Get Away For Valentine’s Day


Valentine’s Day is the perfect reason to get out of town and run away to somewhere with a beach and a view. If you’re looking for somewhere with a cozy and romantic vibe, here are three places that we think fit the bill. Bon voyage!

Jakes Treasure Beach, St Elizabeth – The story of Jakes is all about falling in love. Henzell matriarch Sally recounts the full details here, but the short version is that her uncle fell in love with Jamaica and sent a telegram to his brother (her father) advising him to “sell everything and come.” That he did, where he fell in love with a beautiful Jamaican woman, married and raised a family. They bought a plot of land in Treasure Beach in the 40s and 50 years later, Jakes – named after the family’s parrot – began to take shape.

The resort’s ‘barefoot bohemian’ vibe is perfect for the Valentine’s weekend, where you can relax on the beach or at the sea water pool, eat good food, get pampered in the Driftwood spa, enjoy the close-knit community spirit of Treasure Beach and more.

Serendipity, Irish Town – Escape to the cool hills of St Andrew for Valentine’s Day or the weekend, where peace and tranquility await you at Serendipity. Dedicated to relaxation, the eco-friendly bed and breakfast offers seven cozy cabins, spa, petting zoo and organic farm and a soothing waterfall. And if you don’t want to spend the night, day visitors are also welcomed, so enjoy a romantic meal at the property’s Sweet Stone Restaurant & Bar, where your orders will be prepared fresh.

Rockhouse Hotel, Negril – If you’ve got high-end taste and want to spend your romantic getaway on the rugged cliffs of Negril, Rockhouse is perfect for you. The award-winning boutique hotel offers you escape in one of its eight premium villas, ten villas, two garden villas, four studios, four deluxe and six standard rooms. For your gastronomical desires, there are three restaurants serving scrumptious Jamaican cuisine, a luxurious spa, where you can get a massage right on the cliff, and arguably the best spot to watch the sun set. How’s that for romantic?

And if you’re looking for tunes to set the mood for the weekend, check out our Reggae Romance and Reggae Valentine playlists.