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Bob Marley, Reggae, and Valentine’s Day

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February is traditionally when Valentine’s Day is celebrated across the world, and Jamaica will not be outdone. February is of utmost importance as it is also Reggae Month and represents a celebration of reggae and romance across the island with lovers of people, lovers of good vibes, high energy, and music, while learning about the history of reggae. With postcard-worthy scenery of stunning waterfalls, rolling mountains, long stretches of white-sand beaches, and a warm tropical breeze, this short yet extraordinary landmark month beckons an exciting time for travelers to visit our beautiful island to experience our rich Jamaican reggae and for lovers to enjoy Valentine’s Day in paradise. There are countless things to do in Montego Bay during February to get the most out of your vacation on the island, from relaxing on the beach, going on exciting reggae-themed excursions, and watching the beautiful sunset, to enjoying all that your luxurious Jamaican private villa has to offer at The Tryall Club.

A Valentine’s Day Sunset in Jamaica

Montego Bay is a picture-perfect place to watch the sunset on Valentine’s Day while being serenaded by the melodic sounds of reggae music. Montego Bay is listed as one of the top international destinations for romantic Valentine’s Day getaways. The second city is well-known for its beaches, restaurants, vibrant nightlife, and romantic settings that combine the best of adventure, privacy, sand, sun, and sunset. Spending Valentine’s Day at The Tryall Club Montego Bay resort is perfect for couples, or anyone, looking to venture beyond the traditional roses and chocolates and escape to Jamaica’s tropical paradise with the best beaches, villas, and views. You can watch while the sky comes aglow at sunset as the orange splendor reflects beautifully on the surface of the sea. Even though The Tryall Club has 92 Jamaican villas spread across 2,200 acres of property, you may occasionally get the unfortunate news that we are booked to capacity. Nonetheless, you can still enjoy the wonders of Montego Bay whether you are staying in Negril or Ocho Rios.

How far is Ocho Rios from Montego Bay?

You may ask how far Montego Bay is from Negril or Ocho Rios. The answer is as close as the distance. Montego Bay is approximately 50 miles (80 kilometers) from Negril, while Ocho Rios is located approximately 62 miles (100 kilometers). Like Montego Bay, both of these popular tourist areas are famous for their incredible beaches, laid-back lifestyle, and fun attractions. In many ways, couples can spend quality time together by enjoying romance across every inch of our paradise. Taking a sunset cruise on a catamaran on the bay to watch the sunset is one of the most romantic experiences. As the sun sets on white sand beaches, you can indulge in massages, music, good food, and beverages of your choice as you drift along the coastline. Another romantic option is to have dinner on the beach while watching the sunset. It does not matter if you are staying in Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, or Negril. You will not be left out of the celebrations.

Waterfall of the Blue Hole, Jamaica

One of the beautiful waterfalls of the Blue Hole located in the hills of Ocho Rios, Jamaica.

When is Bob Marley’s birthday?

For all 28 days, the island dusts off its deeply entrenched and rich musical history, cranks up the vinyl players, and allows the pulsing beats of long-since-gone musicians, and the new generation of reggae stalwarts to course through the airwaves. From icons like Dennis Brown, Ken Booth, Garnett Silk, John Holt, and Toots and the Maytals, the island’s rich history of music is deep, entrenched, and enthralling. Of course, the legendary King of Reggae, Bob Marley, cannot be left out of any Reggae Month celebration. Coincidentally, February 6 marks the renowned Bob Marley’s birthday and conveniently falls in line for Valentine’s Day. Bob Marley’s contribution to reggae music is recognized both internationally and locally. His music influenced the creation of Jamaica’s Reggae Month celebrations. In 1981, he was awarded Jamaica’s third highest honor, the Order of Merit, for his outstanding contribution to Jamaican culture. Bob Marley’s life story is one of inspiration as it paints the picture of how he rose from humble beginnings to achieve worldwide fame. His life and work will undoubtedly be remembered by many generations, and he will continue to be celebrated as one of the world’s greatest musical legends.

Bob Marley Birthday

Where was Bob Marley born?

Love takes many shapes and forms. Whether it is love for each other or love for great music, the Tryall Club has exactly what you need. Bask in the sun, indulge in delicious fine dining, and sway your hips to the sounds that are authentically Jamaican. The Tryall Club will of course be having its usual themed Reggae Night, with our staff determined to give you an authentic Jamaican experience. Our Reggae Beach Party takes place throughout the year on Thursdays from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. right here on the Main Beach. Whether it is live performances under the moonlight, or dancing along to reggae music playing in the background, you will be immersed in a cultural experience like never before. On top of what is offered on the property, you can be assured that there will be an array of tours and performances surrounding Reggae Month across the island. You need to ensure that your itinerary for Reggae Month is inclusive of visits to Bob Marley’s home in Nine Mile, Saint Ann, the Bob Marley Museum in Kingston, and the many excursions and celebrations in honor of his life.

Nine Mile, Jamaica

Nine Mile, Jamaica: One Love is written and Bob Marley’s portrait at entry house to the Bob Marley Mausoleum compound. 

About the author

Juanita Grizzle is a Jamaican-born Sales and Marketing Associate for The Tryall Club. Using her deep-rooted cultural understanding and global travel experiences she crafts vibrant articles about Jamaica’s unique offerings and exceptional allure.