As a travel consultant, I've booked many expeditions for clients in Jamaica. I personally had no desire to go but was semi-curious to find out why this place was such a popular destination and considered a woman's playground. I even read in a travel group about a woman traveling to Jamaica 8 times in one year. I met another girl who scraped up her last bit to make it to Jamaica for her birthday, and I have clients looking to go back after just returning let's me know there has to be something about this place. I know genders have their favorite vacation spots, but for a person, specifically, women, to travel to Jamaica multiple times a year, I needed to see what the hype was all about.
I knew the day would come where I'd need to gain some form of experience. At least for my client's sake. So for my birthday, I decided to put on my big girl panties and treat myself to an all-inclusive adult vacation to Montego Bay. You know... the fancy stuff. 5-star resort with not one, but TWO butlers. The type of resort that you have to keep reminding your travel budget, "Dude... it's my birthday!".
I'll be honest, upon arriving, I wasn't impressed. It felt like just another resort. Another tourist trap. All I saw was dollar signs as everyone had their hand out after doing the tiniest thing. Like dude... I walked my own bag over here. Just because we share some mediocre conversation out of politeness as you slithered in and grabbed my luggage to place in the back of the van does not justify me giving you a tip and my number. One, you weren't that cute, and two, you're not that smooth.
And then I arrived at my resort...
EVERY. WHERE. I. TURNED. A. MAN. WAS. A. FLIRTIN.
And like the apple that hit Newton, it dawned on me why men came here. These men game was STRONG.
So what's the gag? Since one of my butlers was trying to throw mad game, I decided to "interview" him and get the scoop on the male perspective of why women come to Jamaica so much. AND he said...
BDE (BIG Dick Energy). From the deep voice and accent to the swag and the way they walk. Any woman living in a dry spell will immediately end it here. One guy said to me, "you're lips look flexible." I didn't know if I should be offended or turned on. I literally just sat there stunned he uttered that from his mouth and in the next breath asked for my order. He was the waiter at the hotel restaurant.
Mr. Please Me. He said size doesn't matter, but it's how you use it. They considered themselves to be romantic and affectionate. Let them tell it, unlike American men, they listen and cater.
Hospitality is key. When it's done from the heart, you can tell. He said Jamaicans pride themselves on treating each other the way they'd want to be treated. And after just one day at the resort, I could see that. Several workers knew me by name, and by the time I left, I felt like I was leaving my friends behind.
It's beautiful. Once you leave the resort, you'll see Jamaica is full of many gems, and if you make friends with the right people, they'll share some of those hidden gems. From nightlife, beaches, restaurants, to random watering holes, you'll bound to find something,
Stress reliever. "No worry, man!" If I had a dollar for every time I heard that I could pay myself back for this trip! Though this plays into their hospitality, this also highlights the different methods of relieving stress. I'll leave the various methods to your imagination, but I will say whatever it is you're looking for, you'll find someone eager and willing to... relieve your stress.
I can say they definitely made me feel special in Jamaica for my birthday. From the different activities to the many people I met around the resort, I can say I had a great time. Would I return? Probably not as frequent as most, but I wouldn't mind returning and exploring a different side of the island.
Jamaica Me Crazy, XOXO