Day 1: Up at 3:45am (kids slept in their clothes..how else?!) to take the 5:50am flight from NYC to Montego Bay, Jamaica.
We were at Half Moon Resort by 9am..on the beach by 9:45
Clue #1: Early flight is so worth it
Day 2: Settling in at Half Moon Resort. The people are warm & friendly. Our room was perfect with a view of the sea and a pool of our own. We walked to breakfast, walked to the beach & floated in a sea that was like bathwater.
Greg and I had a couples massage in a beautiful little hut right on the water. It was mesmerizing.
We strolled back through the beautiful property, freshened up, walked with the girls over to the outdoor patio at the Seagrape Terrace and ate under the twinkling white lights. While dining on fresh, locally caught fish, we listened to a steel drum band play some reggae, old & new.
Clue#2: Sun + Sand + Sea = Paradise
Day 3: Horseback riding!
We booked a family riding adventure. We each had a horse, rode to the beach and (wait for it…) we rode the horses into the crystal blue sea. Once deep enough, the horses swam & we were whisked away holding onto their tails! My horse, Skinny, was a gentleman. He actually slowed to allow me back on as I (needless to say am a novice) fell off of him when we were far out in the ocean. Shout out to Chase, who helped me and my girls feel comfortable the whole way.
Clue#3: Get out of your comfort zone. Especially in front of your kids. It bonds you & shows resilience by example.
Come back for Part II the end of this week & if you missed our highlight Half Moon, Colbie Caillat video, see it HERE.
[Disclosure: This trip was funded by ourselves. All ideas are our own & we have not been paid for such content]
I could not “find” Clue #1 if you paid me Angela–and i’m an early riser! Plus, those plane seats ar ekind of uncomfortable. 😉
I with you re. rising early, BUT one’s got to make the most of the time she/he has when unplugged 🙂
I love the part about getting out of your comfort zone; so true that it creates bonds and the best memories. We’re all about the super-early flight–the kids prefer it because it adds to the adventure to wake up before the sun to go somewhere!
Thanks Annie. Our kids seem to be on the same pg 🙂