Friday, September 19, 2014

Five Spectacular Sunsets

Every few weeks Trip Advisor posts one of their Best Of lists - “10 Breathtaking Beaches”, “10 Jaw Dropping Hotel Pools”. I always scan the articles just in case they mention a place I’ve been (or would like to visit someday). The most recent list was “12 Spots for Sensational Sunsets”. Here is my own list of favorite sunset spots, which includes two of the places on Trip Advisor plus three others.

1. Mallory Square - Key West, Florida
Sunsets in Key West are a cause for celebration. Every night, hundreds of people gather in Mallory Square to watch the jugglers, magicians, animal performers, and oh yeah, the sunset.

Key West sunset

2. The Florence Bridges - Florence, Italy
Trip Advisor's article actually listed the Piazzale Michelangelo, not the bridges. We didn't make it to the Piazzale at sunset on our Florence trip, but we did watch some beautiful ones from Ponte Santa Trinita and Ponte Vecchio. There is nothing quite like the warm light in Florence. No wonder all the Renaissance artists flocked there.

Florence sunset

3. Beach Palace Sky Bar - Cancun, Mexico
Turquoise ocean on one side, the sun sinking into the lagoon on the other and an adult beverage in my hand. Priceless!

Beach Palace Sky Bar sunset

4. Seven-Mile Beach - Negril, Jamaica
Negril, on the westernmost point of Jamaica, is known for its beautiful sunsets. There are many great spots to see the sunset in Negril - Rick's Cafe on the cliffs, on a sunset cruise. But my favorite place was on the beach where I could watch the horseback riders and the tour boats coming in for the night.

Negril sunset

5. Home Sweet Home - Florida's West Coast
Some of the prettiest sunsets I've ever seen didn't even require a plane ticket.

Florida sunset


  1. The sunsets are beautiful. You always find the best spots.

  2. Lovely! And now you can add Sunset over Buckingham Palace!