Jamaica is one of the Caribbean’s most sought-after islands and getting married here is a great way to have a wonderful trip, memorable wedding, and save a lot of money over a traditional wedding. Whether you dream of love by the sea or on the steps of a historic great house, the island has the perfect spot for you to celebrate your nuptials with a destination wedding.
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From its tranquil oceanfronts, to its majestic waterfalls Jamaica is packed with settings simply ideal for a wedding even the angels would envy. Located just five minutes from Dunn’s River Falls in Ocho Rios, the enchanting Mystic Mountain lets you see Ocho Rios from a different, more exhilarating vantage point by taking you on a tropical forest adventure tour 700 feet above sea level. Stellar views are the centerpiece of this establishment, which also makes it perfect to host private groups and functions. Fresh mountain air, verdant slopes and stunning ocean views create a mystical environment that lends well to the romance of a wedding day.
Jamaica is among the most romantic of the Caribbean islands and each year hundreds of lovebirds flock to its vast golden shores and breath-taking vistas to make their dream of a wedding in paradise come true. In addition to awe-inspiring natural scenery there are many resorts equipped with wedding planners and packages designed to cater to your every need. Strawberry Hill, a signature mountaintop oasis, offers an enchanting mix of rich Jamaican heritage balanced by healthy conscious living.
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Perched in the Blue Mountains, and located 3,100 feet above sea level, this unique boutique property houses a Living Spa, a Main House, and twelve handcrafted 19th century Georgian style cottages, including one bedrooms, studios and deluxe villas; each is carefully sited in a private tropical haven with magnificent mountainside and city views. Shout your love from the mountaintop in a summit ceremony. Towering above the horizon in this magical mountain range, you’ll feel on top of the world. This stylish retreat just outside of Kingston is a favourite for chic weddings and honeymoons infused with classic Caribbean charm.
Whether you dream of love by the sea or on the steps of a historic great house, Jamaica has the perfect spot for you to celebrate your nuptials with a destination wedding. From its tranquil oceanfronts, to its majestic waterfalls Jamaica is packed with settings simply ideal for a wedding even the angels would envy.
The island’s many resorts also offer an assortment of wedding packages, some with complete wedding coordination services and discounts for the bridal party. Hotel staff and professional planners can help you plan your special day to perfection. So you can let your imagination run wild in a place where fantasy and reality meet. If you’re not choosing to go the resort route one alternative is to plan your own Jamaican wedding. Rent a private villa, hire a local wedding planner, and plan your own wedding!
Jamaica is the most popular site in the Caribbean for weddings and it’s easy to see why. Jamaica’s beaches, waterfalls, mountains, and gardens provide dramatic backdrops for the perfect dream wedding. The island offers a wide variety of venues to accommodate any wedding desire, from a small and quiet ceremony to a large elaborate event – and everything in between.
The island’s many resorts also offer an assortment of wedding packages, some with complete wedding coordination services and discounts for the bridal party. Hotel staff and professional planners can help you plan your special day to perfection. So you can let your imagination run wild in a place where fantasy and reality meet! Choose a sunset ceremony on a sailboat bobbing on the blue, tropical waters off the coast of Negril, while the sun slowly drops below the ocean’s horizon, creating a truly romantic evening for your special day.
July 21, 2011 at 11:26 am | Weddings & Honeymoons | No comment
There’s no doubt about it, the perfect end to a day is witnessing a majestic sunset pulling down the curtains on a beautiful blue sky. Watching the sunset paint new colors across the sky and sea is a favourite pastime for many Jamaicans particularly when the suns rays are reflected on the surface of a tranquil ocean.
An experience both soothing and awe-inspiring, a Jamaican sunset is not to be missed while vacationing on the island. The spectacular tropical vistas and green flash at sunset set the stage for memorable starlight dinners so it’s a perfect activity for couples on their honeymoon. Or simply a moment of introspection on a deck or a balcony. There are many places to witness this phenomenon all across the island, however there are of course a few select spots that offer a better vantage point than others. Here is a list of 5unset in Jamaica:
For decades, Jamaica’s south coast has been the haunt of discerning travelers – wooed by its understated ambiance. It’s your turn to experience precious island treasures off the beaten track. From waterfalls to safaris, peppered shrimp to curried lobster, the South Coast is an eclectic retreat; complete with silver sands and the inviting Caribbean Sea.
