Valentine’s Day may be once a year but love should be celebrated all year long. If you’re looking for the perfect getaway to share with that special someone, here are five romantic hotels in Jamaica that will surely turn the heat up a few notches.
1 Sandals Royal Caribbean & Private Island (Montego Bay)
Sandals Resorts are industry leaders when it comes luxury and romantic holidays. Year after year the brand continues to grow stronger and remains a force to be reckoned with . From the moment you’re greeted with a cold towel and beverage of your choice you will understand that Sandals doesn’t just do all- inclusive vacations, they do it right!Nothing screams romance like a private cabana complete with a valet to bring you snack platters and your desired cocktails as well as a basket with tanning oils and sunscreen. Did I mention that this is also on a private island equipped with a swim up bar and an authentic Thai restaurant?
After a day of snorkelling, paddle boarding and other beach activities prepare for a night of fine dining with a wide selection of Caribbean and International Cuisine.
Stay for a highly energetic evening of entertainment or retire early to the comforts of your Butler Inclusive Beachfront Suite.
Sandals Royal Caribbean has an intimate feel , intoxicating views added with warm Caribbean hospitality that will have you dreaming of your next visit before you get home.
2. Strawberry Hill (Kingston)
Cozy country styled villas and cottages perched on top of a mountain with unrivalled panoramic views that will take your breath away, literally! Experience the magic of Jamaica’s Blue Mountains whilst bonding with your significant other.
Indulge in a relaxing spa treatment or go swimming in the hotel’s iconic infinity pool. The sight of the trees merging with the clouds in the powder blue sky, casting a reflection on the water is nothing short of mind boggling.
Follow a nearby hiking trail or a quiet nature stroll but be sure to get back in time for the sunset . Have afternoon tea and watch the sky turn a bright orange while the sun drops over Kingston and city lights appear in the distance.
Finish the evening with dinner on the veranda or from your private balcony.
Be sure to check out the Gold Room’s impressive memorabilia and photos of famous guests. The property owner is Chris Blackwell, founder of Island Records and the man credited with the fame and success of Bob Marley & The Wailers.
3) GeeJam (Port Antonio)
Geejam is the definition of romantic escape. Elegant villas and cabins nestled in the heart of a tropical rain-forest. With intoxicating vistas of Port Antonio as the backdrop very little is needed to create that paradise effect which many travellers seek. The proprietors have managed to successfully create a union with nature and first world luxury.
It is no wonder that recording Artistes like Gwen Stefani and Amy Winehouse have been lured to record their music in the state of the art recording studio on property.
Spend your days connecting with nature and that special someone. Explore a largely undiscovered part of Jamaica and make memories to last you a lifetime. See waterfalls, rivers, caves or go rafting on the famous blue lagoon where young Brooke Shields swam. You may find yourself so enthralled by your surroundings that you forget to capture some moments on camera.
Reflect on the incredible day you had and make plans to do it over again the next day.
4) Iberostar Grand Rose Hall (Montego Bay)
This hotel is changing the All Inclusive game and they are gaining international recognition for it . Concierge and Butler Service, Top Shelf Liquor , access to some spa facilities, Water Sports and a well equipped Fitness Center are just a few of the amenities included with your stay.
Guests are raving about their pillow menu with choices of over a dozen pillows to enhance your comfort. Whether you have back or neck aches or you’re just a pillow lover there is something for everyone. It definitely sets the tone for a night of fun and frolic plus a good night’s rest is the key to a happy guest. To further sweeten the deal,24 hours room service is at your disposal.
You may never want to leave your room , which would be a shame as you would miss out on all the grandeur that Iberostar Grand has to offer. Immerse yourself in pristine turquoise waters or lounge at the swim up bar , where your cocktail is only an arm’s length away.
Stay for over three days and you can enjoy a round of golf at nearby golf courses for no additional cost.
Staying at the Iberostar Grand Rose Hall gives you full access to their two other properties. Enjoy the diverse dining options that all have to offer. With a combined total of eleven restaurants and bars available to you , it is virtually impossible to not have a romantic evening.
After dinner proceed to the theater for live entertainment or check out one of the weekly beach parties .
5) The Caves (Negril)
Forget ocean front dining, how often in your life can you experience cliff side dining in one of the Caribbean’s most sought after location?
Wake up with a cup of Blue Mountain Coffee and a platter of exotic Jamaican fruits.
After breakfast, feed your inner thrill seeker and go diving.
Spend the day snorkeling and parasailing on Negril’s seven mile beach or just take it easy in the hotel’s saltwater pool overlooking the ocean. There is no wrong or right , no meetings, schedules or rules to follow. Just go with the flow and ease of island living.
End the evening by watching the infamous sunset in Negril then enjoy a romantic candle light dinner in the caves.
No matter your travel style or preference , Jamaica provides tons of opportunities for romance and to celebrate the love of your life. Happy Valentine’s Day!