If you're considering a honeymoon to the Caribbean, then Jamaica could be the ideal destinantion for you. From food and drink to activities and entertainment, this article takes an in-depth look at the island and is a must read for all those considering a Jamaican honeymoon.
Vibrant and colourful Jamaica lies nested in the middle of the Caribbean Sea, to the south of Cuba, east of Mexico and west of Haiti. It's friendly locals, lively nightlife and beautful beaches make Jamaica a wonderful honeymoon destination.
Approx flight time to Jamaica from the UK
- 5 hours
Language spoken in Jamaica
English and Patois
Currency used in Jamaica
Best Time to Visit Jamaica
December to March are the most popular months - it's warm, but cooler than at other times of year. That said, Jamaica is a year round destination but note that the end of April into May, and the end of September into October are the rainy periods and those looking for a Jamaica honeymoon or Jamaica wedding may want to avoid these times of year.
Best Beaches in Jamaica
The beautiful Seven Mile beach at Negril, Doctor’s Cave Beach, Walter Fletcher Beach and Cornwall Beach in Montego Bay, Turtle Beach, Island Villages Beach and the beaches at Ocho Rios are some of the island’s best. Fisherman’s Beach in Falmouth is a quieter, but just as beautiful, alternative.
For Activity Lovers
Jamaica is a haven for honeymooners who like their sporting activities to take place in the sea. Surfing is particularly popular, but diving perhaps even more so. Scuba divers can swim down to the coral reefs below, explore underwater caves and even check out the wreck of the ship the ‘Kathryn’.
Back on dry land, Jamaica boasts some of the Caribbean’s most challenging golf courses whilst horse riding, caving, hiking and cycling are easily accessible. If angling is your thing, deep sea, seawater and freshwater fishing are all available in Jamaica.
Local Flavours of Jamaica
Jamaican cuisine takes on a spicy element, with many of the meals using chillies, ginger, pepper, soy sauce and pungent spices to get the taste-buds tingling. Fresh seafood is popular in Jamaica and Salt Fish (dried cod) is a national speciality. For the vegetarians among you, ‘rice and peas’ (which doesn’t actually use any peas at all – but kidney beans instead) is a tasty option, whilst for you carnivores out there curried goat and pepperpot soup (salt pork, salt beef, okra and Indian kale) are local favourites. World famous Jamaican rum, Red Stripe beer and Blue Mountain coffee are the island’s favourite tipples.