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Rum, Rhythm & Roots

11th February 2015 Print

Love Jamaican cuisine? Keen to learn how to cook it in your own home? Where better to do so than in Jamaica with the King of ‘Reggae Reggae’ cuisine himself, Levi Roots. Sandals Resorts is delighted to announce the launch of an exclusive culinary-focused holiday, hosted by Levi Roots at Sandals Grande Riviera Beach & Villa Golf Resort, Ocho Rios, Jamaica from 6th – 13th January 2016.

This week long cooking adventure will offer foodies an exclusive opportunity to learn how to cook authentic Jamaican cuisine from scratch, including Levi’s signature dish ‘Homestyle Jerk Chicken Wings’, with the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea as a backdrop. In addition to hosting two cooking masterclasses, Levi will also accompany guests to a local food market to discover the abundance of fresh produce available on the island and perform tracks from his latest album at a private gala dinner. As well as learning how to cook delicious Jamaican fare from the UK’s leading Caribbean celebrity chef, guests booking this exclusive holiday package will also be able to relax and enjoy being looked after by their very own butler, as part of this Luxury Included (all-inclusive) culinary experience. 

With so many fantastic inclusions, this tailor-made culinary-focused holiday is incredible value for money, but guests are advised to book now as spaces are limited. See below for full details on what is included: 

Rum, Rhythm & Roots – Discover Jamaican Cuisine with Sandals Resorts and Levi Roots

The ‘Rum, Rhythm & Roots’ package costs £1,599 per person for travel from 6th – 13th January 2016. The package includes; seven nights’ Luxury Included (all-inclusive) accommodation in a Poolside One Bedroom Butler Villa Suite at Sandals Grande Riviera Beach & Villa Golf Resort, return flights with Virgin Atlantic from London, No. 1 Traveller Lounge passes, personal butler service, return airport transfers in Jamaica, two cooking masterclasses and a visit to a local food market with Levi, an exclusive private one hour welcome cocktail reception with hot and cold hors d’oeuvres and open bar, an exclusive gala dinner in a private location with a singing performance from Levi himself and a pre-gala dinner photo session, plus one complimentary photo to take home. 

Located on the beautiful North Coast of Jamaica, Sandals Grande Riviera Beach & Villa Golf Resort is nestled between the lush mountains of St. Ann and the Caribbean Sea. The resort offers guests three distinctive experiences: a hip beach club with a chic vibe, a seaside garden paradise with babbling brooks and extraordinary ocean views and an exclusive All-Butler Village with a plantation-style Great House perched atop a mountain.

With unlimited dining and premium brand drinks at Sandals Grande Riviera’s 15 Gourmet Discovery Dining restaurants and 10 bars available 24/7 included in the package, foodies will be spoilt for choice during their stay. For those who like to stay active land and water sports are also included, even scuba diving for certified divers. 

For guests keen to explore some of Jamaica’s culinary hotspots during their stay, Sandals Resorts’ excursion partner, Island Routes Caribbean Adventures, offer a variety of tours, such as a bicycle adventure through the Blue Mountains, home to the world famous coffee, a visit to the famous Appleton Rum distillery as part of the River, Rum and Falls Adventure and a deep sea sport fishing excursion, which is a must for foodies open to catching their own supper, as the waters just off the coast of Jamaica are renowned as one of the most thrilling grounds in the entire Caribbean to catch Blue Marlin, Wahoo, Tuna and Sailfish to name a few.

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