Jamaica is known for its postcard-perfect beaches, unique cuisine, and welcoming people. The vibe here is all right, mon -- and the sunrise greets you each morning with open arms. The island is perfect for all kinds of romance, whether you're an adrenaline junkie, dancing fool, or sophisticated foodie...the fun here is varied enough that there's lots to see and do regardless of your honeymoon style. Explore the jungle and raft down raging rivers, or just sip a cold Red Stripe while the sun goes down over the beach...the choice is entirely yours.
And with so many choices, it can be hard to narrow it all down to a list long enough for just one honeymoon! That's why we picked some of our ten favorite, most romantic activities for couples in Jamaica. Read on, and start planning your dream getaway together:
Sample the Delights of the Blue Mountains
Visit the Waterfalls
Jamaica is known for its refreshing and beautiful waterfalls. Dunn's River Falls is one of the most famous, but hidden gems like Mayfield Falls, Reach Falls, YS Falls and Somerset are just waiting to be discovered as well. To find them, you'll go on enchanting jungle hikes through the jaw-dropping island interior. Then swim, splash, flirt, explore, or have a picnic! Whatever you do once you're there, you haven't fully enjoyed Jamaica until you've visited her gorgeous waterfalls.
Cruise & Swim a Glowing Lagoon
Jamaica's glowing "Luminous Lagoon" is one of the most brilliant bioluminescent bodies of water in the world. Teeming with microorganisms that glow bight blue when they're disturbed, cruising along the water in a boat or kayak will make you feel like you've entered a surreally magical world. To book a night tour, contact Glistening Waters Jamaica. Their packages hook you up with dinner and a cocktail before your evening boat tour. Dressel Drivers and other providers have great cocktail and lagoon tours through the luminescence as well.
Ride a Bamboo Raft Together on the Martha Brae
Ride an iconic bamboo raft across the Martha Brae with the one you love, floating down the river while the intriguing flora and fauna pass by. Learn about local legends and healing indigenous herbs, go for a refreshing swim, or just relax and top off your rafting trip with a mellow picnic.
Have a Candlelit Dinner at The Caves All-Inclusive Negril
The Caves Negril provides a truly a magical dining experience. A private dinner for two tucked into an intimate candlelit cave will put hearts in your eyes. If you like being seen out and about, The Sands at the Caves Hotel is perfect for those marvelous ocean views, and is frequented by hip travelers and local trendsetters. The Sands is open to the public Wednesday and Saturday nights, but for other times, you'll have to book one of the hotel's romantic rooms or suites to experience it!
Embrace the Sunset -- and Each Other -- at Lover's Leap
Lover's Leap is known as one of the most romantic spots in Jamaica, and the views are gorgeous to match. Legend has it that a pair of enslaved lovers escaped their plantations, only to meet a dead end in the form of this enormous cliff. Rather than be enslaved and separated again, perhaps for good, the pair joined hands and jumped off the cliff. It is said that their love was so strong, however, that the moon rescued them with a magical net and whisked them to safety.
Today, the site is home to a lighthouse and fun restaurant serving great food and cocktails. It's the perfect place to make your own modern version of the story -- minus the jumping off the cliff part -- where you can enjoy the epic views of the jungle from 1,700 feet up. Just chill out with some cocktails, savor a delicious meal, and watch that Lover's Leap sunset paint the sky orange.
Kick Back at Doctor's Cave Beach Club
Find out why Doctor's Cave in Montego Bay is one of the most famous beaches in the Caribbean! Enjoy a cold drink at the bar or a bite at the ocean view restaurant, then kick back on golden sand or soak in the bright, calm turquoise waters. If you're feeling adventurous, rent a couple of snorkels and see what magic awaits discovery beneath the water's shimmering surface. The colorful coral here is part of the protected Montego Bay Marine Park, which is home to loads of local wildlife snorkelers love.
Experience the Culture Through Music & Dance
Whether it's a folk dance or a reggae concert, getting to know Jamaica through its world-famous music and dance is a cultural experience that sweeps you off your feet. Come closer to the island's wonderful people, and each other, by moving those hips and singing along at the top of your lungs!
Be Pampered Together at a Couple's Spa
Couple's spa treatments are the perfect way to be refreshed, relaxed, and healed with the one you love. Indulge in native herbal treatments and innovative massage by masseusses trained in multiple massage traditions. For the best spa deals in Jamaica, check out the island's loveliest hotels, resorts, and inns. Round Hill Hotel & Villas has a wonderful honeymoon package that includes couple's massage, and Jewel Dunn's River Resort has a world-class spa with a huge menu of treatments.
Take a Sunset Dinner Cruise
A romantic cruise at sunset is a Caribbean honeymoon dream come true. Experience authentic suisine overlooking the sea as the sun sinks to the horizon, splashing brilliant colors across the sky. Flirt, laugh, and toast to your love with some of the best views in Jamaica from the deck of a luxury cruiseliner.