Valentine’s Day Traditions
Over the years Valentine’s traditions have evolved all over the world, with some of the most popular ones having unusual beginnings.
Did you know?
- “Wearing your heart on your sleeve” originated in the middle Ages, when people would draw names out of a bowl to find out who their Valentine would be. They then pinned the name on their sleeve and wore it for a week.
- Red roses were said to be the favourite flower of Venus, the Goddess of Love. Today roses are still one of the most popular Valentine’s Day flowers, with different colours symbolising different feelings. Yellow is said to symbolise friendship, red to symbolise passion, and white – true love.
- In Medieval times people who could not write their names would sign documents with an ‘X’, and then kiss it in front of a witness as a symbol of sincerity. As time went by, ‘X’ became known as the sign of a kiss.
- Not so many centuries ago, women used to drop their lace handkerchiefs in front of potential suitors, in the hope they would pick it up and start a conversation. Lace is still thought of as a romantic ‘pick up’, although handkerchiefs are not usually the item of choice!
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and many persons are wondering what they will be doing with their special one this coming holiday.
This Valentine’s weekend, get away to white sand beaches, tranquil, turquoise waters, warm days and magical sunsets at Round Hill!
We have the perfect suggestions for a memorable and romantic Jamaican vacation.
Relax with our Twilight Spa package
Take a stroll with your special one along the aquamarine seas and enjoy the natured path of exotic Jamaican Greenery as you head over to relax and unwind at The Spa at Round Hill.
With packages designed for couples that include massages, body scrubs, manicures, pedicures and a sensual shower for two, it’s time to strip away your worries and relax together – you’ve earned it!
Tranquil settings and natural aromatherapy ingredients will whisk you away from the stress of the real world and leave you feeling rejuvenated and reconnected.
We recommend our 80 mins Twilight Couples Massage where you can indulge in the same stress-reducing, muscle-relaxing experience with that special someone.
Overlook the ocean at the Restaurant at Round Hill
Celebrate an evening of tropical passion and indulgence under the romantic light of the stars on the ocean view terrace at our exclusive Restaurant at Round Hill. Let our Executive Chef cater to your palate with decadent flavours and local specialties, all graced with impeccable service.
Your table awaits.
A Private Romantic Dinner
Enjoy the breathtaking sunset from our beach gazebo while our personal waiter caters to all your dining needs. Choose from our dinner menu and wine list and enhance the evening with live music, eloquent vocalists and energizing dancing.
Off Property Excursions for the Adventurous
For persons who wish to venture off property to see some of Jamaica’s exotic sites, here are some locations that are bound to take your breath away:
The Legend of Lover’s Leap
Legend has it that two slaves plunged to their death from cliffs high above upon facing the threat of being separated.
After being chased to the edge, they clasped hands and plunged over the 1,700-foot cliff rather than face separation. Some say that the moon caught them in a golden net, delivering them safely to the horizon. They were never seen again. Later, recognizing the unparalleled view from the top, the Port Authority erected a lighthouse at the top of the cliff. Now, residents and visitors gather weekly at the landmark to enjoy live music, dancing and local cuisine set against the backdrop of one of the best views in the Caribbean.
Get An Adrenaline Rush with Chukka Adventures
Zip lining, local rum sampling, chasing waterfalls and ATV safaris are just a few of the activities on the docket here. With four locations to choose from, Chukka Caribbean Adventures offers adventure excursions to thrill seekers of all kinds, from short jaunts to full day trips. I’d recommend indulging your sense of adventure and spending a whole day doing as many activities as you can. Getting out of your comfort zone raises endorphins, which heighten your mood and your senses. If you feel your passion for each other rising with your heart rate, don’t be surprised – you know what they say, couples who play together stay together.
Go Rafting on the Martha Brae
Just you, your partner and a captain will share a thirty-foot long raft down a three-mile section of the Martha Brae River. Located in the Trelawny parish, a short ride from Montego Bay, the village features six acres of landscaped gardens, a bar, swimming pool and restroom facility. Once on the river, you can take a swim or just sit back and enjoy the beautiful rainforest scenery of the trip, which takes about an hour. It’s a great opportunity to spot wildlife and snuggle up with each other; the bamboo rafts are surprisingly sturdy. If you’re interested, the captain will gladly share information on the area’s history and the Taino people.
Whether you wish to stay on property and enjoy the facilities or venture off to one of the many scenic locations on our island, we are bound to make this Valentine’s Day one that you will cherish and remember for years to come.
The quintessential romantic resort in the Caribbean, Round Hill takes you away while bringing you closer. Enjoy quiet seclusion, impeccable service and luxurious amenities that will ensure your romantic celebration is magical and truly memorable.