When dreaming of your ideal honeymoon destination, do you dream of blue oceans, sugary sands and swaying palms? Of endless sunshine, red-gold sunsets and a golden tan?
If the answer is yes, then all you have to do to make your dreams come true is hop on a plane to Jamaica! This stunning little firecracker of a Caribbean Island smack bang in the middle of the Caribbean Sea delivers paradise to those who seek it.
But Jamaica is a paradise with a difference. With a hint of Africa, this little island has soul…and rhythm come to that. Home of music legend, Bob Marley, in Jamaica you can reggae the nights away under a blazing full moon while sipping one of the finest rum cocktails the world has even known. Book flights to Kingston and revel in the laid-back but lively atmosphere of the island’s capital, scouring the noisy markets by day and drinking juice from coconuts as the sun sinks behind the Caribbean Sea.
There’s more to Jamaica than just beaches too. With the untamed beauty and spectacular landscapes of the Blue Mountains to hand, you can walk and trek into the hills and disappear from the rest of the world with the one you love. There are even stunning odges high in the steamy mountain jungle, where you can stay in the utmost privacy, and gaze wide-eyed at views that are simply magical.
The Dunn’s River Falls are another magnificent sight. Warm rippling pools and a waterfall that drops 600ft right onto a beach is one of the islands most special places. The most romantic spot, however, has to be Lover’s Leap. In the 17th century, the story goes that two young slaves fell in love but were told they could not marry and that the girl would be sold to another plantation as punishment. Unable to bear the thought of being separated forever, they leapt hand in hand to their deaths from this very place.
If strolling on a soft sandy beach ever becomes too much you can ingest some culture by visiting the beautiful old colonial plantation mansions and their surrounding gardens. Or perhaps some water sports would take your fancy? If so try your hand at scuba diving, surfing or catching yourself a big fish for supper.
With place names like Treasure Beach and Runaway Bay, you just know you’ve made the right choice. Wave the world goodbye; escape to Jamaica for a honeymoon to remember and fall in love all over again.