Category Archives for Jamaica.

Review of the Restaurants at Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall and Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall

One of the attractions of an all-inclusive resort is that the food and drinks are included, but one of the drawbacks of many all-inclusive resorts is that the included food and drinks aren’t always necessarily as good as you would hope them to be.  I’m not a true “foodie”, but I also don’t like “Golden Corral” buffet quality food, so I haven’t always been thrilled with concept of all-you-can-eat food for a multi-day vacation. However, I had heard repeatedly that…

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Pools and Beach at the Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall in Jamaica

Earlier this year we visited the new all-inclusive Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall in Montego Bay, Jamaica all on points.  That meant that not only was our room “free” thanks to our Hyatt Gold Passport points and points transferred in 1:1 to Hyatt from the Chase Ultimate Rewards program and cards like the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card, but our food, drinks, and activities were “free” as well.  Let that sink in.  This resort would also be a good use of the…

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Review of the Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall All-Inclusive Junior Suite

After spending a couple of nights at an independent property in Negril that had its upsides, but wasn’t really the perfect fit for me, I was excited to start the trek back down to Montego Bay to enjoy a couple of nights at the newly opened all-inclusive Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall.  The Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall is an all-inclusive property that is open for adults 18 and up while the adjacent Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall is an all-inclusive property for…

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Review of Catcha Falling Star Resort in Negril, Jamaica

In February my husband and I headed to Jamaica to help some friends celebrate their wedding anniversary without our little one.  As I explained here, Jamaica was never really at the top of our “must visit” list, but we always love to travel with friends when possible, so we hoped for the best and went forward with planning a trip to Jamaica.  We would have two nights in Negril where our friends were staying, and then two nights at the…

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Adventures in Getting to Negril in One Piece

This spring we went to Jamaica for four nights to join some friends in celebrating their 25th anniversary (they married young, but it has worked out well for them!).  At this point in our lives it is very hard to coordinate travel with other friends mostly because everyone is so dang busy that it just doesn’t end up happening.  Additionally, while travel is somewhat easy for us thanks to miles and points, most of our friends haven’t fully adopted that…

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