My Trip to Jamaica + a Vlog


I recently went on a trip to Jamaica and spent 5 days in what felt like paradise!  The weather was beautiful and warm…compared to the snow and ice I left behind. There is nothing like a little sunshine to make you feel good. Today’s post is an overview of my trip but stay tuned for more posts coming up soon.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares her trip to Jamaica with Air Transat and Visit Jamaica. They stayed at the beautiful Royal Decameron Cornwall Beach in Montego Bay.

The Flight

I flew from Vancouver to Toronto and spent a few days there to visit with friends. From Toronto I flew on Air Transat and I was nothing but pleased. I upgraded to option plus seating which means I got 2 checked pieces of luggage, complimentary seat selection, priority check in, priority boarding, a meal (breakfast in my case), an alcoholic beverage and a comfort kit which included a blanket, eye mask and neck rest. I sure felt pampered on this flight.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares her trip to Jamaica with Air Transat and Visit Jamaica. They stayed at the beautiful Royal Decameron Cornwall Beach in Montego Bay.

The In Flight Meal

The meal I had was by chef Daniel Vezina from Quebec and the dishes are amazing. I had the chance to try a breakfast option which was an additional $25…and I ordered it ahead of time. The staff were very friendly, and I really enjoyed my flight from Toronto to Montego Bay, Jamaica. I was so excited about this trip to Jamaica!

The Resort

We stayed at the all-inclusive Royal Decameron Cornwall Beach in Montego Bay. It has a very Caribbean vibe and I loved all the bright colours throughout.  The resort has a pool and beachfront. You can rent canoes and paddle boards on the beach for activities to keep you busy. I am more of a beach person, so I spent most my time there when I was on the property. Each room has a super comfy bed, a cute little reading area and a deck overlooking the beach. Each day you are treated to a beautiful sunrise and sunset which you can watch from your room or if you are like me…from the beach.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares her trip to Jamaica with Air Transat and Visit Jamaica. They stayed at the beautiful Royal Decameron Cornwall Beach in Montego Bay.

Royal Decameron Cornwall Beach in Montego Bay

The buffet at the hotel was super good. They had a wide selection of foods and even with my limited diet (gluten free, dairy free, low carb), I had no problem finding items to fit my diet.  I really liked the jerk chicken and all the fresh fruit. Gosh I miss fresh fruit in the wintertime! Since it was an all-inclusive resort the bar was full swing most of the time. They had the best Pina Coladas and lots of other fun drinks…but I always had that! 

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares her trip to Jamaica with Air Transat and Visit Jamaica. They stayed at the beautiful Royal Decameron Cornwall Beach in Montego Bay.

The Beach

The resort had a private beach which had lots of seating, but I would head out there early because people were grabbing seats around 6 am! The early bird catches the best seating in Jamaica!

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares her trip to Jamaica with Air Transat and Visit Jamaica. They stayed at the beautiful Royal Decameron Cornwall Beach in Montego Bay.
Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares her trip to Jamaica with Air Transat and Visit Jamaica. They stayed at the beautiful Royal Decameron Cornwall Beach in Montego Bay.
Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares her trip to Jamaica with Air Transat and Visit Jamaica. They stayed at the beautiful Royal Decameron Cornwall Beach in Montego Bay.

I was joined on this trip to Jamaica with some gals from Montreal and Toronto that became fast friends. Check them out for their take on the trip…. Angela, Alyssa, Anna, Krystle, Jeanne and Jess.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares her trip to Jamaica with Air Transat and Visit Jamaica. They stayed at the beautiful Royal Decameron Cornwall Beach in Montego Bay.
Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares her trip to Jamaica with Air Transat and Visit Jamaica. They stayed at the beautiful Royal Decameron Cornwall Beach in Montego Bay.

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Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares her trip to Jamaica with Air Transat and Visit Jamaica. They stayed at the beautiful Royal Decameron Cornwall Beach in Montego Bay.
Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares her trip to Jamaica with Air Transat and Visit Jamaica. They stayed at the beautiful Royal Decameron Cornwall Beach in Montego Bay.
Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares her trip to Jamaica with Air Transat and Visit Jamaica. They stayed at the beautiful Royal Decameron Cornwall Beach in Montego Bay.
Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares her trip to Jamaica with Air Transat and Visit Jamaica. They stayed at the beautiful Royal Decameron Cornwall Beach in Montego Bay.

