With several stunning all-inclusive resorts, picture-perfect beaches and plenty of activities for couples and groups, it's no wonder Jamaica is one of the most popular Caribbean islands for destination weddings. Here, the Jamaica Tourist Board shares 10 planning ideas to help you create the ultimate Jamaica wedding itinerary for you and your guests.
Jamaica Wedding Tip #1
Give your guests welcome bags packed with authentic Jamaican products. Ask the wedding coordinator at your resort to help you put something together, or visit one of the island's many local craft markets or duty-free shops.
Photo Credit: Jamaica Tourist Board
Jamaica Wedding Tip #2
De-stress after a long flight with an organic spa experience. Rejuvenate with treatments infused with lemongrass and Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee.
Jamaica Wedding Tip #3
Welcome your loved ones with a themed cocktail party or rehearsal dinner on the beach, infused with Jamaica’s cultural elements. From flavorful jerk dishes to local rum cocktails and live Caribbean music, your last night before the big day will be unforgettable!
Photo Credit: Both images courtesy of Meg Baisden Photography / Featured: Moon Dance Cliffs Hotel, Negril
Jamaica Wedding Tip #4
Bond with guests over an adventure. You’ll be surprised how ziplining through a rainforest can bring family and friends together.
Photo Credit: Jamaica Tourist Board / Featured from Left to Right: Island Routes - Bamboo River Rafting Tour; Chukka Caribbean Adventures - River Kayak Safari Tour, Zipline Canopy Tour, Horseback Ride 'n' Swim Tour
Jamaica Wedding Tip #5
Get glowing for your wedding day! Grab a spot close to the water and relax while you sunbathe on any of Jamaica's pristine beaches.
Jamaica Wedding Tip #6
Spend some quality time alone before saying "I Do". A romantic private dinner tucked inside a limestone cliff on Jamaica’s western coast is sure to do the trick.
Jamaica Wedding Tip #7
Set up a cooking or cocktail-making lesson for your guests and have fun learning how to make local favorites. Eat, drink and be married!
Photo Credit: Two Sisters and a Meal / Featured Clockwise from Left: Suzanne and Michelle Rousseau of a popular Jamaica TV cooking show,Two Sisters and a Meal; Freshly sauteed tomatoes flavored with Scotch bonnet peppers made for a Scotchie arrabiata ravioli; Freshly baked plantain and goat cheese "croutons" with marmalade glaze.
Jamaica Wedding Tip #8
Discover more about Jamaica's fascinating heritage while making new memories with your guests! Tour one of the island's historic great houses set on a plantation, and stay for brunch or afternoon tea.
Jamaica Wedding Tip #9
Sail off into the sunset as you celebrate your marriage. Enjoy a post-wedding sunset catamaran ride with family and friends.
Jamaica Wedding Tip #10
Wake up to butler service on the first day of your honeymoon in a private villa or deluxe honeymoon suite. Even poolside, you are sure to be pampered with Jamaican hospitality!
Score more expert planning tips for your Jamaica wedding and honeymoon at visitjamaica.com