If you’re looking for a relaxed, chill vibe with friendly people, spicy food and great beaches, Montego Bay might be the destination for you. It’s the perfect place to decompress after the craziness of wedding planning.
There are many options when it comes to accommodations. The Jewel Grande Montego Bay Resort & Spa is one of the newest properties in the area. With a pristine beach, several pools and gorgeous views, you won’t want to come inside. But if you do make one exception for an indoor activity, head to the state-of-the-art Grande Spa. Try the Golden Quartz Sand Treatment, or a couples’ massage and you’ll feel your troubles melt away.
Another option is a private villa. These are more suited for larger groups, which makes it perfect for destination weddings. There are many private homes and Airbnbs available for rent. For the ultimate in luxury, try Flower Hill, which has an infinity pool with an incredible view of Montego Bay, room for 17 guests and a personal staff, including a chef.
And then there’s the dream to end all dreams: The over-the-water bungalows at Sandals Royal Carribbean. They are extremely secluded, located off Sandals’ private island, with security at the entrance to make you feel safe. Snorkel off your dock, order a cocktail to be delivered to your door, or have a chef make dinner right in your kitchen. And while it’s nice to be so secluded, rest assured that you will also have access to the main resort, which is a quick boat ride away. The bungalows are in high-demand so book early (at least 18 months in advance!).
For a few moments of quiet romance, escape to Martha Brae River (30 km from Montego Bay) for a rafting experience like no other. Board a 30-foot bamboo raft guided by one of the 85 expert raft captains, hold hands, take in the scenery and relax.
5 things to do in Jamaica
- Eat jerk chicken (or jerk fish) at every opportunity.
- Play 18 holes at one of the many golf courses.
- Take advantage of the clear blue water and go snorkeling or scuba diving.
- Listen to Bob Marley. Actually, you won’t have a choice; his songs are everywhere!
- Go horseback riding in the water at Half Moon Jamaica.