10 Exciting Reasons To Visit Jamaica, Just The Parents

We know you work hard to provide a great life for the family.  When it comes to the few weeks vacation you have each year, you do your best to balance entertainment for the kids and some relaxing time for the parents.  It’s great fun to have a vacation with the family, guys or girls, but you also need to fuel the family foundation.  Why not visit Jamaica for a couples vacation?  We have been to Jamaica several times and we have also scheduled other parents only vacations in the Caribbean.

Visit Jamaica for amazing beaches, sand, watersports and more.

10 reasons to spend some time as a couple & visit Jamaica!

Powdery White Sand Crystal Clear Blue Seas

There is nothing quite like a long walk on the beach in the Jamaican sun.  The fresh air is abundant, the sea sparkles with endless shades of blue, and the powdery white sand caresses your bare feet.  It is the epitome of the perfect dream vacation and this is where you can find it in abundance.


Amazing Natural Surroundings

Dunn’s River Falls is one of those natural attractions which is a must see when visiting Jamaica.  Alan and I did the hike up the falls, and it was a blast.  This is something special to do, though it is usually crowded if you go too late in the day.  Be strong when it comes time to deal with the touts near the end, but take the time to soak up the natural beauty all around you.  Oh, and help your neighbor.  (You’ll understand once you get there.)

Ocho_Ríos-Jamaica03 dunn's river falls. photo By Diego Delso (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons


Time To Be A Kid – Action & Adventure

If the kids are at home, it is time for you parents to find that Inner Child again.  Get out and explore, be active and step outside of your comfort zone.  The island is full of activities to get those hearts racing and create lasting memories.  Why not soar high above the jungle canopy while ziplining or go out for a 4-wheel drive adventure.  You can also go horseback riding on the beach or play a round of golf at one of the many lush green courses.  There is no shortage of adventure activities for you to choose from.


Romantic Sunsets

As many times as we have been to Jamaica, on various parts of the island, I have yet to see a dull sunset.  Take that evening walk along the beach and couple it with an amazing sunset you will have the perfect ingredient to rekindle that romantic spark.

jamaica sunset negril beach


Watersports galore

Jamaica is a water lovers paradise.  We love to scuba dive and the Caribbean doesn’t disappoint.  If being under the water isn’t your thing, you can always go kayaking, aqua biking, snorkeling, riding a SUP or go out for a glass bottom boat or catamaran tour.


Culture, People And Parties Music

As soon as you set foot on the island, the vibe is contagious and the culture is distinctive.  No matter where you go, you can feel the good energy, see the smiles on so many faces and hear the sounds of the Caribbean music.  It is infectious and will entice everyone to get up and move, maybe even join the conga line.

Visit Jamaica and dance in the conga line


The Perfect Setting For Relaxation

There is no better place to just sit back, gaze out to sea and relax, with no worries.  Let your mind take a rest, don’t worry or feel guilty about leaving the kids back home.  Just enjoy the moment, and know your kids are being well taken care of and are making memories of their own.  I had more trouble with this when the kids were young, but now we know better and we know having parent vacations are good for the entire family.

Great Deals For Luxurious Resorts

Okay you know me, and I love a good deal, so believe me when I say there are no shortage of deals out there.  This is one of the places where we could afford the luxury and take advantage of the many Jamaica all-inclusive options.  The resorts usually provide you with plenty of entertainment and dining choices, but they are also full of fairy tale spots for some romance.

amazing resorts in jamaica


Inexpensive Flights

Once again, I am a frugal one and you can pretty much find great flight bargains to Jamaica year-round.  It is such a popular destination we always found amazing prices, especially from the east coast, USA.  Many of the all-inclusive resorts will provide you with a flight package or you can book on your own.  Take the time to figure out what is best for you and see which option is the best deal.


Scrumptious Flavorful Food

It just wouldn’t be a complete trip to Jamaica without a little taste of the local food.  I am not a big spicy food fan, but I do love some Jerk chicken, rice, sweet potatoes and carnival bread.  Okay, now that did it, I am thinking about the good food, yum!  Here is a jerk chicken recipe I looked up to see if I can recreate the flavors.  Do you have a good recipe to share?

yummy Jamaican jerk chicken 1024px-Jerk_chicken_plate. By stu_spivack (jerk chicken) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

If those weren’t good enough reasons to start booking your Jamaican vacation, we may have to question your definition of a good time!  Beautiful natural life and climate, exotic and local cuisine, spectacular outdoor activities and stunning beaches lining the coast of the entire island!

Planning your getaway can be so easy and so much fun!  I bet you can already feel the vibe of the island and envision some quality couple time.  Check out Visit Jamaica tourism site for more resources on things to do and see.

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