EAT PLAY STAY SLAY: Hyatt Ziliara Montego Bay Review

Hey Luvs,

 At the beginning of the year, a couple friends and I planned to take a trip beyond borders. Since I've never been to Jamaica before so this trip was right on course with my plan to explore beyond the states. Our chosen destination was the beautiful island of Jamaica at the fabulous Hyatt ZiliaraResort in picturesque Montego Bay.
I decided to make this a post a review of my stay at the inclusive resort and a recap of what I wore on my trip. 
Let's call it a EAT PLAY STAY SLAY: Hyatt Ziliara Montego Bay.

Our journey to the island paradise begin bright and early at the Atlanta Airport. We actually made it through TSA within 30 mins. Our flight time was around 8am and we arrived extra early to prevent any hold ups. The only thing I wasn't expecting was the long haul to our gate. 

The concourse trains should start promptly at 6am. Some people actually come to the airport early and the country mile hike to the gates is downright disrespectful. 

Our flight time was roughly five hours with one stop in Charlotte, NC.  Once you arrive there is a wait time to get through past customs and retrieve your luggage. Afterwards your vacation with Hyatt Ziliara Rose Hall officially begins. The service of this resort starts with your first stop at the airport receiving lounge. 
The gracious staff offers a cool energizing towel to get the travel lag off and a refreshing drink to kick your vacation off right. I chose the beverage of the island, Red Stripe of course.


The Hyatt Ziliara Rose Hall of Montego Bay is breathtaking; I’ve never been anywhere so stunning. The property is beautifully decorated with bright tropical décor grounded by strong wooded pieces instantly relaxing you and begging you to take a seat in the open air lobby of the adult only side of the resort. Yes! Did I forget to mention Hyatt Ziliara Rose Hall is an adult only resort, If you’re traveling without children, this resort has an adult only side so you can be a big kid yourself. If traveling with children the Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall is available with family friendly activities.

We stayed in the Ziliara deluxe suites, an awesome surprise upgrade from the hotel. The room was amazing. Modern décor with tropical flair was my first thought as the bell man opened the door to our suite. The room had a balcony overlooking the resort’s water oasis of pools, waterfalls and private lagoons for those who paid for a “swim up suite”. My favorite room in the suite was the bathroom of my dreams. The ginormous spa like was my personal getaway every night.


With 12 restaurants, 7 bars, 24 hour room service and mobile food carts, there is always something cooking at this paradise just for you. Every day we challenged out group to something new and everything was exceptionally good. Here is a list of my favorite restaurants at the resort:
v  Petit Pariz – Parisian cuisine blesses by Jamaicans hands
v  The Blue Grillz- The freshest seafood I’ve ever enjoyed.
v  Horizonz-The Crab Omelet with fresh fruit of the island was divine.
v  Urban Beatz-French Toast with roasted breakfast potatoes can start your day.
v  Barefoot Jerks-The best jerk chick ever. Grab a Red Stripe and enjoy the good life.
v  Choicez Buffet- The omelet station had chef there who was both entertaining and extremely easy on the eyes. His omelets were awesome also.


I’m going to be honest, I came for the cool breeze of the ocean to rock me to sleep under a palm tree. And to rest my toes in a cool pool while working on upgrading my melanin. A quick dip in the pool was all the playtime I cared to enjoy. No judgement. There were other options of course, you could book one of the many off site excursions like Tropical Zip lining, Yacht Ride or Booze Cruise, Sightseeing through the tourist shopping centers for souvenirs and what nots. The resort provides a tour guide and taxi that accompanies you the entire time you are away from the property. The security of this resort was very comforting.
Nightlife at the Hyatt Ziliara was pretty specular also with live shows and bars, after dinner you could dance the night away and order room service for a late night snack.

NOTE: There is alot of walking involve. WEAR COMFORTABLE SHOES


Packing for this adventure was an adventure itself. I've been stockpiling bikinis and cover up since I made my first deposit on the trip in January. If I was going to be on a tropical vacation across the country, I was going to enjoy it to the fullest with bikinis, flowing dresses and midriff baring tops the entire time. And I did it inside a carryon!!!!Travel game stepping up!


Every now and then you must treat yourself with something super special. A gift without any guilt simply for you. I never thought about this until recently. This trip has taught me alot. Where will you go?

Until Next Time! 
Make sure you check out the reasonable travel prices for Hyatt Ziliara Rose Hall.

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