S: Sandals Negril June 30 - July 7, 2012
FC: Vacation 2012 Sandals Negril
1: Resort Map | The Resort: Sandals Negril
2: We stayed in the penthouse (upper level) of the Swim-Up Suites, and the view from our balcony was breathtaking! | Our room was in the Sundowner building which had possibly the world's smallest elevator!
3: The resort from the glass-bottom boat
4: Vacationing with friends! Warren & Shirley joined us for their first Sandals vacation... I guess they liked it because they booked their next trip before we did!
6: The Butler Did It! We had the pleasure of having Orlando and Mark as our butlers this trip - they were FANTASTIC and made the Sandals magic happen! | Us with Orlando | Pool-side snacks and drinks! | Room service
7: Us with Mark | Reserved seating for four at the main pool!
8: Drink(s) of the Day!
9: Making the MOST of every day!
11: Though we did hang out on the beach the first day, the main pool quickly became our spot!
12: The restaurants at Sandals Negril | Bayside
13: The food & drink of Sandals Negril (Clockwise from right corner) The breakfast at the Sundowner Restaurant was the best kept secret of the resort; we ate there twice (almond-banana French toast and Eggs Benedict w/ smoked marlin). The antipasti bar at Dinos, hummingbird and "Bob Marley" drinks, appetizer at Kimonos, popcorn all day and night, Sundowner Bleu Cheese burger, Bayside buffet, Sandals Sushi, and "Miami Vice" were some of the highlights!
14: Time flies when you're having fun! | Beach Party dance off! | White Night Couples' Gameshow | Beach Party Scavenger Hunt | Shirley placed in the top 3!
15: The playmakers and activities at Sandals Negril were AMAZING! | Karaoke - The "Coconut Girls" and "Cabana Boys" | Beer Chug & Mixology
16: Glass bottom boat tour! | Hollywood: Where the stars hang out
17: Beach Bash!
18: The beauty of Sandals Negril
19: Entertainment! | Rory Frankson - what a voice! | Marching band for the 4th of July! | Silverbird Steel Drum Band
20: It's all about the shoes! Steve swears that Imelda Marcos herself traveled with him to Jamaica this year...and that this is what caused the need for the third piece of luggage! | ...but seriously, people, it is called for a reason!
21: Unique to this resort... | From top right clockwise: Swing seating in lobby, lighted pool areas and cave at night, fire pit on the beach leaf "fossils" on sidewalks, and firepit lounging by piano bar.
22: We had some amazing (and uncharacteristic) luck on this trip winning a birdfeeder (three birds) carved out of a coconut at the managers' cocktail reception, a t-shirt at the main pool, two bottles of rum (beer chug and Sandals trivia), a $100 resort credit for winning "best dressed couple" on white night (thanks to a polka!), and a free 5x7 from Snapshots for our 3rd place finish in the couples' gameshow!
23: These background pics were taken while lazing in my lounger on the main pool deck
24: The flower and towel that reserved our loungers one day.
25: One of the many, gorgeous sunsets we enjoyed - taken from Dino's restaurant.
26: We started making plans for our 2013 vacation before the trip was even halfway over because Sandals is SO GOOD to returners! | Delicious appetizers before an exquisite meal! | Warren & Shirley at the Soon Come Back desk with Russell. Discount!
28: Most importantly, we shared a wonderful week together in paradise!