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.
Friday, May 28, 2021
Cocktails at Couples Resorts are not only delicious, but they help to give you a flavour of Jamaica. Guest can sample homemade Jamaican cocktails and enjoy an aerial view of the Islands and beach. The bartenders love to put a smile on your face with their colourful, fruity and extravagant cocktails. Whether it’s on a beach drinking a Martini, or at a restaurant, or a bar overlooking Jamaica’s stunning landscape, we believe a good getaway can be made great with a cocktail (or two).
Wednesday, Apr 28, 2021
When it is time to take a holiday, we all want the same thing. Comfort and ease. An all-inclusive holiday is exactly that! Typically, accommodations, activities, food and beverages are included in the price you pay. This in itself can take away a lot of the pressures that can come from planning a holiday for yourself. However, before booking any holiday, it is best to do your due diligence and research all that you can!
Tuesday, Apr 13, 2021
In this blog we advise you on the best time to visit Jamaica Let’s face it, there is one main reason why tourists continue to visit Jamaica – the weather. The good news is that when the weather is at its coldest in the UK and Ireland, the weather is at its best in Jamaica. Surely that’s a good a reason as any to start packing your bags? Read on to find out more about when is the best time to visit Jamaica.
Thursday, Mar 25, 2021
Make your way to the kitchen as it’s time to impress your friends and family with this delicious Jamaican spiced Easter bread recipe from Couples Resorts’ Executive Chef – Stefan Spath. This tasty and sweeter take on the ever popular hot cross bun will add some Caribbean flair to your Easter celebrations. Now, let’s begin making Stefan’s special Easter bread recipe! Ingredients: 120ml milk 1 teaspoon of dry yeast 3 oz flour 9oz flour 5 oz unsalted butter 1 1⁄2 sugar Pinch of salt 1 egg A few drops of vanilla Rind of 1 lemon or lime 1 teaspoon of finely grated fresh ginger For glaze and topping: 1⁄2 cup apricot jam 1⁄2 cup sifted icing sugar Drop of almond essence Water 1⁄4 cup sliced roasted almonds Method Heat milk until lukewarm, add yeast and combine well, add flour and mix Put flour into a large mixing bowl, add yeast / milk mix in the centre Cover with a little flour and allow to rest (and rise) for about 30 minutes Cream the butter until light and fluffy Add all the other above ingredients (including the butter) to the flour / yeast mix and mix well (using a dough hook) – for at least 5 minutes 4 1⁄2 oz raisins 2 oz mixed peel (finely chopped) 3⁄4 oz sliced almonds (roasted) 1 teasp finely chopped fresh thyme leaves Add raisins, mixed peel, almonds and thyme to the dough Mix in quickly until well combined, cover bowl with plastic and allow dough to proof (and rise) for about 1 hour Take dough out of bowl and shape into a round loaf, place on a grease paper lined baking sheet.
Thursday, Mar 11, 2021
In this blog, we advise what to look for if you are researching all inclusive holidays to Jamaica 2020 Looking for a holiday with something special? An all-inclusive holiday to a luxury resort in Jamaica could be just what you’re after! This striking island welcomes over 80,000 visitors from the UK and Ireland every year. When it comes to your trip, here’s what to expect on all inclusive holidays to Jamaica 2020.
Tuesday, Feb 23, 2021
A common question we hear from travelers is, ‘Is Jamaica safe for a holiday?’ The answer is YES! In fact, Jamaica is more affected by negative media about safety than it is by crime. However, when going on holiday it is always wise to be safe and to take some precautions. At Couples Resorts we want to ensure that you are left with the best memories possible following your holiday, which is why we have compiled the following information for you.
Tuesday, Feb 2, 2021
Thinking of getting married in Jamaica? Here’s all you need to know. Your wedding should be the most beautiful and extraordinary day of your life. If you are looking for the best possible wedding destination, you will struggle to find somewhere better than Jamaica. Getting married in Jamaica is an unforgettable experience and at Couples Resorts, weddings are our specialty. With lush landscapes, golden sand beaches and calm turquoise waters, Jamaica offers many wonderful possibilities for a tropical wedding.
Friday, Jan 15, 2021
Today it is possible to associate healthy eating with your holidays and at Couples Resorts, Jamaica, these two things come hand in hand. In Jamaica, we are lucky to have some delicious, healthy produce, which our outstanding chefs work their magic on. Whether you are enjoying a plate of spicy jerked meat, the freshest fish steak, or one of Jamaica’s alluring vegetarian options, you will be eating something as good for your health as it is for your taste buds.
Friday, Dec 18, 2020
Since it’s establishment in 1949, Couples Resorts has provided a carefree and enchanting environment that encourages couples to forget about everything and focus on enjoying each other. Throughout history, Couples Resorts has offered exceptional five-star service and fantastic amenities in Jamaica’s most idyllic, natural setting. Here is the History of Couples Resorts. Who founded Couples Resorts Rightly nicknamed ‘The Father of Jamaican Tourism’, Abe Issa understood the importance of creating resorts as luxurious as they are authentic.
Tuesday, Dec 8, 2020
Jamaican Christmas Traditions Many wonderful Christmas traditions are carried out in Jamaica throughout the holidays. Jamaican Christmas traditions are unique and the people’s holiday spirit is infectious. Guests who visit any of the four Couples Resorts during December can’t help but get swept away in the colourful spectacle of the Christmas season. In this blog, we will take a closer look at a few Jamaican Christmas traditions. ‘Grand Market’ Christmas eve in Jamaica is referred to as ‘Grand Market’.