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. It is for this very reason that the island
For couples looking for more than tropical beaches and luxury resorts, Jamaica’s sleepy South Coast is an ideal location for a laid back, semi-secluded romantic honeymoon getaway. Travelling on the magnetic South Coast, you’ll discover a treasure chest of coves and bays, where the Caribbean meets the island’s sandy and sometimes rocky shores. A mixture of dark and white-sand stretches, rocky coves, fishermen’s enclaves and secluded swimming spots, the South Coast’s shores promise a range of possibilities off the beaten path of Jamaica’s more popular North Coast.
There are many wonderful things to do in this region, everything from beautiful snorkeling, to boat rides up the Black River, bike rides through the gorgeous rural Jamaica and bird watching is on the list. However you may want to start your journey by finding a place to stay. Lined by a string of fishing villages and colourful roadside stands on the South Coast is a “treasure” of a beach. Treasure Beach in St. Elizabeth is definitely for those couples looking for that special kind of privacy outside of the regular resort areas. Six miles of black sand beaches, private coves, and rocky shorelines four public beaches well suited for swimming, snorkeling, and body-surfing.
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Jake’s Resort, in Treasure Beach is known to be one of the best places to stay in The Caribbean, let alone Jamaica. This beachfront property features a mosaically tiled sea-water swimming pool and a string of vividly designed colorful, thatch-roofed cottages along the cliffs. There are even irresistible honeymoon packages available that include sparkling wine, fruits & chocolates on arrival and even some aphrodisiac spa therapies as well! Once you’re all settled in with a place to stay for the night you might want to get out on the road to experience what the South Coast has to offer. Located east of Treasure Beach, the famous Lovers Leap has one of the most scenic vistas in Jamaica a sheer 1600-foot cliff overlooking the sea.
Jamaican folklore tells us that it was here that two slave lovers leaped to their deaths rather than be separated. Though the exact details of the legend are not known it is said that the two 18th century lovers Mizzy and Tunkey the 18th century were forced to make the decision after their master “Chardley” took a liking to the girl and, in a bid to have her for himself, he arranged for her lover to be sold to another estate. The pair fled to avoid being separated but were eventually chased to the edge of a large steep cliff. Rather than face being caught and separated, the pair chose to end their lives by jumping together off the 1700 feet sheer cliff into the sea below.
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Continue your romantic adventure with a trip to one of the most beautiful and pristine natural attractions in Jamaica, YS Falls. A nature-based attraction nestled in the foothills of the cockpit country of St. Elizabeth. Vacationers are invited to enjoy an intimate experience with a spectacular 7-tiered cascading waterfall surrounded by lush vegetation. A tractor drawn jitney takes you through a working thoroughbred horse and cattle farm to the hidden valley – home to the waterfalls. Famous for their jagged sky-high rocks with crystal clear torrents of water flowing over them for 120 feet.
Large pools at each level fed by underground and above ground springs allow for a refreshing swim and are accessed by stairs alongside the river. Your guide gives you the opportunity to then swim in the lakes, and picnic beside them on the expanse of fields nearby, where you can just sit back and enjoy the view. River tubing is also offered when river conditions permit, rides promise spectacular views and an overall jungle adventure. When it’s time for a delicious meal picture yourself eating the best and freshest lobster on earth at the Pelican Bar in the middle of the sea. Pelican Bar is about a 20-minute boat ride from the popular resort Jake’s and is a must see for anyone visiting Jamaica’s South Coast.
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