When you think about Jamaica, you likely want to sway to some tropical reggae beats, but make no mistake- this island has so much to offer. The tropical weather, beautiful beaches and delicious cuisine create a warm and welcoming environment for you and your significant other. There’s no shortage of activities and libations in Jamaica to celebrate the perfect honeymoon. Read on for why Jamaica should be the number one honeymoon destination on your list.

Where to Stay

All inclusive resorts make honeymooning an effortless experience. Enjoy an all inclusive Jamaican Honeymoon at Hilton Rose Hall with wine placed in hand upon arrival, a spa package, and a romantic dinner. Pick out the perfect suite and enjoy a romantic night in — then wake up to room service catered breakfast the next morning. Without ever having to leave the comfort of the hotel, you can enjoy all the amenities, play doubles with included tennis lessons or lounge poolside and enjoy a drink at the Swim in Bar. While you sit in a deluxe cabana sipping a handcrafted cocktail, look out onto the pristine white sandy beach, take in the Caribbean Sea and raise your glasses, because you’re truly in paradise.

Beaches

Jamaica is well known for its warm beaches and baby blue waters. Doctor’s Cave Beach is a highly rated private beach well equipped with chairs and umbrellas to rent or lounge under one of the many palm trees dotting the coastline. The exceptionally attended beach-side bathrooms are a nice touch for a comfortable experience. Continue your honeymoon celebrations with a delightful daiquiri served beachside from The Sand Bar, Doctor’s Cave Beach’s on-site restaurant and bar. From here, you can treat yourselves to an entire day in the sun with boat rides touring the shore of Montego Bay, or jump in the water to snorkel with all the Caribbean Sea’s native tropical fish.

Activities

Montego Bay can cater to every couples’ needs, whether you’re looking to lounge on the beach and relax or be more adventurous and explore all the activities the Jamaican coast has to offer.

Feel like you are walking straight into a romance novel and enjoy the shores on horseback. Horseback riding is an amazing way to experience the Jamaican beaches with your newlywed. Chukka Caribbean Adventures offers a ride and swim so you can trot along the shore and also immerse yourselves in the water. Don’t worry, these horses are well-trained and well-equipped to handle the Caribbean waters!

An experience you can’t miss while exploring Jamaica are the Dunn’s River Falls. Grab your water shoes and climb alongside this historic waterfall, or just relax in one of the area’s many natural pools. It’ll come as no surprise that Dunn’s River Falls are said to be the best among the many waterfalls in Jamaica, especially once you see these picture-perfect falls for yourself!

If a car tour isn‘t for you, take a guided bamboo raft tour down the Martha Brae River. Take a deep breath while you cruise through the river under lush green canopy overhead. Your tour guide can stop at any of the various river-side shops, where you can buy handcrafted goods or crack open a beer. This is a great way to get up close and learn more about all the indigenous plants of Jamaica.

If you’re really feeling adventurous and want to take your Jamaican tour to the next level, book a zip-line, tubing or ATV excursion. A bus will pick you up at the Hilton Rose Hall and take you deep into the flourishing jungles of Montego Bay, where you’ll fly through the Jamaican canopy on zip-line. Cool down while tubing down the Great River, and finish the day with an adrenaline kick atop ATVs.

Nightlife

Spice up your Jamaican honeymoon with a bioluminescent lagoon night cruise. A boat will pick you up from the resort and take you to the bioluminescent lagoon. The moonlit blue waters will create romantic memories neither of you will surely forget. Make sure to set your camera to night mode and take a beautifully blue tinted photograph!

If you’re looking to dance the night away, head over to the best stretch of bars in Jamaica. Spend the evening hours at Margaritaville, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville bar and restaurant, voted Best Nightlife in The Caribbean in 2017. This hip and friendly atmosphere could be a great way to make some new friends or just sit back and enjoy the Jammin’ Jambalaya.

Romantic Dinner

Jamaica is well known for its Caribbean cuisine and amazing array of culturally influenced flavors.

Enjoy a romantic dinner without ever leaving the resort at the Three Palms Restaurant. This restaurant creates an intimate fine dining experience that overlooks the sprawling golf course. Be sure to make a reservation and dress in your finest, and don’t forget to peruse the restaurant’s extensive wine list. While the menu rotates seasonally, the lamb and lobster are a crowd favorite!

If you’re looking for a traditional fine dining Caribbean experience, the Sugar Mill is a great choice. Soak up the romantic ambiance with outdoor seating under lantern-lit greenery. The dishes at Sugar Mill are exceptional, with artful presentation and delectable flavors. Several must tries include their jerk chicken rolls and Soloman’s Brochette.

For those who prefer a more laid-back dining experience, head over to Pier One, where the ocean views make for the perfect seaside meal. The dishes are reasonably priced and packed with flavor, and Pier One can be enjoyed for lunch or dinner. Enjoy one of the many fresh caught seafood dishes while you watch the cruise ships drift off into the bay.

While you dream up your perfect honeymoon, keep this in mind: Jamaica can cater to your every need. This island has enough to do that the adventurous couple will never bore, and those looking to relax can float from the ocean to the many lagoons and rest easy at the spa. Your honeymoon is for making memories that will last a lifetime, and what better place to spend it than Jamaica!

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