Most Romantic Resorts in Jamaica

Jamaica has a lot to offer travelers looking for a romantic getaway. From the exotic and breathtaking, Jamaica has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. If you’re looking for a destination to celebrate a special occasion, consider heading down to Jamaica. Here are some of the most romantic resorts in Jamaica.

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Ocho Rios

Overlooking the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea is Ocho Rios, a picturesque place with a colorful history. The Jamaica Inn is at the top of the list for a getaway to remember. Unwind in antique-appointed, and modern accommodations. Savor island-fresh cuisine, while drinking in the glistening Caribbean Sea set along a private beach.

The accommodations are spacious and tasteful. Each suite or cottage provides stunning ocean views. The Cottages are completely private, yet only a few steps away from the Inn and all of its amenities. The cottages feature direct access to the sea, and all have private infinity plunge pools and outdoor showers. For something more intimate, you may want to choose a beach cottage, located in a secluded cove adjacent to the spa.

Negril

Negril is full of history and culture. The ruins of a massive Jamaican plantation are still visible throughout the town, and there’s also a charming old village nearby where you can shop and eat authentic Jamaican food. Sitting on the beautiful cliffs of Negril, the Ocean Cliff Hotel perches above the turquoise waters of the Caribbean. Lively and intimate, this luxury beachfront hotel in Negril will leave you feeling like you’ve celebrated on a magical and private island. The resort features a spa, a delicious restaurant, and its famous Blue Waters, where you can relax and unwind after a day of hiking, surfing, or other activities.

The Cottages are beautifully appointed, offering perfect amenities, beauty, and privacy. Each cottage overlooks the ocean-fed pool and the Caribbean Sea.

Montego Bay

The bay is known for its crystal clear waters and tons of fun stuff to do, like scuba diving, or snorkeling. With crystal blue waters of the turquoise sea and mountains as far as the horizon, it’s no wonder this place is packed with romance. Situated right at the center of Jamaica’s tourism capital, S Hotel Jamaica is a Boutique All-Inclusive hotel that offers you an authentic Caribbean experience. Treat yourself to an enjoyable time with an abundance of attractions within close proximity to the hotel.

The 120 rooms and suites feature sleek interiors with gorgeous views of the Caribbean Sea or the lively strip. Premium amenities and bedding are par for the course and the Sky Club Spa Suites offer exclusivity and service.

There are endless opportunities to enjoy a romantic getaway in Jamaica. From luxurious hotels to romantic bungalows you’re sure to find the perfect escape. Whether you’re looking for a destination with a history or stunning beaches, Jamaica has something for everyone.

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Romantic European Cities

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The history of European cities is filled with romance. From the moment you set foot in them, they tell you stories of the past and present. Whether it’s the ruins of Roman towns or medieval walled cities, these locales have their own stories to tell. Here are a few of my favorite romantic European cities for a love letter romantic getaway.

Rome: The Eternal City

Located on the Italian Peninsula, Rome has a storied history dating back millennia. With so much to see and do, it’s easy to see why it’s been called “The Eternal City.” From the Colosseum to the Trevi Fountain, there are many sights to explore. Make sure to set aside time to visit the Colosseum, one of the most recognizable buildings in the world.

St. Peter’s Square is one of the most popular places to visit in Rome. At night, the square transforms into a visual and aural celebration of the city and its history. If staying in Rome, consider staying at the Hotel Excelsior, which offers a beautiful view of the city’s famous facade.

Florence: The City of Italy’s Dream

Just a short train ride from Rome, Florence is another city with a long and storied history. Its central location made the town a natural choice for artists and inventors. Today, it is still home to a thriving artistic community. The Uffizi Gallery is a leading example of Italian Renaissance art and is easy to visit. There are plenty of places to stay in Florence, that offer great views of the city and the famous Pitti Palace.

Paris: The City of Love

The “City of Light” is the place where love is said to begin, and Paris has something for everyone. From the Eiffel Tower to the Louvre, there are many places to spend a romantic Parisian evening. If you’re looking for an over-the-top romantic experience, consider staying at La Reserve Hotel and Spa.

Venice: The City of Opera and Romantics

Among Venice’s most popular attractions is the San Marco Basilica, in the heart of the city. There are plenty of activities to check out while in Venice, including boat tours of the San Marco Basilica, canal boat rides, and visits to the Doge’s Palace. To venture further out, plan a day to visit Murano to see the art of glassblowing.

Madrid: The Universal City

If you’re looking for a more active experience, you might consider taking a canal boat ride through the city’s waterways. Visit the many galleries, or rent a bike and cycle around the city. Madrid is a wonderful city to visit for a love letter. From the high rises of the city’s arterial canals to the gardens, parks, and museums, Madrid has it all. If you’re hoping to start your visit on a higher note, plan to see The Royal Palace of Madrid.

Brussels: Home of the EU and its Capital

Located just a short train ride from Paris, Brussels has a very different feel from the French city. The “Capital of the World” as it has been called. It has been the center of European life for hundreds of years. During the centuries, Brussels has been a place for trade and business. If you’re hoping to get a head start on your romantic getaway, the Grand Place in central Brussels is a great place to start. The Grand Place or Grote Markt, is the central square of Brussels, Belgium. It is surrounded by opulent Baroque guild halls.

London: The Magic Place for a Love Letter

Located in the home country of Shakespeare, London has a long and fascinating romantic history. As a busy financial center, it’s also home to the world’s most recognizable architecture. London is a great place to begin your love journey. If you’re looking for a sky-high experience, the London Eye, which stands 619 feet tall, offers an amazing view. If you’re hoping to relax, you can take in the British Columbia Museum or the Natural History Museum. Plan a visit to the Tower of London and Buckingham Palace. Stroll through the many gardens and parks located in central London.

