This post was sponsored, and paid for, by Sandals Resort. All opinions are my own.
For some moms, the idea of a week away from their kids sounds like heaven on earth, but for others, it may sound like a complete nightmare. I know it’s taboo, but for me, it’s heaven on earth to get away from the kiddos and spend time alone or with my hubby.
I have to admit, I’m a big fan of ‘me-time’, and since becoming a mother over eleven years ago; I have tried to work in little trips for myself a few times a year. It is mandatory that the hubby and I have our alone time as well. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t leave Madison chained up outside eating potted meat while I am traveling all over the world; she’s with my mom, but I don’t feel guilty while traveling without her.
Madison travels extensively as well, but there is nothing wrong with spending time away from your kids. So when Sandals Resort reached out and wanted me to review their all-inclusive and most importantly, all-adult properties in Jamaica; I jumped at the opportunity! And as the saying goes, “absence makes the heart grow fonder”. So Madison will love us more upon our return from Jamaica.
No Guilt Allowed! Parents Need Time for Themselves
All of the Sandals Resorts in Jamaica allow you to forget the kids, eat as much food as you can, drink as much alcohol as you want without dying of alcohol poisoning, and enjoy all of the water activities your heart desires.
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I hear women discussing motherhood and bragging about how they put their kids above their husbands, and if they go on vacation then the kids must go as well. I often wonder are these women crazy? Seriously, are they crazy? Do you believe that once you have children you are no longer allowed to date, get nasty, or just spend some good ole quality time with your husband?
Why Do you need a kid-free week at a Sandals South Coast Resort?
Sure, being a parent will layer on more responsibilities; but it doesn’t mean that you’re no longer an individual. It doesn’t mean you and your spouse are no longer a couple. So why not reignite your marriage with an all-inclusive vacation to Sandals South Coast?
Here are my top reasons you need a kid-free weekend at Sandals South Coast:
1. REMIND YOUR HUSBAND YOU STILL FIND HIM ATTRACTIVE
The honeymoon period in most marriages has a shelf life. But does that mean you can’t bring back those fluttery butterfly feelings of excitement and anticipation everyone experiences at the beginning of a relationship? Absolutely not! All marriages maneuver through rough patches. Some don’t survive long enough to come out the other side unscathed, which is why you have to nurture your marriage; and why I planned a vacation to Sandals South Coast to show my hubby how much I love him.
James and I were in awe when we arrived at the resort. We were surrounded by unmatched natural beauty and luxury at Sandals South Coast, and it made me fall in love all over again. I was reminded that my husband is my superhero and it might seem like an old-fashioned idea, but this trip to Sandals was about showing a little more affection to the man that provides and supports me in every way imaginable. We’re all accustomed to the saying, “Happy wife, happy life,” but it’s equally important to remember, “Happy husband, happy household.”
James and I were captivated from the moment we walked through the resort’s palm-lined entrance. The resort felt like it was designed exclusively for James and myself. The romance was in the air immediately from the cozy fire pits, lush garden settings, and the unforgettable sunsets. This set the perfect stage for a romantic Caribbean getaway where everything is unlimited and included.
We were able to focus solely on each other and not worry about the hidden cost associated with other luxury vacations we have experienced in the past.
2. AN INCREDIBLE BEACH WITH PANORAMIC VIEWS
Sandals South Coast is a must for any lover of luxury. Sandals South Coast, set within a 500-acre nature preserve, is perfectly positioned along a two-mile stretch of unspoiled beach where you can view both the sunrise and the sunset each day. James never leaves home without his portable Apple speakers so we sat on the beach and listened to some old school hip-hop and laughed for hours. It felt so good not to have one care in the world except what cocktail we were gonna have next.
3. LUXURIOUS ACCOMMODATIONS
Sandals South Coast offers a variety of luxury accommodations, including the Over The Water Honeymoon Butler Bungalows that are what dreams are made of. Every bungalow features luxury hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, and the most comfortable bed you will ever have the pleasure of laying your body on for the ultimate sleep experience.
4. THREE EXPERIENCES IN ONE
With Sandals Stay At One, Play At Three* program; we were able to not only enjoy our resort, but we were also able to hop on a complimentary shuttle to the other Sandals Resorts on the island. This way, we could enjoy everything the three resorts had to offer and maximize our Caribbean vacation with access to additional restaurants, amenities and even have a little more fun if that’s possible!
5. A FOODIE’S PARADISE
When it comes to delectable food, Sandals South Coast did not disappoint; featuring dishes from around the world. Sixteen specialty restaurants serve everything from the Caribbean, French, Italian, and Asian fare. It didn’t matter if we were at the bar grabbing a bite to eat or at one of the 5-star restaurants; the food was always fresh and prepared with local ingredients.
My favorite dish was the fish in a foil and it wasn’t at one of the 5-star restaurants, but a little hut right on the beach. They prepared Jamaican jerk fish with spices right in front on you. It wasn’t fancy, but oh my gosh was it delicious!
6. PERFECT FOR ADVENTURE LOVERS
Unlike other resorts, Sandals offers an array of unlimited land and water sports at no additional cost. Did I say no additional cost? You can play beach volleyball, basketball, tennis, croquet, chess, bocce ball, billiards, golf on land, or go enjoy water activities; which include stand-up paddle boards, kayaks, snorkeling, windsurfing, cat sailing, and scuba diving for certified divers.
Reignite Your Marriage at Sandals Jamaica
Based on my informal study on my Facebook Page, most wives see their husbands for about four hours each day. Two of those hours involve kids, and the other two involve TVs. The majority of their interactions either happen through texts or over dinner (which primarily involves tag-team yelling at kids). You need a kid-free vacation at Sandals with your husband to reignite your marriage.
I challenge ALL moms to take a vacation without your kids this year and reignite your marriage!
At Sandals everything is always unlimited and included. You can count on the resorts made for love to give you more choices than any other resort ever. For more information, visit sandals.com or call 1-800-SANDALS
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