Honeymoon in jamaica

Honeymoon in Jamaica | The Honeymoon Guide

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OVERVIEW

Picture-perfect beaches, lush mountains, vibrant people and culture, unique music, delectable cuisine and a laid-back vibe. A honeymoon in Jamaica is the perfect fun-filled Caribbean adventure. In fact, it’s one of our favourites.

When visiting this cultural powerhouse, many couples who go on a honeymoon in Jamaica will head straight for the bustling all-inclusive resorts in Montego Bay or Ocho Rios.

These areas are wonderful, with lots of honeymoon hotels to choose from, including some special spots with overwater villas, but there is a lot more to this Caribbean nation than this!

While you should book in for a honeymoon treat at a luxury resort, Jamaica is one of the biggest islands in the Caribbean, so to truly experience the island, a tour is a must.

Hire a car or a hire a private driver and get exploring some of the most beautiful beaches and hidden coves on the island.

From Seven Mile Beach in Negril in the west to Frenchman’s Cove in Port Antonio in the east to Treasure Beach on the south coast, there’s a beach for every type of couple.

The clear, turquoise waters are perfect for swimming, snorkeling, and diving, while its soft, powdery sands are ideal for lounging in the sun. Book a private boat tour to explore the nearby coves, or simply relax on the beach with a book, a rum cocktail and each other.

Jamaica has a lush green interior with beautiful junglescapes and stunning cascading waterfalls throughout the island.

Take a catamaran cruise to Dunns River Falls, hike to Reach Falls, go horse riding into the Caribbean Sea and watch the sunset from Rick’s Cafe. Dive into the Irie Blue Hole and hike the UNESCO World Heritage Site Blue and John Crow Mountains.

Jamaica is a great destination for couples who enjoy adventure activities. There’s zip-lining through the rainforest, hiking to waterfalls, jungle river tubing and cliff jumping. Not to mention a host of your favourite water sports.

Plan a trip to the Luminous Lagoon in Falmouth, which is a glowing lagoon filled with beautiful blue bioluminescent microorganisms that light up the water at night.

Jamaica is also famous for its vibrant culture and nightlife. The island’s music, food, and traditions are unique. Kingston is the capital of Jamaica and the birthplace of reggae music.

Experience the abundant nightlife and dance halls. Learn about the Rastafarian culture. Visit the Bob Marley museum – you can explore his former home and his Tuff Gong recording studio.

Jamaica is one of the Caribbean’s best destinations for a foodie honeymoon, too. Whether it’s jerk chicken, ackee and codfish or goat curry, you’ll be in culinary heaven. Kick back with a Red Stripe beer.

Bring home some of Jamaica’s finest – Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee. Jamaica is also famous for its rum, which is distilled on the island using sugarcane and molasses. You can take a tour of the Appleton Estate, one of the island’s oldest and most famous rum distilleries.

Learn a little about Jamaica’s history at Rose Hall in Montego Bay. For literary fans and movie buffs, you can even stay where Ian Fleming wrote the James Bond novels at GoldenEye – we love this hotel.

Time your visit to coincide with Carnival for a kaleidoscope of colour and good times or find your inner dancehall queen/king at Reggae Sumfest, the biggest music festival on the island. Jamaica is one of the most enticing Caribbean islands.

Is Jamaica good for a honeymoon? Absolutely! A honeymoon in Jamaica is perfect for beach lovers, with culture, adventure, and some of the world’s best parties.


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where to tag on

You can combine Jamaica with another Caribbean island for an island hopping honeymoon adventure.

Fly to and from Kingston to a host of other Caribbean gems like AntiguaCubathe Dominican Republic, the Bahamas and Grand Cayman (to name a few).

You can easily combine a honeymoon in Jamaica with North America.

Whether it’s a city stop in New York, Toronto, Washington, Miami or Orlando, to name a few.

How about a romantic honeymoon road trip in the USA combined with a week on the beaches of Jamaica? Montego Bay airport has direct flights from many major American cities!


Best Time To Visit

Jamaica is a tropical destination that is warm all year round and experiences ‘rainy’ and ‘dry’ seasons.

The wettest months are from May to October when you can expect occasional heavy downpours.

During the rainy season, hurricanes can sometimes occur, particularly from August to October.

The best time to honeymoon in Jamaica is from November to April.


how long to stay

We recommend at least 10 nights for a honeymoon in Jamaica if you want to explore more of the country, although many couples looking for a beach honeymoon will stay 7 nights in a luxury all-inclusive resort.

The ideal duration of a honeymoon in Jamaica can vary depending on personal preferences and budget.

7 nights will allow you some time to recover from jet lag if necessary and have time for activities and relaxing.