.Photo: The view from our outdoor table at Heliconia. It was also movie night. You can see the screen in the corner.Photo: Photo: Definitely participate in the Jamaican food activity in the afternoon. We were able to try all the local fruits and learn more about them.Photo: Also watch the ice sculpture demonstration. Amazing!Photo: And do not miss the Beach Party! The buffet is amazing and it gives you a chance to meet some new people in a relaxed way. Lots of fun entertainment, too.Photo: The sky is something else, isn't it?Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: There is a champagne sunset toast one of the nights and it seemed a lot of people did not know about it. Make sure you don't miss it!Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: The Silver Birds are my favorite! They played three times while we were there (11 day stay.)Photo: So fun!Photo: Photo: Be sure to take the sunset bar trip to Pushcart on the cliffside of Negril. It's free and organized by the resort.Photo: Photo: Rockhouse is just next door. They used to take us there for the sunset trip.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Jerk chicken skewers are delicious!Photo: So is the jerk sausage.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: ALSO! Make sure you take a walk down the beach to the Office of Nature (the second Office of Nature, not the first one you see!). The grilled lobster is fantastic! And fresh.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Our new group of friends took the walk down the beach with us.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: On my birthday, we did this! The One Love Bus Bar tour of Negril. SUCH a blast!Photo: First stop: Sunset After DarkPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: My favorite photo of all time ever!Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Mi YardPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: The Mr. rode shotgun! I had second seat shotgun.Photo: On the RocksPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: No Limit BarPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: A parrot in the back yard of No Limit.Photo: Ackee, also in the backyard of No Limit.Photo: Photo: Photo: Xtabi, which I loved!Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Make sure you go down the stairs to the caves. It is amazing!!Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Sir D's Lookout Sunset (just past Rick's.)Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: One last stop at Bella DonnaPhoto: Photo: With amazing pizza!Photo: My travel shoes .. time to go home.Photo: And the traditional morning tropical drinks at Margaritaville in the airport.Photo: And a jamaican pizza. 

If you want to see more photos of Couples Negril form our last 2 trips, you can see the albums in the photo section of Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/115009339405144275255/photos