My Trip to Jamaica Vlog

You can watch my trip to Jamaica vlog below or on YouTube for better quality.

The Adventures

 Rafting on the Martha Brae River

This Martha Brae Rafting Tour is so relaxing, and the scenery is beautiful. You are on a 30-foot bamboo raft which doesn’t even seem like it should float…but it does! During the tour, the captain shared lots of information about rafting and how the rafts are made. It was such an amazing experience!  Don’t forget to bring buy spray and sunscreen for this tour. It is totally safe to bring your good camera, too. I highly suggest this activity if you take a trip to Jamaica.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares her trip to Jamaica with Air Transat and Visit Jamaica. They stayed at the beautiful Royal Decameron Cornwall Beach in Montego Bay.

Hampden Estate Rum Tour

The historic Hampden Estate is in Falmouth. The rum tour was very interesting as they have been making rum there since the 1700s. On the tour we got to sample the rum they make there. I tried one that was 80 proof and it was super strong. They call it fire rum and I can see why! My body was on fire for hours after.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares her trip to Jamaica with Air Transat and Visit Jamaica. They stayed at the beautiful Royal Decameron Cornwall Beach in Montego Bay.

Zimbali Retreats

Zimabli Retreats is an off-the-grid farm where you can enjoy a farm-to-table meal or stay there for retreats. The beautiful property has over 500 fruit trees from pineapple to bananas and plantain. We had a tour of the farm and it was amazing to see all the fruits and vegetables and then enjoy the delicious meal.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares her trip to Jamaica with Air Transat and Visit Jamaica. They stayed at the beautiful Royal Decameron Cornwall Beach in Montego Bay.

Negril Seven Mile Beach

If you are looking for a long, lazy day of soaking up the sun… this is the place. Seven Mile Beach is in Negril and a great place to spend the whole day if you have time. While we were at Seven Mile Beach we went to Margaritaville and enjoyed margaritas…of course! The water is a beautiful clear blue and it was great to have a little relaxation time.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares her trip to Jamaica with Air Transat and Visit Jamaica. They stayed at the beautiful Royal Decameron Cornwall Beach in Montego Bay.

Rick’s Café

Rick’s Café is a Jamaica icon and I can vouch that it has the best sunsets ever. I am not kidding…it was so dreamy.  I was super excited to get to go here because they have cliff jumping. I tried the one from 30 feet high but they do have some places to jump from that are closer to the water. It was so much fun and a real adrenaline rush.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares her trip to Jamaica with Air Transat and Visit Jamaica. They stayed at the beautiful Royal Decameron Cornwall Beach in Montego Bay.

Chukka Falls Flyer Tour

We went on a zip-lining tour where you fly through the palm tree forest and over Dunn’s River Falls with Chukka Falls Flyer Tour. These falls are one of Jamaica’s national treasures and I can see why…they are really beautiful!  Make sure you bring bug spray in addition to sunscreen to this location, too.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares her trip to Jamaica with Air Transat and Visit Jamaica. They stayed at the beautiful Royal Decameron Cornwall Beach in Montego Bay.
Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares her trip to Jamaica with Air Transat and Visit Jamaica. They stayed at the beautiful Royal Decameron Cornwall Beach in Montego Bay.

Rose Hall Haunted House

I am not one for scary things (like at all) so I was a little worried about this Rose Hall Haunted House Tour. It was actually a really fun tour even though I screamed a lot. They tour guide shared the story of the house and how it is one of the very few great houses left in Jamaica.  You can also visit Rose Hall during the daytime for less scary tours, too. If haunted is your thing, check out this blog with the most haunted places to visit in the world.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares her trip to Jamaica with Air Transat and Visit Jamaica. They stayed at the beautiful Royal Decameron Cornwall Beach in Montego Bay.

Places to Eat

All of the food at the all-inclusive Royal Decameron Cornwall Beach was delicious and abundant. However, it is sometimes nice to get out and experience the local faves for some traditional Jamaican food (and drinks).

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Scotchies

Scotchies is another Jamaican icon. It has the best jerk in Montego Bay (or Mobay as the locals call it).  Scotchies was delicious and I am glad we got a little bit of everything to try. My mouth thanked me for this treat!

