Where it all began. Our First Trip.

We first traveled to Couples resorts in 1999.

I was looking to take my girlfriend to some place romantic to get engaged and I stumbled across an ad for Couples resorts.

I had never been to Jamaica so wasn’t sure what to expect. The drive from the airport back then was quite the adventure. Many parts of the road were still dirt at the time and could get washed out in parts so it was very bumpy and very rainy along the way. I wasn’t sure what I was about to get into!

Wow, were we in for a fantastic surprise.

Although it was very, very hot in September the resort was amazing. The hot weather made the beach wonderful and the water was just the perfect temperature for floating and swimming.

Negril 1999

We did experience a lot of rain that year – including the only day we have experienced in Jamaica where it rained all day long.

We didn’t care though as our room was lovely and the hot tub was hot and there weren’t a lot of guests so we pretty much had the pool and hot tub to ourselves.

I tried an amazing drink called a “Governor’s House” that was incredibly delicious and may have gotten us a bit too drunk on a couple of nights.

We took the catamaran to Rick’s where we jumped off the cliffs.

Obviously it was an amazing start to our relationship.

Later in the trip, we got engaged on the beach.

It took us ten years and three kids before we could make it back to Jamaica – but it was always on the back of our mind.

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