Groove to the Rhythm of Jamaica on Your Honeymoon - NBC 6 South Florida

Chee-Onn Leong - stock.adobe.com

Feel the Island Vibe

Prepare for sensory overload—the good kind—as soon as you hop off the plane in Jamaica. At Negril’s world-famous Seven-Mile Beach, you’ll be welcomed with warm, white sand (miles of it, as the name suggests) and cool, turquoise waves. On the northern coast, you might find yourself soaking up the sun, and lively local spirit, on Doctor’s Cave Beach in Montego Bay. Or if your journey takes you to the Southern coast, perhaps you’ll discover the private coves and secluded swimming spots along Treasure Beach. And then there’s Frenchman’s Cove, Boston Bay Beach, Silver Sands; we could go on… Just make sure you’re well equipped with sunscreen—and maybe a rum punch or two.

A New Soundtrack

If you’re one of those people that tend to shy away from the dance floor, you’re in for a surprise. In Jamaica, the sounds of the island are simply infectious—with the enticing beats of ‘Mento’ and the jazz rhythms of ‘Ska,’ you won’t be able to resist getting up to groove. Fans of Jamaica’s most iconic sound—reggae—will be in heaven here, as the uplifting and inspiring music continues to dominate the airwaves of the island (you can also check out the Bob Marley museum in Kingston). Needless to say, there are enough tunes here to keep you feeling “all right.” And what’s more romantic than turning to your significant other and saying “May I have this dance?”

Brent Hofacker - stock.adobe.com

Taste the Flavors

Lucky for you, something’s always cooking in Jamaica. With delicious meats and treats at every corner, you’ll find the tastiest street food in the world here. Whether you try guava glazed roasted pork, fried plantains, or of course, Jerk Chicken, the seamless blend of flavors and spices will make you feel like every meal was carefully crafted just for you. Enjoy a romantic dinner at an award-winning restaurant, or maybe take a cooking class together and learn how to make the word-famous Jamaican Jerk sauce, made with cinnamon, garlic, pepper, nutmeg, and many other spices. The perfect combination of spicy and sweet—like your vacation in Jamaica.

20/20 Vision

If you’re hoping to see a more multi-dimensional view of Jamaica, there are plenty of experiences to help you get the full picture. Take your S.O. on a relaxing bamboo raft ride along Martha Brae River—become fully immersed in the natural wonders of the island and maybe even go for a swim to cool off. Embrace the rich history of the island at Port Royal and Emancipation Park in Kingston, find uniquely Jamaican art on the streets, or watch a traditional dance, complete with lively music and clothing. With so many experiences, Jamaica’s vibrant explosion of colors and culture will make your honeymoon unforgettable.

Every Hour is Happy Hour

You may have walked or Uber’d to a bar… but have you ever take a boat? That’s the only way to get to Pelican Bar! Since it’s located less than a mile from the shore, you can now say you’ve sipped a brew (maybe a Red Stripe, Jamaica’s classic beer) in the middle of the Caribbean Sea. If you’re a creature of the night, your options are endless, from Rick’s Café in Negril—the cliff top makes for stunning sunset views—to Rum Jungle in Montego Bay, with award winning live entertainment and ‘100 rums of the world.’ With reggae and dancehall beats all night long, you can literally dance the night away in Jamaica.