Treasure Beach on the south coast is definitely for travelers looking for that “off the beaten” path privacy outside of the regular tourist resort areas. Six miles of black sand beaches, private coves, and rocky shorelines four public beaches well suited for swimming, snorkeling, and body-surfing. Jake’s in Treasure Beach is a boutique resort with personality and charisma. Known to be one of the best places to stay in The Caribbean, this beachfront property features a mosaically tiled sea-water swimming pool and a string of vividly designed colorful, thatch-roofed cottages along the cliffs.
In the 1800’s heyday of King Sugar, the Parish of Trelawny, Jamaica boasted almost one hundred plantations. For the architecture or heritage buff, the Parish and in particular it’s capital, the coastal town of Falmouth is a virtual goldmine. When sugar was king and the profits from the sweet gold made the fortunes of men, families and nations, Falmouth was considered to be the most cosmopolitan city in the western world, the “Paris of the Indies”.
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It was also home to a vast number of merchant shops and traders selling slaves, sugar, rum, fine furniture and logwood. Located just minutes outside of Falmouth, sitting back from the main road the Good Hope Great House was built around 1755 and is known for its high raftered ceilings and pinewood and wild orange floors. Good Hope Estate was formed through a land grant, given to Colonel Thomas Williams. The estate consists of one thousand acres, bordering the Martha Brae river. Colonel Williams was the grandson of one of the first settlers in the island after its conquest by the English. The estate later became the property of John Tharp who became the largest land and slave owner in Jamaica.
Port Antonio, on Jamaica’s eastern coast, is nestled between the Blue Mountains and the Caribbean Sea. Port Antonio has preserved its charm as a sleepy fishing village while still offering the comfort, variety and adventure of a vacation hideaway – with its bottomless lagoons, lush vegetation, crystal clear waters, beaches, mountains and beautiful red sunsets.
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Best of all, everywhere you go there are friendly people. Port Antonio is the authentic Jamaica where guests mix with locals – no need for fences here. The area is still, thankfully considered relatively virgin territory and Frenchman’s Cove is a perfectly secluded spot that will make you fall in love with the water instantly. One of the most beautiful beaches in The Caribbean, let alone Jamaica this white-sanded shore, set against a magnificent backdrop of exotic tropical gardens and crystal-clear mountain streams, is so idyllic; it’s no wonder it was featured in the major motion pictures Club Paradise and Treasure Island.
The parish of Portland on Jamaica’s east coast is without a doubt one of the most beautiful places on the island. With its stunning blue waters, romantic coves, remote white sand beaches, breathtaking panoramic views and some of the best food on the island Portland has long been a favourite getaway spot for everyone from celebrities to couples on their honeymoon and families on vacation. With it’s rustic charm, waterfalls, and river rafting it is perfect for any nature lover and this is part of its allure.
There’s no shortage of activities you can do while honeymooning in Portland. In addition to sailing, water-skiing, wind-surfing, sunbathing and swimming visitors may choose to take a bamboo raft tour, stopping off at a secluded beach along the way and all this can be done in just one day or over a number of days, the choice is yours. A picture-perfect display of nature’s finest works with dazzling walls of green mountainside slipping into crystalline waters. Port Antonio’s quiet charm casts a romantic spell that’s sure to enchant you.
The black cliffs, azure waters, breathtaking sunsets and mellow vibes of Jamaica’s “Capital of Casual”, Negril have been known to seduce everyone from the luxury seekers to the to the backpacking traveler. Negril’s casual, laid-back pace and natural beauty make it a favorite escape for locals and visitors alike and the ideal destination for newlyweds celebrating the first days of their new life together.
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Negril is an exceptional place where every day holds another surprise for you. The area features some of the best snorkeling, scuba diving, jet skiing and dolphin watching as well as hiking and horseback riding tours. Frequently flocked to by thrill-seekers and sun-worshippers alike, Negril’s Seven Mile Beach boasts turquoise, see-through waters hugging a coastline of rocky cliffs and white sands that seem to trail on forever. If you’re seeking a vacation experience heavily based on relaxation and uninterrupted hours of one on one time to enjoy the majestic beauty of the Utopian coastal environment then a day spent on this beach is ideal.