What is the follow up to a beautiful Caribbean island wedding with all of your friends and family? Well a quiet, intimate honeymoon, of course! And where better than the emerald greens of mountains and the brilliant blues of the Caribbean that can be found on Jamaica?
Whether you slip off to a secluded beach house, a villa on the mountains overlooking the sea, or a bed and breakfast with a pair of bicycles, Jamaica is made for lovers and honeymoons.
If you want laid-back luxury consider the Liberty Hill Great House Resort & Spa, a Historical House set on 25 acres of land, 1200 feet above sea level with spectacular view of both the mountain and the Caribbean Sea as well as the cities of St. Ann’s Bay and Drax Hall. The charmingly decorated and romantic rooms overlook the beautifully landscaped grounds covered in rich flowers and greenery. Book a spa treatment for two geared towards renewal and rejuvenation.
Couples Tower Isle in breathtaking Ocho Rios is tranquility and luxury mingled with fantastic service. Gourmet dinners fresh from the ocean, fantastic wine and elegant settings inside or beachfront are perfect for couples wanting a romantic dinner for two. Pools with quiet spots to relax, ocean views and sandy beaches with water toys appeal to everyone.
When you and your loved one are ready to venture out, consider going to visit the Blue Hole. Here, deep vivid blue water is hidden among lush vegetation and rushing waterfalls. A rope swing provides a great ride into the warm waters. Cliffs and shallow clear streams add to the natural beauty of this hidden gem.
The Negril Cliffs may look familiar. These cliffs have been featured in many movies as a sheer backdrop against a crashing sea. Standing on the edge and feeling the wind blow off of the Caribbean will leave you believing you are the only couple on earth.
Jamaican beaches under the moonlight will allow you to stroll hand-in-hand in perfect solitude. Winnifred Beach is lined with native trees, swings hanging from the branches, and cinnamon colored sand. A quiet spot for lovers to steal away and spend the day. There are opportunities all over Jamaica for scuba-diving, snorkeling and just lazing on a float with a great drink. Try the clear beautiful waters of Ocho Rios, where visitors can see clearly all the way to the bottom.
Spend the day exploring the history of Jamaica as you tour Good Hope Plantation. Here, the estate has been completely restored to its former glory as one of the largest slave-holding plantations on Jamaica. Explore the grounds by horseback, wandering through lush paths and stopping to visit stone outbuildings. Hike the many paths. Stand on the porches and view the mountains in the distance. Ride a horse-drawn carriage and feel a part of the history of this transformed plantation.
Explore the ancient churches. Visit the art museums. Lounge poolside and drink something coconutty. Dance under the stars along the water’s edge. Or just sit on your balcony and enjoy the music of tropical birds against an ocean symphony. Jamaica awaits your honeymoon visit.
Top photo: Jamaica – Couples Tower Isle Resort.