Consistently finding itself among many top ten lists, Jamaica is a sought after honeymoon destination for several different reasons. From affordability to amazing waterfront and unique culture, this English-speaking getaway is multifaceted and has nearly every type of beach setting an island can offer. However, since it does have so many different areas to choose from, you may be wondering how to decide which part of the island is for you?
Since famous spots like Ocho Rios and Negril are nearly two hours away from each other by car, there is little chance of hopping from city to city unless you fancy bumpy car rides and jungle scenery. To help you decide which area suits your honeymoon style best, decide which popular destination sounds most like your dream vacation.
Montego Bay: For the Energetic Twosome with a Taste for Nightlife
Located on the north coast of Jamaica, Montego Bay is only nine minutes from Sangster International Airport. Aside from its excellent location, couples choose Montego Bay for its delectable cuisine, sparkling beaches, and festive atmosphere. Whether you choose to stay at the exclusive, yet affordable, Sandals Montego Bay or the high-end digs of The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, couples can split their time between catching golden rays on Doctor’s Cave Beach and sipping frothy concoctions along Montego’s social avenue the “Hip Strip.”
Try The Native restaurant or The Far Out Fish Hut but for getting groovy, Margaritaville is a Montego nightclub that has a tunnel-like slide which shoots brave souls into the Caribbean at all hours of the night. Tip? Avoid Montego during Spring Break if you don’t like the idea of sharing coveted beachfront with under-aged college kids who can’t hold their rum punch.
Negril: For the Traditional Honeymooner
Just because Negril may be for the more traditional honeymooner, does not mean that it is lacking in excitement; it just has smaller crowds and more intimate hotels. But the real draw of Negril lies in its biggest jewel, Seven Mile Beach. From cliff diving at the Negril Cliffs to dipping in The Blue Hole Mineral Spring, Negril has natural beauty to astound and a laid back vacation vibe to chill out even the most tightly wound post-wedding survivors.
Ocho Rios: For the High End Honeymoon Experience
This is the Jamaican honeymoon spot that couples choose who want to truly escape into a world of their own. Boasting the most luxe resorts on the whole island, Jamaica’s most popular tourist destinations like Dunn River Falls and Dolphin Cove are here, but it is anything but overrun. Quiet and relatively isolated, consider staying at the Couples Sans Souci (rated one of the most romantic resorts in Jamaica).
Regardless of where you stay, the bevy of all-inclusive resorts make Ocho Rios a breeze to budget for and a dream to enjoy as husband and wife.
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