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Dreaming of Jamaica

My stay at Half Moon in Jamaica was sponsored, but all opinions in this post are my own, as always. My decision to blog about Rockhouse and the Mobay City Run was my own and this information isn’t sponsored.

It’s yet ANOTHER freezing cold day here in NYC as I pen this post, wearing three layers and wrapped in a blanket. This is where I have been for most of the winter time and where I will be for another few weeks before I depart for my biggest trip ever on March 13. So today, I’m dreaming of Jamaica to help me feel mentally — if not physically — warmer…2014-10-30 09.04.19-1This is where I stayed the last time I was on the island: Half Moon. I loved it, and so did my friend Kim when she was there with her family. They have a variety of lodging options from private villas with butler service, to regular hotel-style rooms and suites but it’s the fact that they are still family owned that I love. And their service is top notch, truly luxurious far beyond the price tag you pay. What kicks it all over the edge for me, is their spa with over-the-sea cabanas. Let me tell you, a massage in that cabana was an entirely new experience in my spa-going-career. Nothing like it being in one’s birthday suite with the breeze the only blanket and the crashing waves the only soundtrack! Not even the four handed Balinese massage I had at The Mulia was better. Though, that was close. Anyway, pictures of Half Moon because they sell it better than I ever could: 2014-10-30 08.09.52-12014-10-30 08.11.52-12014-10-30 08.12.12-12014-10-30 09.04.02-12014-10-30 09.20.11-12014-10-30 09.31.38-2

One of the Private Villas!

One of the Private Villas!

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Over-the-ocean Spa Cabana!

Over-the-ocean Spa Cabana!


I’m also thinking of getting back into running by registering for the Mobay City Run happening on May 3, 2015. Or maybe I just want an excuse to return to Jamaica. But seriously I love that this run benefits the community so much. This is a constant theme for me and my interests lately, “does this do good and help other people?”

If I get to go back, I’d want to stay at Rockhouse Hotel next time:RockHouseHotelJamaica

I love that Rockhouse gives a large portion of their proceeds to the community through their Rockhouse Foundation, helping children in Jamaica have better opportunities. And I love Miss Lily’s here in New York City where I can get my fill of fresh pressed juice and Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee. It’s owned by the same people who also give a portion of their proceeds from it to a foundation as well. People that do good like this really make me so happy! Had to blog about them almost for that reason alone.misslilysnyc

So are you dreaming of Jamaica now too?

I hope this wasn't the last Jamaican sunset I ever see!

I hope this wasn’t the last Jamaican sunset I ever see!

Pictures of Rockhouse Hotel courtesy of their Instagram feed. All images of Half Moon are mine and were taken with my iPhone 5S or my Samsung NX30 & NX3000.
  • February 23, 2015

    Some gorgeous photos here. I hope you get to go back one day (and I hope I get to go for the first time before too long 😉

  • February 24, 2015

    Stunning photos. I have a friend who is always going on about Jamaica. Now I know why.

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