According to Tripsavvy, “the Caribbean is a popular luxury honeymoon destination,” and Jamaica’s landscape provides an ideal backdrop for couples and newlyweds looking to create romantic memories. With its jagged coastline of thick foliage that opens to breathtaking waterfalls and idyllic secluded beaches, the destination oozes romance, making it clear why the island is among the favorite honeymoon destinations and a recent recipient of the World’s Leading Wedding Destination by the World Travel Awards.
Whether cruise passengers are looking for a bit of adventure, seeking to explore nature or enjoy a tranquil moment with breathtaking vistas, below are a few iconic locations to experience while in port during a honeymoon cruise:
Martha Brae River (Montego Bay)
Chirping birds, rustling leaves in the wind and cascading waterfalls are just a few of nature’s serenading sounds to greet you while relaxing on a bamboo raft drifting along the serene tree-lined stretch of the Martha Brae River. The three-mile raft ride is piloted by a trained “Raft Captain” who will gently glide the raft upstream through the verdant Jamaica countryside.
Rockhouse Restaurant (Negril)
Celebrated as Negril’s premier fine-dining destination and one of the most renowned restaurants in Jamaica, Rockhouse Restaurant is perched on volcanic cliffs jutting above the brilliant waters of the appropriately named "Pristine Cove.” The restaurant features new Caribbean cuisine – a lighter, modern interpretation of classic Caribbean cooking incorporating local and tropical ingredients and flavors. The restaurant offers breathtaking panoramic views of blue ocean, soothing cool breezes and majestic sunsets.
Jamaica Inn’s Ocean Spa (Ocho Rios)
Jamaica Inn is an eight-acre property situated on a private cove with an offshore reef and a 700-foot private white sand beach. The property boasts an open-air oceanfront spa burrowed within the cliffs of Cutlass Bay. Replete with timeless elegance and relaxed luxury, the spa’s seductive setting is ideal for a pampering couples massage. Picture you and your partner enjoying the warm Caribbean breeze and blue skies set with the sound of waves crashing against the cliffs below for a relaxing and indulgent experience.
Reach Falls (Port Antonio)
Couples looking for a blend of adrenaline rush and tranquility, are sure to find it at Reach Falls. Situated on an exotic waterfall cascading down a rock face into an emerald river pool, a tour guide will aid you and your beloved for a hike up the falls. Expect dreamy scenes of lush greenery from the Montane Forrest and a refreshing pool beneath the cascading waterfall. Look out for a hidden cave behind one of the falls and sneak away for secret rendezvous.
Blue Mountains (Kingston)
The lush, mist-filled hills leading up to the Blue Mountains create a dreamy and majestic ambience. Elevated far above the rest of the island, couples can feel hidden away from the rest of the world, experiencing everything from a bike tour to some of the most delicious coffee in the world.