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares her trip to Jamaica with Air Transat and Visit Jamaica. They stayed at the beautiful Royal Decameron Cornwall Beach in Montego Bay.

Tastees

Tastees is Jamaican fast food and you have to go here for meat patties. I would recommend getting the beef and cheese flavor. It was scrumptious!

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares her trip to Jamaica with Air Transat and Visit Jamaica. They stayed at the beautiful Royal Decameron Cornwall Beach in Montego Bay.

The Markets

I always love exploring the local markets wherever I visit. There was so much fresh fruit in Jamaica, which you start to miss in the wintertime in Canada. If you go, you must get a jelly…which is a green coconut. The fresh coconut water is to die for and it is so refreshing. I really liked the Jamaican apple and the star apples were also tasty. You can’t find them at home.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares her trip to Jamaica with Air Transat and Visit Jamaica. They stayed at the beautiful Royal Decameron Cornwall Beach in Montego Bay.

Thanks for following along on my trip to Jamaica and my Jamaican adventure.

This blog post is brought you in collaboration with Air Transat, Visit Jamaica and the Royal Decameron Cornwall Beach Thank you for supporting the brands that support me.  


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18 Comments

  1. Sydney wrote:

    These photos are so fun! Makes me want to book a flight ASAP!!
    xoxo, Syd
    anchoredinthesouth.com

    Posted 9.4.20 Reply
  2. I’ve always wanted to visit Jamaica and the photos are making me more excited about going one day! The food looks so good!

    -Carine
    http://www.rinnyandbean.com

    Posted 9.4.20 Reply
  3. ahhh jamaica looks BEAUTIFUL!! I love all your outfits too!

    Posted 9.4.20 Reply
  4. sophia lu wrote:

    wow, looks like you guys went on some fun adventures! loved that you went ziplining and paddle boarding!!! this looks so fun, omg i wanna go! xD

    Posted 9.4.20 Reply
  5. this looks like such a great trip! I love that you were able to pack in so many activities

    Posted 9.4.20 Reply
  6. Amazing photos! And that resort sounds like a dream!

    Posted 9.4.20 Reply
  7. Wow! That looks like so much fun! I’d love to do the rafting!
    -Nicholle
    http://www.nichollesophia.com

    Posted 9.4.20 Reply
  8. Azanique wrote:

    What a beautiful trip! I would love to visit Jamaica next year for Christmas 🙂

    -xo, Azanique | http://www.lotsofsass.com

    Posted 9.4.20 Reply
  9. Jenny wrote:

    It sounds like you had such a great time! I just love Jamaica.

    Posted 9.4.20 Reply
  10. Molly Moon wrote:

    I love Jamaica! It’s one of the most beautiful places I’ve visited!
    Molly // Miss Molly Moon

    Posted 9.4.20 Reply
  11. Tara wrote:

    Love all of these pictures, you are the cutest! pack me in your suitcase!

    Posted 9.4.20 Reply
  12. Deborah wrote:

    Oh my gosh Jamaica sounds like a dream! All of the photos are amazing! I really want to go someday too!!

    Posted 9.4.20 Reply
  13. mckenna bleu wrote:

    This looks amazing! Love all your fun pics. I need to stay here sometime. Look fabulous!

    Posted 9.4.20 Reply
  14. It looks like you had a vacation! Jamaica looks like such a beautiful place!

    Posted 9.4.20 Reply
  15. Your travel in Jamaica looks awesome, I love all the great tips you shared, you have definitely make the cut for a great travel blog writer, There are a lot of great things to do and I am really glad to read your take on it. Thank you for sharing this awesome experience with us.

    Danny | Lazada Voucher

    Posted 9.4.20 Reply
  16. The resort looks so cute and fun! I always love your pics Bella they are great! Love all the different swimsuits you wore, too you looked amazing in all of them!

    Kayla | kaylablogs.com

    Posted 9.4.20 Reply
  17. Primo Tacca Neto wrote:

    Great!

    Posted 11.28.18 Reply
  18. Great post! I travel Jamaica since 30 years. I hate all inclusive hotels as well. All they create are working poors and tax hiding is another game they playing well. Therefore I try to help locals to push their own income and providing a free webservice for them to advertise. I hope you’ll like it too:
    Property Ads in Jamaica

    Posted 6.20.19 Reply

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