An internationally-renowned honeymoon destination with some of the most beautiful sights that the Caribbean has to offer, JAMAICA also has plenty of options for lovebirds that haven’t popped the question. From its highest peaks to its most enchanting underwater locations, the island’s rich variety of scenic locations, luxury resorts, and acclaimed restaurants offer limitless possibilities for your once-in-a-lifetime moment. Here are some of our favorite JAMAICA proposal ideas!
10 Out-of-This-World Ways to Propose in Jamaica
A Candlelit Proposal Within The Caves
As a natural wonder, all-inclusive luxury beach resort, and acclaimed restaurant all wrapped into one, The Caves provides the perfect ambiance for a memorable proposal. You can book a private dinner for two within the caves and enjoy a lavish five-course meal amid gently streaming candles and innumerable punk bougainvillea petals strewn about. As the meal comes to a close and you are both looking at the shimmering Caribbean through the cave’s openings, the mood couldn’t be more perfect for love!
On A Pristine Sandals Resort Beach
The bright white sands at any one of Sandals‘ six Jamaican resorts offer romantic bliss beyond your wildest fantasies. As the sun begins to disappear on the horizon and the gentle Caribbean waves are lapping along the shoreline, simply place one knee in the sand and let the natural backdrop create the mood for you. For confident couples, Sandals offers a free wedding ceremony with any stay of three nights or longer, providing an idyllic and surprisingly affordable elopement in tropical paradise.
While Rafting on the Martha Brae
One of the most beloved activities in JAMAICA is drifting for several miles down the peaceful Martha Brae aboard a 30-foot bamboo raft. As your raft captain expertly steers you through lush canopies of tropical plants, you can get ready for the perfect moment! In addition to being an exceedingly qualified and experienced captain, your host can help make the moment one-of-a-kind by pointing out the most romantic spots along the way and helping distract your loved one before the big reveal.
Aboard A Private Catamaran
Imagine floating on the gentle Caribbean aboard a luxury catamaran. Now picture your loved one is by your side, you have a cool rum punch in hand, the sky is illuminated with a full palette of beautiful colors at sunset, and there’s no one aboard but you two and the crew. Don’t just dream it…book it! Private catamarans can be reserved at any number of locations throughout JAMAICA, and the combination of privacy and jaw-dropping natural beauty are the ingredients to a flawless proposal.
In Front of Blue Hole's Stunning Waterfall
You can’t go wrong with a proposal at Blue Hole as natural beauty abounds everywhere you look. From the enchanting waterfall to the seemingly-bottomless turquoise waters, the hidden destination is the epitome of romance. There’s even the Secret Falls, commonly known as Gully Falls, that can be accessed by a 10-minute hike alongside the river. As you and your sweetheart take in the impressive views at this Ocho Rios favorite, it won’t take long to find the ideal spot to drop to one knee.
Atop Blue Mountains Peak
The highest point in JAMAICA is 7400 feet above sea level at the peak of Blue Mountains. You simply can’t ask for a better view than sweeping views of the country’s incredible rolling hills and the endless Caribbean. Add in more than 200 species of birds and 800 species of plants for a natural oasis that is second to none. For adventurous couples, the hike to the peak is a bonding experience in its own right, and when you’re ready to celebrate your successful hike at the summit, what could be better than celebrating something even more spectacular?
A Sunset Proposal at a Romantic Restaurant
Jamaica is well known for its plethora of romantic dining options, and combining any one of them with a proposal is a phenomenal idea. Favorites like The Houseboat Grill in Montego Bay and Rockhouse Restaurant in Negril offer vast ocean views, delectable dining by candlelight, and unimpeded views of the island’s famous sunset. You can even consider planning the proposal ahead of time with staff to have the ring placed in a glass of champagne or atop a scrumptious Jamaican rum cake!
Overlooking Lovers' Leap
The aptly titled Lovers’ Leap on JAMAICA’s southern coast offers one of the most awe-inspiring views anywhere in the country. The picturesque destination is perched 1700 feet above the sea and includes the highest lighthouse in the Western Hemisphere. If the setting wasn’t enough for a heavenly proposal, the location also features an acclaimed restaurant, Jake’s, with live music to celebrate afterward. Plus, Jake’s is home to cozy oceanfront bungalows and private villas to elevate the proposal into a romantic vacation neither one of you will ever forget.
With the Help of Your Villa Butler
Luxury all-inclusives across JAMAICA – including all six Sandals properties and Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall – offer suites with attentive butler service. In addition to being among the most spectacular accommodations on the island, butler suites typically include 24/7 room service and innumerable other pleasures for romance. When it’s time to pop the question, engaging the services of your butler can help remove all the worry and stress from the momentous moment. From rose petals on the bed to chocolate-dipped strawberries and champagne next to your private Jacuzzi, there are endless options for an intimate proposal.
An Underwater Proposal
We’ve covered nine different ways to propose above the water, but for truly adventurous couples, a proposal while snorkeling will be a moment you’ll cherish forever. From Montego Bay to Negril, JAMAICA has many of the most pristine snorkeling spots in the Caribbean, if not the world. As your sweetheart is mesmerized by the endless array of sea turtles, stingrays, and tropical fish swimming around, all you’ll need is a tap on the shoulder and the ring ready for a proposal that is more fantasy than reality. You won’t even need to remember the tissues!