Trip to the Grand Lido Negril,

September 22-29, 2007

 

 

We spent an off-season vacation at the Grand Lido Negril, Jamaica.  The resort was not full, so we tended to see the same people over and over and so we developed some good friendships.  The following are 54 of the 142 pictures we took.

This is the scene right outside our door.  It's the clothing-optional beach, and the sign says no photography :-)

 

Looking to the right from our patio

 

 

 

 

Looking to the left from our patio -- the 'clothing optional' bar, pool, and hot tub.

 

 

Our sitting room, as opposed to our bedroom, which is through the door to the right.

 

 

Scenes of the water wheel in the reception area

 

 

 

 

 

The game room

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The main dining room

 

 

Looking through the main dining room

 

 

The main dining room again

 

 

Still

 

 

Yet again

 

 

 

 

The AC was so good in our room that the camera fogged up when we went outside, resulting in some very artistic pictures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The view from our front door -- the snack and drink bar open 24x7.

 

 

The old "cotton" tree with impressive roots

 

 

 

The Grand Lido plaque on the roots

 

 

Just a scene of the grounds

 

 

The spa, where we got manicures, and where Skip arranged for her 3 massages.

 

 

The main pool.

 

 

 

From the pool deck looking the other way

 

 

Water sports.

 

 

The "other" beach

 

 

The bar at the main beach.

 

 

The dance floor surrounded by the main dining room

 

 

Foggy view of us in front of the cotton tree

 

 

Friends we met -- Betsy & Missy

 

 

A clearer view of the 4 of us.

 

 

We shared the resort with other regular customers

 

 

Skip's winning costume in the toga competition

 

 

When Betsy & Missy left, they gave us some bread they had been using to attract fish to the pier.  It worked.

 

 

The view of the clothing optional beach from the pier.

 

 

 

 

The gazebo where Skip had her massages

 

 

A near-by hammock

 

 

Interesting pattern of shrubbery

 

 

The main dining room from the second floor

 

 

A key-hole view

 

 

The chandelier in the reception area

 

 

The cotton tree again

 

 

Skip really got into the cotton tree

 

 

Ah.  Rick's cafe, Negril, known for its divers and sunset views.  Here are some of each.  Note the diver in a mid air in a tuck position

 

 

A diver climbing back up.

 

 

 

 

A diver climbed up the tree, then swung out and hung by one arm

 

 

Then he got back on the tree and prepared to dive

 

 

 

Here he is in mid air, doing a backward swan dive

 

 

 

First sunset picture.  It's too cloudy for the "green flash"

 

 

The stage at Rick's with the sunset

 

 

Another sunset picture

 

 

The maid put flower pedals and folded a towel into a design on our bed each day

 

A close-up of the towel

 

 

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