Monday the 6th we flew from Panama City to Kingston, Jamaica. We had booked accommodation and Negril and resultantly had a 5 hour transfer awaiting us. We eventually made it to our hotel, "Fun Holiday" and checked in. Awaiting us was our friend from home, Tash (who is also travelling indefinitely and you can follow at Every Day Is A Saturday) whom we hadn’t seen for over 7 months, needless to say many hugs were exchanged.
The next few days in we explored Negril, read our books and lay in the sun. We were pretty exhausted after our whirlwind San Blas trip and hence a few days recuperating was in need.
Negril in on the south western coast of Jamaica, and we stayed right on the famous 7 mile beach. The water is crystal clear, the sand is white, the jerk chicken (or curried goat for the more adventurous) is tasty and everyone you meet is either smoking or selling weed… well not everyone, but a helluva lot of people.
Our favourite day in Negril was when we headed to Rick's Cafe. Rick's Cafe is a huge (and expensive) cafe/restaurant/bar overlooking the water. The cafe is built around a large cliff jump, around 8m high. There is also a higher jump from the top of a tree overhanging the cliff but we didn't see anyone attempt it, and it cost $20 USD to give it a go.
The jump was heaps of fun and all 4 of us gave it a go.. as usual there are many people asking for a tip for this, that and the other but we really enjoyed Rick's.. even if our rum punch did cost $5US plus service and tax. We went around sunset and it was a nice place to watch the sun dip beneath the caribbean.
The beach is picturesque, and if your idea of a perfect holiday is lazing in the sun by the pool or beach whilst smoking ganja and drinking rum cocktails then this is the place for you. Not necessarily our cup of tea for more than a few days, but there is more exploring to be done!
Next stop Montego Bay to meet up another one of our friends from home - Laura - who now lives in the states. Her and her partner have spoiled us rotten and hired out a 7 bedroom house for the weekend for 9 of us to hang out and party in as a present for mine and Sean’s engagement… we should really think about getting engaged more often.
G'day I'm Bec
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