The meaning of the word 'aquamarine'

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our little private corner in paradise
We woke up with the the sounds of the waves splashing against the shore. And what a lovely wake up call it was! The sky was blue, the breeze was cool, the sun brightly shinning and the waters glistens with the color that can only be described with one word: AQUAMARINE. It was surreal.  Our room was located at the very end so we weren't bother by other guest walking past our rooms at all. And we have an oceanfront view which is just about every room in the hotel!

After setting the time for breakfast with Rachelle, we got ready and headed off for some breakfast. The main dining room (there is only two in the resort; the other restaurant is require reservation) is where all three meals are served buffet style. It is an open air dining area with an amazing view! The entire time we were eating, we were gazing out to the sea, in awe and mesmerized by it.
view from our room
It was just so beautiful!

After a hearty breakfast, we walked around the small resort to familiarize ourselves with what we can do while staying there. The Royal Decameron Montego Bay is an all-inclusive beach resort and hotel. It is a relatively small and older resort hotel. Well-maintained by their very friendly staff. On one side is a long, two-story building where our rooms are located. The central part of the resort is where the club, restaurant, jacuzzi, stage, main dining hall, outdoor bar, and reception are located. On the other end is a 5-story building connected with the reception hall. A heated pool, another regular pool with a swim bar, lounging area with shades, and volleyball is also located. There are 2 areas where a small stretch of sand is available.
little fishes and marine animals
Thankfully, it wasn't high season for vacationing in Jamaica and the resort only opened 75% of their rooms for guests. We didn't have to compete for beach lounges and the small stretches of sand was sufficient enough for the number of people staying in the resort.

The resort has its own travel agency where you can book sightseeing activities. We wanted to do something else outside the resort so after a meeting with the agent and discussion with friends, we decided to go to Negril and Ocho Rios on our last 2 days, but first, enjoy the resort, just relax, and woorship the sun, sky, and the water!

For three hours, we sunbathe, frolicked in the waters, and since Finelle is more of a camwhore than I was, took pictures of everything and all of us every single minute, the whole effin' day! We took a break for lunch, made reservations for dinner that night at their only restaurant, while the guys returned to our room for some 'green' session.
this view!
Then we went to the other side of the beach, for more sunbathing and drinks at the bar. Finelle, Kris, and Rachelle swam towards the big, yellow floating-thing. RP was relegated to taking pictures of them. I took a break from afternoon sun, for some light reading and eventually dozed off at a shaded lounge chair. I woke up more than 30 minutes later with Kris joining me at the shade, Finelle fell asleep under the sun, and the couple, Rachelle and RP - returned to their room for another 'green' session.

Rainy clouds rolled in towards the end of the afternoon, bringing in light showers and lightning visible from far away. June to November is Jamaica's storm season so showers were expected from time to time. But I didn't mind. I love seeing rain in a tropical country.
we can have our own little beach shop with the stuff we brought
It isn't depressing as the rains we get in NYC where everything just looks so umm.. depressing? The resort had this small canopy-type area where I took shelter and weathered down the rain. With drink in my hand, I enjoyed just lounging there, with a book in my hand and enjoy the summer rain. Rachelle and Finelle joined me later on and while guys did their usual thing. It was just great!

When the rain stopped, we went back to our rooms to shower and change for dinner. One of the hotel staff told us that there is a party at Pier One just 15 minutes away from the resort. A shuttle will be picking up guests at 10pm and 11pm, and they will also provide a shuttle back to the hotel at 2am and 3am. How awesome is that! So we added that to our plans for the night.
frolicking in the water
Dinner at the only restaurant was nice. We had wine, and enjoyed the 3 course meal. The view again was simply gorgeous! There were several couples dining in the restaurant. Some were definitely honeymooners.

We watched the show after dinner and had more drinks before the shuttle came to pick us up at the hotel. There were quite a few of us who went, and when we arrived, the club was already 3/4 full! It was an open air bar/club, with two floors and a big bar area in the middle. By midnight, the place was packed! It was difficult to pass and with shots and mixed drinks, we were all buzzed. That jagermeister was just plain gross at the end. Damn Rachelle! Next thing we knew, it was 2am and we took the shuttle home. Finelle and I were a bit loud since we were teasing Rachelle and RP, and one of the guys in the shuttle reprimanded us.
afternoon nap
We quietened down, felt ashamed and mumbled in Tagalog what a grump he was.  Whatever!

We arrived at the hotel, tired. I wanted to go for a night swim but none of them wanted to join me. So I went alone. Since our room was one the 1st floor at the very end,  there is a small area of sand were we can easily access the waters. When Kris fell quickly to sleep while Finelle watched tv and said she'll stay up to wait for me to come back. I stayed out in the water for 45 minutes, enjoying the night, the quiet with the rhythmic ebb and flow of the waves, the moon providing some light, and on the horizon, lightning flashed. it was quite a sight and an experience. I retired for the night after a shower.
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our little private corner in parad…
our little private corner in para…
view from our room
view from our room
little fishes and marine animals
little fishes and marine animals
this view!
this view!
we can have our own little beach s…
we can have our own little beach …
frolicking in the water
frolicking in the water
afternoon nap
afternoon nap
the sun peeking through the clouds…
the sun peeking through the cloud…
the three amigas
the three amigas
The clouds rolling in...
The clouds rolling in...
look a big pineapple!
look a big pineapple!
this big fish deserves a kiss
this big fish deserves a kiss
yummy food!
yummy food!
Pier One
Pier One
Pier One
Pier One
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