Weddings & Honeymoons: Weddings at Hummingbird Hall, Jamaica

Jamaica’s seductive natural beauty has a way of bringing couples and romantics from all over the world to bask in the warmth of the island sun and make official their commitment to each other. From its tranquil oceanfronts, to its majestic waterfalls Jamaica is packed with settings simply ideal for a wedding even the angels would envy. Hummingbird Hall is one such gorgeous wedding venue nestled on Montego Bay’s Rose Hall Estate – the wonderland of weddings in Jamaica.

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Located just 15 minutes from Montego Bay’s Sangster International Airport, the land on which Hummingbird Hall sits once formed part of an extensive plantation owned by many, including the infamous Annie Palmer. These days, as the select White Witch and Cinnamon Hill golf courses, the Estate is now magically botanical garden, “Ocean Course” and the location of Hummingbird Hall. The venue is a 21st Century Jamaican Great House and its history is an extraordinary confluence of Jamaica’s colonial past and progressive future. Conceptualised by an internationally acclaimed novelist and her daughter; with its substantial pool deck, infinity pool, flowering garden, gazebo and international collection of art and artefacts – Hummingbird Hall really does have the air of a luxury tropical retreat of the well traveled.

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April 29, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Montego Bay, Weddings & Honeymoons | No comment

Event Update: The Jamaica Pegasus Wedding Extravaganza 2011

Wedding enthusiasts, service providers, photographers, videographers and lucky brides and grooms to be showed up in massive numbers to The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in the island’s capital, Kingston for its highly anticipated Annual Wedding Expo from March 12-13, 2011 in the hotel’s Grand Jamaican Suite.

( Photograph by Joel Finnigen )

The event, which gave patrons the opportunity to peruse a number of booths while collecting all the information necessary for planning a dream wedding in Jamaica, kicked off on Saturday March 12 with a real live Wedding Ceremony and featured musical renditions, a workshop/seminar, a video and photography competition, exclusive hair and fashion shows and lots of giveaways, prizes and surprises throughout.

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March 17, 2011 at 9:26 pm | Jamaica Events, Weddings & Honeymoons | 1 comment

Weddings & Honeymoons: Weddings at Tryall Club, Jamaica

Located just 30 minutes outside of Jamaica’s tourism capital Montego Bay, Tryall Club is a unique collection of one- to eight-bedroom villas in a private club setting that starts at the turquoise Caribbean Sea and continues into the Montego Bay hills. This exquisite property is one of the most exclusive gated villa resorts located among one of the world’s most beautiful golf courses.

( via Tryall Club )

The former sugar plantation consists of 2,200 acres of land, which had been owned by one family for over a century. It is an area of scenic beauty, fronting one and a half miles of sea, and having a wide variety of beautiful trees. Flint River, fed by springs from the mountains, runs through the plantation for some four miles. A majestic Great House and extraordinary villas overlook the velvety green fairways of the Tryall Club’s 18-hole championship golf course and a private sand beach that dissolves into blue soothing waters.

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March 17, 2011 at 7:44 pm | Weddings & Honeymoons, Where to Stay | 1 comment

Weddings & Honeymoons: Weddings at Shaw Park Botanical Gardens

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 and honeymoon. Often called the “garden parish”, St Ann overflows with colourful tropical flowers and lush greenery. There are several beautiful public gardens in and around Ocho Rios, the parish’s tourism capital which derives its name from “Las Chorreras”; the Spanish term for waterfalls.

( via Shaw Park Gardens )

A walk through these gardens reveals sculpted grounds with exotic plants, cool tropical rainforests brimming with countless species of ferns, up-close views of gushing waterfalls and rivers, and encounters with fish, birds and butterflies. High on the hills overlooking Ocho Rios, Shaw Park Gardens offers a breathtaking view of the seaside town surveying the azure waters of the Caribbean Sea, making it an ideal setting for a romantic Jamaican wedding.

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March 3, 2011 at 3:49 pm | Weddings & Honeymoons | 1 comment

Weddings & Honeymoons: The Half Moon Experience

The sights, sounds and flavours of a Jamaican wedding and honeymoon are as varied and vivid as the imagination. Our immaculate white sands, sparkling waterfalls and rivers, majestic mountains and multi-coloured gardens create magical settings in which to celebrate your special occasion. Nestled in our hills or on our beaches, we have a wide range of delightful accommodations that will nurture your romance, exceeding all your expectations.

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Many of our resorts are all-inclusive with packages that include your room, meals, drinks, activities and even the wedding ceremony itself. These charming accommodations give you the chance to have an ideal Jamaican wedding and honeymoon and best of all you can fashion everything to your dreams. Work closely with a local wedding co-ordinator to ensure the ceremony is what you have always envisioned. Limited only by the scope of your imagination and budget, the possibilities are endless.

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January 15, 2011 at 3:36 pm | Weddings & Honeymoons, Where to Stay | No comment

10 Reasons to Visit Jamaica Now: # 3 – Portland

Portland is without a doubt one of the most beautiful places in Jamaica. 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. The best thing about Portland is it eden-like state, the environment is relatively untouched by the commercial spoils of the more popular resort areas. With it’s rustic charm, waterfalls, and river rafting it is perfect for any nature lover and this is what makes it so alluring.


