Jamaica (Tuesday, Day 3)
Tuesday, Day 3
Tuesday morning we had breakfast at Eleanor’s, which is the Caribbean restaurant that serves an a la carte breakfast. We had a fruit tray to start and then I had Eggs Ranchero (egg, sausage, and cheese in a tortilla), bacon, hash brown, and a pancake and Eric had Eggs Benedict, hash browns, and bacon. We had to wait a little bit for a table and the service was a little slow so it took awhile to actually do breakfast, but we didn’t have anywhere to be so it wasn’t a big deal.
After breakfast, one of the Sandals staff members took us out on the hobie cat. Last time we were in Jamaica, Eric and I took one out on our own, but this one was bigger than the others, so we assumed that staff took people out on this particular boat, which was fine with us. There’s no way we would have been able to have the kind of ride we had without the staff person there. When we turned in the hobie cat, we signed out a kayak and paddled our way down the beach. This gave us a nice view of the resort. Afterwards, we hung out on the beach for a bit and then headed to The Bayside for the lunch buffet.
At around 3 or so, we headed to our Catamaran Cruise. This was the only excursion we signed up for because we really just wanted to relax. There were about 6 or 7 couples total and our cruise included snacks and alcohol. So we cruised along the ocean and made one stop so that we could get in the water for a bit. Then we headed to what the Jamaicans call “The Barder” which is the border between Westmoreland and St. Elizabeth parishes. They took us to this neat-looking cove area where the two parishes meet. Then, we headed back out to the open ocean to see the sunset. After the sun had set, the DJ turned the music up and everyone did some dancing as we pulled back into the resort. The cruise was really fun (though more expensive than it probably should have been), but Eric and I both got a little seasick. We took a similar excursion last time and had no problems, so we’re not sure if the person driving the boat was going faster than normal or if the waves were rougher than normal, but we both had moments of nausea so we didn’t drink as much as we would normally have.
When we got back to our room, we cleaned up and headed to Giuseppe’s for dinner. For some reason, I wasn’t very hungry but I ate what I could. We had Bruschetta and Caprese for appetizers and then I had a Capellini dish and Eric had Penne Carbonara. Then we headed over to Le Cabaret for a fun game show and the staff talent show. Afterwards, we got some snacks from Café de Paris to go and ate them on a beach bed on the way back to the room.
Unfortunately, this was the night that my change in eating habits got to me. About an hour after we went to bed, I woke up feeling really nauseous and ended up being up most of the night either in the bathroom or lying in bed trying to ignore my nausea. I think I finally fell asleep around 3:30. I don’t know if it was something I ate or what, though I think the fact that I don’t normally eat the way I had been eating probably played a role in it.