I actually set my alarm for this morning because I didn't want to waste a minute of our last full day here. I woke up at 6am and went outside up the stairs to take some pictures of the sunrise. It was a perfectly peaceful morning.
Wayne was taking off this morning and Jim and Unsoo were leaving as well. They were headed to treasure beach for their second week. Boo I wish I had a second week, lol.
We relaxed and just sat around talking with them until they were leaving. We exchanged emails and sayed our goodbyes. I must say that these were some great people!! Well everyone we met while staying there was amazing, we picked the perfect week :)
When everyone was gone we headed up for a shower and to get a bag ready because we needed to go and get some things to bring home for the kids and a few of our friends.
We headed into town making stops along the way and then took a route taxi to the duty free mall to finish up our shopping. I was able to find some really nice things for my mom and some cute t-shirts for the kids.
When we were all finished up we headed across the street to the beach to get some lunch. I can't remember the name of the place but it was to the right of moms place, very colorful and I think it started with continental, not sure though. I ordered chicken and mike ordered fish. The portions were pretty small but the view was spectacular. The waves had calmed down a bit and the weather was perfect. We sat and relaxed and played with this adorable white puppy that just strolled along the beach. She was such a cutie!!
When our tummies were full and we we were ready we headed back to the castle to just hang out for a while. Things were good. We sat out on the terrace and just talked about how good a time we have had during the past week and how fast it went by. We both dozed off for a while and when we awoke we were ready for our last adventure.
Mike had not been to Ricks yet, I went there on my first trip to negril. He wanted to be able to jump in the ocean one more time before we left and that was not going to happen at the castle....too rough there still. We put on our bathing suits and headed down the road. It was a nice walk, very quiet and calm.
We arrived at the start of the show that the cliff divers put on. I had missed this part last time so it was pretty fascinating to see them so far up in trees like that!!
There was a young boy there too, no more than 12 or so that was doing handstands at the edge of the cliff across from where you would jump. I had a flash of my 12 yr old doing that and my stomache flipped on me, lol. We both took turns jumping in and feeling that wonderful water one last time. Neither of us jumped from the big tall area though, we were wimps, lol.
When the show was over and we were done playing we went upstairs to get a bite to eat. We snapped some photos of th sunset and had a few drinks. Then ordered an appetizer. We had the jerk chicken wings. They were boneless and I really liked the sauce. We both had the surf n turf for dinner. Yes it was pricey but I thought it was very good. Mike loved it so there were no complaints and we figured it was our last night so why not :)
We took a taxi back to the castle and packed up our things so we wouldn't have to worry about it in the morning. It was bitter sweet. It's like knowing your on the last chapter of your favorite book and you don't want the story to end....
We layed outside for a while and watched a really cool lightning storm that was off in the distance. It was quite beautiful. We layed real quiet and just listened to the waves crashing below. We both just wanted to soak that moment in.
When we were tired enough and finally ready for to sleep we headed to bed, our last night in negril..
We woke up around 7am, took showers and packed the last of our things. We headed downstairs for our last cup of coffee at the castle.
We were fortunate enough to meet henry and lorraine that arrived the day before. They were a very nice couple that were only going to be there for a few days. We chatted with them for awhile about the kids and some of the things we had done during our stay. I wish they would have arrived sooner or we were staying longer because it would have been nice to spend more time with them.
We took some more pictures and sayed goodbye to the staff. Thanked them for everything and waited for our ride.
Alfred from alfreds taxi & tours came and picked us up at 8:30am. We got our things put them in the van and off we went on our way to the airport. Alfred was a great guy, very nice and easy to talk to. I had read about him online and we stopped and chatted with him one day while visiting xtabi. He was available so we jumped on it. It was a fantastic end to our trip. I would highly recommend him :)
We arrived early, got a bite to eat and boarded the plane. Our trip was officially over :(
But it was sooo much fun and we will never forget it. We made great new friends and even got closer together during our week alone. We both can't wait to go back and now the kids want to go to Jamaica instead of Disney World this spring!! YAY!! Looks like were are going to have to start searching for the most fun AI that I can find to keep them entertained, lol
Well that is my trip report!!
Thank you all for reading and the wonderful comments that you have left for me. I really enjoyed doing this :)