Island Hopping In Jamaica
(AZ, United States )
It's been a while since I last communicated with you. I'll be returning Jamaica,"My Adopted Island Home", December 1-24, 2014.
In 2006, my first time in Jamaica, I did the "All-Inclusive Vacation" and booked "Sunset Beach Resort/Spa in Mobay)" and, returned to same resort in 2007, 2008 & 2009.
However, in 2009, while at Sunset Beach Resort/Spa, I met a guy from the UK. We talked about how much we both love Jamaica!
He told me that he was an "island hopper", b/c he enjoyed experiencing more of what the Island has to offer. So, in 2010, I started "island hopping" and have done so every year thereafter!
It's the best way to embrace all of what your beautiful Country/Island has to offer!
Upon arrival at Sangster Int. Airport, I will go directly to my favorite location, "The Cliff's in Negril!" I've stayed at Sunset on the Cliffs, Blue Cave Castle (2x).
I want to spread my wings and experience more of Jamaica, I went to Trip Advisor.
There, I found my "Little Cottage in Negril" on the Westend, called "Stoney Gate Cottage!"
This will be my first time staying in a Cottage, all to myself! I'm so excited!
And, my friends who live in Negril/Westend will be coming over to teach me how to cook "Jamaican Style" and, we plan on going to the beach-side of Negril and purchase fresh Lobsters, Fish, etc.
Then, return to the Cottage and enjoy the feast and play dominoes!
I'll be in Negril for 6 days; Sandy Bay 3 days, staying with a girl friend & her family. They own "Valerie's Seafood Restaurant", right on the main road in Sandy Bay.
Then, I'm going to Falmouth to stay in a rental home in the "Florence Hall Village" housing scheme for 5 days!
Next, I'm headed to "Mammee Bay" to stay at "Villa Patiently Waiting" for 5 days.
I'll end my vacation at "Sunset Beach Resort/Spa", which is the resort I stayed at when I first
came to Jamaica in 2006.
So, as you can see, I'm going to enjoy "Island Hopping" this year; experiencing and embracing more of your beautiful Country/Island! Going forward, I have to change the subject a little and ask you a question?
What are the laws/rules in Jamaica regarding: "if someone wants to sprinkle their "ashes" in the Caribbean Sea? You see my friend, in May 2013, I was diagnosed w/Stage 4 Breast Cancer.
When I fell in love with your beautiful Country/Island in 2006, I knew what I wanted to do with regard to my "final going home celebration!"
In 2011, while staying at Blue Cave Castle in Negril, I chose "The Cliff-Side of Negril", where dolphins can be seen swimming/playing, along side the fishermen and their boats!!
Before I finalize my documents, I need to know "if I can have my ashes taken to my "adopted island home."
My dear friend Valerie in Sandy Bay will be the person who will sprinkle me in the Caribbean Sea where the dolphins swim/play!
I have already ordered a "bio-degradable" pillow for this celebration!
Please know, even with my diagnosis, I continue to be the happy, hopeful, fun, outgoing and "positive-spirit lady" that all my friends know me as.
My HOPE/FAITH is and will always be in the Lord! I do hope that, I will have the honor/pleasure of meeting you and your beautiful wife & daughter this year! I would love that so much!
You have provided me with a "wealth of information" via
" and, I'm so thankful for your diligence, determination & passion to share Jamaica with me and the World!
I look forward to your reply and, thank you so much for taking time to read my long comment. God Bless You and Yours!
"Chasing Life & Living Out Loud" :-)Wellesley's Note
What a story!? I did get Michelle's permission to publish her story, dates and all (see my comment below)
We welcome your comments here
About The Author
A patriotic Jamaican who adore its culture, Wellesley has been using this medium to share what he calls 'the uniqueness of Jamaica with the world' since April 2007.
To date, he serves over 9,300 unique readers / viewers per day.
efforts have earned this site featured positions in local publications,
including the Jamaica Gleaner's Hospitality Jamaica, Carlong Publishers,
as well as recognition from numerous prestigious international agencies
and universities. Read more about him here.
He invites you to subscribe to this site to stay updated on all the latest and check out his unique Jamaican products on his Etsy store.
If you are on social media, here are the links to follow his latest posts
You are also invited to join his exclusive JAMHearts community where like-minded Jamaican enthusiasts discuss all things Jamaican.