Krysta Anderson, Gleaner Writer
Valentine's Day, the traditional day for expressing romantic love, sees lovers scrambling every year to make romance-filled dreams a reality. In an effort to assist this time-honoured tradition, The Flair has compiled a list of ideal romantic getaways for couples who wish to celebrate in an intimately elegant or significantly special way. The celebration may be on the actual night or the following weekend, but if you should follow our list you are guaranteed to maintain or return the spark in your romance.
Nestled in the cool hills of Irish Town, couples can enjoy all the breathtaking views that the Blue Mountain has to offer while dining at Strawberry Hill. Their Valentine's Day package, namely the 'Sleepover Package' includes dinner, overnight accommodation and breakfast on V-Day. However, if these plans were to be made on the weekend, then the same package would apply only if couples stay for more than two nights. A relaxing atmosphere awaits the enchanted.
Terra Nova Hotel in Kingston is offering an elegantly savoury valentine's dinner package. The love-filled menu includes cupid's champagne cocktails, buffet-styled dinner ranging from mouth-wateringly prepared beef, pork and fish which will be completed with a cupid surprise. Couples will definitely feel the romance in the air, while dinning in elegant sophistication.
Sugar Mill Restaurant
Across the road from the famous Half Moon Hotel is a quaint restaurant called the Sugar Mill Restaurant, where lovers can partake in a romantic dinner for two. Complimentary roses will be given as well as champagnes which will be apart of the delectable menu. Couples will be serenaded by Saxophonist David Cunningham.
Portland comes alive this Valentine's Day as sweethearts are in for a treat. A live jazz band aims to engage with a classic love themed performance. The romantic package, which can only be booked by reservation, comprises a three-course meal, a box of chocolates, a single red rose, a bottle of sparkling wine and 15 minutes of heavenly spa treatment. The accommodation package, which is only accessible to couples who stay for a minimum of two nights, includes a romantic turndown, assorted chocolates, 30 minutes of Pure Paradise Spa Treatment, and a full Jamaican or continental breakfast.
Nestled in the serene hills of Newcastle, couples visiting Eits Café can share in the contentment of a cozy and intimate experience. For Valentine's Day, couples will have the opportunity to discover a delectably fresh three-course meal. Dining at its finest takes place in clear view of the beautiful Blue Mountains, with the clean air caressing the skin will certainly put any couple in a romantic mood.
Jake's Treasure Beach
Couples can take a trip and experience romance at its purest form at Jake's Treasure Beach, located in St Elizabeth. Yoga packages are offered to provide ultimate relaxation and lovers can partake in deeply delicious dishes from the restaurant's diverse menu while watching the sunset or sunrise in a warm embrace.
Described as an intimate Jamaican hotel, located on the shores of Ocho Rios, Jamaica Inn provides luxury at its best in a timelessly romantic atmosphere. Couples can experience packages such as the 'Celebration of Love' package offered by the hotel, which includes a spa treatment and an exquisite dining experience.
Located in Harmony Hall, St Mary, lovers from near and far will embark on a romantic journey when dining at this Italian themed restaurant. Toscanini's diverse cultural background, reflected in their colonial villas, is also revealed in their meals, which explore the fusion of Italian and Jamaican spices which is sure to excite a passionate couple's palate.
Round Hill Hotel and Villas
The majestic paradise situated in Hanover, is the place for romantic couples to experience extravagant views while dining and dancing under the stars, with the Caribbean Sea providing a cool backdrop. Lovers can relax and unwind together, indulging in the hotel's recreational spa and water sport activities.
Majestic Sushi and Grill
Just outside of Manor Park, located in Stony Hill's Villa Ronai, the magnificence of the restaurant is expressed in its lavish décor, which provides a warm and welcoming environment for lovers seeking a nightly romantic escape.
There are a number of restaurants and romantic spots that are just as delightful. If you get the chance, take your loved ones to the following: