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I’ve had a paralyzing fear of the deep ocean for years, so I decided to go on a Scuba Yoga retreat in Grenada as a way to conquer my phobia. My solo adventure to the Scuba Yoga Day retreat and staying at True Blue Bay Boutique Resort helped me enter year 29 feeling rejuvenated and recharged!
When my sister first told me she was having a destination wedding, beyond the initial excitement my mind went directly to how expensive it would be. I am a budget traveler and really like to make the most out of my money and time. When I saw the total price (flight & accommodation) of 3 days in Jamaica in April was close to the equivalent of my 2 week trips to Africa & Europe, my penny-pinching heart cringed. I know there are definitely ways to go to Jamaica for cheaper, but when there is a specific date and venue already chosen it limits your options. So naturally, given the amount of money I was spending, I made plans to do as much as possible during my stay!
My sister selected SandalsBeaches Ocho Rios, an all-inclusive family resort, as the destination for her wedding. As mentioned in my packing for Jamaica post, this was my first time ever vacationing at a resort! Here's a review of my experience: