Sandals, Beaches Negril celebrate Jamaica 60
(From left) Calantha Braham, Cadesha Smith and Shyanne Miller from the Beaches Negril entertainment team share bright smiles with the camera as they tell guests and team members about common household items of yesteryear.

NEGRIL, Westmoreland — As Jamaica celebrates 60 years of Independence, Sandals and Beaches Negril were also in on the festivities as the teams brought both old-style Jamaican culture and new-day Jamaica to both guests and team members.

Both resorts kicked off their day with a Jamaican history lesson to educate visitors on the development of the island over the years in various areas, such as arts and culture, infrastructure, sports, tourism, and more. At Sandals Negril, guests were not only treated to Jamaican delicacies but were also engaged by the entertainment team through a patois class, Jamrave pool party, and a special performance by the Hatfield Cultural Group, who shared traditional dances and folk songs.

Meanwhile, at Beaches Negril, guests were taken on a trip back in time with the famous Jamaican practice of storytelling. As the day progressed, the resort's entertainment team were out in full force with a Jamaican fashion show, a taste of Jamaica cooking demonstration, a golden rum hunt, and they topped the day off with a maypole dance selection and a live mento band.

(From left) Beaches Negril playmakers, Richard Raymond, David Mitchell, Shyanne Miller and Calantha Braham are captured in complete "old time Jamaican sumting" mode.
The Sandals Negril entertainment team are seen clad in traditional Jamaican attire that had both guests and team members fascinated as they lit up the resort with various learning and fun activities.
Sandals Negril playmaker Tannae Smith strikes a quick pose in her bandana dress just ahead of the resort's Emancipation Day celebrations.
The Hatfield Cultural Group offers various folk songs and dance selections such as Kumina and Dinki Mini at Sandals Negril.
Beaches Negril bartender Kimani Daley seems elated to share popular Jamaican-themed mixes with guests in the resort's heritage village.
Cadesha Smith from the Beaches Negril entertainment team displays a gizzada ­­— a Jamaican sweet treat —during a 'taste of Jamaica' cooking segment.

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