Travel Diaries | Jamaica 

Guys it’s been a while since I last posted so this will be a quick catch up as to where I have been, and as you can see from my picture it was somewhere hot!

If you have been reading my little blog, you would of seen from my previous post, I had a few places that I wanted to visit this year and Jamaica was one of them. I hadn’t been in 8 years and boy did I fall in love all over again, I didn’t want to leave!

I stayed for 10 days and went with 4 of my friends, but I can tell you now, if you are going anywhere longhaul 10 days is way too short in my opinion! I definitely could’ve done with a few extra days for sure!

The Hotel  Grounds

From the moment we arrived at our hotel we immediately felt welcome by the hotel staff. The atmosphere was buzzing and had so many people in and around the lobby. There were people from all nationalities and all ages and you could tell the hotel was very reputable.

As weird as it seems, I didn’t capture many pictures but it was beautiful. Many people held weddings at the hotel taking their pictures on the grounds and also the beach to the rear of the hotel.

The Food

Now you gotta love the food in Jamaica! I’m sure all I did was eat, eat and eat some more! I dread to think how much I’ve gained not to mention the alcohol consumption! But hey that’s what holidays are for right?

On most days at the hotel we had a typical English breakfast with bacon, eggs, sausages etc but a few days we had a traditional Jamaican breakfast with ackee and saltfish, boiled dumplings and green banana. The best part after most raves was the jerk chicken served from a jerk pan on the side of the road! Mmmmmmm

The Nightlife

Most nights there was a party whether it was in the hotel or close by elsewhere, my friends turnt up! The Jamaican nightlife is buzzing and the dancers were out in full swing! There’s a dance move for everything and honestly I mean everything! The latest craze was a dance called breadfruit would you believe, but it was just amazing to watch how talented they all are!

The Excursions

Whilst we were on holiday, we still took part in a few excursions and day trips and we really saw the beauty in the country. We went to a place called Mystic Mountain which was like a small activity centre where we could take part in the famous Jamaican bobsled and zip lining.

On the way up to the top of the mountain, we had to take a cable cart 70ft in the air above sea level, I was scared as hell so this helped me with my fear of heights. We got to the top to take part in the bobsled which was like a roller coaster around the park and it was so much fun! The views were amazing at the top and we admired the views with a cheeky cocktail in the restaurant afterwards. 

Most of my holiday was captured on snapchat hence very little pictures, I had so many plans to do holiday OOTD but to be honest with you, I never had much time because the holiday was exactly that – a HOLIDAY. I took time out from social media partly because the internet connection wasn’t the strongest at all times and because I genuinely was having a good time being away – I will definitely take more pictures next time!

On my way I stopped off in Mac at duty free and bought 2 new lipsticks which are my first Mac lipstick purchases by the way and these are going to be featured on the blog shortly! I’ve had such terrible jet lag and have hardly blogged, but I will be back to posting 2-3 times per week, so keep an eye out!

Thanks for reading x


  1. 24th April 2016 / 1:30 pm

    Sounds like you had a fab holiday hun and from the few photos, it looks amazing. So jealous!! The mystic mountain sounds like so much fun. Sometimes it’s nice to just take a break, relax and keep the memories rather than the photos.
    Love Hannah xx

    • shannonkara
      24th April 2016 / 2:17 pm

      Hannah, it really was! I can’t even put it in words how sad I am to be back to reality lol! And yes the memories are far more precious than to snap every moment! Thanks for reading x

  2. 26th April 2016 / 9:11 am

    It all looks amazing! That food… Love it. Glad you had a good time!


    • shannonkara
      26th April 2016 / 12:56 pm

      Chrissy I want to go back! London is not for me anymore man lol

      • 6th May 2016 / 9:10 am

        Lool I’m with you on that one! Don’t be surprised if you see me on that plane too :))

        • shannonkara
          6th May 2016 / 9:35 am

          Hahaha! Yes, you should so come with xx

  3. 1st May 2016 / 8:18 pm

    Ah! it looks amazing, Im glad you enjoyed and I definitely know what you mean about it being a “Holiday” and not wanting to spend so much time taking pictures. Sometimes it just takes away from the moment but the ones you did get look great though!

    • shannonkara
      1st May 2016 / 9:56 pm

      Thank you! Yes I just wanted to relax and forget about social media tbh to enjoy the moments! Thank you for reading x

  4. 1st May 2016 / 8:19 pm

    Ah! it looks amazing, Im glad you enjoyed & I definitely know what you mean about it being a “Holiday” and not wanting to spend so much time taking pictures. Sometimes it just takes away from the moment but the ones you did get look great though!

  5. 8th May 2016 / 10:16 pm

    Shan, this post is giving me full on summer vibes. Ughh looks beautiful x

  6. shannonkara
    9th May 2016 / 12:18 am

    I’m telling you! At least the sun is making an appearance here now, summer is going to be a good one, exciting times! X

  7. 10th May 2016 / 6:27 pm

    Breadfruit hahaha kmt leave it to the Jamaicans to drop a move for everything. Omg it looks likw paradise I’m so envious lol, nah seriously hun you deserved the break xx

    • shannonkara
      11th May 2016 / 12:07 am

      Honestly no lie! Have a look on YouTube hahaha!