There are many romantic European cities in which to write your love letter. Reach out to me when you are ready to start planning your visit.

Know Before You Go – To Athens Greece

Athens, Greece, has been a popular tourist destination for years. It’s easy to see why people are drawn to this location. A rich history filled with philosophers, politics, and towering architecture. Beyond its historic appeal, Athens also provides excellent outdoor activities. Depending on what area you explore in the city, you’ll find art galleries, bright cafes, ancient ruins, and scenic nature spots. Athens is a place where history and the present mingle together. Below, you’ll find information on what to do, and know before you go to Athens Greece travel tips.

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Getting Around Athens

Athens is chock full of available transportation, which is beneficial to all who visit Athens. Taxis are widely available, and a popular form of transportation – there are no set fees here, so you’ll be charged based on the distance and time it takes to transport you from place to place.

Public transportation is quite commonly used due to its availability and reach both in the city center and nearby suburbs. Available options include trains, buses, trolleys, and trams. Tickets for these can be purchased at a ticket box or machine in the metro and tram stations.

Other forms of transportation include renting a car or bicycle. If choosing to rent a car, an international driver’s license is needed. Driving can be tricky due to busy roads and a lack of street parking. However, there are many available rental services, as are paid parking lots in certain areas.

The final transportation method is walking. The city is quite easy to explore on foot. Try the famous Athens free walking tour to learn your way around.

Eat Like The Locals

Greek food is highly praised worldwide. Likely, you’ve eaten at least a few Greek dishes in your lifetime. Here you can experience authentic Greek cuisine items like brizolakia and kunefe. Also available are modern Greek restaurants serving reimagined classics.

To feel more like a local here, visitors can create their spread by visiting specialized stores. Start with grabbing Feta cheese from the dairy shop, head to a different shop for nuts and dried fruit, and end with a stop at a Greek coffee shop for some authentic roasts.

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Explore The Museums

As Athens is such a culturally and historically rich location, there are many museums to be explored. History buffs will be in awe of how many museums are available. Below you’ll find a few to add to your travel list so you can experience ancient Athens.

The Acropolis Museum

This museum holds artifacts from the famous Acropolis archaeological site that was built centuries before. Find replicas of temple wall ornaments and sculptures from ancient Greece sites among the exhibits here.

The Benaki Museum Of Greek Culture

Anyone who wants to learn all about the people of Greece should head to this museum. Learn all about Greek culture in a few hours before heading to your next activity. This museum is intended to be a quick, and educational experience for visitors.

National Archaeological Museum

The National Archaeological Museum is the highlight of many vacations because of the vast number of artifacts that are found here. It centers around ancient Greek art like sculptures, statues, and even old battle shields.

Tour The Historic Sites

Once you’ve explored the museums and learned about the history of the most popular sites, it’s time to see these fantastic locations in person. Even after visiting The Acropolis Museum, you’ll want to see the magnificent buildings in person in central Athens. Here you’ll find The Parthenon and multiple famous archaeological sites.

Other places of note include the Temple of Olympian Zeus – located in downtown Athens and the Theater of Dionysus from the 4th century. Most historical destinations are spread out and will likely take a few days to see due to the distance. If you are short on time – take a day to see the Parthenon and its temples.

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Lounge At The Sandy Beaches

Take a break from exploring the museums and historic sites by heading to the Athens, Greece beaches. The number of beaches here is vast and provides different experiences. Choose between family-friendly beaches, local hideaways, and relaxed beaches with swimming holes. Here are a few you need to stop at when you head to Athens.

Limanakia Vouliagmenis

This beach requires a short hike to reach. It’s loved by locals for its relaxed vibes and is noted as an easy hangout spot. Entry is free, and you can hang out in the swimming hole or sunbathe nearby.

Astir Beach

Astir Beach is considered a luxury spot. Your drinks are brought directly to you by waiters, and spa treatments are available. Expect to pay premium pricing for a day at this beach.

Akti Vouliagmeni

This Athens beach spot is ideal for families traveling together. Here you will find sports like tennis and volleyball. There are also playgrounds on land and the water, so your children will have plenty to occupy them.

Try Mountain Biking

One doesn’t usually think of mountain biking as an available activity in Athens. However, it is a widely popular destination among cyclists. There is one primary bicycling location – Mt. Parnitha, which sits about an hour from the city’s center. Different trails and routes are available for varying degrees of difficulty. Opt for a tour as the guide will know the best spots to take a break and the optimal trail for your needs.

Safety Precautions

Athens, Greece, is a safe location, making it an excellent spot for visitors to head to. You will, however, want to follow general safety guidelines that would use at home. Keep an eye on your phone, and don’t leave it (or your personal belongings) unattended. Choose ATMs and visit areas at night that are well lit, and are well populated.

Head to any outdoor activities early in the day. This will help you avoid too much sun during the day. Depending on your intended destination, you may want to consider going out before sunset, as the temperatures start to drop.

Sunny Weather Year-Round

Athens is one of the rare locations that you can visit throughout the whole year. Athens is well known for having sun nearly every day (300 days out of 365) and pleasant weather. Blue skies accentuate the beauty of this city with little to no snow during the winter. The exception for this is on the nearby mountains, which often have snow on their peaks.

I hope you found my tips in this know before you go – to Athens Greece article helpful. I would be honored to help you plan your visit to Athens, Greece.

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