The Ultimate Guide to Planning a Honeymoon in Jamaica

by Emese Graham
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Jamaica is one of our favourite destinations for honeymoons and romantic getaways. Your honeymoon is a rare opportunity to enjoy some magical quality time with your partner, and this beautiful island is perfectly suited for just that!

We’re revealing our tips for planning a once-in-a-lifetime Caribbean honeymoon. Find out where to go, where to stay, and what to do when you visit Jamaica.

Top Jamaican Honeymoon Destinations

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Montego Bay:

A northern coast airport city boasting beach-front resorts, coral reefs, and the bustling Hip Strip neighbourhood.

Ocho Rios:

Home to the famous Dunn’s River Falls, Ocho Rios is a beautiful north coast port town with ocean-front resorts and eco-tours aplenty.

Negril:

Situated on the western coast, Negril is home to picturesque beaches, including Seven Mile Beach, and beautiful seaside resorts.

Falmouth:

Found along Jamaica’s north coast, Falmouth is a bustling oceanside town home to the spectacular Luminous Lagoon.

Quick Tips for Honeymooning in Jamaica

What currency should we bring to Jamaica?

Both Jamaican and US dollars are widely accepted in tourist areas.

What should we pack?

Plan for warm weather. You should pack a few sets of beachwear, dining wear, and something formal for a special evening out. Don’t underestimate the importance of sunscreen! Packing mosquito repellant is also well-advised.

What’s the best time of year to visit Jamaica?

December- July. Jamaica is beautiful year-round, but it’s important to be aware of the Atlantic hurricane season, which is June to November, peaking around August to October.

We recommend simply reviewing storm predictions with a travel expert when you’re making your vacation plans and consider flexible plans in the event you would like to adjust your itinerary.

How can we make our honeymoon extra special?

Try a multi-destination honeymoon to elevate your experience. Since Jamaica is a small island, transferring between the top cities is a breeze, and allows you to see more of this tropical paradise (and treat yourselves to more than one style of accommodation).

It’s an understatement to say that planning your I Do’s can be stressful. So move at your own pace, and use your honeymoon to unwind and enjoy each other’s company. Make lifelong memories with thoughtful surprises like a couple’s spa treatment, a candlelight dinner, or a private sunset cruise.

Best Hotels in Jamaica for a Romantic Getaway

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Jamaica has long been a favourite among Canadian travellers, and you’ll find an overwhelming number of hotel and resort options. But for your honeymoon, you’ll want to plan to stay somewhere extra special.

We’ve curated the best accommodations for a romantic stay, many of which are adults only resorts. This list represents the cream of the crop, hand-picked by our expert travellers who have visited them themselves and were consistently wowed by the experience.

Sandals Resorts:

A popular choice with great merit! You’ll have an enchanting stay at the couples only all-inclusive locations at Sandals South Coast, Sandals Montego Bay, Sandals Negril, or Sandals Royal Plantation. Each resort is stunning in its own way and thoughtfully designed for an unforgettable romantic getaway.

Round Hill Hotel & Villas:  

A decadent collection of private villas and Ralph Lauren designed guestrooms, this 5-star hotel is a hidden gem in Montego Bay.

Sunset at the Palms:

Hidden away in 10 acres of tropical gardens in Negril, this picturesque treehouse-inspired beachside resort is the perfect romantic getaway with a unique personality.

Iberostar Grand Rose Hall:

A stylish adults-only, all-inclusive luxury resort calling Montego Bay home. This 5-star tropical haven provides the perfect backdrop for indulgence and quality time.

Couples Swept Away:

This beautiful all-inclusive in Negril is aptly named, sweeping guests off their feet from the moment they arrive. Enjoy beachfront dining, luxurious accommodations for two, and refreshing spa treatments.

Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall:

A romantic adults-only beachfront oasis with a plethora of exquisite dining options to enjoy as part of your all-inclusive Montego Bay experience.

Excellence Oyster Bay:

The all-inclusive, adults-only Victorian-style resort in Falmouth offers a stunning tropical experience with beautiful accommodations and impeccable service.

Secrets St. James Montego Bay:

An AAA Four Diamond adults-only resort renowned for gourmet dining, luxurious secluded accommodations, and the golden touch for a romantic stay.

What to Do & See in Jamaica

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With such beautiful beaches and resorts, nobody would blame you for wanting to spend your entire honeymoon napping in the sun and taking it easy. But for couples who like to dabble in a little adventure, there’s so much to explore! Ask your Flight Centre expert traveller how you can incorporate any of these experiences into your getaway.

1. Dunn’s River Falls

Perhaps the most popular day-trip in Jamaica, you’ll find Dunn’s River Falls in Ocho Rios. The massive terraced falls are perfect for climbing and taking fun pictures. Bring water shoes and ascend the falls with the help of a guide.

2. “Bobsledding” at Mystic Mountain

Not far from Dunn’s River Falls, you’ll find the 1,000-metre-long gravity-powered track that sends you careening down the mountainside in mini “bobsleds”- a nod to the first Jamaican bobsledding team of the 1988 winter Olympics.

3. Appleton Estate Rum Tour

Appleton Estate has been crafting fine Jamaican rum for 265 years and counting! Take a tour of their world-famous facilities in Nassau Valley, enjoy a couple of cocktails, and bring home a bottle to commemorate your first few days of married life. Cheers!

4. Blue Hole Mineral Spring

Dive into a turquoise 35-foot-deep mineral spring, thought to have rejuvenating properties. This hidden gem lies just outside of Negril in the town of Little Bay.

5. Luminous Lagoon

Also known as Glistening Waters, Luminous Lagoon in Falmouth is home to a mysterious natural phenomenon. Thanks to microscopic dinoflagellates, the waters literally glow a bright turquoise at night when disturbed by swimmers. It’s a remarkable sight to behold.

6. Bamboo Rafting

A short drive from Falmouth, you’ll find the Martha Brae River, where you can enjoy a quiet bamboo rafting experience. A far cry from white water rafting, this is Jamaica’s equivalent of a Venetian gondola ride, but with an island personality.

7. Dive to the Throne Room

Scuba dive through an opening in a reef wall to discover a beautiful underwater cave absolutely covered in colour and life. This mesmerizing Negril dive site is home to turtles, octopi, and even nurse sharks.

8. Swim with Horses

Half Moon resort’s equestrian centre offers horseback riding lessons and rides along the beach, as well as a unique Turf & Surf experience that allows guests to take a refreshing swim with their newfound four-legged friend.

9. Hike Blue Mountain

You might recognize this landmark’s name from the celebrated Blue Mountain coffee brand, and although Blue Mountain is a little out of the way, it’s a must-try for couples who enjoy staying fit and active together. Located about 2 hours from Kingston airport, this 7,402-foot-tall mountain makes for a rewarding challenge.

 

Ready to check off “book honeymoon” from your wedding to-do list? Get in touch with our Travel Experts today.  If Jamaica has you feeling inspired for a little more, you can get a free wedding quote from our Destination Wedding Specialists

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