Some of you may remember when I DJ’ed last year in Jamaica for NYE at the islands coveted Goldeneye Resort (Peep HERE). Once a home to Ian Fleming, author of the 007 Series, and now property of Chris Blackwell (longtime friend of Bob Marley and Founder of Island Records)…this resort might be the nicest one in the world!
Not only was I lucky enough to DJ for them last year, but they invited me back! This place is perfection and a literal serene vacation. No obscene loud music or drunk college kids, but rather – an absolute peaceful getaway. It is on the pricey side, but your money will find you a villa on the beach (what I had) or with a lagoon as your front yard.
This year was a great and prosperous one, but I was SUPER exhausted. I mean, I was literally hanging on by a thread. I hate missing work, but on the same hand – I hate missing a good deal, which is why I made sure to make this vacation happen. Check it out.
I brought my sister. It was her birthday. We had a nice dinner when we arrived at the Gazebo.
This star app is everything.
I read 3 books and as a non-reader I once said “I’d pick up a gun before I’d pick up a book”…
My sister dove in and saved them!
I stopped by to see my bae’s tree…
A cool abandoned hotel on the beach.
I even got to set baby turtles out to sea, thanks to a man named Mel Tennant who protects and preserves Jamaicas turtle population. Every year these baby hatchlings are born and they need help being rinsed so their eyes can see clearly, then they need to be placed close to the ocean so they can walk into their water life.
This is them covered in sand and sort of blind because the sand is covering their eyes. All rinsed and clean! You can read more about Mel aka Turtle Man here: http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20130915/out/out3.html.
My sister found mangoes and made a “mango chow”. It’s a native Trinidadian dish that basically makes used of unripened mangoes marinated in salt and hot peppers.
So, as I mentioned earlier…I really wanted to do nothing and not obsess over selfies and social media and cute captions, but then I felt a little guilty for not capturing and sharing this insane opportunity. I mean, this place is really special.
Thanks for reading this post. I’m sad my trip is over, but stoked to be back on my couch next to my cat Vlad.