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Category: Jamaican food and drink

Vegetarian friendly dining options at Couples Resorts

Wednesday, Aug 22, 2018

If you thought vegetarian food was all rabbit leaves and lettuce, you haven’t experienced dining at Couples Resorts, Jamaica! The restaurants at these resorts cater very well for vegetarians. Here is a list of our favourite vegetarian friendly dining options at Couples Resorts. Veggie Bar: Couples Tower Isle The Veggie Bar at Couples Tower Isle serves Jamaican fare for vegetarian friendly dining. Their selection of fresh fruit, juices, salads and vegetarian dishes are popular with both veggies and meat eaters alike.


Couples Swept Away Restaurants

Monday, Oct 31, 2016

What to expect from Couples Swept Away Restaurants If you like to dine in beautiful surroundings then you are in for a treat! Couples Swept Away restaurants offer pure indulgence wherever you choose to eat. From pad Thai to veggie burgers and new experiences in the freshest Jamaican cuisine, Couples Swept Away offers it all. In this blog we run through the different dining options on offer during your holiday.


Food in Jamaica

Friday, Apr 29, 2016

What you can expect from the food in Jamaica… If you are somewhat of a ‘foodie’ then you are going to love all of the new culinary experiences that await you on this island. Caribbean cooking is one of a kind and involves a mixture of techniques, a lot of spices and a great deal of flavours. As for the food in Jamaica, it is colourful, exciting and extremely memorable.


Couples Resorts Recipe Time: Escoveitch Fish

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Escoveitch Fish is a traditional Jamaican dish that is enjoyed by both locals and foreigners. The style of cooking originated in Europe/Mediterranean where it was known as ‘Escabeche’ and was then brought to Jamaica by the Spaniard. The dish can be described as being pickled since pickling was a great way of keeping food from spoiling in the days of no refrigeration. It is similar to a ceviche with the difference being that the fish is fried and not raw and served with bammy more times than not.


Top 7 Beach Drinks

Friday, Apr 11, 2014

The sun is warming your skin, the sound of the ocean waves puts you in a state of tranquility, yet something can make this scenario even better: a tropical drink! Here is a list of the top 7 drinks that complete the beach or poolside paradise during adult holidays. Margarita – Jimmy Buffet would agree, this classic drink never seems to fail. Have your margarita on the rocks or frozen, with salt or without, this cold lime refresher pairs with the beach the best.


Curried Shrimp Recipe

Thursday, Mar 6, 2014

There is always a delicious and tasty dish to enjoy while basking in the beauty of the Caribbean on vacation on the island of Jamaica. At Couples Resorts, we are always whipping up delicious treats suitable for any occasion such as an entrée or appetizer which we are also happy to share during the resorts cooking classes held once a week. Below we share with you a very easy dish that you can enjoy while at home thinking about being with us in island paradise on a Caribbean holiday.


Couples Sans Souci Martini Bar

Monday, Mar 3, 2014

Couples Resorts is known to continuously reinvent itself with various offerings that keep guests coming back for more! One of the newest additions to Couples Resorts is the Martini Bar at Couples Sans Souci in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Here you’ll find a wide array of martinis including some local fruits, such as tamarind and passion. We’re excited to share with you below four martinis recommended by Bartender Andrew at Couples Sans Souci.


Gold, Silver & Bronze – Taste of Jamaica Awards

Friday, Nov 15, 2013

Jamaica is renowned for many wonderful things. Its beaches are a beautiful site to behold, the weather is wonderful all year round, and the music continues to be magnificently melodious (with styles ranging from Calypso, Reggae and Soca). The food is considered the finest, not just in the Caribbean, in the whole world. It’s no wonder, as Jamaica boasts some of the top chefs in the Caribbean. The 2013 staging of the Best Dressed Chicken Taste of Jamaica Culinary Competition was held in September over two days at the Montego Bay Convention Centre; where chefs from Jamaican hotels and cookery students participated in various categories.


That's the (rum) spirit!

Thursday, Oct 24, 2013

No other spirit has such a variety of styles as rum. Our bar staff at Couples Resorts know this and create some delicious drinks for you ti sip by the pool or overlooking the ocean views. It can be white, golden or dark and flavoured or spiced. It can be distilled in pot-stills or column-stills. The history and wide spread of rums is varied. Here’s a short guide to the wonderful spirit.


How to prepare for a Caribbean beach party

Friday, Oct 11, 2013

In the Caribbean, there’s no party like a beach party! We, at Couples Resorts, have special nights during the week where guests can kick off their sandals and dance with the sand between their toes as the sunsets and the stars come out. We keep the rum flowing and the barbecue burning so guests can enjoy delicious cocktails and delectable grills. We do love a brilliant beach bash and we’d love you to come to one of ours.