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Weddings in Jamaica

Jamaica has long been a great destination for eloping, destination weddings and honeymoons. Why? In a word - beauty. The sunsets, the beaches, the pampering. It all adds up to one incredibly romantic destination. Although you may not want to leave your resort, there are a great deal of outdoor activities to keep the newly-married couple busy. For instance, those who have their weddings in Jamaica have some great adventures awaiting them, such as:

1. Swim with the Dolphins

Swimming with the dolphins is available at Dolphin Cove in Ocho Rios, next to Dunn’s River Falls. While there, check out the Jungle Trail, which is populated by exotic animals and tropical birds.

2. Swing among the Trees

Where else can you tour a rainforest above the trees but in Jamaica? On the Chukka Caribbean Adventures tour, you and your new husband or bride can glide among the trees from platform to platform by utilizing a system of harnesses and pulleys. A totally unique way to experience the rainforest.

3. Explore a Cave

Be sure to check out the limestone caves and tunnels near Discovery Bay, once used as hiding places by pirates. But, the big draw is the underground Grotto Lake, accessible by boat.

4. Visit the Blue Lagoon

Considered the most romantic spot in Jamaica, The Blue Lagoon is near Port Antonio, and, according to legend, has an aphrodisiac effect on those who swim there. Enough said.

5. Raft through the Tunnel of Love

What better way to celebrate your wedding than to take a rafting expedition on the Rio Grande — the longest river in Jamaica, where you, your loved one and a guide take a two-hour float, including passing through the “Tunnel of Love,” a limestone cave where kissing the bride is strongly encouraged.



For information on where you might want to stay for your elopement or wedding, we include this article by author Chris Morton.

Jamaica's All-Inclusive Resorts:
Leaders In Destination Weddings

Author: Chris Morton

Long before destination weddings were the rage, couples were quietly flying down to Jamaica for romantic beachside ceremonies. The all-inclusive resorts on the former British island have been catering to wedding - and honeymoon - couples for decades and have perfected the destination wedding to an art form. The island's resorts range from the casual to the elegant to the slightly risqué. Consider one of the following for your wedding or honeymoon:

Sandals Resorts

With seven resorts on Jamaica, guests of Sandals can enjoy the historic south shore of the island, active Montego Bay, or the casual atmosphere and seven-mile white sand beach at Negril. These couples-only resorts include everything: accommodations, all meals, premium drinks, golf, land and water sports, scuba, transportation to and from the airport, and all tips and taxes.

One of the innovators in destination weddings, Sandals offers a wide range of options for bridal couples and each couple is assisted by a designated wedding planner. The basic Sandals wedding package, which is free to couples staying seven nights or longer, includes a picturesque location for the ceremony, a marriage license and all of the necessary documentation, one 5"x7" wedding photograph, a wedding officiant, a wedding cake, a Champagne and hors d'oeuvres reception for four, flowers for the bride and groom, a gourmet honeymoon dinner, and breakfast in bed the morning after the wedding.

Additional features may be added, including music, additional flowers, and additional photography. Sandals also has an exclusive agreement with Preston Bailey, party planner to the stars, and offers three of his elegant coordinated wedding packages.

SuperClubs

SuperClubs operates a diverse collection of Jamaican resorts, each with their own emphasis and flavor. All resorts include accommodations, meals, drinks, land and water activities, scuba, tennis, golf, use of the fitness facility, transportation to and from the airport, and taxes all in one price.

SuperClubs has been hosting destination weddings for over 30 years and each of the company's resorts has onsite wedding planners to assist with all of the special details. SuperClubs also offers a free basic wedding package to couples staying at least three nights at one of their resorts. The basic package includes the marriage license, preparation of all the necessary documentation, minister fees, recorded music for the ceremony, witnesses if necessary, Champagne, a decorated wedding area, a wedding cake, flowers for the bride and groom, a candlelit dinner for the bride and groom, and breakfast in bed for the wedding couple on the morning after the wedding.

SuperClubs in Jamaica all have their own personality. These resorts include:

* The Grand Lido - The flagship of the SuperClubs brand, the Grand Lido Resort sits on 22 acres of tropical gardens at the edge of Negril's famous Seven-Mile Beach. The resort is a consistent award-winner and holds the AAA four-diamond distinction.

* Hedonism II - The somewhat risqué Hedonism II bills itself as a modern Garden of Eden. Among its many features, the relaxed and casual resort boasts two beaches - one of which is "clothing optional."

* Negril Beach Villa - This self-contained Spanish-style villa, located right on Negril's Seven Mile Beach, is ideal for housing the entire wedding party. The villa comes with its own cook, gardener, and butler to cater to your every need.

The lush tropical landscape and friendly people of Jamaica make the island an ideal honeymoon or wedding destination. Enjoy its many beaches, shopping for unique art and crafts, and the singular - and spicy - Jamaican cuisine.



About the author:
Chris Morton ran hotels and restaurants for 17 years - catering for 100's of weddings. His wife Sue is a wedding planner with 10 year's experience. Together they have established http://Honeymoons.TheWeddingWizards.com  to provide unbiased help for brides and grooms.














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