Earlier this summer, I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to go on Girl’s Trip with my mom. I gave her the choice of any Sandals or Beaches Resort in Jamaicaor The Bahamas. After careful consideration, she choice Sandals Whitehouse in Jamaicahttp://www.sandals.com/main/whitehouse/wh-home.cfm?WT.srch=1&utm_source=Bing&utm_medium=ppc&utm_term=sandals_white_house&utm_campaign=US_Sandals_Destination&esv_ppc
We leftAtlantaon a Friday morning and by lunch time, we were at the Resort, enjoying lunch on an open-air patio with gorgeous vistas of theCaribbean Sea. The shuttle ride to Whitehouse fromMontego Baywas quite an adventure; I have never seen so many potholes! But, we had a skilled driver who was able to maneuver the roads and we arrived safely.
Upon our arrival, we were greeted with a chilled wash cloth and a delicious beverage. Then, we were escorted to our suite. We had the pleasure of enjoying an upgraded suite with Butler Service! One of the great things about Sandals Whitehouse is that all the rooms face the ocean, but the upgraded penthouse suites practically hang over the ocean. We had gorgeous views of theCaribbeanand the mountains. Plus, the Butler Service made us feel likeQueens. Joy and Kamar, ourButlers, took great efforts to attend to our needs. In fact, we were given cell phones, so we could give them a ring, whenever we needed anything. Some of my favorite services included the fact that they reserved prime beach chairs for us. The chairs where made up like beds with cozy towels and a cooler full of our favorite chilled beverages was left on the beach for us as well. Additionally, theButlerswould make dinner reservations for us, ensuring we had the best seats in the restaurants and they would add our names to the snorkel and glass bottom boats rides. On a few occasions, we needed take-out from a restaurant, and theButlerswould deliver the orders to our room, it was lovely. Plus, they would surprise us with treats delivered to us on the beach. Joy brought us fresh coconuts, tropical drinks, Jamaican patties and more, it was devine!
So, what else did we do, besides get pampered? My mom and I woke up in time to enjoy the sunrise; this was spectacular. We were virtually the only guests on the beach, so we felt as though we had the entire beach and resort to ourselves. The sunrises over the mountains were gorgeous, so worth the early rise! Once the sun was up, we patronized Le Cafe de Paris and ordered lattes and fresh pastries. We loved this coffee shop and visited it countless times during our stay.
We made good use of the sun and enjoyed walks along thelong beach, I went snorkeling, both at the resort’s shore and on the snorkel excursion provided by Sandals. I really enjoyed this and saw numerous starfish and found lovely shells as well. I attempted some of the other activities provided by Sandals including the sea Kayaks and knee boards. Each afternoon, we had rain storms; during this time, I visited the spa to try the sauna, steam room and plunge pools. It was very relaxing and I highly recommend it.
We tried all the restaurants for at least one meal. From Italian to Asian, toIslandand seafood, Sandals Whitehouse offered cuisine that fit nearly every palate. Our favorites wereNeptune’s, Bluefield Beach Club, Cafe De Paris and Jasmine’s.
Although I was traveling with my mom, I can highly recommend this resort as a romantic escape with a significant other. Since the resort sits on such a large stretch of beach, you feel like you have your own private slice of heaven. There are numerous little nooks and crannies sit and relax where you can enjoy privacy. From beach bed cabanas to hidden benches and couches, to floating squares in the sea, there are plenty of places to have peace and quiet.
So, not only did my mom enjoy being pampered and treated like queens, we created new memories, spending quality time together on a long weekend, mini-vacation inJamaica! I can’t wait until our next mother-daughter getaway!