Known to be one of the most romantic getaways in the world Jamaica’s landscape is filled with stunning waterfalls, streams, rivers, forests, mountains and plains promising endless activities for couples to engage in. Whether you choose to visit Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, Negril, Portland or the South Coast the beauty of the island will take your breath away. If a picture perfect honeymoon is what you and your partner are looking for, Jamaica has it. Whether it’s romance, adventure, or both you desire on your honeymoon, you can find it here! To make it a little easier for you to find them here’s a list of 5 Top Jamaican Honeymoon Activities.
Rafting on The Blue Lagoon
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The Blue Lagoon near Port Antonio is easily Jamaica’s most romantic spot. So exotic in fact, it was used as a location in the filming of the 1980 movie Blue Lagoon starring Brooke Shields. According to legend, the water, which reaches a depth of nearly 200 feet, has an aphrodisiac effect. Famed for its intense blue and green colors, which range from azure to intense emerald and change as the sun moves over it throughout the day, lucky couples can choose to raft, swim, scuba dive, kayak or snorkel in the lagoon’s enchanting warm waters.
Another popular activity at Blue Lagoon Jamaica is taking a boat along the coast to nearby Monkey Island. Several tour companies in Port Antonio offer tours to Blue Lagoon. Independent travelers can park in the parking lot for the closed Blue Lagoon restaurant, an excellent eatery whose reopening is much awaited by tourists and locals alike.
Kayaking/Tubing down the White River
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Kayaking and River Tubing down the tranquil White River in Ocho Rios is another popular honeymoon activity. Experienced tubing guides will take you on a breathtaking three mile journey down the river. This river is not only known for its beauty but also as the dividing line between two of the most beautiful parishes in Jamaica, St. Mary & St. Ann. As you float along in tubes feel the changing pace and moods of the white river while passing through coconut plantations and bamboo groves along the river banks. Enjoy many challenging rapids and enchanting lagoons. At the end of the ride disembark unto the boardwalk at the Village of Flowers where tubers may relax at the Parrot Bar or browse some of Jamaica’s finer products at the gift shop, Island in the Sun.
If you’d rather a less laid back adventure then kayaking is the just the thing for you. Your river ride by kayak takes you along the White River starting at The Old Spanish Bridge built by Jamaica’s original European inhabitants in the seventeenth century. From here you paddle your way through cascading rapids and crystal clear pools under a canopy of lush tropical vegetation. Halfway through your journey comes the Arawak Gazebo nestled in the trees on the bank of the river. Here visitors may be seen wandering the grounds or swimming in one of the river’s largest pools as you float by. Then it’s down the river again through the breathtaking Flipping Rapids, the Spinning Rapids, the enchanting Blue Lagoon and the deep Ackee Hole Lagoon. Couples can arrange this adventure through Chukka Caribbean Adventures.
Rafting on the Martha Brae
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Rafting on the Martha Brae is Jamaica’s premier rafting attraction. A skilled raft captain on a 30-foot. bamboo raft takes visitors on a romantic adventure into the scenic and tranquil beauty of the island. This unique experience encompassing over three miles of beautiful and picturesque river should not be missed by any couple looking for the ultimate romantic experience in Jamaica. The river is located in Falmouth, Trelawny, and offers two main attractions—the thrill of bamboo rafting and the stunning Luminous Lagoon of Glistening Waters. The river is home to a rare phosphorescent microbe that lives in the shallow warm place where salt and freshwater meet. The constant flow of the river moves the microbes and causes them to glow. Often described as the best part of the trip however, is when the raft stops so riders can enjoy swimming in the shallow areas of the lagoon. At its deepest, the river is about eight feet, but is closer to five feet deep in most locations. Swimmers can relax and bathe in the warm, tropical environment and see the water glow around them.
Beach Horseback Ride
Equestrian couples can choose to experience the thrill of riding a beautiful horse through the countryside and down to a magnificent beach, where your dream of riding a horse into the sea becomes a reality. This horseback riding adventure provided by Hooves Ltd. in Ocho Rios takes you along the shoreline and then into the ocean! Your two hour long Heritage Beach trail tour takes you back in time to learn about Jamaica’s turbulent past, and combines history with fun, as you take a horseback ride through the waves. Your knowledgeable guide with give you a constant narration of the scenery and area, telling the story of Jamaica along the way. Horseback riding in paradise does not get any better than this it is truly an experience like no other! A history lesson and beach ride all in one. Specialty rides and private rides for experienced riders also available.
Glass Bottom Boat, Negril
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If your honeymoon plans lead you to the dazzling shores of Negril then taking a glass bottom boat trip out to the reef, going snorkeling or just cruising along the Beach or Cliffs is something you should definitely make a point of doing. There’s so much to see on Jamaica’s North Coast and the water is so clear you can see down to over 50 ft! Go snorkeling to the big reef one day and take a picnic to Booby Key on another day. Mike’s Glass Bottom Boat, one of the more popular tours is located on Negril’s 7-mile beach and services tourists from the cliffs to the sandy shores of Negril. Once you step onto the boat, you can sit back and embrace the beauty of Jamaica as you experience the exceptional service and scenery. They provide Glass Bottom Reef Tours, Snorkeling (Reef and/or Cliff), Sunset Cruises, Inland River Tours, Island Picnic Day Trips and Personal & Customized Tours. With so much romance in the air you may just want to plan your whole wedding in Jamaica!
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