We flew to Jamaica on one of these new planes below with Thomson holidays. A long 10 hours but well worth the journey. As we stepped off the plane the heat hit us.
Sadly there was a bit of a tropical rainstorm outside, but we weren't gong to let that bother us. we went for dinner and had an early night praying the sunshine would come out for us in the morning. Everyone said it would!
The next day did bring sunshine all morning. Mum and I had an early breakfast and headed out to make the most of it because we did think it might rain again in the afternoon which was when we booked ourselves a spa treatment for.
I had my first jerk chicken from the beach barbecue. It was really good.
And that evening we went to the bar and chatted to some friends we'd made. Had an early night so we could be ready for our trip the next morning. The reggae Bob Marley tour.
The next morning was sunshiny for a while. We boarded the coach and Alex our guide started the trip off by telling us some brilliant stories about the local area. It was really him that made the whole trip as good as it was, from stories about Rastafari to tales about The Pirates of the Caribbean, he held my attention as we wound up the hills through towns and villages to get to Bob Marley's birth place.
You start off at the bar which has a balcony with this view.
We moved onto lunch after this, and I think munchies were kicking in. We were taken to Christopher Columbus Park, which our tour guide Alex told us locals would never go to. Sadly, the food was crap and I can see why they wouldn't. But what a silly thing to do! Take us all somewhere with horrible food! On the bright side it had gorgeous views and good live music.
We said goodbye to our Pirate of the Caribbean friend and headed back to the hotel for a shower and dinner. It was a really fun day!