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Welcome to the Couples Blog, where we explore all-things Couples, romance, adventure, cuisine and Jamaica. Join us on this journey as we share weekly stories of the lovable staff, loyal guests and behind-the-scenes insights of these breathtaking resorts of Couples Resorts.

Black River and YS Falls Tour – What to Expect

Monday, Jan 13, 2020

Named after the magical river that flows through it, Black River is the capital of the Jamaican parish of St. Elizabeth. Boasting intriguing history and breath-taking natural pools, no trip to the charming town of Negril would be complete without experiencing the Black River and YS Falls Tour which is available at an additional cost when you stay at Couples Negril or Couples Swept Away! Read on for everything you need to know about the Black River and YS Falls Tour.


Jamaican Wedding Traditions You Might Not Know

Friday, Jan 3, 2020

Weddings in Jamaica unfold in one of the most idyllic settings in the world – from the clear turquoise waters to the tropical sunsets, what’s not to love? And, along with its stunning setting, the island of Jamaica brings with it both magical and unique wedding traditions. Here are popular Jamaican wedding traditions you might not know. The Wedding Cake Similar to many western weddings, the cake is a pretty big deal!


Top Music Festivals in Jamaica 2020

Thursday, Dec 19, 2019

From the white sandy beaches to the stunning sunsets – Jamaica has so much to offer any couple looking for the perfect romantic getaway; including couples who share a love of music! Music has been at the core of Jamaican culture for so many years so it should come as no surprise that plenty of top music festivals take place across Jamaica each year. Here’s our list of the top music festivals in Jamaica 2020.


Can Groups Stay at Couples Resorts?

Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019

From the romantic atmosphere to the stunning sights, a stay at Couples Resorts is an experience to be shared with friends and loved ones. With that said, can groups stay at Couples Resorts? Whether it’s a wedding group or a group celebration, we’re always delighted to help you celebrate your special occasion surrounded by the special people in your life. Want to learn more about visiting Couples Resorts with your group?


Christmas Traditions in Jamiaca

Friday, Nov 22, 2019

What are the Christmas Traditions in Jamaica? From non-stop festivities to family gatherings, Christmas in Jamaica is a tropical time of colourful celebrations and merriment. And, like many places around the world, Jamaica boasts its own unique Christmas traditions that must be seen to be believed! Here are the top Christmas traditions in Jamaica. Junkanoo street parade Originating from Jamaica’s rich African heritage, Junkanoo takes place on Christmas Eve and is a traditional street parade.


Most Romantic Restaurants in Jamaica

Monday, Nov 11, 2019

Known for its long white sand beaches, clear waters and epically delicious cuisine; Jamaica boasts everything a loving couple’s heart desires – including enchanting restaurants simply made for a romantic escape with your other half. So, whether you’re looking to dine under the stars or surrounded by the ocean, here are the most romantic restaurants in Jamaica. Rockhouse Restaurant, Negril Perched against volcanic cliffs, jutting above the waters of the ‘Pristine Cove’ in Negril is Rockhouse Restaurant.


Best Water and Amusement Parks in Jamiaca

Friday, Oct 25, 2019

With its rich history, natural beauty and enticing experiences – our beloved Jamaica truly has it all; even for the thrill seekers among you! So, whether you’d like to bobsled in a rainforest or zipline through Jamaica’s canopies - here’s our list of the best water and amusement parks in Jamaica for those of you who share a love of adventure. Best Water and Amusement Parks in Jamaica Wata Land Park, Ocho Rios Said to be one of the best kept secrets in Ocho Rios, Wata Land Park is an eco-friendly water park that prides itself on its countless attractions – from its three-acre beach lake to intriguing hiking opportunities.


Best Beaches in Ocho Rios

Friday, Oct 18, 2019

Located on a half-moon shaped cove, the city of Ocho Rios is one of the most popular areas in Jamaica to experience tropical beaches at their finest. With the city being known for its plethora of breath-taking beaches, it can be difficult to decide which sandy scene you and your other half should visit. Read on to find out the best beaches in Ocho Rios to make you and your loved one’s holiday that bit more special:


Top 10 Things to Do Runaway Bay Jamaica

Friday, Oct 11, 2019

Known for its coral reef and clear water beaches, Runaway Bay is one of the most scenic areas in Jamaica. Through its extensive popularity, the town has still managed to keep its authentic Jamaican character – making this small coastal town a must experience during a trip to Jamaica. Are you interested in visiting Runaway Bay? Here are our ‘Top 10 things to do in Runaway Bay, Jamaica’ Top 10 things to do in Runaway Bay, Jamaica Green Grotto Caves Experience the natural beauty of Runaway Bay, with a trip to the Green Grotto Caves.


Best Places to Eat Jerk Chicken in Jamaica

Friday, Sep 13, 2019

Jamaica is known for its succulent dishes, but it’s the Jerk chicken in Jamaica which is the star of the show! Jerk chicken takes its name from a unique seasoning made from hot peppers, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and thyme. The flavour is unique and can be added to pork or just about any other meat you would prefer. Whether you add fuel to your culinary fire by applying bonnet sauce, a wet marinade for a juicier meat or a dry marinade for a more traditional, crispier jerk, you are guaranteed to want to come back for more!