Samuel whitaker

English Literature & Film Studies Graduate – Food- Coffee – Film

Jamaica

Screen Shot 2017-09-01 at 12.13.34.pngFebruary 2011, the year of the Royal Wedding between Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William. Myself and the rest of the Whitaker clan headed out to Jamaica to celebrate/attend a royal wedding of our own between my brother Tom and his lovely wife, Becky.

Stepping off the Thompson plane into the 30°C Negril heat I just knew this was gonna be a tropical holiday like no other. Staying at the Riu resort meant that we were conveniently located on Jamaica’s west coast in Negril. Stunning views of the sea, relaxing beachfront walks and shallow clear seas meant that we were able to immerse ourselves into all this little piece of paradise had to offer, without straying to far away from the resort.

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You can’t visit Negril and not head to the world famous Ricks Cafe for a memorable day trip! This quirky bar on the West end coast of Negril, was a dazzling peek at the Jamaican lifestyle. The entertaining cliff divers were fantastic to watch and kept everyone at the edge of their deckchairs with their thrilling expertise. The energetic vibes catapulted around the site, adding a hint of tranquility to the stunning Negril sunset.

The staff at the resort were delightful; particularly the fun, skilful bar staff who appeared to be able to rest anything on their heads!

Another thing I managed to check off my bucket list during this trip, was swimming with dolphins! Swimming with dolphins truly was the experience of a lifetime and something that I would definitely encourage you to do, given the opportunity. I know I would do it again in heartbeat.

Now, lets talk weddings! The purpose of this exhilarating trip was to commemorate the wedding of Tom and Becky Whitaker, and what a beautiful day that was. February 14th 2011, Valentines Day and love was breezing in the Caribbean air. The wedding took place on the heavenly Sun beamed beach and it only feels fair to end this blog on some photos. So until next time, lata folks.

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