Jamaica

Runaway Bay, Jamaica

For my 50th my wife Michele treated my to a weeks holiday all-inclusive at the Grand Bahia Principe, Runaway Bay, Jamaica.

http://www.bahia-principe.com/en/hotels/runaway/resort-jamaica/

We travelled with our friends David & Beverley and met up with my cousin Julie who flew direct to Jamaica from Chicago.

Our holiday started off in the Executive Lounge at Manchester Airport thanks to David & Beverley who treated us for my 50th. If you ever get the option to start your travels from here I would recommend it.

We left a wet & grey Manchester in search of a relaxing time – children no where to be seen.

We flew Premium class which gave us some excellent additions to the flight, extra leg room, a few more drinks – just a couple 😉 & better food.

When we arrived in Jamaica the view of the ocean as we flew in was fantastic.

I can honestly say I’ve never seen the ocean looking so blue.

The drive to the hotel was a cheerful 1 hour mini bus trip along the coast.

We arrived at the hotel mid afternoon to a well laid out & spacious lobby area. 1st job was to check-in & drop the bags off before a quick explore around.

Over the next couple of days we spent the mornings on the beach & the afternoons by the pool. The food was plentiful & the alcohol tasty.

Here is a photo of the view over the pool area towards the hotel from our room.

My cousin flew in from Chicago on the day of my birthday. That night we’d booked in to the Tappanyaki restaurant for our evening meal with the showcase chef. Not quite as good as the one in Manchester but non the less entertaining.

Here’s another fantastic photo this time it’s one of the beach, if you look very closely you’ll just catch a glimpse of Mrs C.

We took a trip to Dunns River Falls which was a great day out, started off with a catamaran followed by a session of snorkelling. We then docked & readied ourselves for the climb up the falls. We were guided on a treacherous walk up the falls by our guide. what great fun the falls were http://www.dunnsriverfallsja.com/ following the climb it was back on the catamaran for another cruise across the sea.

The week was over before we knew it but we had a blast with our friends & look forward to coming back one day.

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