A year ago today the Suggs Family was basking in the warm sun enjoying Christmas in Jamaica. We ventured off the traditional “home for the holidays” route and found ourselves 20 minutes outside of Montego Bay, Jamaica in the fishing village of St. Lucea, at the Grand Pallidum Resort and Spa. When we arrived, we were greeted with umbrella adorned drinks and shuttled off to our room. As our golf cart raced across the resort, we admired the perfectly manicured grounds, impressive swimming pools, and a variety of interesting restaurants. Lush tropical plants cradled the campus at every turn and the beautiful white washed buildings were perfectly complimented by the illustrious blue sea, just steps from our door.
The Gran Palladuim is located along a rocky coastline. The majestic cliffs are breathtaking. On our first full day, we laid under the protection of a comfortable cabana draped with white linen and were hypnotized as we watched the waves crash into the cliffs that trailed off into the horizon.
Although the resort had everything we needed, nothing says Jamaica, like the white sand beaches and crystal clear waters of Negril. So on day two, we spent a full day in Negril eating jerk chicken and racing around on jet skis. And what’s a trip to Negril without a visit to Rick’s Cafe for cliff diving? While Xeric took the plunge, the rest of us admired the beautiful sunset.
The next day we were off to Ocho Rios to conquer Dunn’s River Falls, which is always an exhilarating experience.
For the rest of our vacation, we lounged on the beach and ate our way around the resort. It was an amazing way to spend the holidays.
This year, we will in Atlanta, GA enjoying a quite Christmas at home making cookies and slowly sipping from mugs filled with piping hot chocolate around the tree as we sing our favorite holiday songs.
Regardless of where you spend the holiday season, enjoy every precious moment!
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