Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Jamaican Vacation!

Just a quick recap of our trip to Jamaica. If you haven't been, I highly recommend it and if you go stay in Negril on the cliffs. For hotel recommendations, I love Tensing Pen, obviously as it's where I got married at, but also Rockhouse and Catcha Falling Star are all nearby and great resorts too.  The cliffs are a pretty amazing place, it's like no other tropical destination - check out my wedding pics for a good example of the cliffs! We stayed a bit more inland near the beach this time (the cliffs = no beach but amazing views and sunsets) and we enjoyed it but I would rather return to the cliffs next time.  I went a totally different route and booked us a private villa at Moondance Villas that included our own personal butler, bartender and chef!  We were in the Lilac Mist villa and we really enjoyed it.  It was so awesome to have all of our meals served in our own little dining area and each morning we'd tell our chef whatever we wanted to eat that day and then they'd serve it to us whenever we wanted.  I felt so spoiled! (if you are thinking about booking it, we did opt for the All Inclusive package which was well worth it.  No buffets, all freshly prepared meals here!)
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  • Top photo: Our private dining area in the back
  • Bottom photo: The bedroom, they made the bed differently every day! And no, you don't really need to use the mosquito nets since there is AC in the villa.  More for decor I guess.  Off of this was a huge bathroom and then there was a living room/dining room space on the other side of the villa.
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  • Some of the suits that I brought on the trip (from L-R: polka dot bikini gifted from KanDi Swim, Reef bikini gifted from Swimspot.com and bandeau bikini from Victoria's Secret)
  • Close up of the Juicy sandals I wore in yesterday's lookbook
  • Posing before lunch
  • They left these flowers around our villa every day and I got a shot of them together before they spread them out.
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Not the cutest outfit but whateves, I was laying by the beach the whole day! :) Top by Marc by Marc Jacobs, shorts by J Crew, sandals by Tory Burch
 
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A little self timer action

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Ah, the beach...  I wouldn't mind being back there right now!
 

24 comments:

  1. OMG perfect Vacation. I wanna go somewhere like that too ...
    http://urbanprettygirl.blogspot.com/

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  2. Your vacation sounds perfect! I have never been to Jamaica but I'd love to visit one day :)

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  3. It looks so beautiful! We had private villas in the resorts we stayed at in Saint Lucia and loved it! Having our own private pool and grounds with views of the mountains, beach and ocean all together was incredible! After reading your post, I'm dying to book another tropical getaway!

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  4. You still look great Tiffany and how awesome are your last two pictures?

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  5. omigoodness what a gorgeous vacation! i love the clear blue water!

    cute swimsuits and love the photography! =)

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  6. What a gorgeous place !! Sounds like such an amazing time and I love all your cute swimsuits !! I am definitely going to go look at the resort :)

    xxLily
    goldandgray.com

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  7. Private chef, butler, and bartender! THAT'S the way to travel! Looks like you had an incredible and relaxing time Tiff! LOVE the last two photos - the self-timer one came out great and how cool to split that last one! Oh and I love that KanDi ruffle bikini!

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

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  8. Beautiful and sooooo nice to see you guys had a wonderful time. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. oh my! i need to save up my $$$ and get out there ASAP!

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  10. Wow! What part of Jamaica is this - Negril? We stayed in Ocho but I think I want to go where you guys went!

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  11. Sigh. I love the beach. Haven't had a beach vacation in forever!

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  12. glad you two got a relaxing weekend away! looks beautiful.. must visit the cliffs sometime!

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  13. AMAZING! How can you ever go back to real life after such a pampered vacation like that?! ;D

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  14. i swear u know more about my country than me!

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  15. Wow, lovely photos!!! I love how they made your bed different everyday and left those lovely flowers around everyday! and own butler, bartender and chef? i wonder how that feels like!?:) I guess you get what you pay for right? lol

    I love your cute bikinis!!! and those Tory Burch sandels are super pretty, great casual chic look:)

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  16. It sounds and looks like you had a great Jamaican vacay! I like the pic of you and your hubby. So sweet.

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  17. hi

    can you help me with the sizing of the j crew shorts as i do not have a jcrew store anywhere near me. are you a size 0? for uniqlo, what size do you wear?

    thanks!

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  18. @Anonymous I'm a 0 in J Crew which runs pretty true to size. I don't have any uniqlo shorts but for their jeans I'm a size 25. hope that helps!

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  19. your trip looks so gorgeous...i bet it was more amazing in person. thanks for sharing!! =)

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  20. Beautiful pictures! Love the flip flops. So wish I was there.

    x
    http://artfashiontwentysomething.blogspot.com

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  21. As always, love the pics Tiff. Wish I was on tropical vacation soon.

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  22. Hello Tiffany! My husband and I will be visiting Jamaica in May for a destination wedding in Montego Bay. We are going to spend a few days before the wedding in Negril and I remembered seeing your beautiful pics of your trips there. Tensing is completely booked during the time of our visit and we are now torn between Rockhouse and Catcha Falling Star. If you had to choose one, which would you recommend?
    Thanks for your help,
    Melissa

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    1. Hi Melissa!

      Tough call, both are fab. Rockhouse is probably a bit more "fancy" if you can get one of their nice cliffside huts and the food at their restaurant is fab so I'd probably pick there. But Catcha is still a great place to stay at and it's a bit smaller (I think or that's the vibe I got when we stayed there) so we had more privacy laying out and being in the pool. Either way I think you'll be happy! :)

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