Jamaica is the perfect place to spark romance and with so many options, the possibilities for creating spectacular memories are endless. So what might the perfect romantic five-day vacation in Jamaica look like? Let us help you plan the most memorable experience for you and your sweetheart with our list of the best romantic things to do in Jamaica.
Start off in Montego Bay. After a day of travel and hotel check-in, enjoy a relaxing evening on a houseboat serving up gourmet meals. Houseboat Grill is moored in the Montego Bay Fish Sanctuary and offers a unique and eclectic ambiance for an enchanting dining experience.
Then make your way to your hotel bar or out to Pier 1 or Margaritaville for a strong Jamaican cocktail and some groovy reggae tunes. Dance the night away under the stars with your loved one nestled in your arms.
Awake to the aroma of our bold Blue Mountain coffee and a full Jamaican breakfast spread whether at your hotel or at a Jamaican cafe such as Pelican Grill. On day two, you might want to head out and experience bamboo rafting on the Martha Brae River, where you’ll slowly meander through the breathtaking rainforest on rustic rafts with a storied and experienced guide.
Then, make a courtesy call to Annie Palmer, the White Witch of Rose Hall with a tour of the Rose Hall Great House. Do the night tour if you’re bravely keen to catch Annie gliding through the halls.
Laying out on the beach is always an option too. For a local vibe, visit Doctor’s Cave Beach in Montego Bay or make a trip to Long Bay Beach Park in Negril, about an hour-and-a-half drive away.
Go off for an adventure today to climb the famous Dunn’s River Falls in Ocho Rios, less than two hours away. Or perhaps visit Konoko Falls, also in Ocho Rios, or go a little further out to YS Falls in St. Elizabeth, both a little more secluded and off the beaten path. If you make it all the way out to YS Falls on the South Coast of Jamaica, about two hours away, then book a boat ride out to Pelican Bar for a cool icy Red Stripe Beer. It’s the coolest bar in the world.
Complete your South Coast trip with a stop at Lover’s Leap to hear the enduring story of the Jamaican Romeo and Juliet and take a few photos atop the jarring, but spectacular seaside cliff. Make sure to stop in Middle Quarters to grab a bite of pepper shrimp, famous street food from that side of town.
Book a spa date at your hotel for your return after a day of adventure. A couple’s massage is the perfect way to prepare for a candlelit dinner on the beach or a sunset sail on a catamaran cruise.
For the final leg of your romantic getaway in Jamaica, shift your homebase to Kingston where you can get a taste of the capital city. Immerse yourself in the culture of Jamaica with a visit to the Bob Marley Museum or the Institute of Jamaica in Kingston. Then take a food tour through the city or visit Port Royal for a slice of 17th-century history.
Finish the day with a few moves on the dancefloor at a street dance or a swanky Jamaican nightclub surrounded by the best DJs, dancers, vibe, and cocktails.
Indulge in a little shopping to take back a piece of Jamaica with you before heading out to catch your flight. There’s plenty of shopping in Kingston to grab authentic handcrafted clothing, jewelry, and souvenirs. There, you can also pick up things like Jamaican jerk sauce, marinades, pepper sauce, jams, jellies, dominoes, kitchenware, and lots of quirky Jamaican gift items.
Inside the duty-free shops in Kingston and Montego Bay, you will find fine jewelry, perfumes, accessories, and deluxe Jamaican alcohol.
Mix and match your Jamaican itinerary to suit your preferences as a couple. That may include more adventure days, more cultural experiences, or more days of fine dining and relaxation. Jamaica’s the perfect place to take your love to new heights as you fall deeper for each other in paradise.
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