Top Honeymoon Adventures in Jamaica

Jamaica is an island with a culture and personality all its own that lends itself to unique adventures. Jamaica also boasts amazing natural beauty. So a Jamaica honeymoon or romantic getaway affords couples the chance to delight in the grandeur of the island’s spectacular sights — beaches, rivers, rainforests, and mountains — while embarking upon memorable adventures. These are among the most popular adventures couples enjoy in Jamaica. By Cynthia Blair.

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    dunns river falls
    ••• Dunn's River Falls are a good place to cool off. Getty/Douglas Pearson /Roberth Harding.

    Dunn’s River Falls near Ocho Rios is one of the island’'s top attractions, making it a must on a Jamaica honeymoon. Part of the fun is climbing to the top of this spectacular formation that looks like a giant wedding cake, joining a human chain that’s led by a sure-footed guide. Yet some may find that the attraction’s recent modernization, which includes the addition of concrete sidewalks and touristy buildings, limits the opportunities for true adventures and makes the scenic spot more reminiscent of Disneyland than a natural wonder.

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    Northeast of Kingston, the Blue Mountains of Jamaica are notable for more than the world-famous Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee that’s grown there. These majestic green peaks, part of 195,000-acre John Crow Mountain National Park, are truly spectacular. Honeymoon couples and other romantics can explore them on foot, on bicycle, or by car, although tours are strongly recommended. Caffeine addicts will enjoy touring a Jamaica coffee plantation such as the Jablum Coffee Factory.
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    Four-acre Dolphin Cove in Ocho Rios is next to Dunn’s River Falls. The facility’s Jungle Trail is populated by exotic animals and tropical birds such as colorful macaws. But one of the highlights of any Jamaica honeymoon is the chance to swim with the dolphins, a 30-minute experience in which you can touch, kiss, and frolic with these lovable animals.
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    Couples on a Jamaica honeymoon have the chance to experience of the Caribbean's most unique adventures: a treetop canopy tour of the lush rainforest in Jamaica. On the Chukka Caribbean Adventures tour, for example, thrill-seekers venture into the dense Laughlands River Gorge, where they glide from platform to platform, high among the trees, via a system of harnesses and pulleys. The ride extends as far as 600 feet, and the 45-foot-high platforms offer unparalleled views of the dense and exotic vegetation of Jamaica.
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    This complex of limestone caves and tunnels near Discovery Bay in the Ocho Rios area of Jamaica has a rich history, since both pirates and runaway slaves used them as a hiding place. Today, visitors can stroll through the shadowy caves, viewing the stalagmites, the stalactites, and the primitive artwork left by the first Jamaica inhabitants, the Taino. Couples on a Jamaica honeymoon may especially enjoy ghostly Grotto Lake, which is underground and accessible only by boat, making it a great spot to cuddle.
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    Rio Grande Rafting Adventures in Jamaica

    A couple on a Jamaica honeymoon will find a rafting expedition on the Rio Grande — the longest river in Jamaica — a romantic experience. What could be more intimate than cruising along on a 30-foot raft that holds only one couple and a guide? While being propelled by a bamboo pole, the couple on this two-hour trip drift past banana plantations and through the “Tunnel of Love,” a limestone cave that’s a perfect setting to kiss.
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    Mayfield Falls in the Dolphin Head Mountains of Jamaica near Negril features 22 waterfalls, natural whirlpools, and several swimming holes for cooling off. Couples on a Jamaica honeymoon who want more challenging adventures can swim through an underwater cave or dive off cliffs. Visitors will encounter peacocks, colorful tropical flowers, and the lazy Mayfield River, shaded by a canopy of tall, leafy trees.
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    Montego Bay Marine Park, a 6,000-acre marine reserve, was recently created to protect the coral reefs of Jamaica. Nonetheless, couples on a Jamaica honeymoon can visit the park to go snorkeling or scuba diving. The park includes Bogue Lagoon, best viewed by canoe. Visitors can also go fishing, ride on a catamaran, or take a glass bottom boat tour.
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    No music lovers' Jamaica honeymoon would be complete without a visit to Nine Mile, Bob Marley’s childhood home in St. Ann. Marley is widely regarded as the king of reggae, and reggae fans will find inspiration in this music icon’s humble beginnings. The music legend, who died of cancer at age 36, is also buried here in Jamaica. True Marley aficionados can overnight at Marley Resort, where the legend used to vacation.

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    The Blue Lagoon near Port Antonio is easily Jamaica’s most romantic spot. In fact, it was used in filming the 1980 movie Blue Lagoon starring Brooke Shields. According to legend, the water, which reaches a depth of nearly 200 feet, has an aphrodisiac effect. While discovering whether or not that’s true, couples on Jamaica honeymoon adventures can swim in the warm waters, which change color from deep blue to luminescent green throughout the day.