Thursday, April 21, 2011

Our weekend at the beach

We just got back from a fabulous few days at the beach.  For Mom's last few days here, we decided to go to Negril to chill out on the beach.  We stayed at the Westender Inn, which was outside of town but was so relaxing and just plain awesome.  The service there is second to none and we highly recommend it to anyone thinking of coming to Jamaica and not wanting the cookie-cutter all-inclusive resort experience.

There is a small, rocky beach at the Westender and right beside it is this very cool sea pool.  K loved it there!

Our first night in Negril, we had supper by the sea at our hotel.  Mom and D enjoyed lobster with garlic butter - this is the place for seafood in Jamaica!   Here's our first sunset:

The next day, we went to Cosmo's, a restaurant on the 7-Mile Beach and hung out there for the day.  The turquoise water here is just absolutely stunning.  Here are D, K and A enjoying the warm water.

The next evening, we went to the Push Cart restaurant, which is right on the sea and you get the pretty sunset over the water.  Everyone was very happy with the food, especially K with her multi-coloured  pasta.  Here's D's Conch Curry:

After we watched the sun set at Push Cart, we went back to the Westender for their Sunday night bonfire, which was fantastic!  Here's a picture of the full moon:

And D got some fantastic bonfire pictures:

 K and A dancing by the bonfire:

The next day, we took a glass-bottom boat ride out to the reef.  Here are pics of the Sargeant-Major fish when K and A were feeding them some bread crumbs.  They came up to the surface in droves!

You can head over to our family blog to see a slideshow of the whole weekend.


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Shanon said...

Beautiful photos! Sounds like a busy but wonderful trip with your mom.

Jennifer DeWolfe said...

What beautiful photos Dana! Looks like you had a wonderful break! I can vouch too that Negril is a great place. In fact my family is talking about going back again in January. Not sure if hubby and I will make it (trying to save money) but if we do we'll have to meet up :)