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My Jamaica Vacation

Eva Amurri Martino of Happily Eva After shares some photos from her family trip to Jamaica

We returned from our family vacation to Jamaica only a week ago, but it feels like a lifetime! Re-entry was not easy, let me tell ya.  We had such a great, relaxing and rejuvenating vacation– I wish we could have stayed longer! Today I wanted to share our photo album from the trip, along with some of my favorite experiences.  Jamaica was such a magical place, and we are already planning to go back and explore a different area of the island.  Kyle and I really want to do a couples trip up in the blue mountains next!

Eva Amurri Martino of Happily Eva After wears a We Are Leone silk robe on her family trip to Jamaica
Eva Amurri Martino of Happily Eva After wears a We Are Leone silk robe on her family trip to Jamaica
Eva Amurri Martino of Happily Eva After wears a We Are Leone silk robe on her family trip to Jamaica
Eva Amurri Martino of Happily Eva After wears a We Are Leone silk robe on her family trip to Jamaica

Kyle and I opted to take the kids to an all-inclusive resort in Montego Bay this trip.  The Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall is the sister resort to a resort we had been to in Mexico and LOVED– the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos.  We loved the all-inclusive and kids-centric vibe and realized that it’s what we need at this phase in our lives.  The resorts are really geared towards young travelers and they even have a Kids Club where you can leave kids who are four and up.  Almost like a vacation camp.  

Eva Amurri Martino of Happily Eva After shares some photos from her family trip to Jamaica
Eva Amurri Martino's kids Marlowe and Major enjoy a family trip to Jamaica
Eva Amurri Martino of Happily Eva After shares some photos from her family trip to Jamaica
Eva Amurri Martino's son Major enjoying his family trip to Jamaica

We brought our nanny with us on this vacation so that Kyle and I could really unwind and spend some evenings together just the two of us.  It was a GREAT call, and I think the kids had even more fun than they would have had if it was just the four of us.  I’ll be totally honest and say that I think I like the Hyatt Ziva in Mexico a bit more overall, but the beach at the one we went to was STUNNING.  We really wanted to have an ocean-centric vacation this time, and the water was so perfect for the kids, and beautiful.  

Eva Amurri Martino and her husband Kyle enjoy their family trip to Jamaica
Eva Amurri Martino poses with her family on a trip to Jamaica
Eva Amurri Martino's son Major enjoying his family trip to Jamaica
Eva Amurri Martino of Happily Eva After poses with daughter Marlowe on their family trip to Jamaica

We ended up mostly hanging out at the resort, but there was a lot to do, and we swam for most of the day every single day.  Kyle and I ate with the kids a few nights, but mostly we would hang with them before they went to dinner, then go back and shower and change for our own evenings out.  It felt so amazing to have zero agenda, and to be able to just go with the flow as we pleased.  We even got a couples massage one day! Warm, sunny weather is truly where my heart is the most happy, and I was living my best life in bathing suits every day.  I wish we could do that more often! 

Eva Amurri Martino's son Major enjoying his family trip to Jamaica
Eva Amurri Martino of Happily Eva After poses with son Major on their family trip to Jamaica
Eva Amurri Martino of Happily Eva After takes a dip in the pool on her family trip to Jamaica

One of the funniest things that happened was the kids’ dance competition.  Marlowe sort of loves a stage (if you haven’t noticed LOL) so I wasn’t that surprised when she wanted to get up on the big resort stage and shake her thang.  But when it came time for Major to try, he went right up there and made the crowd go wild! It was beyond hilarious.  He actually ended up winning, which didn’t go over well with his sister (Oy!), but made him so excited and proud.  The staff at the hotel were coming up to him the entire next day and giving him high fives. LOL. I believe the baby years are officially over!

Eva Amurri Martino's son Major enjoying his family trip to Jamaica
Eva Amurri Martino of Happily Eva After shares some photos from her family trip to Jamaica
Eva Amurri Martino of Happily Eva After wears a Tory Burch striped bathing suit on her family trip to Jamaica
Eva Amurri Martino of Happily Eva After wears a Tory Burch striped bathing suit on her family trip to Jamaica
Eva Amurri Martino of Happily Eva After poses in a Tory Burch cover up on her family trip to Jamaica

I’m so grateful for the time we got to spend in Jamaica stress free, and just enjoying each other to the fullest.  It made for some great memories to hold on to as we move in to our new (and still unfinished!) home this week.  Yikesssss.  

Do you have favorite places to visit in Jamaica besides Montego Bay? Please share in the comments below– we need ideas!

Eva Amurri Martino of Happily Eva After shares some photos from her family trip to Jamaica
Eva Amurri Martino of Happily Eva After shares some photos from her family trip to Jamaica
Eva Amurri Martino of Happily Eva After shares some photos from her family trip to Jamaica
Eva Amurri Martino of Happily Eva After shares some photos from her family trip to Jamaica
Eva Amurri Martino of Happily Eva After shares some photos from her family trip to Jamaica
Eva Amurri Martino's son Major enjoying his family trip to Jamaica
Eva Amurri Martino of Happily Eva After shares some photos from her family trip to Jamaica
Eva Amurri Martino of Happily Eva After shares some photos from her family trip to Jamaica
Eva Amurri Martino of Happily Eva After enjoys a cocktail on her family trip to Jamaica
Eva Amurri Martino of Happily Eva After shares some photos from her family trip to Jamaica
Eva Amurri Martino of Happily Eva After shares some photos from her family trip to Jamaica

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10 Comments

  1. Sara says:

    You should try Hyatt Siva Cancun next time. The beach is to die for, great food and lots to do.

    04.03.19 Reply
  2. Kimberly says:

    Couples San Souci. Most luxurious adult resort in Jamaica.

    04.03.19 Reply
  3. Tracy C says:

    Negril always & forever ❤️

    We have stayed at The Beaches Negril 3 times now! The kids love it! So geared towards the little ones. An amazing beach! Will be going again for sure!

    We were actually going to back at the Hotel you stayed at. May try that on sometime in the future!

    04.03.19 Reply
  4. Esme says:

    Love the photos! I recommend next time visit Negril, most beautiful sunsets and a very mellow vibe!

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  5. Suzie says:

    Looks like a perfect family getaway! Great resort wear for the family too!

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  6. Donia says:

    Portland is my all time favorite part of Jamaica – they have beautiful waterfront villas (sea star villa is my fave) that come with a maid, cook and Butler. My second favorite place is golden eye in oracabessa, it’s a great couples vacay spot and the history behind it is great. Round hill is also a great property with a rich history of famous guests ( the Beatles, JFK, royal family, etc.) it is located outside of Montego Bay (on the other side of the town from where Ziva is located.

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  7. Elizabeth Michelle says:

    Negril! Hands down, my favorite Caribbean vacation spot. And doesn’t Jamaica have the BEST coffee?

    04.03.19 Reply
  8. Christina says:

    You would LOVE Couples Swept Away in Negril! The most amazing beach, food and wonderful staff! I highly recommend, my husband and I have been there 3 times!

    04.04.19 Reply
  9. Jessie says:

    Could you please link the black bathing suit? Looks so flattering!

    04.04.19 Reply
  10. Abby says:

    Negril- 7 mile beach is THEE best.

    I also recommend staying at locally owned hotels, B&Bs, restaurants. They are so personalized and friendly, and it’s awesome to shop/stay local when you can.

    04.04.19 Reply