Hey there ‘TravelLeeders!’ I’m starting today’s post off by sharing a fun fact about myself. I grew up at Doctors Cave Beach— and no I don’t mean that figuratively. My home was located right across the street from what is arguably one of the top rated beaches in the entire Caribbean. Though I’ve since moved, I still remember just how amazing it was to fall asleep hearing the sounds of the waves crashing on the shoreline. Not to mention the countless times my dad would walk my sister and I across the street to Doctors Cave Beach after school! [BTW, mom did not approve]
When you live somewhere all your life, occasionally you take its surroundings for granted. Jamaica has been my home from birth and it’s the only place I’ve ever lived. Growing up my family did a yearly, summer road trip around the island to help open my eyes to Jamaica’s culture, food, people and beauty. Because that’s what really makes Jamaica the slice of paradise that it is. A country rich in culture, surrounded by waters so blue it’s hard to believe it’s real, where everyone is treated with true island hospitality and a place you can listen to music that reminds you ‘every little thing is gonna be alright.’
From an early age I quickly realized that Jamaica was a vacation destination for just about everyone. For the ‘easy come, easy go’ bag packers seeking adventure to the luxury seeking elites who come looking for Jamaica beach rentals just to relax on the white sand beaches. Unfortunately somewhere along the line (my late teenage years) the urge to see Jamaica faded away and soon after the family road trips got lesser and lesser. Instead I shyed away from the well known spots because they were just too ‘touristy’ (as they say).
Now here I am, in my mid-20’s and I’m ready to explore my little island once more. I may have lived in Jamaica all my life, but there are still so many places I have yet to discover. I still have my favorite spots which I visit quite often but I’m ready to travel off the beaten path once more and I plan to share it all with you ♥
Call me biased but I believe the absolute best place to take a vacation is JAMAICA! [for starters we have beach weather all year round’]
2017 is literally just around the corner! Before you know it, both Christmas and New Year will be over and it’s back to reality for the most of us. So why not opt for a little retreat? Whether you make your reservations right now or book something to look forward to down the line, there really is no better way to start the new year.
One of my biggest goals for 2017 is to travel more and I plan to start right here in my backyard. I hope to share everything from my favorite beaches and waterfalls to a little spot where you can eat the best, fresh lobster on the island. Because here in Jamaica, luxury can come in the form of a private cottage overlooking a lagoon, eating jerk chicken, exploring the markets or laying in a hammock under a palm tree. So whether you’re looking for Jamaica beach rentals, an urban oasis, an opulent villa or an under-the-radar hideaway, I plan on sharing with you the perfect spots right here in Jamaica to de-stress, relax in style, daydream, explore and have some fun. So stay tuned.
If you’re a fellow ‘yardie’ please do share some of your favourite spots in Jamaica in the comment section below. Hopefully I’ll make it there next year! Talk Soon. Nuff Love, Natasha ♥
Welcome to Jamaica…
An island smaller than most major cities but full of life and excitement!