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Shake what your mama gave ya at Ricks Café or feel the rhythm of flowing waterfalls at Dunn’s River Falls. Jerk chicken, music festivals, coffee plantations and more. Jamaica is ready and waiting to tantalize your holiday taste buds.View all Jamaica hotels
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Looking for somewhere elegant to dine in the Montego Bay area? Then go to the Sugar Mill on the Golf Course at Half Moon, a RockResort, one of the top restaurants in Jamaica and rather special. Dress code is casual elegant and the setting romantic, especially the tables on the terrace. Also in Montego Bay there’s the original Scotchies Jerk Centre, popular with locals and visitors alike.
You’ll find some of the best jerk cuisine on the island at Scotchies, located in Ocho Rios - it’s very rustic, casual, and inexpensive.
The Vineyard at Coyaba Hotel, a member of the “Small Luxury Hotels of the World”, is also well worth a visit, the Chef is renowned and the open-air sophisticated restaurant is classically Caribbean. In a romantic setting next to the water in Negril try Catch a Falling Star restaurant for traditional dishes, the grilled conch and jerk trio are favourites.
Many of our hotels have water parks, supervised kids clubs and activities for teens such as at family-friendly Beaches Resorts found in Negril and Ocho Rios, and Sunset Resorts in Montego Bay and Ocho Rios. At the Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa, kids can float down a ‘lazy river’ or try one of many slides - it’s the largest water park in Jamaica.
Drift down the Martha Brae River on a guided bamboo raft for two, it’s a romantic way to spend an afternoon, or take a night boat ride to see the ocean phosphorescence and see your body glow when you swim in the luminous lagoon.
As well as ‘couples only’ hotels such as Sandals Resorts, Couples Resorts and Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay, you’ll find a variety of options to match the romantic in you. There’s Sunset at the Palms, an eco-friendly retreat with exquisite wooden cabins sat on sturdy stiles, or Round Hill from our HIP hotels, a lush former pineapple plantation where Jacqueline and JFK honeymooned.
Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort in Montego Bay has a private island where you'll find a romantic Thai restaurant. Lots of our hotels offer room upgrade choices that include suites with butler service and more romantic locations. Couples Negril has films on the beach by starlight.
Do you dream of getting married on a stretch of beautiful white sand beach? In Jamaica you can, so look no further. With beautiful beaches in Montego Bay and Ocho Rios, and a spectacular 7-mile beach at Negril you’ll be spoilt for choice. Other romantic wedding locations include gazebos overlooking the ocean, amongst tropical gardens surrounded by Caribbean flora, or alongside a palm-fringed beach as the sun sets. Take a look at our Jamaica Weddings.
For a honeymoon to cherish, take it in Jamaica and you’ll enjoy the best of the Caribbean... spectacular sunsets, palm fringed beaches, crystal clear waters, candlelit dinners under the stars, and evenings strolling hand in hand barefoot in the sand.
Take a look at our Jamaican hotels, we have great offers for weddings or honeymoons.
You’ve got to have contacts to know about The Pelican Bar on the southwest coast of Jamaica and a taxi driver to get you there. It’s a ramshackle cool bar built on stilts on a sandbar a few hundred yards out to sea, reachable by boat. It’s quite whacky, there are pictures of Bob Marley dotted around, and the Jamaica flag hangs from the driftwood rafters.
The best months to visit Jamaica are from December to April but the island enjoys consistently hot temperatures year round averaging out at about 8 blissful hours of sun daily. The popular tourist area along the north coast is much dryer than elsewhere, and sea breezes help to keep humidity down. The rainy season is from May to October, but the Blue Mountains get quite a bit throughout the year. There is a risk of a hurricane during the latter half of the rainy season.
There are plenty of adventure experiences in Jamaica including bungee trampolining, river tubing as well as rafting down Rio Bueno and ziplining through rainforest treetops. There are huge water slides to slither down and the Dunns River Falls to climb up. You can hire a mountain bike to hurtle down the Blue Mountains, and there’s even a wicked fast bobsled ride at Mystic Mountain.
The rolling hills, deep ravines, misty Blue Mountains, waterfalls and tranquil rainforests of the “real Jamaica” all beg to be explored. You can go horse riding on the beach, diving, fishing, mountain biking, river rafting, climb the spectacular cascading Dunn’s River Falls, swim with dolphins, and go ziplining through the rainforest canopy. Of course, if you prefer a slower pace, there are superb championship golf courses to play, fabulous beaches, boat rides, catamaran cruises, gardens, historic Great Houses and excellent shopping.
The beaches are a lure for many, especially Negril with its 7-mile white sand beach, lively Ocho Rios with its collection of beaches for sun-worshippers, and Montego Bay with its calm waters - great for families and water sports. The spirit of legendary Bob Marley and reggae music is ever-present in Jamaica, renowned for its strong musical culture, and Jamaican cuisine is a melting pot of flavours that reflect the different cultures that have influenced the island over the years.
Montego Bay is the liveliest part of Jamaica and known for its amazing beaches, but also its wealth of great shopping and numerous adventures. Treasure and Doctor’s Cave beaches offer plenty of white sand and warm tropical waters, while the buzzy ‘Hip Strip’ is home to the Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville bar and The HouseBoat Grill restaurant offering fusion seafood and incredible views.Back to top