Couples Tower Isle takes the South Beach dining culture to a new level with a gourmet in-room menu and personalized mini-bar.
Five star dining in the privacy of your room features organic produce, the freshest seafood and a tantalizing blend of island spices and herbs.
Personalize your mini-bar with a top shelf selection of fine wines and spirits.
It’s a little taste of heaven here on earth. Why not reserve your gourmet south of South Beach getaway today?
A recent press release from Sandals Resorts International proudly announced that its very own Culinary Ambassador, Chef Walter Staib, received a third Emmy Award for his television cooking series A Taste of History® during the prestigious 29th Annual Emmy® Awards held in Philadelphia. The second season of the show won Best Historic/Cultural Program or Special, while in its first season, Emmy® Awards went to Chef Staib and James Davey for “On-Camera Talent – Program Host/Moderator” and “Director” respectively.
Couples Tower Isle in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, is an historic all-inclusive resort catering exclusively to couples looking for a romantic getaway. The resort underwent a thirty million dollar preservation and improvement project last year. So, it’s lookin’ good. The décor and style are modern and luxurious, but not without the Hollywood flair that made the Tower Isle location a celebrated 1950’s retreat.
One of the first things our clients ask about a resort is, “How’s the food?” Well, let’s sneak into the kitchen at Couples Tower Isle to learn a little bit about the resort’s Caribbean cuisine from Chef Stefan Spath.
Mr. Ron Mesquita, Senior Business Development Manager-Midwest USA for the Jamaica Tourist Board stopped in to our travel agency on Thursday. He brought with him a variety of brochures that highlight the endless possibilities for indulging in your favorite leisure pursuit. From golf to birding, bicycling to horseback riding, swimming with dolphins, ziplining, bobsleding, river rafting, oh, the list is nonstop.
But two attractions leaped out at me for our foodie clients.
The first is the Appleton Estate Rum Tour. Here your can take a step back in time and learn how rum is distilled at the 18th century Appleton Estate. Visitors watch resident donkey “Pax” demonstrate how juice was extracted from sugarcane, then tour the Distillery & Aging House where the different methods of distillation are demonstrated. You will be able to juice your own cane, (here’s the good part) sample white rum and boil “wet sugar”.
If you have more time, follow the island’s newest attraction Jamaica’s Jerk Trail.
“Jamaica gave the world Jerk cuisine and since then it has become a culinary phenomenon which has found its way onto menus in restaurants worldwide. Visitors from around the globe have been drawn to Jamaica to sample this delicious style and flavor of cooking which was believe to have originated with the Maroons, former slaves.”
“Now with the launch of the Jerk Trail, visitors can follow the trail and eat their way through Jamaica sampling this cuisine and the secret recipes the cooks hold near and dear. The history of Jerk cuisine along with its evolution, from roadside stand staple to menu at top restaurants, makes this a very interesting story and one which we invite you to explore!”