Discover the Many Moons of Jamaica – The Ultimate Guide to Your Perfect Honeymoon
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Discover the Many Moons of Jamaica – The Ultimate Guide to Your Perfect Honeymoon

Destinations | 9 minute read

When planning a honeymoon vacation in Jamaica, the endless possibilities for entertainment, accommodations, and dining allow for a fully-customized experience. From gazing out at the Caribbean beneath the shade of a palm tree in Ocho Rios to dancing the night away in Montego Bay, the perfect getaway is always waiting. And even in booking that getaway, the distinctive rhythm of Jamaica can be felt in whichever way suits you and your loved one (and even friends and family!). Here are just some types of honeymoons that can be effortlessly arranged in the Caribbean’s iconic paradise.


For those that see each day as an opportunity to experience something new, Jamaica is bursting with activities for thrill-seekers. The surrounding Caribbean and network of rivers and waterfalls provide the perfect setting for water lovers, who can rush down the Rio Bueno on a River Rapids Adventure or take a surfing class. YS Falls in St. Elizabeth is a sight to behold, and honeymooners will not want to miss out on seeing each of the seven magnificent waterfalls. In the rainforest near Ocho Rios is where you’ll find Mystic Mountain, which offers a 1000m long gravity-drive, the Rainforest SkyExplorer chairlift that provides a stunning view of the country from 700 feet, and an adrenaline-pumping zipline. And then there are the country’s mountains. In addition to hiking up the 7400-foot peak of Blue Mountains, there are numerous caves like Green Grotto Caves that provide the ideal surroundings for an adventure to remember.


It may sound hyperbolic, but beach lovers will agree upon arrival to Jamaica that the country is simply heaven on earth. The country’s 635 miles of coastline include some of the most beloved beaches on earth, including the world-famous Seven Mile Beach in Negril. Sure, the beach is actually five miles long, but the glorious ocean views seem to stretch to infinity and you have to appreciate Jamaicans’ sense of humor! Then there’s Treasure Beach in St. Elizabeth and Frenchman’s Cove Beach in Port Antonio, both of which are renowned for their beauty and surrounding amenities. Thanks to a variety of accommodations that range from all-inclusive resorts to beachfront villas, you never have to leave the matchless beauty of the Jamaican coast.


Honeymoons don’t just have to be reserved for post-wedding celebrations for couples! Whether you’re getting married and already have children, or simply want to celebrate the birth of your child, Jamaica has activities to please everyone. The country takes the stress out of planning a family vacation thanks to all-inclusive family resorts that bring all of the family fun to you. From adventure parks to animal tours in which children can see the exotic wildlife up close, planning a trip to remember couldn’t be easier…or more exciting!


If you’re thinking that Jamaica is too beautiful for simply enjoying as a couple, you should absolutely consider bringing along some close friends or other newlyweds! Boutique villas, private guesthouses, and all-inclusive resorts are all fantastic options for friends and family. During the day, couples will be able to enjoy any number of the exciting activities that the country has to offer, as well as the numerous shopping districts and craft markets. Golfing enthusiasts won’t be able to get enough of the ten available 18-hole courses, all of which feature stunning views of the Caribbean or surrounding nature. Once the sun sets, the island’s upbeat nightlife scene is perfect for couples who want to enjoy Jamaican music at the source along with expertly-crafted cocktails and delectable restaurants.


Combining an elopement with a honeymoon has been increasing in popularity in recent years for the simple reason that it provides the best of both worlds. Couples can get married just 24 hours after arrival with minimal paperwork, making Jamaica an incredibly popular destination for elopements. Resorts throughout the island are equipped with all of the amenities needed to combine an elopement ceremony with a honeymoon, ensuring that your dream getaway can be arranged with ease.


Why wait until after the wedding ceremony to celebrate beginning a new chapter together? Deciding to spend your life with your loved one is worthy of a trip to Jamaica while you’re still planning your wedding! Whether you’re looking to unwind from wedding planning stress with a beach getaway, or let out some pent-up energy on an exciting, adventure-filled excursion, Jamaica has it all. All-inclusive resorts often feature private, candlelit dinners on the beach for a romantic experience that you’ll savor for a lifetime. And the mesmerizing beach sunset is the perfect backdrop for some wedding photos!


With affordable options in any price range, your honeymoon in JAMAICA can be booked on any budget. One of the best ways to accomplish this is with a tinymoon, in which a couple shortens their stay or chooses multiple destinations throughout the year instead of one singular honeymoon. All-inclusive resorts are an excellent choice for sticking to a budget as everything is included in a single price. Or choose a cozy private accommodation at an apartment, villa, or guesthouse. Since flying to and from the island is quick and easy with Sangster International Airport and Norman Manley International Airport, a quick stay is always an option.


Want to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life and simply unplug? Jamaica has you covered. Boutique hotels and inns provide the perfect setting for a secluded vacation away from it all, and breathing in the fresh air at fantastic natural spots like YS Falls and the Blue Mountains will help you instantly unwind. Be sure to consider the South Coast, a secluded paradise that is considered “Jamaica’s Best Kept Secret.”