Whether you dream of romance by the sea or on the steps of a historic great house, Jamaica has the perfect spot for you to celebrate your love with a destination wedding. From its tranquil oceanfronts, to its majestic waterfalls the island is packed with settings simply ideal for a wedding even the angels would envy.
Infuse your adventurous nature into your nuptials with a wedding on the falls at Dunn’s River Falls in Ocho Rios. One of Jamaica’s most celebrated national treasures Dunn’s River Falls is as well known as reggae and equally stimulating. There are few places where the Arawak name “Xayamaca” – land of rivers and springs – is more apt. The Spaniards called the area “Las Chorreras”, meaning “the waterfalls” or “springs” and it is truly one of the most beautiful spots on the island.
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.
Jamaica’s South Coast is a destination well known for its untouched beauty and natural wonders. Complete with charming fishing villages, miles of untamed beaches, excellent food, magnificent panoramic views over deep blue sea, wooded valleys and old plantations (to name a few) this rustic piece of paradise has immense appeal.
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Nestled within a secluded valley on the less traveled South Coast, YS Falls is one of the most beautiful and pristine natural attractions in Jamaica. On this nature-based attraction located on a working cattle and horse farm vacationers are invited to enjoy an intimate experience with a spectacular 7-tiered cascading waterfall surrounded by lush vegetation, exciting canopy rides which carreen you down the alley high above the falls, river tube rides and spectactular views. A tractor drawn jitney takes you through a working thoroughbred horse and cattle farm to the hidden valley – home to the waterfalls.
There’s more to Jamaica than just scrumptious food, stunning beaches and vibrant nightlife. The island is bejeweled with fascinating hidden gems and natural wonders suited for anyone looking for an off the beaten path adrenaline rush. From exciting hikes through mysterious landscapes to heart-stopping dives into dark caves and deep waters, get ready for a thrill ride in Jamaica.
Throw caution to the wind and launch yourself into the warm, blue Caribbean Sea. While the food is to die for and a stunning view of the sunset, without a doubt the main attraction at Rick’s Cafe is the cliff jumping displays. You can either watch the professional cliff jumping displays or participate yourself if you’re feeling the daredevil spirit. Countless visitors and locals have jumped or dived from the cliff and into the crystalline water below. The highest platform jump is 35 feet and ensures the thrill of a lifetime, though some choose to jump from even higher points from tree limbs. Catapult your body from breathtaking heights into the cool embrace of the Caribbean.
There’s more to Jamaica than just scrumptious food, stunning beaches and vibrant nightlife. The island is bejeweled with fascinating hidden gems and natural wonders suited for anyone looking for an off the beaten path adrenaline rush or simply a tranquil day amongst seductive scenery. Numerous navigable rivers and exhilarating waterfalls offer a number of exciting opportunities for activities and adventures. To help you decide which ones to visit here’s a list of 5 Must See Rivers and Waterfalls in Jamaica:
Dunn’s River Falls in Ocho Rios is one of Jamaica’s most celebrated national treasures. It is hands down the island’s most frequented waterfall and one of most popular attractions in the Caribbean. This 600-foot majestic waterfall, known as “the Niagara of Jamaica” sees thousands of visitors from around the world each year climbing the limestone rock formation as water cascades past them and splashes into the ocean below. A truly outstanding treasure for everyone from the adventurous tourist to the more cautious individuals and an experience the whole family can truly enjoy together.
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.
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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.
March 3, 2011 at 3:49 pm | Weddings & Honeymoons | 1 comment
Jamaican waterfalls are some of the most beautiful in all the Caribbean. Because Jamaica is so mountainous you will find waterfalls all over the island. Located in the Dolphin Head Mountains in Glenbrook just a scenic 1-hour drive away from “the capital of casual” Negril, Mayfield Falls is one of the most unspoiled and tranquil areas in Jamaica, truly a hidden eco-tourist treasure.
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Situated on five-acres of lush tropical terrain, Mayfield Falls offers two sparkling waterfalls and twenty one mineral water pools, providing total refreshment and complete relaxation. It is an ideal location for day tours, nature walks, company retreats, weddings, meditation, special events, and school tours. Be one with nature as you spend a whole day in the mountains, playing under waterfalls, swimming in natural pools and jacuzzis, and relaxing under bamboo trees as the charming riverbed runs through farming country in a magnificent valley surrounded by serrated peaks.