Two months before October, we were still undecided of where to go for my husband’s 40th birthday getaway. As I made my travel plans for his birthday, I simply narrowed it down to a few places where he could do what he loves doing on his birthday: travel, drink and dance! I wanted it to be more memorable. I knew there were plenty of vacation places to celebrate, but we wanted to do something different. We planned to invite a group of relatives and friends with us, as well. After careful deliberation and long hours of internet research, we decided to go to Jamaica. Two other couples were able to join us for this trip.
We live in the Midwest, where October can be considered a bit chilly. We first thought about Las Vegas, but then, we’ve been there before! If we wanted more fun, it’s better to go somewhere none of us have ever been. We were looking at the options of going international but preferably not that far because we were only looking for a 5 day/4 night getaway. After all, Jamaica became the top of my list of vacation destinations.
Jamaica, like any typical Caribbean island, has a tropical climate and not only offers the best white-sand beaches and luxurious hotels, but it also has the perfect options for outdoor activities and nightlife. Jamaica is well-known for having numerous duty free stores, fast food chains, clubs, bars and restaurants. If you are looking for nature, adventure, or sightseeing, Jamaica is loaded with waterfalls, springs, rivers, and streams. As most people know, it is the home of the famous Bob Marley, trust me, Jamaica is more than just rum, sun, and reggae. Jamaica is famous for its numerous all-inclusive resorts. Most of these resorts offer everything you need to enjoy your birthday getaway like fine dining and snacks, sports activities, nightlife among other things so you don’t need to leave your resort. All-inclusive resorts comprises of all meals and snacks, alcoholic beverages, taxes and tips, transfers to/from the airport (some resorts), most water-sports activities, and resort entertainment. Other luxury resorts even offer free golf, scuba diving, as well as off-site excursions for free!