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Portland is noted for its fine beaches, such as Frenchman’s Cove, Boston Beach, Winifred’s Beach, San San Beach and Dragon Bay. The very famous Blue Mountains are also located in Portland as is the world famous Blue Lagoon, which is believed to be the crater of an extinct volcano. The lagoon is an almost landlocked cove with approximately 55m (180 ft) of absolutely invigorating water. Swimming, snorkeling and SCUBA diving in the Blue Lagoon are absolute must do’s, not to mention kayaking to Monkey Island, just a stones throw away.

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December 22, 2010 at 6:57 am | What to Do, Where to Visit | No comment

10 Reasons to Visit Jamaica Now: #9 – Where to Stay: Rockhouse Hotel, Negril

Located on the cliffs of Pristine Cove, two and a half miles west of Negril town on Negril’s West End Road, Rockhouse Hotel is paradise literally set in stone. The boutique resort is nestled amongst eight acres of tropical lush gardens, boasts a 60-foot cliff-top horizon pool and an award winning restaurant set on a balcony suspended directly over the water. Thatched roofed villas with private sun-bathing decks perch on the cliff’s edge, and throughout the property, ladders and stairs carved into the rock lead down to easy water access for swimming and snorkeling on the reef!


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An ideal location for snorkeling, weddings, honeymoons or just getting away from it all Rockhouse has earned it’s reputation as one of the top resorts in the Caribbean, let alone Jamaica. Overlooking some of the most hypnotic blue waters you’ll ever see it’s one of the best spots to see the sunset and it grows more popular every year. In 2010 it was nominated for three World Travel Awards including best Boutique Hotel in the Caribbean for the sixth consecutive year and is included in the January 2010 list of the “Top 20 Caribbean Resorts” by Travel + Leisure Magazine.

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December 16, 2010 at 9:31 am | Where to Stay | No comment

Weddings & Honeymoons: Weddings at Couples Sans Souci, Jamaica

Getting Married on a dazzling beach in Jamaica while basking in the golden rays of the sun as the sea breeze blows through your hair is an amazing once in a lifetime experience many dream of having. While some would opt for finding a location for their dream wedding all on their own a great many find the flexible wedding packages offered by Jamaica’s all-inclusive resorts to be less of a hassle and just as perfect. The Wedding Coordinators work with you to ensure everything is customized to your own personal desires while giving you the freedom to simply relax in the days leading up to the big day. Couples Sans Souci is one such resort.


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Nestled in stunning Ocho Rios, Couples Sans Souci emerges majestically from the cliffs of Jamaica’s emerald mountains and envelops you into a world where worries disappear and romance and seclusion prevails. At this exclusive couples-only resort you and yours can enjoy the luxurious facilities while every detail of your special day is taken care of by your experienced Wedding Coordinator. With a total of six wedding packages you can have a romantic wedding that is as unique as you are. You can go for an intimate barefoot wedding on the beach or a tropical garden setting, or choose to say your vows from beneath a gazebo atop a cliff while overlooking the azure Caribbean Sea. Every detail; from custom music, to signature menus, tropical flower bouquets, hairstyling, and guest accommodations will be taken care of by these experienced and eager- to- help professionals.

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December 4, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Weddings & Honeymoons | No comment

Where to Visit: Portland, Jamaica

Portland is without a doubt one of the most beautiful places in Jamaica. 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. The best thing about Portland is it eden-like state, the environment is relatively untouched by the commercial spoils of the more popular resort areas. With it’s rustic charm, waterfalls, and river rafting it is perfect for any nature lover and this is what makes it so alluring.


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Portland is noted for its fine beaches, such as Frenchman’s Cove, Boston Beach, Winifred’s Beach, San San Beach and Dragon Bay. The very famous Blue Mountains are also located in Portland as is the world famous Blue Lagoon, which is believed to be the crater of an extinct volcano. The lagoon is an almost landlocked cove with approximately 55m (180 ft) of absolutely invigorating water. Swimming, snorkeling and SCUBA diving in the Blue Lagoon are absolute must do’s, not to mention kayaking to Monkey Island, just a stones throw away.

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November 8, 2010 at 11:47 pm | Where to Visit | No comment

Where to Stay: Rockhouse Hotel, Negril

Located on the cliffs of Pristine Cove, two and a half miles west of Negril town on Negril’s West End Road, Rockhouse Hotel is paradise literally set in stone. The boutique resort is nestled amongst eight acres of tropical lush gardens, boasts a 60-foot cliff-top horizon pool and an award winning restaurant set on a balcony suspended directly over the water. Thatched roofed villas with private sun-bathing decks perch on the cliff’s edge, and throughout the property, ladders and stairs carved into the rock lead down to easy water access for swimming and snorkeling on the reef!


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An ideal location for snorkeling, weddings, honeymoons or just getting away from it all Rockhouse has earned it’s reputation as one of the top resorts in the Caribbean, let alone Jamaica. Overlooking some of the most hypnotic blue waters you’ll ever see it’s one of the best spots to see the sunset and it grows more popular every year. In 2010 it was nominated for three World Travel Awards including best Boutique Hotel in the Caribbean for the sixth consecutive year and is included in the January 2010 list of the “Top 20 Caribbean Resorts” by Travel + Leisure Magazine.

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November 4, 2010 at 2:04 am | Where to Stay | 1 comment

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