There are certain milestones in life that you wait for impatiently. One thing I'd been looking forward to was our honeymoon (let's put the all-important wedding part aside for a moment). My husband and I had never traveled together further than where a car could bring us for many reasons but it never seemed right to splurge on vacation... until our honeymoon. Today, I'm glad we waited because our stay at the Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall in Jamaica was magical. It was my husband's first all inclusive and although being waited on hand and foot isn't really our style, we definitely appreciated the fact that everything was always taken care of for us. We basically never had the slightest worry in the world other than enjoy each other's company and enjoy what the resort had to offer. How about, cocktail hour by the piano signing Sweet Caroline? Yes, please.
One thing most people worry about is food. I think it's safe to say that I doubt I will ever eat so well elsewhere in the Caribbean. Every meal we had was just as good as any top restaurant in Montreal. Seared tuna, coquille St-Jacques, lobster tail... just to name a few of our favourites. As some of you may have read elsewhere, the Hyatt in Montego Bay is divided into two resorts: an adult only (Zilara) and a family friendly resort (Ziva). Some say that when you stay at the Ziva you aren't allowed to access the restaurants on the Zilara side, however after speaking with staff we were informed we could eat pretty much anywhere except for breakfast at Horizon which didn't really matter to us as we had plenty of other options. There are basically so many restaurants on this resort that you won't have time to try them all during your week's stay.
Other than eating our other favourite activity was to play bacon on the beach and run splashing into the sea (watch out for some rocky patches though!). I could have stayed on that beach forever just looking at the sea and hearing the waves crash into the rocks. Just absolutely breathtaking.
The Hyatt definitely nailed the all-inclusive experience. Just a fun fact, the Hyatt is actually the old Ritz Carleton. You can definitely feel the original elegance of the previous resort. I read they also opened a new resort in Cancun which I'm sure will not disappoint.