Heaven on Jumby Bay
Every year my husband and I carve out 5 days to OURSELVES. We plan a trip somewhere fabulous, for just the two of us. I think this is one of the keys to a successful marriage when you have kids: alone time. It's also important for your own sense of well-being. To spend time away from the office and stresses of life is KEY.
People always ask me how I leave the kids at home to travel. The answer is I have a few of the most amazing babysitters. Girls who have been in my boys' lives for years now whom I trust fully with my babies. I also rely on family. Whether it's my in-laws or family members from Toronto, it's a time where the boys get to spend quality time with people who they don't get to see all that often.
This year, we went to the Rosewood Hotel at Jumby Bay. It's our fourth year in a row vacationing on this Island. It's over the top and totally a luxury resort but we are addicted and it's an annual treat. The beauty, the beach, the service, the food, the weather...it's all top notch.
The rooms at this resort are like small villas. They are not like hotel rooms. Each room has an outdoor shower and either a hammock or small plunge pool on the deck. There are no room keys as the island is so safe you just leave all your belongings in the villa and come and go as you please knowing that all will be safe. Each room also comes with bikes to get around the island.
The resort is all inclusive so all your drinks, meals and activities are included in the price. The food is so delicious and you never bring a wallet as the service is included so there is never any awkward feelings about tipping.
The staff there is so sweet, kind and attentive. They know everyone's name and want nothing but to keep the guests happy.
We spend most of the days on the beach relaxing, reading and searching for interesting sea life like the beautiful starfish that are in the water and on the beach. They offer different activities daily and we pick and choose...my favorite is the cooking class while Adam loves to snorkel.
There are four restaurants that we rotate eating at. The main spot is where they serve a beautiful buffet breakfast with an egg station, fresh fruit, pastries and cereal. Lunch is either at the pool grill or the shack on the beach where they serve the most fantastic chicken curry roti. Then there is the Estate House. Fancier of all the places to eat and only open for dinner. The bartender is a doll and makes the most fabulous cocktails and the food is divine.
Last but not least is the spa. My favorite part of the resort. So tranquil and relaxing. I always get a massage when we're at the resort. The therapists are amazing and know exactly how to work my sore, stressed out body.
I couldn't be a bigger fan of this place. We're hoping to bring our kids there one day soon as they would love the beach, riding the bikes around and trying out all of the water activities.