A week at the Grand Palladium in Montego Bay, Jamaica with a newborn.
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North America7 days / January 2018
Highs & Lows
The resort grounds were beyond phenomenal! There was so much to do, so many restaurants to eat at and the views were stunning
It rained a lot and Montego Bay beaches are quite rocky so we loved having the beautiful pool on the property.
Q & A
What would you have changed?
This was the first time we were travelling with the baby and as soon as it was the baby's sleep time, we would run to the room. Halfway through the trip we realized that she was content to sleep anywhere and we can stay out longer. This was definitely a game changer for us. We would have also packed much less but again, it was something we learnt this trip and it was very important for us to have this lesson because it shaped all our future travels.
Anything go wrong during the trip?
Honestly, nothing I can think of! This trip was perfect with all its ups and downs because we evolved so much as parents and as future family travellers.
How was the food?
All the restaurants at this resort are worth a try! You will not be disappointed with where you choose to eat.
What tips would you give a friend?
Definitely visit the Luminous Lagoon. We went there late one night (again we had someone watching the baby while she slept). It was an extremely short excursion but after sun down, you are taken on a ferry into the water. You cannot see anything but you stop at one point and you are asked to jump into the water. You jump into something that feels like much but you have no idea what it is but what you see is pure magic!
Since it is an all-inclusive, make sure you pack some good evening dresses because people do dress up at the a la carte meals! Lots of sunscreen and lots of memory space on your camera!
The resort covers your trip to and front the airport. All excursions include transportation as well so you literally do not have to worry about anything.
At the start, I was a little upset with the beach not being very swim friendly. The rocks definitely did not allow it. Even though I knew from before, I only believed it once I was there and saw for myself how it was. But by day 2, I was enjoying the pool way too much and never missed the beach even for an instant.
We booked with Sunwing vacations through www.itravel2000.com