For our honeymoon, we opted to relax oceanside at Sandals Ochi in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Staying at an all-inclusive resort was a first for us both and I was definitely impressed.
In case you haven’t heard, planning a wedding is kind of the worst. I’m talking maximum amount of stress, minimal amount of sleep. While part of me was dying to trek across Europe to celebrate our new life together as husband and wife, a bigger part of me just wanted to relax. (I’m not exactly the type of person that can easily just ‘go with the flow’ when I’m exploring a new place so I knew it wouldn’t be humanly possible for me to plan both a wedding and a fabulous European honeymoon.) So we opted for the land of ‘yea mon’ and Bob Marley: Jamaica.
It doesn’t get any more relaxing than an all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean, believe me. While Sandals operates several resorts in Jamaica, we opted for the Ocho Rios location simply based on the natural wonders nearby.
We also decided to *really* treat ourselves and opted to stay in a Butler Suite. When we booked the trip there was a special going on that actually resulted in the butler suite being cheaper than other options so why not. As a result, we had a butler our whole trip. Our butler would call us throughout the day to see how we were doing or if we needed anything. They would also come pick us up in a golf cart and bring us from our room to the main building- which was a real life saver given it was ridiculously hot/humid there.
Would I stay at an all-inclusive resort again? Yes, absolutely. If you wanted to really immerse yourself in another country’s culture, this wouldn’t be the way to go. But, if you’re looking for a vacation that requires little to no planning ahead of time and maximum relaxation, you’ve come to the right place.