My boyfriend and I just got back from a five-day, four-night stay at Montego Bay Sunscape Resorts in Jamaica. I have never been more grateful to have a boyfriend who, thanks to his job, gets a spring break, and I was also fortunate enough to be able to take a week off from my job.
We spent a good month trying to decide where we should spend our spring break. What we did know was that we wanted to book a vacation through a travel agency called Cheap Caribbean. A friend of a friend mentioned that they booked a recent trip to an all-inclusive Mexican resort through Cheap Caribbean, so we decided that since we are young professionals on a budget, this was the best way to go about booking a fun spring break getaway. We finally decided on Montego Bay, Jamaica, as our destination, and began searching for all-inclusive resorts. For certain destinations, Cheap Caribbean offers a package called the Deal of Fortune. The catch for such a discounted rate is that you do not know which resort out of four options you will be vacationing at until the week prior to your departure date.
The Deal of Fortune package we purchased flew Spirit Airlines round-trip direct from BWI to Montego Bay’s Sangster International Airport, and the true miracle of the trip was that my boyfriend and I managed to pack two people’s worth of clothing for five days into one suitcase and kept it under 40 pounds (Spirit’s weight limit for checked baggage). Okay, okay, we were packing for summer weather instead of winter weather, but that’s still a pretty cool feat.
We landed at MBJ in the early afternoon, so by the time we arrived at the resort, we still had plenty of hours of daylight left to spend by the pools and the beaches. Everyone who worked at the resort was pleasant and friendly, and the check-in process was super smooth and easy.
The best part of the resort, beyond the beaches and pools? The all-inclusive part – endless drinks and endless food (yes, you read that right). There were four restaurants to choose from for dinner, including a buffet that was also open for breakfast and lunch. The resort has a handful of bars, both above ground and swim-up, and a café that is open 24 hours a day with snacks, ice cream, coffee, and desserts.
We spent each day lounging by either the pools or the beaches, and we also took advantage of the on-site water sports rentals and kayaked along the bay. One of the pools had waterslides and a lazy river, so we spent a good amount of time on the lazy river (probably longer than any self-respecting adults without kids should have…).
Below are some snapshots from our trip!
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Disclaimer: My life is not always this exciting; this was our big yearly trip that I will be dreaming about until next year! I can’t wait to see where else 2018 takes me!