5 Reasons to Escape to Jamaica in Winter 2023
Thursday, Aug 17, 2023
Winter is soon to set in across the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom and as the days get colder and the nights get longer, we dream of warm sunny weather. While many will turn to their fireplaces and central heating systems for comfort over the next few months, there are alternative ways to spend the Winter months. One of those alternatives is to book your flights to the Caribbean Island nation of Jamaica. Weather is just one reason to escape to Jamaica in Winter 2023. In fact, why not try 5 reasons?
Sun, sun, sun
We did say it was one reason after all! In case you didn’t know, Jamaica experiences it’s wet season from June to November, when we are enjoying our (small amount of) sun. Therefore, when we are heading into our coldest and wettest time of the year, they are coming into their sunniest and warmest.
Currently, Jamaica is expiring around 30 degrees Celsius a day and will continue to all the way through our Winter. If you feel swapping out the freezing cold and torrential rain for sunny skies and tropical warmth, then an escape to Jamaica in Winter 2022 could be the right move for you!
Amazing food culture
Another reason to escape to Jamaica this Winter is the food and drink culture. Jamaican food cuisine is popular the world over and takes inspiration from many different cultures. Being an island nation in a tropical climate, Jamaica makes great use of both seafood and the exotic fruits they grow on the island.
A popular breakfast dish on the “Rock” sees a combination of Ackee, the national fruit of Jamaica, and salt-dried cod, often combined with various different fruit and vegetables.
A food that Jamaica is known for globally is their famous jerk chicken. The spicy dish throws together a world of flavours including allspice and Scotch bonnet peppers. The jerk process involves the meat, usually chicken but can be pork, beef, seafood, veg etc., is covered in spices, and cooked slowly over a fire made up of a specific type of wood and coals. This gives the dish it’s signature flavour.
Jamaica, like many Caribbean nations, like their rum. In fact, Jamaican rum is known the world over for its delicious taste and forms as the alcoholic base for many of their exotic cocktails!
Sans Souci Resort
The accommodation you stay in can make or break a trip abroad. Luckily for you, Jamaica has the perfect place to ensure the former. The Couples Sans Souci resort is located on the northern coast of the island and boasts a whole host of amenities that will make your stay on the “Rock” as enjoyable as possible. From fine dining to a luxury spa, to beautiful walks along the idyllic coastline, the Couples Sans Souci Resort is a reason to come to Jamaica in Winter 2022 all by itself. And with a recent $12 million renovation recently completed, you can be safe in the knowledge that Couples Sans Souci are doing everything they can to ensure that your stay is the best it can possibly be.
A Taste of Music
There are many different aspects of their culture that make Jamaicans famous worldwide. We have already touched on their world-renowned cuisine. But another of their global trademarks is their rich musical heritage. Jamaica is the home of reggae and the birthplace of the most popular reggae artist of all time, Bob Marley. You can learn about the origins of Marley and how his impact on reggae, music, and Jamaica still live on to this day. You can also explore other famous musical genres that have originated from Jamaica such as ska, rocksteady, dub, ragga, and mento.
The capital and most populous city on the island of Jamaica, Kingston is a place filled to the brim with amazing cultural heritage, delightful restaurants, and lively bars. You can take a walk along the harbour, looking out at the glittering Caribbean Sea before going for a delicious meal and drinks. You can visit the Bob Marley Museum to learn about the greatest reggae artist ever. You can go to Emancipation Park, a commemoration of the end of slavery, containing the iconic Redemption Song sculpture.
Those are just some of the many good reasons to escape to Jamaica this Winter 2022. To find out more on how to book your Jamaican adventure, visit www.couplesresorts.co.uk